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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, December 21, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Library closed December 24 and 25

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day). All locations will resume regular hours on December 26. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Thursday, December 25, 2014. For more info visit www.spl.org.

See the World With Animated Short Films

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch independent short films for children from around the world, selected by Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014. Description: Hop aboard a celluloid magic carpet to celebrate the best in international children's cinema. With films from Europe, Asia and the USA, this program offers everything from dancing pastries to edible rocks to a beautiful fish made out of sand. Filled with whimsical creatures, stunning animation and heartwarming stories about what it means to be a family, these short films will take you to the moon and back. Twins in Bakery (Mari Miyazawa, Japan) Edible Rocks (Stefan Gruber, USA) The Whale Story (Tess M… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle of the Northwest Film Forum. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, December 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

See The World With Live Action Short Films

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch independent short films for children from around the world, selected by Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014. Description: In these films, kids face off against the odds by making decisions that are sometimes wise, sometimes brash, sometimes brave but always full of imagination. See the world and feed your mind with this international collection celebrating the indomitable spirit of the child. While You Weren't Looking (Jeremy Mackie, USA) I Spy with My LIttle Eye (Alexandra Nebel, Germany) AMAR (all great achievements require time) (Andrew Hinton, India) I'm going to mum's (Lauren Jackson, New Zealand) The Raining Tree… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014 of the Northwest Film Forum. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, December 26, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

See the World With Animated Short Films

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch independent short films for children from around the world, selected by Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014. Description: Hop aboard a celluloid magic carpet to celebrate the best in international children's cinema. With films from Europe, Asia and the USA, this program offers everything from dancing pastries to edible rocks to a beautiful fish made out of sand. Filled with whimsical creatures, stunning animation and heartwarming stories about what it means to be a family, these short films will take you to the moon and back. Twins in Bakery (Mari Miyazawa, Japan) Edible Rocks (Stefan Gruber, USA) The Whale Story (Tess M… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle of the Northwest Film Forum. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

See The World With Live Action Short Films

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Watch independent short films for children from around the world, selected by Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014. Description: In these films, kids face off against the odds by making decisions that are sometimes wise, sometimes brash, sometimes brave but always full of imagination. See the world and feed your mind with this international collection celebrating the indomitable spirit of the child. While You Weren't Looking (Jeremy Mackie, USA) I Spy with My LIttle Eye (Alexandra Nebel, Germany) AMAR (all great achievements require time) (Andrew Hinton, India) I'm going to mum's (Lauren Jackson, New Zealand) The Raining Tree… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014 of the Northwest Film Forum. Contact Info: *Central Library Children's Desk 206-386-4675 or Ask a Librarian. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Patrons Choice: '22 Jump Street'

Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: You voted and the results are in. Today we're showing the second place movie, "22 Jump Street" Bring your own pillows, we’ll supply the popcorn. For adults and teens. Description: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. View in Catalog: "22 Jump Street". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This is a ticketed event. Free tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk. Please arrive early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity of 60 people for our meeting room. Contact Info: Northgate Branch 206-386-1980 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 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, December 28, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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, December 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 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, December 31, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Capitol Hill Branch, 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Catherine Hilles. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library closes at 6 PM

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will close at 6 PM on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 and will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day. All locations will observe regular hours on Jan. 2. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Library Closed in observance of New Year's Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year's Day. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Adam Stern presents a preview lecture of the Orchestra's upcoming concert. Description: Join Music Director Adam Stern for an entertaining preview lecture on the Orchestra’s upcoming concert of soul-enriching music including Dvorak’s Serenade in d, Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F, and Berlioz’ Roman Carnival Overture. 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, January 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, January 5, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

