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Morning Book Group at the South Park Senior Center

Book Groups Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Senior Center. Address: South Park Senior Center l 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Widows' Adventures" by Charles Dickinson. Book Description: Two widowed sisters drive from Chicago to California: Helene, the driver, is a blind diabetic and Ina, the navigator, is overly fond of beer. Next Month's Title: "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk" by Kelli Estes. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

Enhanced Outreach to Veterans of Color

Civics & Social Services Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: El Centro de la Raza’s Veterans Program provides outreach and advocacy to veterans of color and their families. Description: Our Veteran Outreach Specialists are knowledgeable about the VA system and other veteran supportive services available throughout King County and Washington State. Services are available regardless of discharge status. We provide resources for: VA Pension & Disability Compensation , Military Sexual Trauma Counseling , Crisis & PTSO Advocacy , Vocational Rehabilitation , VA Home Loan Resources , LGBTQ Benefits , Mental Health Resources , Survivors & Dependents Benefits , Housing & Rental… 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. Tuesday, October 15, 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. This class meets September 30 - December 5. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. 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, October 15, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Intermediate English Class - For Immigrants/Refugees Only

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 September 24 - December 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m - 12:45 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, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Firefighter Story Time

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family 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: Quick Information. Contact: Douglass-Truth. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. 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. Free play and circle time for children & caregivers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:45 – 12:00 pm. 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. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. 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. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:45 - noon. 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. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Preschool Story Time

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, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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 children 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, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Toddler Story Time

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, October 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Job Search One-on-One

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 7 - Central Library's Job Resource Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a job? We can help! Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Description: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs, and interviewing techniques. This takes place at the Central Library's Job Resource Center, located on level 7. 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, October 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Northgate Branch! Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Northgate Branch para que disfruten escuchando cuentos, rimas y canciones en 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: 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, October 15, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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, October 15, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time & Play Time

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It’s baby time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy music and fun with our children's librarian. Stay and play after story time! 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.

Book Talk & Tea Time

Authors & Books Where: non-library location. Address: RAVENNA-ECKSTEIN COMMUNITY CENTER 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Let’s talk about books!  For ages 50+. Tea & treats will be provided. Description: Librarians will share reading suggestions in a variety of genres.  There will be time for participants to talk about what they’ve been reading as well. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Microsoft Excel Basics

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to build an Excel worksheet from beginning to end, discover the easiest ways to enter data, change data, format your worksheets, save and print them. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Class prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to work in the Windows environment. 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, October 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Detective Cookie's Chess Club

Kids & Families Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! Description: This urban chess club has been ongoing since 2007. New members are always welcome! 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Learning Buddies - Math

Student Success Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Math Buddies helps K-5 children improve their number skills by playing math games and activities with teen volunteers. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Teen Service Learning

Teens Where: Southwest Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Join other teens to help with programs, guide the Library and work on group projects to benefit the library and community. Service learning credit is available to high school students. Description: Look over the information on our website to make sure that Service Learning at the Southwest Branch is right for you. Submit an online application. The Teen Services Librarian will then schedule a time to talk with you about service learning at the Southwest Branch and orient you to service learning. Service Learning will be held weekly starting September 10. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:15 PM – 5:30 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, October 15, 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

Student Success Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. 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, October 15, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Learning Buddies

Student Success Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. 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: 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, October 15, 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 October 1 - December 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. 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. Winter Quarter classes begin in January. 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, October 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 15, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Small Business & Nonprofit Budgeting Basics

Business 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 , 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. Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Clases de tejidos

Spanish Where: South Park Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: Español. Summary: Clase de tejidos a palitos dirigida a adolescentes y adultos que deseen aprender a tejer. Description: Las clases duran hora y media por un período de cuatro semanas. Debido a que las clases te enseñarán del primer al último paso de tejidos, preferimos que puedas asistir a las 4 sesiones. ¡Saldrás de la última clase con un proyecto de punto terminado y las habilidades para continuar tejiendo! Proveeremos los materiales. Estás libre de traer tus propios materiales. Class Notes: Los programas y eventos de la biblioteca son gratuitos y todos están invitados. Para más información llame al 206-615-1688. Translation: This adult learn-to knit class is for beginners and novice knitters. The classes last an hour and a half during a period of four weeks. Because the classes will teach you the very first step in knitting to the last, we would prefer if you are able to attend all 4 sessions. You will leave the last class with a finished knitted project and the skills to continue on! We will provide needles (feel free to bring your own if you have them) and yarn. For more information call 206-615-1688. The class is in Spanish… 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, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 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, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing Circle with Hugo House

