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Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

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

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

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

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

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring vocal works by several composers and Brahms' "Sonata, Op. 120, No. 2" for clarinet and piano. Description: The concert will feature the following program: Leslie Stark, soprano Glenda Williams, piano "Long Time Ago" and "The Little Horses" by Aaron Copland "Claire de Lune" - three different settings by Claude Debussy by Gabriel Fauré by Josef Szulc "O mio babbino caro" from "Gianni Schicchi" by Giacomo Puccini ------- Valentina Rodov, piano Robert Wingert*, clarinet "Sonata, Op. 120, No. 2" by Johannes Brahms * guest performer. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center. Description: Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and all youth ages 12-25 are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Your Business -- Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic climate. This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including incorporation, financing, stakeholder development and business planning. Jeff Levy shares practical vignettes and stories from his experience as a business owner and manager. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas. The s… View in Catalog: "Making the Jump – Into Small Business Ownership" by Jeff Levy and David Nilssen. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited, so please register for your tickets now. This event is cosponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Capturing Stories: Basic Oral Interviewing Skills

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the basic techniques to plan and record oral history interviews. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: This workshop will be of interest to local historians, teachers, genealogists and the general public. Topics covered are: • Philosophy and Practice • Project Planning • Research • Equipment Selection • Interview Techniques • Documentation and Preservation This workshop will be facilitated by Sherry Boswell of SWCA Environmental Consultants and president of the Northwest Oral History Association, and Lorraine McConaghy, Historian Emeritus at the Museum of History and Industry. This session is p… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. To ensure sufficient copies of handouts for attendees, registration is encouraged but not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, March 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Sharing Stories: Diverse Oral History Projects from the Northwest, Part 1

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about innovative uses of oral history in a variety of projects and settings. Description: The following presenters will share their experiences conducting actual oral history projects: Judy Bentley and Clay Eals, "Telling Our Westside Stories with Madison Middle School Students" Zhijia Shen and Lillian Prueher, "History in Memories and Stories: a UW East Asia Library Initiative" Sharon Boswell, "Women and Politics—Comparable Worth and the ERA" This session is part of Capturing and Sharing Stories of the Northwest, a workshop by the Northwest Oral History Association, and part of the… 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. Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Sharing Stories: Diverse Oral History Projects from the Northwest, Part 2

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about innovative uses of oral history in a variety of projects and settings. Description: The following presenters will share their experiences conducting actual oral history projects: Morgen Young, "Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II" Ellie Belew, "Bringing Power to the People: The History of IBEW Local #77" Lorraine McConaghy, "Speaking History: Using Oral History in Readers Theater Programs" This session is part of Capturing and Sharing Stories of the Northwest, a workshop by the Northwest Oral History Association, and part of the 28th Annual Pacific… 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. Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: 'Thick Stories of Seattle’s Urban Landscape'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Thaisa Way presents a keynote for the 28th Annual Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Conference. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Thaisa Way, landscape historian and assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, gives her keynote address, "Thick Stories of Seattle’s Urban Landscape: Gas Works Park by Richard Haag." She will speak about landscape architect Richard Haag and his groundbreaking work at Gas Works Park in Seattle. Dr. Way has contributed to the Trust for Cultural Landscape Foundation’s oral history of Haag, and has published papers on Haag’s process as landscape architectural professional… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Building Cities, Building Communities

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: How have multicultural communities influenced and impacted the Pacific Northwest's built environment and landscape? Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: The built environment of the Northwest has been influenced by our multi-cultural communities who have brought unique elements of growth to the urban landscape. These presentations will look at some of that influence and its impact on the character of the region. Panel Participants Ben Bronson and Chuimei Ho, “New Light on Chinese Temples in Northwestern Cities” Junius Rochester, “The Urban Dream in a Rural Setting: Why Early Pacific Northwest Settlements Liked to Call Themselves ‘New York’” Osc… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Civic Life and Forces of Change

