Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from December 24th - December 30th

Thursday, December 27: Open Game Night

Get yourself out of the Christmas mindset and back into the real world with the Fremont comics shop/fashion boutique's weekly game night session. Meet some new people and play some new games. Next year can be better, if you just leave the house every once in a while. Outsider Comics & Geek Boutique, 7 pm, free.

Friday, December 28: Winter Break Reading Oasis

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Seattle Public Library, Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave NE, 206-386-1980,, 2 pm, free.

Saturday, December 29: Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

The website Atlas Obscura has branches all over the country that host bizarre or unique events for anyone who registers. This one is a celebration of a South Seattle treasure: "an Ethiopian coffee ceremony hosted by Milen Medhane of Kaffa Coffee." This is a way to learn about how coffee is roasted and prepared, as well as take part in the ceremony that started it all, from the part of the world where coffee originated.

Kaffa Coffee, 8136 Rainier Ave S,, 10:30 am, $30.

Sunday, December 30: Bow-Wows and Books

At the Bow-Wows and Books events, "children read aloud to certified therapy dogs from Project Canine." If you learned how to read, chances are good that you did so by reading aloud. This is a great way for kids to gain confidence by reading to a non-judgmental audience. And it's pretty damn adorable, too.

Seattle Public Library, Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave W, 206-386-4225,, 3 pm, free.