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Open Air at North Seattle College

Where: non-library location. Address: North Seattle College Library, Collaborative Study Area 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Open Air visits the library at North Seattle College Jan. 26-30! Description: Visit The Seattle Public Library’s Open Air pop-up library to learn more about free tools for students and check out items from their traveling collection. Library staff will be on hand to show off the Library’s streaming video and music collections, e-books, online courses and more. Don’t have a Library card? Sign up for one on the spot! 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. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Address: 1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104. 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 Prize of Peril," by Robert Sheckley. 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 Prize of Peril" by Robert Sheckley. Long before reality TV and "The Hunger Games" there was this gripping tale of popular entertainment as a matter of life and death. View in Catalog: Robert Sheckley. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 26, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. 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 patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 "What It Is Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. Book Description: Drawing on the author's background as a decorated Vietnam War veteran, this personal narrative offers insight into the combat experience and raises awareness of how troops are inadequately prepared for battle-related psychological and spiritual trauma. View in Catalog: "What It Is Like To Go To War" by Karl Marlantes. Next Month's Title: "Philoctetes" by Sophocles. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month (4th Monday in January and February) at 6:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Ballet Preview: 'Don Quixote'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a talk on its upcoming program, “Don Quixote.”. Description: Enjoy a free lunchtime lecture about The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s upcoming program, “Don Quixote.” This classic story-ballet features choreography by Marius Petipa set to an exciting score by Ludwig Minkus. The hour-long discussion, with audio and video, will be presented by Doug Fullington, PNB’s Educational Programs Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Audience questions and brown bag lunches are welcome. This program is part of The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2014-15 preview series at… View in Catalog: Materials to accompany the 2014-15 PNB preview series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Open Air at North Seattle College

Where: non-library location. Address: North Seattle College Library, Collaborative Study Area 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Open Air visits the library at North Seattle College Jan. 26-30! Description: Visit The Seattle Public Library’s Open Air pop-up library to learn more about free tools for students and check out items from their traveling collection. Library staff will be on hand to show off the Library’s streaming video and music collections, e-books, online courses and more. Don’t have a Library card? Sign up for one on the spot! 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. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "River Town" by Peter Hessler. Book Description: A Peace Corps English teacher powerfully portrays a microcosm of a changing China during the late 1990s in a travelogue that interweaves his students' writings with his own adventures and descriptions of quirky people he meets. View in Catalog: "River Town" by Peter Hessler. Next Month's Title: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Open Air at North Seattle College

Where: non-library location. Address: North Seattle College Library, Collaborative Study Area 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Open Air visits the library at North Seattle College Jan. 26-30! Description: Visit The Seattle Public Library’s Open Air pop-up library to learn more about free tools for students and check out items from their traveling collection. Library staff will be on hand to show off the Library’s streaming video and music collections, e-books, online courses and more. Don’t have a Library card? Sign up for one on the spot! 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. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Sign up for Section 8 Lottery

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The King County Housing Authority's Section 8 voucher program is accepting applications for placement on their waiting list. KCHA staff will be available to help you complete your online application. Description: The application process will only be available online through the KCHA website. A random lottery drawing will be used to select 2,500 of these applications for the Section 8 waiting list. For more information go to: http://www.kcha.org/housing/vouchers/list/. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Night

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game night at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Open Air at North Seattle College

Where: non-library location. Address: North Seattle College Library, Collaborative Study Area 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Open Air visits the library at North Seattle College Jan. 26-30! Description: Visit The Seattle Public Library’s Open Air pop-up library to learn more about free tools for students and check out items from their traveling collection. Library staff will be on hand to show off the Library’s streaming video and music collections, e-books, online courses and more. Don’t have a Library card? Sign up for one on the spot! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Author Carver Clark Gayton Reads From 'When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar'

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Community leader Carver Clark Gayton will read from his book "When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, Born a "White" Slave.". Description: Carver Clark Gayton, descendent of Seattle pioneers, will recount stories in the life of his great grandfather, Lewis G. Clarke, famous black abolitionist. Clarke's experiences as a slave significantly influenced the narrative of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. View in Catalog: "When Owing A Shilling Costs A Dollar " by Carver Clark Gayton. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Shannon Wallace. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

