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Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Hands-On Weird Science

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Drop into the Southwest Library meeting room to create an electrical circuit with your body, learn about the stars and even practice real-life forensics! For ages 9-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Monday, Aug. 4 to enter your name into a drawing for the Breakfast of Champions held at the end of the summer at the Space Needle. Visit … Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Baby story time is canceled at the Southwest Branch this summer. For more information, call 206-684-7455. For baby story times at other Library locations, click here. Description: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: The toddler story time at 10:30 a.m. is canceled at the Southwest Branch this summer. Please plan to attend the story time at 11:30 a.m. or click here to locate other toddler story times at the Library. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Teen Space presents: Video Game Challenge Extravaganza

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch! This month, your Southwest teen volunteers have planned a gaming tournament. For ages 12 and up. Description: Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? This month, your teen volunteers have planned a gaming tournament complete with points, prizes, and mad-libs style stories about your epic gaming moments. We’ll have three gaming screens going all at the same time! We’ll start with free play to get some practice, and then the tournament is on! If you don’t want to complete, come to cheer on your… Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Hands-On Weird Science

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Drop into the Southwest Library meeting room to create an electrical circuit with your body, learn about the stars and even practice real-life forensics! For ages 9-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Monday, Aug. 4 to enter your name into a drawing for the Breakfast of Champions held at the end of the summer at the Space Needle. Visit … Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. Book Description: Two sisters leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles in this fresh, fascinating adventure. View in Catalog: "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. Next Month's Title: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. except as noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, August 11, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Jack Chapeau Meets the Gill Man

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Oregon Shadow Theatre presents a puppet show starring marine scientist Jack Chapeau, who uses submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make an amazing discovery -- the Gill Man! For ages 4 and up. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Monday, Aug. 4 to enter your name into a drawing for the Breakfast of Champions held at the end of the summer at the Space Needle. Visit … Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Book Description: The bonds of friendship between two women are tested throughout their lives in 19th-century rural China. View in Catalog: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Next Month's Title: Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, August 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Hands-On Weird Science

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Drop into the Southwest Library meeting room to create an electrical circuit with your body, learn about the stars and even practice real-life forensics! For ages 9-12. Description: Zone In: Explore, Create, Connect with The Seattle Public Library’s 2014 Summer of Learning Program! Attend FREE programs at the Library all summer long. Join the fun -- it’s easy! Go to your favorite branch and pick up your activity log. Sign up and receive a free book*. (*One per child, while supplies last.) Read 10 books or complete 10 activities by Monday, Aug. 4 to enter your name into a drawing for the Breakfast of Champions held at the end of the summer at the Space Needle. Visit … Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Summer of Learning Program is sponsored by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, US Bank and Google. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Labor Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. Book Description: Ninety-year-old Jacob Jankowski reflects on his past, especially the Depression years he spent with Benzini Brothers Circus and the elephant and the woman he loved. View in Catalog: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. Next Month's Title: "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" by Laila Lalami. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. except as noted. In September, this book group will meet on the third Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've got a plan, you've got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Homer & Langley" by E. L. Doctorow. Book Description: This imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion. The brothers face Odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements and technological advances of the last century. View in Catalog: "Homer & Langley" by E. L. Doctorow. Next Month's Title: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. In September, this group meets the fourth Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/children/chi-calendar-of-events. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" by Laila Lalami. Book Description: The story of two men and two women brought together and separated under extraordinary circumstances. As the book opens, they're on the sea in a flimsy inflatable boat, which they hope will carry them across the Strait of Gibraltar from Morocco to Spain. What has driven them to leave their country and risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? View in Catalog: "Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits" by Laila Lalami. Next Month's Title: "The Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. except as noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Book Description: Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. View in Catalog: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Next Month's Title: "Rat Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.