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Job Search One-On-One

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Writers in the Schools (WITS)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an evening with future Pulitzer Prize-winning voices! Students will share original poems, short stories, and memoirs created during their residencies with the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. Description: WITS students will read from their work over two nights—with elementary and middle school students reading on Wednesday, May 25, and middle and high school students reading on Thursday, May 26. A reception will follow with delicious cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Royale. 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 Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Poet Is In: The Neighborhood We Dream Of

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Claudia Castro Luna Seattle’s Civic Poet for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city. Description: The neighborhood we dream of – What makes an ideal neighborhood for you? What do you imagine your neighborhood to look like in 5 years? 10 years? Is there anything you wish were different about the place you live in? Let’s talk –and write - about our little corner of the map, what is here now and what we imagine it could be. These are low-key sessions. No previous poetry writing experience necessary. Poems are all around us, in tree branches, at the bus stop, in the supermarket checkout line. Everyone ha… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Coloring Staycation

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a casual morning of coloring at the Library. Description: Come to the Green Lake Branch for a casual morning of coloring, music, and snacks in our meeting room. Coloring sheets and pens will be provided, you may also bring your own. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through May 28, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Malcolm X'

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Anchored by a powerful performance from Denzel Washington, writer-director Spike Lee's biography of the legendary civil rights leader brings Malcolm X's story to life with an epic sweep and a nuanced message. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 202 minutes. View in Catalog: "Malcolm X". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Gifted Hands'

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Follows the life of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, who overcame problems in school and obstacles in life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon. His lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a bestselling author, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rating: Unrated. Run time: 90 minutes. View in Catalog: "Gifted Hands". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Medicare Made Clear

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Have questions about Medicare? Get answers at this free program. Description: Get your questions about Medicare answered at one of these free community meetings with Jean Cormier of Cormier Insurance Agency. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Straight Outta Compton'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free screening of "Straight Outta Compton," part of the Library's African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. Based on the true story, with music by Ice Cube, Dr Dre, and other great artists. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 147 minutes. View in Catalog: "Straight Outta Compton". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Clarinet, Horn, Piano Trio Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free concert with Maryanne Lacaille (clarinet), Kestrel Wright (French horn), and Jason Kuo (piano). Description: Local musicians Maryanne Lacaille (clarinet), Kestrel Wright (French horn), and Jason Kuo (piano) will perform Poulenc’s Clarinet Sonata, John Verrall’s Horn Sonata, Franz Strauss’ Nocturne, and ShaoYing Low’s Reflections for Horns, clarinet, and piano. Clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille has garnered international attention for her virtuosity, creativity and command of her instrument producing rich lush phrasing and dynamic programming. Her travels to over 26 countries including Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, Me… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Memorial Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Preview Lecture — 'American Stories'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a preview lecture of its season-closing program, “American Stories.”. Description: Come to a lunchtime lecture on The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2015-16 closing show, “American Stories.” The company’s educational programs manager will speak about the lively repertory program, which will showcase the works of three great American choreographers—Jerome Robbins (“Fancy Free”), George Balanchine (“Square Dance”), and Twyla Tharp (“Waiting at the Station”). Audience questions and brown bag lunches are welcome. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This series is presented in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photo courtesy of Angela Sterling / Pacific Northwest Ballet. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk informally about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Music Director Adam Stern will present an entertaining lecture on the Philharmonic's upcoming concert featuring Mahler's 1st Symphony. Description: Join Music Director Adam Stern for an entertaining lecture on the Philharmonic’s upcoming concert featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, a piece that baffled audiences at its first performances and is now its composer’s best-known work. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

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

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Youth Homelessness: Advocacy & Action

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Accelerator YMCA and The Seattle Public Library host a panel on youth and young adult homelessness. Description: This event will engage the audience in a conversation about the causes of youth homelessness, as well as potential solutions. Why are some groups disproportionately represented among insecurely housed young people? How are local agencies and organizations addressing youth homelessness? How can community members take action and advocate for young people experiencing homelessness? 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

