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8:00am
Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Children's Book Week!

April 29, 2019 - 8:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Third Place Books is excited to participate in Children's Book Week, happening this year from Monday, April 29th to Sunday, May 5th. 

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 1, 2019 - 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

Reading Through It Book Club - Bunk

May 1, 2019 - 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.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 2, 2019 - 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. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 2, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Craig Romano - Urban Trails Seattle

May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Discover your wild backyard. Come take a slideshow trail tour around Seattle, Renton, Kent, and Vashon Island with award winning guidebook author Craig Romano. Urban Trails: Seattle focuses on the trails, parks, and preserves within and around the urban and suburban areas of Seattle and South King County. You’ll also find detailed trail information for Vashon Island’s beautiful parks and preserves in Urban Trails: Seattle.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Loreen Lilyn Lee - The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir

May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Memoir of 1950s-1960s Honolulu by Chinese American author Loreen Lilyn Lee. Grand Prize Winner, Willow Books Literature Awards.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Black Jaw Literary Series

May 2, 2019 - 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.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 3, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

David William Pearce - Where Fools Dare To Tread

May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

It's easy to be a nobody when you've got nothing to lose, but with his life and potential redemption on the line, can Monk be a somebody people will remember?
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Voices 4 "Jazz" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Dedicated to carrying on the tradition of the swing era, Voices 4 brings the classics to exciting jazz arrangements all their own. Backed by an amazing instrumental quartet, you’re sure to hear songs from all over, including swing, Latin and the American songbook, for an exhilarating ride down memory lane!

 
 
7:30pm
Off-site

Min Jin Lee - Pachinko - Offsite at Carco Theater

May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm

Off-site

Offsite event with KCLS

at: Carco Theater
1717 Southeast Maple Valley Highway
Renton WA 98057

Join us for an evening with National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko.

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 4, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. During the warm months, sessions will be held outdoors at a nearby park. Please check with the instructor for location: info@sam-ma.com.
 

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Refugee Welcome Mats

May 4, 2019 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

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

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

Commons Art-In

May 4, 2019 - 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.

 
 
11:00am
Seward Park

Join Paddington for Storytime!

May 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Join us on Saturday, May 4 at 11am as we welcome a very special guest for story time: Paddington Bear!

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

May 4, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lauren Petrie All Ages Dance Party - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Popular musician Lauren Petrie brings his lively repertoire of dance-friendly tunes to Third Place Commons for an afternoon dance party you won't soon forget. Bring the whole family to this fun, all-ages event and get your boogie on!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Seanan McGuire - Middlegame

May 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame.

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Northwest Jazz Big Band "Big Band/Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Playing together since the 1980’s, Northwest Jazz Big Band will take the Commons' stage in swingin’ style. Performing the classics from big bands like Count Basie and Buddy Rich, to the contemporary arrangements of Jazz Standards for an evening that surely won’t disappoint!

 
 
11:00am
Seward Park

Laila Taji - These Chicks

May 5, 2019 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Join us for Children's Book Week with Laila Taji on Sunday, May 5 at 11am for story time and activities!

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 5, 2019 - 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.  
 

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

May 5, 2019 - 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.

 
 
2:00pm
Lake Forest Park

iBuildBridges: Music that Builds Bridges

May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Young musicians from different musical backgrounds making authentic and meaningful connections between themselves and others from different cultures, religious, political points of view through music. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Social Justice Syllabus: Borders - The Best We Could Do

May 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome back to the Social Justice Book Club: Borders, where we will read and discuss fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for insightful conversation. This meeting of Social Justice Syllabus: Borders will discuss The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui on Sunday, May 5th at 7pm. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 6, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

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

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Melissa Hart - Better with Books

May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Monday, May 6 at 7pm for Melissa Hart and her newest book, Better with Books, in conversation with Justina Chen, author of North of Beautiful, as well as other books for young adults and Adam Gish, English teacher at Garfield High School.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Heather Armstrong - The Valedictorian of Being Dead

May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jed Myers - The Marriage of Space and Time

May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Jed Myers has had a lifelong enthrallment with poetry, but it wasn’t until after the events of 9/11 that he began seeking publication. Since then, his poems have been widely published and earned numerous awards. His most recent collection, The Marriage of Space and Time, is from MoonPath Press.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Ranked Choice Voting

