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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, August 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. Book Description: Young artist Claire Roth agrees to forge a stolen Degas painting in exchange for a one-woman show in a renowned gallery. As she begins her work, she comes to suspect that this masterpiece may itself be a forgery. A thrilling novel about seeing—and not seeing—the secrets that lie beneath the canvas. View in Catalog: "The Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro. Next Month's Title: "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Open Air at the KEXP Concerts at the Mural

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle Center's Mural Amphitheatre 305 Harrison Street Seattle,WA 98109. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Library joins you outside this summer with pop-up locations across the city. Check out books and DVDs, sign up for a Library card and more. Today, Open Air will be at KEXP's Concert at the Mural. Description: The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Choose from our selection of awesome summer reads and DVDs. Get a Library card. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Or just grab a magazine, take a seat and enjoy the scene! Look for us around town this summer as Open Air pops up at a location near you. To find the full schedule and more, click here. 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. Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at UNCF Walk, Run, Bike For Education!

Where: non-library location. Address: Pratt Park 1800 South Main Street Seattle, WA 98144. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of the Seattle Books on Bikes team will be at Pratt Park for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Walk, Run, Bike for Education event as a full-service library! Description: Will you be walking, running, riding for UNCF? Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books, sign up for the Summer of Learning and Book Bingo programs, learn about library programs, computer classes, and much more! Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival, or whever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/books-on-bikes. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, August 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, August 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Books to Movies: 'The Theory of Everything'

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "The Theory of Everything" a movie based on the love story of famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane. Description: Starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne, this is the story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking who was once a healthy, active young man, who received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. Based on the book "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" by Jane Hawking. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 124 minutes. View in Catalog: "The Theory of Everything". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free popcorn! More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies/calendar-of-movies. 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, August 29, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Scavenger Hunt Bingo!

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn more about our community through a scavenger hunt for children, teens and adults. Description: Each person will be given a bingo card and let loose on the Wedgwood neighborhood. Figure out all the clues and be the first one back for a chance at fun prizes. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and each player must have a digital camera of some type to participate (could be a cell phone or a camera with a digital display). 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. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Chinese Valentine's Day Speed Dating for Millennials

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Looking for a fun way to connect with other single millennials in the area? Try speed dating at the Library! Description: In honor of the Chinese Valentine’s Day, The Seattle Public Library’s Beacon Hill Branch will host a free speed dating event. Participants will have multiple one-on-one conversation “dates” and each date will be 3 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided and Library staff will be on hand to keep things flowing. What happens next is another story - yours. Schedule 3:00-3:10 Welcome and Introduction 3:10-4:10 Speed Dating 4:10-5:00 Social Mingle Time To participate, please sign up here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged. Translation: 七夕情人节男女生速配约会 中国七夕情人节在8月,为了庆祝这个节日,西雅图公立图书馆Beacon Hill Branch专门为西雅图地区的80、90后单身男女生设计了七夕男女生速配约会。来参加的男女都能与到会的每个异性有一对一的单独聊天“约会”时间,每次约会是三分钟。请不要错过这个觅佳缘建友谊的欢乐相逢时光!我们备有简单饮料。 8月29日星期六 3:00-3:10 欢迎时间 3:10-4:10 一对一速配约会 4:10-5:00 自由交流时间 本次活动为免费,但因位置有限,请提前在下面网页注册. 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. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, August 31, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

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

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 2, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Out to Lunch Concert Series in Occidental Square

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Occidental Square 117 S Washington St Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be in Occidental Square as a full-service library. Description: Going to see the Polyrhythmics at the Out to Lunch concert series in Occidental Square? Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books and media, and much more. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! View in Catalog: Polyrhythmics. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is produced in partnership with the Downtown Seattle Assocation. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/books-on-bikes. 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 3, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-24 are invited to join us in the Teen Center on Level 3 for free snacks, activities, and access to resources. Description: Drop-in is offered in partnership with New Horizons Ministries. 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. Contact: Hayden Bass. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 3, 2015, 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, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Open Air at Seahawks Pre-Game Event

Where: non-library location. Address: CenturyLink Field Event Center 1000 Occidental Ave Seattle, Washington 98134. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Find Open Air at the pre-game event for the Seattle Seahawks' pre-season game. Check out books and DVDs, sign up for a Library card and more. Description: The Seattle Public Library is headed outside! Choose from our selection of awesome summer reads and DVDs. Get a Library card. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Or just grab a magazine, take a seat and enjoy the scene. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/using-the-library/library-on-the-go/open-air. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Frida'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Frida" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: "Frida," produced by and starring Salma Hayek, is a triumphant motion picture about an exceptional artist who lived an unforgettable life. Directed by internationally-acclaimed Julie Taymore. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 123 minutes. View in Catalog: "Frida". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:00 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, September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 5, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Open Air at Bumbershoot

