• Chris Cleave

    2011 Seattle Reads Chris Cleave at Beacon Hill Branch, May 14

    Chris Cleave speaks at the Beacon Hill Branch about "Little Bee" as part of the 2011 Seattle Reads program. The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take part in Seattle Reads "Little Bee," a project designed to foster reading and discussion of works by authors of diverse cultures and ethnicities.

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  • Chris Cleave

    2011 Seattle Reads Main Event with Chris Cleave, May 13

    Join us for the main event of Seattle Reads "Little Bee": An Evening with Chris Cleave. Two narrators tell a story, both heartbreaking and heartwarming, about how their lives are forever changed and linked when they meet one fateful day on a beach in Nigeria: Little Bee, a young Nigerian refugee in the UK, and Sarah, posh British magazine editor and mother of four-year-old Charlie, who refuses to take off his Batman costume.

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  • David Wright

    Thrilling Tales, May 27, 2011

    Today's stories are "Uncle Abraham's Wedding" and "In the Dark" by E. Nesbit. Recorded on May 27, 2011.

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  • Coll Thrush

    Coll Thrush, May 1

    Discover the world of London through the eyes of a Native American who has been taken there as a "curiosity" by new owners. Coll Thrush will talk about his new research on the travels of indigenous Native Americans to London in the 18th century.

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  • Marc Freedman

    Marc Freedman, April 27

    Marc Freedman discussed "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Between Midlife and Old Age."  Marc Freedman, social entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, offers tips for how to transform America's coming midlife crisis into an opportunity for individuals and society.

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  • Uchechi Kalu & E.C. Osondu

    Uchechi Kalu & E.C. Osondu, April 20

    Nigerian-born authors Uchechi Kalu and E.C. Osondu read from their debut works; this event is part of Seattle Reads "Little Bee," a program of the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library. Uchechi Kalu read from "Flowers Blooming Against a Bruised Gray Sky," a debut collection of poems.  E.C. Osondu read from "Voice of America," winner of the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. 

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  • Jorge L. Barón

    Asylum-Seekers in Our Region, April 13

    Join the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) for a discussion of the experiences of asylum-seekers in our community.  Jorge L. Barón, executive director of NWIRP, will lead a discussion on the experiences of asylum-seekers who are held at the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration detention facility in Tacoma, and on the challenges that those who flee persecution in their homelands face when they arrive in this country. 

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  • Howard Jacobson

    Howard Jacobson, April 12

    Howard Jacobson read from "The Finkler Question," winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize on Apr. 12, 2011 at The Seattle Public Library.  Childhood friends Julian Treslove, a radio producer, and Samuel Finkler, a Jewish philosopher, enter middle age and reminisce over their struggles with self-identity, anti-Semitism, women, love and the past.

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  • Henning Mankell

    Henning Mankell, April 8

    Internationally-bestselling Swedish author of the the Kurt Wallander mysteries, Henning Mankell, read from "The Troubled Man." A retired high-ranking naval officer vanishes in a forest near Stockholm. The official investigation has nothing to do with Detective Kurt Wallander, but the man who disappeared is his daughter's future father-in-law. Soon Wallander finds himself caught up in elaborate Cold War espionage activities.

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  • medical equipment

    It's a Team Effort to Help Those With ADHD, April 6

    Christopher K. Varley, M.D., professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UW Medicine, defined attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and shared his ideas on managing symptoms and redirecting energy toward constructive and educational paths on April 6, 2011 at The Seattle Public Library. This event series was co-sponsored by UW Medicine.

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