Seattle Writes Where: Fremont Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop by this writing circle, hosted by author Alma García, for writing exercises and motivation. Description: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing. Alma García will be facilitating the Fremont Branch writing circles. Alma García's sh… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Bring a laptop or pen and paper -- and be ready to write! The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources here. 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: Cinderella

Music Where: Northeast Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Theodore Deacon for a preview lecture of Rossini’s Cinderella. Description: Inspired by Charles Dickens and the cheeky “panto” shows enjoyed in English music halls, director Lindy Hume sets this beloved fairy tale in and around a Victorian emporium. With stunning period costumes, elaborate multi-level sets, and delightfully unexpected twists, Hume shines a light on the gleaming potential for goodness in a dark world. Rossini's virtuosic bel canto score features show-stopping vocal fireworks from start to finish. Audience favorite Ginger Costa-Jackson (Carmen in our 2019 Carmen)… 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia 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: 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, October 15, 2019, 6:15 PM – 6:45 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, October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Queen Anne Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Enchanted Islands" by Allison Amend. Book Description: The dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galápagos Islands at the brink of World War II. View in Catalog: "Enchanted Islands" by Allison Amend. Next Month's Title: "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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, October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the High Point Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf. Book Description: A landmark of modern fiction, this work uses stream of consciousness to reveal everyday life in the Hebrides for the Ramsay family. View in Catalog: "To the Lighthouseo" by Virginia Woolf. Next Month's Title: “Disgrace” by JM Coetzee. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: High Point Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 15, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening 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 "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult. Book Description: Thirteen-year-old Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, an accomplished scientist who mysteriously disappeared. Desperate to find her, Jenna enlists the help of a disgraced psychic, and the jaded detective who had originally investigated Alice’s case. View in Catalog: "Leaving Time" by Jodi Picoult. Next Month's Title: "While the City Slept" by Eli Sanders. Notes: This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. , Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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. Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:45 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, October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Space Needle Redux: Knute Berger and B.J. Bullert Eye the Needle

Seattle History Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Get spacey! Join us for an evening of memories, insights and revelations about the Space Needle featuring author Knute Berger and filmmaker B.J. Bullert. Description: Knute Berger is the author of Space Needle: The Spirit of Seattle and B.J. Bullert is the producer of two short films, Space Needle:  A Hidden History and The Space Needle at 40.Together, Berger and Bullert offer singular and unique perspectives on the monument and share stories and experiences of a landmark that continues to be an icon for the city of Seattle. This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibit The Space Needle: A 21st Century View held in the 8th Floor Gallery @ Central, October 7-… 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, October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 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. This class meets September 30 - December 5. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. 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, October 16, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Library! 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: 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, October 16, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Central Library! 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: *Central Library Children's Desk. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 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, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's Story Time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, dancing, singing and parachute-play with our children's librarian, Ms. Lynn. 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. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 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. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Preschool Story Time

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, October 16, 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 after for crafts and open play! For ages 0-3. 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 (49)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, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Montlake Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Montlake 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: Montlake 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, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Job Search One-on-One

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Books Spiral 7 - Central Library's Job Resource Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Need a job? We can help! Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Description: Get free one-on-one help with your job search plan from a WorkSource specialist. Help topics may include: resume, cover letter, online job search, applying for jobs, and interviewing techniques. This takes place at the Central Library's Job Resource Center, located on level 7. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Fremont Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Fremont 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: 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler Story Time at the Greenwood Branch Library! 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: 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, October 16, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Green Lake Branch. 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, October 16, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Baby 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 your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. 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. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby Story Time! 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: *Central Library Children's Desk. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is baby 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, October 16, 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 September 30 - December 4, 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. 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, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Baby story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your infants age 0-12 months to enjoy stories, 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: Mynique Adams. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Afternoon Book Group at the Lake City Branch

