book signing and reading, “ Fenders, Fins & Friends: Confessions of a Car Guy,” 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14, LeMay-America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma. Free, lemaymuseum.org/events.php?eid=1433.
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Adult Book Clubs
Book Discussion Group
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer 7 p.m. Aug. 11, South Hill Pierce County Library, 15420 Meridian Ave. E, South Hill. Free. 253-548-3303, piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Monday Edition Book Group
“The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Parkland Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3304, piercecountylibrary.org.
Classics Book Club
“The Mysterious Island” by Jules Verne, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, King’s Books, 218 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Book Discussion Group
"A Sudden Country" by Karen Fisher, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 19, Buckley Pierce County Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley. Free. 253-548-3310, piercecountylibrary.org.
7 p.m. Aug. 21, Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave. South, Orting. Free. 253-548-3312, piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Young Adult Book Club
hosted by PLU students, “ Book Thief” by Markus Zusack, 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Garfield Book Company at PLU, 208 Garfield St. South, Tacoma. Free. 253-535-7665, garfieldbookcompany.com.
Kids/Teen Book Clubs
Fizz! Boom! Book Club
“The Ear, The Eye and The Arm” by Nancy Farmer, 3-5 p.m. Aug. 13, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E, Tacoma. Free. 253-548-3321, piercecountylibrary.org/calendar
Commencement Bay Haiku
bring a page of 3-5 haiku or one page of haibun to share 6 p.m. Aug. 12, King’s Books, 218 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.
Farmers Market Story Times
4 p.m. Aug. 15, Orting Pierce County Library, 202 Washington Ave. S., Orting. Free. 253-548-3312, piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.
Open Mic Poetry Reading
6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 20, Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia. Free. 360-701-2030, home.comcast.net/~yake/opn.html.
E-Books & E-Readers
2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Summit Pierce County Library, 5107 112th St. E, Tacoma. 253-548-3321; 2-3 p.m. Aug. 12, Sumner Pierce County Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. 253-548-3306. 1-2:20 p.m. Aug. 18, Graham Pierce County Library, 9202 224th St. E, Graham. 253-548-3322. Free. piercecountylibrary.org.
Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.
Pierce County Libraries Summer reading program offers reading incentives, prizes, activities, entertainment throughout the summer. Events, activities and workshops for adults and children at all branches. Contact your local branch, piercecountylibrary.org.
Tacoma Public Libraries Summer reading program offers reading incentives, prizes, activities, entertainment throughout the summer. For more 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.
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.