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8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

February 1, 2020 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Refugee Welcome Mats

February 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

All crafters, fiber artists, and people with big hearts are invited to join in making welcome mats for refugees out in the Commons. Instruction and supplies provided to first time visitors. Fabric donations are also accepted. 

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Commons Art-In

February 1, 2020 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists at all levels of experience. Bring your own art supplies (no oil paints/solvents, please). Look for the plastic-covered tables in the Commons.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

CANCELLED - Jeanine Cummins - American Dirt

February 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Our scheduled February 1 event with Jeanine Cummins, for American Dirt, has been cancelled. This decision was made by the book's publisher, Flatiron Books, which has opted to cancel the remainder of her national tour.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band "Big Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 1, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This 20-piece dance and show band is styled after the amazing house bands in Las Vegas. With two world-class vocalists and a full horn section, nothing compares to the ‘wall of sound’ you get from Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band.
 

 
 
11:30am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

February 2, 2020 - 11:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Look for them out in the Commons (or in the Stadler Room when the room is not reserved).

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

February 2, 2020 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish. Meets in the Commons. 
 

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

February 3, 2020 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Constituent Town Hall with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

February 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for a Constituent Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. Jayapal represents the 7th Congressional District, which includes Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, and Shoreline, as well as the greater Seattle area.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Drama Club - Gem of the Ocean

February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Bookseller & Playwright Mallery for a monthly discussion of a contemporary play with connections to the Pacific Northwest. Our first meeting will take place on Monday, February 3rd, discussing Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jessica Ribera - The Almost Dancer

February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Climbing canyon walls in Texas, young Jessica dreams of becoming a real ballerina. Hours, auditions, and bloody toes later, she finds herself dancing professionally as a trainee of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Then one moment on stage sends her spinning. A memoir rich with vulnerability, humor, and an insider view of the ballet world, The Almost Dancer unpacks the effects of ambition, faith, education, and trauma on artistic life. Through spiritual insight and deep theological questions, Jessica recovers anidentity that was never truly lost.
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ranked Choice Voting

February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This nonpartisan group meets out in the Commons to discuss and work toward the advancement of electoral reform through Ranked Choice Voting. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to practice your cúpla focal (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners and fluent speakers. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

February 4, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Eric Scigliano - The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science, and a Race to Save the World

February 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Tuesday, February 4th, in welcoming Eric Scigliano, the author of The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science and A Race to Save the World, a newly published book from Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

February 5, 2020 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Lidia Yuknavitch - Verge: Stories

February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Wednesday, February 5th, as we welcome Lidia Yuknavitch with her latest fiction, Verge.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - We Were Eight Years in Power

February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Katherine Kayne - Bound in Flame

February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Letty Lang is a suffragist of the most fearless kind, with a bullwhip, big plans, and ancient power she doesn't understand. Will a fast horse and a stubborn man derail her dreams?

Banished to boarding school to tame her wild temper, Leticia Lili'uokalani Lang sails home to Hawaii, bringing her devotion to animals with her. She'll be among the first female veterinarians in history--most remarkable in 1909 when women still cannot vote.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

February 6, 2020 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. Meets in front of the stage. 

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

February 6, 2020 - 11:30am

Ravenna

Join us every Thursday at 11:30am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:30pm
Off-site

Offsite Event at Concordia Lutheran School - Screenagers: The Next Chapter presented by Concordia Lutheran Seattle

February 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

Off-site

Ticketed Offsite Event at: 

Concordia Lutheran School
7040 36th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98115

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Gina Handley Schmitt - Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships

February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us Thursday, February 6th as we welcome Gina Handley Schmitt with her book, Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships. 

Friending is for anyone who wants to make new friends or enhance the friendships they already have. In the book, readers will learn:

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Avikrita Vajra Sakya - Wake Up to What Matters

February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An introduction to the Dharma for millennials by a young Tibetan lama.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Arleen Williams - The Ex-Mexican Wives Club

February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Heartbroken and drifting, Arleen Williams landed in Mexico City in 1979. There she built an illegal teaching career, international friendships, and later a marriage. Then, this invented life collapsed under the weight of family tragedy.

Through journals and correspondence spanning four decades, The Ex-Mexican Wives Club takes the reader on an exploration of unanswered questions and rekindled friendships in a world forever changed by socioeconomics and border politics.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

February 7, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jennifer Longo - What I Carry

February 7, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

For readers of Robin Benway's Far from the Tree, a powerful and heartwarming look at a teen girl about to age out of the foster care system.

