Attend author events, book discussions and community dialogues from the comfort of your own living room this spring. The Seattle Public has a wide variety of online readings and discussions coming up in March, from poetry about climate change to a collection of local journalism pieces that reflect Seattle's mosaic of stories.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for each event, visit the Library's calendar to sign up.


  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 4 - Close To Home: Virtual Stories Of Health, Tech And Resilience. Meet Nura Adam, Executive Director of the Immigrant Women's Community Center. The Center is the Puget Sound area's community gathering center for immigrant women and their families, providing a safe, nonjudgmental healing space for women of all backgrounds.

  • Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6 - Moving Beyond Intimate Partner Violence. Join a community dialog centering survivors who are trans/non-binary and beyond in an interfaith context. This is a Black Trans & Queer Liberation Theology affirming space.

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 - Adam Hochschild discusses the life of Rose Pastor Stokes. Award-winning author Hochschild will discuss the astonishing story of Rose Pastor Stokes, one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time.

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14 - Virtual Writers Read. Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers.

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 - Michelle Nijhuis and Pam Houston discuss "Beloved Beasts." Michelle Nijhuis and Pam Houston talk about the history of the modern conservation movement―told through some of the lives and ideas of the people who built it.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18 - Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour. Join us for a live, online conversation with Tanya Kim, from the City of Seattle Human Services Department and Lan Pham from the Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

  • 4 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. Sunday, March 21 - Jourdan Imani Keith presents "Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change." Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales.

  • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25 - Reagan E.J. Jackson discusses "Still Here - A South End Mixtape from an Unexpected Journalist." Join us to celebrate the launch of "Still Here - A South End Mixtape from an Unexpected Journalist," a collection of some of Jackson’s most grounded and meaningful work in journalism.


The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.

The Seattle Public Library also has many free online services, resources and programs available while its physical buildings remain closed. Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.