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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, July 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word 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, July 1, 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, July 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 1, 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, July 1, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Voter Registration

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The League of Women Voters will be registering voters and providing information on Level 3 of the Central Library. Description: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 is Primary Election Day and is your opportunity to have your say on the things that matter to you and your community. Register to vote and help make your democracy work! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, a non-partisan politcal organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 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 an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/books-on-bikes. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 2, 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 an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Library Closed in observance of Independence Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Mother Pluckers Ukulele Band

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a performance by Montlake’s own Mother Pluckers Ukulele Band. Description: The Mother Pluckers are ukulele playing, not-so-spring chickens dedicated to playing, learning and having fun. They have been playing and singing together for years. They have varied interests and talents but share a love of the ukulele. Come to Montlake for an afternoon of music, sun and light refreshments. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is co-sponsored by the Montlake Community Club. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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, July 6, 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, July 6, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Americans Abroad Film Series: 'Roman Holiday'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "Roman Holiday," the second movie in Americans Abroad: A Globetrotting Film Series at the University Branch. Description: In this charming romantic comedy, Gregory Peck plays an American reporter based in Rome and Audrey Hepburn, in her first major role, stars as a princess on holiday trying to disguise herself as a commoner. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "Roman Holiday". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 118 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

An Evening of Poetry

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a quarterly poetry series where local poets read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience. Tonight's showcase features Erin Fristad, Judith Skillman and Faith Allington. Description: An Evening of Poetry is a quarterly series for fresh voices in the local poetry scene. Erin Fristad is the spawn of loggers, miners and commercial fishermen and worked, as a deckhand, for 15 years. Her poetry has appeared in The Seattle Review, Poets of the American West and Floating Bridge Review among others. Erin teaches in venues ranging from college courses to community workshops with teenagers and retirees. Judith Skillman’s new collection is House of Burnt Offerings. Her work has appeared in… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Floating Bridge Press. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 6, 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, July 7, 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, July 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 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, July 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063 Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 7, 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 7, 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 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 7, 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, July 7, 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, July 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word 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, July 8, 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, July 8, 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 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 8, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate 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 the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 8, 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 8, 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, July 8, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 5:30 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 "Home" by Toni Morrison. Book Description: Frank Money was damaged emotionally as well as physically while fighting in Korea, then returns home to an America as racist as ever. What saves him from utter despair is the need to rescue his equally damaged sister and bring her back to their small Georgia town, a place he has always despised. But thinking over the past both near (the war) and far (his childhood) allows him to rediscover his sense of purpose. View in Catalog: "Home" by Toni Morrison. Next Month's Title: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. 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, July 8, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Book Description: Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. View in Catalog: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Next Month's Title: "Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon" by Alexander McCall Smith. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Other Realms: science fiction and fantasy book group

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Gamma Ray Games/Raygun Lounge in Capitol Hill 501 E. Pine Street Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group discussion of "China Mountain Zhang" by Maureen F. McHugh at Gamma Ray Games Store/Raygun Lounge in Capitol Hill. Book Description: On a twenty-second-century Earth and Mars dominated by global Chinese hegemony, extraordinary individuals struggle to find their places in their cracking world order. (NoveList). View in Catalog: "China Mountain Zhang" by Maureen F. McHugh. Next Month's Title: "Angelmaker" by Nick Harkaway. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Gamma Ray Games Store in Capitol Hill. 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, July 9, 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: "Hot Topics for Seniors" meets the second Thursday of the month for brown bag discussion on political, creative aging or library topics. Description: On Thursday, July 9th, the topic is: Are Americans more spiritual than religious? What does fatih have to do with it? 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. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 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. 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, July 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, July 9, 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 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Rainier Beach Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Patillo Beals. Book Description: A true account of the author's experiences in 1957 when she was one of nine black teenagers who attempted to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas. View in Catalog: "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Patillo Beals. Next Month's Title: "Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. 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, July 9, 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 an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 309th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Euphrates Moss, Diane Aprile and Shannon P. Laws, with a short lecture by Joannie Stangeland 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, July 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. 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. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: "Unlisted" screening

