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El Club Latino

* Online Where: Online. Address: La discusión se llevará a cabo completamente en español a través de la plataforma de reuniones en línea WebEx. El espacio es limitado. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: A través de mis pequeños ojos de Emilio Ortiz Pulido. Description: Una divertida historia de amistad, amor y superación contada a través de los ojos de un perro guía. Cross es un perro guía alegre y travieso. Mario es un joven invidente que intenta abrirse camino en la vida. Juntos forman un equipo inseparable. A través de mis pequeños ojos es una conmovedora novela que narra las divertidas peripecias de Cross en el mundo de los humanos. Emilio Ortiz nos cuenta una realidad que él conoce bien, pues tiene su propio perro guía, llamado Spock, que es casi tan travieso como… Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Folk Dance

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Folk Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop. This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us. Supplies needed: your favorite chair. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Louis Horn, text 419-777-5975. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact McKenna Lang, mckennal@acrs.org, call 206-504-1586. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11AM. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Thu-Van Nguyen, thu-vann@acrs.org, call 206-695-7572, text 206-552-0514. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: This class is taught in English and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Cheryse Ishii, cherysei@acrs.org, call/text 206-414-9030. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Food Business Orientation - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Low Vision Book Group

* Online Where: Online. Address: To register for this event, please contact LEAP. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library's Low Vision Book Group for a discussion of America for Beginners by Leah Franqui. Description: A widow from India travels to California to learn the truth about what happened to the son who was declared dead shortly after he revealed his sexual orientation to their traditional family. This event is hosted via conference call. To receive access to this call, please contact LEAP. View in Catalog: America for Beginners by Leah Franqui. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions please contact the Library Equal Access Program at leap@spl.org. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Hanh Hong, hanhh@acrs.org, call 206-695-7597, text 503-714-8202. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This class is taught in English and Spanish and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Registration required. Description: Questions? Contact Marcos Vieyra, marcosv@acrs.org, text 253-256-1948. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adam Hochschild discusses the life of Rose Pastor Stokes

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required.. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Award-winning author Hochschild will discuss the astonishing story of Rose Pastor Stokes, one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time. Description: This event is presented in partnership with Third Place Books and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded and posted afterwards on SPL's YouTube channel. ABOUT THE BOOK: Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe… View in Catalog: Rebel Cinderella by Adam Hochschild. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. The instructor will send you the Zoom link 30 minutes before the start of the session. The registration forms open one week before each session. Audience: ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English Conversation skills online with other learners and native English speakers! Discuss relevant topics in small groups to gain self-confidence and improve your speaking and listening. Description: This class is for beginner-level English language learners only. Virtual English Circle has a "drop in" registration system so you must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for class. The registration forms open one week before each session. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, please contact Literacy Source, 206-782-2050, https://www.literacysource.org/contact-us. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Bollywood Dance

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Bollywood Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Learn dances featured in films from India - the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry.  Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we'll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration be… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Office Hours - Intellectual Property Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register for your 30 min session by contacting the Library to Business team using this form or by emailing L2B@spl.org. Please make sure you include your name, email, phone number, and a brief summary of your legal question related to corporate law (in the “business question field”). We will write back to you with available consultation times, help you register you for a time that works for you, and send you the connection details. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration required. Description: Together with the UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and pro bono attorneys, we will be hosting a free legal consultation session in the area of intellectual property law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets, please sign up for a 30 minute consult to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. What… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact McKenna Lang, mckennal@acrs.org, call 206-504-1586. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Louis Horn, text 419-777-5975. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poe… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11AM. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Thu-Van Nguyen, thu-vann@acrs.org, call 206-695-7572, text 206-552-0514. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: This class is taught in English and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Cheryse Ishii, cherysei@acrs.org, call/text 206-414-9030. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Workshop: Mock Interview (Technique & Practice)

