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Portland! Come see me tonight in Fort Vancouver with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Seattle & Anaheim!

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night's book tour event with Richard Kadrey at Berkeley Arts and Letters; I'm in the final stretch of the tour now, with , (Clark Community College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA 98663) just across the river from Portland, OR. Thursday, I'm at the Seattle Public Library and I'm spending the weekend at Wondercon in Anaheim. Hope you can make it! (Image: Mike Westphal)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, News, Events, Portland, Pdx, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Anaheim, Fort Vancouver, Richard Kadrey, Wondercon, Clark Community College, Radicalized, Berkeley Arts, Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver WA


Soon, people all across Seattle will be reading this graphic novel. Meet its creator, Thi Bui.

Author/cartoonist Thi Bui’s bestselling illustrated memoir “The Best We Could Do," about her family’s immigration from Vietnam, is Seattle Public Library's 2019 Seattle Reads selection. Bui will be in Seattle April 13-16 to participate in a number of Seattle Reads events. , tells the story of her family: her grandparents’ and parents’ life in French-held Vietnam, the devastation brought about by the war and the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and her family’s harrowing escape by boat to M...
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Malaysia, Vietnam, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, South Vietnam, Bui, Seattle Reads, Thi Bui


San Francisco! Come see me and Richard Kadrey in Berkeley on Monday with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Portland/Ft Vancouver, Seattle & Anaheim!

I've had a fabulous weekend at Chicago's C2E2 festival as part of my Radicalized book-tour, and now I'm heading to San Francisco for an appearance on Monday night at Berkeley Arts & Letters at 7:30PM with Richard Kadrey. Then it's on to at Ft Vancouver (outside of Portland, OR), and then the Seattle Public Library and finally a weekend of events at Wondercon in Anaheim. Come on out! (Image: Nikola Danaylov, CC-BY-SA)
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, Berkeley, Seattle Public Library, Anaheim, Portland OR, Richard Kadrey, Wondercon, Nikola Danaylov, Radicalized, Portland Ft Vancouver Seattle amp


Book bonanza at Friends of Seattle Public Library sale

There are bargains galore at the annual Friends of Seattle Public Library book sale, where there are more than 150,000 items. The sale of mainly books, along with vinyl albums, CD’s, DVDs and more continues Sunday from 11-4 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Tags: News, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Friends of Seattle Public Library


Rant & Rave: Seattle Public Library deals with snow

Readers rant about snow on Federal Building sidewalk, rave about Seattle Public Library snow policies
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Seattle Public Library, Federal Building


Rant & Rave: Bravo for the Seattle Public Library’s programs

Readers rave about voting, tolerance, trees, mobility carts, Swedish First Hill, personal notes and calls, SPL, Washington Trails Association; rant about rudeness, airport parking, online reviews
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Seattle Public Library, First Hill, SPL Washington Trails Association


Where to see author readings in Seattle

Seattle is famously a bookish town (it’s all those gray, rainy days, perfect for stay-at-home reading), and every week brings visiting authors. But while plenty of big literary names make their way through Town Hall, Elliott Bay Book Co. and the Seattle Public Library, other book events abound in your own backyard.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Town Hall Elliott Bay Book Co


Rant & Rave: Thanks, Seattle Public Library, for adding more Wi-Fi devices for people to borrow

Readers rant about drones in parks, driver speeding through crosswalk, vaccine exemptions, careless driver; rave about helpful airline passengers, SDOT crew, giving up seat on transit for pregnant woman, SPL Wi-Fi
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Seattle Public Library


Summer Reading Programs 2018 – National & Western Washington Programs

We are back this year with a roundup of the Summer Reading programs that are happening around the country as well as in the Pacific Northwest. We are providing the list of summer reading programs for the Puget Sound area. You can find the list of Oregon Summer Reading programs at Frugal Living NW. Summer reading incentive programs are a great way to keep kids motivated, stay on track with the skills they learned throughout the year & foster that love of reading they’ll carry to adulthood. If yo...
Tags: Pinterest, Entertainment, Summer, Seattle, Pacific, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Public Library, Northwest, Mark, Washington Oregon, Bellingham, Pierce County, Barnes Noble, Thrifty NW, Pierce County Library


