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Virtual Seattle Writes: An Ancient Music - Writing with South Asian Ghazals

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore the ghazal form of poetry through select readings and writing prompts with Shankar Narayan. Registration required. Description: Ghazals in South Asia are one of the most popular forms of poetry anywhere. While there has been much analysis of the ghazal's evolution in English, how the ghazal works as popular art is less accessible to western writers. This class aims to give participants a flavor of that space. In this multi-genre, part-generative, part-analytical class, we'll listen to versions of ghazals in Urdu, read translations, consider what makes a good ghazal work, and use all that to create our own burning, yearning works. No… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Landscape Poetry

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter '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 Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this workshop, we'll explore the settings which hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We'll sing songs that recollect and songs we remember. We'll share personal stores and, together, create a mural of landscape memories - captured in visual images, words and phrases.  Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder. What you'll need: paper, pen or pencil. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cuentos y relatos. Similitudes y diferencias

* Online Where: Online. Address: Pulse aquí para registrarse. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Español. Summary: La Biblioteca Pública de Seattle se complace en invitarlos a participar en el taller Cuentos y relatos. Similitudes y diferencias con la escritora Rita Wirkala. Description: En este taller expondremos en primer lugar las características de ambos géneros literarios, valiéndonos de ejemplos extraídos de la literatura. Asimismo, invitamos a los participantes a leer sus propios escritos para su análisis en grupo. Y en un paso posterior, veremos cómo se puede elaborar y transformar una reflexión, anécdota, memoria o descripción en un cuento. Translation: 'Story' and 'narrative' are often used interchangeably. However, for certain purposes it is necessary to draw a distinction. In this workshop we will examine the characteristics of both literary genres, using examples from literature. We also invite participants to read their own texts for group analysis. Finally, we will see how anecdotes, reflections, memories, and descriptions can be transformed into a “short story” for submission to literary contests. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: Elements of the Novel - Character

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discover techniques to make your characters feel like complex beings with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration required. Description: Are you working on a novel? Interested in diving below characterization and into true character? In this workshop, we will practice techniques to make our characters feel like complex beings with desires and personalities. We will examine the protagonist’s goal and deeper need, her wound, secrets and backstory. Come prepared to write. This is the first in a four-part series on Elements of the Novel. The next classes cover Conflict on Sept 27; Protagonist on Oct. 4; and Language on Oct. 11. Separate regis… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, September 20, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Song Writing

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter 'SPL2020' to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Song Writing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this interactive workshop, we'll work together to write a song and learn about rhythm, structure and melody techniques. What you'll need: pen or pencil, paper. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, September 21, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Website Stats for Beginners - a Virtual Workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: If you've got a website, you've got a challenge: how do you know what your visitors are doing so you can respond with smart updates? Description: Take this class to learn the basics of Google Analytics, the most popular (and free!) web statistics tool out there.  Digital strategist and small business consultant Michael J. Coffey will cover how to install Google Analytics on your site, how to navigate its many reports, and some key numbers to review to ensure everything is going well with your site--or warning signs that signal you might need to make a change! 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Energize Your Business - Money Management Tools

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking to grow your business? Not sure where to start? Join this virtual program and learn when to bring in experts, make finance technology to work for you and how to create healthy money habits. Description: The Energize Your Business series is designed for small business owners who have owned and operated their business for at least one year and are looking to grow or expand. The three-part series will cover tips, tools, and strategies to help small business owners manage their money, time, and customers to provide a path for sustainable growth. At the end of each session you will be given actionable next steps to take and local referrals to experts to help guide you. Attend one, two, or all three of the fr… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM.

