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Library Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 16, 2017, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 16, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Senior Center

Where: non-library location. Address: South Park Senior Center 8201 10th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Sisters" by Mary Lovell. Book Description: The Mitford sisters, who grew up between the wars, were notorious British debutantes who fueled the rumor mill for years with their scandals and politics. A riveting look at five uncompromising and extraordinary women. View in Catalog: "The Sisters" by Mary Lovell. Next Month's Title: "To Siberia" by Per Petterson. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Fremont 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 206-233-2669. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Green Up with Seattle City Light

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about Seattle City Light's GREEN UP program to use 100% renewable energy for your home. Description: Chat with Seattle City Light representatives about an easy way to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

仁人服務社咨詢服務 (CISC Community Information & Service)

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's 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、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by calling or visiting the branch. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Magnolia 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 206-386-4225 x 3. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 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 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 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 "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Book Description: A sparely written fictional account of the entrance of Europeans into Nigeria, and their cultural decimation of the native Ibos. View in Catalog: "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. Next Month's Title: "Ten Little Indians" by Sherman Alexie. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 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 "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Book Description: The "Signature of All Things" follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money and his mind), ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls… View in Catalog: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Next Month's Title: "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson. Book Description: Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. View in Catalog: "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson. Next Month's Title: "None to Accompany Me" by Nadine Gordimer. 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: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

'Conflict Is Not Abuse'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Author Sarah Schulman shares her recent book "Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair" in conversation with queer author/activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Description: "Conflict Is Not Abuse" is Sarah Schulman’s searing rejection of the cultural phenomena of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating. Schulman examines the moment where discomfort leads to overreaction in personal relations, in group dynamics, between governments and civilians, and between nations. She addresses police brutality, the anti-violence movement, HIV criminalization, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and many other hot-button issues, exposing the tragic trajectory from oppressed to oppressor, in order… View in Catalog: "Conflict Is Not Abuse" by Sarah Schulman. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books: A No-Pessure Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join other readers and librarians during your lunch break and talk informally about all kinds of books. Book Description: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of friendly readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book and to connect with other readers in the community during your lunch break. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Brown bag lunches are welcome. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 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 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Euphoria" by Lily King. Book Description: A breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the '30's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. View in Catalog: "Euphoria" by Lily King. Next Month's Title: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elana Ferrante. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 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: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with us about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Notes: Look for our table in the lobby! Contact: Seattle City Light, 206-684-3000. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration required. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes in length. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Book Description: Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war. View in Catalog: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Next Month's Title: To be announced. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 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: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Business Information Appointments

Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required. Description: We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including: • finding industry information • writing a business plan • sizing your market • identifying your customers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the South Park Branch to register. Appointment times are: Jan. 4, 3-6 p.m.; Jan 11, 12-3 p.m. Jan. 18, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 25, 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice 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. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Capitol Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Climbing the Mango Trees" by Madhur Jaffrey. Book Description: The actress and food writer reminisces about growing up in a large well-to-do Delhi family. Recipes are included. View in Catalog: "Climbing the Mango Trees" by Madhur Jaffrey. Next Month's Title: "Home" by Toni Morrison. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday 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: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

History Cafe: Boeing at 100 with Lorraine McConaghy and Michael Lombardi

Where: Central Library. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: In celebration of Boeing's first 100 years, company historian Michael Lombardi and public historian Lorraine McConaghy will engage in a lively conversation on defining moments of the aerospace giant’s history. Description: Join a lively discussion about history on the third Wednesday of the month at MOHAI's Museum Café. Co-presented with MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group at the South Park Senior Center

Where: non-library location. Address: South Park Senior Center 8201 10th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Book Description: After Hurricane Katrina hit, Abdul Zeitoun canoes through the flooded streets of New Orleans rescuing those who are stranded and delivering supplies. Then Zeitoun is arrested and falsely accused of looting – and of being a terrorist. View in Catalog: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Next Month's Title: "The Family Man" by Elinor Lipman. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard 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. Winner of the National Book Award. View in Catalog: "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. Next Month's Title: "The Imperfectionists" by Tom Rachman. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find and keep housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of Dinaw Mengestu's "All Our Names.". Book Description: A story of a African young man who was drawn into African revolution leaves behind his country and friends for America as the path of revolution leads to almost certain destruction. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into the routines of small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past. View in Catalog: "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Next Month's Title: "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes 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 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard 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 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Address: 12501 28th Ave. N.E. 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. 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 206-684-7518. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Translation: 欢迎参加一对一中文电脑指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。本活动费用全免。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Book Group for Seniors

