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7:00pm
Ravenna

Paula Becker - A House On Stilts: Mothering in the Age of Opioid Addiction

October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman's struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to opioids. Paula Becker's son Hunter was raised in a safe, nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright, curious child. And yet, addiction found him.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Charlie Gilkey - Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done

October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Start Finishing presents a 9-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you'll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule.

The book will teach you how to:

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Steven Greenebaum - One Family Indivisible

October 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them". One Family: Indivisible engagingly invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

The Alex Aaby Jazz Combo

October 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This combo may call the Pacific Northwest home, but they're seeking to keep jazz and the many cultures surrounding it alive!

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Hearth - A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place - Annick Smith & Susan O’Connor

October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. With Special guest, Geffrey Davis.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - Drawdown

October 2, 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.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Stanley B. Greenberg - RIP GOP

October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

For decades the GOP has seen itself in an uncompromising struggle against a New America that is increasingly secular, racially diverse, and fueled by immigration. It has fought non-traditional family structures, ripped huge holes in the social safety net, tried to stop women from being independent, and pitted aging rural Evangelicals against the younger, more dynamic cities.

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 3, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Alice Hoffman - The World That We Knew

October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Practical Magic and The Dovekeepers comes a beautiful story of one Jewish child refugee's flight to safety in Nazi German and her mother's impossible decision to set her free.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Emily Lynn Paulson- Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life

October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Emily Paulson, author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life.  

 
 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lauren Petrie's All Ages Dance Party

October 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Popular musician Lauren Petrie brings his lively repertoire of dance-friendly tunes to Third Place Commons for another 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

Spencer Ellsworth - The Great Faerie Strike

October 4, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A revolution in Faerie!

Ridley Enterprises has brought industry to the Otherworld, churning out magical goods for profit. But when they fire Charles the gnome, well, they've gone too far. And against a gnome's respectable nature, he takes to the streets, fighting for workers' rights.

The Otherworld's first investigative reporter, Jane, is looking for a story. And she finds it, witnessing a murder and getting sucked into a conspiracy within werewolf high society.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Katherine Rundell - The Good Thieves

October 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

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

October 4, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Spirited vintage jazz, swing, and Brazilian with rare gems from the 1920s to the 1960s, plus some modern originals.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paul Levy - The Quantum Revelation

October 5, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"The Quantum Revelation is mind-blowing." ―Sting 
 
 
6:00pm
Ravenna

Your Voice Matters Hosted by The Narrative Project

October 5, 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.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Moe Ribbs Band "Chicago Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 5, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Originals and covers in the style of Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and others. Chicago blues so greasy you better bring a bib! 
 

 
 
4:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Cherry Street Brass Band

October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Sit and sway or dance the afternoon away to the music of the Cherry Street Brass – playing the music made popular by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in the 1960's. You'll be sure to leave with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Michael Niemann - No Right Way

October 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The fall of 2015. It’s been four years since the civil war in Syria started and over a year since ISIS took over major parts of the country. The refugee stream into Turkey has swelled to unprecedented numbers. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is scrambling to offer services and shelter to the multitudes. The Turkish government is doing what it can. Money from the rest of the world and European governments is flowing in to help alleviate the crisis.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jasmine Guillory - Royal Holiday

October 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Jasmine Guillory with her new novel, Royal Holiday.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Haben Girma - Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us at Third Place Books to learn about the incredible life story of Haben Girma, the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School, and her amazing journey from isolation to the world stage. Haben Girma will appear in conversation with Dr. Catherine M. Cole, Dean of the Arts at the University of Washington.
 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Renee Ahdieh - The Beautiful (in-conversation with Sabaa Tahir & Somaiya Daud)

October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Renée Ahdieh, in-conversation with Sabaa Tahir and Somaiya Daud! This is a ticket required event. The first 25 tickets get access to a special VIP meet-and-greet with Renée Ahdieh, Sabaa Tahir, and Somaiya Daud before the event.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Marty Wingate - The Bodies in the Library

October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jasmin Kaur & Tahereh Mafi - When You Ask Me Where I'm Going & A Very Large Expanse of Sea

October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Elizabeth Acevedo, Jasmin Kaur’s stunning debut novel is a collection of poetry, illustrations, and prose. The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Morhaf al Achkar - Roads to Meaning and Resilience with Cancer

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also invites reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life. The author is a family doctor, teacher, and researcher who is also a stage 4 lung cancer patient himself. He is patient #40.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Anne and Mike Howard - Comfortably Wild

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Think outside the big-box hotels and discover North America's most inspiring outdoor getaways. In the first guide of its kind, authors Mike and Anne Howard of the acclaimed blog HoneyTrek.com dive into the origins of glamping and the 21st-century craving for unconventional experiences that effortlessly connect us with nature, loved ones, and ourselves.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jeffrey D. Briggs - Out of the Cold Dark Sea

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Jeffrey Briggs with his new mystery novel, Out of the Cold Dark Sea. 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lit Women Book Club - Pleasure Activism

October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join bookseller Rosa for Lit Women, a book club focused on reading books written by women. We welcome anyone looking to read something new, for an open, inclusive, and safe discussion in a no-holds-barred environment. We'll discuss Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown. Get 20% off this title through October! THE LIT WOMEN BOOK CLUB MEETS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT THE LAKE FOREST PARK STORE. AUTHORS DO NOT ATTEND.

