Food & Drink

Book lovers should be hungry for this year’s Timberland Reads

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Timberland Reads Together, the monthlong campaign that encourages the community to come together as one huge book club. The 27 libraries in Timberland Regional Library system — including those in Thurston County — have typically presented author talks, book group discussions, workshops, demonstrations, films and music related to one book.

This year, the library is stretching the “one book, one community” tradition by offering two books focused on one universal topic: food. The first book is “Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table” by Dylan Tomine. The second work is “Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health” by Jo Robinson.

Both books are available in print as well as in e-book format. Readers guides are in the libraries now, with background information on each author and their books, as well as complete information on all of the related programs.

Free programs planned for Thurston County library branches include:

2-4 p.m. Oct. 11, Olympia: Bibliotopia Food Edition, a conversation between lovers of food-related books.

3-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Yelm: The Bushwick Book Club on “Closer to the Ground.”

1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Lacey: Book discussion on “Closer to the Ground.”

6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Tumwater: Delicious Dining for Diabetics program.

7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22, Olympia: Author talk by Jo Robinson.

For more information, call 800-562-6022 or 360-704-4636 or go to