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, June 10 – "The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight" by E. Lily Yu. Behind every brave dragon-slayer there’s a resourceful witch – except when she’s out in front, that is.
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, June 24 – "Williamsville" by Gerri Brightwell. Matthis rode into town to kill a man – or did he? A journey into the Wild Weird West. Also, "The Third Option" by Derek Gunn. The Old West would never be the same, now that the dead had began to outnumber the living.

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

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