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Toddler Music Classes

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Music helps young children develop skills for school and life. Come make music and learn how it helps your child grow at this FREE 4-class series. Registration is required. Description: Classes open to children ages 18 months - 3 years and their families. Families attend all 4 sessions, Thursdays on April 2, 9, 16, and 23. Registration is required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Call 206-684-7455 to register for all four sessions. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are preferred. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 7, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 8, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music Classes

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Music helps young children develop skills for school and life. Come make music and learn how it helps your child grow at this FREE 4-class series. Registration is required. Description: Classes open to children ages 18 months - 3 years and their families. Families attend all 4 sessions, Thursdays on April 2, 9, 16, and 23. Registration is required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Call 206-684-7455 to register for all four sessions. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are preferred. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Read, Learn, Explore: 'The Willoughbys'

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Read a book, learn what others think, explore how it relates to your world. Registration is required. Description: Second to fourth graders will talk about the book "The Willoughbys" by Lois Lowry, then create projects and play games related to the text. Copies available to check out at the Southwest Branch starting March 23rd. Kids don't have to have read the book to participate. In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving the… View in Catalog: "The Willoughbys" by Lois Lowry. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required: Please call the Southwest Branch at 206-684-7455 to register. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 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 "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Book Description: After serving time for shooting a man, the famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Next Month's Title: "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Notes: This group meets the second 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, April 13, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spring Beat Sing-Along: 'West Side Story'

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a week of musical programming over spring break at the Southwest Branch. Today we'll be watching and singing along to the 1961 musical drama "West Side Story." Snacks provided. Description: "West Side Story" is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet." The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs -- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. (IMDB) Director - Jerome Robbins… View in Catalog: "West Side Story". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:30 PM – 5:00 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Spring Beat Sing-Along: 'The Little Mermaid'

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a week of musical programming over spring break at the Southwest Branch. Today we'll be watching and singing along to the animated film "The Little Mermaid." Snacks provided. Description: In the tale of a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to "spend a day, warm on the sand," Ariel trades her voice to Ursula, the Sea Witch, for a pair of legs. Ariel can only succeed if she receives true love's kiss in a few day's time and she needs all the help she can from a singing crab named Sebastian, a loudmouth seagull, and a flounder. Rating: G - General Audiences. View in Catalog: "The Little Mermaid". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 83 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music Classes

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Music helps young children develop skills for school and life. Come make music and learn how it helps your child grow at this FREE 4-class series. Registration is required. Description: Classes open to children ages 18 months - 3 years and their families. Families attend all 4 sessions, Thursdays on April 2, 9, 16, and 23. Registration is required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Call 206-684-7455 to register for all four sessions. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Space: Music Here, Music There, Music Anywhere

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch. This month beat on some unlikely drums to create music in one of the most unlikely places. Description: Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends -- then make new friends! We’ll have snacks (a must), music, board games and supplies to do art or homework. Come ready to unlock your hidden musical talents in this teen-designed program. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, April 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Movie Program: 'The Sting'

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a screening of the 1974 Oscar winner for Best Picture, "The Sting.". Description: Take a trip down memory lane with "The Sting." With Robert Redford and Paul Newman as conmen in 1930s Chicago, it’s hard to keep track of who is conning who. This film is rated PG. Staff from the Office of the Attorney General will be available before and after the movie to answer questions about consumer protection in Washington State. View in Catalog: "The Sting". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is program is offered in partnership with the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General office of Washington State. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Book Description: After serving time for shooting a man, the famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Next Month's Title: "The Hemingses of Monticello". Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month, except during months with a Monday holiday. 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, April 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 21, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 22, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 23, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Music Classes

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Music helps young children develop skills for school and life. Come make music and learn how it helps your child grow at this FREE 4-class series. Registration is required. Description: Classes open to children ages 18 months - 3 years and their families. Families attend all 4 sessions, Thursdays on April 2, 9, 16, and 23. Registration is required. Notes: Library events and programs are free and eveyone is welcome. Call 206-684-7455 to register for all four sessions. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 28, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, April 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 5, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Book Description: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared -- arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda. View in Catalog: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Next Month's Title: "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Notes: This group meets the second 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, May 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 12, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Teen Space: Teen Choice

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch. Description: Teen Space at the Southwest Branch is a time set aside just for teens ages 12-18 to meet up and hang out. Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends -- then make new friends! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Third Place Books, and University Book Store. Books will be avai… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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 Hemingses of Monticello' by Annette Gordon-Reed. Book Description: Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson. View in Catalog: "The Hemingses of Monticello" by Annette Gordon-Reed. Next Month's Title: 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Ernest Hemingway. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month, except during months with a Monday holiday. 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, May 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 19, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, May 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

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 "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Book Description: Both intimate and expansive, it is a stunningly candid novel that alternates between the romantic misadventures of the first weeks of the courtship of Enrique Sabas and his wife Margaret and the final months of her life as she says good-bye to her family, friends, and children -- and to Enrique. View in Catalog: "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Next Month's Title: "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Notes: This group meets the second 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, June 8, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 9, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 10, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Ernest Hemingway. Book Description: The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. View in Catalog: "For Whom the Bell Tolls'" by Ernest Hemingway. Next Month's Title: 'The Paris Wife' by Paula McLain. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month, except during months with a Monday holiday. 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, June 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 16, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 23, 2015, 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: 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 eveyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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, June 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.