There are some great events in our area this month, especially with young-adult authors! We hope to see you around town. As always, happy reading!

Saturday, February 2nd @ 11 a.m. University Bookstore Mill Creek

  • Teen Book Brunch with Kristin Halbrook, Nobody But Us

Tuesday, February 5th @ 6:30 p.m. Secret Garden Books

  • Cory Doctorow, Homeland (sequel to Little Brother)

Tuesday, February 5th @ 7 p.m. Seattle Public Library Central Branch

  • Cory Doctorow, Homeland (sequel to Little Brother)

Saturday, February 9th @ 2 p.m. Fairwood Library

  • Young Adult Book Authors Discussion and Signing:
  • Jennifer Shaw Wolf, Breaking Beautiful
  • Helen Landalf, Flyaway
  • Carole Estby Dagg, The Year We Were Famous
  • Jillian Anderson Coats, The Wicked and the Just
  • Kimberly Derting, The Essence (sequel to The Pledge)
  • Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen

Wednesday, February 13th @ 7 p.m. University Bookstore

  • Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell (Book 3 Bloodlines)

Friday, February 22nd @ 6:30 p.m. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park

  • Kirby Larson, Hattie Ever After (sequel to Hattie Big Sky)

Friday, February 22nd @ 7 p.m. Seattle Public Library Central Branch

  • Celebrate Black History Month with Judy Bentley & Lorraine McConaghy, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master

Friday, February 22nd@pm Richard Hugo House (hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company) *See website for address.*

  • Karen Finneyfrock, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

Saturday, February 23rd @ 11 a.m. University Bookstore Mill Creek

  • Teen Book Brunch with Karen Finneyfrock, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door

Saturday, February 23rd @ 1 p.m. Bothell Library

  • Marissa Meyer, Scarlet (sequel to Cinder in The Lunar Chronicles Quartet)

Tuesday, February 26th @ 7 p.m. Redmond Library

  • Lorraine McConaghy, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master

Thursday, February 28th @ 7 p.m. Mercer Island Library

  • Lorraine McConaghy, Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master

ADULT AUTHOR EVENTS THAT KIDS/TEENS MIGHT ENJOY

Tuesday, February 12th @ 7 p.m. University Temple United Methodist Church (hosted by University Bookstore)

  • Brandon Sanderson, A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time) *Also the author of the middle-grade book Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (Alcatraz series)

LOCAL STORY TIMES

Friday, February 1st @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Northgate

  • Special Storytime Visit from Corduroy Bear!

Friday, February 1st @ 11 a.m. Mockingbird Books

  • Peter Pan Story Time – In celebration of Disney’s Peter Pan being re-released on Blu-Ray (Feb. 5th, 2013), Mockingbird Books is hosting a very special Peter Pan Story Time! Come in you pajamas and listen to stories of Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and more!

Saturday, February 2nd @1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Downtown

  • Celebrate Groundhog Day! – The must have book for Groundhog Day, Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub (local author!!) — and the rest of the year! With pop-art illustrations, a  tongue-in-cheek tone and a riot of detail, kids learn all the important aspects of Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 9th @ 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Downtown

  • Valentine’s Day Two-in-One Storytime: The Perfect Hug and The Shape of My Heart **Cookies offered during story time!**

Saturday, February 9th @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Bellevue

  • Special Valentine’s Day Storytime: The Perfect Hug – Children of all ages are invited to experience the joy of reading and storytelling through Joanna Walsh’s The Perfect Hug — enjoy the picture book and the nook book. Bring your friends to share cookies, crafts and other activities!

Saturday, February 9th @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble South Center

  • The Perfect Hug Valentine’s Story time with Special Guest Curious George **Fun activities and treats will be had!**

Saturday, February 16th @ 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Downtown

  • President’s Day – From the duo (Anne & Lizzy Rockwell) who created the classroom Kirkus Reviews called “a charmed place” comes a patriotic primer (President’s Day) for picture book readers. Snacks will also be provided. Check out the President Apps on nook and learn all about our American presidents!

Saturday, February 16th @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble South Center

  • Reading with Rover – Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program where therapy dogs are brought into the store and children have the opportunity to read aloud to the dogs — and the dogs love listening!

Saturday, February 16th @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Alderwood

  • Clifford, The Big Red Dog Appears! – Clifford the Big Red Dog will make an appearance and help us with Story time.

Saturday, February 23rd @ 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble Downtown

  • A Tribute to Black History Month – Join us for a reading of Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier. This Caldecott Honor Book provides a vivid education about our nation’s journey toward equality. Then stay tuned for the poetic, NAACP Image Award winning book, Our Children Can Soar by Michelle Cook.

Saturday, February 23rd @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Woodinville

  • Black History Month Storytime – Join us in the Children’s Department for a special storytime featuring the book, Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson.

OTHER GOINGS ON…

Tuesday, February 12th @ 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Alderwood

  • American Girl Club – Bring your favorite doll and join your friends for American Girl Club with Amber! Each month features a new activity and “American Girl” theme.

Saturday, February 16th @ 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Bellevue

  • American Girl Club – Calling all American Girl fans! Bring your favorite book and your favorite doll! We will have a special reading and fun activities.