We are pleased to announce that bestselling author Jamie Ford will be at Everett’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 4th at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the kickoff for Everett Public Library’s one-community, one-book program, “Everett Reads!”
For the month of February, the community of Everett is encouraged to read Ford’s popular book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Admission to Ford’s talk is free, and he will also be signing books following his presentation.
Everett Public Library selected Hotel based on the results of a public poll for title suggestions. Once it was confirmed that Ford was available in February, planning for the rest of the month’s programs were underway.
In February, Everett Public Library will be offering many programs for all ages designed to enhance the reader’s experience of Ford’s book. Russel Bareng of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle will discuss the history of Seattle’s International District. Filmmaker Lucy Ostrander will screen and discuss her film East of Occidental. Seattle Times jazz critic Paul De Barros will discuss the early Jazz scene in Seattle. Everett Public Library’s Historian David Dilgard will present a program on the history of the Japanese Gulch. Children can come celebrate Chinese New Year and participate in a time capsule program. And rounding out the month will be a family-friendly “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it’ ain’t got that Swing” jazz/swing concert at the Main Library.
Of course, the public is invited to book discussions, as well.