The Seattle Public Library is hosting staged readings of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave as part of the 2011 Seattle Reads program. The staged readings are adapted and directed by Annie Lareau and performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre at four library branches, including the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave N.
In 1998, The Seattle Public Library launched a program to get Seattleites reading and discussing the same book. “Seattle Reads” is now an annual event and has been widely emulated in cities, states and countries around the world. In this 13th year of the series, The Seattle Public Library has selected “Little Bee,” a novel by author Chris Cleave. The book tells the story of a young Nigerian refugee in the UK and a British magazine editor whose lives are forever changed and linked after meeting on a Nigerian beach.
The readings are free and no tickets or reservations are required. The Greenwood Library reading is from 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Staged readings also will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way; from 7-8 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W.; and from 1-2 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.