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25. Join us in a celebration of this milestone with info tables & a screening of "Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia.". Description: Twenty-five years ago, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. Join us to learn about the agencies and resources in the greater-Seattle area that meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, and enjoy film presentations related to disability issues. 2-3 p.m. MEET REPRESENTATIVES/ INFORMATION TABLES: National Alliance on Mental Health of Greater Seattle (NAMI), City of Seattle Commission for P… Rating: Unrated. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 57 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

PoetsWest poetry, prose reading, public issue event

Author Readings Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets on the second Saturday of the month for poetry, prose or public issue events. Open mic. Description: On Saturday July 11, PoetsWest features readings from John Chinworth, Laura Allen and Carrington McDuffie. 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, July 11, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Hablemos de libros

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Un grupo de lectura para las personas que les encanta hablar de todo tipo de libros en español. Book Description: Comparte tus sugerencias de ficción y no ficción, y obtenga ideas de qué leer a continuación. Si desea visitarnos y escuchar a otros hablar de libros, eres absolutamente bienvenido. 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 Hablemos de libros and spend a pleasant time talking about your favorite books and authors. Hablemos de libros meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 11, 2015, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Queen Anne Days Familyfest

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: West Queen Anne Playfield 1901 1st Ave W Seattle, WA 98119. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Books on Bikes will be at Queen Anne Familyfest -- books, crafts and fun for everyone! Description: Queen Anne celebrates families with a kiddie parade, bands that kids and parents will love, carnival games, bouncy houses, food trucks, crafts and more! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/books-on-bikes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Composers of Russian Emigration / Композиторы русской эмиграции

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Русский. Summary: Piano virtuoso Aleksander Izbitser plays and sings composers of Russian post-October emigration. Description: Alexander Izbitser will illustrate a brief musical excursion into the history of so-called “First Wave of Russian Emigration” with piano compositions including Sergey Rachmaninoff’s Preludes & Etude-Tableau, Sergey Prokofiev’s Suite "Romeo and Juliet" as well as Alexander Vertinsky’s songs "Tango Magnolia," "The Days are Running," and the Parrot Flaubert. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Александр Избицер представит краткий музыкальный экскурс в историю фортепианных сочинений так называемой "первой волны русской эмиграции включая Сергея Рахманинова прелюдии и Этюд-Tableau, Сергея Прокофьева Сюиту Ромео и Джульетта а также песни Александра Вертинского включая Танго Магнолия Дни бегут Попугай Флобер. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:00 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, July 13, 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 "Ginger," by Andrew Coburn. 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 "Ginger," by Andrew Coburn. Maybe it was all that flaming red hair, or all that sunbathing, but Ginger Karpowicz has got the neighbors talking, and doing much worse. View in Catalog: Andrew Coburn. 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, July 13, 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, July 13, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Americans Abroad Film Series: 'An American in Paris'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "An American in Paris," the final movie in Americans Abroad: A Globetrotting Film Series at the University Branch. Description: This lavish dance-filled musical stars Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. Kelly plays an American expatriate trying to develop a reputation as a painter in Paris following World War Two, and Caron is the French girl he falls in love with. Rating: Unrated. View in Catalog: "An American in Paris". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 113 minutes. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"-- as far from the Captain's Table as can be -- with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. View in Catalog: "The Cat's Table" by Michael Ondaatje. Next Month's Title: "All the King's Men" by Robert Warren. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 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 Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman. Book Description: A meticulously researched, moving account of a Hmong family's encounter with the western medical profession. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. View in Catalog: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman. Next Month's Title: "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Notes: This group meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30-7:45 p.m. in Study Room "C". 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, July 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Book Description: At the turn of the 20th century in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a gentle solitary orchardist, Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots. Then two feral, pregnant girls and armed gunmen set Talmadge on an irrevocable course not only to save and protect but to reconcile the ghosts of his own troubled past. View in Catalog: "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Next Month's Title: "Brother, I'm Dying" by Edwidge Danticat. 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, July 13, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. Book Description: A wild pitch by the usually steady Henry Skrimshander sets off a chain of events in a small-town Michigan college that begins with a hospital visit and an unwise crush, plunging readers into a heartwarming coming-of-age novel that's only peripherally about baseball. View in Catalog: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach. Next Month's Title: "Ed King" by David Guterson. 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, July 13, 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, July 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of 'Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold' by Daniel Brown. Book Description: Recounts the accomplishments of nine working-class athletes from the University of Washington who beat elite teams at home and abroad and won the gold medal for rowing at the 1936 Nazi-orchestrated Berlin Olympics. View in Catalog: "Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold" by Daniel Brown. Next Month's Title: 'Killer Summer' by Ridley Pearson. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 12:00 PM.

