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Drop-In for Neighborcare Health Services

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Neighborcare Health Ballard Homeless Clinic drop-in hours are every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10 am-12 pm. If you are experiencing homelessness and are in need of medical care, come and see us! Description: Stop by and speak with a specialist to get connected with free healthcare resources today! We provide compassionate, confidential, and quality healthcare at NO COST to those in our community experiencing homelessness or unstable housing. We are located at 1753 NW 56th St (just a 5 minute walk from the Ballard Branch) and always welcome walk-ins. Some of the services we provide are: primary medical care , counseling , help with drug/alcohol issues , STD testing , vaccinations , foot and wound… Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Genealogy: Getting Started

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Genealogy. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Just getting started on your genealogy? Rusty on your research skills? Registration is required. Description: This class will provide research tips, best practices and resources for basic genealogy research. An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area will be presented by Mahina Oshie, Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class. Check out our Genealogy resources and hours! Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Contact: Genealogy. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Senior Morning Book Group

Book Groups Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Northeast Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Book Description: This page-turning title exposes a shameful episode in American history: a string of murders perpetrated against the Osage Indian Nation in the 1920s that went unsolved until the involvement of what would become the FBI. View in Catalog: "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann. Next Month's Title: "Eruption" by Steve Olson. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:00am. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. English. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Morning Book Group

Book Groups Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Ballard Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Shrill" by Lindy West. Book Description: West’s essays address topics from being a woman to the Internet, to body image, trolls, and shyness. View in Catalog: "Shrill" by Lindy West. Next Month's Title: "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. , Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pocketful of Poems

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create poems, haikus and artwork with award-wining author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe! Description: In this lively presentation, Javaka Steptoe will talk about poems and specifically what is a haiku and discuss the science behind the poems in the book A Pocketful of Poems. What are seasons? What happens in spring? How are butterflies created? And we’ll discuss the nature that is in each of the various poems while creating caterpillars and butterflies out of craft supplies.  For ages 4-8. Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his picture book biography Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artis… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The Nature of Poetry

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate nature-related poetry written by African American writers and awaken your inner poet! Description: Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete that Tupac Shakur wrote a poem about?  Come celebrate science-related poetry written by African American poets who write about their love of nature. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

The All-American Magic Show

Summer of Learning Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join world-class magician Maritess Zurbano in this hour-long magic show unlike any other magic show you’ve ever seen before! Description: Explore math magic, magic drawings and the science of magic with lots of audience participation, music and amazing feats of mind-reading!  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bug Club

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: 13035 Linden Avenue North. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Hey kiddos 6-11! Let's go on a safari! A bug safari! Get outside and join Miss Louisa for a different bug themed science activity every week! We'll be meeting off-site at Bitter Lake Wading Pool! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Get to Know Native Bees

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Address: Bitter Lake Community Center 13035 Linden Avenue N. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn about native bees with local bee-lover and educator Demarus Tevuk. Description: Discover cool facts about native bees, draw a bee and learn about the different parts of a bee’s body. Create nesting tubes out of recycled paper and take home your own bee hotel! You’ll also play the “pollination game” as Demarus Tevuk shares her knowledge of sustainability from the Native American perspective. For ages 7+. Registration required; class maximum is 25. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Address: Donnie Chin International Children’s Park 700 S Lane St Seattle, WA 98134. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we go on a bug safari in the park! Young scientists will learn about arthropods, make observations, and have fun exploring the world of bugs. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Harry and the Potters

Arts & Culture Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free, all-ages rock concert with Wizard Rock legends Harry and the Potters! Description: This band plays songs about books. Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. Since 2002, they have played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs. They helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance, were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards, and appear on a Trivial Pursui… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Family Story Time & Play Time at the Northgate Branch

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July1 - September 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is on the first day of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required on the first day of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Hora de Cuentos

StoryTime Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Ballard Branch Library! (It is Spanish story time at the Ballard Branch Library!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Ballard Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily p… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Fix-It Cafe with the PNA Tool Library

Tech Help Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Fixers from the PNA Tool Library to repair your broken tools, gadgets or electronics! Description: Instead of throwing away your broken tools, gadgets and electronics, bring them in to the Fix-It Café for a chance at another life. Meet neighbors and friends while sipping coffee as we collaboratively explore the lost art of fixing. You can’t break what’s already broken, so it’s worth a try! Brought to you by The Seattle Public Library and the Phinney Neighborhood Association Tool Library Fixers. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Ragin' Viet Cajun

Vietnamese Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Pho Bac Súp Shop, 1240 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Join The Seattle Public Library as we celebrate Ragin' Viet Cajun! Description: Join us as The Seattle Public Library participates in Ragin' Viet Cajun.  Friends of Little Saigon presents this summer pop-up celebrating the southern influence on Vietnamese food. There will be live music, refreshments, karaoke, Vietnamese streetwear, and more.  Come talk with library staff and get a library card.  Our table will have an array of Vietnamese library materials and there will be button making for the whole family.  And we’ll be thrilled to talk about small business resources, Summer of Learn… Notes: Visit the Little of Saigon website and Facebook page for more information; the event is from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and the Seattle Public Library will be there during the afternoon. Ragin' Viet Cajun is presented by Friends of Little Saigon. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting

Arts Programs Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: 中文. English. Summary: Interested in Chinese calligraphy and painting? Come to learn and create your own work! Description: Local artists from the Green Lake Arts Club will teach the basics of creating a simple Chinese painting and a calligraphy work. Art supplies will be provided and you can stamp your work with a special Chinese seal and take it home. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Small Business & Nonprofit Budgeting Basics

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Job Skills. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: During the class we will discuss how an operating budget is created. Description: Additional class topics include: • The different types of budgets used by organizations. Recognize use of the organization-wide operating budget and program operating budgets. • The importance of a cash flow budget, • The pitfalls of strategy planning, • Identifying the responsibilities of management and board of directors, and • Taking advantage of data to maximize funding source options. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learn to make Nut Cheese at the Farmer's Market

West Seattle Branch Where: non-library location. Address: West Seattle Farmer's Market, SW Alaska St & California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us as we demonstrate how to make vegan cheese from nuts at the West Seattle Farmer's Market. Description: Certified instructor, Ellie Cohan will show you how to make nut cheese in a cooking demo during the West Seattle Farmer's Market. Free tastes of the cheese! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: Join us to explore nature, learn about ecosystems, and discover the diversity of insects in our backyard! Youths and families will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats.  We’ll also have a lot of fun! This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Celebrate South Park's Reopening!

South Park Branch Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come celebrate with us the newly renovated library and the ongoing City-community partnership to implement the Duwamish Valley Action Plan. Description: Join us for a community celebration of the South Park Branch reopening and the anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! We will have:  • Brief remarks by Library and City officials • Resource fair with City and neighborhood partners • Crafts and face painting • Bubbleman • Two-story giant slide for all ages • Selfie booth • Food truck (free lunch for the first 100 people!) Everyone is welcome and activities are free! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bug Sunday

Summer of Learning Where: Ballard Branch. Address: 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore the world of local bugs using science tools and the iNaturalist app. Bug Sunday will be held behind the library at the end of the loading dock on NW 56th Street. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

El Club Latino

Spanish Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Únase al club de lectura de la Biblioteca Central. Todos son bienvenidos. El título de este mes es: "Stranger; el desafío de un inmigrante latino" de Susana Corcuera. Book Description: “Hay veces en que me siento como un extraño en el país donde he pasado más de la mitad de mi vida. No es por falta de oportunidades, ni una queja. Es, más bien, una especie de desilusión. Jamás me imaginé que después de 35 años en Estados Unidos iba a seguir siendo un stranger para muchos. Pero eso soy.”. View in Catalog: "Stranger; el desafío de un inmigrante latino" by Susana Corcuera. Next Month's Title: "El murmullo de las abejas" de Sofía Segovia. 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 books and Latin American culture. El Club Latino meets once a month. Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Storytime for Grownups at Third Place Books Seward Park

Authors & Books Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Third Place Books Seward Park 5041 Wilson Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Grab a drink and join us for stories read by Seattle Public Library’s David Wright. Description: Grab a glass and join us for stories read by Seattle Public Library’s David Wright. Tonight's stories include"The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight," by E. Lily Yu. Behind every brave dragon slayer there's a resourceful witch - except when she's out front, that is. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during the event. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. 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 o… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Ready to Work Class - English, Computer & Job Skills

Basic Skills Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills, job finding, support services and computer skills. Registration is required. Description: The program combines English classes with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The deadline to register for Summer Quarter is June 3, 2019. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. Translation: ሬዲ ቱ ዎርክ" የኢ. ኤስ. ኤል; የኮምፒዩተር ትምህርት; የድጋፍ እገልግሎቶች እና ስራ የማፈላለግ ድጋፍ በነጻ የሚሰጥ ፕሮግራም ነው 免費ESL課程+基礎電腦課程+職業輔導以及支援服務 Barnaamijka U Diyaar Garowga Shaqo waa mid la-cag la’aan ah barashada ESL + fasalka kombuyuutar-ka + qof kula shaqeeyo + taakuleynta baahidaada. Ready To Work es un programa gratuito que incluye El ingles como Segunda Lengua (ESL) + Clase de computación + Servicios de apoyo + Ayuda para conseguir el empleo Ready To Work là một chương trình bảo gồm lớp ESL miển phí + lớp vi tính + các… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Geared towards ages 1-5, but babies are welcome! Stay for playtime after. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - Family Story time

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Rainier Beach Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Firefighter Story Time

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Thrilling Tales: A Storytime for Grownups

