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Short-Term to Two-Year College Training Programs

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area -- including how to pay for your classes. Description: At this workshop, you will learn about: - Finding your next career path - In-demand careers related to each training - Funding resources - Campus support services for professional & technical training - Campus support services for your employment needs You'll also learn what services The Seattle Public Library offers to assist with your educational needs. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Short-Term to Two-Year College Training Programs

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area -- including how to pay for your classes. Description: At this workshop, you will learn about: - Medical office professions - Computing technology - Engineering graphics and design technology - Aviation maintenance and aerospace composites - Access to childcare and additional resources while in school You'll also learn what services The Seattle Public Library offers to assist with your educational needs. 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. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Customer Appreciation Discount Day

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - FriendShop. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop at the Central Library appreciates its customers with a monthly discount day of 15% off every first Thursday. Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library operate a gift shop on Level 3 of the Central Library. All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Service items are excluded from the discount. More...: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/cen-floor-by-floor-highlights/cen-friendshop. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Cooks: South Lake Union Pike Place Express Market

Where: non-library location. Address: South Lake Union Express Market 410 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109 On the Amazon Campus. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Browse the market specials, watch express demonstrations, try a sample, then check out a cookbook! Description: Watch Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrate various recipes, then taste the results and get answers to your questions. The Seattle Public Library will have a range of books, available for check out right in the market, to inspire both novice and experienced cooks. From June through November, Seattle Cooks takes cooking demonstrations and tailored cookbook collections to community events around the city. Learn about cooking and canning with seasonal produce, as well as pairing food with wine… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program series is supported by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and presented in partnership with the Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College and Pike Place Market. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-cooks. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free Health Care Counseling Session

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free health care counseling in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Description: 您是否對您的醫療保險項目有任何問題? 我們的諮詢員將於我們的諮詢員將於 (星期四)召開一對一的諮詢會 諮詢員可以說國語、粵語、越南語和英語。 無需預約,歡迎隨時前來參加! 題目可以包括:  - 醫療保險項目  - 醫療帳單  - 聯邦醫療保險、醫療補助 或基本醫療保險  - 私人保險的問題  - 有關支付醫療保險費的其他問題. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Do you have questions about your health care options? A counselor who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English will be available for one-on-one meetings on the first Thursday of the month. No appointment required, drop-in only! Topics can include: - Health care options - Medical billing - Medicare, Medicaid or Basic Health - Issues with private insurance - Other issues related to paying for health care. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Your Business – Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas. The semin… View in Catalog: "Making the Jump" by Jeff Levy. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so please register for your tickets now. This event is cosponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Beginning Your Family History Research

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Interested in finding out who your ancestors were and what they did? Description: An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area will be presented by Mahina Oshie, Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To register, send an email using Ask A Librarian, or call 206-386-4636 and ask for the genealogy desk. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preparando tus obras para la publicación (Preparing your work for publication)

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Después de haber escrito y desarrollado su libro, es el momento de dar el siguiente paso: la publicación. Aprenda acerca de la edición de libros, incluyendo las opciones de auto-publicación. Description: Una vez que haya editado su libro, el proceso de creación ha terminado y es hora de lanzar su arte al ámbito literario. Encuentre los personajes secundarios: un agente literario para su manuscrito, una editorial que quiera publicar su libro, y un publicista que le ayudará a vender el libro. En este taller discutiremos: - El camino a la publicación - Como entender y trabajar con la burocracia del mundo editorial - Opciones para los autores, incluyendo la auto-publicación. Notes: Los eventos y programas de la Biblioteca son gratuitos. La inscripción no es necesaria. Puede participar en un taller en particular, o en la serie completa. Más información en el 206-684-0849. (Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. For more information call 206-684-0849). Translation: After you've written and developed your book, it's time to take the next step: publication. Learn about book publishing, including self-publishing options. Once you've edited your book, the creation process is over and it's time to throw your art in the literary arena. Cue the supporting cast: a literary agent who wants to find a house for your manuscript, a publisher who wants to publish your book, and a publicist who will help you and the editor sell the book. In this workshop, you'll discuss: -… Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Moon Cake Day (Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration)

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a child-friendly cultural experience of the Moon Festival, a mid-autumn festival celebration held in China and Vietnam. Description: Enjoy short stories, moon cakes, a craft and more. Traditional dress is encouraged. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Earthquake Home Retrofit Workshop

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to evaluate your home to determine if it qualifies for the City of Seattle's standard earthquake retrofitting plan.Registration is required. Description: Experienced home retrofit instructors will instruct you on what tools are needed, some building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process. This introductory class provides information on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation (especially for houses built before 1980). The class is designed for all homeowners, whether you're planning to do the work yourself or hire a qualified contractor. Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development. To find other Earthquake Home Retrofit workshops at the Library, click here. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snap@seattle.gov or 206-233-5076. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Steve Griggs Ensemble - A Cup of Joe Brazil

Where: University Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Songs of Unsung Seattle - Enjoy narrated, original jazz music highlighting jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil's community development through music. Description: The Steve Griggs Ensemble's Songs of Unsung Seattle is a jazz residency consisting of a series of performances. The Ensemble presents "A Cup of Joe Brazil," an original narration and music program about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil’s community development through music in the face of civil rights injustice during the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Griggs is a Seattle-based jazz saxophonist and composer. View in Catalog: Related resources for “Cup of Joe Brazil”. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Richard Flanagan reads from 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Award-winning Australian author Richard Flanagan reads from his Booker Prize-nominated novel "The Narrow Road to the Deep North.". Description: The novel is about a flawed war hero and survivor of the infamous Death Railway POW camp in World War II Burma. It tells a story of love, death and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, guilt and transcendence. View in Catalog: "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with the University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Cooks: South Lake Union Pike Place Express Market

Where: non-library location. Address: South Lake Union Express Market 410 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109 On the Amazon Campus. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Browse the market specials, watch express demonstrations, try a sample, then check out a cookbook! Description: Watch Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrate various recipes, then taste the results and get answers to your questions. The Seattle Public Library will have a range of books, available for check out right in the market, to inspire both novice and experienced cooks. From June through November, Seattle Cooks takes cooking demonstrations and tailored cookbook collections to community events around the city. Learn about cooking and canning with seasonal produce, as well as pairing food with wine… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program series is supported by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and presented in partnership with the Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College and Pike Place Market. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-cooks. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Banned Books: Which and Why?

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hot Topics for Seniors (And Senior Wannabees!) presents a discussion on "Banned Books: Which & Why?". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This discussion series is sponsored by Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, Northwest Center for Creative Aging and the Green Lake Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 299th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Brent Schaeffer, Eli Briskin and Amanda Baker-Patterson, with a short lecture by Esther Alschul Helfgott on the Writer's Craft. Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Book Sale: Members-Only Preview Night at Warren G. Magnuson Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 12-14. Get a sneak-peek at all the items before the sale opens tomorrow -- join the Friends and come to this member-only preview night! Description: Friends of The Seattle Public Library members will be able to purchase up to 25 items at the member only sale. New memberships are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. The members-only preview sale will be scanner free this year. No scanners, cell phones or any other electronic devices used to seek information about books are allowed during this time. The sale will include thousands of items and feature a large selection of hardback, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult books, as… Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Friday, September 12, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Book Sale at Warren G. Magnuson Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 12-14. Description: The sale will include thousands of items and feature a large selection of hardback, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult books, as well as CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. Prices will range from $1 to $3. The sale will include a “rare and collectibles” section, but not a "better books" section -- all "better books" will be at the Nov. 15 holiday sale at North Seattle Community College. Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Frames in Motion

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This program examines how frame rates in film and video impact us physiologically. Description: Why do different frame rates in film and video have such varied effects on our perception? Is this a learned response to our cinematic language system, or is there something more primal happening on a physiological level that influences these strange sensations? This lecture will use a series of film clips to illustrate how our emotional responses to varied frame rates are linked to language, psychology and physiology. Presented by Tiffany Laine De Mott, Cornish College of the Arts. Presented as part of… Notes: NOTE: This program contains sensitive material. It is not appropriate for children under 17. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Public Space in Motion: Perspectives on Change

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hear from Seattle leaders on the ways public space in Seattle has changed and where we go from here. Moderated by Barbara Gray, SDOT. Description: Over the last 40 years, there have been both progressive and more parochial perspectives on the use of public space in Seattle. Regardless of the viewpoint, there’s one constant: change. The growth of our city has resulted in change for neighborhoods, sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly. Across a range of projects and policies—Freeway Park, Green Streets, increased residential density, new modes of transportation and more active uses of public space—people have done the heavy lifting necessary to manage… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Freeboards: Analog Interaction and Public Messaging

