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Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Book Description: An aging actor playing King Lear dies onstage just before the entire world is overtaken by a catastrophic flu pandemic that will kill off the vast majority of the population. View in Catalog: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Next Month's Title: "Landfalls" by Naomi Williams. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch 206-684-4086 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, July 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Summer Film Series at the Beacon Hill Branch: 'Zootopia'

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a summer film screening at the Beacon Hill Branch Library. We will be showing "Zootopia.". Description: Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprising habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 108 min. View in Catalog: "Zootopia". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, July 29, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with Seattle City Light about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Look for Seattle City Light in the lobby! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Free Ballard Sunday Movie: 'Goonies'

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free Sunday movie each month at Ballard Branch Library. Free movies and popcorn. Everyone welcome. Description: This month's movie: Goonies (1985) Directed by Richard Donner Story by Steven Spielberg. Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 114 minutes. View in Catalog: "Goonies" directed by Richard Donner. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at National Night Out West Precinct Picnic in Occidental Square

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Occidental Square Park 117 S Washington St Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at National Night Out festivities in Occidental Square as a full-service library. Description: National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community. partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Seattle Police's West Precinct will host a community picnic in Occidental Square to celebrate this event. Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books and media, and much more. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you ar… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bilingual Rent Smart

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Drop in for 1-on-1 assistance and information from tenants from Solid Ground. Description: Solid Ground will be available to answer questions about tenant rights and be able to provide renters will information about: • Best practices and tips for renters • What to consider when you want to rent • How to protect yourself from eviction • How to get back your deposit Drop in for assistance in English or Spanish. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Event Title - Inquilinos Inteligentes! Informacion para inquilinos Description: CLINICA SIN CITA PREVIA Una consejera de inquilinos estará disponible para contestar preguntas sobre la ley de propietario e inquilino y aportar ideas sobre la manera de abordar algunos de las problemas de la vivienda. Tendrá información para inquilinos sobre: • Mejores prácticas y consejos para inquilinos • Qué considerar cuando se desea alquilar y el criterio para los propietarios para chequear su pasado • Como p… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Robert Wyss as he reads from and discusses his latest book, about Sierra Club legend David Brower. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Description: Robert Wyss will read two short excerpts, with a slideshow, and discuss his latest work about the first Executive Director of the Sierra Club. David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. As a young man growing up in Berkeley, California, Brower proved himself a fearless climber of the Sierra Nevada's dangerous peaks. After serving in the Tenth Mountain Division during World War II, he became executive director of the Sierra Club. Brower transformed the Sierra Club int… View in Catalog: "The Man Who Built the Sierra Club" by Robert Wyss. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is 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 presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk informally about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with Seattle City Light about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Look for Seattle City Light in the lobby! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Chinese Valentine's Day Speed Dating for Millennials

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文. Summary: In honor of the Chinese Valentine’s Day, The Seattle Public Library’s Beacon Hill Branch will host a free speed dating event. Registration is required. Description: Looking for a fun way to connect with other single millennials in the area? Try speed dating at the Library! In honor of the Chinese Valentine’s Day, The Seattle Public Library’s Beacon Hill Branch will host a free speed dating event. Participants will have multiple one-on-one conversations “dates” and each date will be 4 minutes. Light refreshments will be provided and Library staff will be on hand to keep things flowing. What happens next is another story - yours. 3:00-3:10 Welcome and Introduction… View in Catalog: "BOOK TITLE" by AUTHOR NAME. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Translation: 七夕情人节男女生速配约会 中国七夕情人节在8月,为了庆祝这个节日,西雅图公立图书馆Beacon Hill Branch专门为西雅图地区的80、90后单身男女生设计了七夕男女生速配约会。来参加的男女都能与到会的每个异性有一对一的单独聊天“约会”时间,每次约会是四分钟。请不要错过这个觅佳缘建友谊的欢乐相逢时光!我们备有简单饮料。 8月6日星期六 3:00-3:10 欢迎时间 3:10-4:30 一对一速配约会 4:30-5:30 自由交流时间 本次活动为免费,但因位置有限,请提前在下面网页注册 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chinese-valentines-day-speed-dating-for-millennials-tickets-26268832786?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Pacific 421," by August Derleth. 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 "Pacific 421," by August Derleth. When you see that ghost train coming, you’d better step off the tracks. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Simple Seattle Biz 101

