Literary calendar

Adult Book Clubs

Tuesday Book Club “House Girl,” by Tara Conklin. 6:15 p.m. Aug 18. Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley. Free.

Noveltea Book Discussion Contact Kristine for titles; registration is required. 3:30 p.m. Aug 20. University Place Library, 3609 Market Place W., University Place. Free. piercecountylibrary.org.

Fiction Book Discussion Group “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore,” by Robin Sloan 2:30-4 p.m. Aug 20. Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor. Free. 253-548-3305.

Banned Book Club “Animal Farm,” by George Orwell. 7 p.m. Aug 18. Doyle’s Public House, 208 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free.

Shared Memory Book Club “Bless Me, Ultim,” by Rudolfo Anaya,. 7 p.m. Aug 27. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801.


Barnes & Noble Storytime Please join in this special weekly story time appropriate for all ages. “The Day the Crayons Came Home”; a coloring activity will take place as well. 11-11:30 a.m. Aug 22; “Little Blue Truck.” 11-11:30 a.m. Aug 29. Barnes & Noble, 1530 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia. Free.

Poetry Slam Poets compete by reading or reciting original poems through a series of rounds judged by randomly selected audience members. Prizes will be awarded. 6:30 p.m. Aug 19. Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Free. 360-701-2030

Summer Storytime at the Cabin Children and their families can enjoy stories and arts and crafts activities. 1-2 p.m. Aug 19. Job Carr Cabin Museum, 2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Pay as you can. 253-627-5405.

Open Mic Poetry Event Poets may read any type of poem and must observe the 3-minute time limit. Both experienced and beginning poets are welcome to share their work in this supportive, welcoming community of poetry lovers. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug 26. Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia. Free. 360-701-2030.

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.


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. 1:30-3 p.m. Aug 22, Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma. 253-548-3321. Free


Puyallup Public Library 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, offers free classes throughout the day and evening for children, toddlers and families.

253-841-5454, puyalluplibrary.org.

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.

Thurston County

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.