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Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Join us for a non-traditional book group where we talk about fiction and nonfiction books. Share a bit about something you've read recently and get ideas for what to read next. Brown bag lunches are welcome. This is a perfect downtown lunch break for book lovers. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'Oil & Water'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary “Oil & Water.” A Q&A with Seattle-based directors Laurel Spellman Smith and Francine Strickwerda will follow the film. Description: Directors Laurel Spellman Smith and Francine Strickwerda chronicle the coming of age of two boys looking for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following years of oil contamination in the Ecuadorian Amazon. “Oil & Water” is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world's worst toxic disasters, the prolonged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco and other oil companies. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe, the Cofán, w… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center. Description: Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and all youth ages 12-25 are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are preferred. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Presentación del libro 'Las aguas del Kalahari'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: Español. Summary: La escritora argentina Rita Wirkala leerá fragmentos de su más reciente libro “Las aguas del Kalahari.”. Description: Esta es una novela de aventuras, denuncia, amor y misterio, donde la realidad se entrelaza con una supra realidad, efímera y a la vez esclarecedora. Elaborada en torno a la explotación de recursos naturales a expensas del medio ambiente y la cultura de los bosquimanos del Kalahari, el libro evidencia los temas favoritos de Rita Wirkala, ya plasmados en su primera novela, El Encuentro. Sin embargo, esta narrativa refleja otras inquietudes filosóficas de la autora, tales como la naturaleza de la conciencia… Notes: La lectura y discusión será en español. Este evento es patrocinado por la Fundación de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle. Firma de ejemplares por la escritora. Todos son bienvenidos. Translation: Local Argentinian author and Greenwood neighbor Rita Wirkala reads from her new book "Las aguas del Kalahari" followed by a Q&A and signing. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Best of NFFTY Film Festival

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the best films from the 2014 NFFTY Film Festival, featuring directors age 22 & under, with a Q&A to follow. Plus, win tickets to NFFTY 2015! Description: We're screening the best films of the 2014 festival and giving away FREE TICKETS to this year's NFFTY! NFFTY (pronounced "nifty") is the largest youth film festival in the world. Filmmakers will be on hand after the screening to answer questions. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tax Help: Pick Up Your Returns Day

Tax Help Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Jewish Theater Company Preview: 'Beau Jest'

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents a preview of its spring production, "Beau Jest.". Description: A heart-warming, family-friendly comedy, written by award-winning playwright James Sherman – who also authored the play presented last year at the Northeast Branch, “From Door to Door” – and directed by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass, “Beau Jest” was a long running hit on stage in New York and Chicago and a successful feature film. The plot revolves around Sarah Goldman who invents a fictional boyfriend to please her parents. When they want to meet him, she hires an out-of-work actor to play her… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Robin Holcomb + Peggy Lee: New Music

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for new music by Robin Holcomb performed by the composer (piano, voice) with cellist Peggy Lee and, in honor of National Poetry Month, a setting of a poem by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet. Description: Robin Holcomb and Peggy Lee have been working together since 2006 in a variety of ensembles featuring compositions by Robin Holcomb. Recent projects include We Are All Failing Them, a song cycle regarding the Donner Party saga with film and magic objects which premiered at The Northwest Film Forum, The Point of It All on Songlines recordings and music for Yasujiro Ozu’s silent film That Night’s Wife. They have been featured performers at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the PuSH Festival and the Royal R… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is supported by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Apply for the Section 8 Lottery

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in for assistance from Seattle Housing Authority staff to apply for the Section 8 waitlist lottery. Description: The Seattle Housing Authority's Housing Choice Program (Section 8 vouchers) is accepting applications for placement on their waitlist. Section 8 is a housing subsidy program for people with low incomes who want to rent a home in the private market. The Seattle Housing Authority will hold a lottery to palce 2,500 households on a new Section 8 waitlist. Applications are being accepted online only until April 10th. Seattle Housing Authority staff will be available on April 6th at the Seattle Public Libra… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Bridge Partner," by Peter S. Beagle. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Bridge Partner," by Peter S. Beagle. It was meant to be a friendly game of bridge, but Mattie’s new partner upped the stakes when she whispered, "I will kill you.". View in Catalog: Peter S. Beagle. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 6, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-733-9125 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'Fort Apache'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: No director's name is more synonymous with the Western than John Ford, whose credits include such masterpieces as "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers.". Description: "Fort Apache" stars John Wayne as an honorable cavalry man who is at odds with his new superior, a bigoted lieutenant colonel played by Henry Fonda. Directed by John Ford, 1948. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "Fort Apache". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 125 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