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Designer, artist and educator Dan Shafer will present his project "freeboards" and other work. Description: Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Engage with Seattle's design luminaries and community leaders in this unique mixing of disciplines and intersecting fields as they gather to unpack the Festival theme, "Design in Motion.". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Seattle: A City in Motion

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle is a fast growing city. Get up to speed on the latest city planning projects, including Seattle 2035. Hosted by City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development, City Planning Division. Description: In 2013, Seattle was the fastest-growing large city in America, but it didn’t just top other cities: Seattle also grew at twice the rate of suburbs. The City Planning Division works with elected officials and communities to plan our growing city, and at the top of their agenda is Seattle 2035. This 20-year comprehensive plan is getting an update in order to accommodate the anticipated arrival of 120,000 more people and 115,000 more jobs during the next two decades. Find out more about this important projec… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Digital Objects in Motion

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discussion of our need and adaptation for digital objects (phones, tablets, etc.) in environments. Moderated by Julie Meyers, Cornish College of the Arts. Description: Why are we so engaged with digital objects that we lose awareness of our social actions and environments? Has your cell phone been a topic within your relationship? Many are wondering about the effects of emails, games and texting as a primary means to connect. In this session, a selected group of panelists ranging from an interior architect, information system designer, psychologist and social anthropologist will discuss such objects and their meaning. Are these devices shifting our wellness and social in… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Cornish Students Visualize the History of Motion Design

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Cornish design students share their historical research of Early 2D Animation, Role Playing Games and the Evolution of Styles in Sci-Fi TV using ChronoZoom. Hosted by Cornish College of the Arts. Description: Design students at Cornish College of the Arts study the century-long history of motion graphic design, tracing the converging influences of avant garde film, graphic design, animation and media technology innovation. They each choose a design history topic to research as part of their coursework. Through a unique partnership with Microsoft Research, students use the dynamic, open source platform, ChronoZoom, to create interactive timelines and share their research. They also provide critical feedback to Mi… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Data Visualization for Designers

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An introduction to data visualization techniques using Processing for visual designers. Participants should have basic knowledge of Processing. Registration is required. Description: In this workshop, Christian Marc Schmidt will introduce participants to data visualization techniques using Processing, a programming language for visual artists and designers. Participants should have basic knowledge of Processing and an understanding of variables, loops, conditionals functions and arrays. The workshop will include a refresher of objects and classes and object arrays before moving into methods and techniques for visualizing data, from loading a static file and parsing data to setting up a… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Trajectories, Cycles, Data and Narratives

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Information Aesthetics in Landscape Architecture as a Means of Navigating Time and Scale. Description: From satellite images to highly sophisticated data sets, the burgeoning volumes and availability of place-based information are shaping the aesthetics of our age and giving us new ways of navigating and experiencing our world. But how does what we see on our screens and hear with our headphones translate to the full sensory experience of being outdoors? Can information aesthetics enrich place-making by heightening our awareness of processes, place, time and scale? From park(ing) days to public parks, Ann M… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Design for Social Mobility: Architects Without Borders

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: How can design(ers) advance social mobility? Join Architects Without Borders-Seattle to learn from their local projects. Description: Join Architects Without Borders to learn and dialogue more intimately about the import—and process—of design as a vehicle for social engagement and mobility. This session will focus on specific projects that Architects Without Borders—Seattle has completed over its recent history, notably in Seattle’s Chinatown International District and South Seattle. Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Engage with Seattle's design luminaries and community leaders in this unique mixing of disciplines and… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://designinpublic.org/program/seattle-design-festival/. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

eSe Teatro presents 'Don Quixote & Sancho Panza, Homeless in Seattle'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: The event performance will feature a 30-minute excerpt of the play, followed by a post-performance discussion, "Dialogue on Dignity.". Description: eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage presents a 30 minute excerpt from their latest mainstage production, "Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Homeless in Seattle" by Rose Cano, directed by David Quicksall. This bilingual adaptation of the Spanish novel "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is performed by local artists and runs September 12-28 at ACT Theatre. Using humor, the play borrows the iconic characters from Cervantes’ 17th century classic novel to… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is made possible by the Washington States Arts Commission, the National Endowment of the Arts and Shunpike. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Short Story Symbolism

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn to identify the themes of your short stories and build them using symbolism subtly. Registration is required. Description: This workshop starts with a scavenger hunt (inside the library) to find symbols and thematic content within your stories. In groups, participants follow a short series of instructions that lead them to a line in a book, a place on a map, or a headline from an old newspaper as the prompt for the writing exercise. Generate new material, workshop, and examine texts that use symbolism masterfully. Chelsea Werner-Jatzke received her MFA from Goddard College, was a 2013 Jack Straw Writer, and is a 2014 EDGE A… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

When Tactical Urbanism Grows Up

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: City staff embracing "tactical urbanism"? How did that happen? And where does design fit today? Presented by SDOT and SvR Design Company. Description: Now that tactical urbanism has a second edition “guidebook,” it’s safe to say that guerrilla placemaking isn’t a passing fad. Even city governments are on the bandwagon, building programs that institutionalize tactical approaches to remaking and activating the public realm. Seattle’s new Public Space Management Program includes 40+ initiatives, from parklets to block parties to alley redesign, making the right-of-way a place to be instead of just a pass-through. You’ll hear about partnerships between city s… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Design for Social Mobility: Architects Without Borders

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: How can design(ers) advance social mobility? Join Architects Without Borders to learn from their international projects. Description: Join AWB to learn and dialogue more intimately about the importance—and process—of design as a vehicle for social engagement and mobility. This session will focus on specific projects that Architects Without Borders—Seattle has completed over its recent history, notably in Peru and Nepal. Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Engage with Seattle's design luminaries and community leaders in this unique mixing of disciplines and intersecting fields as they gather to unpack the Festival theme,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Designing for Flight

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The impact of design in motion; how and why we design for flight. Moderated by Cameron Campbell, Teague College of the Arts, and Julie Meyers, Cornish College of the Arts. Description: Think about your last flight on an airplane. If you were lucky enough to snag a window seat, you may think of the wallcovering rubbed against your elbow or the way the lighting overhead kept you from sleeping on that red-eye to Boston. Everything you touched was the result of carefully considered decisions where experiential value was weighed against the engineered constraint of a functioning capsule environment. As we explore new paradigms in capsule design, our panel will discuss the challenges and opport… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hear local writers read at PoetsWest, a monthly poetry series featuring an open mic and selected author readings. Description: This month, Reader's Choice features readings by Pongo writing mentors. Pongo Teen Writing is a Seattle non-profit that teaches poetry to teens who are leading difficult lives. An open mic will follow the featured readers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. PoetsWest meets regularly on the second Saturday of the month at the Green Lake Branch. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Shoreline Street Ends: Recapturing Small Spaces

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Shoreline street ends are special sites that present unique design opportunities and challenges. Learn how SDOT is approaching these sites and identifying the opportunities they hold. Description: Shoreline street ends are places of movement and also places of rest. They are spaces where the always-moving water meets the land and spaces where public and private sometimes clash. There are 149 designated shoreline street ends in Seattle, and each one is unique. Learn how SDOT’s Public Space Management Program is approaching these sites and identifying the opportunities they hold for public access, views, ecological restoration and communitybuilding. This session is designed to complement the hands… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Design in Motion: Design for Positive Change

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: How can we as a society use design to influence and encourage human behaviors that will positively impact our future? Presented by Masuma Henry, Arefact. Description: How can we as a society use design to influence and encourage human behaviors that will positively impact our future? While this is a clear opportunity area for designers, architects and city planners alike to shape the products we use and the cities we live in, it is also a responsibility shared by all who push for ongoing innovation in their communities. In this session, Masuma Henry, executive director of Arefact, a local, leading technology design and innovation firm, will outline how outcome-focused th… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Book Sale at Warren G. Magnuson Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 12-14. All items will be 50% off on Sunday. Description: The sale will include thousands of items and feature a large selection of hardback, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and young adult books, as well as CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. Prices will range from $1 to $3. The sale will include a "rare and collectibles" section, but not a "better books" section -- all "better books" will be at the Nov. 15 holiday sale at North Seattle Community College. Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Little Free Library Exhibition