Ducks in a Row: Funeral Options

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Registration will close 5 minutes after the beginning of the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the webinar. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Learn about estate planning, advance directives for healthcare, and funeral options in a workshop series on end-of-life planning. Registration required. Description: Ducks in a Row is a series of three classes hosted by People's Memorial Association that provides participants with the information they need to plan their end-of-life arrangements. September 8  Estate Planning:  Legal and Financial Documents, including trusts, wills and probate. Presented by attorney Tiffany Gorton, of KHBB Law. September 15  Advance Directives for Healthcare, including the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments). Presented… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, September 23, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Office Hours – Corporate Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating contract or corporate law issues? This event is full. 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 corporate law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to incorporation, equity allocation, or contract issues, please sign up for a 30 minute consult on Wednesday, 9/23, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Teens. Language: English. Summary: LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool that can help you research career pathways, connect with people doing the kind of work that interests you, and learn about job opportunities. Description: Registration is required. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a professional and compelling profile. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager discuss "The Writer's Library"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Join us to listen to our favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager talk about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark. Registration required. Description: The event is presented in partnership with University Book Store. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. ABOUT THE BOOK: Twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, September 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Beginning Drawing

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter '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 Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this interactive workshop, learn basic drawing techniques in shading, shapes, and perspective. What you'll need:  pencil, markers, and paper. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: Elements of the Novel - Conflict

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways of building the central conflict between protagonist and antagonist in your novel with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration required. Description: Stories are their conflicts. In this workshop for writers working on a novel, we will explore the central conflict between protagonist and antagonist as well as the broader conflicts that make up the world of our stories. We will examine the concept that writer John Truby calls, Four-corner Opposition, and how to build conflict through the course of the story. Come prepared to write. This is part of a series on Elements of the Novel. The next classes cover Protagonist on Oct. 4; and Language on Oct. 11.… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, September 27, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Writing Our Stories

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter 'SPL2020' to access the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Writing Our Stories with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this interactive, creative non-fiction writing workshop, we'll engage in reminiscence activities and life story based writing exercises together. We'll learn basic strategies on how to tackle capturing your life stories to share with friends and family.  What you'll need: pencil or pen, paper. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, September 28, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, September 28, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Blogging for Business

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. A link to the event will be emailed to those that register prior to the event. Registration required. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Blogging can be an effective way to reach your customers and help you establish the online presence for your business. Description: In this overview of business blogging, we'll start with the basic question of "What is a blog?" and work through choices of blogging options, and what it takes to be an effective blogger. Digital strategist and small business consultant Michael J. Coffey will also cover more advanced concepts like doing keyword research and understanding "the long tail" that's at the heart of blogging's power as a marketing tool. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, September 28, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Energize Your Business - Manage the Money Stress

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking to grow your business? Not sure where to start? Join this virtual program and learn how to manage financial stress, plan for the unknown and when and where to get help. Description: The Energize Your Business series is designed for small business owners who have owned and operated their business for at least one year and are looking to grow or expand. The three-part series will cover tips, tools, and strategies to help small business owners manage their money, time, and customers to provide a path for sustainable growth. At the end of each session you will be given actionable next steps to take and local referrals to experts to help guide you. Attend one, two, or all three of the fr… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Office Hours – Corporate 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 on Tuesday, 9/29, 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 contract or corporate law issues? 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 corporate law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to incorporation, equity allocation, or contract issues, please sign up for a 30 minute consult on Tuesday, 9/29, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Vi… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Jasmine Silvera, Olivia Waite & Robin Bradford discuss "Binding Shadows" & "The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Popular local romance writers Silvera and Waite discuss their work with Pacific Northwest librarian Robin Bradford. Registration required. Description: About Binding Shadows: Hunting lost books is more than a job; it's a way for Barbara to hide her powers in the mundane world of the university library. One misstep and she risks exposure to ruthless necromancers willing to destroy anything supernatural they cannot control. But the prickly new professor in charge of her latest assignment proves more than he seems, and rules are no match for her growing fascination. After years of battling to cage the beast within him, Tobias returns to Prague and the safety… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, September 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Negotiation Skills - Session 5: Multiparty Negotiations