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Hear about and discuss the forces of change that have created direction and focus and opened debates on community values and vision in the Pacific Northwest.Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Institutions, community challenges, and differences of opinion have all participated in what makes the Northwest a distinctive region. These forces of change have created direction and focus and opened debates on community values and vision. Panel Participants Bryce Nelson, “Origins of Large-Scale Public Schooling in Seattle, 1900 – 1930” Krzysztof Rafael, “Seattle Influenza Epidemic of 1918” Bill Mullins, “Urban Necessity or Urban Nightmare: The Kingdome and Seattle Stadium Politics” Hosted… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Music and Arts

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Three local historians will talk about the influence of the arts on our cultural landscape. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: The cultural landscape of the region has been shaped by inspiring individuals and dedicated organizations which have built a unique narrative for the Northwest regional arts. Panel Participants Emily Marie Anderson Hall, “The Arts Cannot Flourish on Imagination Alone: An Exploration of PONCHO and the Communal Connection between Arts and Patronage” Dan Kerlee, “When Seattle was Important to Composer Henry Hadley – and Why Hadley is Still Important to Seattle Today” Helice Koffler, “Here on the… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

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

Free Tax Help

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

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: 'History Underfoot'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Local historian and writer David Williams presents a talk, “History Underfoot: Seattle’s Storied Landscape.” Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: David B. Williams is a freelance writer whose work focuses on the intersection of people and the natural world. His books include "Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology," "The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City" and his latest, "Cairns: Messengers in Stone." Williams also works at the Burke Museum and leads walking tours looking at the nature and history of Seattle. This presentation is part of the 28th Annual Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Conference: the Urban Nort… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required. Brown bag lunches are welcome. Box lunches are available for advance purchase. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Environment and Industry

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the intersections of environmental and urban history. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Presenters will discuss a variety of topics including Seattle community gardens, the Pacific Northwest salmon industry and early agricultural practices in and around Fort Nisqually in Tacoma. Panel Participants Kathy Mendelson, “Grow Your Own: Community Gardens in the Urban Northwest” Ross Coen, “Fresh from the Can: Salmon, Pure Food Laws, and Perceptions of Nature in the Early 20th Century Pacific Northwest Fishing Industry” Richard Scheuerman, “Tithlow Farm to Destiny’s City: Tacoma’s Grain In… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Individuals and their Urban Networks

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: This panel presents the stories of individuals who struggled and helped form communities in the Pacific Northwest. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Individuals have struggled, built, influenced and otherwise formed the communities in the Northwest region with their unique visions and hard work. Their narratives create touchstones for the study of the urban landscape and these presentations will explore several of the lives that have influenced Seattle. Panel Participants Andrew Hedden, “Carlos Bulosan in Seattle, 1930 – 1956” Priscilla Pope-Levison, “From Kansas City to Seattle: Emma Ray’s Racial Uplift and Interracial Cooperation” Diane R… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Residential History

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Uncover narratives behind the Pacific Northwest's residential history. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Where and how we lived brings a narrative about urban life that is deeply personal. These presentations will look deeper into some of the underlying history that created the residential history in the region. Panel Participants Diana James, “Seattle Apartment Buildings 1900 – 1939 and Women Who Bought, Sold, Built and Owned Them” Marie R. Wong, “Building Pan-Asian Seattle: Life in the Single-Room Occupancy Residential Hotels” Sharon Boswell, “Urban Rediscoveries: Uncovering a Forgotten Communit… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: Iconic Markers, Routes and Landscapes

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Historians discuss the concept of place and meaning. Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: Presenters will treat topics ranging from our local downtown waterfront to historic sites and routes in Washington State and British Columbia. Panel Participants Judy Bentley, “Statues, Rocks, and Story Poles: Washington Cities Remember” Noreen Jacky, “Travel on the Triangle Route: Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle” Jennifer Ott, “The Seattle Waterfront: Is Place in the Eye of the Beholder” Hosted by Anne Jenner, Pacific Northwest Historians Guild Membership Chair This panel is presented as par… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM.