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how Trello can help you organize your business and personal life. Description: Whether it’s a new project you have, a daily to do list, organizing a wedding or your kid's next birthday party, these lists can get out of control where it’s easy to drop an important ball. Trello helps you organize your tasks for any project in a way that best suits your organizational style. Thanks to its visual nature, Trello provides you with great top-down views of your project’s tasks; giving you a bird’s eye view of incomplete and completed items. Best part? This awesome tool is FREE to use. Join us… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. See more details at Simple Seattle Biz. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m. in Study Room "C." Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Benediction" by Kent Haruf. Book Description: A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother. View in Catalog: "Benediction" by Kent Haruf. Next Month's Title: "Out of Egypt" by Andre Aciman. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 p.m, unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

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

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall/City Grind Espresso 600 4th Ave. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Then this no-pressure book group may be for you! Book Description: Instead of reading one book, we come and share what we have been reading. Feel free to stop by to listen or join in with your recent reads! Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at City Hall's <a href="http://www.citygrindespresso.com/ ">City Grind Espresso. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

"Hot Topics for Seniors (And Senior Wannabes!) at The Bridge

Where: non-library location. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: The Bridge at Village Cove, 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE Ste B, Seattle, WA, 98115. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: On Thursday, August 11, the discussion will be on "Images of Aging in Western Art" by art historian Rebecca Albiani. Description: "Hot Topics for Seniors" meets on the second Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. normally at Green Lake Branch except for the summer months when it meets at The Bridge. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Information Session on Community Classes

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Interested in attending college? Getting your GED? Taking an ESL or job class? Find out about community organizations that offer free and low-cost programs and classes. Description: This information session will include information about how to get your GED or high school diploma, taking the COMPASS test for college placement, job skills classes, classes for English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Basic Education classes (for basic reading, writing, and math). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: We welcome the 322nd meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month’s presentation features a literary tribute to the late Poet Populist and longtime teacher Pesha Gertler. Students, colleagues and friends will share her poems and writing inspired by working with her. Three-minute open mic opportunities to share her words or your own as tribute will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at The Rainier Valley Seattle Summer Parkways

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rainier Ave, between S Brandon & Alaska. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at The Rainier Valley Seattle Summer Parkways as a full-service library. Description: Summer Parkways are free, all-ages events that open up the city's largest public space - our streets - for you, your family, friends and neighbors to come out, enjoy the sun, have fun, enjoy outdoor activities, discover cool local businesses, delicious restaurants and cafes, and explore more using healthy active transportation to celebrate the spirit & personality of some of Seattle's amazing local communities. Seattle Summer Parkways will also give you the chance to test out new or planned bikeways tha… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Film Screening: 'Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin''

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening of the the documentary "Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'.". Description: "Hear My Train A Comin’ directed by Bob Smeaton, traces the legendary guitarist’s remarkable journey from his hardscrabble beginnings in Seattle, through his stint as a US Army paratrooper and as an unknown sideman until his discovery and international stardom. With previously unseen footage of the 1968 Miami Pop Festival, home movies, and interviews with those closest to Jimi Hendrix. 90 minutes." (PBS) The Experience Hendrix Foundation will also be present to sell merchandise and provide more informat… Rating: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested. Run time: 90 min. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Un grupo cultural latino para las personas que les encanta hablar de todo acerca de la cultura latinoamericana. Book Description: Comparte tus conocimientos acerca de la cultura latinoamericana en un ambiente amistoso y entretenido. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

PoetsWest poetry, prose or public issue

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: On Saturday, August 13th, PoetsWest features readings from TBA and an open mic. Hosted by Art Gomez. Description: PoetsWest meets every second Saturday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Green Lake Branch meeting room. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Friends 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway

Where: Montlake Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Pick up a free 75th Anniversary celebration tote bag! Description: The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags. Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer memb… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More...: http://www.friendsofspl.org. Contact: FriendShop 206-733-9015. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Rainier Beach Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Secret Son" by Laila Lalami. Book Description: "Secret Son" tells the story of a young man who grows up in the slums of modern Casablanca. The novel explores the struggle for identity, the need for family, and the desperation that overtakes ordinary lives in a country divided by class, politics, and religion. View in Catalog: "Secret Son" by Laila Lalami. Next Month's Title: "The Mermaid Chair" by Sue Monk Kidd. Notes: This group meets the second Sunday of the month at 3 - 4:30 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: Rainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. Book Description: Observed across the years at their vacation house facing the gales of the North Atlantic, Mrs. Ramsay and her family seek to recapture meaning from the flux of things and the passage of time. View in Catalog: "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. Next Month's Title: "Letters from Yosemite" by Diane Smith. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Summer on the Plaza: Library Love

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Fourth Ave. - Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Description: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Groove along with social dancing lessons from Dance with Joy in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Take memories home with a special #ilovespl silkscreen designed by Fogland Studios. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 15, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Cat’s Table" by Michael Ondaatje. Book Description: A man looks back on a mysterious and magical sea voyage he undertook as a boy, sailing from Sri Lanka to England. View in Catalog: "Cat’s Table" by Michael Ondaatje. Next Month's Title: "Redeployment" by Phil Klay. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Books on Bikes at City Hall Pike Place Express Farmers Market

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall 600 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at the City Hall Farmers' Market as a full-service library. Description: Shopping for local produce and other treats at the City Hall Pike Place Express Farmers' Market this summer? Stop by our Books on Bikes trailer and get a library card, check out new books and media, and much more. Books on Bikes will be at the Market the third Tuesday of the month June through August. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non-and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Mini Park Series: Laugh Yoga

Where: Lake City Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Lake City Mini Park 12359 Lake City Way NE. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Get over your midweek hump and re-energize for the rest of your week with an hour of "laughing for no reason." Laugh Yoga was designed to bring harmony into the world. Suitable for all ages! Description: We will use simple Laughter Yoga techniques and exercises to engage our laughter muscles. Transform yourself into a laughing lion, join a laughter chorus, and challenge yourself to laugh as quietly as possible. We will laugh more together, so we can laugh more in our daily lives. Come as you are and leave with a smile on your face. Elizabeth Pew has been infusing playfulness in corporate trainings for years and has been a certified Laughter Yoga Leader since 2015. She welcomes the opportunity to laugh with… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bilingual Rent Smart

Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, Español. Summary: Drop in for 1-on-1 assistance and information from tenants from Solid Ground. Description: Solid Ground will be available to answer questions about tenant rights and be able to provide renters will information about: • Best practices and tips for renters • What to consider when you want to rent • How to protect yourself from eviction • How to get back your deposit Drop in for assistance in English or Spanish. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Event Title - Inquilinos Inteligentes! Informacion para inquilinos Description: CLINICA SIN CITA PREVIA Una consejera de inquilinos estará disponible para contestar preguntas sobre la ley de propietario e inquilino y aportar ideas sobre la manera de abordar algunos de las problemas de la vivienda. Tendrá información para inquilinos sobre: • Mejores prácticas y consejos para inquilinos • Qué considerar cuando se desea alquilar y el criterio para los propietarios para chequear su pasado • Como p… Contact Info: South Park Branch 206-615-1688 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather. Book Description: Cather's third novel follows the life of Thea Kronberg from her childhood in 19th century Nebraska to her career as a renowned opera singer. View in Catalog: "The Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather. Next Month's Title: "Sweet Thursday" by John Steinbeck. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Spiral Staircase" by Karen Armstrong. Book Description: The author relates her decision to leave her convent after failing to find religious fulfillment, her struggles with depression and epilepsy, her realization of her calling, and her career working with sacred texts. View in Catalog: "The Spiral Staircase" by Karen Armstrong. Next Month's Title: "China Dolls" by Lisa See. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Montlake Branch 206-684-4720 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Try a different kind of book group -- no assigned reading! Book Description: Let's Talk About Books is an informal group where participants take turns briefly talking about a recently enjoyed book. It's a great place to get ideas for what to read next, and to share your excitement about what you've been reading! There's absolutely no pressure; if you'd rather not share a book, but you want to hear what others are reading, this is still the place for you. Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Green Up

