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Tech Help

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

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Talk Time

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

Evening Book Group

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

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

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

Tech Help

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

Talk Time

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

Evening Book Group

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

Evening Book Group

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Talk Time

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

Tech Help

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Spanish Circle

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

All Ages Board Game Night

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

Northgate Book Group

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

The Library at Community Resource Exchange

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

DIY Market Research

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

Tech Help

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

One-on-One Job Consultation

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Free one-on-one help with your job search plan at the Library. Description: Come to the Library to get free, one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. 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. Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Administrando tu Crédito / Managing Your Credit

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, April 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Book Description: Abolitionist Sarah Grimke, the daughter of a plantation owner in pre-Civil War South Carolina, inspired this historical novel narranted by Handful, a Grimke family slave. View in Catalog: "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd. Next Month's Title: "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time

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

Repair Cafe

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

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

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

Shred Day @ Your Library

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

Chinese Painting Workshop (中国国画演示会)

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

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

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

Conversations about Aging and Dementia

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

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

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

Shred Day @ Your Library

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

Eastern Europe in Song / Восточная Европа в песни

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

Tech Help

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Talk Time

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

Film Screening: 'For a Few Dollars More'

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

Tech Help

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

交通講座:低收入減費卡 / Orca Lift Workshop

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

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Portrait of the Whole Person Art Show Opening Reception

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bertschi School and Disability Rights Washington, present Portrait of the Whole Person to celebrate disability history and culture. Come view the art, and meet the student artists! Description: Disability Rights Washington, a private nonprofit organization protecting the rights of people with disabilities in Washington State, worked in collaboration with fourth grade teachers at Bertschi School. Students learn about disability history and culture, read biographies about individuals with disabilities both historic and current, and develop art skills in portraiture. 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. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Solicitud de Asistencia Financiera Médica / Applying for Medical Financial Assistance

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

Talk Time

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

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

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

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

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Talk Time

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

Tech Help

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

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Spanish Circle

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

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos.”. Description: Join us for a preview lecture of Richard Strauss’ comedy where a wealthy patron commissions two pieces of entertainment for a private dinner party: an opera based on the myth of Ariadne in exile, and a capering troupe of clowns for comic relief. The catch: the two acts must perform simultaneously so a fabulous pyrotechnics display can conclude the evening as promised. Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production delivers a deliciously theatrical mix of lowbrow comedy and high art, offering surprises and delight… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

One-on-One Job Consultation

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Free one-on-one help with your job search plan at the Library. Description: Come to the Library to get free, one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. 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. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Zine Workshop and Reading with ET Russian, Andy Panda and Mita Mahato

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a zine workshop and reading by three local artists exploring themes of ability, sexuality, health care and race. Description: Local authors and artists ET Russian, Andy Panda and Mita Mahato will guide participants through the process of creating text and drawings exploring themes of ability, sexuality, health care and race in a one-hour hands-on cartooning and zine-making workshop. Following the workshop, Russian, Panda and Mahato will read and show visual examples from their recent work. ET Russian is a writer, performer, makeup artist, cartoonist and physical therapist living in Seattle and the author of The Ring of Fire… View in Catalog: "The Ring of Fire Anthology " by ET Russian. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Left Bank Books. The workshop is geared toward people of multiple abilities. An ASL interpreter is available by request. Please email leap@spl.org no later than Thursday, April 23, 2015 to request an ASL interpreter for this event. This is a fragrance-free event. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

African American Film Series: 'In the Heat of the Night'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "In the Heat of the Night," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: The winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture (as well as four other Oscars), "In the Heat of the Night" is set in a small Mississippi town where an unusual murder has been committed. Rod Steiger plays sheriff Bill Gillespie, a good lawman despite his racial prejudices. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a well-dressed northern African-American, comes to town, Gillespie instinctively puts him under arrest as a murder suspect. Tibbs reveals himself to be a Philadelphia police detective; after he and Gillesp… Rating: Unrated. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 109 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spring Book Sale: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rooms CC1161 & the old cafeteria (located in the SW & SE section of the College Center building) North Seattle College 9600 College Way N. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Stock up with books at The Friends of The Seattle Library’s Spring Book Sale at North Seattle College. Description: You’ll love browsing through thousands of low priced books, all while supporting The Friends -- a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of our society. Bring your re-usable bag or wheelie suitcase. At these prices, you’re sure to find more gems than you can carry. For additional information, visit the Friends online. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: booksale@friendsofspl.org. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Older Americans Month Film Series: 'Age of Champions'