May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

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

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Conversation

May 6, 2019 - 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

May 7, 2019 - 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

Tara Austen Weaver - Growing Berries and Fruit Trees

May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Growing fruit is rewarding and low-effort, and Master Gardener Tara Austen Weaver is a clear and capable guide for backyard growers in Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest. This beautiful book covers more than 75 berries and fruit trees, and includes master recipes for preserving the organic bounty.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Cassy Joy Garcia - Cook Once, Eat All Week (with Diane Sanfilippo)

May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Cook Once, Eat All Week is a revolutionary way to get a delicious, healthy, and affordable dinner on the table FAST. Author Cassy Joy Garcia will walk you through this tried-and-true method and show you how batch-cooking a few basic components can give you an entire week's worth of dinners with minimal time and effort.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Frederick Brown - The City is More Than Human

May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Seattle would not exist without animals. Animals have played a vital role in shaping the city -- from its founding amid existing indigenous towns, to the livestock-friendly town of the late nineteenth century, and the pet-friendly, livestock-averse modern city. In The City Is More Than Human, Frederick Brown explores the dynamic, troubled relationship humans have with animals. He challenges us to acknowledge the role of animals of all sorts in the making and remaking of cities.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

United We Care Kinship Group

May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Raising the child of a friend or relative? This group is for you! Join a strength based community of peers making connections by providing support, resources, education, and friendship.
 

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 8, 2019 - 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

JL Brown - The Divide

May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Divide is the third book in the Jade Harrington series. FBI Agent Jade Harrington searches for the killer of prominent one-percenters. President Whitney Fairchild holds a divided nation together, while concealing a long-kept secret. Both women don’t know whom to trust, even among their closest friends and colleagues.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Anne Phyfe Palmer - This Life of Mine (in-conversation with Alice Pedersen)

May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Share your life's stories and memories in this thoughtful and easy-to-use keepsake journal. This is a lovely gift to give to a cherished family member, friend, or even to yourself.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Johannes Saca - 24

May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

24 is a collection of twenty-four poems by Johannes Saca, written at the age of twenty-four. It is a meditation on life and death, fear and victory, self-doubt and self-acceptance, time and perception, and our ultimate truth: identity.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 9, 2019 - 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. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 9, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Brad Holden - Seattle Prohibition

May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly twenty years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall. Roy Olmstead, formerly a Seattle police officer, became the King of the Seattle Bootleggers, and Johnny Schnarr, running liquor down from Canada, revolutionized the speedboat industry. Frank Gatt, a south Seattle restaurateur, started the state's biggest moonshining operation. Skirting around the law, the Coast Guard and the zealous assistant director of the Seattle Prohibition Bureau, William Whitney, was no simple feat, but many rose to the challenge.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Sarah C. Townsend in conversation with Theo Pauline Nestor - Setting the Wire

May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Setting the Wire is a memoir of postpartum psychosis and a meditation on containment: what we hold and what holds us together. A lyric exploration of motherhood, mental illness, and familial ties, Sarah Townsend weaves together personal anecdote, film, visual art, and psychology. Setting the Wire is a visceral reflection on the experience of fragmentation as a young psychotherapist and new mother. Sarah will be in conversation with Theo Pauline Nestor, author of Writing is My Drink.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 10, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Dan Richards - Stu Truly First Kiss

May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Stu Truly has his summer all planned out, and he's anxious to spend time with Becca, the girl who makes his palms sweat and his stomach turn. Will Stu's crush turn into something more?
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Wendy Gorton - 50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington

May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, National Outdoor Book Award Winner 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Smilin' Scandinavians "Polka" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Seattle's #1 polka band! Well known for their mix of Midwestern polka, Scandinavian folk, traditional country western, Dixieland and big band swing. Besides being a highly-regarded dance band, the Smilin' Scandinavians are also a top-notch show band, mixing in humor and unpredictable antics to keep even the grumpiest crowd smiling. 