Book Groups Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Lake City Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz. Book Description: Readers can imagine the frustration of book editor Susan Ryeland: the final chapters are missing from author Alan Conway's latest mystery manuscript starring his Poirot-esque detective! Conway’s sudden, suspi-cious death means that Susan must piece together the ending by interviewing his friends and family; then she realizes that the novel’s characters are stand-ins for real people and that the book may be related to the author’s death. View in Catalog: "Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz. Next Month's Title: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm. , Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

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 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: 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, October 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 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, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 6:00 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 October 2 - December 14, 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. To start your citizenship application, go to Citizenship Works: https://www.citizenshipworks.org/portal/acrs. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Teen Time

Teens Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Play games, hang out, and make new friends at the NewHolly Branch. Description: Drop in for fun activities, including board and video games. Bring a friend and we'll bring the games! Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, October 16, 2019, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Middle School Early Release Wednesdays

Teens Where: Northeast Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: A program for teens and tweens, grades 6 and up. Description: Help us come up with a program name, plan programs, and create a welcoming space in the teen area. Snacks and games provided. 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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, October 16, 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, October 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Free Tax Help

Tax Help Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 5 - Charles Simonyi Mixing Chamber. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Tax Help Summary: 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, October 16, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Book Groups Where: Broadview Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Broadview Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt. Book Description: Cast adrift by her gay Uncle Finn's death, 14-year-old June finds healing friendship with Finn's secret lover and in one of her uncle's paintings. View in Catalog: "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Riftka Brunt. Next Month's Title: "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the Month at 3:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Broadview Branch. Contact: Maryte Racys. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

South Park Branch Mural

South Park Branch Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Seattle Public Library and The South Park Branch are recruiting youth artists for a mural with local artist Angelina Villalobos. Registration recommended. Description: This is an excellent opportunity for volunteer hours, community involvement, and a chance to add your ideas to public art. Light refreshments + Service learning & volunteer hour opportunities! Recruiting Artists Age 12-17. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Call the branch at 206-615-1688 to register or drop in. 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, October 16, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 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 September 30 - December 4, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. 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. Winter Quarter classes begin in January. 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, October 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 16, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Spanish Circle

Basic Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Hola! Want to become fluent in Spanish or maintain your skills? Come to a free 10-week language conversation program to practice Spanish. Description: This program is for intermediate to advanced level learners. Participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. This class occasionally will meet in both Room 1 and 2 on Level 4. Please check both. 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, October 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: South Park Community Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the South Park Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. Book Description: At age 60 Tony Webster reflects on his unexceptional life and the friends he had in his twenties when he is bequeathed the diary of a friend who committed suicide. View in Catalog: "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. Next Month's Title: "Claire of the Sea Light" by Edwidge Danticat. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: South Park Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Beacon Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Catch -22" by Joseph Heller. Book Description: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, this is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him. View in Catalog: "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller. Next Month's Title: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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, October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Evening Hill Book Group

Book Groups Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Capitol Hill Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan" by Ruth Gilligan. Book Description: "At the start of the twentieth century, a young girl and her family emigrate from Lithuania in search of a better life in America, only to land on the Emerald Isle instead. In 1958, a mute Jewish boy locked away in a mental institution outside of Dublin forms an unlikely friendship with a man consumed by the story of the love he lost nearly two decades earlier. And in present-day London, an Irish journalist is forced to confront her conflicting notions of identity and family when her Jewish boyfriend asks h… View in Catalog: "Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan" by Ruth Gilligan. Next Month's Title: "Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. Notes: This group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.. , Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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, October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Jeanette Winterson discusses Frankissstein

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Bestselling author Jeanette Winterson will discuss her new novel, an audacious love story that weaves together disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism, artificial intelligence, and queer love. Description: Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI and carrying out some experiments of his own in a vast underground network of tunnels. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with his mom again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely me… 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. Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Booktoberfest Libraryoke

