Literary Calendar for Aug. 22.
Fred F. Poyner IV author of “The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A Wehn,” 7 p.m. Sept. 2. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. 253-548-3307 piercecountylibrary.org
Adult Book Clubs
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Shared Memory Book Club “Bless Me, Ultim,” by Rudolfo Anaya, 7 p.m. Aug 27. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801
Mystery Book Club Discuss a recent book with fellow mystery book lovers. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Anna Lemon Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St., Tacoma. Free. 253-617-7811 tacomalibrary.org
Fireside Book Group Nick Hornby’s “About a Boy.” New members are always welcome. 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. Free. 360-352-0123
Barnes & Noble Storytime Please join in this special weekly storytime appropriate for all ages. “Little Blue Truck.” 11-11:30 a.m. Aug 29. Barnes & Noble, 1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia. Free
Summer Storytime at the Cabin 1-2 p.m. Aug. 26. Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Pay as you can. 253-627-5405
Open Mic Poetry Event Poets may read any type of poem and must observe the 3-minute time limit. Both experienced and beginning poets are welcome to share their work in this supportive, welcoming community of poetry lovers. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug 26. Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Free. 360-701-2030
Southwest Washington Writers Conference, keynote address by Kane Kirkpatrick, features workshops, authors, and marketing agents. Sept 12, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia. Registration $80; lewiscountymuseum.net, 360-431-5847.
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.