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come learn about Seattle City Light's Green Up program. Description: Want to learn how to Green Up your home? Come down to the Library and chat with Seattle City Light about this opportunity to support local renewable energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. You can match your owned or rented home's energy usage with 100% renewable energy. Look for Seattle City Light in the lobby! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "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: "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Business Resource Open House

Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An open house to meet community lenders and providers of free business consulting. Description: Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations that will help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on next steps. Bring your new ideas or fully formed plans to this free event and meet the experts who will provide the technical and financial assistance to empower you. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Douglass-Truth Branch 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Description: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Movie Madness: 'Jurassic World'

Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Teens, join us at the library as we watch a movie. Snacks provided! Description: A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 124 minutes. View in Catalog: "Jurassic World". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 19, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:10 PM.

Magnolia Branch at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: 33rd Ave W & W McGraw Street in the Magnolia Village. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come visit us at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market in Magnolia. Description: We'll have books available for checkout, an activity for kids of all ages and be giving away freebies. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch 206-386-4225 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Arts In Nature Festival

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Camp Long 35th Ave SW at SW Dawson St. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at the Arts in Nature Festival as a full-service library, featuring a collection of art and music DVDs. Description: Experience the dynamic spirit that only comes with the Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long in West Seattle! Notes: There is a fee to attend the Arts in Nature Festival. Library services are free. Contact Info: Quick Information 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Mini Park Series: Melanie Voytovich and Storm Benjamin Play Percussion

Where: non-library location. Address: Lake City Mini Park 12359 Lake City Way NE Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Percussionists Melanie and Storm take you on a musical journey, playing a mix of contemporary, rock-inspired, and world music. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM.

Intro to Adobe Photoshop

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: See some of the the basic and intermediate ways Adobe Photoshop has available for transforming your images. Description: Feel free to follow along or just observe. Good for those who want to understand the power of this program either for personal use or working with a designer. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Seating is limited based on room capacity. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Southwest Stories

Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula, and the birthplace of Seattle in a series of monthly presentations with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Description: Join the great-great-great-great-grandson of Chief Seattle for a presentation about the history of West Seattle. Ken Workman of the Duwamish Council will talk about the land, the legacy of the Duwamish, and the perspective of the modern-day tribe. This talk will be followed by a question and answer session. Join us on the third Sunday of every month rotating among the five branches of The Seattle Public Library on the Duwamish Peninsula. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This series is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens Park

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "Fingers on the Back of the Neck," by Margaret Mahy. 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 "Fingers on the Back of the Neck," by Margaret Mahy. When Ivor" was a boy, he loved his great grandmother’s reassuring touch. Not anymore: not ever again. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Summer on the Plaza: Library Love

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Fourth Ave. - Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Description: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Groove along with social dancing lessons from Dance with Joy in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Take memories home with a special #ilovespl silkscreen designed by Fogland Studios. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Sarah Jaffe reads from ‘Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt’

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Journalist Sarah Jaffe examines the new era of political engagement and social activism, including the $15 minimum wage and Black Lives Matter. Description: Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country: the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the rise of the Tea Party, and grassroots political networks. In "Necessary Trouble," journalist Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis to Atlanta become activists. As Jaffe shows, Americans, regardless of… View in Catalog: "Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt" by Sarah Jaffe. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens Park

Where: Ballard Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens Park

Where: Ballard Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Discover Special Collections: House and Building History

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 10 - The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Tour Summary: Take a tour of the Library's Special collections. This month: House and Building History. Registration required. Tour Description: Ever wonder just what’s so special about the Library’s Special Collections? Curious about when your house was built and who lived there? Join us for a look at the resources to uncover your building’s past. Join us for a peek into the Seattle Room and tour the Library’s Special Collections, This tour will last approximately one hour. Take a peek into the Seattle Room and a part of the Library’s Special Collections through six exciting tours during May - October. Come to one or join us for all six… Tour Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Tour Information Line: Central Library - 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. More Tour Information: http://www.spl.org/locations/central-library/cen-plan-a-visit/central-library-tours. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Books on Bikes at Golden Gardens Park