* 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 how to negotiate in situations where multiple parties are involved. Registration required. Description: In this module we will focus on multiparty negotiations. Multiparty negotiations are extremely common within organizations. Quite often teams need to come together to work on a single project, or individuals come together who require one another’s support to meet a shared goal. Up to this point, we have discussed negotiations with one other negotiation partner. We will learn and discuss from the unique challenges that occur during multiparty negotiations. In this session, we will focus on multi-issue neg… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Build Your Social Network Through LinkedIn

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: This workshop will discuss some of the many ways you can utilize LinkedIn to connect with previous co-workers, alumni and employers and jump-start your path towards a career. Registration required. Description: You have taken the time to build an amazing LinkedIn Profile with a great photo, your resume, skills and interests. This workshop will help your current profile connections. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events and virtua… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 1, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Medicare Drug Coverage 101 - A Virtual Workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your drug coverage? Attend our virtual workshop to learn about Part D plans. Description: This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions.  *The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Autumn Adventure: A Season Long Virtual Inclusion Festival

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please register by September 22 here. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a season long Virtual Inclusion Festival for children and families of all abilities. We'll offer Yoga, crafts, animal exploration, and more! Description: This event is held in partnership with The Arc of King County, Northwest Center Kids, and The Seattle Public Library. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Registration is limited, so sign up soon. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: Elements of the Novel - Protagonist

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to develop your most important character – the protagonist – with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration required. Description: Without the right protagonist, you can't tell the right story. In this workshop, we will dig into our most important character: her desires, fears, incorrect concepts, and her space to grow. Most importantly, we will figure out why. Come prepared to write. This is part of a series on Elements of the Novel. The next class, on Oct. 11, covers Language. Karen Finneyfrock is a poet and novelist in Seattle, WA. She is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 5, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Elements Of Strategic Marketing - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: When you're running a business, you just don't have time to try every marketing tactic possible.  Smart business owners make strategic choices that match their goals, skills, and resources. Description: Join digital strategist Michael J. Coffey to explore what key elements need to be considered in making a strategic plan, how to evaluate your options, and write a plan that is brief and flexible, but still helpful in guiding your marketing decisions. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 5, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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. Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, October 7, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration is 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 on Wednesday, 10/7, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spa… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: How to Build a Resume

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: This workshop is designed for individuals unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. Registration required. Description: We'll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The job 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. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Kelli Jo Ford discusses "Crooked Hallelujah"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Ford discuss will discuss her acclaimed new novel, that tells the stories of Justine―a mixed-blood Cherokee woman―as she and her daughter move from Eastern Oklahoma to Texas in the hopes of starting a new life. Description: The event is presented in partnership with Third Place Books. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. ABOUT THE BOOK: It’s 1974 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and fifteen-year-old Justine grows up in a family of tough, complicated, and loyal women presided over by her mother, Lula, and Granny. After Justine’s father abandoned the family,… View in Catalog: Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:10 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Conflict Awareness in the Workplace

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Whether you are a supervisor, a customer service professional, or have a challenging co-worker, it's important to know how to turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Registration required. Description: Topics include understanding why we label people as difficult, types of difficult people, tools and techniques for resolving issues, coping strategies for dealing with the effects of difficult people, and conflict management strategies. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. We can provide accom… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: Elements of the Novel - Language

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: From the sentence level to the paragraph, engage with the building blocks of your work with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration required. Description: In this workshop, we'll dive into the language of the novel, from the sentence level, to dialog, to the work of the paragraph. We will examine sample texts together and talk about how they work. Come prepared to write. Karen Finneyfrock is a poet and novelist in Seattle, WA. She is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, October 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: A Zoom link will be sent out before event starts. 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. Registration is Required. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, October 11, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino Virtual

