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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Caveboy Crush by Beth Ferry.

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper.

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Holiday Storytime With Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

Hey kids! Join us for special appearances by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and stick around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TM and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. All rights reserved.)

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David Guterson

Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home. For novelist David Guterson, it is also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives, and his new narrative poem, Turn Around Time (Mountaineers), explores this idea through a lyrical journey along a trail, much like those in Washington’s mountain ranges he hiked while growing up.

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Defenders of the Faith: The Heavy Metal Photography of Peter Beste

The religious ferocity of heavy metal fandom is one of the most fervent in the history of subculture. The display of this fervor has been channeled and distilled throughout time into one sacred object: the battle vest. Often referred to as the Kutten (German for monk’s robe), the battle vest serves a multitude of purposes: as a musical CV, a badge of authenticity, a creative practice of identity, and a fashion statement. Photographer Peter Beste’s Defenders of the Faith (Sacred Bones) documents the timeless and universal concept of fandom through the elevation of the battle vest.

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Black women and Black nonbinary people are invited to join us every second Thursday of the month for the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club. This month we’re reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.

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Lise Funderburg With Sallie Tisdale, Kate Carroll de Gutes & Mat Johnson

It happens to us all: we think we’ve settled into an identity, a self, and then out of nowhere and with great force, the traces of our parents appear to us, in us – in mirrors, in gestures, in reaction and reactivity, at weddings and funerals, and in troubled thoughts that crouch in dark corners of our minds. In Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (University of Nebraska), edited by Lise Funderburg, 25 writers deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today – and how it shifts their relationship to that parent (sometimes posthumously) and to their sense of self. Funderburg will be joined in conversation by contributors Sallie Tisdale, Kate Carroll de Gutes,…

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Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World

From social theorist and psychotherapist Michael Lerner comes a strategy for a new socialism built on love, kindness, and compassion. Revolutionary Love (University of California) proposes a method to replace what Lerner terms the “capitalist globalization of selfishness” with a globalization of generosity, prophetic empathy, and environmental sanity. Lerner details how a civilization infused with love could put an end to global poverty, homelessness, and hunger, while democratizing the economy, shifting to a 28-hour work week, and saving the life-support system of Earth.

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Jeff VanderMeer in Conversation With Omar El Akkad

A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. A giant leviathan of a fish, centuries old, who hides a secret, remembering a past that may not be its own. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against an all-powerful corporation. Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts (MCD/FSG) presents a City with no name of its own, where in the shadow of the all-powerful Company, lives human and otherwise converge in terrifying and miraculous ways. At stake: the fate of the future, the fate of Earth – all the Earths. VanderMeer will be joined in conversation…

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Joy of Cooking

In the nearly 90 years since Irma S. Rombauer self-published the first 3,000 copies of Joy of Cooking in 1931, it has become the kitchen bible, with more than 20 million copies in print. The new 2019 edition of Joy of Cooking (Scribner) has been thoroughly revised and expanded by Irma’s great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. Becker and Scott developed more than 600 new recipes for this edition, tested and tweaked thousands of classic recipes, and updated every section of every chapter to reflect the latest ingredients and techniques available to today’s home cooks.

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