LGBT Business Builder

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about programs and assistance available to LGBT-owned small businesses, and register as a certified LGBT-owned small business with the NGLCC. Registration is recommended. Description: By becoming a certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE), businesses are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Learn how LGBT-owned small businesses benefit from… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is recommended. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Wheedle's Groove'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and decades before Nirvana, Microsoft and Starbucks put Seattle on the map, Seattle’s African American neighborhood known as the Central District was buzzing. The soul sounds of groups like Black On White Affair, Cookin’ Bag, and Cold Bold & Together filled local airwaves and packed clubs seven nights a week. As many of the bands began breaking out nationally via major record deals, television appearances, and gigs with the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Stevie Wonder, the… Rating: Unrated. Run time: 87 minutes. View in Catalog: "Wheedle's Groove". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.spl.org/aafs. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Listening: The Jungle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Listen to residence of the homeless encampment called The Jungle share their perspectives on their community. Description: The Jungle: A deep dive into the encampment, the city's efforts to clean it up, and what the alternatives are for people who live there. This conversation will be moderated by KUOW's Joshua McNichols, with a panel of current and former Jungle residents, Tim Harris from Real Change, and other advocates. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Bookmobile at Juneteenth International 2016 Celebration

Where: Central Library. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Pratt Park 1800 S Main St. Seattle, WA 98144. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join us for our new walk-on bookmobile at Juneteenth International 2016 Celebration, a community carnival hosted by Central Area Chamber of Commerce. Description: There will be fun activities, open mic, poets slam and reading, choirs, dancers, music and food. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Bebe's Kids'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: "The first mainstream animated feature film directly aimed at African American audiences, Hyperion Productions' Bebe's Kids is based on a comedy routine by the late Robin Harris. Voiced by Faison Love, Harris endures a "date from hell" when he goes out with the lovely Jamika. His romantic rendezvous is ruined when he is stuck with Jamika's son-as well as Bebe's kids, three little horrors spawned from three different fathers. The worst of the batch is unhousebroken baby Peewee. The film manages within its 74… Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 72 minutes. View in Catalog: "BeBe's Kids". Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Set It Off'

Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Four poor black women try to get some payback from the social system which has abused them by a staging a series of bank robberies. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 120 Minutes. View in Catalog: "Set It Off". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Unplug and Play

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: An afternoon of board games, coloring pages and snacks. Description: Calling all board gamers! The Fremont Branch invites all ages, young and old and everyone in between, to turn off your electronic devices and enjoy an afternoon of unplugged fun. Meet other gamers and enjoy our assortment of board games including Netrunners, Chess, Scrabble, UNO, Mille Bournes, Battleship, Munchkin Treasure Hunt and more. Or bring your own favorite board game. There will be coloring pages for all ages as well. We'll provide snacks too. Game on! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Researching Historical Romance 101

Seattle Writes Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Research nourishes the historical fiction writer’s creativity. Join novelist Rose Lerner to learn research tips for online and print resources, how to fact check, when it’s time to stop researching, and more. Description: Researching language, clothing, food, and place names gives you a realistic framework so you can concentrate on telling your story. Lerner will share her tried-and-true resources (most of which are free) and techniques for diving into an era, fact-checking and consulting experts. Her tips can be applied to researching any era for historical romance writers, as well as for historical fiction in general. Also covered: Making the most of Library materials and special collections with librarian Eric Grob. Ro… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Un grupo cultural latino para las personas que les encanta hablar de todo acerca de la cultura latinoamericana. Book Description: Comparte tus conocimientos acerca de la cultura latinoamericana en un ambiente amistoso y entretenido. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

The Poet is In: Reading Celebration - The Neighborhood Is Us

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Claudia Castro Luna Seattle’s Civic Poet for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city. Description: We will close the four weeks with a reading. Share a favorite poem or share a story, poem or rhyme written in one of the previous three sessions. Come to hear a fabulous reading and see your neighborhood through the eyes of folks who call the same place home. Light refreshments will be served. These are low-key sessions. No previous poetry writing experience necessary. Poems are all around us, in tree branches, at the bus stop, in the supermarket checkout line. Everyone has a story to tell about the plac… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Good Hair'

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 96 minutes. View in Catalog: "Good Hair". 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. Contact: Catherine Hilles. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:05 PM.

African American Film Series: 'The Wiz Live!'