* 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. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: Umami de Laia Jufresa. Se requiere inscripción. Description: Ana quiere plantar una milpa en su traspatio, en pleno Distrito Federal. Pero en la tierra hay altos contenidos de plomo y la casa donde vive está plagada de ausencias. Su hermana murió sus papás están de luto y sus hermanos de campamento; su única amiga se fue a buscar a quien la abandonó cuatro años atrás. Menos mal que queda Alfonso. Alfonso es un antropólogo especializado en alimentación prehispánica. Es viudo y dueño de la pequeña urbanización Campanario. Él mismo la diseñó a partir de un esquema d… View in Catalog: Umami de Laia Jufresa. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, October 11, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 12, 2020, 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: Drop into a virtual writing circle, hosted by author Brett Hamil for writing exercises, motivation, and ways to connect with other writers. Registration required. Description: In this group, writers introduce themselves, talk about their writing and discuss an evocative opening topic. They are given a prompt and 20-30 minutes of silent writing time, with the opportunity to read what they wrote in a mutually supportive, welcoming environment. Brett Hamil is a writer, cartoonist and performer in South Seattle. He’s the co-producer of Joketellers Union and the host of the Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly once called him “the city’s premier political comic.”. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Developing Your Leadership Style

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to capitalize on your personal leadership style to achieve workplace goals. Registration required. Description: In this course you will: Identify your leadership style through personal assessment; learn the difference between leadership and management; recognize the being" and "doing" of leadership; and develop the innate motivating techniques that transform employee attitudes and enhance cooperation and teamwork." Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundatio… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Basics of Intellectual Property with a Focus on Patents and Legal Resource Programs - Virtual Workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register. Details for this virtual event will be emailed to all who register the week prior to the event. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Intellectual property (IP) is all around you.  Learn why you should consider protecting your IP and where to get help. Registration required. Description: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will provide a brief overview about the four major types of intellectual property (IP) with an emphasis on patents and describe how to access legal assistance for under-resourced inventors and small businesses. Specific topics include: Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets , Why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP , Understanding the risks of early disclosure , Patent Pro… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre and Post-event Discussion)

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise. Description: Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st. Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness. Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief… View in Catalog: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, October 14, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Target and Refine a Resume

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Teens. Language: English. Summary: This workshop will provide support in developing a strong resume tailored to the position you’re applying to. Please have your resume and a job description for the position you are interested in. Description: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

An Evening with Khu.eex'

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of Khu.éex’ a funk/rock band founded by internationally known glass artist Preston Singletary, will share their music and some stories behind their most recent album Héen. Description: This event is presented as part of Seattle Reads 2020 and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Performers include Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Edward Littlefield, Swil Kanim, Nahaan, Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo. Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex) translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language, a Native group from Southeast Alaska. Singletary thought of the name Khu.éex' because of… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration is 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 on Wednesday, 10/15, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Sp… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 15, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: What Are You Here to Say - Finding Voice and Purpose in Personal Essay

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discover and cultivate your unique voice via personal essay with Sonora Jha. Registration required. Description: You have a powerful, unique, compelling voice. You may already have discovered it. If you have, this class will give you tools to cultivate it, hone it, develop it, sharpen it, try it out over and over again. If you haven't, you will learn how to find it by digging for it.  This class is for those who want answer to the question, "What am I here to say?" Sonora Jha, Ph.D. is an essayist, novelist, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign (Random House… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Reads Presents Tommy Orange

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Tommy Orange joins us digitally to discuss Seattle Reads selection There There. A limited number of “seats” are available through the digital platform. Description: This event will also be streamed live to The Seattle Public Library’s Facebook page. Seattle Reads There There is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, with additional support from sponsors Seattle City of Literature, The Seattle Times, and Vintage Books. About the Book: There There is a powerful novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities and explores their connections to one another as each travels to the Big Oakland Powwow. There… View in Catalog: There There by Tommy Orange. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 17, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Virtual Seattle Writes: Words and Images to Remember - Using Poetry to Create a Document of Time and Space

