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Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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 (levels 2-6) only. You must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for that session. The registration forms open one week before each session. You will receive a confirmation email a week before the class that will have the Zoom link to join the Virtual English Circle. We also resend the Zoom link 30 minutes before the session begins. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual English Pronunciation Class - Intermediate

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to send an email to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about and practice English pronunciation so that you can speak English more clearly. Attention will be given to vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, and rhythm. Description: This course is for intermediate-level English language learners. It meets twice per week for 8 weeks. To attend this class, you must register for the entire course before it starts on July 11th. Space in the class is limited, and priority for registration will be based on English level and the date of your intake form (first-come, first-served). We must also give priority to students in our service area of Seattle and the surrounding area. Please click on the registration link above to complete the intake f… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 18, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Visual Journaling

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Visual Journaling with SilverKite! Do you keep a journal? During this interactive workshop we will explore ways to record daily experiences & memories by creating a visual journal. Description: During the workshop we will create our own journal and explore basic drawing skills to help us get started. Facilitated by Cooper Perry, What you'll need: Drawing pad (About 6 sheets of printer paper is okay, but a heavier weighted paper pad is best) Pens Magic Markers Collage magazines Scissors Glue stick If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to enter the website. The password is… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Event Information: For more information info@silverkite.us. Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Mandalas

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Mandalas with SilverKite! Join us as we explore the ancient art of mandala. Description: During the workshop you will be guided through a few simple techniques as you create your own stunning and intricate mandalas. Together we will learn how we can express ourselves through shape and color, and discover all the wonderful ways in which the art of mandalas can add peace and relaxation to your day to day life. Facilitated by Nani Trias, You will need: sheets of blank paper a pencil eraser pen (ballpoint, gel, or rollerball) compass (any straight edge or circle to trace works too!)… 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 more information info@silverkite.us. Monday, August 22, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Monday, August 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual English Pronunciation Class - Intermediate

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to send an email to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about and practice English pronunciation so that you can speak English more clearly. Attention will be given to vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, and rhythm. Description: This course is for intermediate-level English language learners. It meets twice per week for 8 weeks. To attend this class, you must register for the entire course before it starts on July 11th. Space in the class is limited, and priority for registration will be based on English level and the date of your intake form (first-come, first-served). We must also give priority to students in our service area of Seattle and the surrounding area. Please click on the registration link above to complete the intake f… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, August 22, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Forming Your Own Business - a virtual workshop

* Online Online Location: Registration required Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Interested in creating the best legal entity for your business? Join corporate law students from the University of Washington to learn about corporate entity formation. Description: One of the first steps for any startup is forming as a legal entity. Join The Seattle Public Library and representatives from the University of Washington School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic to learn the factors that every entrepreneur should consider in forming his or her business. From liability to corporate control and strategy, you’ll come away with an understanding of the legal considerations that will position your business for success. Attend this free workshop to learn: Legal… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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 (levels 2-6) only. You must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for that session. The registration forms open one week before each session. You will receive a confirmation email a week before the class that will have the Zoom link to join the Virtual English Circle. We also resend the Zoom link 30 minutes before the session begins. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual English Pronunciation Class - Intermediate

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to send an email to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about and practice English pronunciation so that you can speak English more clearly. Attention will be given to vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, and rhythm. Description: This course is for intermediate-level English language learners. It meets twice per week for 8 weeks. To attend this class, you must register for the entire course before it starts on July 11th. Space in the class is limited, and priority for registration will be based on English level and the date of your intake form (first-come, first-served). We must also give priority to students in our service area of Seattle and the surrounding area. Please click on the registration link above to complete the intake f… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, August 25, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Mindfulness

