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Posted on: January 16, 2019

Everett Reads! to feature animal expert Sy Montgomery

Author Sy Montgomery posing for a photo with an octopus

The Everett Public Library will host a month of animal-themed programs in February.

Take a walk on the wild side at the Everett Public Library! The Everett Public Library proudly announces acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery as the featured speaker for the 2019 Everett Reads! program. Everett Reads! is the library's annual accessible and entertaining community reading program. In 2019, the program is dedicated to an exploration of all things animal.

Featured speaker Sy Montgomery has been chased by a silverback gorilla, embraced by a Giant Pacific Octopus, and undressed by an orangutan. Learn about Montgomery’s amazing animal adventures and explore the connection between humans and animals throughout the month of February.

Montgomery will offer two free events for the public. The first event, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., will take place at the Everett Performing Arts Center at 2710 Wetmore Ave. in Everett. Books will be for sale and available for signing following the lecture during a free reception hosted by the Friends of Everett Public Library.

Children and their families are invited to a special presentation on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Cope-Gillette Theater at 2730 Wetmore Ave. in Everett. Children's books will be available for sale and signing following the talk.

Several copies of Sy Montgomery's books, including her most recent work, "How to Be a Good Creature: a Memoir in 13 Animals," are available for check-out at the Everett Public Library at 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.

During the month of Everett Reads!, the library will host two discussions of Montgomery's book, "The Soul of an Octopus," which was a finalist for the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2015. There will also be a special animal-themed craft program for adults, "Insect Safari" and "Fun with Fishes" programs for children, a lecture by ornithologist John Marzluff, and a talk by Howard Garrett of the Orca Network.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, call 425-257-8000 or visit

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