What if everyone in Kitsap read the same book? | Check it Out

Join the “One Book, One Community” read and take part in opportunities to discuss, learn and connect.

This year’s book, “A Sudden Light” by Garth Stein, is a complex and beautiful story of a family at a crossroad in life and how their paths continue forward, joining past and present.

Set in the Northwest in summer 1990, 14-year-old Trevor arrives with his dad to visit Riddell House and meet Grandpa Samuel. History, mystery, spirits, environmental issues and a wonderful old house that literally speaks through its creaks and groans, will keep you engaged to the last word.

Kingston branch

Book Group: “A Sudden Light” by Garth Stein, 10 a.m. Feb. 1.

Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6, 13, 27. Songs, stories, and rhymes to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.

Baby Storytime: 1 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 27. Early literacy for babies 0-18 months. Rhymes, stories and songs.

Drop-in Discussion “A Sudden Light” by Garth Stein: Drop in to talk about the book informally with staff from 3-4 p.m. Feb. 6; 2-3 p.m. Feb. 10; 2-3 p.m. Feb. 16; 3-4 p.m. Feb. 22; 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24.

Lit Out Loud: 1 p.m. Feb. 8. Listen to literature read aloud by staff.

Opera Preview: Katya Kabanova, 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Norm Hollingshead lectures on Leoš Janácek’s opera about a young woman trapped in an arranged marriage. Slavic folk songs inspired the music.

Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Members support the library.

Kingston Writers Group: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Beginners welcome.

Teen Advisory Board: 3 p.m. Feb. 17. A leadership group for teens to shape the library. Express your interests, plan and implement special events, and earn volunteer credit for school. Grades 7-12 welcome.

Make Do Share: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Share your interests and do projects related to web design, wearable art, robotics, games and animation.

Needlefelting: 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Paint with fiber. Needle felting expert Karen Barker teaches the fundamentals of this tactile art.

Classics Book Group: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy.

Little Boston branch

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28.

Book Group: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 1. “A Sudden Light” by Garth Stein.

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