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Irish Genealogy

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Uncover your Irish immigrant ancestor’s roots! Registration is required. Description: Researching Irish ancestors can be both exciting and challenging. Join us for a look at research techniques, archives and genealogical sources for Irish family research. An introduction to Irish genealogy research and an overview of resources available for research will be presented by Mahina Oshie, Genealogy Librarian. Check out our Genealogy resources and hours! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register online. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Genealogy. 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, August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July1 - September 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is on the first day of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required on the first day of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: Quick Information. 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, August 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. 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. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily p… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

End of Summer Garden Party

Magnolia Branch Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an end-of-summer celebration! Description: Relax and chill out at Magnolia Branch as we celebrate the end of another action-packed summer of learning. Beat the heat with popsicles, Brazilian music and low-key activities in our leafy garden area. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Show Brazil

Summer of Learning Where: Magnolia Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Explore the exciting rhythms and music of Brazil! Description: Create your own rhythms with Show Brazil’s Eduardo Mendonça! Brazilian instruments will be available as well as buckets, plastic oil pans and anything that can make sound. Learn to play traditional and contemporary Brazilian grooves. And enjoy playing as an ensemble with an instructor who has performed for celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Pope John II and the 14th Dalai Lama! For ages 9+. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

How to Apply for a Job with a Conviction History

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Job Skills. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class is designed to help individuals with a criminal background successfully apply for employment. Description: This class provides information about necessary materials, preparation tips, and strategies to answer criminal background questions. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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, August 24, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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, August 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Author Sapana Chandra cooks at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market

Authors & Books Where: non-library location. Address: West Seattle Farmer's Market 44th Ave SW & SW Alaska St. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Sapana Chandra, health coach and founder of Real + Vibrant, will be cooking a seasonal plant-based meal from her new cookbook at the West Seattle Farmer's Market. Description: Signed copies of her book "Plant Power Bowls" will be available for purchase. View in Catalog: "Plant Power Bowls" by Sapana Chandra. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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, August 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

End of Summer Movie

Summer of Learning Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us for ice cream and a screening of the animated film, Miniscule, in celebration of the end of Summer of Learning. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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, August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Sunday Movie presents: 'Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants'

Movies Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free movie on the last Sunday of each month at the Ballard Branch Library. This month, we celebrate the end of Summer of Learning with free ice cream at 1 p.m. Movie starts at 1:30 p.m. Description: This month’s movie is “Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants” (2013), an award-winning animated and live-action feature film by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo. A stranded ladybug joins forces with a band of ants to appropriate a box of sugar cubes left at an abandoned picnic, but an army of rival red ants have also set their sights on the bounty and lay siege to the ant hill. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 1 hour 29 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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, August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Intro to Smart Phone Photography

Digital Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Digital Creativity. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to go beyond automatic to make your smart phone camera do what you want it to. Description: Phone cameras are only getting better and better.  They are replacing traditional cameras more and more, and are so much less intrusive and less fussy than any other camera.  Explore how to get more out of your phone camera, from (1) basic functions to (2) some of the many apps to (3) how to design a compelling photograph following some of the classic principles of composition.  For all levels of experience using any phone camera. Bring your phone to class along with 3 photographs if you wish to share… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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, August 25, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind o… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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, August 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Geared towards ages 1-5, but babies are welcome! Stay for playtime after. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Family Story time

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Library! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ice Cream Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream and story time! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! You may want to bring a small towel, gloves or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. For all ages.  This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… 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. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ice Cream Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream and story time! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! You may want to bring a small towel, gloves or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. For all ages.  This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… 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. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 165 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Español. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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, August 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July 1 - September 7, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is during the first week of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Bring a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Fall Quarter classes will begin on October 1. To start your citizenship applicat… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required during the first week of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: World Languages. 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, August 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark. Description: Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Monday, August 26, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Library Play Time

Fun & Games Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the library to play, read, and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. , Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/basic-skills. Contact Info: Fremont Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

End of Summer Celebration

Summer of Learning Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come and join us for a special West Seattle-wide celebration of the end of summer! Description: Please join us for nature-based crafts with the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association, giant bubbles, games, sidewalk chalk art, and other fun summer activities.There will be ice cream! (as supplies last) starting at 6 p.m. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. 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, August 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake branch! Bring your babies ages 0-24 months 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. 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, August 26, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Contact: General inquiries, please call 206-545-2344. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 165 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Español. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian! For Ages 2 - 3. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age appropriate toys! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. Contact: Douglass-Truth Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Poetry Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Bug Safari: Color Your Camouflage

Summer of Learning Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special bug-themed science activity this summer at Greenwood branch. Description: Explore the various ways bugs and other animals use camouflage for protection and survival. Color or design an example of camouflage found in nature. Learn how to use the app iNaturalist to identify plants and animals in your own backyard. For ages 5+. Registration is required. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

End of Summer Celebration & Scavenger Hunt!

