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Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Friday • February 24 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place

Coming to the Washington State Convention Center from February 22-26, this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show celebrates America's national parks and landmarks with themed display gardens created by the ...  Read more

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse

Friday • February 24 • 7pm

Mill Creek store

Basketball legend Abdul-Jabbar makes his triumphant adult fiction debut with an action-packed yarn about Sherlock Holmes's older and smarter brother, Mycroft. In 1870, the 23-year-old Mycroft is fresh out of Cambridge University and serving as a secretary at the War Office when word reaches London of a series of unusual deaths in Trinidad. Someone—or something—has been killing children and draining their blood. The locals believe the culprits to be supernatural beings. The tragic news stuns Mycroft's fiancée, Georgiana Sutton, who immediately sails home to Trinidad. Disobeying her request to stay behind, Mycroft and his best friend Douglas follow Georgiana to Trinidad, where they must exercise their intellect and diplomatic skills to solve the crimes and stay alive.

Generation Revolution (OTHER PRESS)

Friday • February 24 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue

British journalist Rachel Aspden, who lived in Cairo from 2003 to 2004 and from 2011 until 2015, shows Egypt's recent revolution through the eyes of the young people who demanded ...  Read more

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Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Saturday • February 25 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place

Coming to the Washington State Convention Center from February 22-26, this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show celebrates America's national parks and landmarks with themed display gardens created by the ...  Read more

Saturday • February 25 • 2pm

Cancelled

Tacoma Public Library

Writer of cult classic The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle and Bay Area writer and essayist Deborah Grabien discuss their books at this unique lecture. As Grabien edited Beagle's books ...  Read more

The Tao of Raven and Blonde Indian, My Body is a Book of Rules

Saturday • February 25 • 5pm

UW Intellectual House

The Tao of Raven lyrically weaves together strands of memoir, contemplation, and fiction to articulate an Indigenous worldview in which all things are connected. The story of Raven and the ...  Read more

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Sunday • February 26 • 9am

Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place

Coming to the Washington State Convention Center from February 22-26, this year's Northwest Flower and Garden Show celebrates America's national parks and landmarks with themed display gardens created by the ...  Read more

Sunday • February 26 • 1:30pm

Cancelled

King County Library, Covington Branch, 27100 164th Ave SE

Writer of cult classic The Last Unicorn Peter S. Beagle and Bay Area writer and essayist Deborah Grabien discuss their books at this unique lecture. As Grabien edited Beagle's books ...  Read more

Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel

Sunday • February 26 • 4pm

Mill Creek store

On October 12, 2005, a fire broke out near San Francisco in an old Navy bunker that had been converted into a wine warehouse. Within hours, the flames and heat had destroyed $250 million dollars' worth of wine. It was the costliest destruction of wine in history. This fire was deliberately set by a man named Mark Anderson who had been at the end of his economic rope. The history of the wine trade in California is rife with stories of violence, greed, obsession, murder and destruction. Tangled Vines explores this dark history and how passion for the liquid some have called "the elixir of the gods" has driven people to extremes throughout the ages. From the nineteenth century murder of Rancho Cucomonga's John Rains to the California Wine Association monopoly of Percy Morgan that drove down prices in a nationwide "wine war" to Anderson's act of arson, Frances Dinkelspiel peels the elegant label off California's wine country in a gripping exposé.

Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being by Henning Mankell

Monday • February 27 • 6pm

The book store cafe fireside

Diagnosed with inoperable cancer, the author of the world-famous Kurt Wallander mystery series has written a last book about the bigger mystery of mortality. Through 67 short chapters circling around his own approaching death, it offers a heartfelt, uplifting celebration of life.

Because this intelligent, literate writer is brave enough and honest enough to share his own mortal thoughts, we get to share in a distillation of the wisdom gained from an active global life, with experiences stretching from Sweden to Mozambique.

Rigorously compassionate, fiercely optimistic in the face of life's merciless amputations, Quicksand is the heroic inheritance Mankell gives to us all. Its about the true nature of fear and courage.

Join our own resident writer, Nick DiMartino, for a lively discussion of this month's selection. Book club members save 20% when you purchase this title at our University District Store.

Setting Free the Kites (G.P. PUTNAMS SONS)

Monday • February 27 • 7pm

U District store

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on the first day of eighth grade, he meets the curious, confident, and daring Nathan ...  Read more

Tuesday • February 28 • 11am

U District store

Join us at our U District store for dramatic readings of the best in new and classic kids books.

You bring the kids, and we'll provide the activities and entertainment.

StoryTime for Kids is appropriate for ages 3 - 7.

 

Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage (SHE WRITES PRESS)

Tuesday • February 28 • 6pm

U District store

In a society that values productivity and speed, we often find ourselves with less of what we really want: space, clarity, connection, and a sense of well-being. Our attempts to ...  Read more

The Gene Machine SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Tuesday • February 28 • 7:30pm

Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, 1119 8th Avenue

Award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman guides readers through the new frontiers of gene technology and how it has forever changed medicine, bioethics, and the factors that shape a family in The ...  Read more

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