Urban Northwest in Landscape and Story: The Military and Its Impact

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: How have military organizations impacted the Pacific Northwest? Registration is encouraged but not required. Description: From the earliest days of Royal Navy Captain George Vancouver and US Army Captains Lewis and Clark, military organizations, places and conflicts have shaped the Northwest’s landscape and social dynamics; these presentations look at places on opposite sides of the state in different eras. Panel Participants Robert R. Foxcurran, “The Battle of Frenchtown (1855): Washington Territory and the Political and Demographic Context” Tom Mendelson, “Honorable Discharge: The Military’s Impact on Seattle Neighb… 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. Saturday, March 7, 2015, 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Lego Mania!

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

Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: This month features Don Kentop, Carol Levin and Jennifer D. Munro from “It’s About Time Writers” group to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “It’s About Time Writers” reading series. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the Golden Age of Italian Opera. Description: This concert will feature Katie Hochman, Lori Williams, Victoria Chaussee, Regina Thomas, Leslie Stark, sopranos; Joan Lundquist, piano; Candice Chin, violin. Program: “Una voce poco fa” from Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini “Sorgi, o padre a la figlia rimira” from Bianca e Fernando by Vincenzo Bellini “Mira, O Norma” from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini “Oh, luce di quest’anima” from Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti “Quel guardo il cavaliere” from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Doni… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Book Description: Teenagers Hazel and Gus meet in a cancer support group, fall in love and explore life's questions and uncertainties together in this honest, unforgettable story. View in Catalog: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. 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. Contact: Irene Haines. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls. Book Description: Two motherless sisters -- Bean and Liz -- are shuttled to Virginia, where their Uncle Tinsley lives in the decaying mansion that's been in their family for generations. When school starts in the fall, Bean easily adjusts and makes friends, and Liz becomes increasingly withdrawn. Then something happens to Liz and Bean is left to challenge the injustice of the adult world. View in Catalog: "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Come talk to us at the Regional Contracting Forum

Where: non-library location. Address: Washington State Convention Center 800 Convention Place Seattle, WA 98101-2350. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Trying to grow your business in the area of government contracting? Come find the library at the Regional Contracting Forum 2015 event and introduce your business to the region’s largest government entities. Description: Look for representatives from the Library who will be there to talk about tools and resources to support your business information needs. Attendees have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers all at one event. Notes: The event is free but registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Ballet Preview: 'The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Pacific Northwest Ballet presents a talk on its upcoming dance program, “The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe.”. Description: Enjoy a free lunchtime lecture about The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s upcoming program, “The Vertiginous Thrill of Forsythe.” This triple bill includes neoclassical “The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude,” duet sampler “New Suite” and highly physical “In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated.” The hour-long discussion, with audio and video, will be presented by Doug Fullington, PNB’s Educational Programs Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Audience questions and brown bag lunches are welcome. This p… View in Catalog: Materials to accompany the 2014-15 PNB preview series. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking' by Susan Cain. Book Description: Author Susan Cain explores introversion from a cultural point of view. Posits that as many as half of Americans are introverts, even as society promotes what she calls the "extrovert ideal.". View in Catalog: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. Next Month's Title: 'Magnificence' by Lydia Millet. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tuesday Evening Book Group

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. Book Description: A researcher at a pharmaceutical company journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years -- a dangerous assignment that forces her to confront the ghosts of her past. View in Catalog: "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. Next Month's Title: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Fremont Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Disgrace" by J.M. Coetzee. Book Description: Set in post-apartheid Cape Town, Professor David Laurie attempts to relate to his daughter, Lucy, and to a society with new racial complexities. But that is disrupted by an afternoon of violence that changes him and his daughter in ways he could never have foreseen. View in Catalog: "Disgrace" by J.M. Coetzee. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Heft" by Liz Moore. Book Description: Arthur is a reclusive, independently wealthy ex-professor who occupies the lower floors of his family home. A sporadic correspondence with former student Charlene sustains him for years until her surprise phone call pushes him to rejoin society. View in Catalog: "Heft" by Liz Moore. Next Month's Title: "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Elliot Ackerman reads from 'Green on Blue'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Elliot Ackerman, a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghan Wars, reads from his debut novel about a young Afghan orphan caught in the brutal realities of his war-torn country. Description: When his older brother, Ali, is brutally injured in the bombing of a bazaar, Aziz must join a U.S.-funded militia, to ensure Ali is cared for. He learns to be a soldier and dreams of taking revenge against Gazan, the leader of the Taliban. "In all too many accounts of the Afghan War, the Afghan people caught in the cross-fire are rendered invisible. … "Green on Blue" places them front and center, taking us into the life of a Pashtun orphan navigating the impossible choices offered to him … An incisive a… View in Catalog: "Green on Blue" by Elliot Ackerman. 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. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Northgate Branch. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Green Lake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Americanah" by Chinamand N. Adichie. Book Description: A woman leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not at all what she expected. View in Catalog: "Americanah" by Chinamand N. Adichie. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Book Description: Winterson, heart-wrenchingly honest, shares the thought-provoking, uplifting memoir of her search for love and happiness after a difficult, dysfunctional childhood. View in Catalog: "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal" by Jeanette Winterson. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wanabees)