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of “The Wiz Live!” part of the Library's African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Starring world-class performers and recording artists including Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, and Ne-Yo, this is NBC's musical television production of The Wiz Live! Staying true to the groundbreaking Broadway show that put a vivid urban spin on the Land of Oz, get ready for a fresh, eye-popping new trip down the yellow brick road. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original hit Broadway show became a cultural touchstone that also spawned the classic film starring Dia… Rating: Unrated. Run time: 132 minutes. View in Catalog: "The Wiz Live!". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Thunder Soul'

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader 'Prof' Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm. Description: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 88 minutes. View in Catalog: "Thunder Soul". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

庆端午文艺表演 (Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Celebration at the Central Library)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 请来图书馆与我们一起欢歌笑语庆祝端午节。. Description: 我们的节目有歌曲、舞蹈、乐器表演等等。参加演出的是北美群英联谊会. Notes: 本次活动为免费,不需要报名。咨询电话:206-684-0849。. Translation: Celebrate the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with us at the Library. Enjoy Chinese traditional songs, dances, and instruments performed by North American Chinese Performing Artists Group. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. For more information, please call 206-684-0849. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Writes: Researching Historical Romance 101

Seattle Writes Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Research nourishes the historical fiction writer’s creativity. Join novelist Rose Lerner to learn research tips for online and print resources, how to fact check, when it’s time to stop researching, and more. Description: Researching language, clothing, food and place names gives you a realistic framework so you can concentrate on telling your story. Lerner will share her tried-and-true resources (most of which are free) and techniques for diving into an era, fact-checking and consulting experts. Her tips can be applied to researching any era for historical romance writers, as well as for historical fiction in general. Also covered: Making the most of Library materials and special collections with librarian Eric Grob. Ros… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper… Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight. 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 Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight. If you found yourself in a world where hatred had been eradicated, you could rule over that world without opposition. It would be hell. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 6, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Tinkerlab Drop-In

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

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece, with Lance Rhoades

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Scholar Lance Rhoades' multimedia presentation considers how Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" addresses mankind’s greatest concerns about technology and human rights, while taking on a life of its own. Description: Who controls life and death? Does a man-made being have (human) rights issues? Although regarded as Gothic sensationalism when first published – both for its lurid tale of a scientist driven mad by his obsession to animate the dead and for the surprising news that the author was nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley – Frankenstein has resonated widely in the popular imagination, most notably in theater and cinema. Over the two centuries since its publication, the work has also served as a vivid allegory in debates… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

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

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bilingual Rent Smart

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español. Summary: Drop in for 1-on-1 assistance and information from tenants from Solid Ground. Description: Solid Ground will be available to answer questions about tenant rights and be able to provide renters will information about: • Best practices and tips for renters • What to consider when you want to rent • How to protect yourself from eviction • How to get back your deposit Drop in for assistance in English or Spanish. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Event Title - Inquilinos Inteligentes! Informacion para inquilinos Description: CLINICA SIN CITA PREVIA Una consejera de inquilinos estará disponible para contestar preguntas sobre la ley de propietario e inquilino y aportar ideas sobre la manera de abordar algunos de las problemas de la vivienda. Tendrá información para inquilinos sobre: • Mejores prácticas y consejos para inquilinos • Qué considerar cuando se desea alquilar y el criterio para los propietarios para chequear su pasado • Como… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Advancing Racial Equity & Engaging the Community’s Voice: Rev. Starsky Wilson

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library and Collective Impact Forum invite you to Advancing Racial Equity and Engaging the Community’s Voice: A Conversation with Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Rev. Starsky Wilson. Description: In the wake of Michael Brown, Jr.’s tragic death in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, what can other cities and regions do to advance racial equity and authentically work together to support and empower communities? Join us for a conversation with Reverend Starsky D. Wilson, president & CEO of Deaconess Foundation and co-chair of the Ferguson Commission. Appointed by Missouri’s governor in 2014, the Ferguson Commission made recommendations in 2015 to help the region address issues exposed by Brown’s death –… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: During this month's Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Discover Special Collections: Century 21: Seattle World’s Fair

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 10 - The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Library's Special collections. This month: Century 21: Seattle World’s Fair. Registration required. Tour Description: Ever wonder just what’s so special about the Library’s Special Collections? Enter the world of the thrilling Century 21 Exhibition, including a look at the George Gulacsik Space Needle Photograph Collection. Join us for a peek into the Seattle Room and tour the Library’s Special Collections, This tour will last approximately one hour. Take a peek into the Seattle Room and a part of the Library’s Special Collections through six exciting tours during May - October. Come to one or join us for all six! Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Tour Information Line: Central Library - 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tour Information: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/central-library-tours. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall/City Grind Espresso 600 4th Ave. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Then this no-pressure book group may be for you! Book Description: Instead of reading one book, we come and share what we have been reading. Feel free to stop by to listen or join in with your recent reads! Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at City Hall’s City Grind Espresso. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Job Search One-On-One