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Need a mid-day break? Two Mondays a month at noon you can laugh, gasp and shudder to live readings. Today's stories are Today's story is "View from the Terrace," by Mike Marmer. 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! Thrilling Tales has been entertaining listeners for 15 years. Today's stories are "View from the Terrace," by Mike Marmer. It’s all fun and games, until somebody falls to their death. Also "White Goddess," by Idris Seabright. They were just teaspoons, but k… 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 165 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Español. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July 1 - September 7, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is during the first week of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Bring a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Fall Quarter classes will begin on October 1. To start your citizenship applicat… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required during the first week of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams for free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: http://www.spl.org/mos/. Contact Info: *Central Library. Monday, July 22, 2019, 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. 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. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams for free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: http://www.spl.org/mos/. Contact Info: *Central Library. Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/basic-skills. Contact Info: Fremont Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: Kids age 5-11 can join our children’s librarian for an activity at the library, followed expedition into Green Lake Park to look for and identify bugs in the wild. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Get to Know Native Bees

Summer of Learning Where: Magnolia Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn about native bees with local bee-lover and educator Demarus Tevuk. Description: Discover cool facts about native bees, draw a bee and learn about the different parts of a bee’s body. Create nesting tubes out of recycled paper and take home your own bee hotel! You’ll also play the “pollination game” as Demarus Tevuk shares her knowledge of sustainability from the Native American perspective. For ages 9-12. Registration required; class maximum is 25. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. July 15 and September 16 Story Time will be in the Children's area due to another event being held in the meeting room on the same day. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton: Shapes of Native Nonfiction

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an evening with Washuta and Warburton, editors of a new anthology of essays by contemporary Native writers. They’ll be joined by contributors Laura Da’ and Ruby Murray. Description: ABOUT THE BOOK: Just as a basket's purpose determines its materials, weave, and shape, so too is the purpose of the essay related to its material, weave, and shape. Editors Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton ground this anthology of essays by Native writers in the formal art of basket weaving. Using weaving techniques such as coiling and plaiting as organizing themes, the editors have curated an exciting collection of imaginative, world-making lyric essays by twenty-seven contemporary Native writers… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Podcast: This event will be recorded for podcast. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Monday, July 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Contact: General inquiries, please call 206-545-2344. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Ready to Work Class - English, Computer & Job Skills

Basic Skills Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills, job finding, support services and computer skills. Registration is required. Description: The program combines English classes with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The deadline to register for Summer Quarter is June 3, 2019. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. Translation: ሬዲ ቱ ዎርክ" የኢ. ኤስ. ኤል; የኮምፒዩተር ትምህርት; የድጋፍ እገልግሎቶች እና ስራ የማፈላለግ ድጋፍ በነጻ የሚሰጥ ፕሮግራም ነው 免費ESL課程+基礎電腦課程+職業輔導以及支援服務 Barnaamijka U Diyaar Garowga Shaqo waa mid la-cag la’aan ah barashada ESL + fasalka kombuyuutar-ka + qof kula shaqeeyo + taakuleynta baahidaada. Ready To Work es un programa gratuito que incluye El ingles como Segunda Lengua (ESL) + Clase de computación + Servicios de apoyo + Ayuda para conseguir el empleo Ready To Work là một chương trình bảo gồm lớp ESL miển phí + lớp vi tính + các… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 165 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Español. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. No temporary visas accepted (no B, F, J, M or student visas). Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Broadview Branch! Bring your whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Miss Louisa! Stay after to play and connect with other neighborhood families! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time at the Northeast Branch

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Toddler Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian! For Ages 2 - 3. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time at the Beacon Hill Branch

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time with Ms. Mynique!

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age appropriate toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. Contact: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Intro to Google Drive

Technology Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to back up, organize, and provide remote access for your files efficiently with Google Drive. Description: Patrons must have a valid, working Gmail account to fully participate in class. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Intro to Google Maps

Technology Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Explore the world with Google Maps; create an itinerary for a mock-journey, highlight and explain the various functions and available features. Description: Patrons must have a valid, working Gmail account to fully participate in class. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group

Poetry Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 6 - Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join fellow poetry lovers to read and discuss poems. Poetry selections are provided for readers in the group. Description: This weekly group is for people who love to read, think about and discuss poetry. Drop in and see if it's for you. We read both contemporary poets and the classics. Each week focuses on a different poet selected by group members. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Songs Inspired by Our Community

Summer of Learning Where: Delridge Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Write and perform a song inspired by your community. Description: Here’s your chance to learn more about your community and how the environment has changed the world in which we live. We will present a story from someone in your neighborhood, and how the world has changed for them. At Delridge Branch we will write a song about Willard Brown, community activist and Delridge Champion Award recipient. Then you have the chance to hear music inspired by that story and to co-create a song yourself, with teaching artists from  STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Educatio… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Youth Drop in Chess

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. 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: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

Student Success Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading with a high school buddy. Description: Learning Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with a high school mentor. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children in grades K-5. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Butterfly Wingding

