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'Ribbon and Rhyme': Create Typewriter Art

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for "Ribbon and Rhyme," a hands-on art installation with typewriters. For all ages. Description: Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast Branch poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art. Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied -- the only thing you need to bring is your creativity. Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice. 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. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 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 "Arthur & George" by Julian Barnes. Book Description: A literary thriller based on the lives of two men: George Edalji, a country lawyer and victim of racism, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who takes on Edalji's case with the rigor of his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. View in Catalog: "Arthur & George" by Julian Barnes. Next Month's Title: "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather. 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, April 21, 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 at the Southwest Branch has been canceled in April. It will resume on Tuesday, May 6. 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, April 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, April 23, 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, April 23, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

CANCELED - Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Preschool story time at the Southwest Branch is canceled in April. It will resume on Thursday, May 1. Description: 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, April 24, 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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

CANCELED - Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Baby story time at the Southwest Branch has been canceled in April. It will resume on Tuesday, May 6. 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, April 29, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, April 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, April 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, May 1, 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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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 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, May 6, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, May 7, 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, May 7, 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, May 8, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Writes: Short Stories 1

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Write a short story in three weeks with the help of West Seattle Story Weavers. At this week's session, you'll learn writing tools to help you get started with your story. Registration is required. Description: Become a part of the West Seattle writing community and write a short story in three weeks! Classes are beginner level, and you're encouraged to bring along inspiration from your own bit of nature. The class will share their creations on our last meeting and vote on candidates for each category: 1. Most Growth 2. Most Colorful 3. Wildest Prose Each winner will receive a plant grown in our own Story Weaving Garden. Session 1 In this workshop we will discuss developing a short story theme, do a… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This three-part workshop series will meet on May 8, 15 and 22. Please plan to attend all three dates. Registration is required, call 206-684-7455 to sign up. This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Worm Fun with Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Look at worms under a microscope, learn about compost bins, and talk to Seattle Tilth’s Master Composter Soil Builders about what worms do for your garden! Description: The Edible Garden Series includes events and presentations for all ages at Library branches around the city in April and May. Learn about edible gardening, food advocacy and sustainability in coordination with our local partner organizations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Seattle Tilth. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 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 we selection is "The Whole World Over" by Julia Glass. Book Description: In a tale of intersecting lives where the past affects the present, young wife and mother Greenie Duquette moves to New Mexico with her young son to become the governor's pastry chef. View in Catalog: "The Whole World Over" by Julia Glass. Next Month's Title: "The Condition" by Jennifer Haigh. 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, May 12, 2014, 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 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, May 13, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, May 14, 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, May 14, 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, May 15, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Writes: Short Stories 2

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Write a short story in three weeks with the help of West Seattle Story Weavers. At this week's session, you'll learn how to polish your short story. Registration is required. Description: Become a part of the West Seattle writing community and write a short story in three weeks! Classes are beginner level, and you're encouraged to bring along inspiration from your own bit of nature. The class will share their creations on our last meeting and vote on candidates for each category: 1. Most Growth 2. Most Colorful 3. Wildest Prose Each winner will receive a plant grown in our own Story Weaving Garden. Session 2 In this workshop, we will talk about how to receive feedback on your… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This three-part workshop series will meet on May 8, 15 and 22. Please plan to attend all three dates. Registration is required, call 206-684-7455 to sign up. This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Teen Space presents: YouTube Film Festival

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, it’s a time just for teens to meet up and hang out! This month, we'll be watching the best teen-voted YouTube videos. 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! This month, we'll be watching the most entertaining, informative or cringe-worthy moments. We're taking requests for the best YouTube videos -- let your teen librarian know if you have a suggestion! We’ll have snacks (a must), music, board games and supplies to do your home… 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 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

SNAP: Manage Household Utilities Before and After a Disaster

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to locate and control household electricity, water and natural gas during an emergency. Gain hands-on practice with real equipment, and learn how to prioritize your actions so everyone stays safe. 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, May 18, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Explore Your World - Bridge Building Competition

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come test your engineering skills against others. Who will be the ultimate winner? For ages 5 and up. 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. Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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 Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather. Book Description: Cather's third novel follows the life of Thea Kronberg from her childhood in 19th century Nebraska to her career as a renowned opera singer. View in Catalog: "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather. Next Month's Title: "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. 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, May 19, 2014, 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 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, May 20, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, May 21, 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, May 21, 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, May 22, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Writes: Short Stories 3

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Write a short story in three weeks with the help of West Seattle Story Weavers. At this week's session, you'll leave with a finished story or know how to complete one on your own. Registration is required. Description: Become a part of the West Seattle writing community and write a short story in three weeks! Classes are beginner level, and you're encouraged to bring along inspiration from your own bit of nature. The class will share their creations on our last meeting and vote on candidates for each category: 1. Most Growth 2. Most Colorful 3. Wildest Prose Each winner will receive a plant grown in our own Story Weaving Garden. Session 3 In this workshop, we'll share our stories with classmates and any… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This three-part workshop series will meet on May 8, 15 and 22. Please plan to attend all three dates. Registration is required, call 206-684-7455 to sign up. This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 22, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

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 26 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday, May 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

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 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, May 27, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, May 28, 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, May 28, 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, May 29, 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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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 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, June 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 11:55 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 5, 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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, June 6, 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 selection is "The Condition" by Jennifer Haigh. Book Description: The McKotch family unravels during the summer of 1976 when 13-year-old Gwen is diagnosed with Turner’s syndrome, leaving her forever trapped in the body of a child. Twenty years later, the three siblings are still dealing with the fallout. View in Catalog: "The Condition" by Jennifer Haigh. Next Month's Title: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. 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, June 9, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, June 13, 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 "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Book Description: A nonfiction account of three generations of Chinese women living in the turmoil of the rapidly changing 20th century: grandmother, a warlord's concubine; mother, an ardent supporter of Mao; Chang herself, a western-educated professor in London. View in Catalog: "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Next Month's Title: "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. 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, June 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

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. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Fridays, between 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Independence Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Friday, July 4, 2014, 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 selection is "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. Book Description: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large... but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. -- NoveList Plus. View in Catalog: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. Next Month's Title: "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. 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, July 14, 2014, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.