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Use poetry to explore your personal legacy through community, memory, and place with Laura Da’. Description: Local Poet Laura Da’ will teach this two hour class on using poetry to consider personal legacy through community, memory, and place. Prompts will encourage writers to explore a sense of place and history through observation of the natural and urban environment. Students can expect to read poems for inspiration, talk through new writing prompts, and leave class with new poems. This poetry class is open to writers of all ages and levels of experience. Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident o… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, October 18, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 19, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Website Monetization Methods - A Virtual Workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. 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: Extra cash can be yours by monetizing your website. Description: Advertising and e-commerce aren't the only way to earn money from a website, and many methods build passive or semi-passive revenue. In this course Digital strategist and small business consultant Michael J. Coffey will provide an overview of the most common ways people monetize their sites so that you can decide on a method that fits best with your site, skills, and resources. This course will cover the following methods of turning website traffic into revenue: Advertising , Ecommerce , … 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 19, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Photography for the Holidays

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class focuses on how to make the best, most interesting photographs possible, including tips like lighting, poses, backgrounds, techniques, & composition for family photographs and also landscapes. Description: The availability of good cameras today, ranging all the way from phones to mirrorless, has opened a world of DIY possibilities for our photographs for the holidays.  Learn about equipment, settings and handling.Explore the range of uses for these photographs, from items you can assemble yourself - greeting cards, calendars and even snow globes - to items you purchase like printed greeting cards and books. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Lib… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Communication Skills in the Workplace

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Communication skills are vital in today’s workplace.Registration required. Description: In this course you will identify the four primary communication styles, learn how to recognize your style as well as the styles of others, and how to overcome common communication roadblocks and barriers. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. We can provide accommodations for people with disabi… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 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… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Jill and Sasha La Pointe discuss Vi Hilbert's "Haboo"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The La Pointes will discuss the newly rereleased edition of Vi Hilbert’s Haboo, a collection of thirty-three stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound. Description: The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. ABOUT THE BOOK: The stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound represent an important part of the oral tradition by which one generation hands down beliefs, values, and customs to another. Vi Hilbert grew up… View in Catalog: Haboo. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, October 21, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Office Hours - Employment Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating employment law issues? Registration is 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 employment law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to employment law, please sign up for a 30 minute consult on Wednesday, 10/21, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Registration is… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Interview Skills in a Digital Age

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Teens. Language: English. Summary: This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Registration required. Description: We’ll also cover tips specific to virtual/video interviews as well. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events and virtual programs. ​​This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Individual Sessions for Seattle-based Small Businesses: Get help with the Basic Online Presence

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Español. Summary: These 40-minute, one-on-one sessions are designed to help Seattle-based small businesses with their Yelp page, Google business listing, Facebook business page, or Etsy ecommerce page. Registration required. Description: Are you a small business owner trying to figure out how to adjust your online marketing to reach your customers during COVID reopening?  Are you having trouble or have specific questions about understanding how to use Yelp, Google business listing, Facebook, or Etsy correctly for your business? The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED), The Seattle Public Libraries, and University of Washington’s American Latino Professionals of America (ALPFA) students have joined to put on to help local… Translation: SPANISH 22 de octubre 9:00 a.m. -11:40 a.m. Sesiones individuales para pequeñas empresas en Seattle: obtenga ayuda con su presencia en línea Where: Regístrese aquí. Address: En línea Summary: Estas sesiones individuales de 40 minutos están diseñadas para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas con sede en Seattle con su página de Yelp, la lista de empresas de Google, la página de empresas de Facebook o la página de Etsy. Description: ¿Es propietario de una pequeña empresa y está tratando de saber… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:40 AM.

