The Mercantile Library maintains and expands a large, historic collection of books while presenting a healthy schedule of events including author and writer visits and events, book discussions, lectures, workshops, and forums. Additionally, the library is home to a diverse collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and sculpture.
The Central Library branch of the Seattle Public Library regularly hosts lectures, author readings and signings, book clubs, discussion groups, presentations and panels, storytime for grown-ups, reading series, and more.
Open six days a week, Sylva's Jackson County Public Library serves the area's full-time and seasonal residents with:
- Latest best-sellers
- Movies, music, & CDs
- Free internet access
- Comfortable reading areas
- Interactive children's space
- Unique area for teens
- Information center, wireless internet
- Magazines & newspapers
- Author readings & book presentations
- Children's storytime & writing groups
- Bookmaking projects
Since first opening our doors in 1873, we've served all Chicagoans with free and open places to gather, learn, connect, read and be transformed. We welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and lifelong learning. Working together, we strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs and other resources. We believe in the freedom to read, to learn, to discover. Our events include author readings and talks.
Inspired by the country’s earliest libraries, often called athenaeums, Folio provides access to discerning private book collections that have been donated, and a home for reading, writing, dialogue, and learning. Public programming includes book-based discussions, readings, presentations of book arts and rare volumes, and musical, cultural, and civic events.
The Denver Zine Library is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the culture of zines and self-published original work through archival collection, workshops, and a variety of events. It currently houses a preserved collection of over fifteen thousand independent and alternative zines. The organization is run by volunteers, and the public can access the library and archives during open hours.
Since 1995, the Denver Public Library Central branch has been the largest library between Los Angeles and Chicago. Central Library is located next to the Denver Art Museum and has its own art collection. Designed by postmodern architect Michael Graves, the library features a coffee shop and is home to several book clubs.
The Green Lake Branch of the Seattle Public Library holds frequent book group meetings, reading clubs, author readings, children's storytime hours, and other events throughout the year.
2nd Friday Poetry Reading Series is often hosted at the library by Poetry of Johnson County (https://www.facebook.com/poetryjohnsoncounty) or Fort Worth Poetry Society (https://www.facebook.com/FortWorthPoetrySociety). The poetry program strives to be different and to challenge poets and their audience, and invites poets to read and perform; sometimes music, dance, and other arts are involved. There is always an open mic segment.
Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy, and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 135 years. Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days a week (with limited Sunday hours) and welcome over 2.35 million visits each year. We host literary events including talks and author readings.