A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

Greenwood Library celebrating 10th anniversary on Feb. 8

January 29th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its new building at a community party from 1:30-3:30 on Sunday, Feb. 8.

Meet City Librarian Marcellus Turner, enjoy refreshments and share your favorite library memories.

The Library will also be sealing a time capsule, which will be opened at the branch’s 25th anniversary in 2030. “Library patrons are invited to write a letter to their future self, describe the community, draw pictures or take photos—whatever comes to mind!” said Karen Spiel, regional manager for libraries in northwest Seattle. Templates for the time capsule can be picked up at the Greenwood Branch, and entries can be turned in to the branch through Sunday, Feb. 8.

The current Greenwood Branch opened Jan. 29, 2005. It was the 13th project completed under the 1998 voter-approved “Libraries for All” building program. The branch features an expansive view of the Cascade Mountains, tables made of wood salvaged from an American red elm, and artwork by Portland artists Fernanda D’Agostino and Valerie Otani based on Greenwood Branch patrons who posed as models.

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Greenwood author Dennis Ortblad to read from “The Berlin-Breslau Affair” on Tuesday

November 5th, 2014 by Doree

Greenwood author Dennis Ortblad will read from his recently published novel, “The Berlin-Breslau Affair,” at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

As a veteran of the Foreign Service at U.S. embassies overseas, Dennis sets his foreign affairs thriller in contemporary Berlin, Dresden, and a castle where Hitler was building a command bunker until the Soviet armies overtook his plans.

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Greenwood true crime author Rebecca Morris discusses her new book about Susan Powell case tonight

May 29th, 2014 by Doree

Greenwood author Rebecca Morris will discuss her new book about the Susan Cox Powell case, “If I Can’t Have You,” from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Morris co-authored the book with Gregg Olsen.

Couth Buzzard Books will have copies of the book for sale at the event.

Morris has authored or co-authored several true crime books, including “Ted and Ann,” about serial killer Ted Bundy.

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Holiday book signing by local authors at PNA

November 13th, 2013 by Doree

Nearly two dozen local authors will read from and sign their books from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The fourth annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Book Signing is co‐hosted by Santoro’s Books, Shunpike and the PNA. Proceeds benefit 826 Seattle (a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Greenwood) and the PNA. The authors are even baking homemade goodies for purchase to support literacy programs.

Authors include: Garth Stein, Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth George, Erica Bauermeister, Megan Chance, Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, Clare Dederer, Kevin Emerson, Jennie Shortridge, Carol Cassella, Laurie Frankel, Sean Beaudoin, Shannon Huffman Polson, Lynn Brunnelle, Suzanne Selfors, Deb Caletti, Bernadette Pajer, Bhartii Kirchner, William Dietrich, Mike Lawson, Clare Meeker and Thor Hanson.

Twelve authors will give readings throughout the afternoon:

  • 2 p.m. – Erica Bauermeister
  • 2:15 p.m. – Sean Beaudoin
  • 2:30 p.m. – Jennie Shortridge
  • 2:45 p.m. – Bill Dietrich
  • 3 p.m. – Laurie Frankel
  • 3:15 p.m. – Thor Hanson
  • 3:30 p.m. – Lynn Brunelle
  • 3:45 p.m. – Suzanne Selfors
  • 4 p.m. – Bharti Kirchner
  • 4:15 p.m. – Shannon Huffman Polson
  • 4:30 p.m. – Kevin Emerson
  • 4:45 p.m. – Bernadette Pajer

The S7W writers also help stock “pocket libraries” throughout the city in homeless shelters and food banks. Anyone who brings gently‐used books to donate at the Holiday Book Signing will receive a free S7W cloth bag.

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Author reading at library – Little Free Library, that is

November 12th, 2013 by Doree

Michael Koep-resizedIdaho author, musician and artist Michael B. Koep will read from his new novel, “The Invasion of Heaven” at various places this week, including a book store and several restaurants, but he’ll also be doing a reading at a Little Free Library at 411 N. 46th St. in South Phinney/North Fremont from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The free-standing “library” is near a bus stop.

“The Invasion of Heaven” is Part I of “The Newirth Mythology.”

The mysterious death of a bipolar housewife forces psychologist Loche Newirth to see traces of insanity in the most terrifying place: himself. All at once he is wanted for murder; in a battle of wits with another psychologist; AND he may be seeing things—a crystal blue iris with a fathomless black pupil starts popping up to stare at his life.

Next, the doctor is tangled up with a stuttering and sometimes stoned artist who claims his portraits are a link to the afterlife. Part one of The Newirth Mythology: The Invasion of Heaven is filled with a mind-bending cast of double-crossing characters bent on destroying what was thought to be beyond the reach of human treachery: the life we all hope for behind death’s door.

Koep also will sign books from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Koep is also the drummer and lyricist for the progressive rock group Kite and percussionist for the variety power trio The Rub.

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Pop up shop at Greenwood Library on Saturday

July 15th, 2013 by Doree

Friends of The Seattle Public Library is having a “pop up shop” at the Greenwood Library from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

You can buy used paperback for $2 and used children’s books for $1, plus totes, mugs and jewelry. Friends advocates and raises money for the Seattle Public Library throughout the year.

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Couth Buzzard Book Espresso Buono Café celebrates its third anniversary

December 12th, 2012 by Doree

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its third anniversary all day on Saturday, Dec. 22, with music, stories, poetry, treats, a raffle, and free books for kids.

Raffle prizes include a KOBO e-reader, Couth Buzzard Gift Cards, and a photo session with professional photographer Holly Feral.

The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Phinney-Greenwood coffee shops featured in new book, ‘Eclectic Coffee Spots’

December 7th, 2012 by Doree

Several neighborhood coffee shops are featured in Tacoma artist Marsha Glazière’s new book of paintings, photos and words describing 120 coffee spots with character in and around Puget Sound.

“Eclectic Coffee Spots” features Greenwood’s Green Bean Coffeehouse and Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, Phinney-Ballard’s Café Bambino,  Lighthouse Roasters in South Phinney/Upper Fremont, and the former Cowgirls Espresso in Greenwood.

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Santoro’s 8th annual Holiday Party tonight

December 6th, 2012 by Doree

Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating its 8th annual Holiday Party from 6-9 tonight with food, wine, and cookbook author Jess Thomson, who will autograph her new cookbook “Dishing Up Washington.” Nibble on food made from some of the book’s recipes.

Party-goers will receive $5 off any purchase over $25, and a free bag of Chukar Cherries with every purchase over $75.

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