Sesiones individuales para pequeñas empresas en Seattle: obtenga ayuda con su presencia en línea

* Online Where: Online. Address: Regístrese aquí. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Español. Summary: Estas sesiones individuales de 40 minutos están diseñadas para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas con sede en Seattle con su página de Yelp, la lista de empresas de Google, la página de empresas de Facebook o Etsy. Description: Se requiere inscripción. ¿Es propietario de una pequeña empresa y está tratando de saber cómo ajustar su marketing en línea para llegar a más clientes durante la reapertura de COVID? ¿Tiene problemas o preguntas específicas sobre cómo usar Yelp, la lista de empresas de Google, Facebook o Etsy correctamente para su negocio? El Office of Economic Development (OED) de la Ciudad de Seattle, la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle, y American Latino Professionals of America (ALPFA) de la Universidad de Washington se… Translation: ENGLISH October 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. -11:40 a.m. Individual Sessions for Seattle-based Small Businesses: Get help with the Basic Online Presence Where: Register here. Address: Online Language: English & Spanish Summary: These 40-minute, one-on-one sessions are designed to help Seattle-based small businesses with their Yelp page, Google business listing, Facebook business page, or Etsy ecommerce page. (210 characters) Description: Are you a small business owner trying to figure out how to adjust… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:40 AM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, October 26, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Keith and Chenoa Egawa discuss "The Whale Child"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please click here to register. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: This brother and sister writing team share the story of Shiny, a whale child that becomes a boy to help humans understand the harm facing the world’s oceans. Description: The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. ABOUT THE BOOK: Shiny is a whale child. One day his mother teaches him about the harm facing the world’s oceans because of human carelessness. Shiny agrees to be… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Trademark Search and Application Filing

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Connection details for this virtual event will be emailed to all who register the week prior to the event. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A federally registered trademark can be your business's most valuable asset. Learn about the trademark application process from a USPTO trademark expert. Description: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Attorney Advisor for Trademark Educational Outreach Jason Lott will provide a walkthrough of the federal trademark application and discuss some of the many considerations in selecting your mark. Specific topics include: Why a business should consider protecting their trademarks , Benefits and instruction on trademark searching prior to applying , Review of the various sections of the application form , Trademark resources and assistance available through… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre and Post-event Discussion)

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise. Description: Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st. Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness. Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief… View in Catalog: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Microsoft certification exams (MOS, MTA, and MTCs)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Microsoft certification exams (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. 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. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a… Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact qic-tech@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, October 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Ideal Career/Career Exploration

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn skills and be introduced to the long-term value of career exploration and planning. Registration required. Description: Identify factors influencing your career choice(s), and employ career exploration resources to develop specific next steps in your career exploration process. The job 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. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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 intellectual property law (in the “business question field”). We will write back to you with available consultation times on Thursday, 10/29, 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 on Thursday, 10/29, from 4 - 6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, S… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 29, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Team Building for Success

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Showcase your strengths and make a positive impact in your organization! Registration required. Description: Your ability to participate, collaborate and resolve issues will set you apart as a “go-to” person in any organization. In this interactive course, you will learn skills to develop group understanding, evaluate team roles, develop methods for resolving underlying conflict within a team, and use these skills to collaborate with team members to achieve workplace objectives. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Office Hours – Corporate Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating contract or corporate law issues? 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 corporate law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. If you have any questions related to incorporation, equity allocation, or contract issues, please sign up for a 30 minute consult on Wednesday, 11/4, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Change Management

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Have you ever felt bombarded by nonstop change? When initiating change yourself, do you experience resistance when trying to get the support of others? Registration required. Description: This interactive workshop will help you better understand the impact of change and help others navigate through the phases of change. In addition, learn to manage resistance to change while planning successful change efforts. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Autumn Adventure: A Season Long Virtual Inclusion Festival

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration coming soon. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a season long Virtual Inclusion Festival for children and families of all abilities. We'll offer Yoga, crafts, animal exploration, and more! Description: This event is held in partnership with The Arc of King County, Northwest Center Kids, and The Seattle Public Library. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Registration is limited, so sign up soon. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, November 7, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: A Zoom link will be sent out before event starts. 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. Registration is Required. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 9, 2020, 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: Drop into a virtual writing circle, hosted by author Brett Hamil for writing exercises, motivation, and ways to connect with other writers. Registration required. Description: In this group, writers introduce themselves, talk about their writing and discuss an evocative opening topic. They are given a prompt and 20-30 minutes of silent writing time, with the opportunity to read what they wrote in a mutually supportive, welcoming environment. Brett Hamil is a writer, cartoonist and performer in South Seattle. He’s the co-producer of Joketellers Union and the host of the Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly once called him “the city’s premier political comic.”. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Veterans Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 12, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