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - SirsiDynix Gallery. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: View the entries to the "Libraries on the Loose Design/Build Competition" in which teams were asked to design, build and steward a Little Free Library prototype in neighborhoods around Seattle. Description: The afternoon will bring together presenters from across the design community to explore the ways in which design can uniquely lead, the ways in which design leadership has evolved, the ways in which we foster a culture of leadership within our community, and the rich set of opportunities ahead, focusing on members of our community that are leading design in unique, powerful, wonderful ways. Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Engage with Seattle's design luminaries and community leaders i… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Architecture Infrastructure for Social Mobility

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A lecture and discussion challenging design to facilitate and advance the social mobility of a community. Description: Join us for a lecture and discussion focused on the ability of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning strategies to facilitate and advance social mobility of a community. Our invited panel will include both local and nationally experienced design professionals focused on exploring new paradigms and approaches to advance empowerment and social change within historically underserved or overlooked communities. Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival. Engage with Seattle's design l… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Community Mobility & Universal Design

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore mobility challenges and design that are appealing, equitable, flexible and intuitive for all. Description: Quite literally, this program explores the intersection of design and motion and how the network of transportation services can be designed to enhance travel from origin to destination. Universal Design principles promote systems that are aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age, ability or status in life. From transportation services to complete streets, planners, designers and community activists will learn how Universal Design principles can address the mobility… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Drawing on Life

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: In this film focusing on drawing as thinking, the international premier of "Drawing on Life" follows eight Irish architects into their sketchbooks. Description: Hand drawing still has an almost primeval power to capture ideas and to allow designers to communicate the rawness and energy of their imagination in a complex and frenetic digital world. Drawing on Life is a film that follows eight Irish architects in their studios and the places where they like to draw offering glimpses into why and how these architects continue to draw by hand. Screening followed by a community discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers. Presented as part of 2014 Seattle Design Festival.… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Robin Williams Tribute Film Series: Aladdin

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us in celebrating the life and work of comedic genius Robin Williams. The Northgate branch will be showing a wide range of his films, there’s sure to be something you will love. Description: Aladdin, a street urchin, accidentally meets Princess Jasmine, who is in the city undercover. They love each other, but she can only marry a prince. - IMDb Director: Ron Clements, John Musker Country: USA Language: English Year: 1992 Length: 90 minutes Rating: G. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachael Bohn. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Critical Collaboration - Working Better Together

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A rapid-fire charette where designers will experiment with working together on solving Aurora Avenue design issues before the clock runs out! Description: This program showcases the power and challenge of collaborative design’s union of many moving parts, disciplines and experiences. To address the complexity of today’s problems, the collaborative team must be greater than the sum of its parts. Yet molding designers, engineers, members of the public and other constituents into one smoothly functioning team is no small task. This program recognizes these difficulties and offers participants an opportunity to play at design. Building on last winter’s Design Lab… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

CANCELED - Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Steve Griggs Ensemble - Panama Hotel Jazz

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Songs of Unsung Seattle - Enjoy narrated, original jazz music on how Japanese Americans endured injustice during WWII. Description: The Steve Griggs Ensemble's Songs of Unsung Seattle is a jazz residency consisting of a series of performances. The Ensemble performs "Panama Hotel Jazz," which narrates Seattle's history of immigration, discrimination and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Steve Griggs is a Seattle-based jazz saxophonist and composer. View in Catalog: Related resources for “Panama Hotel Jazz”. 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova, that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Pecha Kucha vol. 57 - Designing Leadership

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore the ways in which design can uniquely lead, the ways in which design leadership has evolved, the ways in which we foster a culture of leadership within our community. Description: From the physical world to digital space, from culture to community, design and leadership are inextricably linked, forming a complex, generative relationship that frames the ways in which we relate to each other and give shape to our world. Pecha Kucha Seattle, in collaboration with Design in Public, is thrilled to present PKN SEA vol. 57: Designing Leadership. The evening will bring together presenters from across the design community to explore the ways in which design can uniquely lead, the ways in whic… 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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit designinpublic.org.

Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Truth or Consequences" by Carole Nelson Douglas. 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: "Truth or Consequences" by Carole Nelson Douglas Miss Purdy had always been the safest of drivers, but the white sand desert was so vast and strange... was that a hitchhiker up ahead? 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 11:45 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Thrilling Tales is presented by The Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 15, 2014, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

A Conversation with Award-Winning Authors Daniel James Brown and David Laskin

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn moderates a conversation with Daniel James Brown, author of “The Boys in the Boat,” and David Laskin, author of “The Family”. Description: Brown’s “The Boys in the Boat” tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans at the Berlin Olympics. Laskin’s “The Family” traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author’s 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the… View in Catalog: "The Boys in the Boat" and "The Family". Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've got a plan, you've got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

School Your Parents

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Show your parents how the Library can help you succeed in school and have a great school year! Description: At School Your Parents night, you'll discover a wealth of Library resources for parents, caregivers and students. - Explore Library resources that help with school assignments - Meet our super Homework Help volunteers - Take part in a fun scavenger hunt - Enjoy refreshments and prizes! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Laila Lalami reads from her new novel 'The Moor’s Account'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: “The Moor’s Account” is the imagined memoir of the first black explorer of America -- an educated slave and Moroccan Muslim who was left out of the history books. Description: In 1527, Panfilo de Narvaez sailed from Spain with a crew of 500, intending to claim for the Spanish crown what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States. But the expedition met with storms, disease, starvation, hostile natives, and within a year there were only four survivors, including the young explorer Andres Dorantes and his slave, Estebanico. After six years of enslavement by Native Americans, the four men escaped and wandered through what is now Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Lalami ca… View in Catalog: "The Moore's Account" by Laila Lalami. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Seattle Cooks: South Lake Union Pike Place Express Market

Where: non-library location. Address: South Lake Union Express Market 410 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98109 On the Amazon Campus. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Browse the market specials, watch express demonstrations, try a sample, then check out a cookbook! Description: Watch Seattle Culinary Academy students demonstrate various recipes, then taste the results and get answers to your questions. The Seattle Public Library will have a range of books, available for check out right in the market, to inspire both novice and experienced cooks. From June through November, Seattle Cooks takes cooking demonstrations and tailored cookbook collections to community events around the city. Learn about cooking and canning with seasonal produce, as well as pairing food with wine… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program series is supported by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and presented in partnership with the Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College and Pike Place Market. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-cooks. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Easy Fermenting: Why, How and Where to Begin

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about fermenting vegetables with a certified instructor at the Lake City Farmers Market and the Lake City Library. Description: Fermented foods are pungent, probiotic powerhouses, and are quick and easy to prepare. A Seattle Tilth-certified instructor, Ellie Cohan will demonstrate how immensely fun, satisfying and safe it is to create fermented veggies in your own kitchen. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Ballard Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Description: Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Celebrate Seattle’s Favorite Poems with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Town Hall | 1119 Eighth Ave. (8th & Seneca) Seattle WA 98101. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate beloved poems with other local poetry lovers. Seattle’s Favorite Poems will bring together local luminaries, poets, and community members for an evening of everyone’s favorite poems. Description: Featured readers include Robert Pinsky, Seattle poet Heather McHugh; filmmaker Lynn Shelton; and Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera's General Director. Hosted by KUOW's Marcie Sillman, the evening will also feature community members reading their chosen poems. Initiated in 1999, Seattle's Favorite Poems was inspired by the Favorite Poem Project, Robert Pinsky's initiative as 39th Poet Laureate of the United States. It celebrates poetry's role in the lives of the people of Seattle. View in Catalog: Works by Robert Pinsky. Notes: This event is free and everyone is welcome. Tickets and reservations are not necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main Convention Center garage, two blocks north of Town Hall, with voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff. This event is presented by the Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library, Hugo House, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Arts & Lectures, and Town Hall Seattle. It is supported by The S… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Sound Cycling: Basic Bike Maintenance

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Is fear of a flat keeping you from riding? Bring in your bike to get expert advice and gain hands on experience with basic bike maintenance. Description: Get an overview of basic bike parts and learn some easy essentials, like fixing a flat or adjusting and maintaining your brakes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with RideSavvy. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to ride more but find that life gets in the way? Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. Description: Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. From lights to foul weather gear, we’ll cover your questions and more. This workshop will be tailored by survey responses from the Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking info fairs in April. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with RideSavvy. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've got a plan, you've got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Banned Book Films: 'Bless Me Ultima'

