Literary Calendar

Literary Calendar

Author Events

Ashlee the Blind Satanist Special event at which she’ll share pictures and stories of herself doing things to disgust her mother. 6-8 p.m. May 10. Last Word Books, 111 Cherry St NE, Olympia. Free. 360-786-9673

Alec Clayton Release of “Visual Liberties,” the last book of Clayton’s Freedom Trilogy. 7 p.m. May 13. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. kingsbookstore.com

Fantasy and Science Fiction Authors Book Event with Lee French, Lindsay Schopfer, Connie J Jasperson, and other local authors. A variety of books will be available. The authors will be signing books and answering questions. 1-9 p.m. May 16. Forever Knight Games, 625 Black Lake Blvd., Olympia. Free, 360-357-5000

Dawn Morris Launch of a new book series. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. All proceeds will go to benefit Charity Water initiative by Gig Harbor Gives. 1-3 p.m. May 17. Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. Free, 253-858-6722

Lucas Smiraldo, Tacoma’s poet laureate, will read from his works, followed by Q&A and open mic. 7 p.m. May 19. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. Free, 253-548-3321 .piercecountylibrary.org

Gary Copeland Lilley Blues Poet reading. 6:30-8 p.m. May 20. Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Free. 360-701-2030

Christian Author Panel Discussion Join four authors for a lively conversation and Q&A about Christian fiction. 7 p.m. May 21. South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup. Free, 253-548-3303 .piercecountylibrary.org

Adult Book Clubs

Talk it Up Book Discussion Group “Montana 1948,” by Larry Watson, 2:30-4 p.m. May 14 , Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham. Free. 253-548-3322, piercecountylibrary.org.

Fiction Discussion Group May 21: “The Good Luck of Right Now,” by Matthew Quick. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. 253-548-3305, piercecountylibrary.org.

Book Talk — Plant Spirit Medicine 20th anniversary of the “Book Plant Spirit Medicine” is being celebrated with a release of an updated version. 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays through Aug. 16. Radiance Herbs and Massage, 113 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Free, 360-561-8722

Bike Month Book Club “Downtown On The Go” and “Crunch,” by Leslie Conner. 7 p.m. May 13.King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com

Classics Book Club “The Haunted Bookshop,” by Christopher Morley, 7 p.m. May 13. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free, kingsbookstore.com

Curious City Non-Fiction Book Club “Musicophilia,” by Oliver Sacks. All are welcome. No registration required. 7 p.m. May 14, Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free

Banned Book Club “The Painted Drum,” by Louise Erdrich, 7 p.m. May 19. Doyle’s Public House, 208 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free

Book Club Discuss “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” by Zora Neale Hurston. 7 p.m. May 21. Orting Library, 202 Washington Ave. S., Orting. Free.

Tuesday Book Club “My Stroke of Insight,” by Jill Taylor. All are welcome to join. 6:15 p.m. May 19. Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley. Free


Barnes & Noble Free summer reading program. Children in first through sixth grade are encouraged to read any eight books this summer from May 19-Sept. 7 and receive a free book from the book list on the journal. Get information and book journal in store; special storytime at the store. 11 a.m.-noon May 16; book discussion for first-time readers, rereaders, families reading together and customers of all ages. 7 p.m. May 14. 1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. 360-534-0388

City of Destiny Poetry Slam Hilltop Edition Participating teens will share poems on the theme “Hilltop Past, Present and Future.” 6 p.m. May 15. Sure House Open Bible Church, 901 S. 10th St., Tacoma.

Blue Star Families Books on Bases Kids will receive a free book while supplies last. 10-11:30 a.m. May 16, Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free


E-Books and E-Readers Discover the e-readers compatible with Pierce County Library’s e-book resources and learn to download and install the software needed to get started. 1:30-3 p.m. May 24. Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 1:30-3 p.m. May 24. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free, piercecountylibrary.org


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.