TEXTure

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Curator Mary Coss leads a discussion with artists and poets featured in the exhibit TEXTure at METHOD Gallery. The poets will read work that inspired the artwork as well as new poetry responding to the work. Description: The evening features artists and poets: Sherman Alexie with Lia Yaranon Hall and Cedar Mannan Jeannine Hall Gailey with Carol Milne Daemond Arrindell with Maura Donegan The program moves to the METHOD Gallery in Pioneer Square after the discussion and readings. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is made possible by support from the Office of Arts and Culture. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Open Air at North Seattle College

Where: non-library location. Address: North Seattle College Library, Collaborative Study Area 9600 College Way North Seattle, WA 98103. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Open Air visits the library at North Seattle College Jan. 26-30! Description: Visit The Seattle Public Library’s Open Air pop-up library to learn more about free tools for students and check out items from their traveling collection. Library staff will be on hand to show off the Library’s streaming video and music collections, e-books, online courses and more. Don’t have a Library card? Sign up for one on the spot! 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. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Blue Friday Celebration

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: It is Blue Friday! Enjoy arts, crafts, coloring as well as watching highlights of past games. Description: Come celebrate the Seattle Seahawks! Share your stories and meet other 12s! This is a family-friendly event open to all ages. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. Book Description: Fifty years after witnessing a shocking crime and learning terrible family secrets, Laurel returns home and is overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. View in Catalog: "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. Next Month's Title: To be decided. Notes: This group meets the last Friday the month at 2:00 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Author Imogene Inglet Reads from 'Lil Ol' Lake City'

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A local author, Imogene Inglet, will read from her book about the history of the Lake City neighborhood, "Lil' Ol' Lake City.". Description: For new and longtime residents, "Lil Ol' Lake City" tells tales of the times past with hundreds of historical photographs and the stories that go with them. Imogene Inglet will read from her book and tell stories about the history of the wonderful Lake City neighborhood. View in Catalog: "Lil' Ol' Lake City" by Imogene Inglet. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

"Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Film producer and historian Laurence Cotton will give a talk on the PBS film "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America," followed by a screening of the film. Description: Join us for a talk and film screening with historian and documentarian Laurence Cotton, consulting producer of the PBS film "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America." The film, through stunning cinematography and engaging commentary, presents the biography of Olmsted, whose work on parks and preservation has had a lasting impact on American cities. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Ann Ferguson. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: High Point Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cultural Celebration of Tu B'Shevat at Lake City Branch

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Each year, Jews around the world celebrate Tu B'Shevat: The Jewish New Year for Trees by planting trees and appreciating the fruits trees provide. Description: All are welcome to enjoy stories about this festival and about trees and to share their experiences. Activities and fruit tasting are included in the event. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Family Football Day

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch the big game on the big screen as the Seahawks play against the New England Patriots. Description: The Library will get fans in the spirit by offering football-shaped cookies and free Seahawks promotional items (limited numbers). Library staff members will be wearing their Seahawks jerseys. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Auditorium doors open at 2:30 p.m. kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. If the game runs past 6 p.m. - Central Library closing time - people in the auditorium will be allowed to stay until the game concludes. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 2, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Award Winning Author Ben Mikaelsen presents Finding the Heart of the Story