Library Lounge Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Librarians + Karaoke = Libraryoke! Belt it out for the love of books! Do you love to sing karaoke AND love books? This is the event for you. Join the Library and Baby Ketten for a night of music fun: no cover! Description: Belt it out for the love of books! Do you love to sing karaoke AND love books? Then this is the event for you. The library is hosting a special Booktoberfest edition of Libraryoke at the Royal Room in Columbia City where you are highly encouraged to sing songs inspired by or about books and libraries. Feel free to bring books to swap and share, as there will also be a book exchange. We will have suggested songs ready for you to choose from, and you can check out the Baby Ketten song catalog online or… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks and food are not. 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, October 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 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. This class meets September 30 - December 5. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. 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, October 17, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Firefighter Story Time

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. 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: *Central Library Children's Desk. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 17, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It’s toddler story time at the Northgate Branch! Join us to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with our children's librarian. For children ages 1-3. 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: 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, October 17, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

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, October 17, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:35 AM.

Intermediate English Class - For Immigrants/Refugees Only

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 September 24 - December 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m - 12:45 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, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Children's story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! 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: Mynique Adams. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

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, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Family Story Time at 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, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Grupo Bilingüe De Juegos / Bilingual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Español. Summary: The Kaleidoscope play & learn group provides a fun and age-appropriate learning environment for children ages birth to 5. Description: Niños escuchan cuentos, cantan y participan en actividades de artes con sus padres o cuidador durante la hora de grupo. Tambien hay tiempo para que los niños exploran varios juguetes y actividades. El hora de Juego Libre y Tiempo de Círculo de 10:30 a 11:30 a.m. Les animamos a los padres y cuidadores traer una comida para comer con su niño/a y compartir en grupo. A traves de este grupo, los niños reciben preparacion para el ambiente de aprendizaje que se encuentra en el prescolar y ki… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: 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. Free play and circle time from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and eat together from 11:30 - noon. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments as well as building relationship with others. Caregivers also build up… 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, October 17, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne 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: 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Madrona/Sally Goldmark Branch. Room Location: Mimi Howard Reading Area. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with Ms. Chloe. 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 building (33). More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Madrona/Sally Goldmark 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, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the NewHolly 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: 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, October 17, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Story Time

StoryTime Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia 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: 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM.

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 library! Bring your 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, October 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Preschool Story Time

StoryTime Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's preschool story time at the Northgate Branch! Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. For children 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: 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, October 17, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

Toddler Story Time

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, October 17, 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. 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, October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Children's 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 your children to enjoy stories, songs and fun with Ms. Kristin. 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. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 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 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, October 17, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Magnolia Branch Library! Bring your babies and waddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Columbia 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: 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, October 17, 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. Summary: Are you looking for shelter, food, 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 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, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Book Groups Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month's title is "When We Were Orphans" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Book Description: From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Remains of the Day comes this stunning work of soaring imagination. Born in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, Banks was orphaned at the age of nine after the separate disappearances of his parents. Now, more than twenty years later, he is a celebrated figure in London society; yet the investigative expertise that has garnered him fame has done little to illuminate the circumstances of his parents' alleged ki… View in Catalog: "When We Were Orphans" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next Month's Title: "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan. Notes: This group meets the This group meets the third Thursday of the month at 2:00 P.M. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Intro to Google Drive

Technology Skills Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to back up, organize, and provide remote access for your files efficiently with Google Drive. Notes: Patrons must have a valid, working Gmail account to fully participate in class. 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, October 17, 2019, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

LibraryLab: Little Bots

Make & Build Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Program an Ozobot Bit by drawing lines and color segments. Make your own maze or game and put the Ozobot to work! For kids ages 7 and up. Description: LibraryLab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things using digital technology. 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Intro to Google Maps

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - 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. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Patrons must have a valid, working Gmail account to fully participate in class. 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, October 17, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM.

