Administrative Center (PAC)
Graham 2:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Event audience: Adult
“Truck: A Love Story” by Michael Perry. The tale of a man struggling to grow his own garden, fix his old pickup andresurrect a love life permanently impaired by Neil Diamond. In the process, he sets his hair on fire, is attacked by wild turkeys and proposes marriage to a woman in New Orleans.
South Hill 7:00 PM
“Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff” by Rosemary Mahoney. Traveling solo in a rowboat down the Nile shefaced crocodiles, river currents, hairraising encounters and cultural misunderstandings, as well as lessons in human nature.
Steilacoom 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Bring your lunch and discuss “A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table” by Molly Wizenberg. After the death of her father, Seattleite Wizenberg went to Paris, where she had traveled with her father years ago. There she discovered her true passion—cooking. “A Homemade Life” recounts a life with the kitchen at its center.
Parkland Spanaway 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This month we will discuss “33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners” by Jonathan Franklin. Award-winning journalist Franklin chronicles the harrowing account of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 14 weeks. Get a copy at the Help Desk.
University Place 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon book talk and tea. See Kristine in the library or email email@example.com for more information.
Bonney Lake 2:00 PM
See Bonney Lake Help Desk for topics.
Fife 6:30 PM
“The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje. The author of “The English Patient” spins the story of an 11-year-old boy traveling from Sri Lanka to England on a ship in the 1950s. He and two other boys tumble from one adventure to another, discovering the worlds of jazz, women and literature with their eccentric fellow passengers.
Buckley 6:30 PM
Everyone’s welcome to this free book discussion group. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Two books will be discussed this month:
“Montana 1948” by Larry Watson. The events of a cataclysmic summer permanently alter 12-year-old David’s understanding of his family. He learns that sometimes one has to choose between family loyalty and justice.
“The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt. A darkly comic, outrageously inventive novel that offers an off-center view of the Wild, Wild West. The story chronicles the misadventures of two hired guns.
Key Center 11:00 AM
“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. This book won the National Book Award for fiction. On the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota, a boy on the cusp of manhood seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that forever transforms his family. Ask for a copy at the Help Desk.
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