Plutopalooza!

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Is Pluto a planet, and if not, why are we still sending a spacecraft to visit? Come find out! Hosted by “West Seattle’s Own” NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen. Description: At 4:49am on July 14th New Horizons spacecraft will make history as it flies past Pluto, after a journey of more than nine years and 3 billion miles. For much of the day the New Horizons spacecraft will be out of communication with mission control as it gathers data on Pluto and its moons. At 6:02pm on that same day, the spacecraft is scheduled to “phone home” confirming that it completed the rendezvous. This is the nailbiting moment of suspense that we will watch together during the event at the High P… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:00 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, July 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. Book Description: A journalist exploring the story of a grand estate unoccupied for decades, discovers a tale of copper barons and Gilded Age opulence. View in Catalog: "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell Jr. Next Month's Title: "The Beautiful Ruins" 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: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Fremont Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. Book Description: Historical novel telling the story of the relationship between legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney, the wife of a couple whose home Wright built in 1904. View in Catalog: "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. Next Month's Title: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Notes: This group meets the second day 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, July 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Show Your Stripes Tour

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Vist several life-sized, ornate art tigers from Woodland Park Zoo as they travel around the city as part of the zoo's Show Your Stripes Tour. Description: Learn about the zoo's new Banyan Wilds exhibit featuring critically endangered Malayan tigers -- and the Library's summer of learning program, Wild Science. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find and keep housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:30 AM – 3:30 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, July 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word 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, July 15, 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, July 15, 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 "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Book Description: Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman studying in America, reflects on her love life, but it is her sharp, poignant observations about race that provide real energy and depth to this romantic, moving novel. View in Catalog: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Next Month's Title: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. 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, July 15, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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 Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his 12-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 Widows' Adventures" by Charles Dickinson. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3 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, July 15, 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 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, July 15, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Seattle City Council Debate - At Large Candidates