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This group meets to discuss political, creative aging or library-related topics. Description: On Thursday, March 12, the topic is: "Poetry - Love it, Fear it, Write it! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Maryte Racys. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

DIY Market Research

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Small Business Administration (SBA) Training Room 2401 4th AVE STE 450 Seattle, WA 98121. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Registration encouraged. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming, if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is encouraged. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Jay Lyman. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center. Description: Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and all youth ages 12-25 are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 305th meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Ricky Fordyce, Donna Miscolta and African-American Alliance Writers members, with a short lecture by Georgia McDade on The Writer's Craft: "Calling All Neighbors: Everyone is our Neighbor." Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Selma is Now

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library, The Seattle Times and the UW Department of Communication for an evening of reflection on critical civil rights events and their relevance in our lives today. Description: Fifty years ago the nation watched as Alabama state troopers brutally beat civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” Two weeks later the same marchers walked 54 miles to the Alabama capitol in Montgomery, and five months later Congress passed and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act — one of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of American democracy. Fifty years later, the battle for voting rights for all Americ… 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. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Book Description: "I'm Down" is a hip, hysterical and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America. View in Catalog: "I'm Down" by Mishna Wolff. Next Month's Title: "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

免费华语电影欣赏《北京遇上西雅图》(Film Screening: 'Finding Mr. Right')

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: 请带上您的家人朋友来欣赏电影《北京遇上西雅图》。(Join us for the film "Finding Mr. Right" in Chinese with English subtitles.). Description: 北京拜金女文佳佳怀孕后到西雅图待产,在这里遇到了月子公司的司机兼护工Frank。文佳佳的富豪男友在国内出事停了她的信用卡,Frank也正处在离婚的危机中。两个失意的人开始慢慢走近,演绎出一段曲折又浪漫的爱情喜剧。. Notes: 本次活动为免费,不需要预订或购买门票。联系电话:206-684-0849。. Translation: “Finding Mr. Right” (also called “Beijing Meets Seattle”) is a romantic comedy inspired by “Sleepless in Seattle.” It tells the story of a materialistic young woman, Jiajia, who is pregnant with a child of her boyfriend, a married tycoon in Beijing. To avoid the shame of giving birth to a child out of wedlock, Jiajia travels to Seattle where she meets and falls for Frank, a taxi driver who was a doctor in China before moving to the States. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. R… Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

PoetsWest poetry, prose or public issue event

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets every second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. Join us for an open mic. Description: This Reader's Choice event features John Burgess, Larry Crist and Joanie Strangeland. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'The Theory of Everything'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the award-nominated film "The Theory of Everything.". Description: This film is a look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. View in Catalog: "The Theory of Everything". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Lego Mania!

