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Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Presidents Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day. Monday, February 15, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, February 16, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, February 17, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, February 18, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 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 "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. Book Description: The daughter of a judge in a New Hampshire school shooting case witnessed the events, but cannot remember the last several minutes of the attack. View in Catalog: "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. Next Month's Title: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, February 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Artists in Action

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers! Description: Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends! We'll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program. The schedule of events will be: Feb. 1 Origami Feb. 8 Painting… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, February 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, February 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, February 23, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, February 25, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Artists in Action

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers! Description: Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends! We'll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program. The schedule of events will be: Feb. 1 Origami Feb. 8 Painting… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, February 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, February 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 1, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 2, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 3, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Coffee with Seattle LGBT Commissioners

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join the Seattle LGBT Commission for coffee and light refreshments for the first in a series of library events providing an opportunity for you to get to know the Commission and the work that they do. Description: The Commissioners will provide a panel presentation and then open the floor up to Q-and-A. The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-range projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communit… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Sunday, March 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Artists in Action

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers! Description: Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends! We'll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program. The schedule of events will be: Feb. 1 Origami Feb. 8 Painting… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Toddler Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 9, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Artists in Action

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Need a space to be creative and have fun? Unleash your creativity with other local teens in this six-week art club designed and run by local Teen Service Learning volunteers! Description: Artists in Action at the Southwest Branch is a six-week art club just for teens 11-18 to meet up, hang out and get creative. Why not get out of the house for awhile and head to the Library. Come alone or bring your friends! We'll have free food, music, and different art supplies every week. The last week we will have an art gallery where everyone can share their work. Come ready to be creative and relax in this teen-designed program. The schedule of events will be: Feb. 1 Origami Feb. 8 Painting… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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 "A Palestine Affair" by Jonathan Wilson. Book Description: In British-occupied Palestine after World War I, Mark Bloomberg, a beleaguered London painter, and Joyce, his American wife, witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew. Next Month's Title: "The Breakthrough" by Gwen Ifill. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 14, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 15, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 16, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 17, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:30 AM – 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 "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Book Description: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor. View in Catalog: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Next Month's Title: "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 21, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 22, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 24, 2016, 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 206-684-8455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, March 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, March 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 29, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 30, 2016, 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. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone 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, March 31, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, April 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 4:30 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 Breakthrough" by Gwen Ifill. Book Description: Veteran journalist Ifill sheds new light on the impact of Barack Obama's presidential victory and introduces the emerging African American politicians forging a new path to political power. Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. View in Catalog: "The Breakthrough" by Gwen Ifill. Next Month's Title: "Trans Atlantic" by Colum McCann. Notes: This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments accepted)

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are not required, but will be accepted by calling 206-684-7455. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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 Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 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 "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan. Book Description: Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs confront their pasts in this powerful story about how rebellion ages, influence corrupts, habits turn to addictions, lifelong friendships fluctuate and turn, and how art and music have the power to redeem. View in Catalog: "A Visit from the Goon Squad" by Jennifer Egan. Next Month's Title: "Animal Dreams" by Barbara Kingsolver. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, April 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, April 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, April 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects this school year. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Then fill out the application and turn it in to the Teen Services Librarian at Southwest before your first meeting. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, May 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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 "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann. Book Description: A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan. View in Catalog: "Trans Atlantic" by Colum McCann. Next Month's Title: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. Notes: This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:45 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library 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. Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.