Distinguished Writers Series reading with a local writer followed by an open mic for all poets, sign up at 6:45 p.m. Reading at 7 p.m. July 10, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801
Visual Liberties: An Evening with Alec Clayton and Friends Actors Christian Carvajal and Amanda Stevens will read select scenes from “Visual Liberties,” the third and final novel in Alec Clayton’s Freedom Trilogy. A question-and-answer period and book signing will follow. 7-8:30 p.m. July 10, Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St. SE, Lacey. Free. 360-491-3860
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Adult Book Clubs
Book Talk — “Plant Spirit Medicine” The 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
Classics Book Club “Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte. 7 p.m. July 8. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com
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
LGBTQ Book Club “Giovanni’s Room,” by James Baldwin. 2 p.m. July 11. Rainbow Center, 2215 Pacific Ave., Tacoma. 232-728-8801, kingsbookstore.com
South Hill Book Discussion Group July 13: “Bad Monkey,” by Carl Hiaasen, August 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
Monday Edition Book Group “Sweet Tooth,” by Ian McEwan. 6 p.m. July 13. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Free
Noveltea Book Discussion Contact Kristine for titles at 253-548-3307. Register at a Pierce County Library or online at piercecountylibrary.org. 3:30 p.m. July 16. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. Free
Fiction Book Discussion Group “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake,” by Aimee Bender, 2:30 p.m.. July 16. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-548-3305, piercecountylibrary.org
Commencement Bay Haiku Meeting Bring a page of three to five haiku or one page of haibun, 6 pm.. July 14, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 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.
Barnes & Noble Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon June 27. 1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia. 360-534-0388.
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
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. 7-8 p.m. June 23. Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Free
Writer’s Workshop: Sexy Romances and Mysteries With authors Jami Davenport, Adrianne Lee, Lori Lyn and Deborah Schneider. Authors will read from their books and talk about the writing process. 2 p.m. June 27. Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood. Free. 253-548-3302, piercecountylibrary.org.
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.
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.
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.