Summer of Learning Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn about butterflies and citizen science projects! Description: Description: Plant a butterfly garden using native seeds, make a collage with real butterfly wings, examine wings with light boxes and magnifiers, make and fly a paper butterfly in a wind tunnel, and explore symmetry in nature. Youth will also learn how to participate in citizen science initiatives such as the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (July 28-August 5), and the Cascades Butterfly Project. Youth will take home their gardens, collages, and citizen science ma… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

¡Hora de cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time for children and their families!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y juegos divertidos en español con las narradoras de cuentos infantiles Xiomara Melgar de El Salvador. ¡Gratis! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: .Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Translation: It is Somali Story Time at the New Holly Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and fun in Somali. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Delridge Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family-Friendly English Class

Basic Skills Where: South Park Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 26 - August 29, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For all English levels. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Families welcome – activities for children during class. For all levels of English. Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend a class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on October 2. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

雙語"玩中學"樂園 / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in the community.… Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Voter Registration Table

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 3 - The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you registered to vote? Interested in getting information about voter registration and upcoming elections? The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County can help. Description: The League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County will have a table for voting information and voter registration at the Central Library on Level 3 in the Living Room from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to stop by, ask questions and pick up brochures and handouts.  The next election in Washington state is Tuesday, August 6 and the deadline for voter registration is Monday, July 29. For more information, please visit https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Ready to Work Class - English, Computer & Job Skills

Basic Skills Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills, job finding, support services and computer skills. Registration is required. Description: The program combines English classes with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The deadline to register for Summer Quarter is June 3, 2019. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. Translation: ሬዲ ቱ ዎርክ" የኢ. ኤስ. ኤል; የኮምፒዩተር ትምህርት; የድጋፍ እገልግሎቶች እና ስራ የማፈላለግ ድጋፍ በነጻ የሚሰጥ ፕሮግራም ነው 免費ESL課程+基礎電腦課程+職業輔導以及支援服務 Barnaamijka U Diyaar Garowga Shaqo waa mid la-cag la’aan ah barashada ESL + fasalka kombuyuutar-ka + qof kula shaqeeyo + taakuleynta baahidaada. Ready To Work es un programa gratuito que incluye El ingles como Segunda Lengua (ESL) + Clase de computación + Servicios de apoyo + Ayuda para conseguir el empleo Ready To Work là một chương trình bảo gồm lớp ESL miển phí + lớp vi tính + các… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Library! Bring toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Please arrive early to ensure your spot. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Columbia Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Columbia Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Columbia Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time at the Southwest Branch

StoryTime Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Kaleidoscope play & learn offers a chance for children and their families to come play and have a good time. This group is open to children of all abilities, ages 18 months to 5 years old. Description: Children learn and explore through the use of art, music, toys and more. Families learn about their child's development and community resources available to them. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time at West Seattle Branch

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Preschool Story Time at the West Seattle Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For ages 3 - 5. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Capitol Hill Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. Stay afterwards for crafts and open play! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Take Root!

Summer of Learning Where: Montlake Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Weave your voice and body into a tapestry of music and movement! Description: Zevi Yoj and Eli Rosenblatt love to share songs and use their imagination!  Join them to awaken a sense of wonder and excitement for the natural world that is all around us every day.  Through a colorful, heart-centered collection of original nature-based music, children and families are invited into an all-inclusive celebration of movement, imagination and song.  We create a space where people of all ages can feel safe lifting their voices together and moving their bodies to the rhythm of the authentic hum… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Montlake Branch. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: South Park Branch. Room Location: The Satterberg Foundation Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is preschool story time at the South Park Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Miss Bea. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the University Branch! Bring your families and preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Contact Info: University Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Green Lake Branch. Room Location: Mary Alice Cooley Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Green Lake Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Sensory and Edible Paint

Summer of Learning Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to make edible paint with supplies from the kitchen pantry with local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys. Description: We’ll read “My Colors, My World” by Maya Gonzales, and then create our own masterpieces using edible paint and brushes, forks, sponges and other surprise items! For ages 2-4. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time at the Northeast Branch

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your infants 0-12 months to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Create a Seahawks Team Anthem

Summer of Learning Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Create a Seahawks team anthem inspired by the Native American lore surrounding the Seahawks original inspiration, Thunderbird. Description: STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education uses the Native American story behind the inspiration for the Seattle Seahawks logo, the transformation mask for the Thunderbird, to create a Seahawks team anthem. Learn about Native American culture with storyteller Roger Fernandes and create and record a Seahawks team Anthem. For ages 7-12. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology,… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

LibraryLab: Gizmos and Gadgets

Make & Build Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop in during this summer LibraryLab series and try out our builder and discovery kits. Kits may include Snap Ciruits, Ozobot Bits, Dash Robots, Kano Computer Kits, Kibo Robotic Kits, Legos and more! Description: LibraryLab is a time for people of all ages to experiment, play and create amazing inventions. We have guided sessions as well as drop-in times when you can create at your own pace, using materials we provide. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: 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 patrons with disabilities. 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 hardw… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. LEAP staff is also available by appointment. Please contact us at leap@spl.org or leave a voicemail with your contact information at (206) 386-4690 to schedule a time. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mighty Powerful Cactus: A 3D Ornament