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 10, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Leigh Bardugo - Ninth House

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Presentation FREE! SIGNING LINE TICKET only available with pre-order purchase of THE NINTH HOUSE from ThirdPlaceBooks.com -- Order your copy here!
  Reading presentation is free at the Third Place Commons stage General seating: first come, first served. Doors at 6pm.
 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Julie Fogliano & Christian Robinson - Just In Case You Want to Fly - at Concordia Lutheran School

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Off-site

From the creators of the award-winning When's My Birthday? - bestselling author Julie Fogliano (If You Want to See a Whale) and Caldecott-winning illustrator Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) -  team up again to create an inspirational book for anyone - parent or child - looking for support when facing a new challenge. 

 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Shauna M. Ahern - Enough: Notes from a Woman Who Has Finally Found It (in conversation with Kristi Coulter)

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Shauna Ahern with her new memoir, Enough: Notes From a Woman Who Has Finally Found It. 

In her riotous debut book of essays, Shauna M. Ahern—the inimitable voice behind “Gluten-Free Girl”—confronts a culture that demands too much and shares her moving story of finding the small moments in life that are truly enough. Ashley C. Ford calls Enough “one of the best accounts of human growth.”

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Books to Prisoners

October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Discussing everything from the joy of reading to the frustration of chronic library closures and the experience of incarceration, this book is composed of letters prisoners wrote to BTP. Alongside, you'll find information about the history, operations, and context of prison book programs across the country.

 
 
 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

National Coming Out Day Fundraiser supporting Lambert House!

October 11, 2019 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, Seward Park

On National Coming Out Day (Friday, October 11), join Third Place Books in supporting Lambert House, a local organization that provides a community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Christine Day - I Can Make This Promise

October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A poignant and powerful debut #OwnVoices middle grade novel, about a girl who uncovers a secret that connects her to her Native American heritage, and that throws everything she knows about her family into question. This story is based on the twenty-five-year-old author’s own family history.

In her debut middle grade novel inspired by her family’s history, Native (Upper Skagit) author Christine Day tells the story of a girl grappling with the secrets of her mother’s birth family and trying to find her own Native American identity.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Dylan Meconis - Queen of the Sea

October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this beautifully detailed hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. 

Dylan Meconis is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator who created the graphic novels Family Man, Bite Me!, and Outfoxed, which was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. She lives with her wife in Portland, Oregon.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Shea Serrano - Movies and Other Things

October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Space is limited, and first-come, first served. Free tickets are available AT THE DOOR ONLY for this event, and will be available BEGINNING AT 4PM on Friday, October 11!

 

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Mike Faast Swing Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Bandleader Mike Faast has been singing in groups ranging from bluegrass to western swing to swing standards for over thirty years in the Greater Northwest. He will be accompanied by some of the premier swing players in the Seattle area to perform a wonderful selection of tunes from the American Standards Songbook.

 
 
1:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Northwest Ballet Center Halloween Showcase

October 12, 2019 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Get into the spirit of the season with a spooky, fun dance performance. An annual tradition!

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Mary Lou Sanelli - The Star Struck Dance Studio of Yucca Springs

October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

We all need a safe place to shine when we are young, if not in our parent's eyes, at least in our own. Lucy Maglietta, growing up in the town of tiny Yucca Springs on the vast Mojave Desert, longs for a place that--unlike her home life--feels safe and calm, and she finds it at the Star Struck Dance Studio.

 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Cleo Wade - Where To Begin - at Rainier Arts Center

October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Off-site

Join Third Place Books at the Rainier Arts Center for an evening with Cleo Wade! Named one of America's 50 Most Influential Women by Marie Claire, one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and "The Millennial Oprah" by New York magazine, Cleo Wade presents her second anthology of heartfelt poetry and prose, which builds on the wisdom of her bestselling book HEART TALK and encourages you to remain hopeful and harness your personal power to bring positive change in our world.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Candice Montgomery - By Any Means Necessary

October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

College freshman Torrey would love to leave behind his old neighborhood, but before he’s even through orientation, he gets the call that the bank is foreclosing on the bee farm his uncle left him. As he balances school and a new romance with his legal fight, the pressure of juggling everything threatens to tear him apart.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Rat City Brass "Tijuana Brass" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 12, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

The welcome return of Seattle's premiere Tijuana Brass tribute band who always delights with hot horns and great grooves! 
 