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Banned Books Movie screening followed by a short discussion at the Beacon Hill Branch. We will be showing "Bless Me Ultima.". Description: This adaptation of Rudolfo Anaya's controversial novel is about a young boy and the enigmatic healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. New Mexico: the early forties. As the entire world is plunged into war for a second time, Antonio Márez grapples with the harsh realities all around him. His life is forever changed by the sudden arrival of Ultima, a woman with supernatural healing powers, who has come to his family on a mission of kindness. As Ultima inspires Antonio to question auth… View in Catalog: "Bless Me Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Optional: We encourage you to read the book! Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've got a plan, you've got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

SNAP: Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've got a plan, you've got a kit, you know who to call during emergencies. How about your furry, scaled or feathered friends? We’ll provide tips and resources to make sure your pets stay safe, too. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Voices Up - The Stories of Our Lives

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This workshop explores short nonfiction, personal essays and “flash memoir” with an optional emphasis on LGBTQ writing. Registration is required. Description: Students will be invited to publish their short personal essays on the Shelf Talk blog in conjunction with “Out at the Library” programming. Instructor Ann Teplick is a playwright, poet and young adult author. She has taught with Writers in the Schools (WITS), Hugo House and the Pongo Teen Writing Project, which works with incarcerated and at-risk youth to help them express their thoughts and emotions through the written/spoken word. Teplick has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. Seattle W… View in Catalog: "Podcast" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Steve Griggs Ensemble - A Cup of Joe Brazil

Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Songs of Unsung Seattle - Enjoy narrated, original jazz music highlighting jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil's community development through music. Description: The Steve Griggs Ensemble's Songs of Unsung Seattle is a jazz residency consisting of a series of performances. The Ensemble presents "A Cup of Joe Brazil," an original narration and music program about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil’s community development through music in the face of civil rights injustice during the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Griggs is a Seattle-based jazz saxophonist and composer. View in Catalog: Related resources for “Cup of Joe Brazil”. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Ballet Preview: 'Jewels'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a talk on its 2014–15 season opener, George Balanchine’s “Jewels.”. Description: Enjoy a free lunchtime lecture on the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s season premiere, George Balanchine’s “Jewels.” This three-act ballet, with music by three very different composers, was inspired by the work of jewelry designer Claude Arpels. Each act recalls and celebrates a particular place and period of dance. The hour-long discussion, with audio and video, will be presented by Doug Fullington, PNB’s Educational Programs Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Audience questions and brown bag… View in Catalog: Materials to accompany the 2014-15 PNB preview series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Banned Books Film: 'The Hours'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. Description: In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it. This film showing is part of a week-long celebration of… View in Catalog: "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Banned Books Film: 'Maurice'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A young man struggles through his life with his homosexuality in an England that held such behavior to be illegal and social reprehensible. Description: After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. This film showing is part of a week-long celebration of Banned Books. View in Catalog: "Maurice" by E. M. Forster. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Banned Book Films: 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'

Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Banned Books Movie screening followed by a short discussion at the NewHolly Branch. We will be showing "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.". Description: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl's original book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the t… View in Catalog: "Willy Wonka" by Roald Dahl. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Optional: We encourage you to read the book! Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: What's So Funny? Writing Humor for Kids

Seattle Writes Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This hands-on workshop will examine how to use humor effectively in crafting children's novels. Registration is required. Description: We'll examine the theories of why people find humor in what they do, how child development affects the reader's sense of humor, and how anybody can learn different humor techniques to ease tension, convey character, move a story along, and make readers laugh (in a good way). Before becoming a children's book writer, Instructor Kim Baker worked as a children's crisis counselor and elementary school teacher. Her middle grade novel debut, PICKLE (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children's Publishing) was one… View in Catalog: "PICKLE" by Kim Baker. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Retro Tech Weekend

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and explore our hands-on collection of retro gadgets! Rock out to an LP, spin the dial of a rotary phone and peck out a poem on an old-fashioned typewriter. All ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Banned! Books in Drag

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Neighbours Nightclub 1509 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us at Neighbours Nightclub for a free evening of drag and literature for Banned! Books in Drag hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader! This event is 21 and over. Description: Some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comedians will give performances inspired by their favorite works of literature. Check out our collection of titillating fiction, find your next great read or sit back and enjoy a combination of drag and literature that is too hot to have in a library building! The lineup includes performances from Aleksa Manila, Robbie Turner, La Saveona Hunt, Amora Dior Black, Atasha Manila, Isabella Extynn St. James, Ernie Von Schmaltz, comedian Abbey Drake, DJ Dewey D… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration and tickets are not required. This event is free (but drinks are not) and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Robin Williams Tribute Film Series: Mrs.Doubtfire

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us in celebrating the life and work of comedic genius Robin Williams. The Northgate branch will be showing a wide range of his films, there’s sure to be something you will love. Description: After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. -IMDb. View in Catalog: "Mrs. Doubtfire" starring Robin Williams. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Retro Tech Weekend

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and explore our hands-on collection of retro gadgets! Rock out to an LP, spin the dial of a rotary phone and peck out a poem on an old-fashioned typewriter. All ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Poetry Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for writing and reading exercises, craft lectures on structuring poems and developing sensory language, and suggestions for future poetic engagement. Registration is required. Description: Instructor Janée J. Baugher is the author of two collections of poems, holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and teaches at University of Phoenix in Seattle and Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska. View in Catalog: "Coordinates of Yes" by Janée J. Baugher. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636, or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Steve Griggs Ensemble - Panama Hotel Jazz

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Songs of Unsung Seattle - Enjoy narrated, original jazz music on how Japanese Americans endured injustice during WWII. Description: The Steve Griggs Ensemble's Songs of Unsung Seattle is a jazz residency consisting of a series of performances. The Ensemble performs "Panama Hotel Jazz," which narrates Seattle's history of immigration, discrimination and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Steve Griggs is a Seattle-based jazz saxophonist and composer. View in Catalog: Related resources for “Panama Hotel Jazz”. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Reading of 'How in Heaven’s Name: A Novel of World War Two'

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a reading and discussion of the book "How in Heaven’s Name: A Novel of World War Two" by Cho Chŏngnae with translators Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton. Description: On June 6, 1944, among those captured by American forces on Omaha Beach were soldiers in German Wehrmacht uniforms who had Asian features and spoke a language no one immediately understood. Who were these men and how did they happen to be posted on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day? It turns out they were Korean, and "How in Heaven’s Name" is their story. Cho Chŏngnae is one of Korea’s most important living writers. Born in 1943, he is best known for the 10-volume novel The T’aebaek Mountains (1989), th… View in Catalog: "How in Heaven’s Name: A Novel of World War Two" by Cho Chŏngnae. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing the Picture Book

Seattle Writes Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to write a picture book story for children! Registration is required. Description: This interactive workshop will look at how to create a memorable character, structure your story and examine the trends in publishing a picture book. Instructor Mindy Hardwick holds an MFA in Writing and teaches classes for educators at Seattle Pacific University. Her picture book, "Finders Keepers," is published with MeeGenius as a picture book app. View in Catalog: "Stained Glass Summer" by Mindy Hardwick. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

George Packer presents the 2014 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Town Hall | 1119 Eighth Ave. (8th & Seneca) Seattle WA 98101. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: George Packer discusses his award-winning book “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America,” an unsettling history of the past three decades in the U.S. Description: Packer tells of the new America by journeying through the lives of several Americans, including a son of tobacco farmers who becomes an evangelist for a new economy in the rural South, a factory worker in the Rust Belt trying to survive the collapse of her city, a Washington insider oscillating between political idealism and the lure of organized money, and a Silicon Valley billionaire who arrives at a radical vision of the future. Packer interweaves these stories with sketches of public figures, from Newt… View in Catalog: "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America" by George Packer. Notes: Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. First come, first seated. Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main Convention Center garage, two blocks north of Town Hall, with voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Voices Up: The Story of Our Lives

Seattle Writes Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This workshop explores short nonfiction, personal essays and flash memoir. Registration is required. Description: Instructor Ann Teplick is a playwright, poet and young adult author. She has taught with Writers in the Schools (WITS), Hugo House and the Pongo Teen Writing Project, which works with incarcerated and at-risk youth to help them express their thoughts and emotions through the written/spoken word. Teplick has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. View in Catalog: "Books and Podcast" by Ann Teplick. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Shop the Pop-Up!