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from employment specialists. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs and interviewing techniques. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Small Business Administration (SBA) Training Room 2401 4th Ave Ste. 450 Seattle, WA 98121. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Registration is encouraged. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: We welcome the 320th meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Yvonne Higgins Leach, Shannon K. Perry and Ann Hedreen, with Leonard Orr on the Writer’s Craft: "Thinking at Book-length: Crafting a Collection of Poems." Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: This is the Ballard It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, which has been temporarily relocated to the Greenwood Branch while the Ballard Branch is closed for improvements. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Reel Queer Youth Short Films

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library and Reel Queer Youth will present a collection of short films made during the Reel Queer Youth video production program for queer youth and allies ages 13-20 in Seattle. Description: After watching a collection of youth-made short films, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with Reel Queer Youth staff and participants. Attendees will have a chance to win free tickets to the youth shorts program at TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival in October. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 10, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Medicare Made Clear

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: New to Medicare? Become informed with this Medicare overview. Description: This workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare, what each part covers and how they work. Learn the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. Enrollment and eligibility guidelines will be covered. The presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Seattle Writes and Hugo House Present: The Memoir

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore how to create memoir from memory and how to best employ novel writing techniques when writing nonfiction with Nicole Hardy. Description: In this class, we'll divide our time among lecture, discussion, and writing exercises as we delve into the art of creating memoir from memory. Nicole Hardy will pass on lessons she learned the hard way, show samples from other authors, and explain how novelists' techniques can be useful in writing creative nonfiction. This class is presented in partnership with Hugo House. Nicole Hardy is the author of the memoir "Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin" and the poetry collections "This Blonde" and "Mud Fl… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to accommodate all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or… Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Sharing Our Voices: LGBTQ Animated Film Screening at Northwest Film Forum

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special premier event of 5 short films capturing oral histories of some of Seattle's most vibrant LGBTQ voices as part of the Library's Sharing Our Voices project! Description: This event features multi-media short films, performances and a panel discussion featuring: Riz Rollins The Lady B Mark Mitchell La Saveona Hunt Lamar Van Dyke and more! There will be two back-to-back screenings of the films -- one at 6 p.m. at one at 7 p.m. Performances and discussions will happen at both screenings. This presentation is produced by The Seattle Public Library as part of Sharing Our Voices, a project designed to preserve oral histories of Seattle’s distinct communities. Projec… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are an industry recognized certification demonstrating one's proficiency in a Microsoft application to an employer or prospective college. For a limited time, The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer the MOS exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Certification exams are available for: • Microsoft Access 2013 • Microsoft Excel 2013 • Microsoft Excel Expert 2013, part 1 • Microsoft Excel Expert 2013, part… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required on Eventbrite. Registration for each session opens one month in advance. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Sarah Castaldo. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Your Business - Operate Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You've completed your business plan, sought financing, developed your market strategy - now what? Come to this free workshop to learn more. Registration is recommended. Description: Attend this free workshop to learn about how to operate your business: Choosing vendors, investors, stakeholders and advisors , Credit and collections , Hiring, firing and employment law , Timely tax reporting sales and B and O , Correct registrations and licensing , Distribution channels , Banking relationships , Preparing, reading and interpreting financial statements. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is recommended. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father. View in Catalog: "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Study Room "C." Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. Book Description: In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City: the denizens of Max's Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner's, Brentano's and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe--the man who changed her life with his love, friendship and genius. View in Catalog: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. Next Month's Title: "Homer & Langley" by E.L. Doctorow. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45pm, unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 13, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Food Business Roadshow

