America’s librarian featured speaker at Port Townsend Public Library

PORT TOWNSEND — Author Nancy Pearl, known as “America’s librarian,” will speak at 7 p.m. Monday.

She will present a free talk in the Carnegie Reading Room of the Port Townsend Public Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Pearl regularly speaks about the value of reading at libraries and library conferences and for literacy organizations and community groups.

She can be found on KUOW in Seattle, KWGS in Tulsa, Okla., and Wisconsin Public Radio talking about books and reading.

Her monthly television show, “Book Lust with Nancy Pearl,” on the Seattle Channel features interviews with authors, poets and other literary figures.

Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the PNW Booksellers Association.

Pearl is the creator of the internationally recognized program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee “Librarian Action Figure.”

For information, call the library at 360-344-3054 or go to http://ptpubliclibrary.org/.

More in Entertainment

This untitled landscape by Carol Marshall is on display at Harbor Art Gallery throughout April.
Harbor Art Gallery to host reception for artist

A reception for Carol Marshall will be conducted from… Continue reading

Shelley Jaye’s mosaic titled “The Lava Exhaled” is part of “Breathe,” a new Showcase 2024 display at Jeanette Best Gallery in downtown Port Townsend. (Northwind Art)
‘Breathe’ exhibit now open at Northwind Art

“Dreamy Afternoon” and “The Lava Exhaled” are among the… Continue reading

Music entertainment on tap for Peninsula this weekend

Music entertainment, an art walk and plays will highlight the Peninsula this… Continue reading

Stephanie Anne Johnson will sing blues, Americana and possibly the Beatles this Friday night at Field Arts & Events Hall.
Singer to bring an American blend to Field Hall on Friday

Stephanie Anne Johnson learned by traveling on cruise ships

Monday Musicale to meet at Joshua’s

Monday Musicale will meet for lunch at noon Monday.… Continue reading

Curtis and Loretta to play at Concerts in the Woods

Curtis and Loretta will play at 3 p.m. Sunday for… Continue reading

Olympic Theatre Arts to show films this spring

Olympic Theatre Arts will show “Singin’ in the Rain” at… Continue reading

The cast of “Nunsense,” front row, from left, Vicki Valley, Christine Usher and Kate Marshall; back row, from left, Madison Maxwell and Gwen Adams.
Ludlow Players to perform ‘Nunsense’ this weekend

The Ludlow Village Players will perform “Nunsense” at 6:30… Continue reading

Claire and Merah to perform at the Palindrome on Friday

Singer-songwriters Kathryn Claire and Margot Merah will perform at… Continue reading

Story People to present Tales from the Hedgerows

William Kennedy Hornyak will present “Tales from the Hedgerows” at… Continue reading

Jerry Taylor’s first-place “Cracked House” mixed media sculpture.
High school art exhibit to open in Sequim

There will be a reception for the High Schools of… Continue reading