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Janet Evanovich’s “Finger Lickin’ Fifteen” topped the Sno-Isle Library’s list of downloaded books last month. Have you done it yet? It’s free.

Just go to and click on “Books, Movies, Music” on the top bar. Then select “Download Digital Media” for a list of books to download to your computer and listen to at your leisure on whatever device you have.

Other favorites for July included Audrey Niffenegger’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer, “The Associate” by John Grisham, “Vision in White” by Nora Roberts and “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.

Island living: Author O. Alan Weltzien, a professor of English at Montana University-Western, will talk about his books, “A Father and an Island: Reflections on Loss” ($18) and “The Norman Maclean Reader” ($27.50) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Everett Public Library.

“A Father and an Island” is a bittersweet memoir of childhood summers in the San Juans. Both books will be available for purchase and signing.

The library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave. Call 425-257-8000 or go to for more library events.

Paddle power: Take a wild ride on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with author Elisabeth Hyde. She will talk about and sign her novel, “In the Heart of the Canyon,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Third Place Books.

“Canyon” ($25.95) follows a group of neophytes as they meet the challenges of a rafting trip and face the challenges in their own lives.

Third Place Books is at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park; 206-366-3333;

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