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Special Author Event

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An Evening with Yangsze Choo

Sunday, Jan. 26, 6 - 8 p.m. 
Evergreen Branch Library
9512 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Yangsze Choo, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Night Tiger" and “The Ghost Bride.” Choo will read from “The Night Tiger,” a sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

6:00 p.m. – Private reception hosted by the Friends of the Library. Tickets are $16 and include a free paperback copy of “The Night Tiger”  and light refreshments. Tickets are available at

7:00 p.m. – Free author talk, book sale and signing, open to the public.

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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage

Saturday, Feb. 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201    

Everett Public Library is pleased to present Tayari Jones as our 2020 Everett Reads! keynote speaker. This free program is part of our ongoing Civil Everett program series, to engage the community in civil dialog around difficult topics. 

Jones's book “An American Marriage” is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are standing on the threshold of the American dream when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and their lives implode. Jones gracefully touches on difficult things of social injustice, incarceration and race in America. 

“An American Marriage” was an Oprah Book Club pick, named a notable book by The New York Times and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. Bill Gates named "American Marriage" a favorite book of 2019.

Copies of "American Marriage" are available to borrow at both library locations. Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

2020 Reading Challenge

Book lovers: Are you up for a challenge? We have just the thing for you: the 2020 Everett Public Library Reading Challenge!
This year's challenge includes 12 topics from which readers choose to read, plus three bonus challenges. Each completed challenge gives you a chance to win a prize at the end of the year, for a maximum of 15 chances per person. Plus, it's a fun way to explore a variety of genres and a love of reading.  

Pick up a Reading Challenge for at either library location or grab a copy on the 2020 Reading Challenge website to play along online.

Explore More Digital Content on Your Device

The cold, snowy weather is the perfect time to bundle up and check out the library through your own device without ever leaving your home. In addition to streaming video, language learning, e-books, and e-audiobooks, and music, the library now offers more digital magazines through Overdrive and Libby and comic books and graphic novels through Hoopla. Explore our library apps . What will you check out first?

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Events for Adults

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Come, Learn the Ukulele! 

Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m. Evergreen Branch 
Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Main Library Auditorium
Aaron Canwell of the band Micah and Me teaches an all-ages class for learning ukulele.There is no charge to attend. There will be 25 ukuleles available. Participants are welcome to bring their own. 

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Here's to the Women!
Songs, Stories, and Images by Linda Allen

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Main Library Auditorium

Dr. Linda Allen, songwriter, performer, and educator, presents a musical tribute to the 100th anniversary of suffrage for women. The presentation includes stories  of the women who made the difference in the 40-year-long suffrage struggle.

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Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - Feb. 2, 1 p.m.
WSU Everett Campus
915 N. Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

Everett Public Library is a proud sponsor of "CougHacks," a 24-hour software-centric event organized by WSU Everett. Small teams of students work towards solving problems. This free event is open to collegiate and high school programmers of all skill levels! Bring your laptop. The hacking starts on Jan. 18 and goes through the night until Jan. 19. If you're looking to brush up on your programming skills or engage in some fun-spirited competition this could be a great event for you! Students can sign up online

Events for Youth

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Winter Storytime Schedule 

Morning storytimes begin at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. See the full schedule of programs for details. 

Babies (for ages birth to one)
Mondays at Evergreen Branch 
Tuesdays at Main Library

Babies sit in their parent or caregiver’s lap during storytime, then play on the floor with early learning toys.

Waddlers (for one-year olds)
Mondays at Main Library
Wednesdays at Evergreen Branch

Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and physical activities that create a foundation for language and motor skills.

Toddlers (for two-year-olds)
Tuesdays at Evergreen Branch
Wednesdays at Main Library

Lively stories and movement activities support language development and introduce self-regulation skills.

Preschoolers (for ages 3-5)
Thursdays at Main Library;
Fridays at Evergreen Branch

Stories, songs and early literacy activities help children get ready for kindergarten.

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Little Science Lab

Thursdays in Jan. and Feb. 
1:30 p.m. 
Main Library Activity Room 

Imagine Children’s Museum presents a hands-on science and math program especially designed for you and your preschooler. Ages: 3-5 years. 

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Virtual Reality: Ages 13+

Saturdays from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Evergreen Branch
Parent permission required.
Visit the  library and explore another world!
The library will be offering free Virtual Reality demonstrations every Saturday through March. Adults and teens ages 13+ are welcome to try our VR headsets, on loan from the Washington State Library. For more information visit

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Insect Safari

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m., Main Library Auditorium 
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m., Evergreen Branch 

See more than 2,100 insect specimens from around the world: dazzling butterflies and moths, fantastically shaped beetles, grasshoppers, bees and more with entomologist Don Ehlen! Ages: 4 and up. 

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