TACOMA – After enjoying a crowd-pleasing afternoon with author Kristin Hannah, the Pierce County Library System continues to celebrate 2019 as A Year of Reading with events featuring local author Omari Amili and internationally-recognized writer Jessamyn Stanley.
“We heard the community when they said they want more books and more activities around books,” said the Library System’s Executive Director Georgia Lomax. “We declared 2019 A Year of Reading, and we are bringing in the next round of authors to continue to foster Pierce County’s love of reading.”
Amili grew up in the Spanaway area and was a product of what’s often referred to as the “school-to-prison pipeline” until education changed his life. Hear his story and explore how education can decrease an individual’s chances of returning to prison and benefit the entire community. Presented in partnership with Humanities Washington.
Thursday, March 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma
Stanley is a yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star, body positive advocate and writer based in North Carolina. She will read from her book “Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love your Body” and inspire with her passion.
Friday, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m.
University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., Suite 100
A Year of Reading also includes personal reading shoppers in libraries and online through the Library’s My Next Read service, e-newsletters with reading recommendations, Read to a Dog to build children’s reading skills, and other ways to engage and connect people with reading.
Find more ways to offset the pressures of daily life and relax at www.piercecountylibrary.org.