Banned Books Week: Get caught reading a “banned” book on Sept. 23 at both branches of the Everett Public Library and receive a (Hershey’s) kiss. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982, according to the American Library Association, which “promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.” For more information, go to www.ala.org/bbooks/about or call 425-257-8000.
Jack McLeod: Author of “The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide to America’s Alps” will talk about the region and his book at a free program set for 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. McLeod’s book is part travel and hiking guide, part botany, zoology and geology book, and part pictorial and history book. McLeod teaches physical, earth, environmental and space sciences at Cascade High School in Everett. In addition to being an accomplished landscape photographer, he also hikes and skis cross country. Copies of his book will be for sale at the event.
Staff recommendations: The folks at the Mill Creek branch of University Bookstore will give their recommendations for good reads at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Mill Creek store, 15311 Main St. Admission is free. Call 425-385-3530 for more information.
Kate Lebo: The city of Snohomish offers a writing workshop for food, travel and lifestyle authors and bloggers. Seattle writer Kate Lebo, and public relations and social media experts Imelda Dulcich and Tammy Cannon will teach a four-hour workshop, “The Art of Backyard Storytelling” at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Sublime Garden Design, 127 Avenue A, No. 102, Snohomish. Tickets are $65. The cost includes a hands-on writing workshop, social media and photography tips, an Instagram walk through the city and dessert. Bring a lunch. Registration at www.foodwinesocial.com/storytelling-workshop-w-kate-lebo. Lebo is the author of a book about the folk art of pie, “A Commonplace Book of Pie and Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter.”
To submit news for the Herald’s book calendar, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; email@example.com. Twitter: @galefiege.