Joelle has almost finished “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. The novel ties characters together across multiple sides of World War II and reminds us of our own humanity. Doerr is keynote at the Search for Meaning Book Festival next weekend in Seattle.
Carmen finished The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, and describes it as “poignant, full of riveting family relationships, and having a strong sense of place.”
The book is also this year’s pick for Seattle Reads, and the author will be coming to Seattle! Join The Friends of the Seattle Public Library Board in reading this compelling novel.
Joelle left books in the surgery waiting area at Swedish Hospital for International Book Giving Day. How did you participate?
Did you get your book for International Book Giving Day from the FriendShop? Rona is ready for tomorrow!
Since 1941 The Friends of The Seattle Public Library has been instrumental in providing books to dozens of organizations throughout the city, providing more than 8,000 books last year. The Friends has partnered with the library to donate books to 36 underserved community groups in support of The Seattle Public Library.
Below are different community partners touched by The Friends last year, one book at a time.
Boys & Girls Club
Tent City 3
Denise Louie Head Start
Olympic Hills Kindergarten
Olympic Hills Jump Start Program
Olympic Hills Headstart
Olympic Hills Summer School
North Helpline Foodbank
Seattle Parks Department
YouthCare Youth Build Program
Family Works Service Center
Family Works Food Bank
Jackson Park Village
Youth Tutoring Program
West Seattle Food Bank
Urban Rest Stop Clinic
University District Food Bank
North Seattle Family Center/WIC
Seattle/King County Health Clinic
University Family YMCA
John Rogers Jump Start Program
Lake City WIC
Little Brook Park lunch program
Low Income Housing Institute
Yesler Community Center
Hunger Intervention Program
Reach Out and Read program at UW Pediatric Care
The Friends of the Seattle Public Library Board is all stocked up for #BookGivingDay! At our meeting this morning, each Board Member got to choose a book to give away or leave at a favorite location in honor of International Book Giving Day, February 14th. Will you join us?
The FriendShop also has 50 free books to give to patrons who want to participate starting tomorrow! Stop by the Central Library to participate.
Are you participating in International Book Giving Day? Join the Friends of the Seattle Public Library by picking a book to give to someone or to leave at a favorite location. Hurry!!! On February 9th, The FriendShop is giving away 50 free books for #BookGivingDay. Come pick one and share the love of books.
Steve G is reading “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement.” A New York Times review on November 10, 2016, highlighted, “Mr. Lowery is young (he was born in 1990) and talented (he was a member of the team awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his newspaper’s coverage of police shootings) and black. His book is electric, because it is so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart.”