Where: Ballard Branch. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA 98117. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Members of The Seattle Public Library's Books on Bikes team will be at Golden Gardens Park as a full-service library. Description: The Seattle Public Library wants to connect with you wherever life takes you. Our Books on Bikes program brings Library resources to you in a park, at a festival or wherever you are! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Summer Film Series at the Beacon Hill Branch: 'The 5th Wave'

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a summer film screening at the Beacon Hill Branch. We will be showing "The 5th Wave.". Description: Sixteen-year-old Cassie Sullivan is trying to survive a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion, while trying to save her five-year-old brother Sam from a training camp that was created by the Others (the aliens). Rating: PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned. Run time: 112 minutes. View in Catalog: "The 5th Wave". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Chess Club

Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children, teens and adults - people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available. Description: All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Northeast Branch 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rainier Beach Community Center 8825 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Description: Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, August 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, August 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

All Ages Board Game Day

Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an all ages board game day at the Ballard Branch. Description: Wanna play? Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, August 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Coffee with Seattle LGBT Commissioners

Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join the Seattle LGBT Commission for coffee and light refreshments for the first in a series of library events providing an opportunity for you to get to know the Commission and the work that they do. Description: This session will have a thematic focus of back to school and LGBTQ youth. The Commissioners will provide a panel presentation and then open the floor up to Q & A. The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about issues of concern affecting the LGBTQ community, recommend policies and legislation, bring the LGBTQ communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-range projects, and ensure that City departments fairly and… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

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

Summer on the Plaza: Library Love

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Fourth Ave. - Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Description: Enjoy a pop-up library celebration complete with art making, dancing and an open mic hosted by Love City Love. Groove along with social dancing lessons from Dance with Joy in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Take memories home with a special #ilovespl silkscreen designed by Fogland Studios. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Library Closed in observance of Labor Day

Holiday Closures Locations: All locations. Summary: All locations of The Seattle Public Library will be closed on Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.spl.org.

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

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English, 中文. Summary: Chinese Information and Service Center's Community Information & Service assists low-income, non and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities. Description: CISC Community Information & Service provides short-term help and intervention to meet the needs of low-income, non- and limited English-speaking adults who are aged 55 years old or above, as well as those with disabilities, living in Seattle or King County area. Social workers provide information, assistance and advocacy to help adults live healthier and more independent lives. This service meets at the Lake City Branch on the first and third Tuesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 仁人服務社為年滿55歲或以上之耆老、身障人士、低收入或不懂英語的家庭提供免費諮詢服務,包含協助申請社會褔利、醫療保險、房屋補助等等。每逢第一及第三個星期二下午1時30分至4時30分于湖城圖書館提供服務。. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

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

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

Let's Talk About Books

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 5 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A no-pressure book group for people who love to talk about all kinds of books. Book Description: Is your favorite part of a book group when people talk informally about what they're reading and loving? Then this is the group for you! No assigned reading, no pressure. Just a small group of readers who share suggestions for what to read. It's a great place to get ideas for your next book. Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels ... we talk about it all. Drop in any time! Notes: This group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from noon to 12:50 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

West Seattle Hot Topics for Seniors

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A brown bag lunch discussion group committed to understanding issues of importance to current and future seniors. Description: Join Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA) and the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library as we create a place for the discussion of current national, state and local issues. The group will select topics, which may include issues such as education, health care, benefit programs, hospice, palliative care, immigration, gun control, transportation and housing. This month's topic: Planning for Hot Topics: What are your ideas about the most pressing issues for seniors today? Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

CANCELED - Talk Time

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

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

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

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

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

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: City Hall/City Grind Espresso 600 4th Ave. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Do you love science fiction and fantasy? Then this no-pressure book group may be for you! Book Description: Instead of reading one book, we come and share what we have been reading. Feel free to stop by to listen or join in with your recent reads! Notes: This group meets the second Thursday of the month at noon at City Hall's City Grind Espresso. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series

Author Readings Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: The Ballard Branch welcomes the 323rd meeting of the It's About Time Writers' Reading Series, featuring author readings and open mics. Description: This month’s presentation features Roberta Feins, Andrea Lewis and Patricia Smith, with a short lecture by Marc Barrington on The Writer's Craft: "Pathways to Publishing--Navigating Choice in Today's Publishing Landscape." Between the author readings, open mic time is available for three minutes per person. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Retirement Planning

Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: An interactive workshop of wealth management in retirement. Description: The presenter will answer questions on retirement planning, managing your money during retirement, estate planning, Social Security and Medicare issues. Presented by professional financial advisors from Morgan Stanley. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch 206-684-7547 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Arts Gumbo Book Chats at Rainier Arts Center

Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Rainier Arts Center 3515 S. Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the 2016 Arts Gumbo Book Chats at the Rainier Arts Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Book Description: A story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart… "The Arts Gumbo Book Chats" book group will read and discuss books about African American Immigrants experiences in September, October and November. The discussions are part of the 2016 Arts Gumbo Event held in the Rainier Ar… View in Catalog: "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Next Month's Title: "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. This program is presented in partnership with SEEDArts. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

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

Adult Education Tutoring

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

'Looking for Betty MacDonald'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Paula Becker will talk about Betty MacDonald, her life and writings. MacDonald (1907-1958) was the best-selling author of "The Egg and "I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children's books. Description: Author Paula Becker was granted full access to Betty MacDonald's archives, including materials never before seen by any researcher. Looking for Betty MacDonald, the first biography of this endearing Northwest storyteller, reveals the story behind the memoirs and the difference between the real Betty MacDonald and her literary persona. Copies of the new biography are in the Library's collection and will be offered for sale by Elliott Bay Books at the program. View in Catalog: "Looking for Betty MacDonald" by Paula Becker. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

El Club Latino

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 8 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Un grupo cultural latino para las personas que les encanta hablar de todo acerca de la cultura latinoamericana. Book Description: Comparte tus conocimientos acerca de la cultura latinoamericana en un ambiente amistoso y entretenido. Notes: Este grupo se reúne una vez al mes. Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-684-0849 y pregunte por Marcela, o deje un mensaje en español en el 206-615-1662. Translation: Join El Club Latino and spend a pleasant time talking about Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 10, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Writers Read

Author Readings Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Description: Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance on the second Sunday of the month. Contact Info: Columbia Branch 206-386-1908 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Cultural Celebration of the Mooncake Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival)

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Children. Language: English. Summary: Everyone is welcome to join in this child centered celebration of the Asian Mid-Autumn Festival. Join us for stories, crafts, food and more! Description: Participants are invited to wear traditional dress and to bring festival items from home for show and tell. If you would like to help plan this event or help with decorations, food, etc. please contact Librarian Nancy P. at 206 684-7518 or at nancy.pew@spl.org or in person at the branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Drop-in Assistive Technology Open Lab

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - LEAP Assistive Technology Lab. Audience: Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for disabled and special needs patrons. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of h… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for LEAP Drop-In Open-Lab help. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: leap@spl.org. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. This week's story is "A Nice Place to Stay," by Nedra Tyre. 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 "A Nice Place to Stay," by Nedra Tyre. All she needed was a little space. She never meant to kill anyone. Why wouldn’t they just leave her alone? Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Brown bag lunches and knitting are welcome. Doors open at 11:40 a.m. Stories start at 12:05 p.m. and are finished no later than 12:50 p.m. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Book Description: In a work of fiction, Genova, a neuroscientist, describes the descent into early Alzheimer's by a Harvard professor. The details of her illness and its effect on her and her loved ones have a powerful impact. View in Catalog: "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Next Month's Title: "All Our Names" by Dinaw Mengestu. Notes: This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Study Room "C." Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Out of Egypt" by Andre Aciman. Book Description: This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. View in Catalog: "Out of Egypt" by Andre Aciman. Next Month's Title: "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson. Notes: This group meets the second Monday at 6:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Original Voices: Homeless Women Read from their Published Writings

Author Readings Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Homeless and formerly homeless women from Mary's Place, a day center in Seattle, will read from their published writings. Description: Julie Gardner, editor of the book "Original Voices," will speak briefly about the writing program at Mary's Place, and several women will read from their published work. Books will be available for purchase. Book proceeds will benefit women and writing at Mary's Place. View in Catalog: "Original Voices". Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. We apologize that the meeting room is currently not wheelchair accessible due to temporary construction work. More information about the construction is available here. Contact Info: University Branch 206-684-4063 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, September 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch 206-684-7518 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cottage Food Entrepreneur Circle