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase.
Toothbrush? Yes.
Socks? Yes.
Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope!
There's no room for any additional baggage.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Brazz "Samba to Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 7, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Combining American jazz standards with Brazilian sambas and bossa novas, Brazz performs the tunes of great songwriters from Rodgers & Hart to Jobim & de Moraes.

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

February 8, 2020 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Julie Blacklow - Fearless: Diary of a Badass Reporter

February 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Fearless--Diary of a Badass Reporter is the narrative of a most uncommon and astonishing life--where even as a teenager Julie Blacklow displayed qualities that marked her as a natural for reporting. Courage, tenacity, and a willingness to get in anyone's face if it served her mission to help people were in her DNA. Her intolerance of injustice made her especially popular--or unpopular depending on which side of the fence you sat. She fit right in at Seattle's KING-TV, where the owner instilled an ethos of excellence, honesty, and always doing the right thing.
 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Your Voice Matters Hosted by The Narrative Project

February 8, 2020 - 6:00pm

Ravenna

Join us for our monthly open mic for writers. Bring a 5-minute piece from the project you’re working on and read it to a supportive group of fellow writers. Sign up sheet is available 10 minutes before we start. All genres are welcome. Come alone or bring a writerly friend.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Blue Notes Jazz Quartet "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bring your dancing shoes, as this combo embraces the sound and style of Stan Getz, Count Basie, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jimmy Van Huesen, and more. From bossa nova to the Sunny Side of the Street, this will be a Saturday night treat!

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

February 9, 2020 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Look for them out in the Commons (or in the Stadler Room when the room is not reserved).

 
 
3:00pm
Ravenna

Ben Guterson - The Winterhouse Mysteries

February 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

Ravenna

Danger, intrigue, and the power of family combine in The Winterhouse Mysteries, the fast-paced conclusion to Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol's illustrated, enchanting Winterhouse middle grade trilogy.

 
 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

PRYSM-Diversity Youth Group

February 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A group for youth ages 13-22. Come make friends, socialize, and discuss issues of importance to you! Group meets in the Stadler Room. 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

John M. Goodfellow - Seattle's Coal Legacy

February 9, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In the 1880s, Seattle became a major coal port in the United States. By 1908, Puget Sound was the third-largest coal port, after New York and Baltimore. For Seattle, the major coal mines were in Issaquah, New Castle, Renton, and Black Diamond, with many other smaller mines throughout King County. Until the petroleum revolution, Seattle exported most of its coal to San Francisco.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Black Lit Book Club - Creative Quest

February 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome back to the Black Lit Book Club, hosted by Isis of Sistah Scifi. Gathering on the second Sunday of each month, readers will explore the works of black authors from Africa and across the diaspora. This is a book club intended for black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC).

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

February 10, 2020 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
6:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Knitting Help and Lessons

February 10, 2020 - 6:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Come early for the Knitting Book Club to get free lessons and tips! Lessons start at 6:30pm and the book club starts at 7pm.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

February 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for a reading with the African-American Writers' Alliance. The AAWA, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers. AAWA has published four anthologies: Sometimes I Wander in 1998, Gifted Voices in 2000, Words? Words! Words in 2005, and Threads in 2010. Members will read from their work.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

February 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Knitting Book Club - The Library Book

February 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

February 11, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Don Brooks - Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota's Garden

February 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

This event, orignally scheduled for Monday, January 6th, has been postponed to Tuesday February 11.

 

Join us on Tuesday, February 11 as we welcome Don Brooks to introduce the new book, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota's Garden and hear his stories from 30 years as head gardener. .

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Catherine Fransson - Loving the Enemy

February 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Fransson's memoir, Loving the Enemy: When the favorite parent dies first, is the chronicle of her ongoing contention with her demanding father throughout her life until his decline in health in his late 90s. Loving the Enemy is a moving memoir. But it is far more than a journal of significant personal experience. Read it, and you will encounter an invitation to reimagine your life journey through the eyes of compassion. Fran Ferder, FSPA, PhD, and John Heagle, MA, JCL, LMHC. Co-Directors, Therapy & Renewal Associates (TARA).
 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Joe Ide - Hi Five

February 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

One woman. Five personalities. Private investigator IQ is back to piece together a Newport Beach murder with an eyewitness who gives "people person" a whole new meaning.

