Find romance at the library

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley

February here in the Inland Northwest can be dreary. Days are short, nights are long, and both are cold. The snow that filled us with delight in December has turned into a gray slush that refuses to melt. What was once charming and lovely now only irritates. Clearly, the romance has gone out of winter.

But fear not! Spokane County Library District will help you find a new literary love to warm your spirits in February as we celebrate the world of romance.

Local romance authors

Spokane County is home to several prolific and well-known romance writers. And we’re having a party with three local romance novelists—Asa Maria Bradley (author of Viking Warrior series), Katee Robert (author of over 20 novels, including The Marriage Contract), and Rebecca Zanetti (author of over 30 novels, including Fated). Fans of romance and these local authors will get two chances to meet them, find out what inspires them, learn how they got started, and celebrate the genre of romance.

Romance Party with Novelists
Thursday, Feb 9, 7–8pm

Saturday, Feb 11, 2–3pm

Blind date with a book

Take a chance on a new literary love. You’ll find “Blind Date with a Book” displays at your library all month long. We’re covering up the book jackets, so you won’t be able to judge these books by their covers. We encourage everyone to try something new. You might just love a book you wouldn’t ordinarily read.

Point of View documentaries

We’re hosting free screenings of two documentaries from PBS’s POV documentary series. POV, short for ‘point of view,’ is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films.

Where the Heart Roams
Saturday, Feb 4, 3:30–5pm

Guilty Pleasures
Monday, Feb 13, 6:30–8pm

Drawing for relaxation and focus

In this special Valentine-themed Zentangle drawing class, you’ll learn how to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle is easy to learn and promote relaxation and focus—perfect for those looking to tug on heartstrings.

Valentine’s Zentangle
Saturday, Feb 11, 2–3:30pm

You can find these events and many more in Spokane County Library District’s programs and events magazine, Engage, available for free at all of our libraries and online.

Gwendolyn Haley

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