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Mindfulness with SilverKite! Description: The general principles of mindfulness are acceptance, purpose, and doing what needs to be done. When we connect to our breath, we create a moment of pause, a chance to restore. We let go of our busy-ness and stress. This helps with everything from de-escalating conflict to easing us into a good night's sleep. It allows time for insight and helps us move forward. This workshop will introduce the art of mindfulness, suggesting a simple, ongoing practice. Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder f you can't… 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 more information info@silverkite.us. Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Sip and Paint Acrylics

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Sip and Paint Acrylics with SilverKite! Join us for a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of Silver Kite's professional teaching artists. Description: Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together! Facilitated by Nani Trias, What you'll need: Acrylic paints 1" flat and angled flat brush Filbert brush (flat with a round top) Pointed round brush Fan Brush Pallet knife or butter knife Mixed Media Paper preferred Painters tape or Masking tape Cup of water to wash out your brushes Pencil or marker Q-Tips or cotton swabs If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous… 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 more information info@silverkite.us. Monday, August 29, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Monday, August 29, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Monday, August 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual English Pronunciation Class - Intermediate

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to send an email to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about and practice English pronunciation so that you can speak English more clearly. Attention will be given to vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, and rhythm. Description: This course is for intermediate-level English language learners. It meets twice per week for 8 weeks. To attend this class, you must register for the entire course before it starts on July 11th. Space in the class is limited, and priority for registration will be based on English level and the date of your intake form (first-come, first-served). We must also give priority to students in our service area of Seattle and the surrounding area. Please click on the registration link above to complete the intake f… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Monday, August 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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 (levels 2-6) only. You must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for that session. The registration forms open one week before each session. You will receive a confirmation email a week before the class that will have the Zoom link to join the Virtual English Circle. We also resend the Zoom link 30 minutes before the session begins. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Consult - Intellectual Property Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for a 30-minute session. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration for a specific session 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. Come with questions and consult with a volunteer attorney, who will share legal information and advice specific to your situation. What to expect At the beginning of your 30-minute consult, please give us a brief introduction about your business along with specific… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual English Pronunciation Class - Intermediate

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to send an email to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about and practice English pronunciation so that you can speak English more clearly. Attention will be given to vowel and consonant sounds, stress, intonation, and rhythm. Description: This course is for intermediate-level English language learners. It meets twice per week for 8 weeks. To attend this class, you must register for the entire course before it starts on July 11th. Space in the class is limited, and priority for registration will be based on English level and the date of your intake form (first-come, first-served). We must also give priority to students in our service area of Seattle and the surrounding area. Please click on the registration link above to complete the intake f… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 1, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Drawing Animals

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Drawing Animals with SilverKite! Description: This is a beginning drawing workshop where the attendees will develop drawing techniques while drawing animals. Facilitated by Ali Alderman, What you'll need: Paper Pencil and eraser If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Library Closed in observance of Labor Day

Holiday Closures We are open 24/7 online at www.spl.org. Find shelter at www.spl.org/shelter. Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 5, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Consult - Intellectual Property Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for a 30-minute session. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration for a specific session 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. Come with questions and consult with a volunteer attorney, who will share legal information and advice specific to your situation. What to expect At the beginning of your 30-minute consult, please give us a brief introduction about your business along with specific… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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 (levels 2-6) only. You must fill out a registration form for each session to receive the Zoom link for that session. The registration forms open one week before each session. You will receive a confirmation email a week before the class that will have the Zoom link to join the Virtual English Circle. We also resend the Zoom link 30 minutes before the session begins. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org to register. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. 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. Description: The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Virtual Citizenship Class - Vietnamese & English

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Please send an email to xiangpingc@acrs.org 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. Description: The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is taught by experienced instructor in Vietnamese & English. Students are required to submit a copy of their green card in order to register for this class. 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 call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual English Circle

