Writers Reading

Erick Lyle - Streetopia

Event: 
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

Event: 
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

Event: 
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

Event: 
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

Author Tony Angell talks about his book "The House of Owls"

Event: 
Sat, 11/21/2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Come join us at the library for an evening with wildlife artist and naturalist Tony Angell, who will be discussing his new book, "The House of Owls".  Angell provides a fascinating overview of the lives of owls, as well as an appreciation of their amazing impact on human culture and thought.

Orca Books Reading: Ryan Boudinot presents "The Octopus Rises"

Event: 
Sat, 11/14/2015 - 3:00pm

A FREE author reading at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Novelist and erstwhile Orca bookseller Ryan Boudinot returns to Olympia to read from his new story collection, "The Octopus Rises." Bouncing between experimental fiction, absurdist farce, paranoid futurism, and stinging satire, Boudinot's funny, inventive prose lays bare the hopes and anxieties of our age. From a heartbreaking and pitch­perfect account of the end of Bert and Ernie's relationship to a story about lovelorn robots looking for a chop­shop owner who's willing to look the other way in a world where robot sex is illegal, Boudinot's prose crackles with acerbic wit. Some other stories in the book: a Miyazaki­esque story about an entire town that shares the same heart; “Chopsticks”, in which the protaganist's cat who develops a hard drug problem; “An Essay and a Story about Mötley Crüe ” (wish­fulfillment disguised as memoir); “I Used to Be a Plastic Bottle” ; and “The Guy Who Kept Meeting Himself”. Boudinot last visited the store with his sensational science fiction novel “Blueprints of the Afterlife”.

Orca Books Reading: Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund presents her new book, "Last Adventure of Life: Inspiring Approaches to Living and Dying"

Event: 
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 7:00pm

A FREE talk at Orca Books, 509 4th Ave E, downtown Olympia. Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund will present her new book, "Last Adventure of Life: Inspiring Approaches to Living and Dying". Maria will be joined by Joseph Varley, a radio host with KLAY­-AM Talk Radio Seattle/Tacoma, who has produced radio shows featuring many of the top experts on the subject of death and dying. “The Last Adventure of Life” provides an inspiring resource for anyone seeking to gain a spiritual perspective on life and death, whether they are grieving, caring for a loved one who has a life- threatening illness, or facing the prospect of death themselves. This collection of writings, compiled by a long­time hospice counselor and transformational healer, assists us in viewing the experience of death as one of beauty, sacredness, and transformation. Encompassing a wide range of religious and spiritual suggestions, inspirational stories, resources, poetry and prayers, Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund's compassionately written and loving words provide a comforting and enlightening treasury of hope and healing. Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund is an author, transformational (energy) healer, U.C.C. Minister, spiritual counselor, and end-­of­-life coach who honors the body/­mind/­spirit holistic approach. She now works primarily with the Japanese who visit Sedona. She was born and raised in Japan.

Orca Books Reading:Fiction writer JoAnn Lakin reads from "Unexpected Diversity Tales"

Event: 
Tue, 11/03/2015 - 7:00pm

Orca Books is delighted to welcome author JoAnn Lakin to the store on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7pm. JoAnn will be reading from her debut short story collection, "Unexpected Diversity Tales." This a FREE event, all are welcome. Orca Books is at 509 4th Ave E in downtown Olympia.

Book Release Party!

Event: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the release of local author Lindsay Schopfer's new book: Magic, Mystery and Mirth!  The book is a collection of short stories that range from humorous fantasy to surreal horror. The author will read from his book as well as have a Q & A session.

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

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  

Four Humans Using Words to Communicate

Event: 
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Location: Olympia Timberland Library- 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia.
Contact: 360-352-0595

Description: Four authors - Kate Robinson, Caleb Beckwith, Alice Wynne, and Reid Urban - will read excerpts from their works on topics such as rage, lust, romantic comedy and madness.

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