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Ways to Read

“Ways to Read” celebrates all the ways to read – whether you read graphic novels, listen to audiobooks, use e-books, or read in the traditional format.

An Evening with Richard Russo

Fri, February 12th, 2016

Everett Performing Arts Center

2710 Wetmore Ave


  • 6:00 pm Exclusive ticketed reception. Admission is $10 for members of the Friends of the Everett Public Library and $25 for non-members. 

  • 7:30 pm Free Author talk and book signing – open to the public

The author of Elsewhere (a memoir), Nobody’s FoolStraight Man and Pulitzer Prize-winning  Empire Falls, Richard Russo is a master of rich characters and pitch-perfect descriptions of small-town America. His humorous lectures cover his approach to shaping narratives and how "home" has defined his work.

Russo appears at 7:30 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center, following a 6 p.m. exclusive reception. Tickets for the author reception are available through Brown Paper Tickets ($10 for Friends of the Library and $25 for non-members). 

A book signing follows the main event; copies of Empire Falls will be available for purchase.

An Afternoon with Carole Dagg

Sat, February 6th, 2016
Main Library Auditorium


  • 2:00 pm  Author talk and book signing – open to the public

Carole Estby Dagg is the author of The Year We Were Famous and the forthcoming (February 2) Sweet Home Alaska. Sweet Home is an “exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, introduces readers to a fascinating chapter of American history when one of FDR’s New Deal programs took over 200 families off welfare and transported them to Alaska to become self-sufficient farmers”. It’s a Junior Library Guild selection, and has received advance praise from the well-regarded Kirkus Reviews. A book signing follows the event. 

Sat, April 9th, 2016
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave

Mary Roach, is the author of the New York Times  bestsellers Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, Packing For Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. Her 2009 TED talk made the organization's 2011 Twenty Most-Watched To Date List. A book signing follows the event.