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Description: The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback. The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Hanh Hong, hanhh@acrs.org, call 206-695-7597, text 503-714-8202. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This class is taught in English and Spanish and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Registration required. Description: Questions? Contact Marcos Vieyra, marcosv@acrs.org, text 253-256-1948. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via Zoom. A link will be sent out before event starts. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 376th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Amber Nelson, Mary Ellen Talley and Diane Elser. Amber Nelson is the author of two full-length books of poetry, In Anima: Urgency and The Sexiest Man Alive (Spooky Girlfriend Press), as well as numerous chapbooks, most recently First Apocalypse (The Magnificent Field). She was the co-founder of alice blue review and founding editor of alice blue books. She lives in Seattle with her partner and their two cats where she hikes, bikes and cooks a lot. Mary… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Words, Writers, and Southwest Stories

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register on our partner's website. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Comic books have been part of our pop-culture landscape since the 1930s. While often dismissed as escapist entertainment they are a fascinating lens through which to view the past, present and potential future. Description: In this interactive presentation, "Comic Book Reality: Superheroes and the Power of Representation," journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics. Drawing from comics including Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and others, Wahl shows how four-color heroes aren’t merely confined to paper—they shape the world we live in. T. Andrew Wahl is a journalist who h… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, March 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Improvisational Theater

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Introduction to Improvisational Theater with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Join our interactive, improvisational theater workshop and learn how to create and share ideas at the drop of a hat. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Friday, March 12, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Sip and Paint Watercolors

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Sip and Paint Watercolors with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour talking and make art together. Supplies needed: watercolor paints, paint brushes (1" flat and pointed round brush), mixed media or watercolor paper, painter's tape. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is Required. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, March 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Mindfulness

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Mindfulness with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact McKenna Lang, mckennal@acrs.org, call 206-504-1586. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Louis Horn, text 419-777-5975. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Business of Community - The Business Resource Open House Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please register here to get connection details for this event. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Let’s talk about how community builds our business and nonprofit sectors. What is the ecosystem that drives a healthy economic community? Come help us dream and work toward an equitable relationship economy. Description: The goal of this event is to highlight voices from our local network of advocates and accomplices—to spark valuable connections that will help you succeed. If you are connected in any way to Seattle’s relationship economy you’ll want to join us! The program starts at 9am with panelists from Seattle’s small business and nonprofit community.  At 10:30am we move to an “open house” format giving everyone time to ask questions, dig deeper on topics, and link up others in the event.   We know that equitable… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: This webinar series is co-hosted by Beacon Business Alliance, the SPL’s Library to Business and the Essential Southeast Seattle Coalition, with Graphic Recording by Mari Shibuya. For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11AM. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Thu-Van Nguyen, thu-vann@acrs.org, call 206-695-7572, text 206-552-0514. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: This class is taught in English and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Cheryse Ishii, cherysei@acrs.org, call/text 206-414-9030. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Hanh Hong, hanhh@acrs.org, call 206-695-7597, text 503-714-8202. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This class is taught in English and Spanish and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Registration required. Description: Questions? Contact Marcos Vieyra, marcosv@acrs.org, text 253-256-1948. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. The instructor will send you the Zoom link 30 minutes before the start of the session. The registration forms open one week before each session. Audience: ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English Conversation skills online with other learners and native English speakers! Discuss relevant topics in small groups to gain self-confidence and improve your speaking and listening. Description: This class is for beginner-level English language learners only. Virtual English Circle has a "drop in" registration system so you must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for class. The registration forms open one week before each session. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, please contact Literacy Source, 206-782-2050, https://www.literacysource.org/contact-us. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Michelle Nijhuis and Pam Houston discuss "Beloved Beasts"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required.. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Michelle Nijhuis and Pam Houston talk about the history of the modern conservation movement―told through some of the lives and ideas of the people who built it. Description: This event is presented in partnership with Third Place Books and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded and posted afterwards on SPL's YouTube channel. ABOUT THE BOOK: In the late nineteenth century, as humans came to realize that our rapidly industrializing and globalizing societies were driving other animal species to extinction, a movement to protect… View in Catalog: Beloved Beasts by Michelle Nijhuis. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and re… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Senior Social Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Senior Social Hour with SilverKite. Registration is required. Description: Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Louis Horn, text 419-777-5975. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: 中文. English. Summary: This class is taught in English and Chinese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact McKenna Lang, mckennal@acrs.org, call 206-504-1586. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11AM. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Thu-Van Nguyen, thu-vann@acrs.org, call 206-695-7572, text 206-552-0514. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: This class is taught in English and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Cheryse Ishii, cherysei@acrs.org, call/text 206-414-9030. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Description: Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.  The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and program… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to enter live stream. Enter as "Anonymous." Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Русский. 中文. English. Español. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Join us for a live, online conversation with Tanya Kim, from the City of Seattle Human Services Department and Lan Pham from the Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Description: Meet Tanya Kim, Deputy Director of the City of Seattle Human Services Department (HSD).  Tanya will introduce the new Supporting Safe Communities division in HSD. Also meet  Lan Pham, Manager of the Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.  Lan will speak on how the office addresses public safety via investments in prevention and intervention, city-wide coordinated systems response to address domestic violence and sexual assault, and direct support for victims/survivors of coercive control… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese and English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This class is taught in English and Vietnamese and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Registration is required. Description: Questions? Contact Hanh Hong, hanhh@acrs.org, call 206-695-7597, text 503-714-8202. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for Winter Quarter. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This class is taught in English and Spanish and meets online January 4 - March 18, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Registration required. Description: Questions? Contact Marcos Vieyra, marcosv@acrs.org, text 253-256-1948. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, March 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Indian Cooking

