Joni Sensel launches "The Timekeeper’s Moon"

Author Joni Sensel has written several books for young people including "Reality Leak," "The Humming of Numbers" and "The Farwalker’s Quest." This will be one fun bash, with thematic nibbles, games and beverages. It’s also your chance to meet this extraordinary local talent living so closely among us. Free.


Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Polly Horvath reads at Ballard Library

Polly Horvath will be reading from her new book, "Northward to the Moon," a companion novel to "My One Hundred Adventures."  read more »


Ballard Library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.

4th Grade Used Book Sale

Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 4th grade used book sale to raise money for their annual educational overnight trip. Many books of all types for sale as well as coffee, tea and treats. If you have books to donate, drop them by the school or call Lisa at 206-767-3561 for other arrangements.


Sanislo Elementary School
1812 S.W. Myrtle St
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-252-8380

Writing Group

A new Writing Group starts Feb. 1 at the new Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe. Leader Marilyn Stauter calls her approach "Guided Spontaneity."

For more, information, contact Marilyn Stauter at or 206.633.5687.


Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Speaker at Log House Museum

Dr. Lorraine McConaghy, public historian at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, will talk from her new book: Warship under Sail, The USS Decatur in the Pacific West, published by the University of Washington Press. Admission is free although donations are always appreciated. Books will be available for purchase.


Log House Museum
3003 61st Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA
Phone: 938-5293

George Shannon reads at Adams

The Secret Garden Bookshop and Adams Elementary School are proud to invite the community to a free author reading by nationally renowned author and storyteller George Shannon.

Shannon will read from and discuss his 2000 book, "Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World." He will also discuss his other books, including "More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World," "Tomorrow’s Alphabet," "White is for Blueberry," and "The Secret Chicken Club."  read more »


Adams Elementary School
6110 28th Ave. N.W.

Ultimate Tuesday: Author/Illustrator Nina Laden

Ultimate Tuesday is really just a fancy way of saying Last Tuesday. And, we’re setting every last one of them aside to showcase the best and brightest minds working in kid’s literature today.

January’s Ultimate Tuesday author/illustrator is Nina Laden, who’s written many award winning books for children, including "The Night I Followed the Dog," "Private I-Guana," and "Romeow and Drooliet" She’s here to talk about her newest book for the very young, "Button Nose."


Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 N.W. Market St.

Peter Brown at Ballard Library

Author and artist Peter Brown will present his new children’s book, “The Curious Garden." “The Curious Garden” is a picture book about urban renewal and perseverance. The book is geared toward children ages 3 to 8.


Adult Education

Sundays, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Breakfast and childcare included.

Call 206.783.3402 or visit for more information.


Northminster Presbyterian Church
2206 25th Ave. N.W.

Book discussion group

This summer we will begin to explore The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience by Rob Hopkins. This hands-on guide offers pragmatic ways to help communities deal with the inevitable and profound changes ahead. Santoro’s Books in Phinney Ridge is offering a 15 percent discount on the book.

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