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Literary Calendar for Jan. 3, 2015

Author Events

Distinguished Writer Series Patty Kinney, “How to Talk to Your Schizophrenic Child,” followed by an open mic for all poets. Sign-up is at 6:45 p.m., event at 7 p.m. Jan 9. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com.

Ardeth De Vries “36 Old Dog Haven” illustrated collection of true stories, 2 p.m. Jan 10. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. 360-352-0595, trl.org.

M.A. Lawson signs “Viking Bay,” noon Jan 10. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle. 206-587-5737, seattlemystery.com.

Tracy Weber signs “A Killer Retreat,” noon Jan 10. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle. 206-587-5737, seattlemystery.com.

Thomas Perry signs “A String of Beads,” noon Jan 16. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle. 206-587-5737, seattlemystery.com.

Pamela Christie signs “Death And The Cyprian Society,” noon Jan 17. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle. 206-587-5737, seattlemystery.com.

Deborah J. Ross and Richard Brandt-Kreutz talk about the making of Ross’s “Tales from Schneider’s Creek,” her new novel based on events from local history. 7 p.m. Jan 9. Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-352-0123, orcabooks.com.

Alice Rothchild will talk about her book, “On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion.” 7 p.m. Jan 12. Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-352-0123, orcabooks.com

Adult Book Clubs

Second Saturday Book Club “Where Lilacs Still Bloom” by Jane Kirkpatrick, 2 p.m. Jan. 10, “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen, 2 p.m. Feb. 14, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E, Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3321, piercecountylibrary.org.

Monday Edition Book Group “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, 6 p.m. Jan. 12, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter, 6 p.m. Feb. 9, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. South, Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.

Talk it Up Book Discussion Group “West of Here” by Jonathon Evison, 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 8, Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham. Free. 253-548-3322, piercecountylibrary.org.

Fireside Book Group will discuss Philip Roth’s novel “American Pastoral.” 7 p.m. Jan 8. Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-352-0123, orcabooks.com.

Fiction Discussion Group 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 15: “The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. 253-548-3305, piercecountylibrary.org.

Shared Memory Book Club The group will be reading novels, biographies, and memoirs about cultural awareness, adaptation, and acceptance. January’s book is “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie. 7 p.m. Jan 8. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com.

Fireside Book Group will discuss Philip Roth’s novel “American Pastoral.” 7 p.m. Jan 8. Orca Books, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-352-0123, orcabooks.com.

Book Club All are welcome to join will discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. 7 p.m. Jan 15. Orting Library, 202 Washington Ave S., Orting. 253-548-3312, piercecountylibrary.org

Workshops

E-Books and E-Readers 5-6 p.m. Jan 5. Pierce County Library Sumner, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. 253-548-3306; 3-4:30 p.m. Jan 6. Pierce County Library University Place, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. 253-272-8801; 9:30-11 a.m. Jan 8. Pierce County Library Orting, 202 Washington Ave. S., Orting. 253-548-3312; 2:30-4 p.m. Jan 12. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 253-548-3321; 9-10 a.m. Jan 17. South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup, free, piercecountylibrary.org

Libraries

Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.

253-841-5454, puyalluplibrary.org.

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.

Thurston County

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.

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