LibraryLab Drop-in: Play with Paper Circuits

Make & Build Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Take your crafts to the next level by adding electrical circuits. Make a light up toy helicopter, fan, or come up with your own design. Description: LibraryLab introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology. 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

LibraryLab Drop-In: Puzzle Room

Make & Build Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Do you like solving puzzles? This week at LibraryLab drop-in for a puzzle room challenge. Can you break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less? 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: 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, October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 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 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. 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, October 17, 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 October 1 - December 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm. 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. Winter Quarter classes begin in January. 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, October 17, 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, October 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Pajama Story Time

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch! Bring your children from birth to age 10 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and STEAM activities, and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy P! 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. Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Effective Résumé & Interviewing Skills for the New Economy

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Job Skills. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn the ten keys to an effective resume and what employers are really looking for. Practice your interviewing skills through in-depth analysis. 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. Thursday, October 17, 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, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Third Thursday at the Greenwood Library: free screening of 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Movies Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us on the third Thursday of the month for drop-in evening programs with various themes, plus REFRESHMENTS! Description: Come for a screening of the contemporary classic horror-comedy, "What We Do in the Shadows," from the creators of "Flight of the Conchords.". Rating: R - Restricted. Run time: 1 hour, 26 minutes. Notes: Free / EVERYONE WELCOME / No registration Necessary! 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, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Arts Gumbo Book Chat

Book Groups Where: Columbia Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for the 2019 Arts Gumbo Book Chat at the Columbia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This year’s cultural focus is: "Arts Gumbo: Samoa". The discussion book is “Where We Once Belonged” by Sia Figiel. Book Description: A novel set on Samoa featuring Alofa, a girl who is coming of age in a society afraid of losing its soul. Through her eyes is seen the clash of traditional and Western cultures, the latter roundly criticized by her aunt. View in Catalog: "Where We Once Belonged" by Sia Figiel. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. This program is presented in partnership with SeedArts. Contact Info: Columbia Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM.

Older Adults 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 "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Book Description: Hired as a housekeeper to work on the early 1900s Montana homestead of widower Oliver Milliron, the irreverent Rose and her brother, Morris, endeavor to educate the widower's sons while witnessing local efforts on a massive irrigation project. View in Catalog: "The Whistling Season" by Ivan Doig. Next Month's Title: "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald. Notes: This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10:00. , 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, October 18, 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, October 18, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: ¡Es una hora de cuentos para los niños y sus familias! (It's Spanish story time at the Lake City Branch!). Description: Niños y sus familias están invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en español con Marco Cortes. 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, October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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 "Deep South" by Paul Theroux. Book Description: Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux takes a road trip on the back roads of the deep South, and turns his keen eye on the rural poverty and racial injustice found there. View in Catalog: "Deep South" by Paul Theroux. Next Month's Title: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. 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, October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Greenwood! (It is Spanish story time at the Greenwood Branch!). Description: Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca de Greenwood 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: 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, October 18, 2019, 11:30 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, October 18, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Spooky Films: Free Screening of 'House on Haunted Hill'

Movies Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us at University Branch for a free screening of the movie "House on Haunted Hill.". Description: A true classic of suspense, this spooky, campy movie tells the story of five strangers who are offered $10,000 each by an eccentric millionaire to spend the night in a haunted house. As the night develops, it becomes clear that these strangers' selection was no accident--and a few have some diabolical schemes of their own! This program is a part of Booktoberfest, the Library's annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer that takes place in bars and pubs across Seattle. Join us for Karoake, a trilo… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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. Friday, October 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Prepárese para celebrar el Dia de Los Muertos

Spanish Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Venga con nosotros a explorar la historia del Día de Muertos y la variedad de maneras en que se celebra alrededor del mundo. Description: Venga con nosotros a explorar la historia del Día de Muertos y la variedad de maneras en que se celebra alrededor del mundo. Después podrá crear su propia calavera de azúcar, títeres en forma de esqueletos, flores de papel y más. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Translation: Join us as we explore the history of Día de Muertos and explore the variety of ways it’s celebrated around the world. Then create your own sugar skulls, skeleton puppets, paper flowers and more! 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, October 18, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Taste of Iceland: Eliza Reid discusses 'The Write Stuff'