 
 
7:30pm
Off-site

Moby - Then It Fell Apart - Town Hall Seattle

May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm

Off-site

Offsite event presented by Town Hall Seattle Buy Tickets Here at: Seattle First Baptist Church (First Hill)
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Google Maps Directions
 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 11, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. During the warm months, sessions will be held outdoors at a nearby park. Please check with the instructor for location: info@sam-ma.com.
 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

May 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
3:00pm
Seward Park

Wendy Gorton - 50 Hikes With Kids

May 11, 2019 - 3:00pm

Seward Park

Families, bring your littles to Seward Park on a beautiful May Saturday -- we'll kick off our workshop with a reading of a nature story book and look at maps and how you read maps and plan for a hike! We'll have stickers and free maps of Washington that you'll get to put a "dream dot" on somewhere you want to hike one day! Then, we'll take our "nature journals" and go for a walk around Third Place books -- we'll be looking for different-shaped leaves, rocks, and other natural elements and mark them on our map when we find them.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kate Kaufmann - Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer Is No

May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Your mom can't describe what it's like not having kids. Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No offers insights into what life might have in store for the growing numbers of women who will never become mothers, and for those who love them.
 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Your Voice Matters Hosted by The Narrative Project

May 11, 2019 - 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.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Community Dance Lesson: Foxtrot

May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join instructor and Third Place Commons regular Charles England for a fun and easy Foxtrot lesson! Learn all the steps you'll need to glide around the Commons' floor when the Big Bands come to play, then practice all evening with the Moonlight Swing Orchestra. No partner required.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

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

May 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

With well over 200 years cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of professional and amateur musicians who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the big band era.

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 12, 2019 - 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.  
 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jay Kristoff - Aurora Rising (in-conversation with Kendare Blake)

May 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This event is free to attend; signing line tickets are available with purchase of Aurora Rising! (You'll recieve two signing line tickets with each purchase)   From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . .
 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 13, 2019 - 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

May 13, 2019 - 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

May 13, 2019 - 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
Lake Forest Park

Karen Treiger - My Soul is Filled with Joy

May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Recently awarded the Bronze Medal in World History from the IPPY Awards – (international book award for Independent publishers)  
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

May 13, 2019 - 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.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

LFP Garden Club Public Meeting

May 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

The LFP Garden Club holds its monthly business meeting at 9:30, and a public program with guest speaker at 10:30. This month, Speaker Karen Chapman talks about “Creating Captivating Gardens.” 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 14, 2019 - 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

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha - Tonguebreaker

May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Wheelchair accessible, all gender restroom available. Please come fragrance free.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Kevin Horan - Goats and Sheep - A Portrait Farm

May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A selection of goats and sheep portraits in a profile, a sideward glance, or direct gazeWhen American photographer Kevin Horan moved from city to country, he found among his animal companions goats and sheep whose chorus of sounds suggested they were not just herd animals, but perhaps individuals as well. Experienced in portraiture, Horan decided to photograph them in his studio, as though they were privileged clients.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Lauren Kessler - A Grip of Time

May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes readers into a world most know little about—a maximum-security prison—and into the minds and hearts of the men who live there. Gripping, intense, and heartfelt, A Grip of Time shows what a lifetime with no hope of release looks like up-close.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Transgender in Seattle

May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A social support group for members of the transgender community.

 
 
7:30pm
Off-site

Jared Diamond - Upheaval (Town Hall Seattle)

May 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

Off-site

Offsite event presented by Town Hall Seattle Buy Tickets Here

at: Seattle First Baptist Church (First Hill)
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Google Maps Directions

 

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 15, 2019 - 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

Adam Savage - Every Tool's A Hammer: Life Is What You Make It (Online Sales Now Closed)

May 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

** Online sales are now closed, please call the store at 206-366-3333 for purchases ** Join Third Place Books in Welcoming Mythbuster Adam Savage! TICKETED EVENT Ticket purchase includes a signed copy of Every Tool is a Hammer (picked up at the door) and admission for TWO people
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Ben Thompson - The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost

May 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In the fourth installment of the Epic Fails series from authors Erik Slader and Ben Thompson and illustrator Tim Foley, The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost introduces readers to an international cast of trailblazers and details every mutiny, wrong turn, and undiscovered city of gold.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 16, 2019 - 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. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 16, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Join beginning to advanced Spanish speakers for casual conversation.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

David Mizejewski - Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife

May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Create a magical ecosystem in your backyard! Invite songbirds, butterflies, bees, and more by nurturing a wildlife habitat garden. With stunning photography, lists of the best plants to support wildlife, and 17 projects the whole family can enjoy, this is a must-have resource for nature enthusiasts, gardeners, and animal lovers.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Loreen Lee - The Lava Never Sleeps

