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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Everett Reads! to feature animal expert Sy Montgomery

Photo of author Sy Mongomery holding peregrine falcon. Photo by Keith Ellenbogen

EVERETT, WA –Take a walk on the wild side at the Everett Public Library! The Everett Public Library proudly presents acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery as the featured speaker for the 2019 Everett Reads! program. Everett Reads! is the library's annual community reading event. This year's 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.

Montgomery will offer two free events for the public. School-age children and their families are invited to a special presentation on Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., in the Everett Public Library auditorium, at 2702 Hoyt Avenue. Copies of the author’s books for children will be available for sale and signing following the program.

The keynote event for Everett Reads! will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 5 p.m., at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Avenue. Sy Montgomery will present an illustrated lecture for adults drawing from her lifetime of living with and researching animals. Books will be for sale and available for signing following the lecture during a free reception hosted by the Friends of Everett Public Library.

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.

This event was postponed from February due to winter weather. Everett Public Library gratefully acknowledges our event sponsors: the Historic Everett Theatre, Humanities Washington, and Friends of the Everett Public Library.

For more information, call 425-257-8000 or visit

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