Summer of Learning Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: You are invited to a fabulous party to celebrate the end of summer. Join us for a neighborhood scavenger hunt, games, food, fun, and drawings for exciting prizes. All ages welcome. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark. Description: Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Youth Drop in Chess

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

The All-American Magic Show

Summer of Learning Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join world-class magician Maritess Zurbano in this hour-long magic show unlike any other magic show you’ve ever seen before! Description: Explore math magic, magic drawings and the science of magic with lots of audience participation, music and amazing feats of mind-reading!  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: .Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. 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. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the New Holly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your children 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. 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. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family-Friendly English Class

Basic Skills Where: South Park Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 26 - August 29, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For all English levels. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Families welcome – activities for children during class. For all levels of English. Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend a class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on October 2. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: South Park Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. The Kaleidos… 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch]! Bring your infants age 0-12 months fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with soft toys! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time at West Seattle Branch

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For ages 3 - 5. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ice Cream Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream and story time! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! You may want to bring a small towel, gloves or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. For all ages.  This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… 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. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time in the Arboretum!

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Washington Park Arboretum, in the Pinetum area. 26th Ave E & E Lynn Street Seattle, WA 98112. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It’s Story Time in the Washington Park Arboretum! Bring you preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, thymes, songs and fun with our librarian. Description: Story Time will take place in the Pinetum area of the Arboretum. Meet at the “Tot Lot” playground at 26th Ave E & E Lynn Street at 11 am. 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. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Montlake Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - End of Summer Celebration

Summer of Learning Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a fun end-of-summer party with books, bubbles, crafts, and popsicles in the park! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Fremont Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your families and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Contact Info: University Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Ice Cream Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream and story time! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! You may want to bring a small towel, gloves or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. For all ages.  This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… 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. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Art on the Plaza

Arts Programs Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Dance, Sing, Play, Read! Enjoy drop-in art programs & light snacks on select Wednesdays this August. Description: Get ready! This August the Central Library’s 4th Avenue plaza will have four incredible FREE art programs on select Wednesdays. Don’t miss great music, dance performances, drop-in art making, an exciting selection of summer reading and entertainment. All ages. Everybody’s welcome at Art on the Plaza. Copresented with Seattle Center Festál and Earshot Jazz. Art on the Plaza is made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Co-presented with: Seattle Center Festál & Earshot Jazz. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Davida. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LibraryLab: Gizmos and Gadgets

Make & Build Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in during this summer LibraryLab series and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more! Description: LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play and create amazing inventions. We have guided sessions as well as drop-in times when you can create at your own pace, using materials we provide. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for patrons with disabilities. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of hardw… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. LEAP staff is also available by appointment. Please contact us at leap@spl.org or leave a voicemail with your contact information at (206) 386-4690 to schedule a time. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July 1 - September 7, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is during the first week of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Bring a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Fall Quarter classes will begin on October 1. To start your citizenship applicat… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required during the first week of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Spoken Word Video: A Seattle Youth Perspective

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Collaborate to create a video of spoken word that highlights a city landmark. Description: Join us for three 90-minute sessions where you will explore Seattle, spoken word and video production. Together we will create a video that showcases your connection to this beautiful city. Dive into the world of videography, sound engineering and spoken word as well as getting to know the beautiful city in which we live. For ages 13+. Registration required; class maximum is 15. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Capitol Hill Branch Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way are working together to offer free post-season tax help at the Central Library. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. 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 served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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...: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/civics-and-social-services/tax-help/tax-help-calendar. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams for free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: http://www.spl.org/mos/. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Time

Teens Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age! Description: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. Play video games, board games, listen to music, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. This program is intended for middle and high school students between ages 12 and 18. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams for free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: http://www.spl.org/mos/. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Rebirthing a Nation: Letters from the Future

Arts Programs Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Don't miss our evening closing celebration for the Art on the Plaza series. Description: What solutions are young Seattle leaders dreaming for America during divisive times? Listen to youth and other emerging civic leaders who are dreaming solutions homelessness, hatred, climate change, mass incarceration and more. This program is offered in collaboration with Pecha Kucha Seattle and made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Davida. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Pajamas & Puppets at the Northeast Branch

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Pajamas & Puppets at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy a puppet show -- along with stories, rhymes, songs and fun -- with our children's librarian. Description: Pajamas are welcome and encouraged! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. 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. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family-Friendly English Class

Basic Skills Where: South Park Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 26 - August 29, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For all English levels. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Families welcome – activities for children during class. For all levels of English. Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend a class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on October 2. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: South Park Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is family story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ice Cream Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the end of summer with ice cream and story time! Description: Celebrate the end of summer with our librarians as we make ice cream and then eat it! You may want to bring a small towel, gloves or oven mitt to use when shaking your bag of ice. For all ages.  This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library… 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. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story time