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we celebrate Older Americans Month with a screening of "Age of Champions.". Description: This award-winning documentary follows five competitors up to 100 years old who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. We will also screen a special short documentary from Aging and Disability Services called "Our Elders, Our Selves: Visiting the Past, Planning for Our Future" at each event. Please join us at these movie screenings! Popcorn will be served. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "Age of Champions". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 70 minutes ("Age of Champions"); 40 minutes ("Our Elders, Our Selves"). Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Spilled Ink

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Live music! Art! Literature! Videos! You are invited to the Ballard Branch for an after-hours music and art night. Description: A community celebration of fresh artwork in many guises from INK Magazine, Ballard High School's online journal. This event will showcase student works including art and photography, along with a screening of student-produced videos at 6:30 p.m. Live music and spoken word will be performed throughout the evening by local artists Roy Street, Golden Years, Dragon & Android, Ternbern Quertet, Eli Goldberg, Noah Forslun and Sophia Hermann. There will also be a ukulele jam with members of the Ballard Uku… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Please note: this is an after-hours event. The Ballard Branch will close at 6 p.m. then reopen for Spilled Ink attendees. This event is presented by the Ballard Branch's Teen Advisors and Ballard High School Ink Club. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Spring Book Sale: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rooms CC1161 & the old cafeteria (located in the SW & SE section of the College Center building) North Seattle College 9600 College Way N. Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Stock up with books at The Friends of The Seattle Library’s Spring Book Sale at North Seattle College. Description: You’ll love browsing through thousands of low priced books, all while supporting The Friends -- a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of our society. Bring your re-usable bag or wheelie suitcase. At these prices, you’re sure to find more gems than you can carry. For additional information, visit the Friends online. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: booksale@friendsofspl.org. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Film Screening of 'Kumu Hina' and Panel Discussion

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special screening of "Kumu Hina," a documentary by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson followed by panel discussion with Pride ASIA, Seattle U.T.O.P.I.A. and Gender Justice League. Description: "Kumu Hina" is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaiʻi. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader. Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welco… Rating: Unrated. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented by Pride ASIA and Seattle U.T.O.P.I.A. (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance), in collaboration with Three Dollar Bill Cinema (Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival & TRANSLATIONS), Gender Justice League and The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 77 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

CANCELED - Movie Program: 'Pride'

Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the 2014 movie "Pride" in celebration of May Day. Description: In this heartwarming and critically acclaimed BBC feature film, U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. This film is rated R. View in Catalog: "Pride". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please arrive early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity of 60 people for our meeting room. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Ballard 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: You are invited to celebrate the Ballard Branch’s 10 years of service in its new building! Description: Enjoy refreshments, meet Marcellus Turner the City Librarian and meet the architects who designed the building. 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. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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? Learn about resources and research approaches from our genealogy librarian. Registration is required. 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. Contact: Mahina Oshie. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Early Stage Memory Loss Book Discussion Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discuss short stories, poems, essays and more at the Early Stage Memory Loss book discussion group at the Greenwood Branch. Book Description: Join the Greenwood Branch and the Greenwood Senior Center for this monthly group designed for individuals with early stage memory loss. We will read and discuss short stories, essay and poems. No need to read anything ahead of time - come enjoy the conversation. Notes: This group meets the first Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. 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. Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Long Shot," by Henry Slesar. 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 "Long Shot," by Henry Slesar. Gamblers can be a superstitious lot, but when a priest plays the ponies, it’s a question of faith. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Talk Time

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

Film Screening: 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: All romanticism associated with the West is obliterated in this funereal film. Description: Scored to a soundtrack by Leonard Cohen, "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" follows a prostitute and a gambler (played by Julie Christie and Warren Beatty, respectively) as the two try to build a community in the Pacific Northwest. Directed by Robert Altman, 1971. Rating: R - Restricted. View in Catalog: "McCabe & Mrs. Miller". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 120 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Cowboys, Boots, and the Biographer's Craft: an evening with Margot Kahn

Author Readings Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Local author Margot Kahn reflects on 15 years of research and relationships that led to and followed the publication of "Horses That Buck: The Story of Champion Bronc Rider Bill Smith," newly out in paperback. Description: Bill Smith saw rodeo as his only ticket to escaping a life in the coal mines. Without money, talent, or a rodeo family to help him along, he went down the road with nothing but “want to” and, over the course of a twenty-year career, became one of the greatest saddle bronc riders of all time. A sporting, historical, cultural tale, "Horses That Buck" tracks one man’s remarkable story against the background of a rapidly changing American West. Margot Kahn spent seven years on the ranch and behind the bu… View in Catalog: "Horses That Buck" by Margot Kahn. 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. Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-385-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

