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.


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

  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 – "Walking Alone" by Miriam Allen deFord. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive, even if we’re just playing hooky from work!
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 – "A Recipe for Murder" by James Holding. In this appetizing tale, we learn why Chef Andre’s world famous Potage Francois Premier is a soup to die for! Pack a sack lunch and come enjoy this tale of culinary crime.


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.