The award-winning writer of the Longmire mysteries will appear in a livestreamtalk on Thursday, September 16, from7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Craig Johnson, whose best-selling books formed the basis for the Longmire TV series on Netflix, is this year’s Huntingford Humanities Lecture guest speaker. The event will be streamed on big screens at three locations (reservations required): Jefferson County Library, Quilcene Community Center, and Brinnon Community Center.
Viewers can also access the presentation from home via personal-device link, accessed on the library website. Johnson received the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella Spirit of Steamboat was a One Book Wyoming selection.
Know your mushrooms. Another upcoming library presentation will feature an in-person visit with mushroom expert and author Langdon Cook. He will share tales and tips about finding and cooking with mushrooms. Two dates are available: September 8, at the Jefferson County bookmobile garage (next to the main library building), and September 9, at the Brinnon Community Center. The Brinnon event is cosponsored by Emerald Towns Alliance.
Each presentation, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Cook’s books include Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table, a finalist for the Washington State Book Award; The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, winner of the 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award; and Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager. Books will be available for purchase at the events.
To see a complete program calendar, see jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming.
Donations drop box. Friends of the Library have installed a donations drop box near the library bookmobile garage. Acceptable donations include books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines less than six months old. All revenue from the sale of donated materials will be used to support Jefferson County Library.
Summer readers score high marks. The library staff reported a lively summer reading program, with registration of more than 400 patrons. They won books, t-shirts, and gift certificates from local vendors.
Operating hours. Jefferson County Library is open Tuesday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tables, chairs, magazines, and daily newspapers are once again available for patrons’ use. The bookmobile stops in Port Hadlock on Wednesdays, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For the full bookmobile schedule see jclibrary.info. The library is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Contact the library staff at 360-385-6544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[photo caption: Longmire author Craig Johnson. Submitted photo]