Need a break from the mundane? The Seattle Public Library offers "Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown Ups" where you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings during your lunch.


Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 – "Gone As By Magic" by Richard Hardwick. Frank Pilcher had vanished over a year ago, and nobody knew where – except me. I’m the one who buried him.
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 – "Love Me" by Thomas Sniegoski. This Christmas, ex-con Flynn just wanted to get his family back, but that fond holiday wish might just become his worst nightmare.


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.