African American Film Series: 'Pariah'

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "Pariah," part of the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. At home, her parents’ marriage is strained and there is further tension in the household whenever Alike’s development becomes a topic of discussion. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolesc… Rating: R - Restricted. View in Catalog: "Pariah". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 87 minutes. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Medieval Women's Choir Preview

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Medieval Women's Choir preview of their upcoming concert of St. Hildegard's "Ordo virtutum.". Description: Join Nancy Zylstra and members of the Medieval Women’s Choir for a preview of their upcoming concert of Hildegard’s morality play about the Soul and its journey towards acceptance in the community of Virtues. 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, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

One-on-One Job Consultation

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Free one-on-one help with your job search plan at the Library. Description: Come to the Library to get free, one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. 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. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

African American Film Series: 'Cooley High'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "Cooley High," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Michael Schultz directed this deeply felt recollection of adolescent life on Chicago's near North Side in 1964. Like American Graffiti, Cooley High deals with girl, school, and police troubles as a group of high-school seniors prepare for post-high-school life. The chums are Glynn Turman as "Preach," who loves to read poetry and history and wants to become a Hollywood screenwriter, but who has the worst grades in the school; and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Cochise, the high-school basketball star and suav… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. View in Catalog: "Cooley High". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 107 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ArtWalk with Phinney Neighborhood Association

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association's annual ArtWalk, The BIG One, comes to the Greenwood Branch. Description: PNA's annual ArtWalk - The BIG One - comes to the Greenwood Branch. Featured artists are Thendara Kida-Gee and Katarina Schmidt. 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. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ballard Branch Tour

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Ballard Branch to learn more about the building and its services. Tour Description: This tour will last approximately thirty minutes, focusing on the services of the branch and the functions of the space. See the green roof up close! Please note - stair access only. Space is limited to the first 10 patrons. Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Tour Information Line: 206-684-4089. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

ArtWalk with Phinney Neighborhood Association

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Phinney Neighborhood Association's annual ArtWalk, The BIG One, comes to the Greenwood Branch. Description: PNA's annual ArtWalk - The BIG One - comes to the Greenwood Branch. Featured artists are Thendara Kida-Gee and Katarina Schmidt. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

PoetsWest poetry, prose or public event

Author Readings Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Join us for an open mic. Description: On Saturday, May 9th, Reader's Choice features Cat Kigerl and friends. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Ladies Musical Concert

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Mother's Day concert featuring music by Schumann, Granados, Bernstein and a U.S. premiere of Alfred Tokayer. Description: Karin McCullough, piano - “Scenes from Childhood” – music by Schumann and Granados Malya Muth, soprano Amelia Stagno, soprano Karin McCullough, piano - In honor of Mother’s Day: -US premiere of Alfred Tokayer’s Day in the Life of My Child -Bernstein’s children’s songs. 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, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'Dead Man'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Johnny Depp plays a nebbish accountant who arrives in the gritty town of Machine and is almost immediately shot. Description: Depp's character heads off on a journey to the afterlife with the aid of a man named Nobody. Neil Young provides a hypnotic score to this singular black-and-white Western. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, 1995. Rating: R - Restricted. View in Catalog: "Dead Man". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 121 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Book Description: A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, this book introduces Joyce as a wise--and utterly irresistible--storyteller. View in Catalog: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Next Month's Title: "An Unexpected Light" by Jason Elliott. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Book Description: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared -- arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda. View in Catalog: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Next Month's Title: "A Happy Marriage" by Rafael Yglesias. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is the 2015 Seattle Reads title. Book Description: To Be Announced. Next Month's Title: "Out of Egypt" by Andre Acima. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Find Your Roots

