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 at locations throughout the city.

Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.


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

  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 – "The Party" by William F. Nolan. He didn’t know how he got there, but one thing was certain: this was going to be one hell of a party. Also, "The New Deal" by Charles Einstein. The House always wins, but then – it’s their deck!
  • 12:05 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday, 25 – "Dumber than Dirt" by Libby Fischer Hellmann. Derek never was the sharpest knife in the dishwasher. Word to the wise: when you steal a car, check the trunk first.

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