Where: non-library location. Address: Madrona K-8 School Library 1121 33rd Avenue Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Author Ben Mikaelsen will discuss the experiences and challenges faced in creating his books. Description: Join Author Ben Mikaelsen for an informative and entertaining discussion of the challenges he faced in creating his books. A slide presentation allows a wonderful view inside Ben's research as he tries to uncover the "soul of a story". These experiences include raising a 700-pound black bear, living with the homeless, working with Dolphins, attending Space camp, going undercover with Drug Enforcement Agents and living with the Maasai in Africa. View in Catalog: Ben Mikaelsen . Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3-12 and is generously donated by the Madrona Community Council. Learn more about Ben and his work here! This event is presented in partnership by Madrona PTSA, Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Rachel Scott. Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. 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 patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Book Description: In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop - the only bookshop - in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a to… View in Catalog: "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Next Month's Title: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 2, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Author Chris Farrell Reads from 'Unretirement'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: In "Unretirement," Chris Farrell provides key insights about the growing unretirement movement and offers practical advice about how to navigate this exciting, but unsettled, frontier. Description: Join us for an author reading of Chris Farrell's "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life." We are on the verge of a broad, positive transformation of our economy and society. The old idea of “retirement” is gone and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering “unretirement” through extended work, new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service with more satisfaction and per… View in Catalog: "Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life" by Chris Farrell. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and presented in partnership with the Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Daniel Nguyen. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Join us for a non-traditional book group where we talk about fiction and nonfiction books. Share a bit about something you've read recently and get ideas for what to read next. Brown bag lunches are welcome. This is a perfect downtown lunch break for book lovers. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Alexandra Fuller reads from 'Leaving Before the Rains Come'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Alexandra Fuller takes on the rise and fall of her marriage and addresses how her father shaped her view of the world in a new memoir, “Leaving Before the Rains Come.”. Description: In hopes of understanding what went wrong and finding ways to rebuild her life after a painful divorce, Fuller turns to her African past for answers. As she explores the vibrant memories of her childhood, she hunts for clues as to what it means to live life completely and without regret. Alexandra Fuller is the critically acclaimed author of “Don't Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood,” a memoir about coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and the foll… View in Catalog: "Leaving Before the Rains Come" by Alexandra Fuller. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: NewHolly Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 'deepsouth' screening

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: In celebration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Multicultural HIV/Hepatitis Action Network (MHHAN) and The Seattle Public Library present a screening and discussion of the film "deepsouth.". Description: "deepsouth" is a documentary about the neglected crisis of HIV/AIDS in rural American South. Beneath layers of history, poverty, and now soaring HIV infections, three Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. Josh, a college student, seeks the support of an underground gay family miles away from his suffocating Mississippi Delta hometown. With no funds and few resources, Monica tries tirelessly to unite reluctant participants at her annual HIV retreat in rural… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Patrons Choice: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: You voted and the results are in. Today we're showing the third place movie, "The Hundred-Foot Journey." Bring your own pillows, we’ll supply the popcorn. For adults and teens. Description: The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. View in Catalog: "The Hundred-Foot Journey". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please arrive early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity of 60 people for our meeting room. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: High Point Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super-fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Please join us for a Ladies Musical Club Concert featuring music of Haydn, Scriabin, Debussy, Gershwin, Mozart and Ponchielli. Description: Joyce Gibb, piano Adagio in F major by Haydn Sonata Fantasy No. 2 in G sharp minor by Scriabin "Clair de lune" by Debussy "The Man I Love" by Gershwin Etude No. 4: "Embraceable You" - Earl Wild transcription of Gershwin -------- Sharon Jung, oboe Art Peterson, piano* Adagio Religioso by W.A. Mozart Capriccio by Amilcare Ponchielli *Guest Artist. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 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 End of Jim and Ezra," by C.J. Box. 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 End of Jim and Ezra," by C.J. Box. Wyoming Territory circa 1835: they survived the cold, the grizzlies and the Pawnee, but cabin fever can be fatal. View in Catalog: C.J. Box. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 9, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-733-9125 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, February 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. 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 patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening 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 selection is "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. Book Description: On a secluded island off the coast of Australia, the lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby washed ashore. Will they keep it? And what will be the toll on their marriage and consciences? View in Catalog: "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. Next Month's Title: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. 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. Contact: Irene Haines. Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Fortune's Bones

