The Camas Public Library is hosting a Book Swap just for adults where you can trade your used books, CDs and movies for other, new-t0-you books, CDs and movies. (No picture books, children’s books, or young adult novels, please; this is strictly for grown-ups!) The Book Swap will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. Drop in at any time and bring your book bag, because everything at this book swap is free! All you have to do is contribute a few items of your own, and you’ll walk away with a heap of reading, listening, and viewing to help while away those long, wet winter days.
But wait, there’s more! After browsing through the book swap, you’ll also want to check out the Local Author Coffee Klatch, happening at the same time—1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. There are dozens of published and popular authors living right in our own backyard. The Camas Library is giving you a chance to meet this bevy of exceptional writers and to learn about some great books and stories you might have missed. Meet romance and mystery author Carolyn L. Dean, sci-fi author Curtis C. Chen, thriller author Gary Corbin, “fiber fiction” author C. Jane Reid, Vern Schanilec, and “Damsels of June” author Kira Vorobiyova. The Author Coffee Klatch is free and everyone is welcome!
For more information about either of these events, call 360-834-4692 or visit www.ci.camas.wa.us/index.php/camaspubliclibrary. The Camas Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, and boasts as comfortable a reading room as you’ll ever find, with couches and chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a cozy fireplace, window seats, and even an enclosed porch with rocking chairs overlooking a courtyard garden. Upstairs, you’ll find extraordinary works of art in the Second Story Gallery—and then just a short walk down the street are all the pleasures of downtown Camas, with shopping, dining, cocktail lounges and taprooms.