Cristiana is the daughter of the biggest arms dealer on the West Coast, Angus Byrne. She's also the sole witness and number one suspect in the murder of her boyfriend, found dead in her Newport Beach boutique. Isaiah Quintabe is coerced into taking the case to prove her innocence. If he can't, Angus will harm the brilliant PI's new girlfriend, ending her career.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Alex Leviton - Explore Every Day

February 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Ever felt bolder, more curious, more like your true self when traveling? And then promptly forgot it all once you arrived back home? Explore Every Day: 365 Daily Prompts to Refresh Your Life (Lonely Planet, 2019) is a collection of 365 (+1) prompts to elicit, encourage, and enliven your traveler mojo while at home.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

February 13, 2020 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. Meets in front of the stage. 

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

February 13, 2020 - 11:30am

Ravenna

Join us every Thursday at 11:30am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

February 13, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

In Memoriam : Tribute reading for Waverly Fitzgerald - Hard Rain (with Sisters in Crime)

February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Waverly Fitzgerald: In memoriam and HARD RAIN book launch

We will celebrate the life of Seattle author, Waverly Fitzgerald, who passed away on December 13, 2019 just before the paperback publication of her new Rachel Stern PI mystery, HARD RAIN, by Epicenter Press. (She was able to see the e-book edition released in November.)

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Michael S. Kochin - An Independent Empire: Diplomacy & War in the Making of the United States

February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Michael S. Kochin, author of An Independent Empire: Diplomacy & War in the Making of the United States.

America won independence from Britain, but independence did not ensure safety. One false step in war or peace and the republic would fail. Fifty years later, the United States was the master of North America and the self-proclaimed guardian of the western hemisphere.An Independent Empire tells that tale. 

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Rod Cook and Toast "Blues/Rock" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 14, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Rod Cook and Toast has been pleasing audiences around the Pacific Northwest for over twenty years. Performing an eclectic mix of American roots music including both original and cover material, ranging in style from traditional rock and
roll and blues to Americana, surf, New Orleans grooves, funk, and elements of jazz.
 

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

February 15, 2020 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Seattle Pen Club

February 15, 2020 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Fountain pen fans welcome all who share their hobby. More information at www.seattlepenclub.com.
 

 
 
3:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Race Literacy Book Club

February 15, 2020 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

With a strong emphasis on race equity and antiracism, this free, 6-part public book club will be discussing different related topics each month. This month, the discussion will be based around Discussion of "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Julie Tate-Libby - The Good Way: A Himalayan Journey

February 15, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Offsite - Everett Public Library - Tayari Jones

February 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Off-site

Offsite Event: 
with Everett Public Library Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice

February 15 at 7 PM
At: Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Natalee Woods - Full Support: Lessons Learned in the Dressing Room

February 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Natalee Woods’s debut book Full Support: Lessons Learned in the Dressing Room is based on her experience working in a lingerie department for over a decade, fitting women for bras. The book is structured around her personal experience and adopts a satirical style. However, woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies and their sexual, social, and cultural meanings.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Chris Stevens Band "Soul" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 15, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Soul-scorching blues feeling with the technical excellence of top flight jazz.
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Milner Family Fiddles

February 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Milner Family Fiddles bring their sunny, Texas-style, all-strings music to the Third Place Commons stage every other month. 
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

February 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Look for them out in the Commons (or in the Stadler Room when the room is not reserved).

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

February 16, 2020 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether Turkish is your first or second language, this is a chance to meet new and old friends for tea or coffee and enjoy conversation in Turkish. Meets in the Commons. 
 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Douglas W. Farnell - The Snow Leopard and the Ibex

February 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

When the 2008 financial crisis threatens his small software company, owner Daniel Prescott scrambles to arrange financing for his expanding business. Shut out from local funding providers, he seeks international sources of credit. But, as he flies over the Black Sea, a more immediate threat arises: anti-Russian terrorists hijack his plane, killing or imprisoning crew-members and binding the passengers. Confronted by this new emergency, Daniel finds his early military training reawakening and jumps into action.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown-Ups!

February 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by community member Courtney on Sunday, August 18 at 7pm! Drink specials are available from Raconteur during the event. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

February 17, 2020 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

February 17, 2020 - 11:30am

Ravenna

Join us for a special Monday story time at 11:30am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

February 17, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kids' Book Club - The Odyssey (Middle Grade)

February 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

By popular vote after our last Middle Grade Book Club meeting, our next kid-decided pick will be the graphic novel adaptation of The Odyssey! If you find you've finished the graphic novel too quickly, you can also check out the full translation of The Odyssey by Emily Wilson (ask a booksller for more information on how to find this!). Ages 9-13 recommended. Book club picks are 20% off. (The Lake Forest Park Middle Grade Book Club will now meet the third Monday of every month.)