An Evening of Poetry

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a quarterly poetry series where local poets read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience. Tonight's showcase features Dennis Caswell, Michael Schmeltzer and Jennifer Bullis. Description: An Evening of Poetry is a quarterly series for fresh voices in the local poetry scene. Dennis Caswell is the author of the poetry collection "Phlogiston." His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Rattle, Bluestem, Floating Bridge Review and assorted other journals and anthologies. He lives outside Woodinville and works as a software engineer in the aviation industry. Michael Schmeltzer earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. His honors include numerous Pushcart Prize nom… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Floating Bridge Press. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 6, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Ballet Preview: 'Swan Lake'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a talk on its upcoming program, audience favorite “Swan Lake.”. Description: Enjoy a free lunchtime lecture about The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s upcoming program, the Romantic ballet “Swan Lake.” Set to Peter Tchaikovsky’s familiar and powerful orchestral score, “Swan Lake” offers its lead ballerina the challenging dual role of Odette and Odile. PNB’s version of “Swan Lake” features the choreography of Kent Stowell, PNB’s Founding Artistic Director. The hour-long discussion, with audio and video, will be presented by Doug Fullington, PNB’s Educational Programs Manager and Ass… View in Catalog: Materials to accompany the 2014-15 PNB preview series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

仁人服務社耆老咨詢 (CISC Community Information & Service)

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring works for violin, marimba, cello & piano as well as Milhaud's "Chansons de Ronsard.". Description: The concert will include the following program: The world premier of "Krzeminski’s Star for Violin, Marimba, and Electronics" by Matthew James Briggs, performed by Candice Chin, violin & Matthew James Briggs*, marimba "Piano Trio in G Major, Op. 1 No. 2" by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 1. Adagio – Allegro vivace performed by Candice Chin, violin, Louie Richmond*, cello, and Jim Whitehead*, piano "Chansons de Ronsard" by Darius Milhaud performed by Meg Daly, soprano & Maria Khavin, pian… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Artist Talk: Does 3-D Printing Publish Art?

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle artist ReMike hosts a discussion on the relationships between visual art, 3-D printing technology and self-publishing. Description: Seattle-based visual artist ReMike (Mike Leavitt) holds an interactive audience talk on 3-D printing and contemporary art. The discussion will include a slideshow of his work. ReMike uses both classic sculpture and 3-D technologies to focus on the cultural space between art and product. His story is one of how a creative person of everyday means can harness DIY technology. How do artists get published? Will 3-D printing ever be considered art? Join ReMike to explore his work, challenge him with questions… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Book Description: Junior, a budding cartoonist, leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm-town school. Condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside himself that never knew existed. View in Catalog: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Hot Topics for Seniors and Senior Wannabes

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: On April 9th, the topic is: "Privilege - White, Male, Heterosexual, Physically Abled, Educated - Who has it and what does it mean?". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Hot Topics for Seniors meets the second Thursday of the month from noon - 1:30 pm. It is made possible by a partnership of PSARA, NWCCA and the Green Lake Branch. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Rainier Beach Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Book Description: Set in vivid early 20th-century Washington, orchardist Talmadge’s quiet life is upturned by the arrival of two pregnant teens. A lyrically written story of courage and tragedy, and of the families we choose to create. View in Catalog: "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Next Month's Title: "Letters from Yellowstone" by Diane Smith. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 306th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Larry Crist, Vera Shanti Giles and Kelly Martineau, with a short lecture by Waverly Fitzgerald on "The Writer's Craft." Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are preferred. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Exploring and Comparing Filipino and Latino Mythologies

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: La Sala and Pinoy Words Expressed present readings by three Latino/a and three Filipino/a poets. Description: Roberto Ascalon, Jim Cantú Lorna Dee Cervantez, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Emily Lawsin and Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua read their poems and explore the use, comparison and implications of their respective mythologies in their creative work and the work of other writers representing their cultures. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with La Sala and Pinoy Words Expressed. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