An Evening of Poetry

Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a quarterly poetry series where local poets read from their work and discuss poetry with the audience. Tonight's showcase features Ed Harkness, Ann Pitkin and Richard Widerkehr. Description: An Evening of Poetry is a quarterly series for fresh voices in the local poetry scene. Edward Harkness, a resident of Shoreline, WA, is the author of two full-length collections of poems, "Saying the Necessary" and "Beautiful Passing Lives," both from Pleasure Boat Studio Press. His poems have appeared in several print and online journals, including Crosscurrents, Fine Madness, Great River Review and The Humanist. His chapbook, "Ice Children," was runner-up in the Upper Cut Chapbook Contest. Anne Pitk… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This event is presented in partnership with Floating Bridge press. Books will be available for purchase. Contact Info: Fremont Branch 206-684-4084 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 5, 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 Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. Book Description: In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attaché in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. View in Catalog: "The Ginger Tree" by Oswald Wynd. Next Month's Title: The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. 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, January 5, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Puccini’s "Tosca.". Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Puccini’s crackling melodrama of a fiery prima donna who struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and terrific musical moments highlight this thrilling score that grabs hold from the get-go, making "Tosca" ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Puccini’s "Tosca.". Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Puccini’s crackling melodrama of a fiery prima donna who struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and terrific musical moments highlight this thrilling score that grabs hold from the get-go, making "Tosca" ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Film screening: 'In the Land of the Head Hunters' by Edward S. Curtis

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the recently restored version of photographer Edward Curtis’s 1914 feature-length film about Pacific Northwest first-nations culture. Description: Anthropologist Aaron Glass, of the Bard Graduate Center, will introduce the film. Barb Cranmer, an indigenous, B.C.-based documentary filmmaker, will join Glass to moderate a post-film discussion. “In the Land of the Head Hunters,” starring an all-indigenous cast and with an original orchestral score, was an intercultural product of Curtis's encounters and collaboration with the Kwakwaka'wakw of British Columbia. The film premiered in 1914 with gala openings in New York and Seattle but was a commercial… 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 and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at Burke Museum, Town Hall Seattle, and The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and s… Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: 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, January 7, 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, January 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 7, 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, January 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at the Capitol Hill Branch, 206-684-4715. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Catherine Hilles. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Puccini’s "Tosca.". Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Puccini’s crackling melodrama of a fiery prima donna who struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and terrific musical moments highlight this thrilling score that grabs hold from the get-go, making "Tosca" ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. 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 not required. Translation: Ayuda Tecnológica ¿Necesita ayuda personal con las computadoras o en la búsqueda de información? ¡La Biblioteca de Seattle puede ayudarlo! Inscripción necesaria. El personal de la biblioteca está disponible para contestar a sus preguntas acerca de tecnología y servicios de la Biblioteca. Aprenda computación básica, cómo utilizar un lector electrónico, como obtener una dirección de correo electrónico gratuito o reservar libros y DVDs. Los tópicos pueden incluir: - Como utilizar el catálogo de l… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Morning Book Group at the South Park Neighborhood Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Neighborhood Center | 8201 10th Ave. S. Seattle WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Neighborhood Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. Book Description: Elena and Lila grow up in 1950s Naples, Italy, where poverty and familial expectations determine young girls’ lives and education. First in a quartet, this compelling novel takes a powerful look at a complex lifelong friendship. View in Catalog: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante. Next Month's Title: "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. 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, January 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Opera offers a Preview Lecture on their upcoming production of Puccini’s "Tosca.". Description: Join us for an engaging preview lecture on Puccini’s crackling melodrama of a fiery prima donna who struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a wicked police chief. Passionate arias and terrific musical moments highlight this thrilling score that grabs hold from the get-go, making "Tosca" ideal for both newcomers and aficionados alike. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 303rd meeting of the "It's About Time Writers' Reading Series," featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month's presentation features Robert Kaye, Ian Denning and Arleen Williams, with a short lecture by Michael Overa on the writer's craft: "Authenticity in Fiction." 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, January 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 PM.

Your Business -- Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic 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. Friday, January 9, 2015, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets on the second Saturday of the month for an open mic event featuring readings of poetry and prose. Description: PoetsWest features readings from "No Longer Strangers: Haiku Northwest Anthology.". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Maryte Racys. Saturday, January 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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, January 11, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Writers Read

Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Join us for music featuring "Sonata for Oboe Solo" by Heinz Holliger and vocal pieces by 19th century Russian composers. Description: Gail Perstein, oboe Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano - Johanna Mastenbrook, piano. 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, January 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of "For The Benefit of Those Who See" by Rosemary Mahoney. Book Description: Author Rosemary Mahoney describes her experiences teaching at a school for the blind in India. She details her fears and the challenges of translating the sighted world for her students. View in Catalog: "For The Benefit of Those Who See" by Rosemary Mahoney. Next Month's Title: "Gemini" by Carol Wiley Cassella. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. This book group normally meets on the 4th Floor Room 5. We will have a special January discussion and will be meeting in the 1st Floor, Microsoft Auditorium. 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. Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Leverage," by Mike Cooper. 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 "Leverage," by Mike Cooper. It’s all perfectly legal, making a fortune by ruining lives, but one billionaire is about to learn the difference between legal and right. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 12, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 13, 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 "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan. Book Description: Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War in 1972, Cambridge student Serena Frome, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government, a situation that is compromised when she falls in love with him. View in Catalog: "Sweet Tooth" by Ian McEwan. Next Month's Title: "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan. 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, January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 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 "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Book Description: Rosemary the girl and Fern the chimpanzee grew up as sisters in Indiana until Fern suddenly disappeared and Rosemary was cast adrift. View in Catalog: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. Next Month's Title: "The Uncoupling" by Meg Wolitzer. 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, January 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a Ladies Musical Club concert featuring 19th century French and German song, as well as piano works by Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin and Ravel. Description: Today's concert features the following program: Lisa Lanza, piano Andante Variations in F Minor by Franz J. Haydn Etude Op. 10 No. 9 by Frederic Chopin Prelude Op. 11 No. 1 by Alexander Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No.12 by Alexander Scriabin "Ondine" from Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel Susan Strick, soprano Catherine Anderson, piano 19th century German and French art song. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1908. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 14, 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, January 14, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Seattle Chamber Music Society - Winter Festival Preview Lecture

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a preview lecture on Seattle Chamber Music Society's upcoming Winter Festival. Description: This multimedia presentation will explore the development of the accompanied violin sonata as well as the birth of the concerto. We’ll explore violin sonatas by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, a viola sonata by Schubert, and also have a look at the earliest form of concerti with Vivaldi’s 1711 L’Estro Armonico. This presentation will examine the history and musical impact of these forms through recorded musical examples and informal presentation by SCMS staff members Jeremy Jolley, Director of Educatio… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. 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 not required. Translation: Ayuda Tecnológica ¿Necesita ayuda personal con las computadoras o en la búsqueda de información? ¡La Biblioteca de Seattle puede ayudarlo! Inscripción necesaria. El personal de la biblioteca está disponible para contestar a sus preguntas acerca de tecnología y servicios de la Biblioteca. Aprenda computación básica, cómo utilizar un lector electrónico, como obtener una dirección de correo electrónico gratuito o reservar libros y DVDs. Los tópicos pueden incluir: - Como utilizar el catálogo de l… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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 "Marbles" by Ellen Forney. Book Description: Cartoonist Forney candidly protrays her experiences with bipolar disorder and how it has influenced her art in this deeply moving yet surprisingly humorous graphic novel. View in Catalog: "Marbles" by Ellen Forney. Next Month's Title: "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. 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, January 14, 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, January 14, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 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 "The Orchardist" by Amanda Coplin. Book Description: Set in vivid early 20th-century Washington, orchardist Talmadge’s quiet life is upturned by the arrival of two pregnant teens. A lyrically written story of courage and tragedy, and of the families we choose to create. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "Giovanni’s Room" by James Baldwin. 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, January 14, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Thursday Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt. Book Description: It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood 14-year-old June Elbus -- her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. But Finn's death brings a surprise acquaintance into June's life -- someone who will help her to heal, and to questi… View in Catalog: "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka. Next Month's Title: "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. 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, January 15, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell. Book Description: Set in Sweden, leisurely of pace, bleak and unforgettable, this final book in the Kurt Wallander crime series presents the retired inspector with a case close to home: the disappearance of his daughter's father-in-law. View in Catalog: "The Troubled Man" by Henning Mankell. Next Month's Title: "The Cat's Table" by Michael L. Ondaatje. 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, January 16, 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, January 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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 "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Book Description: Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her, meeting various characters along the way and reminiscing about the events of his past and people he has known, as he tries to find peace and acceptance. View in Catalog: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Next Month's Title: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. 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, January 16, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Seattle Chamber Music Society - Winter Festival Preview Lecture