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Columbia Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Irish-American novelist Joseph O’Neill reads from his new book “The Dog”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Following a bad break-up with his longtime girlfriend, an unnamed American lawyer leaves New York for Dubai to manage the wealth of a rich Lebanese family. Description: In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, the protagonist struggles with his new position as the “family officer” of the Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the “doghouse,” a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped. “The Dog” has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize. Joseph O’Neill is the author of five books, including “Netherland” (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Gro… View in Catalog: "The Dog" by Joseph O'Neill. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Customer Appreciation Discount Day

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - FriendShop. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop at the Central Library appreciates its customers with a monthly discount day of 15% off every first Thursday. Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library operate a gift shop on Level 3 of the Central Library. All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Service items are excluded from the discount. More...: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/cen-floor-by-floor-highlights/cen-friendshop. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free Health Care Counseling Session

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free health care counseling in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Description: 您是否對您的醫療保險項目有任何問題? 我們的諮詢員將於我們的諮詢員將於 (星期四)召開一對一的諮詢會 諮詢員可以說國語、粵語、越南語和英語。 無需預約,歡迎隨時前來參加! 題目可以包括:  - 醫療保險項目  - 醫療帳單  - 聯邦醫療保險、醫療補助 或基本醫療保險  - 私人保險的問題  - 有關支付醫療保險費的其他問題. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Do you have questions about your health care options? A counselor who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English will be available for one-on-one meetings on the first Thursday of the month. No appointment required, drop-in only! Topics can include: - Health care options - Medical billing - Medicare, Medicaid or Basic Health - Issues with private insurance - Other issues related to paying for health care. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Self-Editing Tips for the Self-Publishing Writer

Seattle Writes Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you think you're done? Join us for a self-editing tips at the Ballard Branch with author and publishing guru, Beth Jusino. All prospective authors are welcome. Description: You've written draft after draft of your manuscript. But is it time to push the "publish" button? Join us to look at the common mistakes that trip up writers, from plotting problems to grammatical gaffes, boring introductions to floundering organization. We’ll talk about ways for you to identify common issues in your own writing at all three traditional levels of editorial review: developmental, copy editing, and proofreading. And we’ll offer tips for when you should seek the support of a writing gr… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is the first of five self-publishing workshops at the Library this fall. Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. To find more writing workshops, click here. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Registration is required. Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Exhibit sign-up and Artwork drop-off for 23rd Artists Showcase

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Artists must drop off their work between October 2nd and October 4th for inclusion in the 23rd Annual Artists Showcase. Description: The 23nd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. 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. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Exhibit sign-up and Artwork drop-off for 23rd Artists Showcase

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Artists must drop off their work between October 2nd and October 4th for inclusion in the 23rd Annual Artists Showcase. Description: The 23nd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists. 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. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Escribiendo cuentos infantiles Parte 1 (Writing stories for children)

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: ¿Le gusta contar y escuchar cuentos para niños? Aprenda a crear sus propios cuentos para niños. Description: Si usted quiere escribir para sus hijos o para un público más amplio, este taller le mostrará las técnicas que le ayudarán a crear cuentos para niños. En la primera parte usted aprenderá cómo: - Identificar a su público - Usar un lenguaje apropiado para su público - Identificar temas que son atractivos para un público joven - Identificar elementos básicos de escritura para niños Este es el primer taller de una serie de dos partes. Notes: Los eventos y programas de la Biblioteca son gratuitos. La inscripción no es necesaria. Puede participar en un taller en particular, o en la serie completa. Más información en el 206-684-0849. (Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. For more information call 206-684-0849.). Translation: Do you enjoy telling and listening to stories for kids? Learn how to create your own stories for children. Whether you want to write for your children or a larger audience, this workshop will show you techniques that will help you create stories for children. In part one of the class you will learn how to: - Identify your audience - Use appropriate language for your audience - Identify themes that are appealing to a young audience - Identify basic lelements of children’s writing This is the fi… Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing Teen Fiction

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Faye G. Allen Children’s Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you working on a young adult (YA) novel? Don’t miss this panel discussion for insight from three published YA authors on the writing and publishing process. Description: Seattle authors Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock and Jennifer Longo discuss writing young adult fiction, finding your voice and reaching teen readers. There will be time for questions from the audience. Kevin Emerson is the author of 12 novels for teen and middle grade readers. His two most recent young adult novels are “Exile” and “The Far Dawn,” the third and final book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is a former elementary science teacher and middle school writing teacher, and has taught for Seattle A… View in Catalog: "Works" by Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock and Jennifer Longo. Notes: Book sales and author signings will follow the moderated discussion and Q&A. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this panel. Doors will open at 10 a.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Earthquake Home Retrofit Workshop

Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to evaluate your home to determine if it qualifies for the City of Seattle's standard earthquake retrofitting plan.Registration is required. Description: Experienced home retrofit instructors will instruct you on what tools are needed, some building techniques, the City’s free plan set and the permit process. This introductory class provides information on how to seismically secure your home to its foundation (especially for houses built before 1980). The class is designed for all homeowners, whether you're planning to do the work yourself or hire a qualified contractor. Notes: Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 206‐233‐5076. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development. To find other Earthquake Home Retrofit workshops at the Library, click here. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, snap@seattle.gov or 206-233-5076. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Robin Williams Tribute Film Series: Patch Adams

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us in celebrating the life and work of comedic genius Robin Williams. The Northgate branch will be showing a wide range of his films, there’s sure to be something you will love. Description: A medical student in the 70's treats patients, illegally, using humor. -IMDb. View in Catalog: "Patch Adams" starring Robin Williams. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Banned Book Films: 'Their Eyes Were Watching God'

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Banned Books Movie screening followed by a short discussion at the Rainier Beach Branch. We will be showing "Their Eyes Were Watching God.". Description: This film is adapted from Zora Neale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Covering the first thirty years of the 20th century, the film is set in Eatonville, FL, a largely African American community and the home of free-spirited Janie Crawford. Forced into marriage with a much older and much wealthier man at age sixteen, Janie endures both this unhappy union and a second equally dismal marriage, trapped not only by the bonds of matrimony, but also by the rigid patriarchal society of the period. H… View in Catalog: "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Optional: We encourage you to read the book! Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Opening Reception for 23rd Artists Showcase

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: As part of the 23rd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, meet your creative neighbors and see their art on display at the Library! Description: This reception is a chance to discuss art with the artists in a low-key, friendly setting. Artists participating in the Showcase are encouraged to attend the reception. Coffee and dessert will be served at the reception. The 23rd Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists. Art work by Southwest community members will be on display at the Southw… 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. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. 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. Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is a classic Victorian chiller: "The Cold Embrace" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 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 Cold Embrace" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon Nothing, not even death itself, would release him from her loving arms. 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 11:45 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Thrilling Tales is presented by The Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Join us for “Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Times for an illustrated talk by Paul Steinle and Sara Brown about their recent book “Practicing Journalism”. Description: “Practicing Journalism” is about the varied reasons that journalists remain dedicated to reporting the news. At a time newspapers are under siege and laying off workers, many newspaper professionals soldier on. Why? At what point in their careers did the power and purpose of journalism captivate them? What happened, and what did they learn? Authors Paul Steinle and Sara Brown, Ph.D. decided to find out, interviewing editors and publishers, face-to-face, across America. Their book features profiles and… View in Catalog: "Practicing Journalism" by Paul Steinle and Sara Brown. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Short-Term to Two-Year College Training Programs

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area -- including how to pay for your classes. Description: At this workshop, you will learn about: - Medical office professions - Computing technology - Engineering graphics and design technology - Aviation maintenance and aerospace composites - Access to childcare and additional resources while in school You'll also learn what services The Seattle Public Library offers to assist with your educational needs. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: How to Turn Your Manuscript Into a Book

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You typed "The End." Now what? Join us for a self-publishing tips at the Capitol Hill Branch with author and publishing guru, Beth Jusino. All prospective authors are welcome. Description: Once the manuscript is written, edited, and proofread, what happens next? This class gets into the nitty-gritty of self-publishing: you'll learn about format decisions -- should you have an e-book? A print book? Both? Learn more about these and other self publishing decisions: DIY e-Book Formatting - Tips and tricks for creating a clean, professional looking e-book design Cover Design - Don’t try this at home. (Or if you’re a DIY artist, follow these guidelines.) Cover Copy - The most importa… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is the second of five self-publishing workshops at the Library this fall. Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. To find more writing workshops, click here. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Estate Planning for Women