Summer of Learning Where: Green Lake Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the fascinating world of Cacti by making a 3-D felt ornament with local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys. Description: Observe 3 different types of live cactus before as you plan your project. Then create a quick sketch with pencil as a reference as you learn basic embroidery stitches to form a small cactus ornament that will be filled up with fluffy white stuffing. For ages 9-12. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Green Lake Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July 1 - September 7, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is during the first week of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Bring a copy of the front and back of your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Fall Quarter classes will begin on October 1. To start your citizenship applicat… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required during the first week of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Community Resource Specialist Drop-In Hours

Capitol Hill Branch Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking for housing, shelter, or other resources? The Community Resource Specialist can help. Description: Stop by during drop-in hours to get personalized assistance in finding shelter, getting an ID, food and meals, health care, and other community resources. This service is provided through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: The Seattle Public Library and United Way are working together to offer free post-season tax help at the Central Library. 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. Required Documents To… Tax Service Provider: AARP. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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...: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/civics-and-social-services/tax-help/tax-help-calendar. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Queen Anne Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Minecraft Connected Camp

Summer of Learning Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play Minecraft with a Connected Camp Counselor at this 5-week series for rising 6th-8th graders. Registration not required, but space is limited so arrive early! Description: Create new worlds, strategize, and learn to build like a pro as you unlock the mysteries of Minecraft adventure and survival. Work together with other Minecrafters and a Connected Camp Counselor. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required, but space is limited so arrive early! The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. ESOL. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Teen Time

Teens Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age! Description: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. Play video games, board games, listen to music, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. This program is intended for middle and high school students between ages 12 and 18. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 24 - August 28, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Twinkle Twinkle: The ABCs of Jazz and Blues

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Northgate Community Center. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Hear Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star through a variety of different musical styles. Description: Explore a well-loved children’s song through myriad styles and genres, including slow blues, boogie-woogie, swing, reggae, salsa, rock-and-roll, and the psychedelic Jimi Hendrix-style of music with local musician Michael Powers. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Emerging Technology 101: Internet of Things

Technology Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Peek inside your fridge while shopping at a store. Control the thermostat from an app. Log a workout from your watch. The Internet of Things is here. Description: How does it work, what should you expect from the future, and what issues should you be aware of? Learn about the Internet of Things from Aadithya (Aadu) Prakash, a consumer electronics firmware engineer at Synapse Product Development. Aadu is currently pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington and spends his time outside of work long-distance running, birdwatching, reading, and developing products and systems that drive change in the areas of social justice and climate… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is made possible by support from UW CoMotion Labs and in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Community Technology Advisory Board. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family-Friendly English Class

Basic Skills Where: South Park Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 26 - August 29, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. For all English levels. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Families welcome – activities for children during class. For all levels of English. Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend a class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on October 2. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ocheami Celebrates Nature

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Neighborhood House High Point Center. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Experience how nature is honored through African stories, drumming and movement! Description: Join Kofi Anang and explore stories, music and movement to celebrate the natural world. African stories, music and dance overflow with examples of the importance of nature to people, place, plants and animals. Our archetypal stories such as Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, demonstrate the importance of honoring nature and all her critters. Everyone is important and everyone has an important place in the everyday lives we live. For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Ready to Work Class - English, Computer & Job Skills

Basic Skills Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get help with English language skills, job finding, support services and computer skills. Registration is required. Description: The program combines English classes with computer literacy instruction and case management to help immigrants gain job readiness skills and take steps toward economic self-sufficiency. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. The deadline to register for Summer Quarter is June 3, 2019. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. Translation: ሬዲ ቱ ዎርክ" የኢ. ኤስ. ኤል; የኮምፒዩተር ትምህርት; የድጋፍ እገልግሎቶች እና ስራ የማፈላለግ ድጋፍ በነጻ የሚሰጥ ፕሮግራም ነው 免費ESL課程+基礎電腦課程+職業輔導以及支援服務 Barnaamijka U Diyaar Garowga Shaqo waa mid la-cag la’aan ah barashada ESL + fasalka kombuyuutar-ka + qof kula shaqeeyo + taakuleynta baahidaada. Ready To Work es un programa gratuito que incluye El ingles como Segunda Lengua (ESL) + Clase de computación + Servicios de apoyo + Ayuda para conseguir el empleo Ready To Work là một chương trình bảo gồm lớp ESL miển phí + lớp vi tính + các… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Intermediate English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. For students who speak some English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. No temporary visas accepted (no B, F, J, M or student visas). Offered in partnership with Seattle Central College. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Library! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time at the Beacon Hill Branch

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Beacon Hill Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Outdoor Story Time at Madrona Playground

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: 3211 E Spring St, Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Meet us at Madrona Playground! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Stick around afterwards for Bug Safari adventures! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Outdoor story time takes place on Madrona Playground Park, near the shelter house. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Bug Safari Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: It is Bug Safari Story Time at the Southwest Branch! Bring the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a special bug-themed science activity. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