 
 
1:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Aging and Active in Your Own Home

October 13, 2019 - 1:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Learn how Northwest Neighbors Network plans to help community members stay living as long as possible in the comfort and security of their own homes, with support from neighborhood volunteers of all ages and pre-screened professionals. Members will be available to answer questions after a brief presentation.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Arthur Krull - Hijacked

October 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This is a true story about a hijacking to Cuba in January of 1980. They safely arrived in Cuba hoping the hijacker would get off, but instead he demanded to refuel and take him to Iran. The flight crew and passengers devised a complicated, risky plan to secretly evacuate.
 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jaime Grant & Shannon Perez-Darby - Friendship as Social Justice Activism

October 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Friendship as Social Justice Activism brings together academics and activists in a sprawling conversation about friendship, love, and desire as fuel for social justice movements. The contributors featured traverse disciplines, genders, sexualities and the globe impacting diverse movements, including women's and queer liberation as well as health, disability, housing, migrant, labor, and environmental rights.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Flynn Coleman - A Human Algorithm

October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A groundbreaking narrative on the urgency of ethically designed AI and a guidebook to reimagining life in the era of intelligent technology

The Age of Intelligent Machines is upon us, and we are at a reflection point. The proliferation of fast-moving technologies, including forms of artificial intelligence, will cause us to confront profound questions about ourselves. The era of human intellectual superiority is ending, and, as a species, we need to plan for this monumental shift.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

October 14, 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.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Poetry Reading

October 14, 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
Seward Park

Nic Stone in conversation with Martha Brockenbrough- Jackpot

October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join Third Place Books in welcoming Nic Stone, author of the New York Times bestselling Dear Martin and Odd One Out, with her new book, JACKPOT. Nic will be joined in conversation with Martha Brockenbrough, author of The Game of Love and Death and Unpresidented.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park City Council Candidate Forum

October 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons hosts a nonpartisan candidate forum for Lake Forest Park City Council, moderated and formatted by the League of Women Voters. Hear from the candidates on issues of importance to you before casting your ballot. Questions from both the moderator and audience will be asked. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Emily L. Thuma - All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence (in conversation with Angélica Cházaro)

October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening with Emily Thuma in conversation with Angélica Cházaro. They will be discussing Emily's new book, All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence. 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Jessie Kwak - From Chaos to Creativity

October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence, especially if we're not at the point yet where creating it is our job. Sometimes we have so many ideas it's difficult to keep them all organized, much less maintaining a creative schedule or dedicated workspace. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it's all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray. From Chaos to Creativity is a series of glowing beacon. Jessie L.

 
 
11:30am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

October 17, 2019 - 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.  
 
 
6:00pm
Seward Park

Penguin Teen Game Night with Rosaria Munda, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Natalie C. Parker

October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Seward Park

First there was the Triwizard Tournament. Then the Hunger Games. And now, it’s Penguin Teen Game Night, and you’re invited! (Don’t worry, everyone survives.)

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paul Theroux - On The Plain of Snakes

October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines.
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kim Brown Seely, in conversation with Margot Kahn - Uncharted

October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

“Kim Brown Seely reminds us that the best travel narratives are about emotional explorations even more than physical ones,” writes Erica Bauermeister of Seely’s debut memoir, Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another, a breathtaking adventure through the Inside Passage and a lyrical meditation on the changing nature of love.

Kim will be joined onstage by Margot Kahn, and the two writers will discuss the intersections of home, desire, and adventure.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Richard Alumbaugh - Elmer's Tribal War

October 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In the early morning hours of August 27th, 1986, tensions between Elmer McGinnis and the Colville Tribal Police escalated to the point that a beam of light triggered a tragic shootout. Richard Alumbagh’s late wife was the presiding judge in the ensuing murder case. Elmer’s Tribal War is a factual account of these events, and an investigation into who was truly responsible.

 

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Nico Slate - Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet

October 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Mahatma Gandhi redefined nutrition as a holistic approach to building a more just world. Gandhi's Search for the Perfect Diet sheds new light on Gandhi's diet—from his epic fasts to his failed veganism—and thus connects two of history’s perennial questions: how to live and what to eat.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Susan Carr "Latin Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Carr’s ensemble has been featured in Earshot Jazz magazine and Spin Magazine. Featuring Grammy nominated percussionist Nonda Trimis, Robert Petersen, and Will Stump, this ensemble has created a percussion driven Brazilian sound and irresistible take on contemporary and international songwriters.