Emmy-Nominated Shows Based on Books

Love Netflix and HBO? You may not know that some of your favorite Emmy-nominated television series are based on books. Try reading these books first and compare them to the adaptation to see what all the hype is about!

Game of Thrones

This show is known for being based off the popular George R. Martin series and thus, it’s not surprising this show is nominated 22 times for 2018 alone. It has already won 38 Emmy’s and has been Emmy-nominated a total of 128 times in it’s run of seven years.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Now in it’s second season on Hulu, the dystopian tale based on Margaret Atwood’s novel is nominated for 20 Emmy’s this year and has won eight total.

Patrick Melrose

Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for his lead role in the Showtime mini-series based off the semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels by Edward St. Aubyn.

The Sinner

With one complete season released, Jessica Biel is nominated for her role as Cora in Petra Hammesfahr’s thriller story The SinnerGive the book a read before new episodes are released in August!

Killing Eve

Sandra Oh is nominated for her role in this show based off the Luke Jenning’s thriller Codename Villanelle. The story follows Villanelle, an assassin who is now being hunted by MI5 agent Eve Polastri. It’s the perfect book for anyone who loves action-packed spy tales. Check out the book and compare it to the BBC hit!

Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright’s account of the events and critical information about al-Qaeda leading up to the attacks on 9/11 won him a Pulitzer Prize. Now, his story is being recognized for Jeff Daniel’s portrayal of FBI’s counter terrorism chief John O’Neill.   

The Alienist

Caleb Carr’s story follows a reporter and psychologist in the late 19th century who work to create a profile on a murderer who kills young boys. The show, which premiered this year, is now an Emmy-nominated limited series.

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury’s novel turned HBO movie is nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie and for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes. If you are a fan of comparing books to their movie counterparts, we would suggest reading this classic novel first!  

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Have you read the unfortunate accounts of the Baudelaire children? The 13 book series by Lemony Snicket was adapted into a Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris as the infamous Count Olaf. This show was nominated for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes behind Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale in addition to a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program.

Mind Hunter

The biography from FBI’s Special Agent John Douglas uncovers some of the stories surrounding the hunt for our nation’s most notorious killers. Now a Netflix series, this show has an actor nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Altered Carbon

The book by Richard Morgan follows Takeshi Kovacs, an Ex-U.N. envoy warrior in the 25th century “resleeved” to carry out the request of a wealthy and powerful figure for a reward. The Netflix adaptation is nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects.



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National Disability Voter Registration Week 2018

To help make the disability vote more influential, Spokane Public Library in partnership with several local organizations* are hosting voter registration events during National Disability Voter Registration Week         July 16-20, 2018. 

VOTER REGISTRATION EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, July 16th
Proclamation from the Mayor at the City Council Meeting.

Tuesday, July 17th
Downtown Library, 10am – Noon
West Central Community Center, 10am – Noon

Wednesday, July 18th
Shadle Library, 10am – Noon
Guest Speaker: Janine Bertram, Downtown Library Lens, 6pm

Thursday, July 19th
South Hill Library, 10am – Noon

* Brought to you by Spokane Public Library in partnership with the League of Women Voters, Greater Spokane Progress, Center for Justice, Arc of Spokane, Center for Independent Living, DSHS, Spokane County Parent Coalition, Disability Rights Washington, Access for All, Human Rights Commission and Spokane NAACP.

Spokane Public Library strives to make its events accessible for all. To request an accommodation for this event, please contact awagner@spokanelibrary.org by July 16th.



Lilac City Live – March

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on March 15th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to see some awesome Spokane talent for free.