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Library joins you outside this summer with pop-up locations across the city. Check out books and DVDs, sign up for a Library card and more. This weekend, Open Air will be at Bumbershoot. Description: The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Choose from our selection of awesome summer reads and DVDs. Get a Library card. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Or just grab a magazine, take a seat and enjoy the scene! Find Open Air at Bumbershoot just outside the Words & Ideas stage. Browse and check out our collection by Bumbershoot performers, or learn how to download their work using our digital services. Look for us around town this summer as Open Air pops up at a location n… Notes: Ticket purchase is required to attend Bumbershoot. Library services at Open Air are free. 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. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Musical Remakes Double Feature: 'Ninotchka'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "Ninotchka," part of a double-feature of films from Hollywood’s golden age. Each pair of movies share the same basic plot, but the story is told in two very different ways. Description: The plot: A no-nonsense Soviet woman is dispatched to Paris on official party business. Can the City of Lights and her charming French host melt her icy heart? The original (starting at 1 p.m.): "Ninotchka" (1939), starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas; directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The musical remake (starting at 3:30 p.m.): "Silk Stockings" (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse; directed by Rouben Mamoulian; music by Cole Porter. You’re welcome to attend one or both films. There will be… Rating: Unrated. Run time: 110 minutes. View in Catalog: "Ninotchka". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All-day parking is available in the library's garage for $7. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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, September 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Musical Remakes Double Feature: 'Silk Stockings'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "Silk Stockings," part of a double-feature of films from Hollywood’s golden age. Each pair of movies share the same basic plot, but the story is told in two very different ways. Description: The plot: A no-nonsense Soviet woman is dispatched to Paris on official party business. Can the City of Lights and her charming French host melt her icy heart? The original (starting at 1 p.m.): "Ninotchka" (1939), starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas; directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The musical remake (starting at 3:30 p.m.): "Silk Stockings" (1957), starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse; directed by Rouben Mamoulian; music by Cole Porter. You’re welcome to attend one or both films. There will be… Rating: Unrated. Run time: 117 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. All-day parking is available in the library's garage for $7. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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, September 5, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Open Air at Bumbershoot

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Library joins you outside this summer with pop-up locations across the city. Check out books and DVDs, sign up for a Library card and more. This weekend, Open Air will be at Bumbershoot. Description: The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Choose from our selection of awesome summer reads and DVDs. Get a Library card. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Or just grab a magazine, take a seat and enjoy the scene! Find Open Air at Bumbershoot just outside the Words & Ideas stage. Browse and check out our collection by Bumbershoot performers, or learn how to download their work using our digital services. Look for us around town this summer as Open Air pops up at a location n… Notes: Ticket purchase is required to attend Bumbershoot. Library services at Open Air are free. 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, September 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: Shola Lynch's documentary chronicles the life of activist Angela Davis from her beginnings in Alabama, the influence of her studies in Germany, her academic career, political engagement, fugitive status, imprisonment and continued role as a public figure. Filmmaker and curator Shola Lynch has produced and scripted works for BET, CNN, ESPN, HBO Sports, TV One and PBS. She was one of five women selected, in 2013, by the Sundance Institute to be mentored in the prestigious Women’s Filmmaker Initiative. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 102 minutes. View in Catalog: "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This screening is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. 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, September 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Directed by Women: 'Clueless'

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Clueless" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. Directed by Amy Heckerling. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 97 min. View in Catalog: "Clueless". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Labor Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Open Air at Bumbershoot

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Library joins you outside this summer with pop-up locations across the city. Check out books and DVDs, sign up for a Library card and more. This weekend, Open Air will be at Bumbershoot. Description: The Seattle Public Library is headed outdoors! Choose from our selection of awesome summer reads and DVDs. Get a Library card. Talk to Library staff for reading ideas or e-book help. Or just grab a magazine, take a seat and enjoy the scene! Find Open Air at Bumbershoot just outside the Words & Ideas stage. Browse and check out our collection by Bumbershoot performers, or learn how to download their work using our digital services. Look for us around town this summer as Open Air pops up at a location n… Notes: Ticket purchase is required to attend Bumbershoot. Library services at Open Air are free. 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. Monday, September 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki. Book Description: Tokyo teenager Nao Yasutani plans to commit suicide to escape bullying. But first Nao writes in her diary about her great-grandmother, a Zen Buddhist nun. Later, a novelist discovers Nao's diary among flotsam on a British Columbian beach and wants to help the teenager. View in Catalog: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Next Month's Title: 'Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption' by Laura Hillenbrand. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. Book Description: At 60, Tony Webster is content. His marriage, family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. He doesn’t give much thought to his past until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance – one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. View in Catalog: "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. Next Month's Title: "Blood, Bones and Butter" by Gabrielle Hamilton. Notes: This group meets the secondTuesday 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: 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, September 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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 Light in the Ruins" by Chris Bohjalian. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Fremont Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Dandicat. Book Description: The intertwined lives of a small Haitian seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. As the search for her continues, painful secrets, haunting memories and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women. View in Catalog: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Dandicat. Next Month's Title: "Heft" by Liz Moore. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 8, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Little Women'

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Little Women" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: With their father fighting in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother. In spite of tragedies, the bonds of the close family hold even when men friends appear. Directed by Gillian Armstrong. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 118 minutes. View in Catalog: "Little Women". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. 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, September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Green Lake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy Sayers. Book Description: Harriet Vane returns to Oxford University just as a rash of incidents occur, including poison pen letters, obscene graffiti, and burning effigies. Harriet and her paramour and partner Lord Peter Wimsey try to find the culprit before the odd events turn deadly. View in Catalog: "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy Sayers. Next Month's Title: "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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. View in Catalog: "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo. Next Month's Title: "All Over Creation" by Ruth Ozeki. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 9, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Book Description: Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman studying in America, reflects on her love life, but it is her sharp, poignant observations about race that provide real energy and depth to this romantic, moving novel. View in Catalog: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Next Month's Title: "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Other Realms: science fiction and fantasy book group

