Writers Reading

Diary Disclosure

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

At Diary Disclosure, adults read from the funny, sweet, and otherwise amusing writings of their adolescence. Each edition of Diary Disclosure benefits an organization that serves youth. Proceeds from May's event will go toward youth involvement at Olympia Zine Fest!

Thursday, May 5
Obsidian, 414 4th Ave. E
7pm doors, 8pm show, $7 suggested donation, 21+

Ned Hayes - Author Visit

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join us at the library, where Pacific Northwest author Ned Hayes will join us on his first book tour stop for
the new novel "The Eagle Tree," the story of an Olympia boy obsessed by climate
change, fighting to save an old growth tree. This program will occur after
regular library hours and no other library services will be available.  All library programs are free and open to the public.

"Before the Wind" - a book release event with Jim Lynch

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Local author Jim Lynch will present his new book, a grand saga of a sailing-obsessed family. He is the author of "The Highest Tide," "Border Songs" and "Truth Like the Sun." Books will be available for sale.

Tumwater May-hem Comic and Game Fest

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Drop by the Tumwater Timberland Library to get free comic books, play games, make personalized superhero insignia necklaces, and other super-hero related activities! Enter a family cosplay contest to win super-cool prizes from local comic and game stores. Ask at the library’s information desk for a schedule of events or for more information. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501. 

Phone: 360-943-7790. 

Intercity Transit route 12/13. 

Orca Books Reading: Maggie Kast presents her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land"

Sat, 03/19/2016 - 3:00pm

Maggie Kast will read from from her new novel, "A Free, Unsullied Land.""

Nineteen-year-old Henriette Greenberg takes her first steps away from an abusive home on the dance floor of a Chicago jazz dive in prohibition-era Chicago and is enraptured by this new music. Struggling to escape a mother who doesn’t like girls and a father who likes young women all too well, she submerges herself in bad sex and political action. She meets and falls in love with Dilly Brannigan, a graduate student in anthropology. Ignoring his warnings, she travels to Scottsboro, Alabama, to protest the unfair conviction of nine young black men accused of rape. A powerful funeral ritual gives her hope of re-writing her family story but tempts her to violate an Apache taboo, endangering her life, her love, and her longed-for escape from home.

Maggie is also the author of "The Crack Between the Worlds: A Dancer's Memoir of Loss, Faith, and Family".

Event date: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

Event address: 
509 E 4th Ave

Olympia, WA 98501

Author Visit - J.A. Jance - Clawback

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

All library progams are free and open to the public.  Feel free to call the library with any questions.  360-352-0595.

Erick Lyle - Streetopia

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Come join us at the library, where Erick Lyle will discuss his new book about the art exhibition, Streetopia, a
massive anti-gentrification art fair that in 2012 brought together over a
hundred artists, writers, and activists with residents of San Francisco's
Tenderloin to consider utopian aspiration for the city and organize opposition
to official city plans to redevelop the last of San Francisco's low-income
neighborhoods into a "Dot Com Corridor." This program is sponsored by the
Friends of the Olympia Library.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Feel free to call the library with questions.  360-352-0595.

Author Visit: "The EvoAngel" by Ellen King Rice

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join us at the Olympia Library, where Ellen King Rice will visit to discuss her new book "The EvoAngel". 

"The EvoAngel" is an environmental thriller set in the Pacific Northwest. The story features epigenetic effects of fungi and explores how our bodies might react to environmental changes by using existing DNA in new ways. Ellen Rice is a biologist and writer from Olympia, WA.  She is interested in environmental factors that can trigger changes in gene expression. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other services will be available.

Biblioball 2015: History Hop

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

BiblioBall 2016: History Hop — Come dressed as historical literary characters, people from history, in clothing from a historical era, or in your finest formal wear! There will be a fashion show so people can show off their fashionable creations.

Local artist Mimi Williams will create an original block print for people to color in and use as an ornament to keep or give as a gift, the original print will be raffled off to a lucky BiblioBall attendee!

Hot Club Sandwich will be the musical entertainment for the evening!

This year we are offering a special craft just for adults who attend: Literary Cameo Votive Candleholders

Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. In November, Corey will read "The Last Question" by Isaac Asimov and "A Guide to Virtual Death" by J.G. Ballard. Bring your lunch or your knitting, but most importantly, bring your imagination.

This free event takes place from 12:10-12:50 PM at the Olympia Timberland Library.

313 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501

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