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Interested in finding your roots? Learn practical tips and tricks in this introduction to family history research, followed by a special workshop to help you discover your Norwegian heritage. Description: Join John LaMont, genealogy librarian, for a basic introduction to family history research. After the basic introduction, a special workshop will help you discover your Norwegian roots. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided. 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. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Fremont Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. Book Description: At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. View in Catalog: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout. Next Month's Title: "Citizen Vince" by Jess Walter. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring Erich Korngold's works inspired by Shakespeare, as well as South American classical guitar music. Description: The concert will include the following program: "Korngold Does Shakespeare" All compositions by Erich Wolfgang Korngold Selections from "Much Ado About Nothing” (for violin and piano), Op. 11 I. Madchen im Brautgemach III. Gartenscene IV. Mummenschanz Songs of the Clown, (for soprano and piano) Op. 29 1. Come Away, Death 2. O Mistress Mine 3. Adieu, Good Man Devil Four Shakespeare Songs, (for soprano and piano) Op. 31 1. Desdemona’s Song… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-385-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Green Lake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Book Description: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun. View in Catalog: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Next Month's Title: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. Notes: This group meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Maryte Racys. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

Evening Book Group

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Disappearing Spoon" by Sam Kean. Book Description: Jumping around the periodic table of elements, Kean takes readers on a witty tour of the history of science, marshaling scientific facts and anecdotes to bring chemistry to fascinating life. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "The Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tigers Forever: Global Collaboration to Save Malayan Tigers

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lecture by Fred Koontz, Ph.D. Vice President of Field Conservation at the Woodland Park Zoo. Description: Time is of the essence. Conservationists estimate that fewer than 500 wild Malayan tigers remain. Dr. Fred Koontz will highlight the work of Woodland Park Zoo and the conservation organization Panthera to save tigers in Taman Negara Park on the Malaysian Peninsula. He will discuss efforts, including the use of camera traps, to monitor tiger populations and protect them in the Greater Taman Negara Region. 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, May 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hot Topics for Seniors and Senior Wannabes

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: On May 14th, the topic is: "Retirement Security - What does it really mean in these changing times? Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Hot Topics for Seniors meets the second Thursday of the month from noon - 1:30 pm. It is made possible by a partnership of PSARA, NWCCA and the Green Lake Branch. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

One-on-One Job Consultation

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Free one-on-one help with your job search plan at the Library. Description: Come to the Library to get free, one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. 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. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

DIY Market Research

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Small Business Administration (SBA) Training Room 2401 4th AVE STE 450 Seattle, WA 98121. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Registration encouraged. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming, if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Using Digital Resources to Research Ballard's History

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to use the Seattle Public Library's digital collection and the Seattle Neighborhood History Project to research the history of Ballard. Description: Have you ever wondered how you can view historical photos and documents related to Ballard's history? The Seattle Public Library's digital collection includes many images from Ballard's past that you can access for free. Join us on this 10th anniversary of the current Ballard Branch Library for a presentation by John LaMont, Special Collections librarian, and learn how to find photos that illustrate the history of the ever-changing neighborhood of Ballard, its people, and its libraries. He will highlight… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://cdm15015.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/neighborhoodhistory. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Rainier Beach Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Letters from Yellowstone" by Diane Smith. Book Description: In 1898 young naturalist A.E. Bartram joins an expedition to explore Yellowstone - and discovers that the hardest part of the expedition is convincing others on the team that although she's a woman, she knows what she's doing. View in Catalog: "Letters from Yellowstone" by Diane Smith. Next Month's Title: "In The Time of the Butterflies" by Julia Alvarez. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 307th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Cate O'Toole, Jeremy Pataky and BJ Neblett, with a short lecture by Lori A. May 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, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser," part of the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: This documentary of the late jazz great Thelonius Monk uses footage taken from 14 hours of European concert performances filmed in 1967-68 by Christian Blackwood. From his childhood in New York City's San Juan Hill, Monk grew up to become one of the most innovative jazz pianists of all time. Monk ushered in the bebop era of the 1940s and influenced such contemporary greats as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Interviews with Monk's manager Harry Colomby and Monk's son and namesake shed light on the ch… Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. View in Catalog: "Thelonius Monk: Straight No Chaser". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 93 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Third Place Books, and University Book Store. Books will be avai… Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Books on Bikes: Commute Station for F5 Bike to Work Day

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Fourth Ave. - Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop by the Library on your morning bicycle commute and get a Library card, check out popular media & score some free swag! Description: In celebration of Bike to Work Day 2015, members of the Library's Books on Bikes team are hosting a DIY Commute Station for morning bicycle commuters. If you're biking down 4th Ave, roll up to the plaza outside the Library entrance and get yourself a Library card, check out popular media, pick up some free swag and see our original trailer, designed by local builder Haulin' Colin. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with F5 and Cascade Bicycle Club. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Morning Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Book Description: Benjamin, a former stay-at-home dad, takes a job as caregiver to teenaged Trev, who has muscular dystrophy. Their road trip to visit Trev’s estranged father in Salt Lake City is both hilarious and moving. View in Catalog: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Next Month's Title: "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Palm Oil: Super Oil or Deforestation Agent?

