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December
2014
J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.iB5zMb9c.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf
.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/J-A-Jance/40830890#sthash.r0mlbGng.dpuf

A Saturday afternoon family concert
Bryan Bowers, Autoharpist
Jim Page, Troubadour
Saturday, December 13 @ 2 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and join us for a free concert by two of the region's most respected and acclaimed folk musicians.

Bryan Bowers
For over four decades, Bryan Bowers has been to the autoharp what Earl Scruggs was to the five-string banjo. He presents instrumental virtuosity combined with warmth, eloquence, expression and professionalism. From his rather unglamorous beginning as a street singer, Bryan Bowers has become a major artist on the traditional music circuit. He has redefined the autoharp and is also well known as a singer-songwriter. Bryan has a dynamic outgoing personality and an uncanny ability to enchant a crowd in practically any situation. His towering six foot four inch frame can be wild and zany on stage while playing a song like `Dixie' and five minutes later he can have the same audience singing `Will The Circle Be Unbroken' in quite reverence and delight.

"[Bryan Bowers] is considered one of America's foremost virtuosos on the Autoharp."
-THE WASHINGTON POST

"For all the acclaim Bryan Bowers has won as the master of the autoharp, what radiates from the instrument under his touch is not flash but warmth and brilliance. You get a good feeling being a member of Bryan Bowers' audience, the good feeling that comes from watching someone doing just what he needs to do and doing it well and for all the right reasons."
-THE PHILADELPHIA FOLK SONG SOCIETY

Jim Page
Jim was one of the founders of the Pike market performers Guild, Seattle's first street performers union. They organized and ran the first and only Busker Festival to be operated entirely by buskers, and he again petitioned the City Council, this time to created Buskers Week. Another Seattle first! In 2005 Jim was invited to Taiwan for the first time, again that next year. And 2007 Jim was included in an all star cast of the "50 most Influential Musicians In Seattle History," a position shared with Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.

In Jim's hands, the rich tradition of topical song writing is alive and well. His songs bring a phenomenal mix of humor, irony and lyrical brilliance to exposing the outrages and absurdities of our times.

To date. Jim's songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, The Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, David Soul, Leftover Salmon, and Michael Hedges. He has received awards from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Productions. His music has been included on many compilations, including the Grammy Nominated "Best Of Broadside."

Jim continues to write and to perform and to experiment with form and ensemble, and his songs continue to be pertinent and expressive of our times. To quote the late Utah Phillips: "If you're ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from."

"Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer."
BONNIE RAITT

"Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope.
Jim Page carries the light."
CHRISTY MOORE

 


January 2015


Fairest Book coverA book launch P A R T Y!
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, Book 5)
Marissa Meyer, Author
Tuesday, January 27 @ 6 p.m.
Olympic Room, Main Library

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?


Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her "glamour" to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story-a story that has never been told ... until now.

With Fairest, Meyer is putting a spin on the Evil Queen from Snow White fame to show how Levana became the kind of woman who would rule the moon colony of Luna and want to take over Earth, too
Another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

Marissa Meyer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and three demanding cats. She's a fan of most things geeky (Sailor Moon, Firefly, any occasion that requires a costume), and has been in love with fairy tales since she was a child. She may or may not be a cyborg.

 

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