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Learn how to make South Indian Chicken Coconut Curry with Potatoes. Chicken curries come in many variations.  South Indian chicken curries are rich in aromatic spices, in a mixture tempered by the smoothness of coconut milk.  This South Indian chicken curry pairs well with basmati rice and vegetables. The ingredients list will be sent with the registration confirmation. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Friday, March 19, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Origami for Beginners

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Origami for Beginners with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Make a mini world from paper.  Learn the basic folds of origami and use them to create fun shapes and animals. Supplies needed: origami paper, 6" square or larger or a light-weight paper cut into squares. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Jourdan Imani Keith presents "Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required.. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Description: Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and ar… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:10 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Memoir Writing

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Memoir Writing with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Join us in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories. Enjoy reminiscence activities and life story-based writing exercises. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, March 22, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Bollywood Dance

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Bollywood Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Learn dances featured in films from India - the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry.  Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we'll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Reagan E.J. Jackson discusses Still Here - A South End Mixtape from an Unexpected Journalist

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required.. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to celebrate the launch of Still Here - A South End Mixtape from an Unexpected Journalist, a collection of some of Jackson’s most grounded and meaningful work in journalism. Description: This event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded and posted afterwards on SPL's YouTube channel. ABOUT THE BOOK: Reagan E.J. Jackson is a powerful member of the community, committed to building strong relationships and developing opportunities to explore creativity, literacy, and civic engagement. Often, journalism is… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Landscape Poetry

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Landscape Poetry with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this workshop, we'll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We'll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Friday, March 26, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

FILM & DISCUSSION: “Keepers of Nations --The Power of Women of African Descent”

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please check back here for registration links. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Please join us virtually on Friday March 26th from 12:00 to 2:00pm PST for  Keepers of Nations: The Power of Women of African Descent, a special Women’s History Month film screening. Description: FILM & DISCUSSION: Keepers of Nations --The Power of Women of African Descent How has the warmth and leadership of women of African descent supported you? Please join us virtually on Friday March 26th from 12:00 to 2:00pm PST for  Keepers of Nations: The Power of Women of African Descent, a special Women’s History Month film screening and community celebration honoring the love and guidance of Black women. We will enjoy an exclusive screening of Madaraka The Documentary, a performance by Monique… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Spring Social: A Season Long Inclusion Festival!