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Library! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your babies and children ages 0-5 years 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg 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. 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. Time spent with individuals will vary between 20-60 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Arts & Crafts Studio

Arts Programs Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and join our staff to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. For ages 2-10. Parents and children will work together to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - 中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Chinese Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 有电脑问题吗?请来参加我们的中文电脑辅导课。Do you have any computer or library related questions? Come to our Chinese Practice Lab at the Central Library. Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: 本课程不需要报名,咨询请电 206-684-0849. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Story Time and Kid Activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Address: NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Librarian Nancy P for stories during the Lake City Farmers' Market! Crafts and other kid activities will follow from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Chess Club

Northeast Branch Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Forest Walk at Ravenna Park

Northeast Branch Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Ravenna Park 5520 Ravenna Ave NE (Meet at the Ravenna Park parking lot at the corner of NE 58th St & 20th Ave NE). Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore our neighborhood forest with Seattle Parks Naturalist Jacob de Guzman. Learn about the trees, plants and animals right outside your door! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. 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. Thursday, August 29, 2019, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. English. Tiểng Việt. 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 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ORCA LIFT Enrollment

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop-in to learn and even sign up for ORCA LIFT. Description: The LIFT card is a low-income ORCA card that provides users with a reduced fare for Metro Transit, King County Water Taxi, Kitsap Transit, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit Link light rail. Ride Metro for $1.50 (instead of up to $3.25!) Also Get Reduced fares on: • Sound Transit Link Light Rail • Sound Transit Buses • King County Water Taxi • The Seattle Streetcar • Kitsap Transit • Sounder Train This service is in partnership with Catholic Community Services and King County… Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Contact: For questions or enrollment assistance by phone, please call Metro at 800-756-5437. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Greenwood! (It is Spanish story time at the Greenwood Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Greenwood Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Butterfly Wingding

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn about butterflies and citizen science projects! Description: Plant a butterfly garden using native seeds, make a collage with real butterfly wings, examine wings with light boxes and magnifiers, make and fly a paper butterfly in a wind tunnel, and explore symmetry in nature. Youth will also learn how to participate in citizen science initiatives such as the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (July 28-August 5), and the Cascades Butterfly Project. Youth will take home their gardens, collages, and citizen science materials. Butt… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

'The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed' with Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Don't miss an author event with Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, author of the children's book "The Stolen Ones & How They Were Missed.". Description: Join a special author reading with Seattle’s beloved Dr Marcia Tate Arunga. Her children's book The Stolen Ones explores what happens in one African village when one of the village children, Nia, is stolen by European slavers. Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga reveals the little-known story of the people left behind in Africa and their vital connection to Black Diasporic peoples in the US and other parts of the Americas. BIO Dr Marcia Tate Arunga is the dean of Evergreen State College and has been Teaching… View in Catalog: "The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed" by Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Book Groups Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Five Carat Soul” by James McBride. Book Description: The stories--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. View in Catalog: "Five Carat Soul" by James McBride. Next Month's Title: “From Here to Eternity” by Caitlin Doughty. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2:00pm. , 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: Greenwood Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: You Can Publish Your Own Book

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join local writers, Erik and Topaz, as they show you the ropes of publishing your work for free. Description: Join local writers, Erik and Topaz, as they show you the ropes. They've done it themselves and are proof you do not need money to get into print. They will show you the free resources they used and answer your questions.  Program is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments served. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/seattle-writes. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

End of the Summer Program Party

Summer of Learning Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join us to celebrate and be recognized for all of your hard work, reading for the Children's Summer Program! Enjoy refreshments, activities, and an awards ceremony. For kids up to 6th grade. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. 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. Friday, August 30, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July1 - September 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is on the first day of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required on the first day of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: Quick Information. 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, August 31, 2019, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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, August 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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, August 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Hora de Cuentos

StoryTime Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Ballard Branch Library! (It is Spanish story time at the Ballard Branch Library!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Ballard Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. 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, August 31, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. 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. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily p… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. 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, August 31, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

助学贷款知识讲座(Student Financial Aid Workshop)

Chinese Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 欢迎参加我们的助学贷款知识讲座。. Description: 本次讲座包括以下内容: -什么是助学贷款?申请的好处 -华盛顿学生贷款的种类 (以华盛顿大学做为例子) -怎样申请?申请流程与材料?家长贷款 -毕业后如何还贷款?. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: 本次讲座是西雅图亚洲辅导服务中心2019年家长与家庭讲座系列之一,讲座用中文进行。活动为免费,不需要报名。. Translation: Want to know more about student financial aid? Alva He, Family Support Specialist from Asian Counseling and Referral Service will discuss the following topics: what is student financial aid and what are the benefits; the types of student financial aid available in Washington State; how to apply; how to pay off the loans after graduation, etc. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages. Contact: 206-684-0849. 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, August 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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, August 31, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 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. 2 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 2, 2019, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 165 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Español. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Computer Basics 1

