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Passport services at the library

A world of adventure awaits you at the library! With a range of travel books and excellent online language learning resources, Everett Public Library has long been the first stop on the itinerary for savvy travelers. We are proud to expand our services to travelers by partnering with the U.S. State Department as an official passport acceptance facility. Qualifying adults and children can make an appointment to submit a new passport application by calling 425-257-8000. For more information on Everett Public Library passport services, visit our website at

Sepia-toned photo of Everett Woman's Book Club members seated on the steps of the Monte Cristo Hotel

Library history podcast

A new audio podcast brings to life the early history of Everett Public Library, in which a small group of determined Everett women parlayed political muscle and donated books into an enduring civic institution. The podcast is part of the library's celebration of its 125th anniversary throughout 2019. The podcast tells its story through excerpts from historical newspaper articles and books, as well as from unpublished gems from the library’s Northwest Room collection. The 21-minute audio podcast can be accessed at  The production was written and performed by library staff members.

Photo by photographer Paul Bannick of barn owl family nesting in a shallow cave in a rocky hillside

Paul Bannick: renowned wildlife photographer and author

Paul Bannick, author of "Owl: A Year in the Life of North American Owls" and "The Owl and the Woodpecker," will be the featured speaker for the Friends of the Library’s annual meeting on Sunday, October 27, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium. The public is encouraged to attend. Bannick’s work can be found in many bird guides, including those by Audubon, Peterson, and the National Wildlife Federation. It has been featured in the New York Times, Sunset, and many other publications. His photographs are part of traveling exhibits, and are in a special exhibit in the Chi Mei Museum in Taiwan.

Image of graphic stating Libraries Transform Book Pick alongside image of After the Flood book cover showing water, sky, and clouds in blues and pinks

Digital book club: Oct. 7-21

We are excited to partner with the American Library Association and OverDrive to offer a digital book club called the Libraries Transform Book Pick. From Oct. 7-21, you will have unlimited access to the new book “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. Booklist describes Montag’s debut as: a "gripping, speculative, high-seas adventure [that] is impossible to put down.” Check out a copy from the Libby or Overdrive app, or through our Overdrive collection. Join us for a virtual book club on our Facebook page!  Follow along at as we post discussion questions about the book and share your thoughts with friends and fellow readers.  

Events for Adults

Film Screening: “Food for Change”

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m.
Main Library auditorium

Sno-Isle Food Co-op and the library sponsor a screening of “Food for Change,” which examines food co-ops and their role as an alternative to factory farms and corporate grocery chains. Snacks courtesy of Sno-Isle Food Co-op.
Movie poster for Food for Change, the story of cooperation in America, showing a grid of many images of food coop stores across the country
Photo of complex place setting with many utensils, plates, and glasses

Dining at Downton: Trial by Fork

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.
Main Library auditorium

Food historian Tames Alan demystifies the manners, menu, and accoutrements of a formal 12-course dinner as it would have been served upstairs at Downton Abbey.

Civil Everett: Fighting Trolls and Taking Names

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
Main Library auditorium

World-renowned public speaker, author and blogger Geraldine DeRuiter shares her ideas and experiences about surviving online harassment and making the internet a better place to work and play.

Photo of Geraldine DeRuiter who is an acclaimed author, world-renowned public speaker, and the voice behind the award-winning Everywhereist blog

Events for Youth

Photo of a 'dragon's egg' made with colorful tacks

Create Your Own Dragon Egg Art Workshop 

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. 
Main Library auditorium

Many legends suggest that dragons are born from eggs. Create unique, colorful and textured dragon egg sculpture and the myths behind it at this special workshop. 
Ages: 8 - 16 (10 and under need adult assistance). 
Call 425-257-8030 to register. 

Sing and Dance with Marco 

Thursday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. 

¡A bailar, cantar y jugar!

Sing, dance, and listen to stories in English and Spanish at our fun bilingual program with children’s entertainer Marco Cortes. Ages: 3 - 6 years.

Photo of musician Marco, who is wearing red and black and holding a guitar
Photo of teddy bear reading a book

Pajama Storytime 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Main Library children’s area 

Wear your favorite pair of pajamas and bring your favorite stuffie or blanket to the library for an evening of stories, songs and movement. Designed for children and their caregivers to develop letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills through music and stories. Ages: 0 - 7 years.

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