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Gamma Ray Games/Raygun Lounge in Capitol Hill 501 E. Pine Street Seattle, WA 98122 206-812-2521. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group discussion of "The Queen of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen. Book Description: The first of a trilogy, this book is so much more than just another fantasy. Yes, there is magic, a princess and a really bad queen, but there is also an apocalyptic twist that makes readers hungry for the next installment. This book caught me from the first page and kept me guessing till the last. A great read! -- Cindy Stevens for LibraryReads. View in Catalog: "The Queen of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen. Next Month's Title: "Going Postal" by Terry Pratchett. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at Gamma Ray Games in Capitol Hill. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: "Hot Topics for Seniors" meets the second Thursday of the month for brown bag discussion on political, creative aging or library topics. Description: On Thursday, September 10, the topic of discussion is: Classic Books: What are they, and what are the criteria? 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, September 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

DIY Market Research

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Small Business Administration (SBA) Training Room 2401 4th AVE STE 450 Seattle, WA 98121. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Registration encouraged. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming, if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the NewHolly Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Book Description: Winterson, heart-wrenchingly honest, shares the thought-provoking, uplifting memoir of her search for love and happiness after a difficult, dysfunctional childhood. View in Catalog: "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Next Month's Title: "Brother, I'm Dying" by Edwige Danticat. Notes: This is the Rainier Beach Afternoon Book Group, which has been temporarily relocated to the NewHolly Branch while the Rainier Beach Branch is closed for improvements. This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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, September 10, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-24 are invited to join us in the Teen Center on Level 3 for free snacks, activities, and access to resources. Description: Drop-in is offered in partnership with New Horizons Ministries. 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. Contact: Hayden Bass. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 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, September 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 311th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Anca Szylagyi, Clare Johnson and L. J. Morin, with a short lecture by Martha Kreiner on "The Writer's Craft." Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Arts Gumbo Book Chats

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the 2015 Arts Gumbo Book Chats at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Authentic Alaska: Voices of Its Native Writers" by Susan B. Andrews & John Creed. Book Description: In this lively and sometimes poignant collection of essays and autobiographies, nearly fifty Alaska Native writers tell of their unique way of life and bear witness to the sweeping cultural changes occurring in their lifetimes. The Arts Gumbo Book Chats book group will read and discuss books about Native American Cultures in September, October and November. View in Catalog: "Authentic Alaska: Voices of Its Native Writers" by Susan B. Andrews & John Creed. Next Month's Title: "Salish Myths and Legends: One People's Stories" edited by M. Terry Thompson & Steven M. Egesdal. 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, September 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 11-13. Get a sneak-peek at all the items before the sale opens tomorrow -- join the Friends and come to this member-only preview night! Description: Friends of The Seattle Public Library members will now be able to purchase up to 35 items at the members-only sale. New memberships are $20 in advance online or at the Friend-Shop and $40 at the door (cash or check only). The members-only preview sale will be scanner free this year. No scanners, cell phones or any other electronic devices used to seek information about books are allowed during this time. Over 100,000 items will be for sale starting at $1 each. Kid’s books, old books, foreign language… Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Book Sale at Warren G. Magnuson Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 11-13. Description: Over 100,000 items will be for sale starting at $1 each. Kid’s books, old books, foreign language books, all sorts of nonfiction and fiction books, “better” books, graphic novels, every kind of book (except eBooks), plus DVDs and CDs! Most items are priced at $1 - $2. We will have some “better” items that will be priced individually. We accept every form of payment at the Book Sale. Please bring your own bags, boxes or suitcases for your purchases. Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 12, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 12, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Summer Parkways: Books and Bubbles

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for stories and all ages outdoor activites on the lawn at the Douglass-Truth Branch. Description: Seattle Summer Parkways will give you the chance to test out new or planned bikeways that link together city parks, community centers and other community spaces. Stop by the lawn of the Douglass-Truth Branch for stories, activities, music and fun! Please check the Seattle Department of Transportation website for more information, including road closures during this event. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summerparkways.htm. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Medicare Made Clear

Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to make an informed decision about your Medicare coverage? This workshop will help you learn about your options. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. We will discuss the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter is not affiliated with the Fed… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Secrets of Writing an Enduring Memoir

Seattle Writes Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you long to write a personal narrative that goes beyond the surface story? Join Theo Pauline Nestor, author of “Writing Is My Drink,” for this memoir writing class. Registration is required. Description: Theo Pauline Nestor will guide the group through prompted writing activities designed to help you to tease out your deeper personal narrative and will discuss the common qualities of enduring memoirs--an inimitable voice, a vulnerable and complicit narrator, drama, and universality. Bring pen and paper or fully-charged laptop. Instructor Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of “Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Own Voice (And a Guide to How You Can, Too)” (Simon and Schuster) and “Ho… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-writes. 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. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

PoetsWest poetry, prose reading, public issue event

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets the second Saturday of the month for poetry or prose readings, or public issue events. Open mic. Description: On Saturday, September 12, PoetsWest features readings from Priscilla Long, Cathy Rose and Judith Skillman. 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, September 12, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Book Sale at Warren G. Magnuson Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way N.E. Building 30 Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Friends of The Seattle Public Library will hold a book sale Sept. 11-13. All items will be 50% off on Sunday. Description: Over 100,000 items will be for sale starting at $1 each. Kid’s books, old books, foreign language books, all sorts of nonfiction and fiction books, “better” books, graphic novels, every kind of book (except eBooks), plus DVDs and CDs! Most items are priced at $1 - $2. We will have some “better” items that will be priced individually. We accept every form of payment at the Book Sale. Please bring your own bags, boxes or suitcases for your purchases. Notes: Proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library through grants made by Friends of The Seattle Public Library. The sale will kick off with a Members-Only preview night on Friday, Sept. 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, or by going online to http://www.friendsofspl.org/membership.php. The sale is open to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items will be 50% off on… More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Contact: Friendshop, 206-733-9015 or visit www.friendsofspl.org/booksales.php. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 13, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Desert Flower'