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Book Description: A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of beautiful young heiress Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for centuries to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears from Rachel's bedroom the case looks simple, but in the world of Wilkie Collins, no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. View in Catalog: "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Next Month's Title: "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Morning Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. Book Description: A wild pitch by the usually steady Henry Skrimshander sets off a chain of events in a small-town Michigan college that begins with a hospital visit and an unwise crush, plunging readers into a heartwarming coming-of-age novel that’s only peripherally about baseball. View in Catalog: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. Next Month's Title: "The Uncommon Reader" by Alan Bennett. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:30 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: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, January 20, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ v… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, January 23, 2017, 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 "Burning End," by Ruth Rendell. 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 "Burning End," by Ruth Rendell. A woman’s work is never done. Linda slaved away every day to take care of her mother-in-law with nothing but contempt in return, but there was one thing she would never, ever do. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Afternoon 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 "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Book Description: A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron. View in Catalog: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Next Month's Title: "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 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: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 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, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cottage Food Entrepreneurship Circle

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: If you're thinking about a home based food business, join our bi-monthly circle and get advice. Description: Do you want to start a small food business at home? Are you interested in discussing how small food businesses can aid in food security for individuals and families? This month, we will be discussing cooperatives and the formation of the first ever Cottage Food Cooperative, what a cooperative is, and how to join! Presented in partnership with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Marbles" by Ellen Forney. Book Description: Cartoonist Forney candidly portrays her experiences with bipolar disorder and how it has influenced her art in this deeply moving yet surprisingly humorous graphic memoir. View in Catalog: "Marbles" by Ellen Forney. Next Month's Title: "The Odyssey" by Homer. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month (fourth Monday in January and February) 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Dr. Edwin Nichols: Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline & Beyond

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Listen to a free community talk by Dr. Edwin J. Nichols, renowned organizational psychologist and groundbreaking racial justice advocate. Description: Join Dr. Edwin J. Nichols for a deeper look at his pioneering work on racial relations, including a deeper dive into how we can address a pressing equity issue, like the school to prison pipeline and other forms of institutional racism. Dr. Nichols is known for creating cultural lenses that helped to reframe how people from different cultural backgrounds can do meaningful cultural work together for equity and inclusion. Nichols is a ground-breaking clinical psychologist specializing in the philosophical… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 23, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find and keep housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: General inquiries, please call 206-545-2344. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Fremont 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 206-233-2669. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Green Up with Seattle City Light

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about Seattle City Light's GREEN UP program to use 100% renewable energy for your home. Description: Chat with Seattle City Light representatives about an easy way to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 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 an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by calling or visiting the branch. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Magnolia 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 206-386-4225 x 3. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Hollis Giammatteo reads from 'Shelf Life of Ashes'

Author Readings Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The author discusses her new memoir, chronicling experiences with elder care in Seattle and her own aging family across the country. Description: When Hollis Giammatteo sought a job working with the elderly, she did so with the intention of finding models of healthy aging. And she failed. In "The Shelf Life of Ashes," Giammatteo chronicles her experiences with her wards, as well as the trip she embarks upon when her mother, who is convinced she is dying, entreats her to come "home." Trips back, traumas triggered, identity in crisis, equanimity gained--this quasi-comic, concentrated journey engages the reader in the process of naming and facing the ta… View in Catalog: "The Shelf Life of Ashes" by Hollis Giammatteo. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Adam Stern, Artistic Director of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, presents an entertaining lecture, with piano accompaniment, on the their upcoming concert. Description: Join Artistic Director Adam Stern for an entertaining lecture, with piano accompaniment, on the Seattle Philharmonic’s upcoming concert featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, Liadov’s exquisite Enchanted Lake, Schubert’s effervescent Overture to Rosamunde, and Carl Nielsen’s most personal symphony, the Sinfonia Semplice. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 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 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Business Information Appointments

Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for individual appointments up to an hour with a librarian trained in business reference and market research. Registration is required. Description: We work with entrepreneurs at all stages of business development to find information and data for planning a business or operating a current business. The Library has print and digital resources which can help you with many kinds of business questions including: • finding industry information • writing a business plan • sizing your market • identifying your customers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please contact the South Park Branch to register. Appointment times are: Jan. 4, 3-6 p.m.; Jan 11, 12-3 p.m. Jan. 18, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 25, 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with us about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Notes: Look for our table in the lobby! Contact: Seattle City Light, 206-684-3000. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration required. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes in length. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 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, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice 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. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes 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 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard 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 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Address: 12501 28th Ave. N.E. 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. 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 206-684-7518. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Translation: 欢迎参加一对一中文电脑指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。本活动费用全免。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Seattle Times Presents: 2016 Pictures of the Year

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Times photo editors and photojournalists for the 2016 Pictures of the Year, highlighting photographs and video that have made headlines in 2016. Description: Take a close look at events from the past year that helped shape the Pacific Northwest region. Award-winning staff from The Seattle Times will present a slideshow of photographs from 2016 and discuss the story behind each image. Audience members can enter a free drawing to win a keepsake 2016 print from The Seattle Times. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and presented in partnership with The Seattle Times. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, January 27, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 27, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Book Description: Famed aviator and racehorse trainer Beryl Markham is only one of the subjects of this captivating novel. The other is Kenya, the country that formed the independent woman Markham became. View in Catalog: "Circling the Sun" by Paula McLain. Next Month's Title: "Wave" by Sonali Deraniyagala. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Design Lecture Series – Saki Mafundikwa

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join designer and educator Saki Mafundikwa for a free lecture as part of the Civilization Design Lecture Series. Description: As the founder of Zimbabwe’s first school of graphic design and the author of Afrikan Alphabets, Mafundikwa has influenced typography and graphic design all around the world. When finding your inspiration Mafundikwa advocates staying true to your culture, your environment, and your history. Free tickets will be available at Noon on January 12th, 2017, at www.designlectur.es. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Free tickets will be available at Noon on January 12th, 2017, at www.designlectur.es. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

García Márquez y “pongamos más uso de razón en los acentos escritos”

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Piérdale el miedo a la tilde. De manera dinámica e interactiva aprenda a acentuar las palabras correctamente. Description: Cantara, cantara, cantara. Si estas palabras le parecen homófonas, le invitamos a que nos acompañe a este taller donde de manera dinámica e interactiva aprenderá a acentuar las palabras correctamente. Lograremos dividir las palabras en sílabas, encontrar la sílaba tónica de las palabras, determinar si necesitan o no un acento gráfico, distinguir los acentos diacríticos en palabras homófonas, perder el miedo a la tilde y entender y discutir ampliamente lo que García Márquez quiso decir con: “pongamos más uso… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: What did García Márquez meant with: “let’s apply reason in written accents”? We will learn in in an interactive and dynamic way how to accentuate words in Spanish correctly. We will divide words in syllables, find the stressed syllable in words, determine if they need a graphic accent, distinguish diacritic accents in homophone words, and learn and discuss what García Márquez meant with: “let’s apply reason in written accents. The way they are, with due respect to purists, they have no logic”. [García Már… Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ v… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Priscilla Long, author of 'Minding the Muse'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Priscilla Long, poet and author of "Minding the Muse" talks about learning from virtuoso artists and other creators. Description: Join us as Priscilla Long, poet, and author of "Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers and Other Dreamers" talks about “Learning from the Greats: A Conversation on the Habits and Strategies of Virtuoso Artists, Writers, and Other Creators.” Long is a Seattle-based writer and poet who has published one poetry book as well as books on history, fiction and creative nonfiction. "Minding the Muse" is the second book by the author dedicated to offering guidance and unraveling the myste… View in Catalog: Works by Priscilla Long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Poet Is In!

