The Seattle Public Library will feature writers and their work at several locations throughout Seattle in December.


Seattle at 1506 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednescday, Dec. 4 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636. Join us for a panel discussion with HistoryLink historians and city archivists about the stories they found in the Seattle Municipal Archives and what they tell us about the life of the city. The new book "Seattle at 150: Stories of the City through 150 Objects from the Seattle Municipal Archives" illustrates over a century and a half of the city's history through images and stories told through 150 objects and photographs from the Seattle Municipal Archives. Each item provides insight into the city's history and the people and events that have shaped it.

Laureen Nussbaum - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Wallingford Branch, 1501 N. 45th St., 206-684-4088. Nussbaum will talk about her personal experiences during World War II. Her family was saved by Hans Calmeyer, who was able to save over 3700 Jews from deportation. In her book "Shedding Our Stars: The Story of Hans Calmeyer and How He Saved Thousands of Families Like Mine," Nussbaum tells Calmeyer’s story and what drove him to save so many.

Terry Tempest Williams - 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Join us to hear Williams discuss "Erosion: Essays of Undoing," which explores the concept of erosion: of the land, of the self, of belief, of fear, as she wrangles with the paradox of desert lands and the truth of erosion.


Author readings at the Central Library are supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, Seattle City of Literature, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.


The Library believes that the power of knowledge improves people's lives. We promote literacy and a love of reading as we bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.