PoetsWest poetry, prose or public issue event

Author Readings Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets on the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Join us for an open mic. Description: On April 11, Reader's Choice features Mary Crane, Laura LeHew and Roy Seitz. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: This month features Joseph W. Scott, co-author of “Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest” and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Washington. "Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest" is a fascinating modern day ethnographic analysis which tells the untold story of the Ethiopian community here in Seattle. After the book reading, join us for a follow-up discussion with Dr. Joseph W. Scott! The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. View in Catalog: "Little Ethiopia of the Pacific Northwest" by Joseph W. Scott. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for music by French composers and, in honor of National Poetry Month, Emily Dickinson poems set to music. Description: Stephanie Shadbolt, piano - Works by French composers: Satie, Ravel, Poulenc, Debussy Katie Hochman, soprano Emily Riesser, soprano Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano Karin McCullough, piano - In Honor of National Poetry Month: Emily Dickinson Poems Set to Music. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Naturalization Ceremony

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join the Library for a naturalization ceremony during which 75 residents will be sworn in as citizens of the United States. Description: Participants from all over the world will be naturalizing during this ceremony. Please join us in welcoming these new Americans. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Seattle District Director Anne Arries Corsano will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America's newest citizens. This program will include presentations by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service and a recorded address by President Barack Obama. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is part of USCIS’ annual celebration of National Library Week. National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the nation. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 13, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-733-9125 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'Ride the High Country'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This film is a great bridge between the classical era and the revisionist Westerns of the '60s. Description: This early work from Sam Peckinpah showcases the trademarks that would make his future films (such as "The Wild Bunch") so memorable. Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea must transport gold through treacherous lands. Directed by Sam Peckinpah, 1962. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "Ride the High Country". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 94 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Book Description: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner? View in Catalog: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Book Description: After serving time for shooting a man, the famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Next Month's Title: "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. Book Description: Egan writes absorbingly of the 1935 Dust Bowl -- the biggest dust storm on record -- in the Great Plains states, brought on by man's reckless pride in progress. The novel is a winner of the National Book Award. View in Catalog: "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Norwegian author Per Petterson reads from his new novel 'I Refuse'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The bestselling author of “Out Stealing Horses” tells a tale of two men whose accidental meeting one morning recalls their boyhood 35 years ago. Description: Tommy was separated from his sisters after he stood up to their abusive father. Jim was by Tommy's side through it all. But one winter night, a chance event on a frozen lake forever changed the balance of their friendship. Now Jim fishes alone on a bridge as Tommy drives by in a new Mercedes, and it's clear their fortunes have reversed. Over the course of the day, the life of each man will be irrevocably altered. Per Petterson is the author of five previous novels, including “Out Stealing Horses,” which… View in Catalog: "I Refuse" by Per Petterson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of "Magnificence" by Linda Millet. Book Description: Susan's husband goes to Central America -- where he is killed. Susan moves into a recently inherited house filled with taxidermy and tries to sort out her feelings, while her daughter, who is paraplegic, starts a new relationship. View in Catalog: "Magnificence" by Linda Millet. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Book Description: Brown tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. In these tense pre-war years, this team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. View in Catalog: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Pattillo Beals. Book Description: This month's selection is a true account of the author's experiences in 1957 when she was one of nine black teenagers who attempted to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. View in Catalog: "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Pattillo Beals. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Book reading: 'John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's murder, historian Michael Schein will discuss his book "John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away.". Description: His mother was hanged as a Lincoln Assassination conspirator. His companion was John Wilkes Booth. After the murder of Lincoln, he fled, changed identities and started a new life. Did John Surratt escape justice as a Lincoln plotter? Join author Michael Schein as he presents a new perspective on one of the seminal events of American history. Surratt was Booth’s closest associate during the four months leading up to the assassination, and he was a known member of the Confederate Secret Service with ties… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. Book Description: In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attaché in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923… View in Catalog: "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

History Cafe: Seattle 1860-1910 Through the Eyes of its First Chinese Resident

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe for a lively discussion about history. Grab a coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past! Description: The Seattle Public Library presents Shirin Bridges who will examine Seattle's history from 1860-1910 through the eyes of her great-great-great grandfather Chun Ching Hock, the first Chinese resident in Seattle. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry 'Potluck'