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An opportunity to meet face-to-face with different government agencies who process and issue your permits and licenses and other food specific resources. Description: Whether you are starting or expanding your restaurant or mobile food business or looking to wholesale your food products, the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Restaurant Success program has organized a business fair where you have an opportunity to connect directly with the government agencies who process and issue your permits and licenses as well as other food business specific resources to help you operate your business. Agencies and service providers include: Public Health – Seattle… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: Jennifer.tam@seattle.gov or 206-684-3436. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our five week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is encouraged. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulation, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Workshop sessions are: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Pinchot. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Wallingford Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Bold Spirit" by Linda Hunt. Book Description: The true story of a mother's walk from Spokane, Washington, to New York City in 1896 to win a $10,000 prize to save the family farm from foreclosure. View in Catalog: "Bold Spirit" by Linda Hunt. Next Month's Title: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Book Description: The bonds of friendship between two women are tested throughout their lives in 19th century rural China. View in Catalog: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Next Month's Title: "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: During this month's Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Drop-In for Veteran Services

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find and keep housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Business Resource Open House

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting. Description: Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

History Cafe: World Refugee Day – Stories from Western Washington

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: History buffs of Seattle unite! Every 3rd Thursday of the month, we gather to discuss fascinating insights on history with expert speakers and novice history fans, alike. All are welcome! Description: To commemorate the UN’s World Refugee Day, join a conversation with community members and activists about our refugee communities, the world history events from which people sought refuge, and their experiences after arriving in Western Washington. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 PM.

Tracy Baron Reads and Discusses 'Happy Family' with Maria Semple

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a conversation between authors Tracy Barone and Maria Semple about Barone's debut novel "Happy Family.". Description: Tracy Barone’s debut novel "Happy Family" is the story of Cheri Matzner, an academic and former cop forced to come to terms with the family that raised her, the one that gave her up and the one she so desperately wants. Barone was the executive producer on "Wild Wild West," "Rosewood," "My Fellow Americans" and Money Train," and was instrumental in the acquisition and development of "Men in Black" and "Ali." She’ll appear in conversation with Seattle’s own Maria Semple ("Where'd You Go, Bernadette"), w… View in Catalog: "Happy Family" by Tracy Barone. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teaching and Planning Lessons for English Language Learners

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn techniques and activities for teaching English language learners, including those who have no English ability. Registration is required. Description: Learn how to plan lessons and assess what your students know. Get tips on how to be culturally sensitive and to differentiate instruction for various levels. Presenter Alysan Croydon has been an English language teacher and teacher educator for over 30 years. She has trained volunteers to teach English language learners throughout the state. She is currently a faculty member at the School for Teaching ESL in cooperation with Seattle Pacific University and a board member of the Literacy Council of Seattle… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Online registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Pride Asia

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Address: Hing Hay Park 423 Maynard Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at the Pride ASIA event at Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown/International District as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The Pride ASIA event is a free and all-ages event celebrating the multi-cultural diversity of the LGBTQ & Asian Pacific Islander community! Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Another Big Day: Rare Images from the George Gulacsik Space Needle Collection

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Local author and columnist Knute Berger will discuss the gems of the George Gulacsik Space Needle Photograph Collection. Description: George Gulacsik did the most thorough photographic documentation of the construction of the Space Needle in 1961-2. Recently digitized by the Seattle Public Library these images, many seen for the first time, offer a rare view of the people and techniques use to raise Seattle’s premier icon. The pictures yield some extraordinary moments not captured by others, including a rare visit by president John F. Kennedy, the only pictures of the Needle’s lead architect on the Needle itself, and a workforce that was… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Purple Rain SING-ALONG!"

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special screening of “Purple Rain” part of the Library's African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the African American experience. Description: Please join us for a very special screening of “Purple Rain” starring one of the most legendary icons of our time. To celebrate Prince’s life, music, and influence, we invite you to don some lace and ruffles and sing along to one of the greatest cult classics ever made! Prince stars as the Kid, a Minneapolis musician on the rise trying to escape a tumultuous home life through music. While trying to avoid making the same mistakes as his father, the Kid navigates the club scene and a rocky relationship w… Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 111 minutes. View in Catalog: "Purple Rain". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

The Wild Geese Players Present Readings from James Joyce's 'Ulysses'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of two chapters of James Joyce’s "Ulysses.". Description: For this year’s reading of "Ulysses," the Wild Geese Players are continuing last year’s approach of following Joyce’s timeline for June 16th, rather than reading the chapters in strict linear order. Chapters 3 (“Proteus”) and 6 (“Hades”) will be interwoven to highlight the parallel journeys of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus during the novel’s eleven o’clock hour. The Wild Geese Players have been staging readings of Irish literature, by writers such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats, in Seattle since 199… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'The Learning Tree'