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Desert Flower" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: "Desert Flower" tells the real-life story of Waris Dirie, a poor girl who flees an arranged marriage in Somalia, winds up in London and becomes one of the world's most recognizable supermodels, who also speaks out against female genital mutilation. Directed by Sherry Hormann. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 127 minutes. View in Catalog: "Desert Flower". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. 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. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: When Someone Speaks, A Workshop in the Art of Dialogue

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn to effectively use dialogue when writing novels, plays, screenplays, and poems with writer Nancy Rawles. Registration is required. Description: Dialogue often captures what description alone cannot. Plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, poems – any form of writing can be enriched by well-crafted dialogue. When is dialogue necessary? What happens to a quiet piece of writing when someone speaks? This workshop invites participants to both read and write short scenes that use dialogue to advance a story, illuminate a character, establish a conflict, or enliven an everyday interaction. By using dialogue, writers give voice to what is often left… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mid-Autum Moon Festival Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free chamber music concert with cellist Kai Chen and pianist Andrew Yang. Description: The Library is pleased to welcome renowned cellist Kai Chen and talented young pianist Andrew Yang performing excerpts from their upcoming Mid-Autumn Moon Festival concert at Meydenbauer Center on September 27th. Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with music featuring Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Chinese Music of Sha Han Kun’s “Pastoral” and much more. Kai Chen is an internationally-renowned cellist who received formal training from cello masters in China and… 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. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Creative Aging Art Workshop

Where: Greenwood Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the fundamentals of drawing, watercolor and collage with a local artist. For adults 55+. Registration is required. Description: Participate in an 8-week workshop with local teaching artist Betsy Dahlstrom. Learn to create compositions using drawing, painting and collage. Designed for any skill level, from absolute beginners to more experienced artists. Enjoy the company of older adults 55+ in a supportive environment and get to know neighbors in your community. The classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays September 14 to November 2. Exhibit your art work at a celebration at the Greenwood Branch on Saturday, November 7… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free. Registration is required for the 8-week series. The class limit is 15. The classes are free and all supplies are provided. Please contact the Greenwood Branch to sign up. This project is supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 14, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Back to School Event

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you have a K-12 student going back to school this fall? Drop in to hear about resources and opportunities to help your child succeed. Description: Start the school year off right by finding out about The Seattle Public Library's resources for K-12 students, including homework help, research databases, service learning opportunities, e-books and more. Students, bring your parents! 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. Monday, September 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Monsoon Wedding'

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Monsoon Wedding" as The Seattle Public Library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: Part comedy, part drama and part romance, this charming film about a very chaotic Indian wedding won the prestigious Golden Lion Award at the 2001 Venice Film Festival. In English and Hindi with English subtitles. Directed by Mira Nair. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 114 min. View in Catalog: "Monsoon Wedding". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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, September 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Book Description: "In the Garden of Beasts" is a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. View in Catalog: "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Next Month's Title: "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 "Flight" by Sherman Alexie. Book Description: Just as he's about to commit a horrific act of violence, an orphaned 15-year-old Indian boy travels back through time to various points in American history, viewing war and prejudice from multiple perspectives. View in Catalog: "Flight" by Sherman Alexie. Next Month's Title: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at 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, September 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Book Description: In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. View in Catalog: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. Next Month's Title: "The Tenth Muse" by Judith Jones. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 14, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the West Seattle Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Book Description: Two runaways, Huckleberry Finn, a teenage outcast, and Jim, a slave, meet eccentric characters and have various exploits as they journey down the Mississippi River. View in Catalog: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain. Next Month's Title: "Dirt Music" by Tim Winton. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 14, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview Lecture — 'See the Music'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a preview lecture on its 2015-16 season premiere, “See the Music.”. Description: Come to a lunchtime lecture on The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2015-16 season premiere, “See the Music.” The company’s educational programs manager will discuss the program line-up, which includes “Tide Harmonic” (music by Joby Talbot; choreography by Christopher Wheeldon), “Prodigal Son” (music by Sergei Prokofiev; choreography by George Balanchine), and “The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)” (music by Frédéric Chopin; choreography by Jerome Robbins). Audience questions and brown bag lunches are wel… View in Catalog: Read/Watch/Listen: The Pacific Northwest Ballet 2015-16 Preview Lecture Series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This series is presented in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photo courtesy of Angela Sterling / Pacific Northwest Ballet. 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 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 15, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063 Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 15, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