March 15th
7 PM, no-host bar featuring Black Label Brewing Company (all proceeds benefit Spokane Public Library Foundation)
8 PM, late night talk show-style show

Hosted by Ryan Dean Tucker

Guests

Kris Crocker
KXLY News Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker reports weather forecasts for the Inland Northwest every weeknight at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. (Source: https://www.kxly.com/meet-the-team/kris-crocker/136593626)

Summer in Siberia
Summer In Siberia originally started as Justin Hynes’ solo project in 2007, but soon grew into a full band for live shows. Their debut album in 2012 “crams together 80’s new wave and 21st century alt-pop, and the result sounds something like a swaggering guitar-rock band digitized and blasted into the bleep-bloop future. The songs? Catchy. Always” -The Inlander

The group was re-energized and took on new dimensions when it reformed in 2016. Summer In Siberia now consists of Hynes (keys/vocals), Alex Brandt (keys/guitar), Eric Shears (bass), and Travis Hurley (drums/electronic percussion). Their current sound combines new wave and experimental electro-pop sounds with heavy hitting yet danceable drums and captivating vocals. Their renowned high-energy live shows engage the crowd, getting them on their feet and dancing like an extra on Footloose. (Source: https://summerinsiberia.bandcamp.com/.)

Jessie Hynes 

Jessie Hynes is our guest artist for the evening.

Austin Langley

Austin Langley is our guest comedian for the evening.



February is Black History Month

Join us at Spokane Public Library for Black History Month to celebrate and learn about the achievements and challenges, past and present, of African Americans. We have something for everyone including a variety of educational programs, poetry, artists featured at each branch and special themed Storytimes.

Black History Month Schedule of Events

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Lilac City Live | February

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on February 15th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to see some awesome Spokane talent for free.

February 15th
7 PM, no-host bar featuring No-Li Brewhouse (all proceeds benefit Spokane Public Library Foundation)
8 PM, late night talk show-style show

Hosted by Ryan Dean Tucker

Guests
Kris Dinnison
Dinnison
 grew up reading weird books and listening to weird music and thinking she was weird, which she kind of was. She spent nearly two decades as a teacher and librarian while dreaming of becoming a writer. Her work has appeared in One Teen StoryThe London Journal of FictionHelloGiggles, YARN, The Inlander and The Spokesman Review, among others. Her first novel, You and Me and Him, came out in 2015 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives and writes in Spokane, Washington. When she’s not writing she likes to read, hike, and binge-watch TV. (Source: krisdinnison,net)

 

Folkinception
Folkinception’s musical roots rise from the great American folk tradition and extend far into the realm of Americana and Rock n Roll. The band has been praised for their ability to “build a song from a whisper to a roar”. The music is firmly rooted in a song writing process that pays homage to life’s triumphs, while confronting adversity with a defiant sense of optimism. Their sound, developed over the past six years, conveys a musical identity unique to their Northwest origins. Folkinception is putting their stamp an a new genre of music coming out of the Pacific Northwest today… Upper Left Americana. (Source: Folkinception Facebook.)

 

alayna-becker2Alayna Becker 

Alayna Becker is a comedian and writer living in Portland, OR. Her comedy is personal, heartfelt, and focused on dismantling the patriarchy one joke about waterbeds at a time. She is the creator and co-host of Please Advise, a monthly advice comedy show. She’s performed in comedy festivals and was featured as one of the Best in PDX at Helium Comedy Club.

When she’s not doing stand-up, she’s writing a book of lyric essays about the serial killers from her hometown, Spokane.

 

Nick Lewis



Adding Sunday Hours at South Hill

Thanks to the passage of the Levy Lid Lift in April 2017 (thank you voters!), we are able to add Sunday hours at the South Hill library. Starting on Sunday, January 21st, you can visit the South Hill Library between the hours of 1-5. Hope to see you there!

 



Lilac City Live | January

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on January 18th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to see some awesome Spokane talent for free.