El Club Latino Virtual

* 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. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: Patrias: Cuatro amigos, dos países y el destino de la gran migración mexicana de Alfredo Corchado. Description: Cuando Alfredo Corchado se traslada a Filadelfia en 1987 como corresponsal de The Wall Street Journal, se sintió como si fuera el único mexicano en la ciudad. Pero en el restaurant Tequilas conecta con otros dos mexicanos y un mexicoamericano que se sentían tan aislados como él y comienzan una conversación sobre qué significa ser mexicano y estadounidense al mismo tiempo y que duraría más de 30 años. La perspectiva de estos cuatro amigos –David Suro, dueño del restaurante; Primo, académico y activista socia… View in Catalog: Patrias by Alfredo Corchado. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, November 15, 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 16, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 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… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

* Online Where: Online. Address: Online - link will be provided upon registration. 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 on Wednesday, 11/18, from 4-6 p.m. to have your questions answered. Language support available upon request in Chinese, Polish, Russian, Sp… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: Getting the Most From Your Meetings

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discover why some meetings fail and learn proven techniques for making meetings more productive. Registration required. Description: Gain tips related to the four essentials of productive meetings: Planning, participating, presenting and producing. Other topics include meeting formats and when to vary them, responding to conflict in a meeting, and meeting follow-through. A key component of this class is how to use effective communication strategies before, during and after your meetings. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 23, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, November 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, November 26, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, November 28, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, November 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Autumn Adventure: A Season Long Virtual Inclusion Festival

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration coming soon. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a season long Virtual Inclusion Festival for children and families of all abilities. We'll offer Yoga, crafts, animal exploration, and more! Description: This event is held in partnership with The Arc of King County, Northwest Center Kids, and The Seattle Public Library. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend. Registration is limited, so sign up soon. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Practice your English conversational 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 program is for beginning to advanced level learners. English Circle use a secure Zoom classroom. The instructor will send you a link before the session starts. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. English Circle will meet September 28 - December 5. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual English Class

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: For all beginner and intermediate English language learners. Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 29 - December 10. Description: To register for the class, contact Elisa Ding, email btsinfo@seattlecolleges.edu, or call 206-934-4180. View in Catalog: Book Title by Author Name. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: A Zoom link will be sent out before event starts. 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. Registration is Required. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino Virtual

* 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. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El libro de este mes es: Ciudad Real de Rosario Castellanos. Description: Ciudad Real fue el antiguo nombre de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, y es el escenario de este libro en el cual una cultura sojuzgada y oprimida durante siglos clama por su derecho a existir. Al mostrar la otra cara de la historia, estos cuentos denuncian las condiciones miserables en que han sobrevivido los tzotziles, tzeltales, lacandones y chamulas, desde el día en que el pie de los caxlanes, los hombres blancos, pisó sus tierras. View in Catalog: Ciudad Real by Rosario Castellanos. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Sunday, December 13, 2020, 3:00 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: Drop into a virtual writing circle, hosted by author Brett Hamil for writing exercises, motivation, and ways to connect with other writers. Registration required. Description: In this group, writers introduce themselves, talk about their writing and discuss an evocative opening topic. They are given a prompt and 20-30 minutes of silent writing time, with the opportunity to read what they wrote in a mutually supportive, welcoming environment. Brett Hamil is a writer, cartoonist and performer in South Seattle. He’s the co-producer of Joketellers Union and the host of the Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly once called him “the city’s premier political comic.”. 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. Contact: Ask Us. Monday, December 14, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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… 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. Contact: Ask Us. Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.