A Reading Life

Review: ‘Chariot on the Mountain’ is captivating and touching

Jack Ford’s book is a touching story of forgiveness, about a family of freed slaves and legal fight.


More the Best of 2018 (So Far)!

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Like a crisp newly-minted road map,…


‘The Con Artist’ is a nerdy murder mystery set at a Comic Con

It gets the con experience right, holds suspense until the end, and packs social commentary.


Honoring the work of author Roxane Gay

A deep current of feminism and potency exists through all of her writing, from ‘Ayiti’ to ‘Wakanda.’

Women’s lives collide in ‘The Husband’s Secret’

Everett Public Library review: Liane Moriarty’s book has twisting plot and fine-honed characters.

Check out some of the best new releases and titles this month

Everett Public Library has a host of new listens, reads and watches to take home.

How the City of Everett got its name

An East Coast capitalist’s son’s desire for dessert inspired the city’s moniker.

School’s out and Summer Reading is heating up

Any youths entering 12th grade or younger can sign up for Summer Reading at Everett Public Library.

These books reveal the majesty and mystery of electricity

Everett Public Library has a handful of reads worth checking out about electricity.

Roses have prickles, not thorns, and other useful info

Everett Public Library offers a handful of rose-related reads to pick up this summer.

Delineating the types of punk music

Everett Public Library’s punk-in-residence guides you through the nuances of the genre.

Secrets, betrayals and kisses abound in ‘Who is Vera Kelly?’

Rosalie Knecht’s book has an engrossing spy plot and character-driven literature.

Susana Medina’s ‘Philosophical Toys’ packs big ideas, nimble style

There’s a lot in the new novel that moves across time in a young woman’s life in London and Spain.

Top-notch reads to celebrate LGBTQ pride

Everett Public Library recommends several books about life in the minority for all ages.

Stephen King’s ‘The Outsiders’ has action and a fast plot

The master horror writer turns his attention to characters, crime and a small-town murder.

What to hear, read and watch this month at the library

Everett Public Library’s recommendations for new releases this month.

Happy Birthday, Everett!

The Everett Library will host a 125th birthday bash June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn about Everett’s 125-year history with the library

Extensive Everett Public Library photo archives provide a glimpse into the distant past.

Zombies, racism, and a what-if history shape ‘Dread Nation’

The book is an excellent work of speculative fiction: reimagining the Civil War and its aftermath.

Stories illuminate life on the wall — Hadrian’s Wall in the UK

Three books help us understand more about the past of Roman Brittania and its famous wall.