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Celebrate Iceland's rich storytelling tradition with a talk by Iceland's First Lady Eliza Reid. Description: In addition to being first lady, Reid is also a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for creative minds, and Reid will focus her talk on what makes Iceland so unique and inspirational - both as a home and as a travel destination - for lovers of the written word. After her introduction to Iceland’s literary traditions, Reid will appear in conversation with Juan Carlos Reyes. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Eliza Reid co-fou… 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. Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 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. Description: Class meets October 2 - December 14, 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. To start your citizenship application, go to Citizenship Works: … Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. 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, October 19, 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, October 19, 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, October 19, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Children's Area. 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 espanol. 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, October 19, 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… 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, October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Baby 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 your babies to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian. This program is geared towards children 0-12 months old and their caregivers. 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. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Prairie School & The Pacific Nothwest

Seattle History Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Discover the foundations of Prairie School architecture and learn about its introduction to the Pacific Northwest in the early 20th century. Description: Minneapolis-based architectural historian Richard Kronick will describe the Prairie School style and discuss the contributions of Purcell and Elmslie (P&E) — the second largest Prairie School firm after Frank Lloyd Wright’s — connecting P&E to our local architectural story. This program is presented in partnership with Historic Seattle. 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. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Oregon Ducks vs Washington Huskies game screening

Fun & Games Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: Русский. 中文. አማርኛ. English. Español. Soomaali. Tiểng Việt. Summary: Watch the University of Washington Huskies and the University of Oregon Ducks on the big screen. Description: Bring your family and enjoy the game! Auditorium doors will open for seating on a first come, first served basis beginning at 12:10p.m. The auditorium can accommodate about 275 people. Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. 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, October 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Developing Interesting Characters

Seattle Writes Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Add depth and complexity to your characters in this two-hour workshop with novelist Elise Hooper. Description: Let’s take those characters who have been rattling around in your head and get to know them better. Through discussion and a series of writing exercises, we’ll add depth and complexity to the characters who populate your fiction and put them in action to provide ideas for future scenes. Elise Hooper is the author of the novels “The Other Alcott” (A Washington State Book Award finalist) and “Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America.” She has taught history and… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class however seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to… Contact Info: 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. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Making More of a Business of Your Art

Business Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 4 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Class type: Job Skills. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn strategies to help make a business of your art. Description: Have you ever been told your art is so good you should be selling it? Have you ever wanted to make some money from your art so you can make more? Explore 20 practical steps for doing both, part- or full-time. Learn about how to go beyond simply making and selling originals - making merchandise, entering auctions and contests, promotion, embracing the internet and renting your art to 3rd parties. We will look at how to photograph your originals to turn them into digital form to take advantage of all the amaz… 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, October 19, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Wakhtiyo Sheeko Oo Soomali Ah (Somali Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Lake City 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 Lake City 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: 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. Saturday, October 19, 2019, 4:00 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, October 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Better Fiction Through Facts

Seattle Writes Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Kristen Millares Young to learn methods for seamlessly incorporating research into your work of fiction. Description: “The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.” Ursula K. Le Guin We research to build the authority to astonish. The pivot from fact to epiphany compels us to keep reading, and that which has been felt is hard to forget. In this generative class, you will learn to infuse narrative with lyric accuracy through careful study of a pagan ceremony detailed in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “Lavinia.” Remember to worship the story. Research guides but does not control. Let small details bear the… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class however seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the event will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the class. We’ll try our best to make room for all interested writers, but students may be turned away if the room is filled to capacity. Due to fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to… 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. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Loreen Lee discusses 'The Lava Never Sleeps'

Authors & Books Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Lake City author discusses her new book. Description: Please join local author, Loreen Lee, as she discusses and reads from her book: "The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir." Copies of her book are for sale from Third Place Books. 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. Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 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: "Estrella distante" de Roberto Bolaños. Book Description: El narrador vio por primera vez a aquel hombre en 1971 o 1972, cuando Allende era aún Presidente de Chile. Escribía poemas distantes y cautelosos, seducía a las mujeres y despertaba en los hombres una indefinible desconfianza. Volvió a verlo después del golpe, pero en ese momento ignoraba que aquel aviador, que escribía versículos de la Biblia con el humo de un avión de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y el poeta, eran uno, y el mismo. Y así nos es contada la historia de un impostor, de un hombre de muchos nombres… Next Month's Title: Gringo viejo de Carlos Fuentes. 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, October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: 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, October 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

