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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: Mary Alice Cooley 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 Northwest

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.

Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks game

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. ESOL. LEAP. Language: English. 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: 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.

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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

Drop-in for Veteran Services

Ballard Branch Where: Ballard Branch. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a drop-in event with Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance if you have been in the military and are experiencing homelessness. Description: Drop-in and speak with a Veteran specialist from Supportive Services for Veteran Families to see if you qualify for assistance. Have you ever been in the military? Are you experiencing homelessness? Do you have very low income? We can help you find housing. Services provided: • Rapid access to housing • Counseling • Financial planning • Access to transportation • Access to income resources • Help with expenses • Help with legal issues • Access to medical care. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Contact: General inquiries, please call 206-545-2344. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Tuesday, October 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Family Story Time

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

Toddler Story Time

StoryTime Where: Douglass-Truth Branch. Room Location: The Gayton Family Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: It is Toddler story time at the Douglass-Truth Branch! Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian, Ms. Mynique! Then stay and play with age appropriate toys! Story Time Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Story times are some of our most popular events! Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. More Children's Programs: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/kids-and-families/kids-and-families-calendar. Contact Info: Quick Information. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:30 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 22, 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 22, 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. Tuesday, October 22, 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. Tuesday, October 22, 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 22, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Family Night: Spooky Crafts

Greenwood Branch Where: Greenwood Branch. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Join us for an evening of spooky craft fun! We'll make mummies, ghosts, and more! Description: Recommended for ages 5+. Dress for a mess! 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. 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 22, 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. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:30 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 22, 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 22, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:00 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 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

'Space Needle: A Hidden History'

Movies Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a screening and panel discussion of "Space Needle: A Hidden History" a short film that traces the origin of the Space Needle's unique shape. Description: Did you know that the Space Needle’s shape was inspired by a wooden sculpture called “The Feminine One?” This short film explores the relationship between art, architecture, and the creative imagination. With interviews, dance and archival footage, filmmaker B.J. Bullert seeks to “change the way the public looks at the Space Needle.”  Bullert’s goal, in producing the film, is to enhance public understanding of the arts, heritage and a plurality of Seattle identities during a period of rapid growth and chang… 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 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Booktoberfest 'Ales from the Crypt'

Library Lounge Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Palace Theater & Art Bar 5813 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 420-3037. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a drink with friends and relax (?) to spine tingling tales of ghastly horror at the Palace Theater & Art Bar in Georgetown. Description: Just in time for Hallowe’en, we invite you to gather at The Palace Theater & Art Bar in Georgetown to hear spine-tingling tales of terror from beyond the grave. This reading will last a little over an hour, and will be repeated on October 27 at Tippe & Drague Alehouse on Beacon Hill, and Oct 30 at Floating Bridge Brewing in the University District. This program is a part of Booktoberfest, our annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer taking place in bars and pubs across the Seattle. Join us for… 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. Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

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

StoryTime Where: Beacon Hill Branch. Room Location: Friends of The Seattle Public Library Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: 中文. English. Summary: 幼兒樂園裡 孩子們可透過玩遊戲 英文兒歌敎唱 讀故事書 做簡易手工及玩各類玩具等不同的活動方式 達到啟蒙的目的並協助幼兒們提前適應將來入學的環境 且更可幚助幼兒學習到如何與別人分享及相處的經驗。而幼兒的照顧者更可藉此機會與社區內其他幼兒照顧者交換資訊及經驗並拓展人際關係. Description: Children listen to stories, sing songs and do simple arts and crafts with their caregivers during the group time. There is also play time for children to explore various toys and play activities. Through this group children are being prepared for preschool and kindergarten learning environments, as well as building relationship with other children. Caregivers also build and strengthen connection and communication with their children, and connect with other caregivers in th… 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 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 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. Wednesday, October 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

CANCELED - 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 11:15 AM – 12:15 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 23, 2019, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM.

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 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Seattle Philharmonic Preview

Music Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Music Director Adam Stern provides a delightful preview of the Philharmonic's upcoming concert celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Description: Join the always entertaining Adam Stern for a delightful preview (with piano accompaniment!) of the Philharmonic's upcoming concert featuring Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, and Lincoln Portrait. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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 23, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM.