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

Local Poet Deborah Bacharach reads from 'After I Stop Lying'

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Local author and Greenwood neighbor Deborah Bacharach reads from her new book of poetry "After I Stop Lying.". Description: In "After I Stop Lying," women confront the mundane and strive for the sacred. Bacharach takes on pivotal moments in a woman's life—trying to conceive, leaving a child at day care, considering breast cancer—and does so with honesty, clarity and intensity. Bacharach is a poet and essayist and has been published in over 100 journals nationwide. She was the 2015 Poetry on Buses' featured poet for the week of Jan. 26, and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 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. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Great Seattle Seed Swap

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Get ready for Spring at the Great Seattle Seed Swap with the Seattle Farm School. Bring seeds to share, find new varieties to grow. Description: Join other gardeners to share seeds at the Great Seattle Seed Swap. Come even if you just want to get started in the garden and need some inspiration and a few varieties to start. Bring as much information as you have about your seeds, such as variety, growth habit and days to maturity. Please - no hybrid seeds, old seeds or GMO seeds. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Gift," by Frank Cook. 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 Gift," by Frank Cook. We all what it’s like to have a tune stuck in your head, but what if there were no way short of murder to turn the music off? Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 16, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-733-9125 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 16, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. Book Description: The parallel narratives of two troubled souls - teenage Kafka and elderly, dimwitted Nakata - are told in alternate chapters in this modern Greek tragedy. View in Catalog: "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. Next Month's Title: Poetry selection. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

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

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

Free Tax Help

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

Tech Help

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

Evening Book Group

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Sisters" by Mary Lovell. Book Description: The Mitford sisters, who grew up between the wars, were notorious British debutantes who fueled the rumor mill for years with their scandals and politics. A riveting look at five uncompromising and extraordinary women. View in Catalog: "Sisters" by Mary Lovell. Next Month's Title: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. Book Description: Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart -- he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone -- but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees. View in Catalog: "Snow Child" by Eowyn Ivey. Next Month's Title: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Book Description: With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped--the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. View in Catalog: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Next Month's Title: "The Painter” by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Book Description: Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. View in Catalog: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Ed King" by David Guterson. Book Description: Raised by loving adoptive parents, Internet tycoon, Ed King, now searches for his birth parents while unwittingly reenacting the Oedipus Rex story. View in Catalog: "Ed King" by David Guterson. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Northgate Book Group

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northgate Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his 12-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter. View in Catalog: "The Bartender's Tale" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: "Empty Mansions" by Bill Dedman. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Book Description: Brothers Subhash and Udayan Mitra pursue vastly different lives --Udayan in rebellion-torn Calcutta, Subhash in a quiet corner of America -- until a shattering tragedy compels Subhash to return to India, where he endeavors to heal family wounds. View in Catalog: "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. Book Description: Nobody guesses at the unplumbed depths hidden behind the veiled eyes of the self-taught drudge Renée or the precociously suicidal 12-year-old Paloma, until one man takes a closer look. View in Catalog: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. Next Month's Title: "Warriors Don't Cry" by Melba Pattillo Beals. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Book Description: Slave mistresses Lizzie, Reenie and Sweet travel to a resort in Ohio each year with their white masters until Mawu shows up and encourages them to escape, forcing them to choose between freedom and leaving their friends and families. View in Catalog: "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Paul Beatty reads from 'The Sellout'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Paul Beatty reads from his latest novel, a biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court. Description: After being raised by a controversial sociologist father who subjected him to psychological and social experiments, the narrator of “The Sellout” is both intellectually gifted and street-wise. He is led to believe that his father’s pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family’s financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. His hometown of Dickens is removed from the map of California, and he sets out to restore it by reins… View in Catalog: "The Sellout" by Paul Beatty. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Thursday Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat. Book Description: The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing. (Novelist). View in Catalog: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Book Description: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared--arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda. View in Catalog: "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers. Next Month's Title: "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. Notes: This group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Free Tax Help

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

Youth Drop-In

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - Starbucks Teen Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Youth ages 12-25 are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center. Description: Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources. Notes: Library events and programs are free and all youth ages 12-25 are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library Teen Center 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Seattle 2035: Civic Planning, Past, Present and Future

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) | 860 Terry Ave N. Seattle WA 98109. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on for History Cafe the third Thursday of the month at MOHAI. Grab a coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past! Description: MOHAI and HistoryLink bring you a panel discussion with voices from Seattle's civic planning past, present and future. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry 'Potluck'

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. 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.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Book Group for Seniors