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Slavery, science, history and medical ethics are all woven together in storyteller Eva Abram’s telling of Fortune’s Bones. Description: Abram will share the compelling story of Fortune, an enslaved African American man born in the 1740s. Portraying Fortune’s wife Dinah, Abram shares the story of slavery ownership that goes well beyond death. When a slave named Fortune dies, his owner renders his body to keep the bones to teach medical students. This deeply personal story about the life and death of Fortune, explores a little-known chapter of history that highlights the extent of cruelty against enslaved people. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is offered in partnership with the Northwest African American Museum. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Amy Twito. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 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 "Gemini" by Carol Wiley Cassella. Book Description: When a hit-and-run Jane Doe patient arrives in the intensive-care unit, Dr. Charlotte Reese takes an immediate interest. Charlotte fights to keep Jane alive -- and the longer Jane remains unconscious, the more Charlotte wants to know her identity. When Charlotte's boyfriend Eric investigates, revelations turn the doctor's world upside down. View in Catalog: "Gemini" by Carol Wiley Cassella. Next Month's Title: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tuesday 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 Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan. Book Description: A half-Chinese/half-American courtesan struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her. View in Catalog: "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan. Next Month's Title: "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 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 "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Book Description: Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. View in Catalog: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Next Month's Title: "Disgrace" by J.M. Coetzee. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 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 Uncoupling" by Meg Wolitzer. Book Description: When a high school stages the classic anti-war play “Lysistrata,” life mimics art as women withhold sex from men. Wolitzer impishly modernizes a classic, exploring female sexuality and the relationship between war and sex. View in Catalog: "The Uncoupling" by Meg Wolitzer. 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: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring works for voice, flute and piano by various composers, and works for two pianists by Faure and Dvořák. Description: The concert will feature the following program: Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano Joan Lundquist, piano Joshua Romatowski, flute “Was die Seele kann ergötzen (Angenehmes Wiederau, BWV 30a”) by J.S. Bach “Betörte Welt (Was frag ich nach der Welt, BWV 94)” by J. S. Bach “Nyet, tol’ko tot, kto znal (None but the lonely heart), Op. 6 No. 6” by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Une flûte invisible” by Camille Saint-Saëns “ Élégie” by Jules Massenet “Soir Païen” by Philippe Gaubert Risa Jun &… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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 "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Book Description: In the first modern English detective story, several narrators recount the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine. View in Catalog: "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Next Month's Title: "Americanah" by Chinamand A. Adichie. 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. Contact: Maryte Racys. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 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 "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: "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Daniel Handler reads from 'We Are Pirates'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Daniel Handler reads from his eagerly awaited new novel for adult readers. Description: “We Are Pirates” features teenage Gwen who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home. "A jaunty and occasionally jolting, and honest take on the discomforts of youth, midlife, and old age, and how ineffective we are at dealing with them." (Publishers Weekly) Daniel Handler is the author of, most recently, “Why We Broke Up,” a collaboration with award-winning illustrator Maira Kalman. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has writt… View in Catalog: "We Are Pirates" by Daniel Handler. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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 "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Book Description: A nonfiction account of three generations of Chinese women living in the turmoil of the rapidly changing 20th century: grandmother, a warlord's concubine; mother, an ardent supporter of Mao; and Chang herself, a western-educated professor in London. View in Catalog: "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Next Month's Title: "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wanabees)

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon to discuss political, creative aging or library-related topics. Description: On Thursday, February 12, the monthly discussion is: "Housing Alternatives for for Seniors - Where will we lay down our heads?". 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. Contact: Maryte Racys. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 304th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month we're focusing on one special writer and her impact on the local writing community. Please join us for Pesha Gertler and Her Students: Past and Present. Pesha plans to make this her final public reading. She will read poems from various publications and her most recently published chapbook, “The Healing Time: Finally on My Way to Yes.” Pesha served as Seattle's Poet Populist in 2005-2006 and also worked as a Poet-in-the-Schools. She founded the Women's Self Discovery through Creative Writing… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, February 13, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lynsey Addario discusses 'It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lynsey Addario shows images and reads from her memoir about her experiences around the world, documenting and filing photographs in hostile areas with some of the best-known publications. Description: “It’s What I Do” tells the story of Addario’s career in the post-9/11 world. Addario photographs the Afghan people before and after Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and the countless dead in Darfur. She addresses the difficulties of being a woman in an overwhelmingly male profession and tells the inside story of her kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist whos… View in Catalog: "It’s What I Do" by Lynsey Addario. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: NewHolly Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets on the second Saturday of the month for an open mic event featuring readings of poetry and prose. Description: PoetsWest features readings from "Here, There, and Everywhere: RASP Anthology.". 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. Contact: Maryte Racys. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: High Point Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

World's Love Songs

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Русский. Summary: Marianna Trio present a program of popular love songs from Russia and other countries. Description: Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with love songs from different countries. The Marianna Trio performs such crowd pleasers as “Lavender,” “Million Scarlet Roses,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and “Kiss of Fire.” Great family entertainment. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Давайте праздновать Любовь и День Святого Валентина песнями о любви из разных стран мира. Марианна Трио исполняет такие популярные песни о любви как: «Лаванда» «Миллион алых роз» «Я оставил свое сердце в Сан-Франциско" "Поцелуй огня» и другие. Вся семья получит удовольствие. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Leszek Chudzinski. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Beyond the Dollars: The Real Impact of Long Term Care

