Lori Tsugawa Whaley talks about her new book “The Courage of a Samurai: Seven Sword-Sharp Principles for Success.” 6:30 p.m. June 11, Key Center Library, 8905 Key Peninsula Highway N., Lakebay. Free.
Distinguished Writer Series with Michael Spence, 7 p.m. June 12, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com.
E.C. Murray “A Long Way from Paris,” 2-3 p.m. June 13. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Adult Book Clubs
Sword and Laser Book Discussion “The Sword of Rhiannon,” by Leigh Brackett or “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom,” by Cory Doctorow, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com.
Classics Book Club “Cover Her Face,” by PD James, 7 p.m. June 10, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com.
Curious City A Non-Fiction Book Club “Bold Spirit,” by Linda Lawrence Hunt. All are welcome. No registration required. 7 p.m. June 11. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free.
Monday Edition Book Group “Zealot,” by Reza Aslan, drop-ins welcome. 6 p.m. June 8. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free.
South Hill Book Discussion Group “I Am Malala,” by Malal Yousafzai Copies are available at the help desk. 7 p.m. June 8. South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup. Free.
Tacoma LGBTQ Book Club “Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction,” 2 p.m. June 13, Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. Free. kingsbookstore.com.
Third Tuesday Book Club “The Martian,” by Andy Weir. All are welcome to join this free book discussion group. 6:15 p.m. June 16. Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley. Free.
Barnes & Noble Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon June 13, 20. 1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. 360-534-0388.
Commencement Bay Haiku Workshop with Michael Dylan Welch, 6 p.m. June 9, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com.
Poetry Reading with Josh Kalscheur, Elizabeth T. Gray Jr., Rachel Eliza Friffiths and Alicia Jo Rabins, 7 p.m. June 10, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com.
Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.
Pierce County Libraries Events, activities and workshops for adults and children at all branches. Contact your local branch, piercecountylibrary.org.
Tacoma Public Libraries For 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.