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Black Jaw Literary Series November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Black Jaw Literary Series

November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The Black Jaw Literary Series will occur monthly and feature readings from graduate students, faculty members, and undergraduates of the University of Washington MFA Creative Writing Program.

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Exalting Life, Embracing Death November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Exalting Life, Embracing Death

November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

El dia de los muertos is one of the oldest and most meaningful celebrations in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Maiah Merino, a member of the writers group Los Norteños, organized this cross-cultural reading as a way to share the Latinx holiday with other cultural communities. Together, we will hold each other in grief and celebration through our theme of Exalting Life, Embracing Death.

Featuring Kathleen Alcalá, Anna Balint, Jim Cantu, Catalina Cantu, Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs, Maiah Merino, Raul Sanchez, and other special guests.

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Jessica Hische - Tomorrow I'll Be Brave November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Jessica Hische - Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische in her debut picture book Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.  
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PJ Library Song & Story Time November 2, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

November 2, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am 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.  
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Abbi Jacobson - I Might Regret This November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Abbi Jacobson - I Might Regret This

November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

 

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Rice Baker-Yeboah - Dropback November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Rice Baker-Yeboah - Dropback

November 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

As his beloved Oakwood, once the center of Black life in Venice Beach, is overtaken by gentrification, Quentin Burrows Jr. is left to care for his younger half-sister after an unspeakable crime that leaves him as his family’s only hope. Quentin is pegged by the insatiable college football hype machine as the "next big thing,” but a passing encounter with a vagabond street painter leaves him with a series of powerful psychic disturbances.
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Elliott Bay Blues Band November 3, 2018 - 12:00pm Lake Forest Park

Elliott Bay Blues Band

November 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Don't miss this killer 5-piece electric blues band playing classic blues, delta blues, southern rock, and more. It's going to be loads of loud, thundering fun, so come on down and bring the whole family for a performance that's not to be missed!
 

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Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Party November 4, 2018 - 11:00am Seward Park

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Party

November 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Come mix your very own tin of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty on Sunday, November 4th at 11AM! Recommended ages 6+, while supplies last.

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PJ Library Song & Story Time November 5, 2018 - 11:00am Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

November 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday at 11am 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.

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CANCELLED! - Therese Anne Fowler - A Well-Behaved Woman November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

CANCELLED! - Therese Anne Fowler - A Well-Behaved Woman

November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

This event has been cancelled. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
A Well-Behaved Woman is the riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman.

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Melissa Hartwig - Whole30 Slow Cooker November 6, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Melissa Hartwig - Whole30 Slow Cooker

November 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation FREE; priority signing line tickets available with purchase of The Whole30 Slow Cooker!

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Craft with Thorton Creek's Ginny and Maria! November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm Lake Forest Park

Craft with Thorton Creek's Ginny and Maria!

November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Head to Third Place Commons to join Thornton Creek Elementary's librarian and art teacher for a fun, seasonal craft activity during our neighbors Third Place Books' Thornton Creek's Book Fair. And remember to mention Thornton Creek at checkout--20% of your purchase goes directly back to the Mary Cooper Library at Thornton Creek Elementary.

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Suzanne M. Wolfe - A Murder by Any Name November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Suzanne M. Wolfe - A Murder by Any Name

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Elizabeth I's royal retinue is thrown into chaos when the Queen's sweetest lady-in-waiting is murdered. Solving the murder will require the cunning and savvy possessed by only one man. Enter Nicholas Holt, younger brother of the Earl of Blackwell--spy, rake, and owner of the infamous Black Sheep tavern in the seedy district of Bankside.
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Reading Through It Book Club - Sapiens November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - Sapiens

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, 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.

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Kelly Jones - Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Kelly Jones - Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?

November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for the launch party for the laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer featuring EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS!

Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers!

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Renee Simms - Meet Behind Mars November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Renee Simms - Meet Behind Mars

November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

In many of her stories, Simms exposes her own interest in issues concerning time and space. For example, in "Rebel Airplanes," an L.A. engineer works by day on city sewers and by night on R-C planes that she yearns to launch into the cosmos. The character-driven stories in Meet Behind Mars offer beautiful insight into the emotional lives of caretakers, auto workers, dancers, and pawn shop employees. In "High Country," a frustrated would-be novelist considers ditching her family in the middle of the desert.