January 18th
7 PM, no-host bar featuring No-Li Brewhouse (all proceeds benefit Spokane Public Library Foundation)
8 PM, late night talk show-style show

Hosted by Ryan Dean Tucker

Guests
Shawn Vestal
Shawn Vestal’s debut novel, Daredevils, was published in spring 2016 by Penguin Press. His collection of short stories, Godforsaken Idaho, published by New Harvest in April 2013, was named the winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, which honors a debut book that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” He also published A.K.A. Charles Abbott, a short memoir, as a Kindle Single in October 2013. His stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, The Southern Review, Cutbank, Sou’wester, Florida Review and other journals. He writes a column for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane,Wash., and teaches in the MFA program at Eastern Washington University.

Godforsaken Idaho was also longlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and was named an outstanding collection by The Story Prize. Shawn Vestal is also the 2017 winner of the Washington State Book Award. (Photo and bio credit: http://shawnvestal.com/)

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Newman
Newman is a goth dream pop duo from Spokane, WA

 

 

Shelby Anne Allison (artist)

Casey Strain (comedian)



Scout Spokane | December

Haul out the holly, put up the tree before my spirits fall again! If you’re decking the halls this holiday season, find out what type of bulbs Spokane prefers in this month’s edition of Scout Spokane.

Spokane Public Library and Downtown Spokane Partnership are pleased to provide local business owners and entrepreneurs with free access to Buxton Scout. Buxton Scout is a high-level data analytics tool that provides household-level purchasing data so you can make better decisions about the products and services you offer customers.

To learn more about Buxton Scout and what it could do for your business, join an upcoming information and training session at Spokane Public Library.



Scout Spokane | November

Are you growing out those face follicles for No-Shave-November? If so, find out what type of shaving products Spokane prefers in this quick video.

Spokane Public Library and Downtown Spokane Partnership are pleased to provide local business owners and entrepreneurs with free access to Buxton Scout. Buxton Scout is a high-level data analytics tool that provides household-level purchasing data so you can make better decisions about the products and services you offer customers.

To learn more about Buxton Scout and what it could do for your business, join an upcoming information and training session at Spokane Public Library.



Lilac City Live!

Join us for Lilac City Live! on December 14th! The first “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to see some awesome Spokane talent for free. It’s also the official Grand Opening of the Community Lens, our new 3rd floor event space and stage.

DECEMBER 14th
7-8, cash bar featuring Iron Goat Brewing and Maryhill Winery (all proceeds benefit Spokane Public Library Foundation)
8-9, late night talk show-style show

Hosted by Ryan Dean

Guests
sharmashieldspicSharma Shields
Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and a novel, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Henry Holt will publish her next novel, The Cassandra, in early 2019. Sharma’s writing has appeared in Electric LitSliceThe New York TimesKenyon Review, Iowa ReviewFugue, and elsewhere and has garnered such awards as the 2016 Washington State Book Award, the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA from the University of Montana (2004). Sharma has worked in independent bookstores and public libraries throughout Washington State and now lives in Spokane with her husband and two young children. She is a board member for the Friends of the Spokane County Library District and also serves on the programming committee for Spokane’s Spark Central.

marshall1Marshall McLean
One of Spokane’s favorite songwriters, McLean manages to write songs without pretension.  He sets reflective moods and backs them up with a distinctive picking style that travels seamlessly from powered lead lines to dynamic rhythm. It is in the final output, however, where the Marshall McLean Band carves its most solid niche.  The method in which acoustical elements are managed through filters and amps gives forth a clear but overdriven sound that blurs the line between genres. The band is unafraid, blending these styles, taking the best of both worlds and discarding the rest.

ryan-mccombRyan McComb 
Ryan McComb has been doing comedy in the Pacific Northwest for 4 years and was recently voted Spokane’s third funniest person (don’t ask him who the top two were, it’s irrelevant). He’s a regular at the Spokane Comedy Club and has performed at The Bing Crosby Theater, Uncle D’s and a Denny’s for a nice old gentleman’s retirement party. Locals know him for his clean observational humor and his remarkable good looks. Some people have it all, I tell you. His personal life is going just as well as his professional life, with girlfriend in law school and a cute little pup that graduated and is now studying for The BARK Exam.

Amber Hoit (Artist-bio to come)