School Your Parents Night

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Teach your parents about how the Library can help you succeed in school and have a great school year. Description: Come to the High Point Branch to: - Meet this year's Homework Help volunteers - Learn about Library programs for all ages - Learn about useful databases for children and adults - Get a preview of High Point's fall story times - Scavenger Hunt, prizes, refreshments! 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 15, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin. Book Description: David, an American expatriate in Paris, attempts to repress his homosexuality by proposing to Hella Lincoln, but finds that he is unable to continue to live a lie when he meets Giovanni, an Italian bartender. View in Catalog: "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin. Next Month's Title: "The Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twan Eng. 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, September 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. Book Description: "Longbourn" features the below-stairs drama at the Bennet household, from Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice.". View in Catalog: "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. Next Month's Title: "The Book Thief" by Marcus Zusak. 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, September 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Book Description: The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation. View in Catalog: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Next Month's Title: "Wave" by Sonali Derniyagala. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: For a limited time, the Washington State Library is offering Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Holding a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates that someone has the skills in one or more Microsoft Office programs to excel at work or school. Sign up for a free MOS certification exam for Office 2010 or Office 2013. Certifications exams are available for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook or SharePoint. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration for this exam is required online. 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 16, 2015, 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Waterland" by Graham Swift. Book Description: History teacher Tom Crick, on the verge of a forced retirement, regales his students with a tale of love and murder in England's Fen country, from Victorian times to the present. View in Catalog: "Waterland" by Graham Swift. Next Month's Title: "Molly Fox's Birthday" by Dierdre Madden. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: For a limited time, the Washington State Library is offering Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Holding a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates that someone has the skills in one or more Microsoft Office programs to excel at work or school. Sign up for a free MOS certification exam for Office 2010 or Office 2013. Certifications exams are available for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook or SharePoint. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration for this exam is required online. More...: http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/microsoft-it-academy. 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 16, 2015, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: For a limited time, the Washington State Library is offering Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Holding a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates that someone has the skills in one or more Microsoft Office programs to excel at work or school. Sign up for a free MOS certification exam for Office 2010 or Office 2013. Certifications exams are available for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook or SharePoint. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration for this exam is required online. More...: http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/microsoft-it-academy. 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 16, 2015, 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Rock Opera Film Series: 'Hair'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Let the sun shine in with "Hair," the original tribal rock musical. Description: Watch the movie version of "Hair," Milos Forman's adaptation of the tribal rock musical. Choreographed by Twyla Tharp and featuring some of the best music of the era. First in this film series of four rock operas. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 121 minutes. View in Catalog: "Hair". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from The Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: For a limited time, the Washington State Library is offering Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Holding a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates that someone has the skills in one or more Microsoft Office programs to excel at work or school. Sign up for a free MOS certification exam for Office 2010 or Office 2013. Certifications exams are available for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook or SharePoint. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration for this exam is required online. More...: http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/microsoft-it-academy. 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 16, 2015, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Capitol Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. Book Description: When Seattle’s Panama Hotel is renovated, Henry Lee discovers a relic from World War II that sparks in him a need to atone for past wrongs and to reconnect with his first love. View in Catalog: "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. Next Month's Title: "Half Broke Horses: a True-Life Novel" by Jeannette Walls. Notes: This group meets the third Wednseday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Northgate Book Group

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northgate Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Book Description: Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for. View in Catalog: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Next Month's Title: "In the Shadow of the Banyan" by Vaddey Ratner. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Nine Parts of Desire" by Geraldine Brooks. Book Description: A Middle Eastern correspondent for the Wall Street Journal describes the conflicted, often custom-bound lives of Islamic women. View in Catalog: "Nine Parts of Desire" by Geraldine Brooks. Next Month's Title: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Book Description: Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. View in Catalog: "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Next Month's Title: "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Thursday Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of "A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Childhood" by Qais Akbar Omar. Book Description: This memoir from a carpet designer in Kabul describes his childhood before the Mujahedin took over, being kidnapped, camping in caves and his employing neighborhood girls while teaching them literature and science in his secret shop under Taliban rule. (Novelist). View in Catalog: "A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Childhood" by Qais Akbar Omar. Next Month's Title: "The Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Book Description: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace -- and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. View in Catalog: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Next Month's Title: "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4088. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Russian Culture Club / Клуб русской культуры

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Русский. Summary: Monthly meeting of the Russian Culture Club. Description: Meet with Aleksandr Cherkasov, editor-in-chief of the Russian World, or an interview with Nikolas Burlakov, an American-Russian writer. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Встреча с Александром Черкасовым главным редактором газеты "Русский Мир" или на Youtube.com интервью с Николасом Бурлаком русско-американским писателем. 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 17, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-24 are invited to join us in the Teen Center on Level 3 for free snacks, activities, and access to resources. Description: Drop-in is offered in partnership with New Horizons Ministries. 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. Contact: Hayden Bass. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 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, September 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Cultivating Readers: Celebrating Food Literacy Month

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: See what’s cooking at this evening celebrating local food, local authors, writing and community! Special guest: Trudi Inslee, First Lady of the State of Washington. Description: Socialize with chefs and food organizations, then join a discussion with chefs and authors on the ways we talk about -- and build community around -- food. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. in the SirsiDynix Gallery with exhibits and demonstrations from local food organizations. The main presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Microsoft Auditorium, with opening remarks from Trudi Inslee, First Lady of the State of Washington. A lively panel discussion will follow featuring chefs and authors sharing their lite… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available at the Central Library garage for the special weekday evening rate of $6 when entering after 5 p.m. This evening is presented in partnership with Readers to Eaters and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Western Washington. Books will be available to purchase from Secret Garden Books. 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 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Rock Opera Film Series: 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The biblical epic turns musical with tunes by Andrew Lloyd Weber in "Jesus Christ Superstar.". Description: "Jesus Christ Superstar" tells the story of the man's last days from the viewpoint of his old pal Judas. Directed by Norman Jewison with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. This is part 2 of the Greenwood Branch's September rock opera film series. Rating: G - General Audiences. Run time: 108 minutes. View in Catalog: "Jesus Christ Superstar". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

ASL Thursday Evening Book Group

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the American Sign Language Book Group for a discussion of "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Description: Six months after retiring, Harold Fry receives a letter from former coworker Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer. Intending to post a reply, Harold instead walks the length of England to personally deliver his note, leaving behind his wife Maureen. Along the way Harold ruminates on his life. View in Catalog: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday evening of every month at 6 p.m. The book group is held entirely in American Sign Language. Library events and programs are free. 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, September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

