What the book clubs are reading in February

Saturday, February 4, 2017

By Diane Hettrick

Last month I counted up and found eight different libraries sponsoring nine book clubs. In addition, Third Place Books sponsors the knitting book club.

Now I have the Senior Center book club to add. I've run out of fingers but I think that makes eleven book clubs. Wait! Third Place Books has two clubs - the knitters and the Literary Book Club.

No wonder that the Seattle area is known for its libraries and book buying.

So here's what the groups are reading in February. Go join one of them or just expand your reading list.

Addresses and phone numbers for the meeting places are at the end of the article.


Richmond Beach Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 6, 7-8:30pm, library meeting room

Come for a lively discussion All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. A blind French girl and a German boy paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.


Kenmore Afternoon Book Group, Kenmore Library
Tuesday, February 7, 1pm

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivy

Come for lively discussions!
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1pm.



Third Place Knitting Book Club, at Third Place Commons.
Monday, February 13, 7pm

The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
.Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss The Look of Love, a love story involving a Seattle florist who meets a science writer who doesn't believe in love. Bring your own project or help us reach our goal of providing 200 hats for the homeless. New to knitting? Come at 6:30 and get a free lesson. Sponsored by Third Place Books


Evening Book Group at Broadview Branch Library
Monday, February 13, 6:30 – 7:45pm
I'm Down, by Mishna Wolff
Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome.
Shoreline Library Book Discussion Group
Monday, February 13, 7-8:30pm, Library small meeting room
This month's book is Homer's The Odyssey

Wikipedia says "The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed Odysseus has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors"
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.


Senior Center Book Club (see article)
Tuesday, February 14, 1pm
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.
See review by Aarene Storms
$2 fee to help support the Senior Center
Second Tuesday Book Group
Mountlake Terrace Library,
Tuesday, February 14, 6:45-7:45pm
Brewster: A Novel by Mark Slouka.
Still reeling from the death of his older brother, a sixteen-year-old track star befriends a street-fighting rebel and together they search for redemption amidst the social changes of 1968.


Brier Reading Club
Brier Pizza Kitchen
Tuesday, February 14, 7pm
Join us at Brier Pizza Kitchen for a discussion of Bird Box by Josh Malerman. You can pick up books from the Customer Service desk at the Brier Library. Newcomers are always welcome. Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.



Lake City Library Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, February 15, 1-2:30pm
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Elena and Lila grow up in 1950s Naples, Italy, where poverty and familial expectations determine young girls’ lives and education. First in a quartet, this compelling novel takes a powerful look at a complex lifelong friendship.

Broadview Branch Afternoon Book Group
Wednesday, February 15, 2 pm
Discussing "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome.



Edmonds Library Book Discussion Group
Wednesday, February 15, 3pm

Please join us for an interesting discussion of The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig.


Third Place Literary Book Club
Monday, February 27 at 7pm
A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories
by Flannery O'Connor
Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life -- infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.

Kenmore Library Evening Book Group
Monday, February 27, 7pm
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin

Come for lively book club discussions! All are welcome.
Meets the last Monday of each month at 7pm.






Libraries and other locations for book discussion groups
  1. Briar Library, 23303 Brier Rd, Brier, WA 98036 (425) 483-0888 - meets at Briar Pizza Kitchen, 23631 Brier Rd A, Brier, WA 98036 425-424-0760
  2. Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133 206-684-7519
  3. Edmonds Library, 650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020-3056, 425-771-1933
  4. Kenmore Library, 6531 NE 181st St, Kenmore WA 98028, 425-486-8747
  5. Lake City Library, 12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125, 206-684-7518
  6. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155. 206-362-8860 - meets at Third Place Commons across from the book store
  7. Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, 425-776-8722
  8. Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, WA, 98177. 206-546-3522
  9. Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline, WA, 98155. 206-362-7550
  10. Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave #1, Shoreline WA 98155. Southernmost building on Shoreline Center campus. 206-365-1536 

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