Need a break from the mundane? The Seattle Public Library offers "Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown Ups" where you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings during your lunch.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, April 8 – "The Token Superhero" by David F. Walker. Nobody said life as a token black superhero would be easy. Also, "Direction of the Road," by Ursula K. LeGuin. Even for a grand old oak tree, the pace of modern life can be killing.
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, April 22 – "McGowney’s Miracle" by Margaret Millar. McGowney the mortician has no choice but to retire. You see, he has ceased to believe in death.

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.