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Estate planning seminar for women. Registration is required. Description: Regardless of age or marital status, women, on average, live longer, earn less over their lifetimes and carry more of the family care-taking responsibilities than men. Whether your estate plans include a partner or not, this seminar speaks directly to the sensitive issues women face and the tools available to protect dignity and legacy. Our speaker is Mark Reinhardt, an attorney at Rehberg Law Group, P.S. He focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, and small business formations and transactions. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, please rsvp to foundation@spl.org or call 206-386-4130. Contact Info: Seattle Public Library Foundation 206-386-4130. Contact: Brad Borst. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Registration is required. Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Estate Planning for Women

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Estate planning for women. Registration is required. Description: Regardless of age or marital status, women, on average, live longer, earn less over their lifetimes and carry more of the family care-taking responsibilities than men. Whether your estate plans include a partner or not, this seminar speaks directly to the sensitive issues women face and the tools available to protect dignity and legacy. Our speaker is Mark Reinhardt, an attorney at Rehberg Law Group, P.S. He focuses his practice on estate planning, probate, and small business formations and transactions. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required, please rsvp to foundation@spl.org or 206-386-4130. Contact Info: Seattle Public Library Foundation 206-386-4130. Contact: Brad Borst. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Greenwood Branch welcomes the 300th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Claudia Castro Luna, Erin McCoy and Billie Swift, with a short lecture by Debby Bacharach on the Writer's Craft. Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Note: This month’s presentation is being held at the Greenwood Branch because the Ballard Branch will be closed for an in-service day. 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. Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Charles Johnson and Elisheba Johnson Discuss Emery Jones

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Authors Charles Johnson and Elisheba Johnson discuss their character Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder. Description: Emery, a young African-American science wiz, has a fantastic adventure in time travel and deals with more down to earth issues like bullying. Charles Johnson is author of "Middle Passage," winner of the National Book Award in 1990. View in Catalog: "Bending Time" by Charles Johnson and Elisheba Johnson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Join us for Voyage to “The Origin of Species”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch science and history come alive with “Voyage to ‘The Origin of Species’: Reminiscences of Charles Darwin”. Description: How did Charles Darwin, a failed medical student and unpromising candidate for the priesthood, come to write “The Origin of Species,” one of the most influential books ever published? In this entertaining talk, Darwin himself (with some assistance from evolutionary biologist and lecturer Pepper Trail) will recount how his country childhood, his voyage on The Beagle, and his vibrant circle of friends and colleagues led him, sometimes reluctantly, to the insights that revolutionized our understanding of… Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Poetry Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for writing and reading exercises, craft lectures on structuring poems and developing sensory language, and suggestions for future poetic engagement. Registration is required. Description: Instructor Janée J. Baugher is the author of two collections of poems, holds an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and teaches at University of Phoenix in Seattle and Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska. View in Catalog: "Coordinates of Yes" by Janée J. Baugher. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-286-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hear local writers read at PoetsWest, a monthly poetry series featuring an open mic and selected author readings. Description: This month, Reader's Choice features readings by Maya Ganesan, Lauri Langston and Jed Myers. An open mic will follow the featured readers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. PoetsWest meets regularly on the second Saturday of the month at the Green Lake Branch. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Bernadette Pajer reads from her new mystery 'The Edison Effect'

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: "The Edison Effect: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery" is the fourth book in the series of University of Washington Professor Bradshaw mysteries set in early 20th Century Seattle. Description: In three earlier books UW electrical engineering professor Benjamin Bradshaw has established a reputation for solving mysteries that involve the science of electricity. Now, Thomas Edison has come to Seattle to try and locate a mysterious and dangerous invention that was lost years earlier in Elliott Bay. When an electrician at the Bon Marché department store is found dead clutching a string of one of Edison’s new Christmas lights, Professor Bradshaw is reluctantly drawn into helping solve the murder. B… View in Catalog: "The Edison Effect" by Bernadette Pajer. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with The Secret Garden Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova, that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. 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. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture for Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.”. Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova that has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Selling Your Self-Published Book

Seattle Writes Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've finished your book -- how do you put it in front of readers? Join us for a self-publishing tips at the Ballard Branch with author and publishing guru, Beth Jusino. All prospective authors are welcome. Description: Your files are formatted, your cover design is set. Now how do you get your work in front of readers? We'll talk about choosing your self-publishing distributor, pricing, and building the buzz about your book before it releases. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is the third of five self-publishing workshops at the Library this fall. Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. To find more writing workshops, click here. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: West Seattle Story Weavers: Short Story Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the basic elements of a great short story, write your own first draft, share feedback and encouragement with fellow writers all in three weeks! Registration is required. Description: Classes are beginner level. Students should plan to attend all 3 classes (Thursday October 2, Thursday October 9, and Thursday October 16, 5:45-7:45 pm). This workshop series is presented in partnership with West Seattle Story Weavers. Visit their Facebook page to find the title of the short story you are required to read: https://www.facebook.com/WestSeattleStoryWeavers Seattle Writes is a program to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers. It includes wor… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Your Business – Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas. The semin… View in Catalog: "Making the Jump" by Jeff Levy. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so please register for your tickets now. This event is cosponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Cultural Celebration of the Festival of Diwali

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our Hindu and Sikh neighbors in this cultural celebration as we learn about the festival of Diwali through stories, treats, crafts and more. Description: This child-friendly event is open to all ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. If you celebrate this festival and would like to help create an event that reflects the experience of Diwali in America, please contact librarian Nancy Pew. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sound Cycling: Basic Bike Maintenance

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Is fear of a flat keeping you from riding? Bring in your bike to get expert advice and gain hands on experience with basic bike maintenance. Description: Get an overview of basic bike parts and learn some easy essentials, like fixing a flat or adjusting and maintaining your brakes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with RideSavvy. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Start Your Novel

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class is for anyone who wants to explore the possibility of writing a novel during November (National Novel Writing Month) or at a more leisurely pace. Registration is required. Description: In this two-hour workshop, you’ll lay the groundwork for a novel through writing exercises focusing on plot and character. You will also learn about resources for novel writers in the library and the community. Instructor Waverly Fitzgerald is a writer, writing teacher and writing coach. She has written fourteen novels; eight have been published, most recently, a series of humorous mysteries (starting with "Dial C for Chihuahua") which she writes with a friend under the pen name of Waverly Curtis. Sh… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Steve Griggs Ensemble - A Cup of Joe Brazil

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Songs of Unsung Seattle - Enjoy narrated, original jazz music highlighting jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil's community development through music. Description: The Steve Griggs Ensemble's Songs of Unsung Seattle is a jazz residency consisting of a series of performances. The Ensemble presents "A Cup of Joe Brazil," an original narration and music program about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil’s community development through music in the face of civil rights injustice during the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Griggs is a Seattle-based jazz saxophonist and composer. View in Catalog: Related resources for “Cup of Joe Brazil”. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to ride more but find that life gets in the way? Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. Description: Learn how to integrate everyday biking into your everyday life. From lights to foul weather gear, we’ll cover your questions and more. This workshop will be tailored by survey responses from the Sound Cycling: Everyday Biking info fairs in April. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with RideSavvy. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week, we feature two thrilling tales about family care. 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 Dripping" by David Morrell Returning to his childhood home, he finds gruesome horror right where he left it. (Not for the faint of heart!) "He Walked By Day" by Julius Long This ghost broke all the rules to take care of hi… 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 11:45 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Thrilling Tales is presented by The Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing the Picture Book

Seattle Writes Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to write a picture book story for children! Registration is required. Description: This interactive workshop will look at how to create a memorable character, structure your story and examine the trends in publishing a picture book. Instructor Mindy Hardwick holds an MFA in Writing and teaches classes for educators at Seattle Pacific University. Her picture book, "Finders Keepers," is published with MeeGenius as a picture book app. View in Catalog: "Stained Glass Summer" by Mindy Hardwick. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Secrets to Long-Term Self-Publishing Sales

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to learn some marketing strategies that actually work? Join us for a self-publishing tips at the Capitol Hill Branch with author and publishing guru, Beth Jusino. All prospective authors are welcome. Description: The more attention you give to your self-published book, the more likely readers are to notice. We’ll talk about strategies for marketing success using social and traditional media, book giveaways and promotions, events, charities and affiliates, contests and awards, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is the fourth of five self-publishing workshops at the Library this fall. Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. To find more writing workshops, click here. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Jodi Picoult reads from 'Leaving Time'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Best-selling author Jodi Picoult will read from her latest novel, "Leaving Time," and talk about the research that went into her work. Description: Jenna Metcalf's mother, a scientist who studied elephants, disappeared more than a decade ago and Jenna has not stopped trying to search for her. Jenna uses all the tools available to her -- searching online, poring over her mother's journals -- until she realizes she needs help in the search. In "Leaving Time," Picoult weaves her research on elephants into a story about love and loss. The novel examines family bonds, grief among elephants and a daughter trying to discover the truth about her mother's m… View in Catalog: Books by Jodi Picoult. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. NOTE: The Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will b… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Character Development

