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Erika's weekend picks: the titles for the 2021 Global Reading Challenge

These are the books in the 2021 Global Reading Challenge. Seattle Public Library photo.

Erika’s weekend picks for Nov. 7 and 8

The launch of the 2021 Global Reading Challenge, and more

Nutcracker Master Classes with Emerald Ballet Theatre: Little Clara (Virtual)

Nov 7 4-4:45 p.m. FREE

Dancers ages 10 and older can learn some of the most coveted parts in the seasonal ballet favorite, “The Nutcracker,” during a fun virtual class. Pre-registration ASAP to receive the Zoom link.


Autumn Inclusion: Virtual Trip to Sammamish Animal Sanctuary

Sat Nov 7 11 a.m. FREE

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to a virtual exploration of the Sammamish Animal Sanctuary. Come meet a variety of animals, and then take part in a fun craft. Please register in advance. This event held in partnership with The Arc of King County, Northwest Center Kids, and The Seattle Public Library.


KCLS Online Program: Cook and Chat for Teens (Virtual)

Sat, Nov 7, 2-4 p.m. FREE

Welcome teen chefs, ages 12-18! Join KCLS for a series of baking and cooking classes with teen volunteers every Saturday from November 7 through December 19. We’ll be learning to make a bunch of cool recipes throughout the series. This Saturday the recipe is for the ever-popular Bubble Tea! Before you get started, check online for the list of supplies you’ll need.


NAAM’s Interactive Story Time (Virtual)

Sun Nov 8. FREE

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, tune in to the Northwest African American Museum’s newest story read-aloud. This month, the story is “The Remember Balloons,” by Jesse Oliveros.


Global Reading Challenge Kickoff with Joseph Bruchac (Virtual)

Sat Nov 7, 6 p.m. FREE

Renowned for his storytelling and musical ability, Dr. Joseph Bruchac starts off the Global Reading Challenge. Bruchac will be sharing stories from the Nulhegan Abenaki tradition and talking about his book, “Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot.” For more info on the Global Reading Challenge check the link. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.


About the Author

Erika Bigelow

Erika authors the weekly Stay-At-Home (nee Going Places) column. She lives in Seattle with her husband, three human kids, two furry kids and a school of fish. When she's not scribbling, cooking or chauffeuring, Erika enjoys running and reading, although not simultaneously.