Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the Library's authors & events podcast or by downloading one of the audio programs listed below. Our archive goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands of podcasts of memorable Library events.
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5th Ave. Theatre Community Conversation, Behind the Scenes of 'Austen's Pride'
Join us for a celebration of Jane Austen and a look behind the scenes of "Austen's Pride" - a new musical based on Austen's life and work, premiering at The 5th Ave. Theatre this fall. Recorded on Oct. 14, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 31.61MB] [Play time: 1 hr 09 min]
Seattle Urban Book Expo Author Showcase, Part 2
Join us for a showcase of authors who are participating in the 4th annual Seattle Urban Book Expo. Recorded on Oct. 3, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 20.05MB] [Play time: 0 hr 43 min]
Karen Treiger Discusses 'My Soul Is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story'
Join award-winning author Karen Treiger for a presentation and reading from her biography of Sam and Esther Goldberg, who repeatedly escaped the Nazis to survive the Holocaust. Recorded on Sep. 11, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 39.11MB] [Play time: 1 hr 25 min]
David Guterson discusses 'Turn Around Time'
From the award-winning novelist comes a new narrative poem, a meditation on our journey through life. Guterson will be joined by the book's illustrator Justin Gibbens. Recorded on Sept. 10, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 30.52MB] [Play time: 1 hr 06 min]
'The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed' with Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga
Don't miss an author event with Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, author of the children's book "The Stolen Ones & How They Were Missed." Recorded on Aug. 30, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 26.64MB] [Play time: 0 hr 58 min]
Lynda Mapes: Witness Tree and David B. Williams: Stories in Stone
Join us for an exciting conversation with Lynda Mapes and David B. Williams, launching the paperback editions of Mapes' "Witness Tree" and Williams' "Stories in Stone." Recorded on Aug. 23, 2019.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 67.10MB] [Play time: 1 hr 13 min]