ASL Thursday Evening Book Group

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Thursday Evening American Sign Language Book Group for a discussion of “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Book Description: Six months after retiring, Harold Fry receives a letter from former coworker Queenie Hennessy, who is dying of cancer. Intending to post a reply, Harold instead walks the length of England to personally deliver his note, leaving behind his wife Maureen. View in Catalog: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Next Month's Title: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" Elizabeth Strout. Notes: The ASL Thursday Evening Book Group will meet on variious Thursday evenings throughout the Fall: October 22nd - "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," Elizabeth Strout November 21st - "Peresepolis," Marjane Satrapi December 17th - "Thirteen Moons," Charles Frazier The book group is held entirely in American Sign Language. 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. Thursday, September 17, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

History Café: The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us every 3rd Thursday at the MOHAI Café for a lively discussion about history. Grab a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine! Presented by MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library and HistoryLink. Description: The curators of The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop will lead a panel discussion on their exhibit's content. Panel details to follow. The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop will be on display at MOHAI in the Community Gallery from September 19, 2015 to May 1, 2016. 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, September 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry 'Potluck'

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Book Group for Seniors

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month we're reading poetry by various authors. Book Description: Specific poems by several classic and contemporary poets chosen by the group before the meeting. Next Month's Title: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Morning Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Book Description: Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of a family member. View in Catalog: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Next Month's Title: "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 18, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Bestselling author Erica Jong reads from 'Fear of Dying'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Erica Jong reads from her first book in 10 years -- a sequel to her first and most famous one, "Fear of Flying,” the sexually candid novel starring the intrepid Isadora Wing. Description: In her sixties and still beautiful, former actress Vanessa Wonderman is caught between her ailing parents, aging husband and pregnant daughter. Since her husband isn't up for sex anymore, she places an ad on a site called Zipless.com and must turn for help to friend Isadora Wing when the responses start upending her life. Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist, best known for her eight New York Times bestselling novels, including "Fear of Flying" (which has sold 27 million copies in 40 languages) an… View in Catalog: "Fear of Dying" by Erica Jong. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. The Library will close at its regular Friday time of 6 p.m. and will reopen at the Fourth Avenue entrance at 6:30 p.m. for this event. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. 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… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 19, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Hugo House Sampler - Poetry

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Thinking of trying writing as a direction? Check out this sampler of the basics in different genres, brought to the Capitol Hill Branch this fall by our friends at Hugo House. Registration is required. Description: Explore the wide world of rhythm and words in this class, which will introduce you to all the possibilities of poetry. We'll read, we'll write, and we'll all leave as poets! Instructor Laura Da' is a poet and public- school teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da' studied creative writing at the University of Washiington and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Registration required. Online registration for this class opens on August 10 and closes on September 14 at 9 a.m. Class… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: When Someone Speaks, A Workshop in the Art of Dialogue

Seattle Writes Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn to effectively use dialogue when writing novels, plays, screenplays, and poems with writer Nancy Rawles. Registration is required. Description: Dialogue often captures what description alone cannot. Plays, screenplays, novels, short stories, poems – any form of writing can be enriched by well-crafted dialogue. When is dialogue necessary? What happens to a quiet piece of writing when someone speaks? This workshop invites participants to both read and write short scenes that use dialogue to advance a story, illuminate a character, establish a conflict, or enliven an everyday interaction. By using dialogue, writers give voice to what is often left… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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. Saturday, September 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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. Description: Comparte tus conocimientos acerca de la cultura latinoamericana en un ambiente amistoso y entretenido. En esta reunión, el grupo discutirá la destruccion ambiental de la Amazonía. 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 the Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. At this month meeting, the group will discuss about the environmental destruction in the Amazon. 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, September 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Directed by Women: 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners'

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" as The Seattle Public library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" is a must-see, inspiring docudrama that takes a gripping look at the historical incidents that created an international movement to free activist Angela Davis, and tells the story of social jusice activism that lands her on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Written and directed by Shola Lynch. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 102 min. View in Catalog: "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'The Pearl Fishers'

Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.”. Description: Sail away to Sri Lanka in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" for a hypnotic romance where an alluring priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a pair of fishermen who share a brotherly bond. Honor, jealousy and communal duty complicate the love triangle; but a long-buried secret saves the day. 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, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Medicare Made Clear

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Want to make an informed decision about your Medicare coverage? This workshop will help you learn about your options. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. We will discuss the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter is not affiliated with the Fed… 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. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Secrets of Writing an Enduring Memoir

Seattle Writes Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you long to write a personal narrative that goes beyond the surface story of events? Join Theo Pauline Nestor, author of “Writing Is My Drink,” for a memoir writing class. Registration is required. Description: Theo Pauline Nestor will guide the group through prompted writing activities designed to help you to tease out your deeper personal narrative and will discuss the common qualities of enduring memoirs--an inimitable voice, a vulnerable and complicit narrator, drama, and universality. Bring pen and paper or fully-charged laptop. Instructor Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of “Writing Is My Drink: A Writer's Story of Finding Her Own Voice (And a Guide to How You Can, Too)” (Simon and Schuster) and “Ho… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-writes. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Aspects of Novel Writing - Character

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn and practice techniques to make your characters more complex with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration is required. Description: Are you working on a novel? Interested in diving below characterization and into true character? In this workshop, we will practice techniques to make our characters feel like complex beings with desires and personalities. We will examine the protagonist’s goal and deeper need, her wound, secrets and backstory. 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 Richard Hugo House, and teaches… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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, September 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Creative Aging Art Workshop: Watercolor Painting from Nature