The All-American Magic Show

Summer of Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join world-class magician Maritess Zurbano in this hour-long magic show unlike any other magic show you’ve ever seen before! Description: Explore math magic, magic drawings and the science of magic with lots of audience participation, music and amazing feats of mind-reading!  For all ages. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Google Applied Digital Skills Open Lab

Digital Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This open lab provides access to Google's Applied Digital Skills self-paced online courses, which are video tutorials with accompanying exercises. Description: The Library will provide computers, headphones, and technical assistance for students taking these online courses. Courses include the following: *Plan and Budget *Technology at Work *Create a Resume in Google Docs *Create Quizzes in Google Drive *Organize Files in Drive *Avoid Online Scams ...and many more. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. To fully participate in class, students must have a working Gmail account. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Firefighter Story Time

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Seattle Public Library invites preschoolers, parents and caregivers to a special story time that highlights fire safety. Description: Seattle firefighters will read books about fire safety and display some of their firefighting equipment. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Wallingford Branch. Room Location: Community meeting room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Wallingford Branch! Bring your babies and children ages 0-5 years to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Wallingford Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time at the Northeast Branch

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northeast Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Español. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Delridge Branch Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Library! Bring your babies (0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Greenwood Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Playback Showcase: Gabriel Teodros and Tiffany Wilson

Arts & Culture Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Seattle City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a special Playback Showcase as part of the Downtown Summer Sounds series! Description: Gabriel Teodros is a musician and writer from South Seattle who first made a mark with the group Abyssinian Creole, and reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Lovework. He has been setting stages on fire ever since, all across the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ethiopia and South Africa; often in combination with workshops on creative writing, music, history, science fiction and media literacy. His latest solo offering History Rhymes If It Doesn’t Repeat (A Southend Healing Ri… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come to the Library for up to 45 minutes of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. 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. Time spent with individuals will vary between 20-60 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Design an App!

Summer of Learning Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Use brainstorming, storyboards, and collaboration to prototype an app to support citizen science! Description: This workshop is a technology design workshop. Youth will work in small teams, facilitated by UW students, to quickly go through the design process using brainstorming, Post-Its and markers, sketches, and even some prototyping of mobile apps. You’ll apply the creative process to technology applications with the support of diverse college students to get taste of your future in STEM fields of study using general problem solving, collaboration and trial and error. For ages 13+. This program is part of th… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Arts & Crafts Studio

Arts Programs Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Drop in and join our staff to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. For ages 2-10. Parents and children will work together to complete weekly arts and crafts projects. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Delridge Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fun Animal Hats

Summer of Learning Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Create your own 3-D animal hat! Description: Join Guatemalan artist, Jose Orantes, to learn animal facts and make your own 3-D animal hat to take home with you. For ages 4-12. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

中文电脑辅导课 (Chinese Computer Practice Lab)

Chinese Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. Summary: 有电脑问题吗?请来参加我们的中文电脑辅导课。Do you have any computer or library related questions? Come to our Chinese Practice Lab at the Central Library. Description: 辅导课上我们可以帮助您关于电脑或是图书馆服务方面的问题。帮助内容例如:互联网、电子邮件、中文打字、如何开始使用您的笔记本电脑或平板电脑(iPad)、如何下载软件、如何下载图书馆电子、微软办公管理软件或其他软件。. Notes: 本课程不需要报名,咨询请电 206-684-0849. Translation: In the practice lab, we are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Help topics include: Internet and Email, typing in Chinese, getting started with your laptop or tablet computer, downloading software, downloading e-books and audiobooks, Microsoft Office or other software questions. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Mighty Powerful Cactus: A 3D Ornament

Summer of Learning Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Learn about the fascinating world of Cacti by making a 3-D felt ornament with local teaching artist Amaranta Sandys. Description: Observe 3 different types of live cactus before as you plan your project. Then create a quick sketch with pencil as a reference as you learn basic embroidery stitches to form a small cactus ornament that will be filled up with fluffy white stuffing. For ages 13+. This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

NewHolly Branch Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: NewHolly Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore the world of insects with a fun activity and learn about our smallest citizens! For ages 9 - 12. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Little Makers Story Time

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Carkeek Park Beach, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd 98177. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Little Makers is back and happening outside! Enjoy science themed activities crafted just for preschoolers (3-6)! Younger siblings always welcome. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Story Time Notes: We'll be meeting rain or shine at a different outdoor location each week. Please check the calendar before heading out! Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

American Sign Language Interpreted Story Time

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Address: Lake City Farmers Market NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Kids & Families. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Join with us at the Thursday - Lake City Farmers Market for an American Sign Language Interpreted Story Time program! Enjoy stories, and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Contact: leap@spl.org. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Story Time and Kid Activities at the Lake City Farmers' Market

StoryTime Where: non-library location. Address: NE 125th St & 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join Librarian Nancy P for stories during the Lake City Farmers' Market! Crafts and other kid activities will follow from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Family Activities at the Farmers' Market at Lake City Branch