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze & Lasers - Redshirts

February 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us in a discussion on February's book, Redshirts by John Scalzi on Monday, February 17 at 7pm. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. The Booze & Lasers book club meets on the third Monday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Joshua Hammer - The Falcon Thief

February 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books and Seward Park Audubon Center in welcoming Joshua Hammer, author of The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird.

Critically acclaimed journalist Joshua Hammer follows up his hit New York Times bestseller, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, with this true crime thriller about the world’s fastest birds, the daring poachers after them, and the unsung heroes seeking to protect them.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Middle Grade Book Club - The Odyssey

February 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Claire to discuss the book kids voted to read after our last meeting: the graphic novel adaptation of The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds! Get 20% off this title through January!

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

February 18, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

In Translation Book Club - Flights

February 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for the In Translation Book Club at 7pm on Tuesday, February 18. This month's book selection is Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Christine Hemp - Wild Ride Home: Love, Loss, and a Little White Horse

February 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Wild Ride Home is a joyous debut memoir of finding love and losing love, of going away and coming home, of Alzheimer’s, cancer, and lost pregnancies, of fly fishing and horsemanship, of second chances, and, ultimately, the triumph of love and the strength of one resilient and hilarious family.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

February 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Azure Savage - You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools

February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Azure Savage, author of You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools.

You Failed Us is an exploration of the experience that students of color have in the schools they attend around the Seattle area. It incorporates direct quotes from interviewed students, as well as the author’s own personal experiences from when they were in elementary school, to now, about to enter their senior year of high school. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Melissa Anne Peterson - Vera Violet (in-conversation with Jonathan Evison)

February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In-Conversation with bestselling author Jonathan Evison! Set against the backdrop of a decaying Pacific Northwest lumber town, Vera Violet is a debut that explores themes of poverty, violence, and environmental degradation as played out in the young lives of a group of close-knit friends. Melissa Anne Peterson's voice is powerful and poetic, her vision unflinching.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

E. J. Koh, in conversation with Richard Chiem - The Magical Language of Others

February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love―letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn - CANCELLED

February 20, 2020 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. Meets in front of the stage. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

February 20, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Daniel Mallory Ortberg - Something That May Shock and Discredit You

February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on February 20th as we welcome Daniel Mallory Ortberg with his new book, Something That May Shock and Discredit You.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Wendy Bradbury Jazz Sextet "Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 21, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Wendy Bradbury has been performing around the Sound in duos, trios, and now with a group of seasoned instrumentalists. She leads the group with her sultry ballads, swingin' tunes, and a touch of style all her own.
 

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

February 22, 2020 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Linsey Miller - Belle Revolte (in-conversation with Julia Ember and Margaret Owen)

February 22, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for this special YA event with Linsey Miller in conversation with Julia Ember and Margaret Owen!!

From the author of the Mask of Shadows duology comes a standalone fantasy where two young women must trade lives, work together to stay alive, and end a war caused by magic and greed. 
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Anson Hugh Laytner - The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God

February 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Mystery of Suffering and the Meaning of God is a book written by a skeptical but spiritual person for people who struggle with the subjects of God, divine providence, prayer, and related issues; people who are looking for honest and thoughtful—and sometimes humorous—theological reflections, but no easy answers.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Ray Skjelbred and the Yeti Chasers "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 22, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Giving our poor old piano the ride of its life, the ubiquitous Mr. Skjelbred shreds on the ivories with his Sasquatch-seeking buddies on drums, bass, and horns. A Commons favorite!

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

February 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join other logophiles and enjoy all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Look for them out in the Commons (or in the Stadler Room when the room is not reserved).

 
 
2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Computer Q&A: Safe, Sane Sign-ins: Managing Accounts with Less Risk and Confusion

February 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether it is signing into a local system, connecting to social media or using a ride sharing service, you ultimately connect to an account.  Accounts are the equivalent of our membership card to access and explore the virtual and in many cases, the real world. They offer secure connections and, at the same time, pose our greatest security risk.  Let’s examine the range and scope of the accounts you have to see how they can be managed to your benefit, with maximum safety. More Information at bostonlegacyworks.com/freeqa.html
 

 
 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

PRYSM-Diversity Youth Group

February 23, 2020 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A group for youth ages 13-22. Come make friends, socialize, and discuss issues of importance to you! Group meets in the Stadler Room. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Social Justice Syllabus Book Club - Invisible Women

February 23, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. During our first series, Social Justice Syllabus: Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. This foundational series of readings concluded in the summer of 2018.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

February 24, 2020 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center welcomes players of all skills to a day of Mah Jongg.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

February 24, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Lit Wits Teen Book Club: Seafire

February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join our teen book club for snacks and chats on Seafire by Natalie C. Parker on Monday, February 24 at 7pm. Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. Ages 13-19 recommended, no purchase required. The Lit Wits meet on the last Monday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Science on Tap

February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Science on Tap is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is held the last Monday of every month in Cafe Arta at Third Place.