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: ESOL. Adults. Language: English. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 395th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Jack Straw 2022 Writers Ally Ang, Katharine Strange, and Danielle Hayden. Ally Ang is a gaysian poet living on occupied Duwamish and Coast Salish lands known as Seattle. Ally’s work has appeared in "Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color" The Journal, Foglifter, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere, and their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry. They are the co-editor of an anthology of… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 394th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Raul Sanchez, Susan Rich, and Amanda Harzell. Raúl Sanchez is the former City of Redmond WA, Poet Laureate 2019-2021. A 2014 Jack Straw Writer. Mentor and judge for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project. A TEDx participant in Yakima WA. He is a translator who currently teaches bilingual poetry at Denny and Mercer International Middle Schools short residences, through the Jack Straw Cultural Center. He taught bilingual poetry at Evergreen High School through Seattle Arts… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Found Sculpture

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Found Sculpture with SilverKite! From found objects already in our environment, we will build mini sculptures, allowing these everyday art materials to be repurposed. Description: These found objects can be trinkets, pill bottles, fabric scraps, sentimental items, or any objects that you find interesting and want to recycle via sculpture. Facilitated by Cooper Perry, Supplies Needed: Masking Tape Glue Paint, markers Craft materials such as glitter, ribbon, googly eyes or any thing you have that sounds fun String or twine If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to… 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to register in the event calendar. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. 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. 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. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino Virtual

* Online Where: Online. Address: Se requiere inscripción. Haga clic aquí para inscribirse. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura de la Biblioteca Central. El libro de este mes es: "El proyecto esposa" de Graeme Simsion. Description: Hilarante, sorprendente, ingeniosa, El Proyecto Esposa tiene un protagonista excepcional: el inteligente, obsesivo y literal Don Tillman, para quien navegar por este mundo de emociones complejas e incoherentes, poblado por seres que a menudo dicen exactamente lo contrario de lo que piensan, constituye una tarea tan ardua como desconcertante. 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Sunday, September 11, 2022, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Poetry

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Poetry with SilverKite! Description: During this webinar we'll engage in writing exercises focused on helping you craft poems reflective of your life experiences and moments. Join us! Facilitated by Pearl Klein, What you'll need: Paper pencil / pen If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Monday, September 12, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

A Celebration of Alice Wong's "Year of the Tiger"

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elsa Sjunneson celebrate the release of “Year of the Tiger” on Alice Wong’s behalf. Description: Join us to celebrate the publication of disability rights activist Alice Wong’s new memoir. This event is being presented online through Zoom. It is presented in partnership with Seattle Arts & Lectures and Estelita's Library. This event 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 the Library's YouTube channel after the event. ASL and live captioning… View in Catalog: Year of the Tiger by Alice Wong. 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 call 206-386-4636. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Intro to Pastels

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Intro to Pastels with SilverKite! Description: During this hands-on workshop we’ll learn how to use pastels to draw a simple still life. Facilitated by Ali Alderman, You will need: Chalk Pastels Paper Pencil Eraser Paper Towels" If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Senior Social Hour

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Senior Social Hour with SilverKite. Description: Seniors, join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection! Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder If you can't make this event or would like to watch one of our previous workshops, they can be found on the SilverKite website. Please enter SPL2022 to enter the website. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps. 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Monday, September 19, 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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, September 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Consult - Corporate Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for a 30-minute session. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating corporate law issues, such as incorporation or contracts? Registration for a specific session 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 corporate law to answer questions from small business owners and nonprofits. Come with questions and consult with a volunteer attorney, who will share legal information and advice specific to your situation. What to expect At the beginning of your 30-minute consult, please give us a brief introduction about your business along with specific 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Sip and Paint Acrylics

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Sip and Paint Acrylics with SilverKite! Description: Join us for a step-by-step acrylic painting workshop with one of SilverKite's professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together! Facilitated by Ali Alderman, What you'll need: Acrylic paints -Red, Blue, Yellow, black, and white 1" flat and angled flat brush Filbert brush (flat with a round top) Pointed round brush Fan Brush Pallet knife or butter knife Mixed Media Paper preferred Painters tape or Masking tape Cup of water to… 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Programming for 50+ Storytelling through Hula