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Peter Coyote reads from ‘The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrated actor, writer and Zen practitioner Peter Coyote reads from his second memoir, “The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Unsentimental Education.”. Description: Coyote's book and author reading is best captured by the following lyrics: "The rainman gave me two cures And he said, ‘Just jump right in.’ The one was Texas Medicine And the other was railroad gin. And like a fool I mixed them And they strangled up my mind Now people just get uglier And I have no sense of time.” --Bob Dylan, “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” Now an ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism, the politically engaged actor began his work in street theater and po… Notes: This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

#myHIVmoment

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lifelong AIDS Alliance and the #myHIVmoment campaign present a lineup of speakers, including a positive youth panel, to celebrate National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). Description: This event is the culmination of a variety of programming through the month of April related to NYHAAD. It features guest speakers working in the field, and a panel discussion with positive youth and youth accessing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and the intersections this has with HIV stigma. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is being funded by the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Shred Day @ Your Library

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bring your old financial documents to a public shred event at the Library and have them shredded on the spot! Description: Do you have old bank statements, bills, credit card statements or any other documents with your personal information on them? Don’t let them fall into the wrong hands--protect yourself from identity theft and dispose of them safely during a public shred event at the Library! Please limit yourself to five or fewer copy paper-size boxes (15” X 12” X 10”) of shreddable material. Are you unsure about how long to keep financial documents? Have a look at this helpful article on managing household records.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Confidential Data Disposal. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

El Club de Lectura (Spanish Book Group)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura y pase un momento agradable discutiendo sobre sus autores favoritos. El libro de este mes: "Los hijos del mar" de María Victoria. Book Description: La novela es un relato cálido y humano, basado en la saga de los Victoria y los Muguira, dos familias del siglo XIX originarias de México y España, cuyos ancestros se unen en una historia de amor, pérdida y redención. La autora magistralmente retrata la historia misma de México, creado a partir del mestizaje; la vida y el entorno de aquellos inmigrantes españoles que dejaron su tierra natal, alejándose de una agitada situación sociopolítica en la España del siglo XIX. Next Month's Title: "El reino de este mundo" de Alejo Carpentier. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club de Lectura and spend a pleasant time talking about your favorite authors. El Club meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Shred Day @ Your Library

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bring your old financial documents to a public shred event at the Library and have them shredded on the spot! Description: Do you have old bank statements, bills, credit card statements or any other documents with your personal information on them? Don’t let them fall into the wrong hands--protect yourself from identity theft and dispose of them safely during a public shred event at the Library! Please limit yourself to five or fewer copy paper-size boxes (15” X 12” X 10”) of shreddable material. Are you unsure about how long to keep financial documents? Have a look at this helpful article on managing household records.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Confidential Data Disposal. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ruth Kirk discusses 'Ozette: Excavating a Makah Whaling Village'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Ruth Kirk and Hannah Palin, UW Special Collections, show newly digitized footage of the decades-long excavation of Ozette Makah whaling village on the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Description: Makah families left the coastal village of Ozette in the 1920s to comply with the federal government's requirement that they send their children to school. By doing so they ended nearly two thousand years of occupation at this strategic whale- and seal-hunting site. Archaeologist Richard Daugherty took note of the site in 1947 and later returned at the request of the Makah tribal chairman. Full-scale excavations from 1966 to 1981 revealed houses and their contents. Led by Daugherty, with a team of gradu… Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Anything Box," by Zenna Henderson. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Anything Box," by Zenna Henderson. It must be make-believe: little Sue Lynn carries your heart’s desire in her cupped hands, and she will make you believe. View in Catalog: Zenna Henderson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 20, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Address: 5009 Roosevelt Way NE. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s selection is poetry (pick up packet at library). Book Description: A selection of poetry (pick up packet at University Branch). Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

仁人服務社耆老咨詢 (CISC Community Information & Service)

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Book Description: Every time Ursula Todd dies, she is born again. Each successive life is an iteration on the last, and we see how Ursula's choices affect her, those around her, and the fate of the 20th-century world. View in Catalog: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Next Month's Title: "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. Book Description: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared -- Lt. Louis Zamperini, then captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance. View in Catalog: "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Northgate Book Group

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northgate Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman. Book Description: A rich tale of wealth and loss, complete with copper barons, Gilded Age opulence and backdoor politics. View in Catalog: "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Library at Community Resource Exchange

