Ruff reading: Dogs, the perfect listeners, will turn around three times and lie down when kids are invited to read to them at 3 p.m. Monday at the Everett Public Library’s Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. Come, sit and stay: No reservations are required.
Chow down: Pull up a chair at “The Splendid Table” with Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift as they talk about their book, “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories and Opinions from Public Radio’s Award-winning Food Show,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall Seattle. Admission is free with purchase of the book at University Book Store locations and $5 without. The Town Hall is at 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Check the calendar at www.townhallseattle.org.
Karate kids: Catch up with Jeff Stone’s latest, “Eagle: The Five Ancestors, Book 5,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at University Book Store at Mill Creek. In this one, martial arts student Ying, jealous of his brothers, sets fire to the temple and is caught and imprisoned. The University Book Store is in the Mill Creek Town Center at 15311 Main St. Call 425-385-3530 or go to www.bookstore.washington.edu.
Recession session: It’s back to Town Hall Seattle to hear author Kevin Phillips talk about his book “Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sadly it’s not free. Tickets are $5 at the door at 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. Check the calendar at www.townhallseattle.org.
Star-crossed: If fantasy is more your style, join author Alice Hoffman as she reads from and signs “Third Angel” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Third Place Books. The book weaves together three tales of heartbreak at a haunted London hotel. Third Place Books is at Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Call 206-366-3333 or check online, www.thirdplacebooks.com.
From Herald staff reports