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a preview lecture on Seattle Chamber Music Society's upcoming Winter Festival. Description: This multi-media presentation will explore the development of the accompanied violin sonata as well as the birth of the concerto. We’ll explore violin sonatas by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, a viola sonata by Schubert, and also have a look at the earliest form of concerti with Vivaldi’s 1711 L’Estro Armonico. This presentation will examine the history and musical impact of these forms through recorded musical examples and informal presentation by SCMS staff members Jeremy Jolley, Director of Educati… 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, January 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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, January 18, 2015, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 19, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7539. Appointments are scheduled for up to one hour. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka. Book Description: Six Japanese mail-order brides tell their stories of early 20th century hardships and assimilation as their expectations meet with the reality of life in working class America. View in Catalog: "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka. Next Month's Title: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. 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, January 20, 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, January 21, 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, January 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 21, 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, January 21, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Book Description: A diary is Nao's only solace -- and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. View in Catalog: "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki. Next Month's Title: "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. 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, January 21, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. 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 not required. Translation: Ayuda Tecnológica ¿Necesita ayuda personal con las computadoras o en la búsqueda de información? ¡La Biblioteca de Seattle puede ayudarlo! Inscripción necesaria. El personal de la biblioteca está disponible para contestar a sus preguntas acerca de tecnología y servicios de la Biblioteca. Aprenda computación básica, cómo utilizar un lector electrónico, como obtener una dirección de correo electrónico gratuito o reservar libros y DVDs. Los tópicos pueden incluir: - Como utilizar el catálogo de l… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

CANCELED - Evening Book Group

Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Capitol Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Book Description: The bonds of friendship between two women are tested throughout their lives in 19th century rural China. View in Catalog: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See. Next Month's Title: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Notes: This group meets the third Wedensday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch 206-684-4715 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Catherine Hilles. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Book Description: Kathy slowly uncovers the dark secret behind her idyllic childhood at a British boarding school and discovers her "special" purpose in a world where science ignores ethics. View in Catalog: "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next Month's Title: "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, January 21, 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 "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson. Book Description: The relationships between fathers and sons and the passions inspired by the Civil War told in a letter from a father to a young son to explain his life. View in Catalog: "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson. Next Month's Title: "Arthur and George" by Julian Barnes. 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, January 21, 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 "Americanah" by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie. Book Description: Ifemelu, a Nigerian woman studying in America, reflects on her love life, but it is her sharp, poignant observations about race that provide real energy and depth to this romantic, moving novel. View in Catalog: "Americanah" by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie. Next Month's Title: "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr. 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, January 21, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

The Seattle Times presents: 2014 Pictures of the Year

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join The Seattle Times photo editors and photojournalists for the 2014 Pictures of the Year, highlighting photographs that have made headlines in 2014. Description: Award-winning staff from The Seattle Times will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse of photojournalism: the photos, the craft and the story behind each image. This is a special look at the events from the past year that helped shape our region. Enter a drawing for a chance to win a keepsake 2014 print from The Seattle Times. Registration is highly recommended. Notes: Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required. Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and presented in partnership with The Seattle Times. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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: "Las cenas de los martes" por Monika Peetz. Book Description: Hace quince años Judith, Eva, Estella, Caroline y Kiki, cinco mujeres muy diferentes, se conocieron en un curso de francés. Desde entonces se reúnen el primer martes de cada mes en el restaurante Le Jardin para cenar y ponerse al día; y, una vez al año, se van de viaje juntas. Pero las cosas han cambiado últimamente: Judith, que acaba de quedarse viuda, se ha convertido en una mujer vulnerable que no logra superar la pérdida de su marido. Para conseguirlo quiere emprender el viaje de peregrinación a Lour… View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "La isla de la pasión" por Laura Restrepo. 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, January 24, 2015, 3:00 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, January 25, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grown-Ups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Address: 1000 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The Prize of Peril," by Robert Sheckley. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The Prize of Peril" by Robert Sheckley. Long before reality TV and "The Hunger Games" there was this gripping tale of popular entertainment as a matter of life and death. View in Catalog: Robert Sheckley. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Evening Book Group

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

Ballet Preview: 'Don Quixote'

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Evening Book Group

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

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

TEXTure

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

Tech Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. Book Description: Fifty years after witnessing a shocking crime and learning terrible family secrets, Laurel returns home and is overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. View in Catalog: "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Morton. Next Month's Title: To be decided. Notes: This group meets the last Friday the month at 2:00 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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

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

"Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Let's Talk About Books

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

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

Alexandra Fuller reads from 'Leaving Before the Rains Come'

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

Tech Help

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

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

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

Patrons Choice: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

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

Lego Mania!

