Sunday, January 1, 2017
By Diane Hettrick
I just counted and we have nine libraries within a stone's throw. I have spent quality time at all of them except Broadview and Brier. They belong to three different systems: King County, Seattle, and Sno-Isle. All of ours are King County. I always appreciated Sno-Isle because they don't charge overdue fines. And I still haven't forgiven Seattle for making me pay fines from eight years back.
You don't need a library card to join a book discussion group. And you can always just add these to your personal reading list. Nine groups and nine different books!
Addresses and phone numbers for the meeting places are at the end of the article.
Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group 7-8:30pm, library meeting room
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.
Kenmore Library Afternoon Book Group, 1pm
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss The Three-Year Swim Club, an incredible tale of a team of Hawaiian plantation kids who became Olympic champion swimmers. Bring your own project or help us reach our goal of providing 200 hats for the homeless in December. New to knitting? Come at 6:30 and get a free lesson.
Shoreline Library Book Discussion Group, 7-8:30pm, Library small meeting room
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.
Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan.
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. Clara Driscoll conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, she must decide what makes her happiest - the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran.
Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.
Euphoria by Lily King.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.