UNESCO City of Literature

I can't think of a better city than Seattle as the very first UNESCO City of Literature. The unique and massive Seattle Public Library itself an icon of literature stands as a visible reminder of this city's great literary reputation. They say the long
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Unesco City of Literature


Summer Book Bingo is back! Relax and read for a chance to win prizes

If you want to have a little more fun with your summer reading this season, consider playing Summer Book Bingo, presented by Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle Public Library


Summer reading 2018: Fill out this Book Bingo card

Diving into some books this summer? Keep track on this Summer Book Bingo card, presented by Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle Public Library


Yaa Gyasi on the 7-year journey of writing ‘Homegoing,’ this year’s Seattle Reads pick

Yaa Gyasi's "Homegoing" is this year's selection for Seattle Reads, a Seattle Public Library program celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Gyasi will be in Seattle May 16-17 for several Seattle Reads community events.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Gyasi, Seattle Reads, Yaa Gyasi


Staycation Seattle – Things To Do In Seattle (& Greater Seattle)!

Staycation Seattle – 100+ Things To Do! Looking for budget friendly vacation ideas for the Pacific Northwest this year?  With the high cost of airfare you might want to consider taking a “Staycation” in Seattle (or a mini vacation in Seattle if you live within driving distance)! Seattle, the “Emerald City”, offers many things to do and explore beyond the well known Space Needle. We have compiled a huge list of things to do in Seattle  that are budget friendly. You can also check out these Dis...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Summer, America, Bank Of America, Portland, Starbucks, Seattle, Ada, Light Rail, Trips, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Chinatown, Seattle Public Library, Northwest


Save money in Seattle

Seattle is an expensive city , but there are ways to save money if you are on a budget. There are enough free and low-cost attractions to fill a vacation if you know where to go. I like to substitute expensive attractions with lower cost options for a similar experience. Public transit is a bargain and farmers’ markets are a bounty of local foods at reasonable prices. Snag a low-cost picnic lunch at Pike’s Place Market (85 Pike Street). Established in 1907, Pike’s Place Market is where to go ...
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Tacoma, South, Seattle Public Library, All, Visit Seattle, Bruce, Bremerton, Lenin, Bainbridge Island, Pike, Pierce Transit, Space Needle, Volunteer Park, Lake View Cemetery


Watch live: The Seattle Times sold-out discussion of youth homelessness at Seattle Public Library

There are nearly 40,000 homeless students identified in Washington state last school year, a number that has doubled since the 2008-09 school year. Watch live as a panel of experts discusses how our region's homelessness crisis impacts the lives of our youngest residents.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Times, Project Homeless


Get wise to fake news

Fake-news headlines fool American adults about 75 percent of the time. The Seattle Public Library — and The Seattle Times — are trying to end that.
Tags: News, Editorials, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Times


Washington State Book Award Finalists Announced

We always pay attention to the Washington State Book Awards, organized by The Washington Center for the Book. Authors who were born in the state of Washington and/or have lived here for at least three years are eligible. The winners will be announced at a celebration on Saturday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Central Library in downtown Seattle. The event is free and open to all. Listed below are the nominees in a few selected categories (links go to the Seattle Public Library page) Here is a lin...
Tags: Books, News, Washington, Awards, Lists, Iceland, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Solace, Central Library, Lindy West, Whittaker, Shawn Vestal, Steve Olson, Literature + Fiction, Chris Schluep


Seattle in Libraries and Bookshops

Seattle was the first stop of my West Coast trip, and the place where I stayed the longest. I was very lucky: in a notoriously rainy city, I got blue cloudless skies for all but one day, and also the warmest Memorial Day Weekend in over forty years. I got to see and do a lot: I hiked on Mount Rainer, had amazing food, wandered around Capitol Hill and took photos of the many protest posters and stickers, visit Ballard and Freemont, climbed many hills with stunning views of the city, walked alon...
Tags: Books, UK, La, US, Portland, Capitol Hill, West Coast, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Joan, Seattle Public Library, Powell, Ballard, Lena, Ophelia, Adrienne Rich


Need help with your summer reading bingo? We can help

The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Summer Reading Bingo program is going on now; arts critic Moira Macdonald shares how she’s tackling some of those tough categories.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle Public Library, Moira Macdonald, Seattle Arts Lectures