May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

A Chinese American woman recalls multiple landscapes that have shaped her life, providing an insider's look into Hawai'i's local cultures. This is a journey over decades that explore place, family trauma, cultures, memory—layers of physical and emotional bodies—until Hawaiian geology and mythology sing her home.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

William O'Daly - Yarrow and Smoke: Poems

May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A poetry collection by William O'Daly that is a love song to gray valley and starless river, to the parched land where he has built his life among beached cans and bottles, waiting for rain. Come. Visit O'Daly's magical valley. Sit at the edge of firelight. Taste the night wind steeped in yarrow and smoke.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 17, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
4:00pm
Off-site

Derrick Barnes - Crown - Offsite with KCLS

May 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Off-site

Offsite event with KCLS

at: Federal Way KCLS
34200 1st Way South
Federal Way WA 98003

All ages are welcome to explore how a trip to the barbershop is anything but ordinary!  

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Deborah J. Haynes - Beginning Again

May 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

What does it mean to become and work as an artist today? How might art become an expression of contemplative life? Deborah J. Haynes’s Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice includes personal stories and images of the artist’s work. Themes include impermanence and suffering, kindness and compassion, and negative capability and wisdom.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

The Lonely Hearts Club "Pop Rock" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Make sure to bring your dancing shoes for an explosion of fun with Seattle-based band, The Lonely Hearts Club. Performing the classic hits of The Beatles in a dynamic live performance filled with unforgettable harmonies, fantasic musicanship and all the magic that the Fab Four still evokes in audiences both young and old. 

 
 
8:45am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 18, 2019 - 8:45am

Lake Forest Park

Practitioners of all abilities, age 13 and above, are welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis. During the warm months, sessions will be held outdoors at a nearby park. Please check with the instructor for location: info@sam-ma.com.
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Seattle Pen Club

May 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

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

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Eva Abrams

May 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Ravenna

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
11:00am
Off-site

Derrick Barnes - Crown - Offsite with KCLS

May 18, 2019 - 11:00am

Off-site

Offsite event with KCLS-Issaquah

at: Issaquah KCLS
10 West Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

All ages are welcome to explore how a trip to the barbershop is anything but ordinary!  

 
 
3:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Springtime Bellydance Show

May 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A Hafla is a belly dance festival. Celebrate spring with this ancient art, and see a variety of traditional and modern styles performed by local dancers.
 

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Monika Wieland Shields - Endangered Orcas

May 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales are the most watched and studied whales in the world, yet they struggle for survival in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia. These urban orcas, a Pacific Northwest icon, are at the center of human politics as we attempt to learn from the past and find a sustainable future.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Leslie Carol Roberts - Here is Where I Walk: Episodes From a Life in the Forest

May 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

While living in the Presidio of San Francisco, Leslie Carol Roberts became enchanted with the park's 125-year old forest, native plant and habitat restoration, serpentinite rock formations, and wild beaches just outside the Golden Gate. Roberts unearths stories of scientists, spiritualists, and artists around the globe engaged with specific and peculiar places in this memoir pursuing an understanding what it means to live a life of creativity and creation.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

The Brian Lee Trio "Blues" Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Get ready for great traditional blues with exceptional musicianship and energy! The Brian Lee Trio has earned an impressive reputation for their unique sound and engaging performances. So hold on tight for some superb, swinging tunes that are perfect for an evening of listening and dancing!
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 19, 2019 - 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.  
 

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 19, 2019 - 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.  
 

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

May 19, 2019 - 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.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Rebecca Stefoff - Lies My Teacher Told Me - Young Readers Edition

May 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

May 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

 

Grab a glass and join us for stories read by David Wright of the Seattle Public Library on Sunday, May 19 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.

This month, David will be reading The Edge of the Sea by Algis Budrys.

He wasn’t sure just what it was that has washed ashore, but it was his now and nothing on earth – or from beyond earth - was going to take it back.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 20, 2019 - 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

May 20, 2019 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

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

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze & Lasers - Autonomous

May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us in a discussion on this month's book, Autonomous by Annalee Newitz on Monday, May 20 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

Matthew Riemer - We Are Everywhere

May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us on Monday, May 20 at 7pm for Matthew Riemer and his new book, We Are Everywhere.

A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - The Emissary

May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Jane to discuss Yoko Tawada’s celebrated novel The Emissary,