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lecture by Bobbi Miller, MA, Field Conservation Coordinator at the Woodland Park Zoo. Description: Palm oil is in 50% of our everyday products including packaged and baked foods, cleaning agents and personal care products. Conventionally-grown palm oil drives tropical forest and peat land destruction, contributes to climate change and wipes out habitat for endangered species such as orangutans, hornbills and tigers. Yet palm oil is better for people and habitats than many of the alternatives. Learn about this complex issue and how it impacts wildlife, habitats and people in South East Asia, Africa… 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. Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Third Place Books, and University Book Store. Books will be ava… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Note: The Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6:00 p.m. The Northeast Branch Meeting Room only will reopen at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Third Place Books, and University Book Store. Books will be ava… Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the West Seattle Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks for $2 and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today! Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Ballard Branch Tour

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Ballard Branch to learn more about the building and its services. Tour Description: This tour will last approximately thirty minutes, focusing on the services of the branch and the functions of the space. See the green roof up close! Please note - stair access only. Space is limited to the first 10 patrons. Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Tour Information Line: 206-684-4089. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'The Hurricane'

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Please join us for a screening of "The Hurricane," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating Black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: In 1966, prizefighter, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, in the prime of his boxing career, is wrongfully convicted of a triple murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The Sixteenth Round, inspires a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believe in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Rating: R - Restricted. View in Catalog: "The Hurricane". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 146 minutes. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies/african-american-film-series. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Celebrate Spring: Chamber Music Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free chamber music concert with violinist Candice Chin and pianist Jason Kuo. Description: In the first of a new free chamber music concert series hosted by the Library, violinist Candice Chin will be joined by pianist Jason Kuo in a program featuring Beethoven’s sunny and playful Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, “Spring” and music by Samuel Barber. Violinist Candice Chin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and economics from the University of Washington, where she studied violin with Steven Staryk. She also earned an MBA and MA from the University of Cincinnati. A Seattle na… 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, May 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club de Lectura (Spanish Book Group)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura y pase un momento agradable discutiendo sobre sus autores favoritos. El libro de este mes: "El reino de este mundo" de Alejo Carpentier. Book Description: "El reino de este mundo" es una novela publicada en 1949 por el escritor cubano Alejo Carpentier cuyo tema principal, lo real maravilloso, se enmarca en la Revolución haitiana. En esta novela, ampliamente aceptada por la crítica y que pertenece ya al canon académico, el lector se introduce, a través de los ojos de un esclavo, en la fascinante atmósfera de una Haití en busca de independencia, un mundo de pasiones que se desenvuelven en medio de la feroz caricatura de los extraordinarios lujos de la corte bon… Next Month's Title: "Mi planta de naranja lima" de José Mauro de Vasconcelos. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club de Lectura and spend a pleasant time talking about your favorite authors. El Club meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Main Event with Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for Book-It Repertory Theatre's staged readings from “The Painter.” Peter Heller joins adapter Bryan Birch, director David Quicksall and cast for post-performance discussion. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Author Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open… View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. 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 Saturday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Limited parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books.… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Note: The Library will open at its regular Sunday time of 1 p.m. The Beacon Hill Branch Meeting Room only will open at 10:30 a.m. for this event. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are p… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Cultural Celebration of African Cultures

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy stories and crafts from African traditions. Help make an African-themed banner for display at during the Africa Celebration at the Lake City Community Center the evening of June 6. Description: The Africa Celebration is co-sponsored by Lake City Branch of The Seattle Public Library, the Washington Home Society's North Seattle Family Center and the Lake City Community Center. 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. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Reads 'The Painter': Meet Author Peter Heller