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Set in 1920s Kansas, the film traces one year in the life of young Newt, in which he learns about love, fear, racial injustice, and his own capacity for honor. Description: Join us for the African American film series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 107 minutes. View in Catalog: "The Learning Tree". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Southwest Stories

Author Readings Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: You are invited to join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society for a monthly series that features presentations on the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle. Description: Ron Tjerandsen, local architect and West Seattle native, will discuss "From the Shore to the Bluff: an Immigrant Family's Story." Join us on the third Sunday of every month rotating among the five branches of the Seattle Public Library on the Duwamish Peninsula. This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical society. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Purple Shroud," by Joyce Harrington. 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 Purple Shroud," by Joyce Harrington. Some say leave murder to the professionals, but for Mrs. Moon it is a lovingly homespun affair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. Book Description: Will Schwalbe’s memoir of his mother’s death from pancreatic cancer. View in Catalog: "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. Next Month's Title: "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:00 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 "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. Book Description: This novel explores the complex lifelong friendship of Elena and Lila who grow up in 1950s Naples, Italy, where poverty and familial expectations determine young girls’ lives. View in Catalog: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. Next Month's Title: "Men We Reaped" by Jesmyn Ward. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Terry McMillan reads from her new novel 'I Almost Forgot About You'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The latest from Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” and “Waiting to Exhale,” is the story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning. Description: Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life -- great friends, family, and successful career -- aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. “I Almost Forgot About You” shows readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. “McMillan has written an engaging novel with an appeali… View in Catalog: "I Almost Forgot About You" by Terry McMillan. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non-and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bilingual Rent Smart

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, Español. Summary: Drop in for 1-on-1 assistance and information from tenants from Solid Ground. Description: Solid Ground will be available to answer questions about tenant rights and be able to provide renters will information about: • Best practices and tips for renters • What to consider when you want to rent • How to protect yourself from eviction • How to get back your deposit Drop in for assistance in English or Spanish. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Event Title - Inquilinos Inteligentes! Informacion para inquilinos Description: CLINICA SIN CITA PREVIA Una consejera de inquilinos estará disponible para contestar preguntas sobre la ley de propietario e inquilino y aportar ideas sobre la manera de abordar algunos de las problemas de la vivienda. Tendrá información para inquilinos sobre: • Mejores prácticas y consejos para inquilinos • Qué considerar cuando se desea alquilar y el criterio para los propietarios para chequear su pasado • Como… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our five week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is encouraged. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulation, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Workshop sessions are: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Pinchot. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 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 "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; Chang herself, a western-educated professor in London. View in Catalog: "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Next Month's Title: "Mornings on Horseback" by David McCullough. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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: "Euphoria" by Lily King. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Book Description: Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol--telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff. View in Catalog: "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Next Month's Title: "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Alain de Botton reads from his new novel 'The Course of Love'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: “The Course of Love” explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. Description: The novel follows Edinburgh couple Rabih and Kirsten through the complex and intricate course of a long-term relationship. Interwoven with their story and its challenges is an overlay of philosophy -- an annotation and a guide to what we are reading. Alain de Botton is the internationally bestselling author of “On Love” and “How Proust Can Change Your Life.” His other works include "The Consolations of Philosophy," "The Art of Travel," and "The Course of Love." He lives in London where he founded The Sch… View in Catalog: "The Course of Love" by Alain de Botton. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Description: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Moby reads from his memoir "Porcelain"

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: DJ and musician Moby reads from his memoir "Porcelain.". Description: From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late ’80s and ’90s. There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene. This was the New York of Palladium; of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo; of unchecked, drug-fueled hedonism in pumping clubs where dance musi… View in Catalog: "Porcelain" by Moby. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, June 24, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Day

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 day at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

African American Film Series: 'Pariah'

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the African American Film Series celebrating black actors, directors and films depicting the rich and varied African American experience. Description: Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 90 minutes. View in Catalog: "Pariah". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Ballard Sunday Movie: Coraline

