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Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on our partner's website. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is Required. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Landscape Poetry

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Landscape Poetry with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this workshop, we'll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We'll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, June 14, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa and Tom Ikeda discuss "We Hereby Refuse"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register via EventBrite. . Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to celebrate the release of We Hereby Refuse, which honors three historic voices and their three acts of defiance in the face of one mass injustice. Registration required. Description: This event is presented in partnership with Densho, The Wing Luke, and Elliott Bay Book Company and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be recorded, captioned and then posted on SPL’s YouTube channel after the event. ABOUT THE BOOK: Japanese Americans complied when evicted from their homes in World War II -- but many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration… View in Catalog: We Hereby Refuse by Abe Frank. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, June 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Chinese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 中文. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Chinese. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, June 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Business of Community - The Business Resource Open House Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please register here to get connection details for this event. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Español. 中文. Tiểng Việt. Soomaali. አማርኛ. Summary: Join us as we honor the upcoming Juneteenth holiday and talk about how Black-owned businesses are building a more equitable relationship economy. Description: The goal of this event is to highlight voices from our local network of advocates and accomplices—to spark valuable connections that will help you succeed. If you are connected in any way to Seattle’s relationship economy you’ll want to join us! The program starts at 9am with panelists from Seattle’s small business and nonprofit community.  At 10:30am we move to an “open house” format giving everyone time to ask questions, dig deeper on topics, and link up others in the event.  We know that equitable d… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 中文. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English. Some language assistance will be available. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Vietnamese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Vietnamese. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Vietnamese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Vietnamese. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Spanish. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bookmobile in Georgetown

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: Just off of E Marginal Way on the corner of Flora Ave S & Myrtle Ave S. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Georgetown neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Georgetown! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Workshop: The Online Marketplace

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Have you ever wanted to sell your art or crafts online? Registration required. Description: Learn about different business models and how to think about them, the pros and cons, and whether they are for you.  Explore what you need to do to get ready for selling online, including how to photograph what you plan to sell to improve your success.  We will take a look at a few of the sites, including Etsy.com, as examples of what to expect out there in the online marketplace. For any visual artist, 2d and 3d, and craftsperson wanting to sell their work to a wider audience.  Learning the range of busine… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. The instructor will send you the Zoom link 30 minutes before the start of the session. The registration forms open one week before each session. Audience: ESOL. Language: English. Español. 中文. Tiểng Việt. Soomaali. አማርኛ. Русский. Summary: Practice your English Conversation skills online with other learners and native English speakers! Discuss relevant topics in small groups to gain self-confidence and improve your speaking and listening. Description: This class is for beginner-level English language learners only. Virtual English Circle has a "drop in" registration system so you must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for class. The registration forms open one week before each session. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and re… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Website Stats For Beginners – 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: 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? Registration required. 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! If you are an art-based business shifting your efforts to online marketing, a food business… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. Description: We want to hear from you, Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Bollywood Dance

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Bollywood Dance with SilverKite.  All ages welcome.  Registration is required. Description: Learn dances featured in films from India - the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian moviemaking industry. Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing are also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we'll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration beh… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 中文. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English. Some language assistance will be available. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Vietnamese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Vietnamese. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to enter live stream. Enter as "Anonymous." Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Español. 中文. Tiểng Việt. Русский. Summary: Join us for a live, online conversation to continue our celebration of Pride. Description: Meet a panel of City Government leaders in a special 90-minute Civic Coffee Hour.  Cheryl Brown is Lifelong Recreation Program Coordinator, Parks and Recreation. Cheryl will talk about the history and the future of Rainbow Recreation and other Parks programming for Seattle's older adults. Dominique Stephens, Interim Co-Director of External Affairs and Outreach, Mayor's Office.  Dominique will describe her experience with organizing and leading City of Seattle's contingent in the annual Seattle… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Vietnamese

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Vietnamese. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class in English and Spanish

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Español. Summary: This citizenship class is provided by Asian Counseling and Referral Service. The class is designed for individuals that need assistance in preparing for their citizenship exam. Registration required. Description: The class is taught by experienced instructors in English and Spanish. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Grow [ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the fourth in a series of events, curated by writer D.A. Navoti, that examines the highs and lows of growing up. Description: In this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on Parenthood: The Father’s Day Edition. Readers include Ross McMeekin, Alex Gallo-Brown, Juan Carlos Reyes, and Aaron Counts. The event is presented in partnership with Open Books: A Poem Emporium. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. There will be closed captioning available at this program.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. Description: We want to hear from you, Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, June 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Watercolors

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Dementia-Friendly Watercolors with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Join our interactive workshop to explore color mixing and other basic watercolor techniques. Create your own original painting. This workshop has been designed and facilitated for people living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us. Supplies needed:  watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker, watercolor or other paper. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Friday, June 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Celebrating Juneteenth - Poetry

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Celebrating Juneteenth with Poetry with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: During this interactive workshop, explore various poetic devices such as anaphora style, metaphor, and personification. Facilitator Aviona Creatrix Rodriguez Brown will guide the participants to use their feelings to express themselves on paper. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Urban Sketching

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Urban Sketching with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Description: Join an interactive workshop to do some urban sketching. Use a photo or real life reference to sketch buildings and trees while learning perspective techniques.  Supplies needed: pencils, paper, eraser. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Bookmobile in Georgetown