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Seattle City Council debate where citizens help set the agenda. Description: This event will be moderated by Q13 FOX News' C.R. Douglas. The discussion will feature topics and questions shaped by citizens and leading journalists for the candidates running for at large positions 8 and 9. We’re collecting questions from voters throughout greater Seattle to build an event that reflects your concerns and priorities. Be sure to submit your questions at Seattle City Club. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is event is hosted by City Club and The Seattle Public Library. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:00 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, July 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 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 Fort of Nine Towers" by Qais Akbar Omar. Book Description: A young Afghan man's memoir of his family and country in which the horrors and perils he faced, his imprisonment, and his quiet resistance explore life in a country whose history has become deeply entwined with the United States, but has eluded understanding. View in Catalog: "The Fort of Nine Towers" by Qais Akbar Omar. Next Month's Title: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Notes: This group meets 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, July 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 "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 first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. View in Catalog: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Next Month's Title: "Vampires in the Lemon Grove" by Karen Russell. 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, July 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristof. Book Description: Two Pulitzer Prize-winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential. View in Catalog: "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide" by Nicholas D. Kristof. Next Month's Title: "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner. 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: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. Book Description: A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discover a little girl living in the wilderness, with a red fox as a companion, and begin to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own. View in Catalog: "The Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. Next Month's Title: "Back When We Were Grownups" by Anne Tyler. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Book Description: Winterson, heart-wrenchingly honest, shares the thought-provoking, uplifting memoir of her search for love and happiness after a difficult, dysfunctional childhood. View in Catalog: "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Next Month's Title: "Ines of My Soul" by Isabel Allende. 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, July 15, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Thursday Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of the Seattle-based memoir "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Book Description: Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. Unfortunately, Mishna did not fit in with the neighborhood kids because she was shy, uncool, and painfully white. When she was sent to a rich white school she found she was too "black" to fit in with her white classmates. (Novelist). View in Catalog: "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Next Month's Title: "The Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 16, 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 an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Highest Tide" by Jim Lynch. Book Description: A mesmerizing, allegorical, and beautifully wrought first novel about one boy's fascination with the sea during the summer that will change his life. One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. View in Catalog: "The Highest Tide" by Jim Lynch. Next Month's Title: "The Bookseller of Kabul" by Asne Seierstad. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. 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, July 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Cultural Celebration of the End of Ramadan - Eid al-Fitr

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: All our welcome to gather to mark the end of Ramadan. Description: We will share stories, traditional foods, crafts for the children and information about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. If you would like to help with the celebration, please contact Children's Librarian Nancy at 206 684-7518. We welcome community collaboration! Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy Pew. Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

History Café: Mainstream Marijuana

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us every 3rd Thursday at the MOHAI Café for a lively discussion about history. Grab a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine! Presented by MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library and HistoryLink. Description: One year after the first recreational marijuana stores opened in Washington, what has been the effect on the residents of our state and beyond? Join our panel of presenters to explore the current state of recreational marijuana in Washington and the issues facing those involved in all aspects of the industry. Panelists Bruce Barcott, local author of Weed the People: The Journey into America’s Legalized Future Mark Cooke, Policy Advocate at ACLU of Washington James Lathrop, owner of Cannabis City… 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, July 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry 'Potluck'

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

Book Group for Seniors

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Book Description: When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family. View in Catalog: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Next Month's Title: "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 17, 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 "Dear Life: Stories" 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: Stories" by Alice Munro. Next Month's Title: "Molly Fox’s Birthday" by Deirdre Madden. 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, July 17, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Magnolia Branch at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: W. McGraw and 33rd Ave. in the Magnolia Village. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Visit The Seattle Public Library at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia. Description: We will have books available for check out, a science activity or two, summer of learning materials and more. Stop by to see us. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 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, July 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. 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. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Books to Movies: 'Unbroken'

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "Unbroken," a World War II story of survival, resilience and redemption. Description: Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. Movie is directed by Angelina Jolie. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. View in Catalog: "Unbroken". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free popcorn! Run time: 138 minutes. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 18, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chamber Music for Viola, Voice and Piano

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 cellist Brian Lew, soprano Shih-Yi Kuan and pianist Jason Kuo. Description: The Library is pleased to welcome cellist Brian Lew, soprano Shih-Yi Kuan and pianist Jason Kuo in a concert featuring Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G major for viola, Brahms’ Two Songs for alto, viola, and piano, Op. 91 and Schumann’s A Woman’s Life and Love, Op. 42. Currently associate principal viola of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and member of the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, Brian Lew graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he majored in violin. Before coming to Seattle,… 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. Sunday, July 19, 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, July 20, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/books-on-bikes. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 20, 2015, 12:00 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, July 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 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 title is "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown. Book Description: A riveting account of how a group of working class young men from the University of Washington rowing team emerged from obscurity to defeat a field of elite international rivals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. View in Catalog: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel Brown. Next Month's Title: "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

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

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

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063 Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act: "Fixed"

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25. Join us in a celebration of this milestone achievement with info tables & a screening of "Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.". Description: Twenty-five years ago, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our nation committed itself to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. There are many agencies and resources in the greater-Seattle area meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities. Join us to learn about these resources, enjoy film presentations related to disability issues, and participate in question and answer sessions addressing the films and matters related disabililty. 4-6p.m. INFORMATION TABLES… Rating: Unrated. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Run time: 61 minutes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Stories That Bind Us

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore your history and build community through dialogue, stories and sharing in a 3-part series with local performing artist Franchesska Berry. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Tuesdays, July 21, 28, August 4. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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 "Autobiography of a Face" by Lucy Grealy. Book Description: A childhood cancer survivor tells of her facial disfigurement and her quest for beauty, love and acceptance. View in Catalog: "Autobiography of a Face" by Lucy Grealy. Next Month's Title: "Year of Wonders" by Geraldine Brooks. 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, July 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 "A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra. Book Description: In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor, Akhmed, harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child. View in Catalog: "A Constellation Of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra. Next Month's Title: "Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers. 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, July 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. Book Description: In 1975 in an unnamed Indian city, Mrs. Dina Dalal, a Parsi widow, takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors. Despite differences in caste, class and religion, the four form an unlikely, fragile alliance. View in Catalog: "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. 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, July 21, 2015, 6:30 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, July 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 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, July 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, July 22, 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 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate 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 the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 22, 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 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 22, 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, July 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, July 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at 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, July 22, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Join Bob Santos and Larry Gossett for a conversation about “The Gang of Four”

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: “The Gang of Four: Four Leaders, Four Communities, One Friendship” tells how a Native American, African American, Latino American and Asian American came together to form a powerful political alliance. Description: Bob Santos and Larry Gossett, the two surviving members of Seattle’s Gang of Four, tell how they, with the late Bernie Whitebear and Roberto Maestas, helped bring four ethnic groups together to battle city powerbrokers over issues related to civil rights, development, poverty, fishing rights and gentrification. The Gang of Four, or Four Amigos, or Fabulous Four, formed lifelong friendships and alliances during sit-ins, protests and acts of civil disobedience that changed Seattle’s political, social and… View in Catalog: "The Gang of Four". 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, July 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 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. 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, July 23, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Show Your Stripes Tour

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Visit several life-sized, ornate art tigers from Woodland Park Zoo as they travel around the city as part of the zoo's Show Your Stripes Tour. Description: Learn about the zoo's new Banyan Wilds exhibit featuring critically endangered Malayan tigers -- and the Library's summer of learning program, Wild Science. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 23, 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 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Lake City 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. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Delicious and Easy Cheese Making at the Lake City Farmers Market

Where: non-library location. Address: NE 125th & 28th NE, next to the Library. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we demonstrate how to make a fresh, simple cheese that looks and tastes fabulous at the Lake City Farmers Market. Description: It does not take any special equipment or a lot of time to make your own cheese. Seattle Tilth-certified instructor Ellie Cohan will make a batch of farmer-style cheese in under an hour. Topics include equipment, basic ingredient considerations, safety concerns and what to do with leftover whey! Free tastes, too! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 23, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Books on Bikes at Out to Lunch Concert in Westlake Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Westlake Park 401 Pine St Seattle, WA 98101. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Westlake Park as a full-service library. Description: Going to see Craft Spells at the Out to Lunch Concert series in Westlake Park? Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books and media, and much more. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is produced in partnership with the Downtown Seattle Assocation. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 24, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Magnolia Branch at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: W. McGraw and 33rd Ave. in the Magnolia Village. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Visit the Seattle Public Library at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia. Description: We will have cookbooks available for checkout, a cooking demonstration, give aways and summer of learning materials. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 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, July 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. 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. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