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

Writers Read

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

Ladies Musical Club Concert

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

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? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "The End of Jim and Ezra," by C.J. Box. Description: Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "The End of Jim and Ezra," by C.J. Box. Wyoming Territory circa 1835: they survived the cold, the grizzlies and the Pawnee, but cabin fever can be fatal. View in Catalog: C.J. Box. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month's selection is "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. Book Description: On a secluded island off the coast of Australia, the lighthouse keeper and his wife find a baby washed ashore. Will they keep it? And what will be the toll on their marriage and consciences? View in Catalog: "The Light Between Oceans" by M. L. Stedman. Next Month's Title: "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Book Description: In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop - the only bookshop - in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a to… View in Catalog: "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Next Month's Title: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Low Vision Readers Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join the Central Library's Low Vision Readers Book Group for a discussion of "Gemini" by Carol Wiley Cassella. Book Description: When a hit-and-run Jane Doe patient arrives in the intensive-care unit, Dr. Charlotte Reese takes an immediate interest. Charlotte fights to keep Jane alive -- and the longer Jane remains unconscious, the more Charlotte wants to know her identity. When Charlotte's boyfriend Eric investigates, revelations turn the doctor's world upside down. View in Catalog: "Gemini" by Carol Wiley Cassella. Next Month's Title: "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. Notes: This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Books in cartridge format are provided free of charge and delivered to your home by the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library; for more information, call Alan Bentson at 206-615-0400. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

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

Evening Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Uncoupling" by Meg Wolitzer. Book Description: When a high school stages the classic anti-war play “Lysistrata,” life mimics art as women withhold sex from men. Wolitzer impishly modernizes a classic, exploring female sexuality and the relationship between war and sex. View in Catalog: "The Uncoupling" by Meg Wolitzer. Next Month's Title: Heft by Liz Moore. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Daniel Handler reads from 'We Are Pirates'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Daniel Handler reads from his eagerly awaited new novel for adult readers. Description: “We Are Pirates” features teenage Gwen who pulls together a ragtag crew to commit mayhem in the San Francisco Bay, while her hapless father tries to get her home. "A jaunty and occasionally jolting, and honest take on the discomforts of youth, midlife, and old age, and how ineffective we are at dealing with them." (Publishers Weekly) Daniel Handler is the author of, most recently, “Why We Broke Up,” a collaboration with award-winning illustrator Maira Kalman. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has writt… View in Catalog: "We Are Pirates" by Daniel Handler. Notes: Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

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

Tech Help

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

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

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Green Lake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Book Description: In the first modern English detective story, several narrators recount the theft of an enormous diamond oringinally stolen from an Indian shrine. View in Catalog: "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. Next Month's Title: "Americanah" by Chinamand A. Adichie. Notes: This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Maryte Racys. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

PoetsWest

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: PoetsWest meets on the second Saturday of the month for an open mic event featuring readings of poetry and prose. Description: PoetsWest features readings form "Here, There, and Everywhere: RASP Anthology.". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Maryte Racys. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 4:00 PM.

Lego Mania!

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

Library Closed in observance of Presidents Day

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tech Help

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

Evening Book Group

Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Book Description: Benjamin, a former stay-at-home dad, takes a job as caregiver to teenaged Trev, who has Muscular Dystrophy. Their road trip to visit Trev's estranged father in Salt Lake City is both hilarious and moving. View in Catalog: "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" by Jonathan Evison. Next Month's Title: "Dear Life" by Alice Munro. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch 206-386-4227 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Book Description: At 29 Dellarobia considers taking a lover but is derailed by a startling discovery -- a Tennessee valley covered in butterflies -- and experiences an epiphany that leads her out beyond her Appalachian roots. View in Catalog: "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver. Next Month's Title: "Ed King" by David Guterson. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Irene Haines. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tutoring for Adults