Click here for more information about Science on Tap, including upcoming speakers and topics.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to practice your cúpla focal (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners and fluent speakers. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Unsheltered

February 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Jane to discuss Unsheltered

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

February 25, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Practice your French in a relaxed and supportive environment. No matter your level, all are welcome. 
 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Coloring for Adults

February 25, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bring your own coloring supplies (crayons, pencils, books, etc.) and enjoy coloring in good company. Meets in the Commons. Drop-ins welcome, so come and go as you can. There's always time to color!

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Cindy Baldwin - Beginners Welcome (in conversation with Sarah Allen)

February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Tuesday, February 25 as we welcome Cindy Baldwin in conversation with Sarah Allen. They will be discussing Cindy's new young adult novel, Beginners Welcome. 

After her daddy's death, Annie Lee decided to stay invisible so nobody can hurt her again. But when she meets Ray, an elderly pianist whose music is pure magic, she must decide: can she open her heart to music and friendship, and be the brave, wise version of herself once more?

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

League of Women Voters

February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to study, discuss, and act on governmental issues.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Charles P. Quinn - The Photography of James Dean

February 25, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

James Dean was a mystery, a nocturnal recluse who wandered the streets of Times Square at all hours, pursuing his constant observation and study of individuals, characters and street life of the American 50s.

Roy Schatt was a well-known New York City photographer in 1954 when he approached James Dean and requested a portrait. Though he had just completed principal photography on the film “East of Eden” with Elia Kazan, James Dean was a virtual “unknown” to the general public.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

February 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun and play a variety of board and card games in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday and in the Commons on the remaining Wednesdays of the month.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Queer Lit Book Club - Red, White & Royal Blue

February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us February 26 at 7pm as the Queer Lit Book Club discusses Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. Those attending are welcome to 20% off drinks and food at Raconteur on the evening of the meeting with a coupon provided by the bookstore. The Queer Lit Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

RAVENNA - Book Club - Mink River by Brian Doyle

February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman who is addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer, and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime is committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Facets: A Nonfiction Book Club - Thick

February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us every month to discuss eclectic and far-flung works of nonfiction, from architecture to the Zodiac. A book is something different to everyone and the best books become better books when readers gather to respectfully engage and exchange reactions to a diverse selection of memoir, history, psychology and more. This month we'll be reading Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom. Get 20% off this title through January!

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

February 27, 2020 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, led by the Shoreline Family Support Center. Meets in front of the stage. 

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

February 27, 2020 - 11:30am

Ravenna

Join us every Thursday at 11:30am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

February 27, 2020 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Stephanie Thornton Plymale - American Daughter

February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Thursday, February 27 as we welcome Stephanie Thornton Plymale with her new book: American Daughter: A Memoir of Intergenerational Trauma, a Mother's Dark Secrets, and a Daughter's Quest for Redemption. Stephanie will be in conversation with KING 5’s Angela Russell.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Sarah Kapit - Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! (in-conversation with Joy McCullough)

February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In-conversation with Joy McCullough!

In this perfectly pitched novel-in-letters, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won't let anything stop her from playing baseball--not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.

Vivy Cohen is determined. She's had enough of playing catch in the park. She's ready to pitch for a real baseball team.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Middle Grade Book Club - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us Friday, February 28 at 7pm for the first meeting of the Middle Grade Book Club! This group is designed for readers in grade level 4-6 and will be hosted by our store's kids' books specialist, Maggie. Our first book to kick off the club is Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. The Middle Grade Book Club meets on the fourth Friday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kiran Bhat - We of the Forsaken World

February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In a distant corner of the globe, a man journeys to the birthplace of his mother, a tourist town destroyed by an industrial spill. In a nameless remote tribe, the chief’s second son is born, creating a scramble for succession as their jungles are being destroyed by loggers. In one of the world’s sprawling metropolises, a homeless one-armed woman sets out to take revenge upon the men who trafficked her. And, in a small village of shanty shacks connected only by a mud-and- concrete road, a milkmaid watches the girls she calls friends destroy her reputation.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

The SOS Jazz Quartet "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

February 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

They may be a small band, but they sure do come with a big sound. The SOS Jazz Quartet will be playing all of your jazz favorites leaving you wanting more!