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Community Resource Exchange CenturyLink Field, East Hall 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: The Library will be joining other generous organizations to help United Way of King County make the Community Resource Exchange a reality. Come find us! Description: Community Resource Exchange welcomes guests with a warm smile and a hot meal. They enjoy conversation and free services, and leave with their own care package filled with small personal hygiene items that make such a difference. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

DIY Market Research

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through Seattle Public Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming, if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. During the… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Administrando tu Crédito / Managing Your Credit

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Learn how to establish, improve and manage your credit. Description: En esta sesión vamos a aprender cómo las agencias de crédito calculan nuestras calificaciones de crédito y cómo podemos utilizar este conocimiento de manera más eficaz para establecer, mejorar y administrar nuestro crédito. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with El Centro de la Raza. Translation: In this session we will learn how credit bureaus calculate our credit scores and how we can use this knowledge to more effectively establish, improve, and manage our credit. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Repair Cafe

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association presents an afternoon with the Fixers Collective. Bring your broken appliances, computers and other electrical devices and learn how to fix them yourself. Description: Don't despair, come repair! Instead of throwing away broken tools, gadgets, and electronics, bring them to the Repair Cafe. Learn how things work and save money as we explore the lost art of fixing. All ages are welcome! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Regionalism and Modernism in Seattle Architecture, 1930s-1970s

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner presents an introduction to the history and influence of the mid-century development of regional modern architecture in the Seattle area. Description: This lecture will address the origins and development of regional modern architecture in the Seattle area from the 1930s to the 1970s, and will conclude by summarizing some of the legacies of this approach to design. In 1974, Victor Steinbrueck and Folke Nyberg described this architecture as Northwest Regionalism and said it offered "a direct expression of material and workmanship particularly in the use of wood and masonry as well as a relationship to outdoor living with broad terraces or balconies…" Th… View in Catalog: Jeffrey Karl Ochsner. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Shred Day @ Your Library

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bring your old financial documents to a public shred event at the Library and have them shredded on the spot! Description: Do you have old bank statements, bills, credit card statements or any other documents with your personal information on them? Don’t let them fall into the wrong hands--protect yourself from identity theft and dispose of them safely during a public shred event at the Library! Please limit yourself to five or fewer copy paper-size boxes (15” X 12” X 10”) of shreddable material. Are you unsure about how long to keep financial documents? Have a look at this helpful article on managing household records.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Confidential Data Disposal. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Chinese Painting Workshop (中国国画演示会)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Join us for a Chinese painting workshop presented in both English and Chinese at the Central Library. (请来图书馆总馆参加中国国画演示会。). Description: Interested in Chinese traditional painting? Enjoy a demonstration and exhibition by artists from the Green Lake Association for Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy and Painting. Enter a drawing to win an artwork. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program will be presented in both English and Chinese Mandarin. Translation: 图书馆与绿湖诗书画学会合作举行中国国画演示会。届时有包括山水、人物、花鸟画等演示和国画展览。欢迎大家前来参加,无需报名。欲知详情请电:206-684-0849。. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings'

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings," part of our African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Based on the novel by William Brasher, "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings" is set in the segregated south of 1939. African-American baseball pitcher Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams), tired of being jerked around by the less-than-ethical managers of the Negro League teams, forms his own barnstorming ball club. His partner in this endeavor is black catcher Leon Carter (James Earl Jones). Though boycotted by powerful Negro League manager Sallison Porter (Ted Ross), the Bingo Long Traveling… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 111 minutes. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Conversations about Aging and Dementia

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about three difficult topics: going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Description: Learn tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can have honest conversations to get the support you and your family need when a loved one is aging. With a special focus on issues related to dementia, this program provides tips for anyone caring for an aging loved one. The presenter is Michael Bower, Alzheimer's Association of Western Washington. This program is the third program in a three-part series, "You and Your Parents: Partnering for Care across Generations.". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Northeast Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today! Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Shred Day @ Your Library

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bring your old financial documents to a public shred event at the Library and have them shredded on the spot! Description: Do you have old bank statements, bills, credit card statements or any other documents with your personal information on them? Don’t let them fall into the wrong hands--protect yourself from identity theft and dispose of them safely during a public shred event at the Library! Please limit yourself to five or fewer copy paper-size boxes (15” X 12” X 10”) of shreddable material. Are you unsure about how long to keep financial documents? Have a look at this helpful article on managing household records.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Confidential Data Disposal. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Eastern Europe in Song / Восточная Европа в песни