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Register on the: SilverKite website Please enter password SPL2022 to access the website. (Note that the password is case sensitive: Enter SPL in caps). Audience: Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Storytelling through Hula with SilverKite! Description: Hula is a visual dance form of storytelling from Polynesia, which was developed in Hawai’i and has more recently become a popular form of exercise. Together we will walk through some basic hula steps and use our bodies to develop a hula “vocabulary”. At the end of class, you will have a story to tell, using these beautiful movements! Facilitated by Rachel Rene, What You’ll Need: Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move your whole body. Have water and a towel nearby. Socks or bare feet are… 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 more information, please email info@silverkite.us. Monday, September 26, 2022, 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM.

Business Resource Open House - The Business of Community

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Español. Tiểng Việt. 中文. Summary: Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Creatives and Nonprofits! Let’s talk about digital equity in your Communications, Marketing and Promotion. Description: Do you get trapped in the commercialization box when promoting your product or service? What are you trying to communicate to your customer/client? Storytelling is bridge building. No matter what you call it, marketing/advertising — it all comes down to the same goal as you build trust with your customer base. Let’s talk about how community builds our business and nonprofit sectors. What is the ecosystem that drives a healthy economic community? Come help us dream and work toward an equitable relationship… 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 call 206-386-4636. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic - Virtual Consult - Intellectual Property Law

* Online Where: Online. Address: Click here to register for a 30-minute session. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. Language: English. Summary: Does your small business or nonprofit need help navigating intellectual property issues, such as patents or trademarks? Registration for a specific session 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. Come with questions and consult with a volunteer attorney, who will share legal information and advice specific to your situation. What to expect At the beginning of your 30-minute consult, please give us a brief introduction about your business along with specific… 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. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Monday, October 3, 2022, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to register in the event calendar. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. 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. 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. Sunday, October 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Holiday Closures We are open 24/7 online at www.spl.org. Find shelter at www.spl.org/shelter. Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on October 10th in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Monday, October 10, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Write With Hugo House: Seattle Writes

* Online Where: Online. Address: To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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, October 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 395th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Jack Straw 2022 Writers Ally Ang, Katharine Strange, and Danielle Hayden. Ally Ang is a gaysian poet living on occupied Duwamish and Coast Salish lands known as Seattle. Ally’s work has appeared in "Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color" The Journal, Foglifter, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere, and their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry. They are the co-editor of an anthology of… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, October 13, 2022, 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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, October 18, 2022, 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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, November 9, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 395th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Jack Straw 2022 Writers Ally Ang, Katharine Strange, and Danielle Hayden. Ally Ang is a gaysian poet living on occupied Duwamish and Coast Salish lands known as Seattle. Ally’s work has appeared in "Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color" The Journal, Foglifter, Palette Poetry, and elsewhere, and their work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Bettering American Poetry. They are the co-editor of an anthology of… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, November 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Virtual It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required. Click here to register. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 394th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Registration required. Description: This month’s online presentation welcomes Raul Sanchez, Susan Rich, and Amanda Harzell. Raúl Sanchez is the former City of Redmond WA, Poet Laureate 2019-2021. A 2014 Jack Straw Writer. Mentor and judge for the 2014 Poetry on Buses Project. A TEDx participant in Yakima WA. He is a translator who currently teaches bilingual poetry at Denny and Mercer International Middle Schools short residences, through the Jack Straw Cultural Center. He taught bilingual poetry at Evergreen High School through Seattle Arts… ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Event Information: For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636. Thursday, November 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Veterans Day

Holiday Closures We are open 24/7 online at www.spl.org. Find shelter at www.spl.org/shelter. Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Writers Read

* Online Where: Online. Address: Registration required, Click here to register in the event calendar. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. 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. 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. Sunday, November 13, 2022, 2:00 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 date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030. Registration opens on the first of the month. Audience: Adults. Adults 50+. 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, November 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.