The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations in August. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series
A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 334th meeting features readings from the "Three Birds" - Sandra Noel, Margaret Roncone and Joanna Conom. Michael Ostrogorsky will give a short lecture on the writer's craft.

6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug 10 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089 

A monthly open mic that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, featuring readings of poetry and prose. This month's featured poets are Nancy Dahlberg and Francine Walls.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547 .

Writers Read
A monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908 .

Poetry 'Potluck'
An informal monthly gathering for listening to and reading poetry aloud. Attendees should bring a few favorite poems. This is a feast of poetry, not a food event.

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089 .