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor with a local artist for adults 55+. Registration is required. Description: Participate in an 8-week workshop with local teaching artist Sharon Birzer. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor. Designed for any skill level, from absolute beginners to more experienced, the workshop will teach all of the skills to successfully paint botanical objects. Enjoy the company of older adults 55+ in a supportive environment and get to know neighbors in your community. Exhibit your art work at a celebration at the West Seattle branch on Saturday, November 14th, 1-2:30 p.m. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for the 8-week series. The class limit is 15. The classes are free and all supplies are provided. Contact the West Seattle Branch at 206-684-7444 to register. This project is supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. 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. Monday, September 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Creative Aging Art Workshops at the Greenwood Branch

Where: Greenwood Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the fundamentals of drawing, watercolor and collage with a local artist. For adults 55+. Description: Participate in an 8-week workshop with local teaching artist Betsy Dahlstrom. Learn to create compositions using drawing, painting and collage. Designed for any skill level, from absolute beginners to more experienced artists. Enjoy the company of older adults 55+ in a supportive environment and get to know neighbors in your community. The classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays September 14 to November 2. Exhibit your art work at a celebration at the Greenwood Branch on Saturday, November 7… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free. Registration is required for the 8-week series. The class limit is 15. The classes are free and all supplies are provided. Please contact the Greenwood Branch to sign up. This project is supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Skylight," by Penelope Mortimer. 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 Skylight," by Penelope Mortimer. Perhaps it was a bad idea, but they were locked out with only one way in, and her child’s tiny body looked like it just might fit. View in Catalog: Penelope Mortimer. 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, September 21, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 21, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Last Brother" by Nathacha Appanah-Mouriquand. Book Description: Nine-year-old Raj, abused by his father and grieving the loss of his brothers, befriends David, a Jewish boy detained on Mauritius (Madagascar) during World War II, becoming part of a tragedy outside his power to stop. View in Catalog: "The Last Brother" by Nathacha Appanah-Mouriquand. Next Month's Title: "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

联邦医疗保险简介 (Medicare ABCD)

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 想对联邦医疗保险有更多认识吗?请来参加图书馆和仁人服务社联合举办的免费讲座。. Description: 本次讲座将向您逐一讲解怎样才有资格获得联邦医疗保险(Medicare)?联邦医疗保险有哪几部分?参加手续、时间及费用是多少?欢迎大家踊跃参加!讲座将以粤语和国语进行。. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 本次讲座费用全免,无须报名。查询请致电仁人服务社206-624-5633内线4301。. Translation: Want to know more about Medicare? Come to our workshop and learn the basics for Medicare – how to enroll, how much it costs and whether you are eligible for Medicare Saving Program to save money on Medicare. This workshop will be presented in Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. 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, September 21, 2015, 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Your Business - Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. 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 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 seminar… View in Catalog: Jeff Levy. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so please register for your tickets now. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This event is cosponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 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 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Rock Opera Film Series: 'Tommy'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for "Tommy," part 3 of the Greenwood Branch's rock opera film series. Description: Tommy plays a mean pinball to fame and riches, but can he find redemption? Starring Roger Daltrey and Ann-Margret with music by The Who. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 111 minutes. View in Catalog: "Tommy". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 23, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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 23, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4086. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4089. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes on Thursdays from 12-3 p.m. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staffs are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Examples of help topics include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Email - Microsoft Word. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Schedule an appointment by phone or in person. Mandarin-speaking staff person is available upon request. Translation: 欢迎参加电脑/互联网免费一对一指导活动。请来电或面洽Lake City分馆报名。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-24 are invited to join us in the Teen Center on Level 3 for free snacks, activities, and access to resources. Description: Drop-in is offered in partnership with New Horizons Ministries. 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. Contact: Hayden Bass. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 24, 2015, 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, September 24, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Rock Opera Film Series: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," starring and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, comes to the Greenwood Branch. Description: A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 92 minutes. View in Catalog: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:00 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, September 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: ESL; job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, and math. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-esl-and-citizenship/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 26, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Of Memory: An Artist Talk by Lynne Yamamoto

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lynne Yamamoto will talk about her Central Library sculpture “Of Memory” and be interviewed by arts writer Susan Kunimatsu. Description: Lynne Yamamoto’s sculpture “Of Memory” at the Central Library harkens to an era when finding the title of a book, subject or an author required the use of a card catalog. Libraries are places of memory. They are, also, catalysts of an unforeseen future. In Yamamoto’s hands shadowy, stark forms interrogate culture, identity and place. Created as a public art work for the Central Library, Yamamoto’s card catalog is a ghost hovering far above the computerized catalogs that have taken its place. Hear L… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is a collaboration with Wing Luke Museum and their exhibit CONSTRUCT\S. 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, September 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Banned Books Movie and Discussion: 'Easy A'

Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a banned books movie screening followed by a short discussion. We will be showing "Easy A” which is based on “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Description: After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter" which she is currently studying in school. Hoping to become popular, she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 92 minutes. View in Catalog: "Easy A". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Banned! Books in Drag at Neighbours Nightclub

