The Seattle Public Library is offering a number of online readings and discussions this fall for people to participate in from home. Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Events are recorded and posted to the Library’s YouTube channel after the event. Find out more at

• Sandra Cisneros will discuss “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, Te Recuerdo” from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 17. The bestselling author will talk about her new book, a dual-lingual novel that is a tribute to the power of youthful friendship. She will appear in conversation with author Manuel Muñoz. The talk is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and La Sala.

• Conversation Hearts: Bisexual Romance Panel discussion from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Queer romance is on the rise, but sometimes these romances are billed as lesbian or gay romance even when one of the leads is bi or pansexual. This discussion is moderated by New York Times romance fiction columnist Olivia Waite and features panelists Alyssa Cole, Alexandria Bellefleur, Katrina Jackson, Casey McQuiston and Rebekah Weatherspoon. It is presented in partnership with The Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America and Third Place Books.

• Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz with Mahmood Mamdani from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 23. Dunbar-Ortiz, author of “The Indigenous People’s History of the United States,” will discuss her latest book, “Not ‘A Nation of Immigrants,’ ” with writer Mahmood Mamdani. The discussion is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.

• Radical Self-Acceptance for the Post-Pandemic Era with Olaiya Land from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Sept. 29. This is the first in a five-part series on radical self-care where community guest curator Land talks with Dr. Devon Price about their book “Laziness Does Not Exist.” In the series, Land, founder of the online journal and community Lionesse, will talk with authors and activists, focusing on the experiences of marginalized groups as they push back against Western beauty standards, patriarchy and white supremacy, and carve out spaces to feel accepted and whole.

• Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and contributors discuss “Between Certain Death and a Possible Future” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 30. The event will feature a collection of essays, edited by Seattle writer and Lambda award winner Sycamore, which examines the ongoing impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis in queer lives. Contributors include E.J. Colen, Laura LeMoon, Patrick Milian and Eddie Walker. The discussion is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, the AIDS Memorial Project and Gay City.

• Seattle Reads presents Brit Bennett, author of “The Vanishing Half,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6. “The Vanishing Half” is her bestselling novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds — one Black and one white. Bennett will read and discuss the book with Jazmyn Scott, program manager of LANGSTON.

• Seattle Reads presents African-American Writers Alliance showcase from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. As part of Seattle Reads, the event will feature the poetry and prose of the African-American Writers’ Alliance, a collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent.

• Josephine Ensign discusses “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City” from 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 20. Informed by her experience of being homeless and many years providing primary health care to homeless people, Seattle nurse practitioner and professor Ensign wrote a book that looks at the historical roots of poverty and homelessness, digging through layers of Seattle history to reveal the stories of overlooked and long-silenced people who live on the margins of society.