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Planning for long term care for our parents is not just about the dollars. Join us for a discussion of the emotional and financial decisions which families must address. Description: The real impact of long term care is both financial and emotional for all family members. The program will address the steps families can take now to ensure that everyone has a clear picture of a care plan based on honest conversations with one's parents about their wishes for long term care. The presenter is Kerry Wallingford, President of Wallingford Financial & College Planning. This program is part of a three-part series, “You and Your Parents: Partnering for Care across Generations.” The s… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Presidents Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Feb. 16 in observance of Presidents Day. Monday, February 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. 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 patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, February 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: CISC Community Information & Service assists low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Handel's "Semele.". Description: The composer of the Messiah takes you on a witty and sensuous journey to paradise in this playful Seattle Opera premiere. An ambitious girl-next-door is transported to the realm of the “beautiful people” in an elegant, all-new production. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Handel's "Semele.". Description: The composer of the Messiah takes you on a witty and sensuous journey to paradise in this playful Seattle Opera premiere. An ambitious girl-next-door is transported to the realm of the “beautiful people” in an elegant, all-new production. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30 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 "Jefferson's Pillow" by Roger W. Wilkins. Book Description: Historian Wilkins explores the attitudes of the Founding Fathers to slavery and the African-American experience. View in Catalog: "Jefferson's Pillow" by Roger W. Wilkins. Next Month's Title: "The Sisters" by Mary Lovell. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Book Description: Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother's death and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. View in Catalog: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Next Month's Title: "Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 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 "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Book Description: Benjamin, a former stay-at-home dad, takes a job as caregiver to teenaged Trev, who has Muscular Dystrophy. Their road trip to visit Trev's estranged father in Salt Lake City is both hilarious and moving. View in Catalog: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Next Month's Title: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Book Description: Egan portrays the life and quest of mountaineer, adventurer and passionate photographer, Edward Curtis, whose famous photographs of over 80 Native American tribes epitomize a time tragically lost. View in Catalog: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Next Month's Title: "We are Completely Besides Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Handel's "Semele.". Description: The composer of the Messiah takes you on a witty and sensuous journey to paradise in this playful Seattle Opera premiere. An ambitious girl-next-door is transported to the realm of the “beautiful people” in an elegant, all-new production. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Book Description: At 29 Dellarobia considers taking a lover but is derailed by a startling discovery -- a Tennessee valley covered in butterflies -- and experiences an epiphany that leads her out beyond her Appalachian roots. View in Catalog: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Next Month's Title: "Ed King" by David Guterson. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:00 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 "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Book Description: Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent 47 days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war. View in Catalog: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Next Month's Title: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Catherine Hilles. Wednesday, February 18, 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 "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Book Description: Ursula Todd is reborn every time she dies. Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she? View in Catalog: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Next Month's Title: "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise” by Julia Stuart. Book Description: The Queen’s exotic menagerie, newly housed in the Tower, along with its usual denizens and musty armor, lies in the care of a Beefeater whose wife has just seen the last straw. View in Catalog: "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 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 "Arthur and George" by Julian Barnes. Book Description: A literary thriller based on the lives of two men: George Edalji, a country lawyer and victim of racism, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who takes on Edalji's case with the rigor of his fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. View in Catalog: "Arthur and George" by Julian Barnes. Next Month's Title: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Murial Barbery. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 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 "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr. Book Description: In her third memoir, Karr continues to unflinchingly expose her life – its harsh mistakes, alcoholic heritage, and surprising conversion – with the stance of a black belt and the voice of a comedian. View in Catalog: "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr. Next Month's Title: "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Handel's "Semele.". Description: The composer of the Messiah takes you on a witty and sensuous journey to paradise in this playful Seattle Opera premiere. An ambitious girl-next-door is transported to the realm of the “beautiful people” in an elegant, all-new production. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. Book Description: The servants in the Bennet household live their lives in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars in this retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" from the servants' perspective. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown 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: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.