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: If you're thinking about a home based food business, join our circle and get advice. Description: Want to start a small food business at home? Yes, you can! We will meet to discuss all things cottage food business, including the licensing process, rules, regulations, marketing, finance, product testing, sales, cooperative support, and what to do when you outgrow your cottage food business. A representative from the Washington State Department of Agriculture will give a short presentation and be ready to answer your questions about the licensing process. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Presented in partnership with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Nancy Slote. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Wallingford Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "In One Person" by John Irving. Book Description: By the time Billy turns 13, he realizes that something sets him apart beyond his speech impediment and determination to become a writer, namely his crushes on the “wrong people,” including his future stepfather, teacher and Shakespeare scholar Richard, and Miss Frost, the tall, strong librarian who eventually proves to be the key to the truth about Billy’s bisexuality and his biological father (from Booklist review). View in Catalog: "In One Person" by John Irving. Next Month's Title: "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky. Notes: This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.

Tech Help

Where: NewHolly Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1905 appointments are scheduled for up to 1 hour. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch 206-386-1905 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: This service is free and all are welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: Extended tax help will be provided at Central Library through October 26, in partnership with United Way of King County. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns. Tax Help Description: This service is free and available to individuals. Reservations are not required. The free service is not available for business tax returns. Due to federal budget cuts the IRS is unable to provide the Library with certain tax forms and instruction booklets. Most IRS forms are available online at www.irs.gov. You may make black-and-white prints of the forms from Library computers for $.15 per page. Drop-in tax help is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early enough to… Tax Service Provider: United Way. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Tax Help...: http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/tax-help. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Spanish Circle

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Talk Time Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Talk Time Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Practique su español en la biblioteca. Para niveles intermedio y avanzado. Programa gratuito. Contact Info: World Languages 206-684-0849 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English, Español, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-386-1300. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch 206-386-1300 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tech Help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Poetry Potluck

Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Description: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian. Contact: Lynn Miller. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech help

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English, 中文 Tiểng Việt. Summary: Come to the Library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required. Description: Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs. Help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Downloading e-books and audiobooks - Computer basics - Internet basics - Email - Microsoft Word Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-4711. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Children. Teens. Adults. ESL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Meet with the Community Resource Specialist to be connected with community resources and social services. Description: The Community Resource Specialist can connect patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more. A partnership with DESC, supported by the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Friday, September 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time ESL Conversation Group

Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English as a Second Language (ESL) conversation group to practice speaking English. Talk Time Description: This program is for beginning to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More ESL Programs: http://www.spl.org/audiences/literacy-and-esl/esl-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills; job readiness; GED preparation and high school equivalency; citizenship interview preparation; college placement test preparation; and life skills. Description: Drop in anytime to work one-on-one with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch 206-684-7519 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Jeffrey Toobin - 2016 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History at Town Hall

Author Readings Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Town Hall | 1119 Eighth Ave. (8th & Seneca) Seattle WA 98101. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Jeffrey Toobin, best-selling author of “The Nine,” presents a talk titled “Analyzing Politics, the Media, and the Law.”. Description: A high-profile senior analyst for CNN and staff writer for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin is one of the country’s most esteemed experts on politics, media and the law. With insight and humor, Toobin deconstructs and provides analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time. Toobin’s books have provided a unique look into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and its influence, as well as how elections shape the court and, in turn, the nation. “The Nine: Inside the Secret World… View in Catalog: Work by Jeffrey Toobin. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Doors will open at 1 p.m. The Elliott Bay Book Co. will have books available for purchase and signing. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Colson Whitehead reads and discusses 'The Underground Railroad'

Author Readings Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bestselling author Colson Whitehead’s spellbinding novel chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Description: Colson Whitehead’s newest novel tells the story of Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Like the protagonist of “Gulliver’s Travels,” Cora encounters different worlds at each stage o… View in Catalog: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking in the Central Library garage will be available for the weekend rate of $7. The Central Library will close at 6 p.m. but doors for the Colson Whitehead event will open at 6:30 p.m. (enter via Fourth Avenue). 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. Boo… Recorded for Podcast: This event will be recorded for future podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.