Children's 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 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: 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. Wednesday, October 23, 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 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Computer Basics

Basic Skills Where: non-library location. Address: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle, WA 98116. Class type: Computer Basics. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: A comfortable class taught by Library staff for the true beginner. Learn how to use a mouse, navigate the screen, and perform common basic functions. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call the Senior Center of West Seattle to register: 206-932-4044. 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 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

REACH Caseworker Drop-in Hours

Civics & Social Services Where: International District/Chinatown Branch. Room Location: Study Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Are you looking for shelter, food, or other resources? 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 REACH program of Evergreen Treatment Services. 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. Appointments are taken day of for a 30 minute session. The last appointment is booked for 2:30. 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. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Smartphones for Seniors

Basic Skills Where: Magnolia Branch. Room Location: Jim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Learn how to use a smartphone for communication, fun, travel and more. Registration is required. Description: Come to this class to learn how to select a new device, how to use common communication apps, and how to get free library books on your phone. We will allow time at the end for practice on your own device, if you bring one. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. . Registration is required. Please call the branch at 206-386-4225 to register. 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. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Drop-In Assistive Technology Open Lab

LEAP Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Room 167 - Literacy/ESL/World Languages Computer Room. Audience: LEAP. Language: English. Summary: Come to the LEAP Drop-In Lab session for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help in the use of the Library's assistive technology for patrons with disabilities. Description: LEAP staff members are available to answer questions and assist in the use of the Library's JAWS speech and ZoomText magnification software. Staff is also able to assist patrons in the use of the assistive technology to download eBooks, setup free email accounts, or request books and DVDs, or help with other adaptive equipment. Other help topics may include: - Using the Library's catalog - Computer basics - Internet basics - Microsoft Word Please note: LEAP-staff cannot assist with any kind of hardw… Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. LEAP staff is also available by appointment. Please contact us at leap@spl.org or leave a voicemail with your contact information at (206) 386-4690 to schedule a time. Contact Info: *Central Library. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Microsoft Word Basics

Basic Skills Where: non-library location. Address: Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 SW Oregon St, Seattle, WA 98116. Class type: Microsoft Office. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Polish your word processing skills and learn to navigate Word's options, use basic functions and features, and how to create letters and simple documents. Class Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call the Senior Center of West Seattle to register: 206-932-4044. 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 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

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

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM.

Teen Time

Teens Where: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Teens. Language: English. Summary: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age! Description: Nothing to do after school? Got a little time on your hands? Well, come to the Rainier Beach Branch and hang out with your friends and other teens your age. Play video games, board games, listen to music, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. This program is intended for middle and high school students between ages 12 and 18. Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Rainier Beach Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 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 23, 2019, 3:30 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. Wednesday, October 23, 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. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:45 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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

MOS Exams at SPL Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 4 - Room 3 - Boeing Technology Training Center. Audience: Teens. Adults. LEAP. Language: English. Summary: The Library offers the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams free. Registration is required and opens 30 days before the exam. Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications are industry recognized certifications demonstrating one's tech proficiency to an employer or prospective college. MOS certifications validate ones tech knowledge in a Microsoft Office application. MTA certifications are for tech professionals with tracks in software development, databases (data platform administration and business intelligence), and IT infrastructure (desktop and server infrastructure and private clou… More...: https://www.spl.org/online-resources/online-learning/microsoft-imagine-academy. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:30 PM – 5:45 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: The City as Character with Myra Lara

Library Lounge Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Populuxe Brewing 826 NW 49th St Seattle, WA 98107. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join Myra Lara, The Seattle Public Library, and Populuxe Brewing for an evening of cartooning instruction and drinks. Description: Join designer, activist and cartoonist Myra Lara for a short dive into how the built environment can enhance mood, embody characters, and carry message. From utopias, dystopias, to the magical mundane, the space around your story matters. Play with angles, framing, cadence and styles, learn to draw convincing buildings and streets, and feast your eyes on good inspiration, all while getting a bit of urban planning and architectural history in the mix. No cartooning experience necessary- beginners always welc… Notes: Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. This event is free, although drinks and food are not. Contact Info: *Central Library. Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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 23, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

'We Are Puget Sound' Book Launch

Authors & Books Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join us for a panel discussion celebrating the launch of "We Are Puget Sound.". Description: Puget Sound is a magnificent and intricate estuary, supporting an abundance of resident and migrating life, notably two iconic, interdependent endangered species: Southern Resident orcas and chinook salmon. Join Seattle Public Library for an evening celebrating a new multimedia book and campaign We Are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea to protect and restore Puget Sound. Join book contributors Mindy Roberts from Washington Environmental Council, writer David Workman and photographer Bri… 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 23, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:15 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 1:00 PM.

