Literary calendar

Author Events

Elisa E Author of “Our Life Beyond MKULTRA,” gives a brief history from a survivor. 7 p.m. July 3. Last Word Books, 111 Cherry St. NE, Olympia. Free.

Adult Book Clubs

Curious City A Non-Fiction Book Club “Blink,” by Malcolm Gladwell. All are welcome. No registration required. 7 p.m. July 9. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free.

Second Saturday Book Club “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by C. Alan Bradley. 2 p.m. July 11, Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. Free.

South Hill Book Discussion Group July 13: “Bad Monkey,” by Carl Hiaasen, Aug. 10: “Before I Go to Sleep,” by S.J. Watson. Copies are available at the Help Desk. 7 p.m. South Hill Library, 15420 Meridian E., Puyallup. Free.


Pierce County Reads Pierce County Libraries offers a variety of activities in conjunction with the Pierce County Reads program. Go online to piercecountylibrary.org and check the calendar for activities at local branches.

Summer Reading Pierce County Libraries offers a reading program for youth and adults throughout the summer. Go online to piercecountylibrary.org and check the calendar for more information.

Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will read “The Strange Library,” by Haruki Murakami. 12:10-12:50 p.m. July 3. Olympia Timberland Library, 313 Eighth Ave. SE, Olympia. Free.

Olympia West Lion’s Club Used Book Event Annual giveaway. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 1313 Cooper Point Road SW, Olympia. Free.


DIY Book Hack Turn an old book into an awesome case for your tablet or e-reader. All supplies and upcycled books provided. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 11, Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-548-3305, register at 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.