Summer Reading Programs 2017 – National & Western Washington Programs

We are back this year with a roundup of the Summer Reading programs that are happening around the country as well as in the Pacific Northwest. We are providing the list of summer reading programs for the Puget Sound area. You can find the list of Oregon Summer Reading programs at Frugal Living NW. Summer reading incentive programs are a great way to keep kids motivated, stay on track with the skills they learned throughout the year & foster that love of reading they’ll carry to adulthood. If yo...
Tags: Pinterest, Entertainment, Summer, Seattle, Pacific, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Seattle Public Library, Northwest, Mark, Washington Oregon, Bellingham, Pierce County, Barnes Noble, Thrifty NW, Pierce County Library


Transgender man files complaint against Seattle library over private restroom

Posted in News“A transgender man filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights on Monday afternoon against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to allow him to use the only private restroom in its downtown building, which is reserved for families.After Ryan “Comet” Alley refused to stop filming his encounter this past Wednesday with a library security officer, he was asked to leave. When he didn’t, the officer banned him from the library for three days. Alley posted the video to ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Transgender, Seattle, Seattle Public Library, Alley, Ryan, Seattle Times, Seattle Office for Civil Rights


Transgender man files complaint against Seattle library over private restroom

Can the Seattle Public Library exclude a transgender man from a family bathroom because he doesn’t have a child with him? He filed a civil-rights complaint Monday.
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Northwest, Puget Sound


Transgender man to file complaint against library over private restroom

Can the Seattle Public Library exclude a transgender man from a family bathroom because he doesn’t have a child with him? He planned to file a civil-rights complaint Monday.
Tags: News, Marijuana, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Puget Sound


Washington State Library joins forces with the Seattle Public Library to promote reading and literacy statewide through Center for the book

Posted in News“The Washington State Library has joined forces with The Seattle Public Library to lead the work of the Washington Center for the Book. The Seattle Public Library was designated as the home for the Washington State Center for the Book by the U.S. Library of Congress back in 1989. The mission of the Washington Center of the Book is to promote Washington’s literary heritage and the importance of books, reading, literacy and libraries.” (via Between the Lines) Leave a Comment
Tags: News, Washington, Seattle Public Library, U S Library of Congress, Washington State Library, Washington Center, News The, Washington State Center, Center of the Book


The future of libraries: Talking tech with Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner

Posted in News“When most people think of their public library, technological innovation isn’t exactly top of mind.  Seattle’s City Librarian Marcellus Turner is working to change that. Seattle Public Library has an array of tech initiatives underway, including its portable WiFi hotspots and a new website, which is scheduled to launch at the end of the year — one of the insights Turner shares in this conversation.” (via GeekWire) Leave a Comment
Tags: News, Seattle, Turner, Seattle Public Library, Seattle City, Marcellus Turner


Big book sale, big crowds benefit Seattle Public Library

About 100,000 items are for sale at the annual Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale, which continues Sunday in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Tags: Photography, News, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall


Big book sale benefits Seattle Public Library

About 100,000 items are for sale at the annual Friends of the Seattle Public Library book sale, which continues Sunday in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Tags: Photography, News, Local News, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall


The Absolute Top Ten Best Things to Do in Seattle (The City of the Century)

Prior to moving to Seattle in 1996, I'd lived in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and had traveled to many of the major cities of the world. By comparison, Seattle seemed beautiful, but small, provincial, and a little isolated...a pre-teen of a city. Cities From The Air # 13 A photo posted by Didrik Johnck (@deetrak) on Dec 6, 2016 at 5:45am PST But, somehow, in the intervening years, Seattle grew up, came of age, blossomed to full flower. What make...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington, China, Africa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Jimi Hendrix, Alaska, New York Times, Paul Allen, Italy, Warren Beatty, Frank Gehry, Starbucks


Harriet Bullitt donates Edward Curtis’ ‘North American Indian’ volumes to the Seattle Public Library

Philanthropist Harriet Bullitt has made a major donation to the Seattle Public Library – she’s giving the library her copies of photographer Edward Curtis’ landmark collection of photographs on the North American Indian. According to the library’s announcement, “The North American Indian” is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, […]
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle Public Library, Edward Curtis