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Join Claudia Castro Luna Seattle’s Civic Poet for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city. Description: The Neighborhood We Dream Of: What makes an ideal neighborhood for you? What do you imagine your neighborhood to look like in 5 years? 10 years? Is there anything you wish were different about the place you live in? Let’s talk -– and write -- about our little corner of the map, what is here now and what we imagine it could be. These are low-key sessions. No previous poetry writing experience necessary. Poems are all around us, in tree branches, at the bus stop, in the supermarket checkout line. Every… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

High Point Branch: Re-Opening Celebration

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us in celebrating the grand re-opening of the High Point Branch! Meet the City Librarian, enjoy refreshments, and tour the beautiful new facility. Description: Check out the hundreds of new books, DVDs and CDs for children, teens and adults at the newly re-opened High Point Branch! Refreshments will be served, and City Librarian Marcellus Turner will deliver brief remarks at 1:30 p.m. Improvements include: - reconfigured holds, teen and children's areas - additional seating and power in seating areas and at tables - technology and sound quality enhancements in the meeting room. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'Katya Kabanova'

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Janáček’s “Katya Kabanova.”. Description: Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Janáček’s captivating drama “Katya Kabanova.” In this romantic tragedy overflowing with immediately accessible, powerfully original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, the celebrated Czech composer weaves a dreamlike, visceral story of isolation and provincial oppression. Sheltered Katya longs to be free of her dull arranged marriage and dreary home life. Recently awakened to true love, she remains dominated by a monstrous mother-in-law. Can Kat… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Ballard Free Sunday Movie presents: 'Jungle Book' (2016)

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free Sunday movie each month at Ballard Library. Free movies and popcorn. Everyone welcome. Description: This month's movie: "Jungle Book" (2016), directed by Jon Favreau, is an epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 1 hr 51 min. View in Catalog: "Jungle Book". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Residencies Revealed: Writers and Programs Tell All

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Retreat directors and writers share inside tips for applying for and attending writing residencies and retreats. Description: Join us for a two-part discussion where we'll hear about what residencies offer writers. First, administrators from retreat and residency programs offer insight into the application process and answer some common questions. Then listen to local writers share from their experiences choosing, applying to, and attending residencies at regional and further-flung programs. This program is part of our Seattle Writes series and is presented in partnership with Mineral School, Till and Hugo House. For more info… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7 for all day. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-writes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, January 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, January 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Computadoras en español

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: ¿Necesita ayuda personal con las computadoras o en la búsqueda de información? Venga a nuestras clases de computadoras y obtenga respuestas a sus preguntas. Description: Los tópicos pueden incluir: 1. Catálogo de la biblioteca 2. Libros electrónicos y audio libros 3. Computación básica, iPads. 4. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest 5. Obtener una cuenta de correo electrónico 6. Uso de Microsoft Word, etc. Notes: Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. La inscripción no es necesaria. Para obtener más información llame al 206-684-0849 ó en persona en la mesa de referencia del 1er. piso. Translation: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 30, 2017, 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, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 30, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Construction Improvements Open House

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend an open house to learn about interior improvements planned for the Greenwood Branch. Description: The Greenwood Branch is tentatively set to temporarily close in mid-February for refurbishing. Patrons are invited to learn more about the improvements at an open house at the branch. City Librarian Marcellus Turner and other Library staff members will be on hand to answer questions and explain alternate services. The refurbished branch is expected to reopen in early spring. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 30, 2017, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cyber Security Workshop

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a workshop on cyber security with David Golightly. Registration is required. Description: More and more of our lives and connection to community depends on our digital presence, yet in our present moment our information is also at its most vulnerable to hackers and beyond. Learn how to protect yourself and your community from unwanted harassment and identity theft, and learn how to safely do community building when working with community members who may be over-surveilled or have their civil liberties threatened. No technical experience is required. Bring your devices and your questions! Davi… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration opens 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, and closes at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, January 30, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Fremont 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 206-233-2669. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by calling or visiting the branch. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Magnolia 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 206-386-4225 x 3. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 PM – 9:00 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 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books: A No-Pressure Book Group

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: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of friendly readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book and to connect with other readers in the community during your lunch break. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Brown bag lunches welcome. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 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 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Hot Topics: Coping with limitations

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Description: Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues. The group will select topics, which may include issues such as education, health care, benefit programs, hospice, palliative care, immigration, gun control, transportation and housing. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with us about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Notes: Look for our table in the lobby! Contact: Seattle City Light, 206-684-3000. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration required. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. 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 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for 45 minutes in length. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 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 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop in Games and Craft

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an afternoon of games and a craft. Description: We'll have a variety of board games and coloring sheets out as well as a craft. Feel free to bring your own board games to play with others as well. For all ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Movie Matinee: 'Zootopia'

