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Check Out a Museum with Your Library Card

I’ve bragged before about how great the Seattle Public Library is, and all the surprising services beyond book-borrowing that you might not realize they offer: the “Ask a Librarian” online chat, personalized book recommendations, and free concerts, lectures, and author readings. But now I have to add another awesome bonus to the list: free museum passes! All you have to do is go to the museum pass request form, reserve your date and time (up to 30 days in advance), print out your pass, and bring it with you to the museum. You can get one pass per week per [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:13-07:00July 9th, 2012|Tags: , , |

Find Me in the Club

Earlier this week, I mentioned that I was contemplating going to my first-ever book club. Reader, I attended it! I was actually feeling kind of 50/50 about going, thanks to the pouring rain and the May Day mayhem, but whenever I have to force myself up and out of the house to go somewhere, I'm almost always glad I did. Sadly, since this wasn't a group of friends meeting at someone's home, there was a lot less wine and chips 'n' dip than I would have liked, but you can't have everything. The group was small — only about 5 [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:17-07:00May 2nd, 2012|Tags: , , |

I’m Joining a Book Club. Maybe.

I never thought this day would come, but it looks like I might finally be joining a book club. Specifically, the Elliott Bay Book Company's book club, which is open to the public. Here's what I like about their group: Although you're supposed to RSVP, it's an opt-in type of gathering — your attendance is not mandatory at each one, so if you don't like the book of the month, you can just skip it. No pressure to read someone else's crappy choice! They seem to choose mostly literary fiction and classics, which is probably a good motivator for me to [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:17-07:00April 27th, 2012|Tags: , , |