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Jill Lightner - Scraps, Peels and Stems November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Jill Lightner - Scraps, Peels and Stems

November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Canned Food Drive! Help your hungry neighbors by bringing a canned food donation to the event. Donations of canned tuna or chicken, hearty soups, canned vegetables, and dry or canned beans are all appreciated and benefit The Rainier Valley Food Bank. Look for the collection bin on site the night of the event. Learn more at https://www.rvfb.org/

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NW Literary Survival Kit November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

NW Literary Survival Kit

November 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Welcome to Seattle! Feeling a little lost? Your local librarians are on hand to help you get oriented to NW culture and reading, with this Northwest Literary Survival Guide. Read the books we recommend, and we guarantee you’ll start to feel so much like a local, you’ll begin to experience a vague contempt for others who arrived here just a few months after you did. Lived here all your life? Double check your literary bona fides. Join us for this quick immersion into the rain-soaked literary life of the Pacific Northwest.
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PJ Library Song & Story Time November 9, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

November 9, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am 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.  
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Polly Horvath & Tom Llewellyn November 9, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Polly Horvath & Tom Llewellyn

November 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park



Very Rich
From Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Polly Horvath, another quirky novel featuring a time travel adventure (among others).

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Robert W. Turner - Not For Long November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Robert W. Turner - Not For Long

November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

The NFL is the most popular sports league in the United States. Its athletes receive multi-million dollar contracts and endless media attention. The NFL, however, is not the promised land of fame and fortune. Robert W. Turner draws on his experience as a former professional football player and interviews with over 140 current and former players to explain the life of an athlete in the NFL and why so many players struggle with life after football.

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Two Scoops Combo "Boogie Woogie" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Two Scoops Combo "Boogie Woogie" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

A blend of rollicking boogie-woogie humor balanced with sincere heartfelt blues.

 

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Used Book Sale November 10, 2018 - 9:00am Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Used Book Sale

November 10, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

It's the semiannual USED BOOK SALE!


November 10 & 11, 2018

40% off all used books at all Third Place Books locations:

Lake Forest Park - Ravenna - Seward Park

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Not Just for Kids: Inspiring Bold Adult Conversations about Children’s Books November 10, 2018 - 10:30am Lake Forest Park

Not Just for Kids: Inspiring Bold Adult Conversations about Children’s Books

November 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

American Association of University Women presents Washington Humanities Speaker, Dr. Anu Taranath who will explore the need for more diversity among authors of children’s books. 

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R. O. Kwon - The Incendiaries in-conversation with Danya Kukafka November 10, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

R. O. Kwon - The Incendiaries in-conversation with Danya Kukafka

November 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us for this special in-conversation event with bestselling debut novelists R.O. Kwon and Danya Kukafka

 

The Incendiaries is a powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into a cult's acts of terrorism.

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Cascadia Big Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Cascadia Big Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

A TPC favorite! Seventeen pieces of brassy jazz play their swinging favorites, and yours too! 

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Used Book Sale November 11, 2018 - 9:00am Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Used Book Sale

November 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

It's the semiannual USED BOOK SALE!


November 10 & 11, 2018

40% off all used books at all Third Place Books locations:

Lake Forest Park - Ravenna - Seward Park

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Christine Grabowski - Dickensen Academy November 11, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Christine Grabowski - Dickensen Academy

November 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Dickensen Academy isn’t a typical boarding school. The faculty is hiding an unbelievable secret within their fine arts program. When Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend the high school, she yearns to escape her overbearing father yet remains reluctant to leave her mother and brother. Her doubts fade away when a vivid dream convinces her she belongs there. Away from home, Autumn discovers a unique school environment that awakens her creative potential, and her new friends become like a second family.

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Pete Souza - Shade November 11, 2018 - 7:30pm Off-site

Pete Souza - Shade

November 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Off-site

Presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Third Place Books Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the Director of the White House Photo Office. His new book, Shade (October 2018), is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions between the Obama and Trump administrations.
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PJ Library Song & Story Time November 12, 2018 - 11:00am Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Story Time

November 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday at 11am 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.

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African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading November 12, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

November 12, 2018 - 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.

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Magic Monday November 12, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Magic Monday

November 12, 2018 - 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.

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Cary McClelland - Silicon City November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Cary McClelland - Silicon City

November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom.
 

The tech boom of our time is changing San Francisco at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, the Bay Area has been transformed by Silicon Valley. But the richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and the cracks in the city's facade begin to show.

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Cassandra Overby - Explore Europe on Foot November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Cassandra Overby - Explore Europe on Foot

November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Move over traditional sightseeing, throngs of visitors, and tourist traps! Explore Europe on Foot gives travelers an alternative way to discover Europe. A hiking vacation offers countless rewards: time to admire a village farm, a rugged alpine view from a rocky perch, absorbing a country through the smells of its landscape and encounters with locals. Explore Europe on Foot is a complete guide to conceptualizing, planning, and executing the slow-travel hike of a lifetime.

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Drew Collins - Puget Sound Underwater November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Drew Collins - Puget Sound Underwater

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Puget Sound Underwater features more than one hundred and twenty original, high resolution images, of local underwater wildlife in northern Puget Sound, including Fidalgo, Whidbey, and Camano Islands. Every plant and animal image was photographed in the wildlife's native environment. Use this beautiful book to discover the remarkable color and diverse life in our cold Northwest waters and the stresses Puget Sound is suffering.

