7 p.m. April 27, EdCC Black Box Theatre
Discuss the Edmonds Community College’s Community Read book, “Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North,” with award-winning author Nancy Lord, at the college, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m. April 27, Everett Public Library
Alben, a digital-media leader, journalist and author of “Analog Days — How Technology Rewrote Our Future” offers a free presentation, “Privacy in the Digital Age,” about personal privacy, digital tracking and security in an online environment. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest
4:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 28, University Bookstore, Mill Creek
Eight local authors will sign and talk about their books on a variety of subjects and in a variety of genres at this reception with wine and refreshments. More at www.wcpnw.com.
Noon to 2 p.m. April 29, J.Matheson Gifts
D’Orazio will demonstrate yoga poses from her book “Gardener’s Yoga: 40 Yoga Poses to Help Your Garden Flow” and will sign books at J.Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet at 2615 Colby Ave., Everett. The book is illustrated by Frida Clements.
Independent Bookstore Day
April 30, Edmonds Bookshop, Third Place Books, University Book Store
Author readings, store parties and more at many regional bookstores, including those in Edmonds, Mill Creek and Lake Forest Park.
J.D. Howard (Jim Cuthill)
7 p.m. April 20, Anchor Pub
The author of the historical novel “Sawdust Empire” hosts this book event at the pub, 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett. The book is a fictional account of the labor strife that fueled the 1916 Everett Massacre. The event will feature live music and a book signing. J.D. Howard is the nom de plume for Jim Cuthill, a 1973 graduate of Everett High School. “Sawdust Empire” is available at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; and at J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen &Gourmet, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett.
Poetry of Protest
6 p.m. May 5, Hibulb Cultural Center
As part of the free first Thursdays at Hibulb at Tulalip, the poetry reading series continues. On May 5, hear Kay Powers reading Shakespeare and Steve Garmainian; and K. Shoaf-Mitchell reading Ashram Fayadh’s work. Students are encouraged to read their own “poetry-of-protest” works. Call 360-716-2600 for details.
7 p.m. May 6, WICA, Langley
7 p.m. May 7, Coupeville High PAC
The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series brings Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Hedrick Smith to Whidbey Island for two events. The series honors the memory of Sundberg, an Oak Harbor teacher who died in 2013.
Smith will talk about his recent book “Who Stole the American Dream?” — an analysis of the growing gap in income and wealth in the United States.
The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is at 565 Camano Ave. Coupeville High School is at 501 S. Main St.
To submit news for the book calendar, contact Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; firstname.lastname@example.org.