Seattle Writes Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to create characters that jump off the page and imprint themselves in the reader’s memory. Registration is required. Description: Characters are the key to an unforgettable story. But how do you create characters who are heroic, sympathetic, and human all at once? Learn tips and tricks in this workshop with novelist Rebecca Agiewich. Rebecca Agiewich is a novelist, essayist, writing teacher and adventurer. Her novel, "BreakupBabe," was drafted during the inaugural National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). View in Catalog: "BreakupBabe" by Rebecca Agiewich. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Robin Williams Tribute Film Series: Dead Poets Society

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us in celebrating the life and work of comedic genius Robin Williams. The Northgate branch will be showing a wide range of his films, there’s sure to be something you will love. Description: English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. View in Catalog: "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Azar Nafisi reads from “The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: “The Republic of Imagination” is about the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the bestselling author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran". Description: Ten years ago, "Reading Lolita in Tehran" told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, Nafisi taught "The Great Gatsby" and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this follow-up, Nafisi writes an impassioned and original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What “Reading Lolita in Tehran" was for Iran, "The Republic of Imagination "is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader… View in Catalog: "The Republic of Imagination" by Azar Nafisi. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Voices from Beyond the Grave: Stories from Seattle Cemeteries

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle is the final resting place for many northwest pioneers, war veterans, criminals, and everyday individuals that all weave together to create the city’s rich story. Description: Come celebrate Halloween week with local taphophile Amber Case who will share the history of burial grounds in Seattle and highlight the stories behind several of those buried within. She will also provide some helpful tips in doing your own cemetery research. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: John LaMont. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Polio Then and Now: From Salk’s Game-Changing Vaccine to Today’s Resurgence

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: A colleague of Salk’s will discuss the legacy of vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, and an expert on current polio eradication efforts worldwide will discuss the challenges that still face us in eliminating polio. Description: Jonas Salk was born 100 years ago, into a world in which polio was a widespread and fearful possibility in the mind of every parent. Salk’s successful polio vaccine was a revolutionary advance in medicine, and he became an international hero. Yet despite the vaccine, the money, and the will to eliminate polio over the last six decades, polio has not been eradicated. In fact, polio eradication has proven to be more challenging and complex than anticipated. What are the factors behind this paradox? Kath… 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. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Start Your Novel

Seattle Writes Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class is for anyone who wants to explore the possibility of writing a novel during November (National Novel Writing Month) or at a more leisurely pace. Registration is required. Description: In this two-hour workshop, you’ll lay the groundwork for a novel through writing exercises focusing on plot and character. You will also learn about resources for novel writers in the library and the community. Instructor Waverly Fitzgerald is a writer, writing teacher and writing coach. She has written fourteen novels; eight have been published, most recently, a series of humorous mysteries (starting with "Dial C for Chihuahua") which she writes with a friend under the pen name of Waverly Curtis. Sh… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Escribiendo cuentos infantiles - Parte 2 (Writing stories for children)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: ¿Le gusta contar y escuchar cuentos para niños? Aprenda a crear sus propios cuentos para niños. (Do you enjoy telling and listening to stories for kids? Learn how to create your own stories for children.). Description: Continuación de la primera parte En esta clase usted aprenderá a: - Organizar el texto en la página (composición) - Organizar una historia (estructura) - Definir el arco de la historia - Desarrollar caracteres - Encontrar su voz - Cultivar diálogos - Proporcionar una solución satisfactoria. Notes: Los eventos y programas de la Biblioteca son gratuitos. La inscripción no es necesaria. Puede participar en un taller en particular, o en la serie completa. Más información en el (206) 684-0849. Translation: Do you enjoy telling and listening to stories for kids? Learn how to create your own stories for children. This is a continuation of part one. In this class you will learn how to: - arrange text on the page (composition) - organize a story (structure) - define your story arc - develop characters - find your voice - cultivate dialogues - provide a satisfying resolution Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

SNAP: Store Emergency Drinking Water

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Satisfy your thirst on how to secure and maintain potable water. We’ll demystify the pros and cons of all the ways people store emergency drinking water to help you make smart choices for yourself. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Robin Williams Tribute Film Series: Good Will Hunting

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us in celebrating the life and work of comedic genius Robin Williams. The Northgate branch will be showing a wide range of his films, there’s sure to be something you will love. Description: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T. has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. -IMDb Director: Gus Van Sant Country: USA Language: English Year: 1997 Length: 126 minutes Rating: R. View in Catalog: "Good Will Hunting" starring Robin Williams. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

SNAP: Store Emergency Drinking Water

Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Satisfy your thirst on how to secure and maintain potable water. We’ll demystify the pros and cons of all the ways people store emergency drinking water to help you make smart choices for yourself. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Character Development

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to create characters that jump off the page and imprint themselves in the reader’s memory. Registration is required. Description: Characters are the key to an unforgettable story. But how do you create characters who are heroic, sympathetic, and human all at once? Learn tips and tricks in this workshop with novelist Rebecca Agiewich. Rebecca Agiewich is a novelist, essayist, writing teacher and adventurer. Her novel, "BreakupBabe," was drafted during the inaugural National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). View in Catalog: "BreakupBabe" by Rebecca Agiewich. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you writing a novel during National Novel Writing Month? Come to the Central Library on Monday evenings in November! Description: Join other writers at our weekly NaNoWriMo write-ins for fiction writers. We'll have a quiet area for you to work alongside other novelists, plenty of outlets to keep that hard-working laptop fully charged, free Wi-Fi for your research, and caffeine to fuel your brilliance. This is your first 5K of the 2014 NaNoWriMo season, and we want to help you reach that 5,000 word goal for November 3. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long writing adventure where people all around the world write… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Be sure to join us on November 30 for an extended write-in -- from noon to 6 p.m.! Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Bryan Stevenson reads from his new book “Just Mercy”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: “Just Mercy” is an account of Stevenson’s work as founder of a legal practice dedicated to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Description: After graduating from Harvard Law School, Stevenson traveled to Alabama, where speeded-up executions were threatening the concept of justice, as many of those condemned were too poor or disempowered to secure legal representation. To help such people, he founded the Equal Justice Initiative. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The Equal Justice Initiative has won major legal challenges eliminating e… View in Catalog: "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Short-Term to Two-Year College Training Programs

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the professional and technical training programs available at South Seattle College and in the Seattle area -- including how to pay for your classes. Description: At this workshop, you will learn about: - Medical office professions - Computing technology - Engineering graphics and design technology - Aviation maintenance and aerospace composites - Access to childcare and additional resources while in school You'll also learn what services The Seattle Public Library offers to assist with your educational needs. 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. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Customer Appreciation Discount Day

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - FriendShop. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop at the Central Library appreciates its customers with a monthly discount day of 15% off every first Thursday. Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library operate a gift shop on Level 3 of the Central Library. All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Service items are excluded from the discount. More...: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/cen-floor-by-floor-highlights/cen-friendshop. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free Health Care Counseling Session

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 免費醫療保險諮詢會 / Free health care counseling in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Description: 您是否對您的醫療保險項目有任何問題? 我們的諮詢員將於我們的諮詢員將於 (星期四)召開一對一的諮詢會 諮詢員可以說國語、粵語、越南語和英語。 無需預約,歡迎隨時前來參加! 題目可以包括:  - 醫療保險項目  - 醫療帳單  - 聯邦醫療保險、醫療補助 或基本醫療保險  - 私人保險的問題  - 有關支付醫療保險費的其他問題. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Do you have questions about your health care options? A counselor who speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English will be available for one-on-one meetings on the first Thursday of the month. No appointment required, drop-in only! Topics can include: - Health care options - Medical billing - Medicare, Medicaid or Basic Health - Issues with private insurance - Other issues related to paying for health care. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Art Wolfe presents an illustrated talk about his new book “Earth Is My Witness”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: World-renowned photographer Art Wolfe shows images from “Earth Is My Witness: The Photography of Art Wolfe” -- the most definitive collection of Wolfe photography ever created. Description: “Earth Is My Witness” spans the globe, bringing the beauty of the planet’s landscapes, wildlife, and cultures to life. The largest collection of unpublished Art Wolfe work ever assembled from throughout his well-documented and widely celebrated career, this volume is as comprehensive as it is inspirational. Wolfe writes, “At nearly 400 pages with over 475 photos, it’s my magnum opus, an encyclopedic project of my best work over the last four decades. Its design is unique as well, with twelve multi-page… View in Catalog: "Books by Art Wolfe. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. NOTE: The Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Shop the Pop-Up!

