Everett Reads! 2019: Sy Montgomery

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Author Sy Montgomery posing for a photo with an octopusJoin us for a month-long walk on the wild side with acclaimed naturalist, author, and scriptwriter Sy Montgomery as well as a range of animal-themed programs for children and adults.

Sy Montgomery has been chased by a silverback gorilla, embraced by a Giant Pacific Octopus and undressed by an orangutan. Hear about her many animal adventures and explore the connection between humans and animals.

Sy's 2015 book, "The Soul of an Octopus" was a National Book Award Finalist. Her recent life-affirming memoir, "How to Be a Good Creature", reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals--her friends--who have profoundly affected her and features illustrations by Rebecca Green.

Main Events

Saturday, February 9, 7 pm at the Everett Performing Arts Center

Join us at the Everett Performing Arts Center for our keynote Everett Reads! event with Sy Montgomery. Books will be sold and signed at this free event. 

Immediately following the presentation, all are welcome to a reception hosted by the Friends of the Everett Public Library. Check the library's calendar for full event details.

Sunday, February 10, 11 am at the Cope-Gillette Theatre

Children and their families are invited to a special program with Sy Montgomery, the 2019 Everett Reads author. Join us for a fun, family-friendly presentation about our special connection to the animal world.

Copies of the author’s books—for children and adults—will be available for sale and signing after the program. Check the library's calendar for full event details.

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Lone Reader Book Review of "The Soul of an Octopus"