Community Programs Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy stories and craft and science activities in front of the library during the Lake City Farmers' Market all summer long! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Learning Buddies

Student Success Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Play math and reading games! Get better at math and reading this summer with a high school buddy. Description: Learning Buddies is a program that pairs elementary school students with a high school mentor. This is a first come-first served, drop-in program for children going into grades K-5 this fall. Each buddy session will last up to one hour. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets June 25 - August 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For students who speak little or no English. Registration and testing on the first day of class. Description: Classes are open until full. If you have questions about registering for the class, attend class and speak with the instructor. Fall Quarter classes begin on September 30. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Please attend class and speak to the instructor to find out if you can register. Translation: Para estudiantes que hablan poco o nada de inglés. 针对不会讲英文或是英文程度很低的学生. Dành cho học sinh biết rất ít hoặc không biết tiếng Anh. Ardayda aan ku hadli karin Ingiriiska ama wax yar ku hadla. Contact Info: World Languages. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Chess Club

Northeast Branch Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cloud Management

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Job Skills. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: This class consists of a comprehensive introduction to Cloud Management. Description: During the class we will discuss: • Defining what is cloud storage, and identifying various providers • Navigating through items which may be stored, • Creating and Sharing Documents • Uploading and syncing data  • File Management  • Working with MS Office Online • Obstacles of cloud computing • Cloud Tools. Class Notes: Pre-requisites: Computer Basics or comparable experience. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoring is offered every week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Central Library, Thursdays at Rainier Beach Branch, and Saturdays at Broadview Branch. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Ballard Poetry 'Potluck'

Poetry Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tech Help

Tech Help Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: 中文. English. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

ORCA LIFT Enrollment

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop-in to learn and even sign up for ORCA LIFT. Description: The LIFT card is a low-income ORCA card that provides users with a reduced fare for Metro Transit, King County Water Taxi, Kitsap Transit, Seattle Streetcar and Sound Transit Link light rail. Ride Metro for $1.50 (instead of up to $3.25!) Also Get Reduced fares on: • Sound Transit Link Light Rail • Sound Transit Buses • King County Water Taxi • The Seattle Streetcar • Kitsap Transit • Sounder Train This service is in partnership with Catholic Community Services and King County… Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Contact: For questions or enrollment assistance by phone, please call Metro at 800-756-5437. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Rainier Beach Branch Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories, and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Columbia Branch Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tween ArtSpace

Summer of Learning Where: West Seattle Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other middle school-age kids and make insect-themed art in these drop-in classes. For ages 9-12. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: West Seattle Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Book Groups Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Greenwood Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Warlight” by Michael Odaatje. Book Description: Decades after World War II, Nathaniel Williams reflects on his experiences in 1945, when his parents left him and his sister in the care of a mysterious neighbor. View in Catalog: "Warlight" by Michael Odaatje. Next Month's Title: “Five Carat Soul” by James McBride. Notes: This group meets the last Friday of the month at 2:00pm. , 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

High Point Branch Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Art Workshop with Romson Bustillo

Arts Programs Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a special drop-in art program with our summer artist-in-residence Romson Bustillo. Description: How does life begin to change when we get involved with one another? Join Seattle artist Romson Bustillo for his beautiful exploration of togetherness and social change in “Proximity Modifier Project IV,” a community project uniquely designed for select SPL library branches. Bustillo’s art looks at how neighbors and organizations, like libraries, share space together. Drop by make art with Romson and to find out how libraries can be places where we get to know one another by getting creative! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Contact: Davida Ingram. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Kids Cafe Summer Meals

Northgate Branch Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Kids Café Summer Meals - Kids & Teens Eat Free! Description: Kids and teens ages 1-18 are invited to drop in for free meals and fun activities all summer long. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This program is co-sponsored by The Seattle Public Library, City of Seattle Human Services, and United Way of King County, with additional support from USDA. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Bug Club

Summer of Learning Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: 13035 Linden Avenue North. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Hey kiddos 6-11! Let's go on a safari! A bug safari! Get outside and join Miss Louisa for a different bug themed science activity every week! We'll be meeting off-site at Bitter Lake Wading Pool! Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 26, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Family Story Time & Play Time at the Northgate Branch

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Northgate Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Citizenship Class

Citizenship Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 6 - PACCAR Inc. Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Get information about applying for citizenship. Prepare for the citizenship interview and civics test. Bring your permanent resident card and driver’s license or identification card. Registration in class. Description: Class meets July1 - September 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays 10:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Registration and testing is on the first day of class. Class is open until full. If you have questions about the class, please attend class and speak with the instructor. Class Notes: Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration required on the first day of class. Offered in partnership with Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS). Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Talk Time English Conversation Class

Basic Skills Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Talk Time Summary: Come to a free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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. Translation: Gratis, prácticas de conversación en inglés. Todos los niveles. Inscripción no necesaria. 免费英文对话练习班.所有程度. 不需要报名. Thực hành đàm thoại tiếng Anh miễn phí. Tất cả các trình độ. Không cần đăng ký. More ESL Programs: https://www.spl.org/esolcalendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adult Education Tutoring

