Reading from and author introduction to “Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-known Tales from the City of Destiny” noon Sept. 3, Round Table Pizza, 7901 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma.
celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice,” 10 a.m. Sept. 6-12 p.m. Sept. 6, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Free.
Capt. Ed Hrivnac
“Wounded — Life After a Soldier Comes Home” 10:30-12:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. $15. 253-241-4166, plu.edu/liferoadscholar.
Distinguished Writer Series
with Laura LeHew 7 p.m. Sept. 12, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Adult Book Clubs
Vegan Book Club
coordinated by The South Sound Vegan Meetup Group, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Fireside Book Group
discussing Moss Hart’s “Act One” 7 p.m. Sept. 4, Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia. Free. 360-352-0123, orcabooks.com.
Classics Book Club
“The Catcher in the Rye” by JD Salinger, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free
Religion and Spirituality Book Club
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss, 11 a.m. Sept. 13, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club
“Songs for the New Depression” by Kergan Edwards-Stout, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.
Commencement Bay Haiku Meeting
6 p.m. Sept. 9, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma.
E-Books & E-Readers
2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 8, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 253-548-3321. Free. piercecountylibrary.org.
Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.
Pierce County Libraries Summer reading program offers reading incentives, prizes, activities, entertainment throughout the summer. Events, activities and workshops for adults and children at all branches. Contact your local branch, piercecountylibrary.org.
Tacoma Public Libraries Summer reading program offers reading incentives, prizes, activities, entertainment throughout the summer. For more information on events, contact your local branch of the Tacoma library at 253-292-2001. tacomapubliclibrary.org.
Main Library: 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Fern Hill Library: 765 S. 84th St.
Mary Rose Kobetich Library: 212 Browns Point Blvd. NE.
Grace R. Moore Library: 215 S. 56th St.
Charlotte White Mottet Library: 3523 E. G St.
South Tacoma Library: 3411 S. 56th St.
George O. Swasey Library: 7001 Sixth Ave.
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library: 3722 N. 26th St.
Contact your local branch of Timberland Regional Library:
Olympia: 313 Eighth Ave. SE; 360-352-0595.
Lacey: 500 College St. SE; 360-491-3860.
Tumwater: 7023 New Market St.; 360-943-7790.
Yelm: 210 Prairie Park St.; 360-458-3374.
Tenino: 172 Central Ave. W.; 360-264-2369.