Ravenna Events

April 2018

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Danya Kukafka - Girl in Snow

April 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

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How can you love someone who's done something horribly, horribly wrong? When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her community is untouched--not the boy who loved her too much; not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder. In the aftermath of the tragedy, these three indelible characters--Cameron, Jade, and Russ--must each confront their darkest secrets in an effort to find solace, the truth, or both.

 
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Scott Freeman - Saving Tarboo Creek

April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

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When the Freeman family decided to restore a damaged creek in Washington's Olympic Peninsula--to transform it from a drainage ditch into a stream that could again nurture salmon-- they knew the task would be formidable and the rewards plentiful. In Saving Tarboo Creek, Scott Freeman artfully blends his family's story with powerful universal lessons about how we can all live more constructive, fulfilling, and natural lives by engaging with the land rather than exploiting it.

 
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Elena Hartwell - Three Strikes, You're Dead

April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

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While at a spa outside of Leavenworth, Washington, Eddie goes on a hike and encounters a gravely injured man. With his last breath, he asks that she find his kidnapped daughter. Then a forest fire compels Eddie to flee for her life. Safely back at the spa, she is joined by her concerned parents in an increasingly dangerous search for the missing woman.
 
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No Friday Story Time Today

April 6, 2018 - 11:00am

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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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Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

April 7, 2018 - 11:00am

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
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Meg Wolitzer - The Female Persuasion

April 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

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The second author in our Spring Literary Luncheon series is Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings and Belzhar.

The next author in our Spring Literary Luncheon series is Meg Wolitzer, the author of The Interestings and Belzhar. Her latest, The Female Persuasion, gives us the timid new college student Greer Kadetsky, who has a sudden sense of purpose when she hears leading feminist Faith Frank speak on campus. Remarkably, Faith takes an interest in Greer, setting her on an unexpected new path.

 
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Magic Monday

April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

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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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Michael Fiegel - Blackbird

April 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

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A cold-blooded killer-for-hire, Edison North drifts across America from city to city, crime scene to crime scene, leaving behind a world in flames. But during a seemingly random stop at a fast food restaurant, Edison meets Christian, a young girl who mirrors his own sense of isolation and stink of "other." Though it's been a long time since he felt anything resembling a human connection, something about this desperately lonely child calls to him like a fallen nestling. Edison feels certain she deserves better.
 
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PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 13, 2018 - 11:00am

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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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Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels

April 14, 2018 - 11:00am

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
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Susan Elderkin - Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington

April 14, 2018 - 3:00pm

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A guide to 125 hikes in Western Washington suitable for children ages six to eleven
 
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LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery : Storytime for Grownups)

April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Are you wistful for the days of your youth when adults would read out loud to you? Well, we are. Join us for Grown-Up Story Time. It’s just what it sounds like: we’re gonna read to you while you enjoy an adult beverage. Short stories, excerpts from soon-to-be-released novels, and other favorites; we might even throw in some poetry, who knows, we’re playing this by ear. We’ve even got a super-secret meeting room. Meet in the Pub. All are welcome (well, all adults). Bonus: we’ll provide the popcorn!

 
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Randolph Splitter - The Ramadan Drummer

April 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

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In this story about clashing values and the search for connection in a multicultural world, the drummer wakes the faithful during Ramadan in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Little Mecca so that they can eat before beginning their daily fast. But in this culturally diverse American city, the Ramadan drummer wakes believers and nonbelievers alike. As anti-Muslim activists picket a community fair, shots ring out and a child is gravely wounded.
 
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Reid Wilson - Epidemic

April 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

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In December 2013 a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world's first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an increasingly interconnected world, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic.
 
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Tabitha Blankenbiller - Eats of Eden

April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. These essays of tasty bites, writing, coming-of-age, family, sex, self-esteem and, above all, overcoming personal odds to live your best life, are complete with mouth-watering recipes and memories that will change your relationship with food forever.

 
11:00am
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PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 20, 2018 - 11:00am

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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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Saturday Morning Story Time - Eva Abrams

April 21, 2018 - 11:00am

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
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Scott Nadelson - The Fourth Corner of the World, with Meagan Macvie - The Ocean in My Ears

April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Scott Nadelson is the winner of the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and an Oregon Book Award. The characters in Scott Nadelson's latest collection abandon their lands of origin, sever their roots, and distance themselves from the people they once were.

 
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Mary DeMocker - The Parents' Guide to Climate Revolution

April 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

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"Relax," writes author Mary DeMocker, "this isn't another light bulb list. It's not another overwhelming pile of parental 'to dos' designed to shrink your family's carbon footprint through eco-superheroism." Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution.
 
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Richard Powers - The Overstory

April 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

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The next author in our Spring Literary Luncheon series is Richard Powers, the National Book Award-winning author of Orfeo and The Echo Maker.


 
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RAVENNA - Book Club - All About Lulu by Jonathan Evison

April 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Weakness has always been a concern for William Miller: growing up vegetarian in a family of bodybuilders will do that to a person. But William is further weakened by the death of his mother, the arrival of a new step-mother, and his irrepressible crush on his new step-sister, Lulu. As Lulu faces down her own challenges, William watches his life shift into tumult and despair. Once Lulu departs for college, Will goes into the world to find himself -- discovering Western philosophy, a cruel dating world, enduring friendship, and, ultimately, his true calling.

 
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Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes - Rescue & Jessica

April 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time.
 
11:00am
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PJ Library Song & Story Time

April 27, 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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Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Independent Bookstore Day!

April 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

Join us as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day! In addition to being a participating store in the 3rd annual SEABookstoreDay Challenge, we'll also be hosting special in-store activities, events, a prize wheel, and giveaways all day long.

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Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

April 28, 2018 - 11:00am

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

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
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Science on Tap

April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

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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 every last Monday in the Vios Cafe at Third Place.

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