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free family movie matinee at the Southwest Branch. Snacks provided. Everyone welcome. Description: Zootopia is a city like no other that is comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 1 hour 48 minutes. View in Catalog: "Zootopia". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 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, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice 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. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes 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 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard 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 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Address: 12501 28th Ave. N.E. 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. 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 206-684-7518. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Translation: 欢迎参加一对一中文电脑指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。本活动费用全免。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Harry Potter Book Night

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate all things Harry Potter. Share a magical evening of games and activities. All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged! Description: Calling all Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Children young and old... Consider this your Owl Post invitation to a night of magical activities, games and stories that celebrate the world of Harry Potter. Wear your house colors, dress robes, or get in character with your own take on a wizarding costume. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, February 3, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, February 3, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, February 3, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, February 3, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Friday, February 3, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Activist Poetics

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Explore how activist poetics move fluidly between digital activism, experimental writing and performance, and new media practices. This event will have live performance. Description: The symposium Activist Poetics examines notions of activist poiesis and activist poetics to investigate the intersections between digital activism, contemporary experimental writing and performance, and new media practices. This symposium includes a public performance shaped by the engagements of our participants. #Blacklivesmatter, #sayhername, #blacktranslivesmatter: these hashtags are incantations, poetic phrases used to mobilize social movements through digital networks. Recent years have seen a seri… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are offering free tax help at Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch 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. Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are offering free tax help at Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals by appointment at this location. Visit or call the branch 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. Drop-in tax help at this location is offered only… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help at Solid Ground

Tax Help Where: non-library location. Address: Solid Ground 1501 N. 45th St. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Escritura creativa y Crítica Interna

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Aprende como manejar la crítica interna y los bloqueos creativos a través de ejercicios prácticos. Description: Aprende como manejar la crítica interna y los bloqueos creativos a través de ejercicios prácticos. Accede la libertad de escribir y jugar con las palabras. Los ejercicios son aplicables a todos los géneros y estilos. Class Notes: Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos son bienvenidos. No es necesario inscribirse. Translation: Creative writing and the inner critic Learn how to manage your inner critic and the creative blocks though hands-on exercises. Access the freedom to write and play with words. Exercises can be applied to all genres and styles. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ v… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Poet Is In!

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Join Claudia Castro Luna Seattle’s Civic Poet for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city. Description: The Neighborhood We Dream Of: What makes an ideal neighborhood for you? What do you imagine your neighborhood to look like in 5 years? 10 years? Is there anything you wish were different about the place you live in? Let’s talk -– and write -- about our little corner of the map, what is here now and what we imagine it could be. These are low-key sessions. No previous poetry writing experience necessary. Poems are all around us, in tree branches, at the bus stop, in the supermarket checkout line. Every… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'Katya Kabanova'

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera's upcoming production of Janáček’s “Katya Kabanova.”. Description: Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Janáček’s captivating drama “Katya Kabanova.” In this romantic tragedy overflowing with immediately accessible, powerfully original music inspired by Slavic folk songs, the celebrated Czech composer weaves a dreamlike, visceral story of isolation and provincial oppression. Sheltered Katya longs to be free of her dull arranged marriage and dreary home life. Recently awakened to true love, she remains dominated by a monstrous mother-in-law. Can Kat… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, February 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, February 6, 2017, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help: Assisted Self-Preparation

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County 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. Tax Help Description: At the self-service tax prep lab, an IRS certified volunteer will be available to help answer questions as needed and you will file your own taxes online using www.myfreetaxes.com. This is a good option for someone who is comfortable utilizing an online platform independently but would like the option to ask questions as needed. You must earn $64,000 or less annually and have a valid email address to use this service. This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, February 6, 2017, 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 Blameless," by Jeffrey Ford. 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 Blameless," by Jeffrey Ford. “Dear Tom and Helen, we hope that you will be able to attend our daughter Grace’s Spring Exorcism. Punch and finger sandwiches provided.”. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, February 6, 2017, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, February 6, 2017, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. 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. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Monday, February 6, 2017, 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, February 6, 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time - Learn English

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt, Soomaali. Talk Time Summary: Free English conversation practice. All levels. No registration. 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. Sida Ingiriiska loogu hadlo oo lacag lac’aan ah. Diiwaangelinta ma leh. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.