Broadview Branch Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. 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 with a tutor. Books and materials are provided. Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vự… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Tutoría para Adultos Visítanos en los horarios señalados y estudie con un tutor. No necesita inscribirse. Proporcionamos libros y materiales. Aprenda inglés: lectura, escritura, gramática, y vocabulario. 成人学习辅导 在辅导时间内随时前来得到一对一的帮助。 不需要报名。我们提供书籍和辅导材料。 学习英文:读、写、语法和词汇。 Dạy kèm cho người lớn. Học kèm với một gia sư. Không cần đăng ký trước. Sách và tài liệu sẽ được cung cấp. Học tiếng Anh: đọc, viết, ngữ pháp và từ vựng. Cawiimad wax Barashada ee Dadka Waaweyn Ku socda waqti kasta si aad… Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch! (It is Spanish story time at the Beacon Hill Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Beacon Hill Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. Summary: 开心享受国语儿歌、故事及歌曲!(Enjoy rhymes, stories and songs in Mandarin Chinese!). Description: 所有活动均为免费。在各分馆设有限额免费停车位. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Parking is available on the streets around the branch. Patrons may pay to park in the garage beneath International District Village Square II. Enter the garage from the two-way alley behind the building via South Lane or South Dearborn. Daily p… More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Snow Soup

Summer of Learning Where: High Point Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Tears of Joy Theatre incorporates art, culture and educational facts into fast paced, fun filled performances. Description: Tears of Joy Theatre’s Snow Soup is a rendition of 'Stone Soup' an old French folktale in which hungry strangers convince the wary people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone enjoys.  This story inspires the qualities of sharing, coming together as a community, and the value of looking beyond stereotypes. Tears of Joy Theatre has been performing cultural and educational stories nationwide for children and families for 47 years and believes in the beauty… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Books on Bikes at Othello Block Party

Outside the Library Where: non-library location. Address: 7301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Members of the Books on Bikes team will provide a full-service library at the Othello Block Party. Description: Celebrate the vibrancy and international diversity of the Othello community with this big street fest filled with arts and music performances.  Stop by the Books on Bikes booth to sign up for a library card, check out a book, pick up some free library swag and more. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Intro to Adobe Photoshop

Digital Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Digital Creativity. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: See some of the basic and intermediate ways Adobe Photoshop has available for transforming your images. Description: Good for those who want to understand the power of this program either for personal use of working with a designer. Class Notes: Pre-requisites: Computer Basics or comparable experience. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Soomaali. Summary: Fadlan Keen Caruurtaada Si Ay U Qaataan Waqti Xiiso leh, Iyo Sheeko Xariiro Ku Bixi Doonta Afka Soomaaliaga. Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please 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 Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Bug Safari

Summer of Learning Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come and learn about bugs and our environment using California Academy of Arts and Science's Bug Safari program! Description: Join us to explore nature, learn about ecosystems, and discover the diversity of insects in our backyard! Youths and families will join a growing community of citizen scientists and help further research into arthropods and their habitats.  We’ll also have a lot of fun! This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 28, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Ballard Branch Library & Scarecrow Video present ‘The King’

Movies Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a free movie on the last Sunday of each month at the Ballard Branch Library. Post-film discussion moderated by Scarecrow Video. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Description: This month’s movie is “The King” (2017), a documentary about Elvis Presley and the state of the nation. Taking a musical road trip across the U.S. in Elvis Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki compares Presley’s trajectory from country boy to “The King” of rock 'n' roll to the crumbling state of the American Dream. Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 1 hour 47 minutes. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 28, 2019, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Bug Sunday

Summer of Learning Where: Ballard Branch. Address: 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Explore the world of local bugs using science tools and the iNaturalist app. Bug Sunday will be held behind the library at the end of the loading dock on NW 56th Street. Description: This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Explore Your World! which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location beginning June 24th. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Intro to Adobe InDesign

Digital Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Digital Creativity. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to create desktop publishing works such as posters, flyers, brochures, business cards, and rack cards. Description: Topics also include layout, printing, and use of stock photography and licensed graphics. Class Notes: Pre-requisites: Computer Basics or comparable experience. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 28, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

The Wild World of Native Plants

Summer of Learning Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy storytelling and hands-on activities with Franja Bryant, of the Washington Native Plant Society. Description: Have you ever tasted a salmon berry, or a wild huckleberry, or a salal berry? Would you know one if you found it in the woods? Did you know that not all cones are “pine” cones? Learn about these special plants and how to tell which is which. Go on a native plant scavenger hunt. Hear some stories about nature. Plant a seedling to take home. Join us for fun learning activities with former children’s librarian and Native Plant Steward, Franja Bryant, from the Washington Native Plant Society. This progra… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The 2019 Summer of Learning program, Explore Your World! is funded by generous support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Contact Info: Magnolia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.