How to Grow Remarkable Kids: A Parenting Workshop

Learning Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join caregivers like you for a free, 3 hour experiential workshop based on Jane Nelsen's "Positive Discipline" books. Description: Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help children feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement. This class is a fun way to connect with other parents/caregivers and go in-depth with the material. Instructor Julietta Skoog is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and cofounder of Sproutable. She has an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a MA in School Counseling from Seattle Univ… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Presented thanks to a partnership between The Seattle Public Library, FamilyWorks, and Sproutable. NOTE: Childcare is not provided. Please call 206.694.6727 or visit familyworksseattle.org to register. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 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. This class meets September 30 - December 5. The deadline to register for Fall Quarter is September 16. Call Rainier Beach Branch at 206-386-1906 to register. 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, October 21, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

¡Hora De Cuentos! (Spanish Story Time)

StoryTime Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Anne Marie Gault Story Hour Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: Español. Summary: Es una hora de cuentos para los niños en la biblioteca de Central Library (It is Spanish story time at the Central Library!). Description: Niños y sus familias estan invitados a celebrar cuentos, canciones, y jugeos divertidos en  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: *Central Library Children's Desk. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Children's 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, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

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! Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our Ms. Chloe. Stay after for crafts and open play. For ages 0-5. 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 (49) 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, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: Lake City Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Lake City Branch. Bring your children from birth to age 8 to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, crafts and fun with our children's librarian, Nancy P. 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, October 21, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Ballard branch! Bring your babies ages 0-24 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: 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, October 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 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 "The October Game," by Ray Bradbury and "A Week in the Unlife," by David Schow. 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 horrifying stories are "The October Game," by Ray Bradbury.  After years of simmering hatred, he would be sure to make this a Hallowe’en that none of them would ever forget! Bradbur… 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, October 21, 2019, 12:05 PM – 12:50 PM.

Baby Story Time

StoryTime Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Ballard branch! Bring your babies ages 0-24 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: 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, October 21, 2019, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM.

Beginner English Class

Basic Skills Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Class type: ESL. Audience: Adults. ESOL. Language: English. Summary: Class meets September 30 - December 4, 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. 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, October 21, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 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, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Afternoon Book Group

Book Groups Where: Southwest Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Southwest Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "The Book of Salt" by Monique Truong. Book Description: In Paris, in 1934, Binh has accompanied his employers, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, to the train station for their departure to America. His own destination is unclear: will he go with "the Steins," stay in France, or return to Vietnam? Binh fled his homeland in disgrace. For five years, he has been the live-in cook at the famous apartment at 27 Rue de Fleurus. Before Binh's decision is revealed, his narrative catapults us back to his youth in French-colonized Vietnam, his years as a galley hand at s… View in Catalog: "The Book of Salt" by Monique Truong. Next Month's Title: "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. Notes: This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: Southwest Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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 October 2 - December 14, 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. To start your citizenship application, go to Citizenship Works: https://www.citizenshipworks.org/portal/acrs. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Library Play Time

Fun & Games Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Bring your children to the library to play, read, and meet other families. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. 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, October 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 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, October 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Greenwood Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: South Park Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

LibraryLab: Gizmos and Gadgets

Make & Build Where: Delridge Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Drop in 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 introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop-in for monthly self-directed challenges, mess around with cool inventor kits and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 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, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Student Assistant Job Workshop

Teens Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Teens 16 and older are invited to join us for a session to gain job skills and start work on your Student Assistant Program application. Description: This workshop will include a general overview of the Student Assistant Program, interviewing tips and time to start work on the online application. The program is for those in a school program 16 years and older. 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Lake City Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. Contact Info: Lake City Branch. Contact: Nancy G. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Northgate Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 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 September 30 - December 4, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm. 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. Winter Quarter classes begin in January. 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, October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: NewHolly Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Homework Help

