When you come to visit the Memory Hub, plan to spend some time in our library! Awash in sunshine and with a great view of Maude’s Garden, this cheerful spot is sure to draw you in. Our library collection is curated by staff and volunteers, with suggestions from librarians over at The Seattle Public Library and King County Library System. You’ll find numerous books about brain wellness, creative approaches to caregiving, memoirs written by people living with memory loss, children’s books and more.
For Marigrace Becker, Director of the Memory Hub and former English major, the library is a special part of fulfilling the Memory Hub’s mission of being a central resource for anything related to living well with memory loss. Now, when people ask her for book recommendations, she has the books right at her fingertips to hand off to them. She cites the Seattle Public Library Foundation, who donated over 70 titles and nearly doubled the Memory Hub Library’s inventory, as a “generous catalyst” for the library project. Their donation has made the Memory Hub Library into one of the most comprehensive curated sources of books in Washington State focused on living well with memory loss, caregiving, and brain health.
The Memory Hub Library is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am - 3pm. Some of our favorite titles include:
Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memory of Coping with Forgetfulness, Confusion and a Dreaded Diagnosis
By Eugenia Zukerman
Written entirely in poetry, Zukerman’s memoir is a moving account of diagnosis and acceptance.
Written by Ross Watkins and Illustrated by Liz Anelli
A bittersweet picture book about family, art, and the memories we leave behind. Intended for children ages 5-9.
Dementia-Friendly Communities: Why We Need Them and How We Can Create Them
By Susan H. McFadden, PhD
Learn about the international movement that’s at the heart of The Memory Hub
The Memory Hub Library is both a peaceful reading room and an inviting place for community programming. Join us in May to talk about Dementia, Storytelling and Representation, at the first session of our new Memory Hub Library Book Talks. This book club style discussion group will put a spotlight on titles from our library that we want our community to engage in. May’s group will feature The Seattle Public Library's 2023 Seattle Reads pick The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka. This free program will meet on May 22nd from 1pm-2pm. Pre-reading is welcomed, but not required. This program is suitable for those with and without dementia. Email Katie at email@example.com for more information and registration details.