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Русский. Summary: An acclaimed singing group Dunava will perform songs from throughout Eastern Europe, with a special focus on Bulgaria. Description: Folk music plays a big part in people's everyday lives in many regions of Eastern Europe, and the diversity of songs across countries and regions is astonishing. Over the past two years Dunava has focused on Bulgarian folk songs -- some arranged for professional ensembles, and some as they'd be sung traditionally in villages and the countryside. These songs, like all music from Eastern Europe, share beautiful melodies, exotic tonalities, close harmonies, intricate rhythms, and a rich expressiveness that goe… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Болгарская группа Dunava («Дунай») - ведущий женский балканский хор в Сиэтле. Основан в 2005 году «Dunava» поет традиционные народные песни из Восточной Европы. Группа выпустила два компакт-диска и работает с другими исполнителями такими как «Балгарский Кабаре» и «Цветанка Варимезова.» «Dunava» является первой американской группой которая выступит на фольклорном фестивале «Серебрянной Пряжки» в древнем болгарском городе Кюстендиле. В этом концерте Dunava исполнит песни со всей Восточной Европы с… Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 27, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'For a Few Dollars More'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The second film in Sergio Leone's loose "Man With No Name" trilogy, "For a Few Dollars More" is the quintessential Spaghetti Western. Description: Clint Eastwood teams up with Lee Van Cleef to track down a sadistic killer named El Indio. Ennio Morricone's indelible score is like a character all its own. Directed by Sergio Leone, 1965. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "For a Few Dollars More". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 132 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

交通講座:低收入減費卡 / Orca Lift Workshop

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 歡迎參加圖書館和仁人服務社聯合舉辦的免費講座,了解如何領取低收入減費交通卡。/ Welcome to this free workshop on the Orca Lift card program sponsored and hosted by the Library and Chinese Information Service Center (CISC). Description: 若您是年齡介乎19至64歲和低收入的乘客,現已通行的「低收入減費卡」(ORCA LIFT card) 可能可為您節省交通費。慾知詳情,請出席在Beacon Hill Library 的交通講座,由仁人服務社晴園樂齡中心江潔華小姐主持,時間許可會同場講解如何使用售票機的中文功能來為ORCA卡增值加錢和買月票。講座採用廣東話及國語。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: If you have low-income and are a bus rider between ages 19-64, the new ORCA LIFT card may help you to lower your transportation fee. Andes Kong from the Chinese Information and Service Center's (CISC) Sunshine Garden Chinese Senior Community Center will give you more details on the ORCA LIFT program. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”. Description: Join us for a preview lecture of Richard Strauss’ comedy where a wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delight… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera Médica / Applying for Medical Financial Assistance

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Get tips for applying for financial assistance with hospitals and clinics. Description: Many Americans struggle with medical debt; in the state of Washington however, hospitals are required to consider patients for need-based financial assistance. Learn how to assemble effective financial assistance applications and how to successfully shepherd your application through the consideration process. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with El Centro de la Raza. Translation: Muchos americanos luchan con deudas médicas; en el estado de Washington, sin embargo, los hospitales están obligados a considerar a los pacientes para ayuda financiera basada en la necesidad. Aprenda cómo completar solicitudes de ayuda financiera eficaces y cómo monitorear con éxito su solicitud a través del proceso de consideración. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”. Description: Join us for a preview lecture of Richard Strauss’ comedy where a wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delight… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Richard Wagamese reads and discusses his new novel 'Medicine Walk'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Seattle’s Sherman Alexie and Richard Wagamese for a conversation about “Medicine Walk,” the story of a son and the estranged father who left him shortly after the boy’s birth. Description: When 16-year-old Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, he travels to town to find the alcoholic Eldon dying of liver failure, asking to be taken to die and be buried in the warrior way -- buried in the earth sitting up and facing east to meet the rising sun The two undertake a difficult journey into the mountainous backcountry, in search of such a place. As they travel, Eldon tells his son the story of his own life -- from an impoverished childhood to combat in the Korean War and his shell-sh… View in Catalog: "Medicine Walk" by Richard Wagamese. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”. Description: Join us for a preview lecture of Richard Strauss’ comedy where a wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delight… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.