Spot-Lit for September 2021

These titles – from established, new, and emerging authors – are some of the most anticipated new releases of the month, based on advance reviews and book world enthusiasm.

Click here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction 2021 Debuts

Spot-Lit for August 2021

These titles – from established, new, and emerging authors – are some of the most anticipated new releases of the month, based on advance reviews and book world enthusiasm.

Click Here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction 2021 Debuts

Spot-Lit for July 2021

These titles – from established, new, and emerging authors – are some of the most anticipated new releases of the month, based on advance reviews and book world enthusiasm.

Click here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction 2021 Debuts

Spot-Lit for June 2021

These titles – from established, new, and emerging authors – are some of the most anticipated new releases of the month, based on advance reviews and book world enthusiasm.

Click here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction 2021 Debuts

More Than One Bite

We couldn’t stop with just one bite!

Our librarians are back and ready to share book titles that they are excited about with you virtually. Join two enthusiastic Everett Public Library librarians this Tuesday May 25th at 12 pm on our Crowdcast channel for a second instalment of our Book Bites series. Always remember, if you can’t attend on the day, you can view this discussion at your convenience on our Crowdcast channel after the event.

While they will have lots of great titles to recommend, we would love to hear about what you have been reading as well. Feel free to participate and talk about books that you have been read (or are looking forward to reading) with our virtual community.

Just to give you a little preview, and so you don’t have to hastily write down titles, here are a few of the books that will be discussed:

Against Civility: The Hidden Racism with Our Obsession with Civility by Alex Zamalin

Rumors from Shanghai by Amy Sommers

Eartheater by Dolores Reyes

Spirits Abroad and Other Stories by Zen Cho

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? by Jenny Diski

Broken (in the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson

So join us on Tuesday and get inspired to get reading!

Spot-Lit for May 2021

These titles – from established, new, and emerging authors – are some of the most anticipated new releases of the month, based on advance reviews and book world enthusiasm.

Click here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction 2021 Debuts

Book Bites

As you can probably guess, there is one thing we like to do at the library more than anything else: talk about books!

That is why not being able to hold our book discussion group in person for so long has been a bummer. But never fear, we have found a virtual solution and titled it Book Bites.

This Tuesday, April 27th at 12 PM on our Crowdcast channel, a pair of Everett Public library’s finest will share a few of their favorite new titles and help you grow your reading list. Think of it as a way to connect with other readers in a quick, fun, and casual online gathering. Can’t attend on the day? You can view this discussion at your convenience on our Crowdcast channel after the event.

In addition to sharing our titles, we would love to hear what you have been reading as well. Feel free to participate and talk about books you have been reading (or are looking forward to reading) with our virtual community.

Just to give you a little preview, and so you don’t have to hastily write down titles, here are a few of the books that will be discussed:

So join us on Tuesday and get inspired to get reading!

Mushrooms of the PNW

Attention all fungi enthusiasts and budding mycophiles, a must see virtual program is headed your way. You definitely need to check out Introduction to Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest this Tuesday, April 13th at 6 pm on the library’s Crowdcast channel.

Join Jeremy Collison, founder of Salish Mushrooms, for an introduction to mushrooming in the Pacific Northwest. This program is perfect for anyone curious about mushrooms. No mycology knowledge or previous foraging experience necessary. Learn about the basics of mushrooming in the Pacific Northwest, find out about native mushrooms, review basic safety concerns, and learn how to identify mushrooms using the inaturalist.org website.

Rest assured that we have plenty of resources and materials to support your mushroom enthusiasm, before and after the program. From books on mushroom identification, cultivation and just plain fungi fascination the library has got you covered.

So join us this Tuesday for a great program and think of Everett Public as your source for all things mushroom.

Spot-Lit for April 2021

Rejoice! It’s not every month that offers new fiction from 20th-century maestro Marcel Proust, or a pertinent novel on race and policing by Richard Wright from 1942 that only now is getting published, or a new translation of what is described as the most accessible novel by Brazilian phenom Clarice Lispector.

In terms of local color, Willy Vlautin’s latest looks at greed, hardship, and gentrification in Portland, and Joanne Tompkins’ intense Washington-set debut focuses on loss and connection.

April also brings us new titles by Haruki Murakami, Jhumpa Lahiri, Helen Oyeyemi, and Paula McCain along with much-buzzed debuts from Kirstin Valdez Quade, Sanjena Sathian, and Donna Freitas.

Click here to see all of these titles in the Everett Public Library catalog, where you can read reviews or summaries and place holds. Or click on a book cover below to enlarge it, or to view the covers as a slide show.

Notable New Fiction 2021 (to date) | All On-Order Fiction | 2021 Debuts

Seattle Style with Clara Berg

When you think of the Pacific Northwest, is fashion the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like many, you might think of trees, salmon and lots of rain before considering clothing and style as something that defines us. But maybe it is time for a rethink. Let Clara Berg, curator of collections at MOHAI in Seattle, change your mind by attending her virtual Crowdcast program Seattle Style this Thursday, March 25th at 6 pm

Can’t attend on the day? Always remember that you can view all of our program recordings at your convenience on our Crowdcast channel after the event.

Berg will be giving an informative and entertaining lecture on Pacific Northwest fashion, based on her book Seattle Style: Fashion/Function. Her book highlights how elegance and practicality coexisted and converged in Seattle wardrobes, providing new insights into local clothing, ranging from couture, to outdoor gear, to denim. 

If you think her book is only chock full of evening gowns, though there are plenty of interesting ones, you will be pleasantly surprised. There are detailed sections on quintessential Pacific Northwest duds such as REI hiking boots, one piece ski suits from the 1980s, wool mackinaw cruiser jackets, Eddie Bauer skyliner down jackets and, of course, lots and lots of raincoats. 

So join us for this fascinating look at the fashion of the Pacific Northwest, as Clara Berg breaks down Seattle Style, live on Crowdcast this Thursday evening