Writers Reading

Caught in the Net: An Afternoon of Fisher Poetry

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm

Local poet Patrick Dixon lived and drift-gillnetted for salmon in Alaska for 20 years. He has written about those experiences for 20 more. His poems have been published frequently online, in anthologies, magazines and journals.

Author Visit: American Junkie by Tom Hansen

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

In American Junkie, Tom Hansen takes us non-stop into a land of desperate addicts, failed punk bands, and brushes with sad fame, selling drugs during the Seattle grunge years. It's a story that maps his heroin addiction, from the promise of a young life to the prison of a mattress, from budding musician to broken down junkie, drowning in syringes and cigarette butts, shooting heroin into wounds the size of softballs, and ultimately, a ride to a hospital for a six-month stay and a painful self-discovery that cuts down to the bone. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other services will be available.

The Jail Letters Project with Sam Miller and Mary Soehnlen

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

The Jail Letters Project is a multimedia presentation that explores family experiences before, during, and after incarceration. The presentation uses actual correspondence written between Sam Miller and his mother Mary Soehnlen while he was incarcerated in 2003. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

NaNoWriMo Write-In

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Start that novel! We’ll provide a quiet space, tea and snacks. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.


Author Visit: Nancy Pearl - George and Lizzie

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

From "America's librarian" and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl, comes "George and Lizzie," an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. Nancy Pearl has worked as a librarian and a bookseller for more than three decades, is regularly featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and appears weekly on Seattle Public Radio. This event is cosponsored by Browsers Bookshop.

Tropical Immersion: A Year in Costa Rica and Beyond

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Ethan Rogol will read from his book "Tropical Immersion," a wry, personal story which is part travelogue, part cultural primer, part memoir, part romance and a treatise on being present, wherever one is. Rogol has taught Spanish and worked as a Spanish interpreter and translator for 20 years. He has lived intermittently in Costa Rica and Olympia, Washington for 27 years and has immersed himself in Costa Rican culture.

Summer Reading Party

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate all of the reading you did this summer! We'll have cake, crafts, games, balloon animals, and a dunk tank. Program paid for by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Jordan Abel reads at Evergreen

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

From today's inbox:

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from BC. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University where his research concentrates on the intersection between Digital Humanities and Indigenous Literary Studies. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of InjunUn/inhabited, and The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award).

11:30 to 1:00 in Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College.

Free Comic Book Day

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Drop by the Tumwater Timberland Library to get free comic books, play games, and do other super-hero related activities! Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13. Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Children’s books such as "Curious George" and "Goodnight Moon" are often beloved by children, sparking their imaginations and providing warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults, helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about society from a fresh perspective. In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids’ books and suggesting how we adults might also learn new lessons about navigating our complicated world.  This event is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

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