Seattle Reads Featured Author Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come meet Peter Heller and join in a discussion with the writer and other readers about Heller’s novel, “The Painter.”. Description: The Washington Center for the Book at The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to participate in 2015 Seattle Reads “The Painter,” a project designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Peter Heller visits Seattle May 14-17. The famous artist Jim Stegner struggles to manage the dark impulses within him. He lives peacefully in rural Colorado, spending his days painting and fly fishing, until he encounters a brutal act of violence that rips his quiet life wide open. View in Catalog: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Limited free parking and street parking are available at the branch. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Seattle Reads is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, media sponsors The Seattle Times and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, and Vintage Books. Events are presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Third Place Books, and University Book Store. Books will be avai… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Music Director Adam Stern for a stimulating preview of the Seattle Philharmonic's upcoming concert, "Heirs and Rebels": Vaughan Williams and Holst. Description: Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams have been somewhat pigeonholed by the music-loving public: Holst is known almost entirely by The Planets -- a great but by no means wholly representative work -- and Vaughan Williams is usually thought of as either folksy or pastoral in mood. These two superb English composers -- who were best friends as well as cherished colleagues -- will be examined in Seattle Philharmonic Music Director Adam Stern's lecture, a talk that previews a concert featuring Holst's Pla… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

新移民醫療保險指南 / Healthcare Options for New Immigrants

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 歡迎參加圖書館和仁人服務社聯合舉辦的免費講座,了解美國的醫療系統及如何選擇醫療保險。/ Welcome to this free workshop on how to choose health care options for new immigrants. Description: : 對於一些新移民來説美國的醫療系統太過複雜,從而令他們不知道自己有哪些醫療保險的選擇。因此,比起其他美國居民,更多新移民沒有醫療保險。請來參加我們的“新移民醫療保險指南”講座,了解如何去選擇合適自己的醫療保險。講座採用廣東話及國語。查詢詳情,請致電 206-624-5633 內線 4301。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: For many new immigrants, health insurance is a concern because of the uncertainty of what health care choices are available and the complicated healthcare system. Chinese Information Service Center (CISC) will offer a free workshop on "Health Insurance Options for New Immigrant” to gain the knowledge, skills and resources they need to succeed when selecting health insurance. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Do the Right Thing'

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of "Do the Right Thing," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: This film looks at life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. As he does everyday, Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he's owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he's been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees… Rating: R - Restricted. View in Catalog: "Do the Right Thing". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. Run time: 165 minutes. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies/african-american-film-series. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:10 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Utilizing Trusts for Estate Planning

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: What is a trust and what can it do for you? Find out in this seminar. Reservations are required. Description: Do you want to learn how to utilize a trust to avoid probate? Would you like to support your chilren and grandchildren's educational goals? Are you concerned about how to protect your surviving spouse or family after you are gone? Then this seminar is for you! Meet Teresa Byers, attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer Law, and hear how revocable and irrevocable trusts can assist you with your estate planning. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Reservations required. Call 206-386-4130 or email foundation@spl.org by May 12. Contact: 206-386-4130. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour on Tuesdays, between 4-6pm. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Book Description: The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation. View in Catalog: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Next Month's Title: "The Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father. View in Catalog: "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje. Book Description: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. Looking back from adulthood, the narrator relates a tale about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage. View in Catalog: "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje. Next Month's Title: "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-385-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

Northeast Poetry Contest: Awards Ceremony and Reading

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Everyone is invited to see the Northeast Branch's poetry contest winners receive prizes and read their poems; one grand prize winner will get the coveted Wedgie Award trophy! Description: As time allows, there will also be an open mic where everyone present can read their own original poem. The poem can be the one they entered in our contest, or another original piece. All submitted poems will be bound into booklets. After the winners are announced at the ceremony, these chapbooks will be available for viewing at the Northeast Branch. 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, May 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Writers in the Schools

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we celebrate K-12 students and their writing! Description: Elementary, middle and high school students share their own writing. Introduced by the adult authors they've worked with all year, students share their wonderful poetry, prose, and comics. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Capitol Hill Book Group

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Capitol Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Art of Racing in the Rain," by Garth Stein. Book Description: Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver. View in Catalog: "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Next Month's Title: "All Over Creation" by Ruth Ozeki. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Book Description: Set in the countryside and towns of Lake Huron, this collection of short stories illuminates moments that shape a life. Canadian author Munro has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. View in Catalog: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Next Month's Title: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Lucas Mann discusses his new memoir 'Lord Fear'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lucas Mann investigates the life and death of his enigmatic older brother who died of a heroin overdose when Lucas was only thirteen years old. Description: The author examines his own complicated feelings about and motives for recovering memories of his brother's life. Through his investigation, he also comes to redefine his own place in a family whose narrative is bisected by the tragic loss. Lucas Mann received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. He is the author of “Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere,” and his essays and stories have appeared in many publications, including TriQuarterl… View in Catalog: "Lord Fear" by Lucas Mann. 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. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.