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on Zoom. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Description: Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Tissue Paper Kites

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Tissue Paper Kites with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Make tissue paper "stained glass" kites and decorate your windows. Supplies needed:  multicolor tissue paper (or thin, multicolor paper or recycled plastic bags), clear contact paper (or wax or parchment paper), glue stick or double-stick tape, construction paper or multicolor cardstock, scissors or paper cutter, markers. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Beginning Watercolors

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Beginning Watercolors with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing. Supplies needed:  watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, March 29, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Senior Social Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter password SPL2020 to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Senior Social Hour with SilverKite. Registration is required. Description: Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA, and MTC)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe and Microsoft certification exams (ACA, MOS, MTA and MTCs), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and Microsoft Technical Certifications (MTC) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. ACA certifications… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Food Business Orientation - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, April 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Quiara Alegría Hudes discusses "My Broken Language"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to hear Hudes, a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, talk about coming of age, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse. Registration required. Description: “Quiara Alegría Hudes is in her own league. Her sentences will take your breath away. How lucky we are to have her telling our stories.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, award-winning creator of Hamilton This event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded and posted afterwards on SPL's YouTube channel. ABOUT… View in Catalog: My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Friday, April 9, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is Required. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, April 11, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino

* Online Where: Online. Address: La discusión se llevará a cabo completamente en español a través de la plataforma de reuniones en línea WebEx. El espacio es limitado. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Por favor, haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: El Tercer Reich de Roberto Bolaños. Description: Escrita en 1989 y encontrada entre sus archivos tras su muerte, El Tercer Reich es puro Bolaño -detectives, personajes extravagantes, y un descenso a los infiernos. En su lenguaje, en sus formas y en sus temas podemos ver el germen de futuras obras maestras tales como Los detectives salvajes o 2666. View in Catalog: El Tercer Reich de Roberto Bolaños. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, April 11, 2021, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Clarion West & Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. . Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Ancestors and Anthologies: New Worlds in Chorus. Registration required. Description: Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17 This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Featuring: Linda D. Addison (Sycorax’s… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, April 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Low Vision Book Group

* Online Where: Online. Address: To register for this event, please contact LEAP. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library's Low Vision Book Group for a discussion of Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe. Description: In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human… View in Catalog: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions please contact the Library Equal Access Program at leap@spl.org. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poe… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Social Purpose Corporations and Cooperatives

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. A link to the event will be emailed to those that register prior to the event. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about how your business can do good while doing well; attend this free workshop to learn about social purpose corporations and cooperative associations. Registration required. Description: Students from the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will discuss how you can balance social responsibility with good business. Learn about two entity structures you can use to conduct business based on strong values and community impact to meet common economic, social, and cultural needs.  Attend this free workshop to learn: What is a social purpose corporation? , What is a cooperative association? , How these entities can help you make an impact on your community. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and re… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Rónán Hession and Nancy Pearl discuss "Leonard and Hungry Paul"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required.. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special conversation between beloved rock star librarian Nancy Pearl and Rónán Hession, whose novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is the 2021 One Dublin One Book selection. Description: Did you know that The Seattle Public Library started the original “one book, one city” program when we launched “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book” (better known now as “Seattle Reads”) back in 1998? The program has been a huge success, spreading throughout the United States as well as to cities around the world. For the first time ever, we’re partnering with another city to celebrate their “one book” selection and to talk a bit about why shared reading experiences are so powerful. This event i… View in Catalog: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, April 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, April 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, April 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, May 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is Required. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, May 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Food Business Orientation - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Low Vision Book Group

* Online Where: Online. Address: To register for this event, please contact LEAP. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library's Low Vision Book Group for a discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Description: Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's… View in Catalog: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions please contact the Library Equal Access Program at leap@spl.org. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poe… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Clarion West & Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. . Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Clarion West and Seattle Writes presents Beyond Afrofuturism: Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundtable. Registration required. Description: Beyond Afrofuturism: Black Editors and Publishers in Speculative Fiction Join us for a series of conversations featuring today’s Black publishers and editors of anthologies and magazines, aimed at expanding our understanding of the ways in which editorial roles impact the worlds of speculative fiction. Dates: 4/12, 5/16, 5/17 This series is presented in partnership with the Seattle Public Library and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Power in Publishing: Publishers Roundt… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and re… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, May 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, May 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday, May 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, June 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.