HomeworkHelp Where: Broadview Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Language: English. Summary: Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Description: These super volunteers provide support and encouragement to students and are especially good at helping new English speakers. , Please note that, while Homework Help is available to students from kindergarten through 12th grade, volunteers are not responsible for children, who should not be left unsupervised. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. More Options: Homework Help for Children, Homework Help for Teens. 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, October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Emerging Technology 101: Smart Cities

Learning Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 1 - Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Cities are using data in new ways, leveraging the interconnectivity between devices, vehicles, buildings, and people. Description: Can Smart Cities make city life more livable and environmentally sustainable, without sacrificing privacy and affordability? Join us for a discussion on what is new in Smart City technology with Maitreyee Joshi and René Peters. Maitreyee Joshi is a Program Manager at Microsoft and a co-founder of a stealth HealthTech startup. René is a product marketing manager at Microsoft, working between marketing, engineering, and design to bring new augmented reality applications to market. Maitreyee and Ren… 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 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Seattle Writes: Writing Circle with Hugo House

Seattle Writes Where: Columbia Branch. Room Location: The Weiland Family Meeting Room. Class type: Other. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Drop by this writing circle, hosted by author Brett Hamil, for writing exercises and motivation. Description: Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres of writing. Brett Hamil will be facilitating the Columbia Branch writing circles. Brett Hamil is… Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Bring a laptop or pen and paper -- and be ready to write! The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Find out more about Seattle Writes programs and resources here. 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, October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Booktoberfest Trivia Trilogy, Volume Two

Library Lounge Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Lagunitas Seattle Taproom and Beer Sanctuary 1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for trivia at Lagunitas in Ballard, 6:30 p.m. October 21. Doors open at 5:30. Bookish prizes! No entry fee! w/ Peasant Food Manifesto. All proceeds benefit The Friends of SPL! Description: Back once again, the Library’s popular Trivia Trilogy – now 75% more trivial! Join us at Lagunitas Seattle Taproom and Beer Sanctuary in Ballard on Oct 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a very special night of trivia. Doors open at 5:30, and the Peasant Food Manifesto Food Truck will be on hand with fantastic eats. Also, thanks to Lagunitas' generosity, all beer proceeds from the evening will benefit The Friends of the Seattle Public Library. Round up your brainiest (and most bookish) friends for a fun night ou… Notes: This event is 21 and over. Registration is not required. This event is free, although drinks and food are not. Trivia starts promptly at 6:30, and these events regularly fill up, so don’t be late! Contact Info: *Central Library. Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Exploring Pretrial Discovery

Civics & Social Services Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 2 - Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Advanced class for Self-Represented Litigants. Registration is required. Description: This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for conducting pretrial discovery. In this workshop you will learn about: the process of requesting information and documents from the other party and responding to requests, asking and answering interrogatories (written questions to the other party), the basics of depositions, and the court rules governing the discovery p… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required for this class. 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, October 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Baby 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 library! Bring your babies ages 0-24 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: 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, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Story Time

StoryTime Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It's Family Story Time at the High Point Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Kristin. 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, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: Montlake Branch. Room Location: Don G. and Jane Markham Abel Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the Montlake Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Born a Crime: stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah. Book Description: "The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed,"--Amazon.com. View in Catalog: "Born a Crime: stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah. Next Month's Title: "Eruption: the untold story of Mount St. Helen's" by Steve Olson. Notes: This group meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. NOTE: this is a new meeting day for this group. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Montlake Library. Contact Info: Montlake 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, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Evening Book Group

Book Groups Where: University Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a book group at the University Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Book Description: This novel follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. View in Catalog: "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Next Month's Title: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander. Notes: This group meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at this library location. Contact Info: 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, October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

中文故事会 (Mandarin Chinese Story Time)

StoryTime Where: University 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!). 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:15 PM.

Pajama Story Time

StoryTime Where: Queen Anne Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is story time at the Queen Anne Branch! All ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and crafts. You can wear your pajamas and bring your stuffed animals! 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: 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. Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM.