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Detective Cookie's Chess Club

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

National Voter Registration Day & Ballot Box Celebration

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library, King County Elections, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, and other community organizations for a celebration of the new ballot box at the Broadview Branch! Description: All are welcome to join the celebration of National Voter Registration Day and the new ballot box at Broadview branch library. This event will feature voter registration opportunities and informational resources related to the election, as well as activities, giveaways, and more! Multilingual resources will be available as well. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

National Voter Registration Day & Ballot Box Celebration

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library, King County Elections, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, and other community organizations for a celebration of the new ballot box at the High Point Branch! Description: All are welcome to join the celebration of National Voter Registration Day and the new ballot box at High Point Branch. This event will feature voter registration opportunities and informational resources related to the election, as well as activities, giveaways, and more! Multilingual resources will be available as well. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

National Voter Registration Day & Ballot Box Celebration

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library, King County Elections, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, and other community organizations for a celebration of the new ballot box at the Lake City Branch! Description: All are welcome to join the celebration of National Voter Registration Day and the new ballot box at Lake City Branch. This event will feature voter registration opportunities and informational resources related to the election, as well as activities, giveaways, and more! Multilingual resources will be available as well. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

National Voter Registration Day & Ballot Box Celebration

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library, King County Elections, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, and other community organizations for a celebration of the new ballot box at the NewHolly Branch! Description: All are welcome to join the celebration of National Voter Registration Day and the new ballot box at NewHolly Branch. This event will feature voter registration opportunities and informational resources related to the election, as well as activities, giveaways, and more! Multilingual resources will be available as well. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Streetwise Revisited: Public Tour

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Tour Summary: Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Tour Description: Today's tour of "Streetwise Revisited" will be hosted by Photo Center Northwest. Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Meet on Level 3 at the Fifth Ave. entrance. Once gathered, the tours will proceed to the Level 8 gallery. Tour Notes: The tours are free. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a spot. Tour Information Line: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Retirement Planning

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An interactive workshop of wealth management in retirement. Description: The presenter will answer questions on retirement planning, managing your money during retirement, estate planning, Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors from Morgan Stanley. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Stacy Schiff reads from ‘The Witches: Salem, 1692’

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The author of “Cleopatra” and “Véra” unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. Description: It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and a 75-year-old man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central rol… View in Catalog: "The Witches: Salem, 1692" by Stacy Schiff. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 min. of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up for 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

CANCELED - Young Adult Services Mini Resource Fair

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Service providers will be at the Central Library to speak with youth and young adults who need assistance with basic needs, including shelter, case management, and employment and education assistance. Description: Are you between the ages of 12-22 and struggling with homelessness? Do you need help finding shelter, employment and education support, or case management? Come meet with staff from agencies who serve youth and find out what resources are available in and around downtown Seattle. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Poetry Games at the Lake City Farmers Market

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play poetry games with Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's Civic Poet. Description: Come by and have a fun encounter with language. You'll be surprised what amazing poems you can write in a couple of minutes. Pull a poem out of hat, write a one-minute poem, and more! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Writers of all ages and levels are welcome. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Back to School Event

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hey, families! Start the school year off right by learning about the Library's resources for K-12 students. Description: Do you have a student going back to school this fall? Drop in to meet library staff, learn about Homework Help and the wide range of free resources available to help your student succeed! Students, please bring your parents! Enjoy refreshments and win prizes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Your Business - Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. Jeff Levy shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas. The se… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required. This event is co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District office. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

‘Raising Mixed Race’: An Evening with Sharon H. Chang and friends

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a celebration of the final stop of Sharon H. Chang’s “Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World" book tour. Description: Sharon H. Chang is a writer, scholar and activist who focuses on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora with a feminist lens. She serves as a consultant for Families of Color Seattle and is on the planning committee for the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference. Drawn from extensive research and interviews with sixty-eight parents of multiracial children, "Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World" examines the complex task of supporting our youngest around be… View in Catalog: "Raising Mixed Race" by Sharon H. Chang. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Volunteer Training

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Please join us for a FREE Community Volunteer Training for volunteers who teach or tutor adult learners in ESL and basic skills. Registration encouraged for breakout sessions. Description: The event will start with a panel discussion on "Helping Adult Learners with Education and Career Pathways," followed by two breakout sessions. Breakout Sessions: Facilitating ESL Conversation Groups: This workshop is for new volunteers facilitating conversation groups in Talk Time programs or classroom discussion activities. Learn how to facilitate ESL conversation groups with conversation games and techniques for working with multi-level groups. Lesson Planning and Best Teaching Practices for Tu… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please register for the breakout session you would like to attend. No registration is needed to attend the panel discussion. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4704. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: University Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Picture Book Author Saturday Series with Laurie Thompson

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Help us kick off this special 10-week Saturday series of author/illustrator story times! This week's guest star is picture book author, Laurie Thompson! Description: A former software engineer, Laurie Ann Thompson now writes for children and young adults to help her readers – and herself – make better sense of the world we live in, so they can contribute to making it a better place for all of us. She strives to write nonfiction that gives wings to active imaginations and fiction that taps into our universal human truths, as seen in her books "Be A Changemaker: How To Start Something That Matters," a teen how-to guide filled with practical advice and inspiration for youn… View in Catalog: Books by Laurie Ann Thompson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Rainier Beach Heart and Soul: A Community Fair

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Rainier Beach Community Center | 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library’s African American Community Engagement Team invites you to Rainier Beach Heart and Soul: A Community Fair! Description: A celebration for the African American Community at the Rainier Beach Community Center. Fun for kids, teens and adults! The Library in association with the Experience Music Project (EMP), the Rainier Beach Merchant's Association, Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Friends of the Library and The Library Foundation will be presenting a day of entertainment and activities, culture and community. Come rain or shine, come have a great time with us! Line-Up: 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. - Total Experience Gospel Ch… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is supported by the Friends of the Library and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

'Stranger Things' 80s Film Fest: 'Stand By Me' and 'The Goonies'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A festival of thrilling, chilling 80’s films inspired by the hit TV show "Stranger Things." Revisit your wonder years with Stephen King’s "Stand By Me" and "The Goonies.” Films start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Description: Love Stranger Things and all those great 1980’s movies that inspired it? Join us for three double-feature matinees celebrating those mid-80’s classics that inspired this Summer’s smash-hit Netflix show. This weekend we re-enter the wonder and terror of childhood with Stand By Me and The Goonies. Based on the Stephen King short story “The Body,” "Stand By Me" is an unforgettable coming-of-age adventure about four misfit kids’ search for the body of a missing boy, and their struggle against a gang of bull… Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: "Stand By Me" - 89 mins. "The Goonies" - 114 mins. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Magnolia Movie Matinee: 'Rudy'

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an afternoon showing of "Rudy.". Description: A football movie for all, Rudy Ruettiger's determination to play for the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame is both inspiring and moving. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 116 minutes. View in Catalog: "Rudy". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Building Writing Community - How to Create a Productive Writing Group

Seattle Writes Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn best practices for forming and maintaining a productive writing group, and then network with writers to get one started. Description: Writers’ groups have a dual reputation: some writers love and depend on them. Some claim they’re the ninth ring in Dante’s “Inferno." For those who’ve never been part of a group, it can feel daunting to even try to find one to join. In reality, writer’s groups can serve as great communities for writers, offering support, learning opportunities and feedback to those who work so solitarily, and who wonder if what they’re working on is any good, or even matters. Come learn about the different approaches… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Accommodation requests may be made… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Start Your Novel

Seattle Writes Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Have you always wanted to write a novel? This workshop will help you get started! Description: This workshop will help you discover who your characters are, learn about dramatic story structure, and narrow down what you actually want to write about. This class will help anyone who’s contemplating writing a novel during November (National Novel Writing Month), or anyone who’s just starting to think about writing a novel and wants to see what it’s all about. Rebecca Agiewich is a novelist, essayist, travel writer and writing teacher. Her novel BreakupBabe (Ballantine Books) was drafted during Nat… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Ballard Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coffee with Seattle LGBT Commissioners

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join the Seattle LGBT Commission for coffee and light refreshments for a series of library events providing an opportunity for you to get to know the Commission and the work that they do. Description: The Commissioners will provide a panel presentation and then open the floor up to Q-and-A. The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-range projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and equitably address issues affecting and involving Seattle's LGBTQ communiti… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Opening Reception for 25th Annual Artist Showcase

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: As part of the 25th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, meet your creative neighbors and see their art on display at the Southwest Branch! Description: This reception is a chance to discuss art with the artists in a low-key, friendly setting. Artists participating in the Showcase are encouraged to attend the reception. Coffee and dessert will be served at the reception. The 25th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase is a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit and artwork will not be offered for sale at the Library. Visitors interested in purchasing artwork will be referred to the artists. Art work by Southwest community members will be on display at the Southw… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Conflict - The Machine of Fiction

Seattle Writes Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn techniques to create and maintain conflict in your novel with author Karen Finneyfrock. Description: Stories are their conflicts. In this workshop for writers working on a novel, we will use readings, discussion, and writing exercises to explore the inherent conflicts that make up the world of our stories: conflict with nature, society, law, and conflict between people. Come prepared to write. Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels and two collections of poetry. She has been a teacher and Writer in Residence at Hugo House, teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Specialist’s Hat," by Kelly Link. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Specialist’s Hat," by Kelly Link. In this uncanny and wondrous non-traditional ghost story, we learn the secret of eight chimneys, and the three rules for being dead. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: Bookish Happy Hour at Herb & Bitter

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Herb and Bitter Public House 516 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Hey, Capitol Hill: Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and your favorite books and authors. Description: We know it’s tempting to curl up and read at home, but we think that you should venture out and join us for a bookish happy hour at Herb & Bitter on Capitol Hill. Grab a beer or a cocktail and mingle with other book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite (or least favorite) books and authors. Bring a book, bring a friend, and don’t forget your photo ID. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this ann… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this event is expected to last for about 3 hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop In: Ecosystems

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and learn about ecosystems and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months. Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/tinkerlab. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Oh the Horror!: Dracula Movie Screening

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: All October long, the University Branch is celebrating Halloween with spooky screenings of classic Universal Studios horror movies! Description: Bela Lugosi inhabits the role of a lifetime in director Tod Browning's highly influential adaptation of Bram Stoker's chilling vampire tale. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 85 minutes. View in Catalog: "Dracula". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:25 PM.

Real Food Pop-Up Film Fest

Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of ten powerful short films about sustainable food and farming. Description: Watch ten of the best shorts on food, farming, and sustainability from the Real Food Film Contest. We'll follow the screening with discussion about the films and the chance to vote on your favorite. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 60 mins. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Detective Cookie's Chess Club

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pizza and Politics: Vice Presidential Debate Screening

Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library for the screening of the Vice Presidential debate and eat pizza (while supply lasts). Description: Family Works and The Library have teamed up to bring you this opportunity to screen the debate with your community, eat some pizza, and get information about voter registration and library resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate Screenings

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library for the screening of Presidential Debate Series preceding the November 8th Presidential Election! Description: Come and watch as the nominees discuss and debate a variety of hot topics and issues! League of Women Voters will be doing voter registration and provide information at the event for those who haven't had the chance to register to vote. The dates of the screening are: Monday, September 26th at 6-7:30 pm: First Presidential Debate , Tuesday, October 4th at 6-7:30 pm: Vice Presidential Debate , Wednesday, October 19th at 6-7:30 pm: Third Presidential Debate. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk informally about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

West Seattle Hot Topics for Seniors

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Description: Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues. The group will select topics, which may include issues such as education, health care, benefit programs, hospice, palliative care, immigration, gun control, transportation and housing. This month's topic: Living Well Towards the End of Life – Creativity, Community, and Positive Aging. Rebecca Crichton, Executi… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 min. of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up for 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tinkerlab

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/tinkerlab. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Art History Talk: The Legacy of Mary Ellen Mark

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy an art history talk on the famed documentary photography of Mary Ellen Mark. Description: Photographic Center Northwest executive director Michelle Dunn Marsh reflects on the documentary photography of Mary Ellen Mark. View in Catalog: "Tiny Streetwise Revisited" by Mary Ellen Mark. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. More...: http://www.spl.org/streetwise. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: davida.ingram@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop In: Marshmallow Bridges

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about bridge design and build marshmallow bridges. See how much pressure your bridge can handle! Description: TinkerLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview with Professional Singers at Rainier Arts Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rainier Arts Center 3515 South Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Description: With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

James Gleick reads from ‘Time Travel’

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore time travel ‘s subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself with the author of the groundbreaking bestseller “Chaos.”. Description: Author James Gleick's story begins at the turn of the 20th century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, “The Time Machine.” A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological—the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the cul… View in Catalog: "Time Travel" by James Gleick. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

FREE Film Screening: Streetwise at Seattle University

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle University, Campion Ballroom 914 E Jefferson Street Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: A free offsite film screening on the classic documentary about youth homelessness in Seattle. Description: Screening of the 1984 classic followed by discussion. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 2 hours. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/streetwise. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4704. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Escribe tu primer libro en un mes

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Taller de introducción al método de escritura de Chris Batty y las reglas del National Novel Writing Month. Description: En este taller de dos horas analizaremos los lineamientos y reglas básicas del método de Chris Batty para escribir un libro de 50.000 palabras. El NaNoWriMo es un concurso que se lleva a cabo cada año durante el mes de noviembre. Fue creado por Chris Batty para escritores principiantes, intermedios y avanzados. Empezando desde cero, tú puedes escribir tu primer libro en sólo treinta días. Notes: Abierto para todos los integrantes de Seattle Escribe que deseen participar y público en general. Translation: Write your first book in one month. Introductory workshop for understanding the NaNoWriMo guidelines, and Chris Batty’s writing method. In this two hour workshop we will visit the guidelines and basic rules of Chris Batty’s method for writing a 50.000 word book in only 30 days. NaNoWriMo is a contest celebrated each November. It was created by Chris Batty for new and advanced writters. Starting from scratch, you can write your first book in only 30 days. Open for Seattle Escribe members and g… Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: How to Cook a Book

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Food is never just about food. Explore how to write personal essays inspired by food and recipes with essayist and cookbook author Kate Lebo. Description: Food is personal. Food is universal. Food is never just about food. In this class we’ll cover the basics of writing personal essays about food, dip into the art of the headnote, and explore how recipes can be more than mere instruction. Starting with a feast of food writing—including Charles Simic, Molly Wizenberg, and Paisley Rekdal—we’ll find the sweet spot where public and private lives collide in the kitchen, then draft our own personal essays about the dog-eared, sauce-spattered, multicultural cookbook… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Picture Book Author Saturday Series with Jaime Temairik

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special story time featuring guest star, picture book author Jaime Temairik! Description: Jaime Temairik is an illustrator and author in Seattle. She is the author and illustrator of "Alice & Lucy Will Work for Bunk Beds," and the illustrator of "Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties," by Eric Ode as well as "How to Negotiate Everything" by David Spellman. View in Catalog: Works by Jaime Temairik. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

See Art/Make Art: Phone Wire Basket Weaving with Lene Sangster

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop-in wire basket art project led by Seattle artist and educator Lene Sangster. Description: At the end of this art class you will take home your wire basket. This workshop is intended for ages 10 and older. The See Art/Make Art series is part of the 25th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Magnolia Movie Matinee: 'Goosebumps'

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an afternoon showing of "Goosebumps.". Description: Based on the book series by R.L. Stine, two teenagers team up to save a town after all of the author's fictional demons are released. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 103 minutes. View in Catalog: "Goosebumps". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

El Club Latino

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Un grupo cultural latino para las personas que les encanta hablar de todo acerca de la cultura latinoamericana. Book Description: Comparte tus conocimientos acerca de la cultura latinoamericana en un ambiente amistoso y entretenido. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Self-Publishing: Nuts & Bolts

Seattle Writes Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A step-by-step guide to turning your manuscript into a book. Description: Ready to turn your manuscript into a book? This class will walk, step by step, through the self-publishing process, examining the opportunities and realities of self-publishing. We will discuss formatting choices (print? ebook? both?), hiring freelancers, pricing, distribution options, and how to evaluate what is best for you. We will also uncover a few pitfalls to avoid. Beth Jusino is a freelance writer, editor, and publishing consultant with almost 20 years of experience teaching the crafts of writin… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Poet is In: The Neighborhood We Love

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Claudia Castro Luna Seattle’s Civic Poet for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city. Description: The neighborhood we love - What is it about your neighborhood you most like? Is it a particular building? A tree? A kindly neighbor? The smell of lilacs in the spring? We will take a virtual walk around our respective blocks and think of the particular things that make it home. You can also come and continue writing about last week’s topic or bring a poem you love that you want to share with the rest of us. These are low-key sessions. No previous poetry writing experience necessary. Poems are all around… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

PoetsWest Poetry, Prose or Public Issue events

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 and open mic. Description: On Saturday, October 8th, PoetsWest features readings from David Horowitz. Others TBA. Hosted by Art Gomez. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

2016 Washington State Book Awards

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come celebrate the finalists and winners for eight categories in this year’s Washington State Book Awards! Free and open to the public. Description: The Washington State Book Awards recognize outstanding poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and children's and teen literature published in 2015 and penned by a Washington writer. The four adult literature categories are: poetry, fiction, biography/memoir, and history/general nonfiction for adults. The Scandiuzzi Children’s Book Award honors a children’s picture book and one book each for early readers (ages 6 to 8), middle readers (ages 9-12), and young adults (ages 13 to 18). We’ll begin the evening in the Mi… Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Note: The Library will close at its regular Saturday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for the $7 weekend rate. The authors of the award-winning books and the illustrator of the picture book will receive a $500 honorarium, thanks to generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundatio… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing the Personal and Political

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: We will explore how to influence social change through strong writing that joins the personal and political. Description: In this tumultuous world, there are a lot of very important social issues that we need to discuss and understand better. But how do you get people to care? This class will show you how to connect the personal and political to make statements that generate change. Ijeoma Oluo is a writer, speaker & internet yeller. She's Editor at Large at The Establishment: a media platform run and funded by women. She was named one of the most influential people in Seattle, by Seattle Magazine. Her book, "So You Want To… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-writes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Rainier Beach Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Martyrs' Crossing.". Book Description: The lives of a young Palestinian mother and an Israeli soldier intersect at a closed Israeli checkpoint when the woman tries desperately to get her sick son into Jerusalem and to its doctors. Next Month's Title: "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder. Notes: This group meets the second Sunday 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert: 20th Century American Songs

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a concert of 20th century American songs. Description: Songs by Amy Beach Breanna Hanson, soprano & Lucy Wenger, piano I Hate Music by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) I.My mother says that babies come in bottles II.Jupiter has seven moons III.I hate music IV.A big Indian and a little Indian V.I just found out today that I’m a person too Paper Wings by Jake Heggie(b. 1961) I.Bedtime Story II.Paper Wings III.Mitten IV.Smitten V.Route to the Sky Flames by Tom Cipullo (b. 1956) Poisoning Pigeons in the Park by Tom Lehrer (b. 1928) Another… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Booktoberfest: Karaoke with Librarians, at the Skylark Café

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: The Skylark Café 3803 Delridge Way SW Seattle, WA 98106. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Come out and sing with librarians, with no shushing allowed unless it’s in the lyrics. Join us at the Skylark Café in Delridge for a fun night of music and merriment. Admission Free: Drinks on you. Description: This Booktoberfest, join librarians for some karaoke! Yes, you read that right: librarians like to read AND sing! Join us for a night of bookish karaoke at the Skylark Café in Delridge, with our deejay Baby Ketten. Feel free to bring along your favorite book, dedicate your song selections to favorite books or authors, or come dressed as your favorite literary character or figure. Special prizes will be awarded while supplies last, so bring your bookish A-game! Celebrate books and music and raise a glass wit… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Booktoberfest: Librarian’s Revenge Trivia Night, at the Ravenna Third Place Pub

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: The Pub at Third Place Books 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: NOW Who’s Asking the Questions!? Join us for trivia at The Pub at Third Place Books Ravenna. Match wits with librarians in a special bookish and library-themed trivia night. Prizes! Description: Every day we answer your questions. Now your librarians are turning the tables! We’ll be asking the questions, and it will be up to you to answer them as we host a special trivia night at the Pub at Third Place Books in Ravenna. Round up your brainiest friends for a fun night out, match wits with our librarians and compete to win some bookish prizes and surprises. No cover charge or fee, and the maximum team size is six (no minimum). Singles are welcome: we’ll help match you up into teams! This program… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not. All are welcome. Note: this even is expected to last about two hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: Bookish Happy Hour at Loretta's Northwesterner

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Loretta's Northwesterner 8617 14th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and your favorite books and authors. Description: We know it’s tempting to curl up and read at home, but we think that you should venture out and join us for a bookish happy hour at Loretta's Northwesterner in South Park. Grab a beer and mingle with other book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite (or least favorite) books and authors. Bring a book, bring a friend, and don’t forget your photo ID. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual c… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this event is expected to last for about 3 hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beginner ESL 2 & 3 Class

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: This is a beginner-level English language class. Class meets October 10 - December 14, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Students must be able to attend all classes. Students will focus on speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop In: Invent with LittleBits

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Engineer solutions to Aesop's Fables using LittleBits during this week's Tinkerlab Drop In. Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/tinkerlab. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Oh the Horror!: 'The Invisible Man' Movie Screening

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: All October long, the University Branch is celebrating Halloween with spooky screenings of classic horror movies from Universal Studios! Description: Claude Rains plays a scientist who discovers a way to become invisible which unfortunately has the side effect of also turning him into a psychopathic, murderous jerk. Arguably the greatest of all of Universal's horror films, 'The Invisible Man' features some truly amazing special effects. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 82 min. View in Catalog: "The Invisible Man". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our six-week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is required. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulations, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Registrants are asked to plan to attend all six workshops in the series. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. No class will be held on October 31st. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 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 "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Book Description: An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. View in Catalog: "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Next Month's Title: "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 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 Richard Widerkehr, Michael Magee, and Jesse Minkert. Description: An Evening of Poetry is a quarterly series for fresh voices in the local poetry scene. Richard Widerkehr has two collections of poems, The Way Home and Her Story of Fire. His novel, Sedimental Journey, about a geologist, was published by Tarragon Books. He also won the University of Michigan Hopwood Award for poetry. Michael Magee is a Tacoma, Washington playwright and poet. His play A Night in Reading Gaol with Oscar Wilde was produced in England. His poetry has appeared in Pennine Ink, PoetryAtlas.com,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Chamber Music Concert featuring Ward (Harp), Reed (Piano), and Guevin (Soprano)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a lunchtime chamber music concert featuring Megan Bledsoe Ward (Harp), Susan Wingrove Reed (Piano), and Rhiannon Guevin (Soprano). Description: Ward, Reed, and Guevin have performed this program in Alaska and Hawaii. The Library is happy to host the trio's Seattle performance. Megan Bledsoe Ward has been hailed by Downbeat Magazine for her “sharp musical intelligence” and “scintillating plays of light and subtle colors.” Her debut album, Pacific Harp Project, was awarded the 2016 Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Instrumental Album of the Year by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview with Professional Singers

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Description: With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Detective Cookie's Chess Club

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Wallingford Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky. Book Description: Published posthumously, two linked novellas, written just before the author was in Auschwitz, focus on life and death in occupied France. View in Catalog: "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky. Next Month's Title: "The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday 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: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Luvvie Ajayi and Lindy West

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A don’t miss event with two of the most insightful, funny, feminist voices writing today. Lucky for us, both have brand new books. Description: Luvvie Ajayi, the comedic voice behind the blog Awesomely Luvvie, brings her debut book, “I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual,” to Seattle to share the stage with friend Lindy West (“Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman”). This event is free and open to all. In “I’m Judging you,” the unique voice and sharp wit that Ajayi’s dedicated followers have come to expect ricochet throughout essays such as “When Baehood Goes Bad,” “Nobody Wins at the Feminism Olympics,” and “So You’re Kind of a Big Deal on the Intern… View in Catalog: "I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual" by Luvvie Ajayi. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors to the Auditorium will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first seated. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring French and British songs and duets of the late Romantic period. Description: The concert will include the following program: "There is a garden in her face" and "The echoing green" - John Ireland "Come to me in my dreams" and "Love went a-riding" - Frank Bridge "Full fathom five" - John Ireland "You spotted snakes" - Frederick Keel "It was a lover" - Ralph Vaughan Williams "Chevaux de bois" and "La Mer est plus belle" - Claude Debussy "Puisqu’ici-bas toute âme" - Gabriel Fauré "Les trois oiseaux" - Leo Delibes "Au bord de l’eau" - Émile Paladilhe "Mimi Pinson"… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 min. of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up for 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Tinkerlab

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/tinkerlab. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Booktoberfest: Bookish Happy Hour at Queen Anne Beerhall

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Queen Anne Beerhall 203 W. Thomas Street Seattle, WA 98119. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: All Ages Welcome! Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading. Description: We know it’s tempting to curl up and read at home, but we think that you should venture out and join us for a bookish happy hour at Queen Anne Beerhall in Lower Queen Anne. Grab a beer and mingle with other book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite (or least favorite) books and authors. Bring a book, bring a friend, and don’t forget your photo ID. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual… Notes: All ages are welcome to this event, and registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this event is expected to last for about 2 hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: Bookish Happy Hour at The Hideout

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: The Hideout 1005 Boren Avenue Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bookworks night out! Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and your favorite books and authors. Description: We know it’s tempting to curl up and read at home, but we think that you should venture out and join us for a bookish happy hour at The Hideout. Grab a beer or a cocktail and mingle with other book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite (or least favorite) books and authors. Bring a book, bring a friend, and don’t forget your photo ID. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual celebration of… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this even is expected to last for about 3 hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beginner ESL 2 & 3 Class

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: This is a beginner-level English language class. Class meets October 10 - December 14, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Students must be able to attend all classes. Students will focus on speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Kim Stafford reads from ‘Having Everything Right,’ PNW essays

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate the 30th anniversary edition of Stafford’s critically acclaimed Pacific Northwest essays on nature and place. Description: Kim Stafford writes with poetic and evocative prose as he reflects on the history, folklore and physical beauty of the Pacific Northwest. When “Having Everything Right: Essays of Place” was first published in 1986, the book was awarded a precedent setting Special Citation for Excellence by the Western States Book Awards. The book has been compared to the essay collections of Edward Abbey and Wendell Berry, books that blend personal vision and regional evocation. The 30th anniversary edition of “Having Ev… View in Catalog: "Having Everything Right: Essays of Place" by Kim Stafford. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Other Realms Roundtable: a book discussion group for science fiction & fantasy fans

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall/City Grind Espresso 600 4th Ave. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Then this no-pressure book group may be for you! Book Description: Instead of reading one book, we come and share what we have been reading. Feel free to stop by to listen or join in with your recent reads! Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at City Hall's City Grind Espresso. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabees!)

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: "Hot Topics for Seniors" meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Green Lake Branch Meeting Room to discuss various topics. Description: On Thursday, October 13th, the Group will discuss "Book Clubs; what makes a good one, new ideas?". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview with Professional Singers

Where: Central Library. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Description: With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-in: Three Little Pigs Science

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and explore the science and engineering behind The Three Little Pigs fable. Description: TinkerLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Streetwise Revisited: Public Tour

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Tour Summary: Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Tour Description: Today's tour is hosted by Seattle University's Project on Family Homelessness. Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Meet on Level 3 at the Fifth Ave. entrance. Once gathered, the tours will proceed to the Level 8 gallery. Tour Notes: The tours are free. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a spot. Tour Information Line: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

7th Congressional District General Election Debate

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Seattle CityClub, Downtown Seattle Association and The Seattle Public Library for a debate where citizens help set the agenda. Description: This year the residents of the 7th Congressional District will vote to replace Rep Jim McDermott, who has held his seat since 1989. This will be a hotly contested race between Pramila Jayapal and Brady Walkinshaw, and one which will have a lasting impact on our region. This debate is free and open to all. To submit a question for Jayapal and/or Walkinshaw click here. Moderated by: C.R. Douglas (Q13 FOX News) and Essex Porter (KIRO 7 News). Notes: Doors open at 5:30. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 324th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month’s presentation features Jack Straw Writers Casandra Lopez, E. J. Koh and Ramon Isao, with Anis Gisele on The Writer's Craft: "Privilege--How We Navigate Power in Our Stories and in Community with Storytellers." 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Arts Gumbo Book Chats

Where: non-library location. Address: 3515 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the 2016 Arts Gumbo Book Chats at the Rainier Arts Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo. Book Description: Follows ten-year-old Zimbabwe native, Darling, as she escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America. "The Arts Gumbo Book Chats" book group will read and discuss books about African American Immigrants experiences in September, October and November. The discussions are part of the 2016 Arts Gumbo Event held in the Rainier Arts Center in Columbia City. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Notes: 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. This program is presented in partnership with SeedArts. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview with Professional Singers at Kenyon Hall

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Kenyon Hall 7904 35th Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Description: With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Arbor Day Event at Flaim Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Virgil Flaim Park 2700 NE 123rd St. Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join the City of Seattle in celebrating Arbor Day. Children's Librarian, Nancy P, will be on hand with tree stories, crafts and fun facts! Description: Activities will include facilitated tree climbing, volunteer tree planting, Ask an Arborist booth, a neighborhood Tree Walk, apple cider pressing, and more! 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

FREE Film Screening: “Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell”

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: A recent documentary follows the journey of a mother who experienced homelessness as a teen. Description: This film screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director Martin Bell, the documentary’s key subject Erin ‘Tiny’ Blackwell and a leading housing advocate. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 2 hours. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/streetwise. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, October 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4704. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Discover Special Collections: Odds, Ends and Curiosities

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 10 - The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Library's Special collections. This month: Odds, Ends and Curiosities. Registration required. Tour Description: Join us for a peek into the Seattle Room and the Library’s Special Collections through six exciting tours. Come to one or join us for all! In October, answer the question: What’s the oldest, the smallest, the biggest, the weirdest, and the wackiest thing in Special Collections? Join us for a mash-up tour of the Seattle Room. The librarians will choose their favorite – or not-so-favorite – items and make them available for you to explore! This tour will last approximately one hour. Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Tour Information Line: Central Library - 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tour Information: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/central-library-tours. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Picture Book Author Saturday Series with Liz Wong

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special story time featuring guest star, picture book author Liz Wong! Description: Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. Winning the first place trophy in her elementary school poster contest encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the rest of her family. Liz holds a BFA in Art and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Washington and currently resides in Edmonds, Washington with her husband and son. She continues to alternately delight and exasperate her family to… View in Catalog: "Quackers" by Liz Wong. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

See Art/Make Art: Felt Monster Key Chains with Lene Sangster

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop-in felt monster key chain art project led by Seattle artist and educator Lene Sangster. Description: At the end of this art class you will take home your felt monster key chain. This workshop is intended for ages 10 and older. The See Art/Make Art series is part of the 25th Annual Southwest Artist Showcase, a non-juried, nonprofit exhibit. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

'Stranger Things' 80s Film Fest: 'Fire Starter' and 'Poltergeist'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A festival of thrilling, chilling 80s films inspired by hit TV show "Stranger Things." Gasp at telekinetic terror and paranormal horror in “Fire Starter” and “Poltergeist.” Films start at 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Description: Love "Stranger Things," and all those great 1980s movies that inspired it? Join us for three double-feature matinees celebrating those mid-80’s classics that inspired this Summer’s smash-hit Netflix show. This Saturday we hudder to telekinetic terror and paranormal horror with Stephen King’s "Fire Starter" (1984), and "Poltergeist" (1982). From its story of an evil government experiment that gives a little girl deadly telekinetic powers to the synth-heavy soundtrack by Tangerine Dream, Fire Starter may g… Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: "Firestarter" - 114 minutes. "Poltergeist" - 114 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Seattle Writes and Hugo House Present: Literary Journalism with Gail Folkins

Seattle Writes Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class explores literary journalism, which blends reportage with personal narrative. Description: We will investigate this genre through a combination of discussion, examples, and a writing exercise. You will leave the class with an essay topic along with research strategies. Gail Folkins is a journalist and writing instructor who has a PhD in creative nonfiction. Her essays, articles, fiction, and poetry have appeared in various journals. Folkins often writes about her deep roots in the American West. Her latest creative nonfiction book is a nature-themed memoir about growing up in Washington state… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Kay Kirkpatrick. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Casual Uncluttering

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Professional organizer Lauren Williams shares successful strategies for using your space more effectively. Get organized in your home and office with Lauren's help. Description: Lauren Williams, Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, specializes in homes and offices. She will show you how to get rid of the clutter and use your space more effectively. Wondering what to do with great-grandma's or the 20 pairs of shoes that don't fit any more? Lauren's "organizer on the road show" is practical, educational, and fun. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Booktoberfest: Magnolia Movie Matinee - 'Strange Brew'

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: In honor of Booktoberfest, please join us for an afternoon showing of "Strange Brew.". Description: In this 1983 Canadian comedy, an evil Brewmeister has a plan to take over the world. Can the Great White Hosers of the North, Bob and Doug McKenzie, in their plaid shirts, ski torques, and love of beer stop him? Urban Family Brewery is providing our door prize. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual celebration of books, beer and good times. Join us for bookish happy… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 90 min. View in Catalog: "Strange Brew". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Autopsy of a Mystery -- Plot, Dialogue and Revision

Seattle Writes Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: What makes a good mystery great? Join bestselling mystery writer Ingrid Thoft as she investigates the elements of a page turner. Description: Readers want tightly-plotted stories that challenge and make sense; they want a detective – amateur or professional – full of character and depth; they want a story arc that keeps them reading. We’ll take a look at the specifics of plotting a mystery as well as creating a memorable and credible sleuth. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ingrid Thoft is the author of the critically acclaimed Fina Ludlow series. “Loyalty,” “Identity” and “Brutality” feature the Boston private investigator who tangles with the… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

A History of Dance

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Русский. Summary: Two local artists, Valeria Viniarskaia and Tetiana Olenska present an illustrated history of dance. A great chance to listen to a Russian duet GalAnd. Description: Two local artists, Valeria Viniarskaia and Tetiana Olenska present an illustrated history of dance. Artistically demanding, this is a fascinating performance that features Russian, Ukrainian, classical, British, Roma, and Tarantella dances. The performance is composed of eight dances: British, Tarantella, Ukrainian (Chervichki), Russian Quadrillion, Dance of the East, Roma Dance, Seamen Dance, and a Classical Dance (The Rain Dance). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: К вашему вниманию программа -" История танцев. " Ряд образов из своей коллекци представит Татьяна Оленска. Ведущие Валерия Винярская и Лешек Худзинский. Валерия Винярская и Тетяна Оленска представят иллюстрированную историю танца. Концерт состоится с восьми танцев: Британского Тарантелли Украинского («Черевички»), Русского кадрилля Танца Востока Цыганского Мотроского и Классического («Танец дождя»). Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview with Professional Singers at Camp Long

Where: non-library location. Address: Camp Long, Main Hall 5200 35th Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98126. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Presented by professional singers and accompanist, join us for a preview of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Description: With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes of poverty, peril, and bravery, culminating in happiness for all – save for one very bad witch! Deepen your enjoyment of this provocative, dreamy, and melodious opera as you get an inside look into Seattle Opera’s upcoming production. Featuring professional singers and an accompanist, this hour long presentation will take you on a journey through the story and music of Humperdinck’s masterpiece. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Southwest Stories

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle in a series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Description: Join Larry Gossett, King County Council member and long-time neighborhood activist who will discuss "High Point and the Homeboys." Join us on the third Sunday of every month rotating among the five branches of The Seattle Public Library on the Duwamish Peninsula. This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Podcasts of previous parts of this series are available on the Southwest Seattle Historical Society's website. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Autopsy of a Mystery -- Plot, Dialogue and Revision

Seattle Writes Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: What makes a good mystery great? Join bestselling mystery author Ingrid Thoft as she investigates the elements of a page turner. Description: Readers want tightly-plotted stories that challenge and make sense; they want a detective – amateur or professional – full of character and depth; they want a story arc that keeps them reading. We’ll take a look at the specifics of plotting a mystery as well as creating a memorable and credible sleuth. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Ingrid Thoft is the author of the critically acclaimed Fina Ludlow series. “Loyalty,” “Identity” and “Brutality” feature the Boston private investigator who tangles with the… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… More...: http://www.spl.org/seattlewrites. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, October 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings.This week's story is "The Black House," by Patricia Highsmith. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Black House," by Patricia Highsmith. The men all bragged about that abandoned house and what they’d done there. Was it the house that was haunted, or just the men? Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father. View in Catalog: "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 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: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Beginner ESL 2 & 3 Class

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: This is a beginner-level English language class. Class meets October 10 - December 14, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Students must be able to attend all classes. Students will focus on speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop In: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and make wild creations using Cubelets Robot Construction kits. Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/tinkerlab. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our six-week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is required. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulations, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Registrants are asked to plan to attend all six workshops in the series. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. No class will be held on October 31st. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. Book Description: Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale of a scientist who brings a monster to life. View in Catalog: "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. Next Month's Title: "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of each 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Senior Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: South Park Senior Center 8201 10th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Climbing the Mango Trees" by Madhur Jaffrey. Book Description: The actress and food writer reminisces about growing up in a large well-to-do Delhi family. Recipes are included. View in Catalog: "Climbing the Mango Trees" by Madhur Jaffrey. Next Month's Title: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non-and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Detective Cookie's Chess Club

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since February 2007. New members are always welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:00 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 "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood. Book Description: In the wake of biological catastrophe that has all but swept away humankind, a few survivors cling to their memories of a lost world, and look wonderingly toward the future. Sequel to "Oryx and Crake.". View in Catalog: "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood. Next Month's Title: "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Booktoberfest: Bookish Happy Hour at Flying Bike Brewery

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery 8570 Greenwood Ave. North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Grab a drink and mingle with fellow book lovers as you discuss what you’re reading and your favorite books and authors. Description: We know it’s tempting to curl up and read at home, but we think that you should venture out and join us for a bookish happy hour at The Flying Bike Brewery in Greenwood. Grab a beer and mingle with other book lovers as you discuss what you’re currently reading and your favorite (or least favorite) books and authors. Bring a book, bring a friend, and don’t forget your photo ID. This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual cel… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. Note: this event is expected to last for about 3 hours, but if we’re having fun …who knows? Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy. Book Description: "The Moviegoer" is Binx Bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker who surveys the world with the detached gaze of a Bourbon Street dandy even as he yearns for a spiritual redemption he cannot bring himself to believe in. Winner of the 1961 National Book Award. This dazzling novel established Walker Percy as one of the major voices in Southern literature. View in Catalog: "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy. Next Month's Title: "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 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 "Spilling Clarence" by Anne Ursu. Book Description: The residents of the town of Clarence fall under the spell of a strange and powerful drug that unlocks their memories. The townspeople find themselves awash in their own reminiscences - of love and death, of war and childhood, of happiness they've experienced, and sins they've committed. Next Month's Title: "Citizen Vince" by Jess Walter. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: Beer & Bingo at Mulleady’s

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Mulleady's Irish Pub 3055 21st Ave W. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Gather your friends and join local librarians at Mulleady’s Irish Pub for a fun night of Bookish Bingo. Whether or not you win a prize, you’ll have a great time! Description: Grab a beer and play some bingo with your friends, hosted by your local library staff. It’s good old fashioned bingo, with bookish prizes. Gather with friends for a fun night of games and drinks (but no drinking games!) This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual celebration of books, beer and good times. Join us for bookish happy hours, librarian-hosted trivia nights, spooky story nights in bars, literary mixology, free… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 min. of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up for 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:45 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 "Truth and Beauty" by Ann Patchett. Book Description: Ann Patchett's brutally candid memoir explores her extraordinarily demanding 20-year friendship with Lucy Grealy, author of Autobiography of a Face. View in Catalog: "Truth and Beauty" by Anne Patchett. Next Month's Title: "Blue Nights" by Joan Didion. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tinkerlab

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/tinkerlab. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Beginner ESL 2 & 3 Class

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: This is a beginner-level English language class. Class meets October 10 - December 14, Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Students must be able to attend all classes. Students will focus on speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Pizza and Politics: Presidential Debate Screening

Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library for the screening of the Vice Presidential Debate and eat pizza (while supply lasts). Description: Family Works and The Library have teamed up to bring you this opportunity to screen the debate with your community, eat some pizza, and get information about voter registration and library resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate Screenings

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Seattle Public Library for the screening of Presidential Debate Series preceding the November 8th Presidential Election! Description: Come and watch as the nominees discuss and debate a variety of hot topics and issues! League of Women Voters will be doing voter registration and provide information at the event for those who haven't had the chance to register to vote. The dates of the screening are: Monday, September 26th at 6-7:30 pm: First Presidential Debate , Tuesday, October 4th at 6-7:30 pm: Vice Presidential Debate , Wednesday, October 19th at 6-7:30 pm: Third Presidential Debate. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

History Cafe: Looking for Betty MacDonald

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 Wednesday to learn and discuss local history with a cup of coffee - or glass of wine! Description: Betty MacDonald burst onto the American literary scene in 1945 with her memoir, "The Egg and I," a tartly witty tale about operating a chicken ranch on Washington's dauntingly wild Olympic Peninsula. Paula Becker, author of the new biography "Looking For Betty MacDonald: The Egg, The Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and I," discusses Betty MacDonald's life, work, and deep connections with Seattle. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find and keep housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来参加我们的免费电脑辅导课。(Come to our Practice Lab and get your questions about technology and Library services answered.). Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Business Resource Open House

Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting. Description: Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-in: Spheros

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Tinker with Spheros, programmable spherical robots, during this week's TinkerLab Drop In. Description: TinkerLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Streetwise Revisited: Public Tour

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Tour Summary: Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Tour Description: Today's tour of "Streetwise Revisited" will be hosted by YWCA/Firesteel. Join us for community-led tours of the special exhibit “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited.” Tours last 30 minutes. Meet on Level 3 at the Fifth Ave. entrance. Once gathered, the tours will proceed to the Level 8 gallery. Tour Notes: The tours are free. Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a spot. Tour Information Line: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. 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.). Description: 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. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Booktoberfest #ThrowbackThursday Kidlit Trivia Night at Korochka Tavern

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Korochka Tavern 12348 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you there, God? It’s me, #ThrowbackThursday Kidlit Trivia Night! Join SPL librarians for a team trivia night like no other at Korochka Tavern in Lake City. Don’t miss our book cover photo booth! Description: Are you there, God? It’s me, #ThrowbackThursday Kidlit Trivia Night! Join SPL librarians for a team trivia night like no other at Korochka Tavern in Lake City. Call on your inner Matilda and show off your knowledge of children’s and teen books from the 1970s-1990s, from Harriet the Spy to Christopher Pike. Win prizes, revel in convoluted plots from Sweet Valley, and make Claudia Kishi proud by bringing your best fashion to our book cover photo booth. This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required.… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Booktoberfest: Karaoke with Librarians, at Bar Sue

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Bar Sue 1407 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español, 中文 Русский Tiểng Việt, Soomaali, አማርኛ. Summary: Come out and sing with librarians, with no shushing allowed unless it’s in the lyrics. Join us at the Bar Sue on Capitol Hill for a fun night of music and merriment. Description: This Booktoberfest, join librarians for some late night karaoke! Yes, you read that right: librarians like to read AND sing! Join us for a night of bookish karaoke at Bar Sue on Capitol Hill, hosted by ggnzla KARAOKE. Feel free to bring along your favorite book, order a literary themed cocktail, and/or come dressed as your favorite literary character or figure. Celebrate books and music and raise a glass with us! There’ll be no shushing tonight! Song selection is available here (type in the code:… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks are not, and all are welcome. The event runs from 9 p.m. to after 1 a.m. More...: http://www.spl.org/booktoberfest. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 PM – Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:30 AM.