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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, August 4, 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, August 5, 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, August 6, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Wild Science Matinee

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Conduct a science experiment about Engineer the World then stay to watch a movie: The Lego Movie! Description: The Lego Movie Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. About the Summer of Learning: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 101 min. View in Catalog: https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2995575030_the_lego_movie. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 7, 2015, 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 title is "Brother, I'm Dying" by Edwidge Danticat. Book Description: In a personal memoir, the author describes her relationships with the two men closest to her -- her father and his brother, Joseph, a charismatic pastor with whom she lived after her parents emigrated from Haiti to the United States. View in Catalog: "Brother, I'm Dying" by Edwidge Danticat. Next Month's Title: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. 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, August 10, 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, August 11, 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, August 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Roustabout Circus

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a performance by Roustabout Circus, featuring juggling, clowning, acrobatics, music and magic. Audience participation encouraged! Ages 5 and up. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 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, August 13, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Wild Science Matinee

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Conduct a science experiment about Code Breaking and Forensics then stay to watch a movie: National Treasure! Description: National Treasure Since his childhood, Benjamin Franklin Gates has known that he is a decendant of a long line of people whose job it has been to guard a treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers. They hid clues to its whereabouts in the country's currency and on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Now, Ben has learned of a plot to steal the Declaration, and has only one option: he had to steal it himself. Even if he pulls off this monumental task, keeping the treasure safe is still going to be incr… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 131 min. View in Catalog: https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2284771030_national_treasure. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, August 14, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Little Critters

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Educators from the Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life! Animal species won’t be known in advance. For ages 5 and under. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program! We are pleased to offer hundreds of free programs to keep you engaged and learning all summer long! Go to your favorite branch and pick up a Summer of Learning Activity Booklet. Complete as many activities as you can. Fill out and exchange the survey on the last page of the booklet for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Visit … Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher' by Timothy Egan. Book Description: At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. View in Catalog: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Next Month's Title: 'Bucking the Sun' by Ivan Doig. 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, August 17, 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, August 18, 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, August 19, 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, August 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Library at Arts in Nature Festival

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Camp Long 5200 35th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library meets you outside this summer at the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long. Description: Take home books inspired by the performance art, music, dance and nature crafts of the festival. Check out specially selected collections of music CDs and DVDs, and sign up for a Library card. Try out Library apps and services for all ages and talk to Library staff for reading ideas or ebook help. Notes: Ticket purchase is required to attend Arts in Nature. Services offered by the Library are free. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 22, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Library at Arts in Nature Festival

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Camp Long 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library meets you outside this summer at the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long. Description: Take home books inspired by the performance art, music, dance and nature crafts of the festival. Check out specially selected collections of music CDs and DVDs, and sign up for a Library card. Try out library apps and services for all ages on IPads & talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Ticket purchase is required to attend Arts in Nature. Services offered by the Library are free. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jane Gibson. Sunday, August 23, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 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, August 25, 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, August 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 28, 2015, 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 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, September 1, 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, September 2, 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, September 3, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 4, 2015, 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. 7 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

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 11, 2015, 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 "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Book Description: In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. View in Catalog: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Next Month's Title: "The Tenth Muse" by Judith Jones. 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, September 14, 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, September 15, 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, September 16, 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, September 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

iPad: Find Reading Suggestions

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find books you'll love to read on your favorite device! Description: Learn about fantastic offerings available with your Library card and other free apps for reading suggestions, organizing your library, enhancing your reading experience, and more! Class prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet. Class 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, September 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 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 'Bucking the Sun' by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Bucking the Sun is the story of the Duff family, homesteaders driven from the Montana bottomland to work on one of the New Deal's most audacious projects -- the damming of the Missouri River. View in Catalog: "Bucking the Sun" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: 'Strength in What Remains' by Tracy Kidder. 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, September 21, 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, September 22, 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, September 23, 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, September 24, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 25, 2015, 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 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, September 29, 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, September 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Earthquake Home Retrofit Workshop

Where: Southwest Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to evaluate your home to determine if it qualifies for the City of Seattle's standard earthquake retrofitting plan. Registration is required. Description: Experienced home retrofit instructors will instruct you on what tools are needed, some building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process. This introductory class provides information on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation (especially for houses built before 1980). The class is designed for all homeowners, whether you're planning to do the work yourself or hire a qualified contractor. Class Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development. To find other Earthquake Home Retrofit workshops at the Library, click here. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snap@seattle.gov or 206-233-5076. Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 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 Tenth Muse" by Judith Jones. Book Description: Living in Paris after World War II, Judith Jones broke free of the bland American food she had been raised on and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States -- hoping to bring some joie de cuisine to America -- she published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." The rest is publishing and gastronomic history. View in Catalog: "The Tenth Muse" by Judith Jones. Next Month's Title: "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman. 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, October 12, 2015, 6:45 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 'Strength in What Remains' by Tracy Kidder. Book Description: The extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores until he begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. View in Catalog: "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder. Next Month's Title: 'A Gate at the Stairs' by Lorrie Moore. 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, October 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.