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Warren C. Easley - Moving Targets November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm Lake Forest Park

Warren C. Easley - Moving Targets

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"With Moving Targets, Warren Easley delivers another humdinger of a tale featuring the City of Roses. But there's so much more to like about this story than just its evocative Portland setting. Cal Claxton is a guy worth rooting for, and the gang who aid him in solving the complex and dangerous mystery involved are a fun bunch to follow. If you're not familiar with these gems out of Oregon, now's the perfect time to give Warren Easely and Cal Claxton a try.

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Katrina Carrasco - The Best Bad Things November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm Seward Park

Katrina Carrasco - The Best Bad Things

November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

It is 1887, and Alma Rosales is on the hunt for stolen opium. Trained in espionage by the Pinkerton Detective Agency--but dismissed for bad behavior and a penchant for going undercover as a man--Alma now works for Delphine Beaumond, the seductive mastermind of a West Coast smuggling ring.

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PTA Reflections November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm Lake Forest Park

PTA Reflections

November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Lake Forest Park

An evening celebrating the creativity of students from Brookside and Lake Forest Park Elementary schools. Multidisciplinary Art was created for participation in the WA PTA Reflections program inspired by this years's theme:"Hereos Around Me."

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Judith Dern - The Food and Drink of Seattle November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Judith Dern - The Food and Drink of Seattle

November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Exploring Seattle's food history reveals a culinary legacy both distinctive and bountiful. The region's food traditions include numerous indigenous edibles ranging from wild salmon to foraged mushrooms. Covering the history, culture, and cuisine of Seattle, Judith Dern takes readers on an in-depth culinary tour of our flourishing and fascinating Pacific Northwest city.
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PJ Library Song & Story Time November 16, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

November 16, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am 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.  
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Martin Limon - The Line November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Martin Limon - The Line

November 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

George Sueño and Ernie Bascom return for their thirteenth outing, which takes them from Seoul to the DMZ in their most politically charged murder case yet.
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Benjamin Schmitt - Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm Ravenna

Benjamin Schmitt - Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity

November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Benjamin Schmitt is the Pushcart Prize-nominated author of three books, and his poetry has appeared in Hobart and the Antioch Review, among other places. Join him in a lively night of poetry and music, alongside poet Jason Kirk and singer-songwriter Nate Manuel.

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Kate Voss and the Big Boss Band "American Standards" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! November 16, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Kate Voss and the Big Boss Band "American Standards" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

November 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Seattle Weekly and Earshot Jazz's best jazz vocalist of 2017 returns to the Commons with her highly danceable repertoire of upbeat jazz, swing, and pop standards.

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Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels November 17, 2018 - 11:00am Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels

November 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

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Story Time with Sharalee Conom and LaRita Pfau - Jolly Trolley November 17, 2018 - 11:00am Seward Park

Story Time with Sharalee Conom and LaRita Pfau - Jolly Trolley

November 17, 2018 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Jolly Trolley, a cheerful talking trolley, journeys to the wonderful World of Words to visit the Letter King. Along the way, Jolly meets a colorful cast of letter characters, each with their own feelings and problems. All the letters are hoping the Letter King can magically cure them. The King not only helps the letters with their problems, but he also helps them find their own special happiness. This book helps young children recognize the alphabet through Jolly's journey, and also helps kids see how letters combine in unique ways to make the words we all use everyday!

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Melody Xie Piano Recital November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm Lake Forest Park

Melody Xie Piano Recital

November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Talented young musicians showing off their new skills!

 

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Elliott Neff - A Pawn's Journey November 17, 2018 - 6:00pm Lake Forest Park

Elliott Neff - A Pawn's Journey

November 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From her first day in high school April knows she doesn't have what it takes to earn a college scholarship. She encounters a wise school counselor who turns her world upside down and begins to teach April invaluable life skills through a series of encounters...then everything begins to change for April.

In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs.

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Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Big Band "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons! November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm Lake Forest Park

Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Big Band "Swing" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

November 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Employees of Redmond's favorite tech giant show off their creative side with the classics of the Swing era.
 

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10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Thanksgiving Farmers Market and Crafts Fair

November 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

Get your holiday cheer on at our first crafts fair of the season in the lower lobby of the Town Center. One-of-a-kind handmade gifts, art, wearables, and decorations are sure to get you in the spirit - and knock out some of that shopping before Black Friday! Upstairs in the Commons, stock your fridge and pantry for Thanksgiving with the autumn offerings of many of your farmers market favorites!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Susan Volland - Searing Inspiration

November 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A master teacher, Susan Volland first explains how to skillfully wield a hot skillet to sear entrees, then shows how quickly a fresh, easy sauce can be made in that same hot pan.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

November 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by David Wright of the Seattle Public Library on Sunday, November 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.