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

Spanish Circle

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

Evening Book Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise” by Julia Stuart. Book Description: The Queen’s exotic menagerie, newly housed in the Tower, along with its usual denizens and musty armor, lies in the care of a Beefeater whose wife has just seen the last straw. View in Catalog: "The Tower, the Zoo and the Tortoise" by Julia Stuart. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr. Book Description: In her third memoir, Karr continues to unflinchingly expose her life – its harsh mistakes, alcoholic heritage, and surprising conversion – with the stance of a black belt and the voice of a comedian. View in Catalog: "Lit: A Memoir" by Mary Karr. Next Month's Title: "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Thursday Book Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a discussion of "Longbourn" by Jo Baker. Book Description: The servants in the Bennet household live their lives in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars in this retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" from the servants' perspective. View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Next Month's Title: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat. Notes: This group meets the third Thursday of the month at noon. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, February 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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 "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. Book Description: An artist and musician recounts her romance, lifetime friendship, and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe, in a memoir that includes such influential artists as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol and William Burroughs. View in Catalog: "Just Kids" by Patti Smith. Next Month's Title: "In One Person" by John Irving. 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, February 20, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 isla de la pasión" de Laura Restrepo. Book Description: En 1908, el capitán mexicano Ramón Arnaud y su esposa adolescente parten hacia un pequeño atolón en el Pacífico, conocido por los exploradores españoles como la Isla de la Pasión. Acompañado de once soldados y sus familias, el capitán tiene órdenes de defender la isla ante la improbable invasión francesa. Con su peligroso arrecife de coral y una laguna estancada, la isla es amenazadora e inhóspita y sus nuevos habitantes deben luchar para sobrevivir. Logran crear una comunidad viable, pero entre la agitació… View in Catalog: "La isla de la pasión" by Laura Restrepo. Next Month's Title: "La escuela de los ingredientes esenciales" por Erica Bauermeister. 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, February 21, 2015, 3:00 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, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Middleman for Murder," by Bruno Fischer. 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 "Middleman for Murder," by Bruno Fischer. Poor Perry Pike! All Perry had to his name was seventy grand in cold cash – too cold to touch! View in Catalog: Bruno Fischer. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Monday, February 23, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Philoctetes" by Sophocles. Book Description: This classic Greek tragedy, written during the Peloponnesian War, won first prize when it was performed at the 409 BC Festival of Dionysus. View in Catalog: "Philoctetes" by Sophocles. Next Month's Title: "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month (4th Monday in January and February) at 6:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Paige Chernow. Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

Linea and Cinda Johnson discuss 'Perfect Chaos'

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Mother-daughter team Linea and Cinda Johnson relate their journey with mental illness, and present their ideas for building hope and ending the stigma for those struggling with mental health conditions. Description: Linea and Cinda Johnson will discuss their book, "Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother's Journey to Save Her," released in 2012, which relates their journey with mental illness. It is the inside story of Linea's struggle through the diagnosis, treatment and acceptance of bipolar disorder and Cinda and her families' pain, love and pride for their daughter in this fierce fight. They will also discuss the ways in which we as a society can end the fear and shame surrounding m… View in Catalog: "Perfect Chaos" by Linea and Cinda Johnson. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Seating may be limited based on room capacity. This event is being held in conjunction with the exhibit in the Seattle City Hall’s Ann Focke Gallery at 600 4th Avenue, titled “The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human: Seattle Artists Examine the Stigma and Silence Surrounding Mental Illness.” Perfect Chaos will be available for purchase in both hardback and paperback. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Tuesday, February 24, 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. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word -Facebook Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Teen Area. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:45 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work towards your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Tutors will help you work toward your life goals: job readiness; GED for high school equivalency; college readiness; citizenship preparation; and basic reading, writing, math and ESL. Description: Come be a part of a community of learners. Drop in anytime to receive support and encouragment in small groups or one-on-one. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Friday, February 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:45 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? Every first and third Monday at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Poison," by Roald Dahl. 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 "Poison," by Roald Dahl. Imagine looking up from your book to see the world’s most venomous snake taking a nap on your warm belly. View in Catalog: Roald Dahl. 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 2, 2015, 12:05 PM – 12:55 PM.

Tutoring for Adults

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

Tech Help

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

Tech Help

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

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, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

Your Business -- Start Smart

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is encouraged. Description: Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic 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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 2015 Seattle Reads selection. 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 "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Book Description: Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans -- selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life -- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work. View in Catalog: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Next Month's Title: Seattle Reads selection. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free Spanish as a Second Language conversation group to practice speaking Spanish. Registration is required. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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.

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.

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? Every first and third Monday 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.

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.

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.