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka. Book Description: "The Buddha in the Attic" tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as picture brides nearly a century ago, their struggles to master a new language and culture and their experiences as mothers. View in Catalog: "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka. Next Month's Title: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to on hour in length. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Toan Nguyen. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Morning Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "In One Person" by John Irving. Book Description: This is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”. View in Catalog: "In One Person" by John Irving. Next Month's Title: "The Painter" by Peter Heller. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, March 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Friday, March 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Broadview Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. IRS reproducible forms are available for photocopy (15 cents per page) at all Library locations. Please call your branch to find out if print forms are in stock. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring the following documents: -… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (appointments preferred)

Tax Help Where: Southwest Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are preferred. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-684-7455 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Queen Anne Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northeast Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: University Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

El Club de Lectura (Spanish Book Group)

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al Club de Lectura y pase un momento agradable discutiendo sobre sus autores favoritos. El libro de este mes: "La escuela de los ingredientes esenciales" por Erica Bauermeister. Book Description: Las vidas y los ingredientes se mezclan y se cocinan en esta escuela. Una vez al mes, los lunes por la noche, ocho alumnos se reúnen en el restaurante de Lillian para asistir a clase de cocina. Entre ellos se encuentra Claire, una joven que trata de asimilar su nueva identidad como madre; Tom, un abogado cuya vida ha sufrido un grave revés debido a una perdida; Antonia, una diseñadora de cocinas italiana que se está adaptando a la vida en Estados Unidos; y Carl y Helen, una pareja que lleva mucho tiempo cas… View in Catalog: "La escuela de los ingredientes esenciales" by Erica Bauermeister. Next Month's Title: "Los hijos del mar" de María de Lourdes Victoria. 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 de Lectura and spend a pleasant time talking about your favorite authors. El Club meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Film Screening: 'Foxcatcher'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the award-nominated film "Foxcatcher.". Description: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. View in Catalog: "Foxcatcher". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Echoes of a Lifetime: Live Sitting

Where: Wallingford Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Artist Savvy Dani sets up her easel at the branch to paint a portrait of a live model -- from start to finish -- in three hours. Description: Savvy Dani has been painting and listening to the stories of older residents for her “Echoes of a Lifetime” project. Drop in to talk to Dani and the participant, and to view other works by Savvy. The Wallingford Community Senior Center will host an exhibit of Dani’s work in July, including the portrait that she will paint at the branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with the Wallingford Community Senior Center and is made possible by funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Drop-Off Tax Help

Tax Help Where: High Point Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are partnering to offer free tax preparation services this tax season. Branch drop-off locations will allow taxpayers have their paperwork scanned by IRS-certified staff and volunteers and not wait until the return is fully processed. Instead, the return is prepared remotely and completed tax returns can be picked up within a week. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-off tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To receive… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Join us to play with Lego bricks! Create something super fantastic from your own imagination. For all ages. Description: Can't get enough of Lego Mania! at the Library? It happens every week. To find out where this week’s Lego Mania! will take place, click here. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch 206-684-4705 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Music Director Adam Stern for an informal and entertaining preview of the Seattle Philharmonic's upcoming concert, "Tragic Heroes: Hamlet and Petrouchka.". Description: Heroes and heroism have long been the subjects of composers' works -- think of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, Richard Strauss' A Hero's Life, and Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. In Shostakovich's film score to Hamlet and Stravinsky's Petrouchka, the heroes' outcomes are tragic, and are perfectly mirrored in the composers' powerful evocations. Seattle Philharmonic Music Director Adam Stern previews the orchestra's performances of these two 20th-century masterpieces. 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. Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Ballard Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 23, 2015, 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Lake City Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help (by appointment)

Tax Help Where: Delridge Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Appointments are required. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Appointments are required. Call the branch at 206-733-9125 to make an appointment. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Required Documents To receive tax help, bring… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Bow Wows and Books

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español. Summary: Practice your reading with certified reading dogs. Description: Practice reading with a new friend who is warm, friendly, and a perfect listener! Certified therapy dogs and their handlers join patrons of all ages to read one-on-one in a relaxing and nonjudgmental environment. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Claire Scott. Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at the Central Library through mid-April. IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare taxes and are trained to assist taxpayers who make less than $60,000 a year. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Northgate Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and AARP are working together to offer free tax help at 12 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Audience: Adults. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.