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Computer Basics. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? Description: This class is for first time computer users and introduces common computer terms and features. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time for children & caregivers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:45 - noon. 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. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian! For Ages 2 - 3. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age appropriate toys! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. Contact: Douglass-Truth Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Job Search One-on-One

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 7 - Central Library's Job Resource Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a job? We can help! Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Description: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs, and interviewing techniques. This takes place at the Central Library's Job Resource Center, located on level 7. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Poetry Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Youth Drop in Chess

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Intellectual Property 101: Copyrights and Trademarks

Digital Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Interested in how to protect your creations and innovations as intellectual property? Learn the ways intellectual property law can protect and enhance your business. Description: Learn the basics of intellectual property law from students in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic of the University of Washington School of Law.  Learn how to use intellectual property to help strengthen and grow your business from current law school students. Attend this free workshop to learn: What copyright protection requires , How trademark law protects a brand , How to cultivate innovations when growing a business. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Jay Lyman. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

End of Summer Celebration

Summer of Learning Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an end-of-summer party with books, bubbles, crafts, and popsicles on the lawn! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: .Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. 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. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the New Holly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your children 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

CANCELED - Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. 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. Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community. The Kaleidos… 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Baby Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch]! Bring your infants age 0-12 months fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with soft toys! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time with Ms. Lynn!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and parachute-play with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time at West Seattle Branch

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For ages 3 - 5. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Stay afterwards for crafts and open play! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Montlake Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake Library! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Montlake Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Fremont Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Job Search One-on-One

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 7 - Central Library's Job Resource Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a job? We can help! Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Description: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs, and interviewing techniques. This takes place at the Central Library's Job Resource Center, located on level 7. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your families and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Contact Info: University Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Hot Topics For Seniors: The Importance and Improvement of Creativity

Civics & Social Services Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Description: Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues. 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. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for patrons with disabilities. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of hardw… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. LEAP staff is also available by appointment. Please contact us at leap@spl.org or leave a voicemail with your contact information at (206) 386-4690 to schedule a time. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July 1 - September 7, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is during the first week of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Bring a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Fall Quarter classes will begin on October 1. To start your citizenship applicat… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required during the first week of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Time

Teens Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, and make new friends at the NewHolly Branch. Description: Drop in for fun activities, including board and video games. Bring a friend and we'll bring the games! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Capitol Hill Branch Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way are working together to offer free post-season tax help at the Central Library. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. 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 served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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...: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/civics-and-social-services/tax-help/tax-help-calendar. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:30 PM – Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 AM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Computer Basics 2 + Typing Basics

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Computer Basics. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? Interested in learning how to type? Description: Learn the “Home Row” finger positions, the most comfortable sitting position at the keyboard, and practice some exercises designed to make your typing go more smoothly in the future. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Class prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to work in the Windows environment. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - Children's Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe De Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo.      A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y kinder, a… 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. Translation: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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. Geared towards children 12 months - 3 years old and their caregivers. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time at the Queen Anne Branch

StoryTime Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story time

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly Library! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia Branch Library! Bring your preschoolers and 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your babies and children ages 0-5 years 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

CANCELED - 中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Español. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point 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: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia Branch Library! Bring your babies and waddlers 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. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELED - 中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Chinese Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 有电脑问题吗?请来参加我们的中文电脑辅导课。Do you have any computer or library related questions? Come to our Chinese Practice Lab at the Central Library. Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: 本课程不需要报名,咨询请电 206-684-0849. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cooking demo from local author at the Lake City Farmer's Market

Lake City Branch Where: non-library location. Address: NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch a local author cook at the Lake City Farmer's Market. Description: Please join Becky Selengut as she demonstrates a recipe from her new book, How To Taste: the curious cook's handbook to seasoning and balance, from umami to acid and beyond- with recipes. Copies of her books will be available for sale. Free tastes! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Story Time and Kid Activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Address: NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Librarian Nancy P for stories during the Lake City Farmers' Market! Crafts and other kid activities will follow from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Northeast Branch Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Microsoft Excel Basics

Technology Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to build an Excel worksheet from beginning to end, discover the easiest ways to enter data, change data, format your worksheets, save and print them. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. 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. Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. English. Tiểng Việt. 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 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. 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. Friday, September 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sound FX 101: Create Sound FX for a Movie Scene

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the art form known as foley, as you create sound effects! Description: Create your own sound effects for movies, videos games, radio and other performing arts inside a mobile recording studio. You will learn about how sounds are created in visual performing arts, and how perspective can change with sound and audio. STYLE will provide the tools, a soundstage and a recording studio to capture what is created. For ages 13+. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. 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. Friday, September 6, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.