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: Just off of E Marginal Way on the corner of Flora Ave S & Myrtle Ave S. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Georgetown neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Georgetown! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mortada Gzar discusses "I'm in Seattle, Where are You?"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register via EventBrite. . Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of Gzar’s new memoir, a moving tale of love and resilience from this award-winning Iraqi writer. Registration required. Description: Gzar will appear in conversation with the book’s translator, William Hutchins. The conversation will be moderated by Christopher Merrill, Director of University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. The event is presented in partnership with Seattle City of Literature, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, University of Iowa International Writing Program, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times. Clo… View in Catalog: I'm In Seattle, Where Are You? by Mortada Gzar. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Medicare Made Clear - 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 thinking about changing your coverage?  Attend our virtual workshop to learn the basics. Registration is required. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Which Social Media is Right for You? - 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: Want to jump into social media as part of your marketing plan?  Already there but not sure if you're getting the most out of it? Registration required. Description: Worried you're maybe making a common error like just using whatever social site you happen to be personally comfortable with? Join digital strategist Michael J. Coffey and learn what makes social media sites different, what kinds of people use each (in other words, where's your target market?), and some tips for how to customize your marketing to best match with the sites you choose.  If you are an art-based business shifting your efforts to online marketing, a food business exploring new ways to reach your… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. Description: We want to hear from you, Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Senior Social Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Senior Social Hour with SilverKite. Registration is required.   . Description: Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Early Learning Together

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library Kids YouTube channel. No registration is required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children's pre-literacy skills. Description: We want to hear from you, Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Memoir Writing

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Memoir Writing with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.   . Description: Join us in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories and structuring a memoir. Enjoy reminiscence activities and life story-based writing exercises. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Friday, June 25, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM.

Let's Grow Together: Gardens and Summer Stories

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on Zoom. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Description: Join The Seattle Public Library, The Arc of King County, and Northwest Center as we plant some seeds, share some stories, and explore a local community garden!  Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Sip and Paint Acrylics

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Sip and Paint Acrylics with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.   . Description: Join us for a step-by-step painting workshop. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together. Supplies needed: acrylic paints, 1" flat brush, 1" angled flat brush, filbert brush, pointed round brush, fan brush, mixed media paper if available, painters or masking tape, cotton swabs, pallet knife or butter knife. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Dance

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Dementia-Friendly Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.   . Description: Join our interactive workshop to explore dances across the 20th century.  This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us. Supplies needed: favorite chair. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Monday, June 28, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Bookmobile in Georgetown

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: Just off of E Marginal Way on the corner of Flora Ave S & Myrtle Ave S. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Georgetown neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Georgetown! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. Description: We want to hear from you, Please take a few minutes to help improve our services by answering a few questions. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Indian Cooking

* Online Where: Online. Address: Register on the Silver Kite website. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. . Description: Make an Indian Cabbage Salad tossed in an aromatic tempering of spices and fresh lemon juice.  It's perfect for a light side dish or a full meal. Add your protein of choice to make it a hearty meal. You will receive an ingredients list with your program confirmation. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: info@silverkite.us. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

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

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Independence Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Sunday, July 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Virtual Children's Story Time

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

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

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

Healthy Relationships

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Dr. Salene Jones, PhD, MA, LP, a Seattle-based psychologist, to explore what it means to be a part of and to cultivate healthy relationships. Registration required. Description: This course will cover communication techniques for ensuring healthy relationships as well as types of social support and how best to get support from others. Content will also cover showing empathy vs. problem solving in relationships and how to support others. We will focus on a range of relationships including romantic, family and friends. The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South S… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, July 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Food Business Orientation - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

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

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

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

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

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

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, July 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sing and Dance into Summer with Eli Rosenblatt!

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on Zoom. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Description: Join The Seattle Public Library, The Arc of King County, and Northwest Center with special guest Eli Rosenblatt for a fun filled song and dance event presented in both English and Spanish!  Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

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

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Sand Point

* Online Where: non-library location. Address: In front of the Magnuson Community Center; 7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Adults 50+. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The bookmobile is making weekly visits to the Sand Point neighborhood. Description: Stop by the bookmobile in Sand Point! All services are outdoors and contact-free. We have books for all ages in English and Spanish and art activity kits for kids. Come check it out! No library card required! ADA Accommodations: If you are unable to stand in line or need help picking up items, please contact us or call 206-386-4636 to arrange for staff assistance. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual certification exams (Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks)

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Online. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers free Adobe, Microsoft and QuickBooks certification exams (ACA, Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, MOS, MTA, and QCBU), which are temporarily available as Exams from Home. Description: For a limited time, exams are being offered virtually as Exams from Home (in person exams are not currently available) - please read Certiport’s Test Candidate Guide to ensure your device meets the technical requirements. Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Fundamentals, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), and QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact Certifications@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Thursday, July 29, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Food Business Orientation - a virtual workshop

* Online Where: Online. Address: Please click here to register via EventBrite. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you.… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poe… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Medicare Made Clear - 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 thinking about changing your coverage? Attend our virtual workshop to learn the basics. Registration is required. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Saturday, August 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and re… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Virtual Children's Story Time

* Online Where: Online. Address: Catch the premier on our Kids' YouTube Channel. No registration required. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children's librarians. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded story time programs. Event Information: Ask Us. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM.

Music and Movement with Music Center Northwest!

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register on Zoom. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Description: Join The Seattle Public Library, The Arc of King County, and Northwest Center, and Music Center Northwest as we explore sensory friendly music and movement!  Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline. ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Saturday, August 28, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Labor Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required. Description: In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poe… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.