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Neighbours Nightclub 1509 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Join us at Neighbours Nightclub for a free evening of drag and literature for Banned! Books in Drag hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader! This event is 21 and over. Description: Some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comedians will give performances inspired by their favorite works of literature. Check out our collection of titillating fiction, find your next great read or sit back and enjoy a combination of drag and literature that is too hot to have in a library building! The lineup includes performances from Sparkle Leigh, Robbie Turner, Isabella St. Extynn St. James, LaSaveona Hunt, Atasha Manila, Aleksa Manila, Charlie Menace, Gabriela Scherrer, DonaTella Howe, S… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration and tickets are not required. This event is free (but drinks are not) and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. Contact Info: *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, September 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Join Isabel Wilkerson for the 2015 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” presents a talk titled “Our Racial Moment of Truth.”. Description: In her recent New York Times op-ed “Our Racial Moment of Truth,” Wilkerson notes that as the Confederate flag and Atticus Finch both fall from grace, we are in a moment that might allow us to finally face ourselves, as we really are. In another Times op-ed, she wrote, “If the events of the last year have taught us anything, it is that, as much progress has been made over the generations, the challenges of color and tribe … persist as a national problem and require the commitment of the entire nation to reso… View in Catalog: "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson. Notes: Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Seating is first come, first served, and will be limited to 400. Note: The Library will open at its regular Sunday time of noon. The Fourth Avenue Event Entrance will open at 11:15 a.m. for attendees to this event. Limited parking in the Central Library garage will be available for the weened rate of $7. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and media sponsor The Seattle Times and pre… 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, September 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Directed by Women: 'McFarland, USA'

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "McFarland, USA" as The Seattle Public Library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: Directed by Niki Caro, this film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 129 min. View in Catalog: "McFarland, USA". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'The Pearl Fishers'

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Preview lecture of Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.”. Description: Sail away to Sri Lanka in Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" for a hypnotic romance where an alluring priestess with a mysterious past is pursued by a pair of fishermen who share a brotherly bond. Honor, jealousy and communal duty complicate the love triangle; but a long-buried secret saves the day. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Aspects of Novel Writing - Conflict

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore how to build conflict over the course of a novel with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration is required. Description: Stories are their conflicts. In this workshop for writers working on a novel, we will explore the central conflict between protagonist and antagonist as well as the broader conflicts that make up the world of our stories. We will examine the concept that writer John Truby calls "Four-corner Opposition" and how to build conflict through the course of the story. 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 Write… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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, September 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Creative Aging Art Workshop: Watercolor Painting from Nature

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor with a local artist for adults 55+. Registration is required. Description: Participate in an 8-week workshop with local teaching artist Sharon Birzer. Learn the fundamentals of drawing and watercolor. Designed for any skill level, from absolute beginners to more experienced, the workshop will teach all of the skills to successfully paint botanical objects. Enjoy the company of older adults 55+ in a supportive environment and get to know neighbors in your community. Exhibit your art work at a celebration at the West Seattle branch on Saturday, November 14th, 1-2:30 p.m. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for the 8-week series. The class limit is 15. The classes are free and all supplies are provided. Contact the West Seattle Branch at 206-684-7444 to register. This project is supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. 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. Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Creative Aging Art Workshops at the Greenwood Branch

Where: Greenwood Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the fundamentals of drawing, watercolor and collage with a local artist. For adults 55+. Description: Participate in an 8-week workshop with local teaching artist Betsy Dahlstrom. Learn to create compositions using drawing, painting and collage. Designed for any skill level, from absolute beginners to more experienced artists. Enjoy the company of older adults 55+ in a supportive environment and get to know neighbors in your community. The classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Mondays September 14 to November 2. Exhibit your art work at a celebration at the Greenwood Branch on Saturday, November 7… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free. Registration is required for the 8-week series. The class limit is 15. The classes are free and all supplies are provided. Please contact the Greenwood Branch to sign up. This project is supported in part by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 28, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Montlake Unabridged: an evening with Audrey Weitkamp

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Have you ever wanted to capture your travel memories in a form that’s easy to access, store and share? Come join us for an evening with Audrey Weitkamp, Montlake author, and see how it’s done. Description: Audrey Weitkamp has been writing and self-publishing travel accounts for the pleasure of her family and friends for many years and will show you how she combines text, photos and drawings in professional-looking books. Get inspiration for your own projects; from simple photo books with occasional comments or captions, to more extensive travel mementos. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Bow-Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join young readers to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, September 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Directed by Women: 'A League of Their Own'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us to enjoy "A League of Their Own" as The Seattle Public Library joins the Directed by Women global party this September! Description: While the male players are off fighting in World War II, the women of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League fill their shoes – and the stands - when fans get wind of their skills, style and dedication. A fictionalized account of the real-life league directed by Penny Marshall, starring Geena Davis, Madonna and Tom Hanks. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 120 min. View in Catalog: "A League of Their Own". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This film series is made possible by support from the Friends of The Seattle Public Library. More...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/all-ages/movies. 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 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for Tech Help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4063 Appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7547. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Dialect and Diversity

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special writing class with award-winning author Nisi Shawl. This class will focus on diversity in speculative and other fiction. Registration is required. Description: Instructor Nisi Shawl’s story collection “Filter House” co-won the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, given annually to works of speculative fiction which explore and expand our understanding of gender roles. “Filter House” and one of the collection’s stories, “Good Boy,” was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. Ursula K. Le Guin has called her writing “brilliant.” She co-authored with Cynthia Ward Shawl “Writing the Other: A Practical Approach,” recipient of a Tiptree Honorable Mention. She edited “WisCon Chro… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find more Seattle Writes programs and resources here . 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 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Beginner ESL Levels 2 & 3 Class

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Students will focus on speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading and writing skills. Registration is required. Description: This class meets every Monday & Wednesday, September 30 - December 9. This class is open to immigrants and refugees only. F, M, B, Student, or J visas are not eligible. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free. Register on the first day of class. Class is open until filled. This class offered in partnership with Seattle Central College and Literacy Source. 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 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7519. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-4227. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.