The Stories That Bind Us

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore your history and build community through dialogue, stories and sharing with local performing artist Franchesska Berry. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 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, July 27, 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 "Elegy," by Charles Beaumont. 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 "Elegy," by Charles Beaumont. Desperate men are lost in space, when suddenly they find a new home on beautiful Asteroid K7. View in Catalog: Charles Beaumont. 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, July 27, 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, July 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bad Movie Night: 'Troll 2'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Lower Level Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them. Description: In 1989, a group of unknown Utah actors starred in what would be crowned the worst movie of all time: "Troll 2." In this ultra-cheapo Italian knock-off a little boy tries to warn his family and friends that the evil trolls his late grandfather used to tell him about are real. Unfortunately, no one believes him and he and his sister are sent to the enigmatic town of Nilbog where nightmarish things begin to happen. "A hugely entertaining trash gem that earned its reputation as the best worst movie ever… Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. View in Catalog: "Troll 2". Run time: 95 minutes. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Montlake Unabridged: an evening with Arthur Lee Jacobson

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an evening with writer and local plant expert, Arthur Lee Jacobson. Description: Arthur Lee Jacobson is a lifelong Seattle resident and professional plant expert. At this event, hear him recount how he made books such as "Trees of Seattle," "Wild Plants of Greater Seattle," and the currently underway "Edible Houseplants." He’ll share how his research evolved; how he replaced merely autographing books with colorful custom drawings; relate various amusing incidents that have occurred in his life; and field questions about research, writing and publishing—or plants. View in Catalog: Books by Arthur Lee Jacobsen. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is co-sponsored by the Montlake Community Club. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:30 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, July 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 28, 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, July 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Stories That Bind Us

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore your history and build community through dialogue, stories and sharing in a 3-part series with local performing artist Franchesska Berry. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Tuesdays, July 21, 28, August 4. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, July 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 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, July 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, July 29, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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, July 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, July 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 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. 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, July 30, 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 an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. 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. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Show Your Stripes Tour

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Visit several life-sized, ornate art tigers from Woodland Park Zoo as they travel around the city as part of the zoo's Show Your Stripes Tour. Description: Learn about the zoo's new Banyan Wilds exhibit featuring critically endangered Malayan tigers -- and the Library's summer of learning program, Wild Science. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/summer-of-learning. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at Waterfront Whimsea

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Waterfront Park 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Waterfront Whimsea as a full-service library. Description: Waterfront Whimsea is a day of family fun in Waterfront Park featuring games, music, prizes and much more! Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books and media, learn about library programs & resources and more. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is produced in partnership with the Downtown Seattle Association. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 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, August 3, 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, August 3, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, August 3, 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. Tuesday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 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 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 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. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 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 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 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, August 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Stories That Bind Us

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore your history and build community through dialogue, stories and sharing in a 3-part series with local performing artist Franchesska Berry. For ages 13 and up. Registration is required. Description: Enjoy a summer full of Wild Science! with The Seattle Public Library’s 2015 Summer of Learning Program!   Go to your favorite branch and pick up your Wild Science! fold-out program guide.   Attend free programs!   Fill out the survey on the last page of the guide for two free tickets to Woodland Park Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 or 13, while supplies last. Notes: Registration is required. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Tuesdays, July 21, 28, August 4. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-summer-of-learning. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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, August 5, 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 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 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 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 5, 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: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate 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 the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Author Jeff Hobbs Reads from 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” is the true story of a talented young African-American man who grew up in the slums of Newark and went to Yale, only to lose his life all too soon. Description: “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” is a heartfelt and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home. When Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark… View in Catalog: "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace" by Jeff Hobbs. Notes: This program is presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Verdi's Nabucco

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Description: The splendor of ancient Babylon, the yearning of a nationless people, a king’s pride, a god’s wrath and a pair of star-crossed lovers converge in Verdi’s epic account of King Nebuchadnezzar which comes to Seattle Opera for the very first time. Join us for an engaging preview lecture of this early Verdi masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00 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 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 6, 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 an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.