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Southwest Branch Library's 23rd Artists Showcase

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Art work by Southwest community members will be on display at the Southwest Branch from Sunday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Nov. 1. Description: The 23nd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Artists may drop off their work October 2nd-4th at the Southwest Branch. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 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 Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell. Book Description: Set in Sweden, leisurely of pace, bleak and unforgettable, this final book in the Kurt Wallander crime series presents the retired inspector with a case close to home: the disappearance of his daughter's father-in-law. View in Catalog: "The Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell. Next Month's Title: "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. except as noted. In November, this book group will meet on the first 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, November 3, 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, November 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 preschoolers and 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, November 5, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 5, 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 and 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. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 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 45 minutes 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, November 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Explore Your World - Mad Science at the Library!

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It's time for sizzling, sliming, oozing and mysterious mad science in the library! Description: Students will explore some fun chemical reactions in the library. 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. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Veterans Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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, November 12, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 12, 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 and 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. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 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 45 minutes 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, November 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 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 "Rat Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Book Description: Chronicles one year in the life of the lead singer of Throwing Muses as she handles her bipolar disorder, the band's rise to fame, and becoming pregnant. -- NoveList. View in Catalog: "Rat Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Next Month's Title: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. 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, November 17, 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, November 18, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 19, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 19, 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 and 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. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Seattle Cooks: Northwest Wine Academy 10th Annual Fall Wine Release

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98106. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Taste the latest wines at the 10th Fall Wine Release by the award-winning South Seattle College wine teaching program. Take home books on wine tasting, culinary memoirs, wine pairing and preparing small plates. Description: This initial release wine tasting event features books to take home on wine tasting and Washington wines. In addition to this event, join us Friday, November 21 for a wine tasting and Meet our Alumni event, featuring culinary memoirs. The Saturday, November 22 Food & Wine Pairing event features books on food and wine pairing and small plates. 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. Contact: Jane Gibson. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes 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, November 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Seattle Cooks: Northwest Wine Academy 10th Annual Fall Wine Release

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98106. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Taste the latest wines at the 10th Fall Wine Release by the award-winning South Seattle College wine teaching program. Take home books on wine tasting, culinary memoirs, wine pairing and preparing small plates. Description: Join us for wine tasting and a Meet our Alumni event, featuring culinary memoirs. Be sure to join us for the Seattle Cooks event Saturday, November 22, on food and wine pairing, featuring books on food and wine pairing and small plates. 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. Contact: Jane Gibson. Friday, November 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Teen Space: Charitable Crafts

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 working on a project to help children and teens in need in our community. 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 your homework. Come ready to do something kind for someone in need and feel good about helping out! View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. 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, November 21, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Cooks: Northwest Wine Academy 10th Annual Fall Wine Release

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA 98106. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Taste the latest wines at the 10th Fall Wine Release by the award-winning South Seattle College wine teaching program. Take home books on wine tasting, culinary memoirs, wine pairing and preparing small plates. Description: This event features books on food and wine pairing and small plates. 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. Contact: Jane Gibson. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, November 25, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 26, 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 preschoolers and 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, November 26, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, November 27, 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, December 2, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 3, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 3, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 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 45 minutes 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, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Mastercraft Madness: Landfill Orchestra Guitars

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Create music from trash! Come find out about what happens to our garbage and about the Landfill Orchestra in Paraguay. Then create your own guitar out of recycled materials and found objects. For ages 8 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, December 7, 2014, 2:00 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 "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. Book Description: "The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities." - NoveList. View in Catalog: "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. Next Month's Title: "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. 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, December 8, 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, December 9, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 10, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 10, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 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 45 minutes 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, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 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 "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. Book Description: Everyone knows the rough outline of the story of Dr. Frankenstein, but reading the short book as Shelley wrote it is especially illuminating in light of all the recent scientific discoveries having to do with the human genome project, cloning and gene therapy. View in Catalog: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. Next Month's Title: "In One Person" by John Irving. 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, December 15, 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 preschoolers and 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. Tuesday, December 16, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 17, 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 preschoolers and 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, December 17, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 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 45 minutes 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, December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Teen Space: Game On

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 we'll be hanging out and playing video and board games. 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. Plus, this month we will be getting some game time moveing with the music, competing in the olympics, hoverboard racing, and cheering on other gamers. Try out our new games for the XBox and Wii:… View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. 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, December 19, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library closed December 24 and 25

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day). All locations will resume regular hours on December 26. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Thursday, December 25, 2014. 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 45 minutes 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, December 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Library closes at 6 PM

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will close at 6 PM on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day. All locations will observe regular hours on Jan. 2. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Library Closed in observance of New Year's Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

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 'In One Person' by John Irving. Book Description: An intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile.". View in Catalog: "In One Person" by John Irving. Next Month's Title: 'The House of Mirth' by Edith Wharton. 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, January 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.