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: This month's movie: Coraline (2009) Directed by Henry Selick. Adapted from Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Starring Dakota Fanning. Doors open at 1:30 pm; movie starts at 2:00 pm. Description: Join us for a free Sunday movie at Ballard Branch Library. Free movie and popcorn. Everyone welcome. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 100 minutes. View in Catalog: "Coraline". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Registration is required. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications are an industry recognized certification demonstrating one's proficiency in a Microsoft application to an employer or prospective college. For a limited time, The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Washington State Library to offer the MOS exams free of charge - a value of more than $125. Certification exams are available for: • Microsoft Access 2013 • Microsoft Excel 2013 • Microsoft Excel Expert 2013, part 1 • Microsoft Excel Expert 2013, part… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required on Eventbrite. Registration for each session opens one month in advance. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Sarah Castaldo. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 27, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 27, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our five week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is encouraged. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulation, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Workshop sessions are: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Pinchot. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tinkerlab Drop-In

Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months! Description: Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Dorthe Nors reads from her new novella collection 'So Much For That Winter'

Author Readings Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Dorthe Nors follows up her “unsettling and poetic” (The New York Times Book Review) story collection "Karate Chop" with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two 21st century romances. Description: A cheeky nod to the listicles and bulletins we scroll through on a daily basis, "So Much for That Winter" explores how we shape and understand experience, and the disconnection and dislocation that define our twenty-first-century lives, with Nors’s unique wit and humor. Translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Independence Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

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

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our five week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is encouraged. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulation, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Workshop sessions are: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Pinchot. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk informally about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, July 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Howling Man," by Charles Beaumont. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Howling Man," by Charles Beaumont. Deep within the remote German Abbey of St. Wulfran’s is an evil secret, soon to be revealed to an unsuspecting world. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 11, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Book Description: Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories shows how love and longing play out in different countries and cultures. View in Catalog: "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Next Month's Title: "Heft" by Liz Moore. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Study Room "C." Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Homer & Langley" by E.L. Doctorow. Book Description: A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York's fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century. View in Catalog: "Homer & Langley" by E.L. Doctorow. Next Month's Title: "Benediction" by Kent Haruf. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

First Step Cottage Food

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you want to start a small food business in your own kitchen? Yes, you can! Join our five week workshop to find out if your food business idea makes sense and how to get started. Registration is encouraged. Description: Workshop classes cover: rules and regulation, marketing, keeping records, financing, packaging and required labels. Qualified individuals will be able to take advantage of free, one-on-one business consulting with a Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship business advisor after they complete the series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Space is limited, so please register. Workshop sessions are: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12. This event is cosponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship @ Pinchot. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Wallingford Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Book Description: After Hurricane Katrina hit, Abdul Zeitoun canoes through the flooded streets of New Orleans rescuing those who are stranded and delivering supplies. Then Zeitoun is arrested and falsely accused of looting – and of being a terrorist. View in Catalog: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Next Month's Title: "In One Person" by John Irving. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

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

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall/City Grind Espresso 600 4th Ave. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Then this no-pressure book group may be for you! Book Description: Instead of reading one book, we come and share what we have been reading. Feel free to stop by to listen or join in with your recent reads! Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at City Hall's <a href="http://www.citygrindespresso.com/ ">City Grind Espresso. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, July 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Discover Special Collections: The Future Unrealized

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 10 - The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Library's Special collections. This month: The Future Unrealized. Registration required. Tour Description: Ever wonder just what’s so special about the Library’s Special Collections? Did you know that there was a plan to connect all of Seattle by rail as early as 1911? What if Seattle Center had never been built? Delve into visionary plans of Seattle’s past.. Join us for a peek into the Seattle Room and tour the Library’s Special Collections, This tour will last approximately one hour. Take a peek into the Seattle Room and a part of the Library’s Special Collections through six exciting tours during… Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Tour Information Line: Central Library - 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tour Information: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/central-library-tours. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Shop the FriendShop Pop-Up!

Where: Magnolia Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: The FriendShop is coming to the Magnolia Branch! Description: Join the Friends of The Seattle Public Library for our Pop-up Shop. Pop in to purchase: - Pre-owned paperbacks and children's books for $1 - Goodies from the FriendShop, including tote bags, mugs and jewelry - Gifts for readers Members will receive two free hard cover fiction books as a member benefit. Renew or join today! Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Notes: All proceeds benefit The Seattle Public Library. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org/. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.