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 or evening.


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

  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 – "Canavan’s Back Yard" by Joseph Payne Brennan. A rare book dealer working out of his home seems to have the most retiring of lives, but something inexplicable was lurking just outside his window.
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, 18 – "Dances with Ghosts" by Joseph Bruchac. Harley Bigbear is haunted enough, without the angry ghosts of white men banging on his trailer door.

Third Place Books: Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S., 206-474-2200.

  • 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 – "Plan 19" by Jack Ritchie. Fred and Hector have cooked up eighteen separate plans for their big prison break, but it takes Big Duke to add that one missing ingredient, and this time they can't fail!


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.