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Ballard Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

2014 Jack Straw Writers Program

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for readings by 12 local writers in the 2014 Jack Straw Writers Program. Description: Join the Washington Center for the Book and Jack Straw Productions for readings by 12 literary artists who were selected for the program by curator Felicia Gonzalez This event will feature readings by Laurel Albina, Claudia Castro Luna, Margot Kahn, Loreen Lilyn Lee, Susan Meyers, John Mullen, Michelle Peñaloza, Gigi Rosenberg, Raúl Sánchez, Anastacia Tolbert, Jane Wong, and Kristen Millares Young. The purpose of the Jack Straw Writers Program is to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded au… View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for the regular weekend rate of $7. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hear local writers read at PoetsWest, a monthly poetry series featuring an open mic and selected author readings. Description: This month, Reader's Choice features readings by Joanne Clarkson, Kay Mullen and Griffith Williams. An open mic will follow the featured readers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. PoetsWest meets regularly on the second Saturday of the month at the Green Lake Branch. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 8, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bring your novel-in-progress, your laptop and your big creative brain to the second of our weekly write-ins during National Novel Writing Month! Description: Join other fiction writers for a three-hour work session downtown at the Central Library. We'll have a quiet area for you to work on Level 3, plenty of outlets to keep that hard-working laptop fully charged, free Wi-Fi for your research, and caffeine to keep you fueled. By the end of the day, you'll be at 16,669 words, if you stick to the NaNoWriMo target word counts. Getting closer every day to your 50,000 word goal! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long writing adventure where peop… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Be sure to join us each Monday evening (5 to 8 p.m.) as well as on Sunday, November 30 for an extended write-in -- from noon to 6 p.m.! Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Richard Blanco reads from “The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood”

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Broadway Performance Hall | Seattle Central College 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to welcome back 2014 Seattle Reads author Richard Blanco to read from his full-length memoir about growing up in Miami as the gay son of Cuban immigrants. Description: “The Prince of los Cocuyos” is a poignant, funny, and inspiring memoir from the first immigrant, Latino, and openly gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. In it Blanco explores his coming-of-age in a Cuban immigrant family and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities. Blanco’s childhood and adolescence were experienced between two imaginary worlds: his parents’ nostalgic world of 1950s Cuba and his imagined America, the c… View in Catalog: "The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood" by Richard Blanco. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in nearby commercial lots and on the street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

SNAP: Store Emergency Drinking Water

Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Satisfy your thirst on how to secure and maintain potable water. We’ll demystify the pros and cons of all the ways people store emergency drinking water to help you make smart choices for yourself. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Veterans Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 301st meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Janee Baugher, Rita Bresnahan and Deborah Green, with a short lecture by Kathleen Flenniken on the Writer's Craft. Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Writes: Successful Self-Publishing

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you working on a book? Have you considered independent publishing? Join us for a panel discussion with publishing professionals, who will share how to successfully navigate the self-publishing world. Description: Learn about the editing process (developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading), what you need to know about book/cover design, various platforms for digital publishing, and options for printing your book. We'll also cover distribution (getting your book into bookstores and libraries) and marketing -- two areas crucial to your book’s success yet often overlooked in the self publishing process. Panelists will include an editor, marketing professional, media escort, distributor and novelist -- all… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Limited parking is available in the Central Library garage for $5 after 5 p.m. This is the last of five self-publishing workshops at the Library this fall. Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city. To find more writing workshops, click here. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Fox and the Forest" by Ray Bradbury. 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 Fox and the Forest" by Ray Bradbury In 1938, William and Susan were having such a great time in Mexico that they never wanted to go back... to the future, that is. 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 11:45 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Thrilling Tales is presented by The Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 17, 2014, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Seattle Writes: Memoir Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Turn your memories and adventures into a compelling memoir. Registration is required. Description: Memoir Writing topics include: - how and where to begin - developing a story arc - creating characters from real people - how to use dialogue Instructor Janice Harper is a cultural anthropologist, ghostwriter of memoirs and nonfiction books and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or call any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for our third evening write-in for people taking the 50,000-word challenge to finish a novel during National Novel Writing Month. Description: We've reserved an area on Level 3 for "novelists at work." You'll have the quiet camaraderie of working side by side other NaNoWriMo "wrimos." We have plenty of power outlets, free coffee and Wi-fi. Word count goal for end of day on November 17: 28,338. You're almost there! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long writing adventure where people all around the world write a draft of a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Be sure to join us again on Monday, November 24 (5 to 8 p.m.) as well as on Sunday, November 30 for an extended write-in -- from noon to 6 p.m.! Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

SNAP: Store Emergency Drinking Water

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Satisfy your thirst on how to secure and maintain potable water. We’ll demystify the pros and cons of all the ways people store emergency drinking water to help you make smart choices for yourself. Description: Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP) Shot workshops, from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are short, skills-based workshops in partnership with the Library. Each 30-minute workshop will focus on one aspect of emergency preparedness. Notes: Library events are free and every one is welcome. This workshop is suitable for adult learners. Registration is not required. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management. To find other SNAP workshops at the Library, click here. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/emergency/. Contact: Seattle Office of Emergency Management, 206-233-5076. Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Ballard Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Description: Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

McLellan/O’Donnell Living History Series with Clay Jenkinson

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Town Hall | 1119 Eighth Ave. (8th & Seneca) Seattle WA 98101. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch history come alive in an afternoon with Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, and the Saint Michael Trio. Description: Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by award-winning humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, joins the Saint Michael Trio for dialogue and a performance of chamber music that was popular during Jefferson’s lifetime. Jenkinson has dedicated the better part of his life to researching the historical characters he portrays and to bringing back and defining the “living theatre” of Chautauqua. He is one of the nation’s leading interpreters of Thomas Jefferson. He has performed before Supreme Court justices, presidents, sta… Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main Convention Center garage, two blocks north of Town Hall, with voucher obtained from Town Hall staff. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Memoir Writing

Seattle Writes Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Turn your memories and adventures into a compelling memoir. Registration is required. Description: Memoir Writing topics include: - how and where to begin - developing a story arc - creating characters from real people - how to use dialogue Instructor Janice Harper is a cultural anthropologist, ghostwriter of memoirs and nonfiction books and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or call any Library branch. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, November 22, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: If you're participating in National Novel Writing Month, stop by our downtown write-in after work and join other writers as we head into the last week of NaNoWriMo! Description: We'll have a quiet area for you to work alongside other novelists, plenty of outlets to keep that hard-working laptop fully charged, free Wi-Fi for your research (or occasional diversion), and caffeine to fuel your brilliance. If you've been steadily writing 1,667 words each day, you'll be at 40,007 by the end of the day November 24. That means you have LESS than 10,000 to go! National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a month-long writing adventure where people all around the world write a draft of… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Be sure to join us on November 30 for an extended write-in -- from noon to 6 p.m.! Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, November 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Seattle Writes: NaNoWriMo Write-In -- The Final Countdown

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Finish writing your novel at the Library! It's our final write-in (and the final countdown!) on the last day of National Novel Writing Month. Description: Join other NaNoWriMo writers (wrimos) in the final sprint to get to 50,000 words. We have a quiet space to work where you’ll know you’re not alone as you write those last chapters. It’s Novelists Only on the purple carpet area of the Library Living Room on Level 3. For sustenance: we'll have light snacks, coffee and tea – and our Chocolati coffee shop/café will be open until 5 p.m. You’re also welcome to bring your own lunch and/or snacks. We’re so excited for you to finish your novel at Seattle Public… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library parking garage for the $7 weekend rate. This write-in is part of our Seattle Writes series of free workshops and programs. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 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: "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson In this strange and dark classic holiday tale, death comes calling on Christmas Day. Eat your heart out, Ebenezer Scrooge! 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 11:45 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Thrilling Tales is presented by The Seattle Public Library's Reader Services Department. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.