Preschool 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 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: *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 24, 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 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:35 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 24, 2019, 10:15 AM – 10:45 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 10:30 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Firefighter Story Time

StoryTime Where: Queen Anne Branch. Room Location: Stuart H. Prestrud 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: 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

LibraryLab: The Puzzle Room

Make & Build Where: West Seattle Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Do you like solving puzzles? Drop-in for a puzzle room challenge! See if you can break into one of our locked boxes in 30 minutes or less. 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 24, 2019, 3:00 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:45 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 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

LibraryLab Drop-In: Snap Circuits

Make & Build Where: High Point Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Language: English. Summary: Learn about electronic components and basic principles of electronics with Snap Circuits. 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 24, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:30 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 24, 2019, 4:30 PM – 6:30 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 4:30 PM – 7:30 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Youth Poet Laureate

Capitol Hill Branch Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Room Location: Meeting Room. Audience: Kids & Families. Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Come listen to the 2019-2020 Youth Poet Laureate We-Wei Lee and the cohort finalists share their works at the Capitol Hill Branch! Description: Join us for a showcase featuring the enormous talents of the 2019-20 Youth Poet Laureate Wei-Wei Lee, Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador Maia Pody, and Youth Poet Laureate Finalist Marina Chen. The Seattle Youth Poet Laureate (YPL) program aims to identify youth writers and leaders who are committed to poetry, performance, civic and community engagement, education, and equity across the Puget Sound region. Wei-Wei Lee (Youth Poet Laureate) is seventeen years old and attends Nathan Hale Hig… Notes: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:45 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 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Booktoberfest: Poems to Scare the Hell Out of You!

Library Lounge Where: non-library location. Non-Library Location: Other. Address: Capitol Cider 818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Welcome to our library of horrors as we share contemporary and classic poems to unsettle, disturb and terrify. Part of LitCrawl 2019 & Booktoberfest! Description: Shambling spirits and serial killers, and things that stare at you from pickling jars: this is not your usual poetry reading. Librarians Misha Stone and David Wright welcome you to their little library of horrors with a captivating reading of contemporary and classic verse to unsettle, disturb and terrify. Come shiver in the darkness with this nightmarish start to your Hallowe’en week. This program is a part of Booktoberfest, our annual celebration of books, beer and good cheer taking place in bars and… 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

SURGE & JUST US: On the Frontlines of Abortion Rights

Social Justice Where: non-library location. Address: SOUTHSIDE COMMONS 3518 S Edmunds St Seattle, WA 98118. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Community dialog on abortion right and reproductive justice. Description: Wondering how access to safe and legal abortion is changing in the U.S.? Listen to stories about reproductive justice and abortion rights in a special Just Speak open mic featuring voices from communities of color exploring why safe legal access to abortion rights is a critical public health issue. Join a community conversation about reproductive justice that centers the voices of Black and Indigenous people of color, trans and non-binary people, and young people of color. Bring your questions for how propo… 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Ballard Poetry 'Potluck'

Poetry Where: Ballard Branch. Room Location: Miriam Twitchell Alberg and Thomas A. Alberg Meeting Room. Audience: Adults. Language: English. Summary: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event.). Description: Join our informal gathering to listen to and read poetry aloud. Bring a few favorite poems, whether classics or new discoveries, and share them around the table. This is a feast of poetry. (Not a food event). Notes: Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info: Ballard Branch. Room Capacity: Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril

*Central Library Where: Central Library. Room Location: Level 1 - Microsoft Auditorium. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Attend a special presentation of “Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril,” a Seattle Times special report about the Puget Sound’s endangered orcas. Registration recommended. Description: Come hear Seattle Times Environment Reporter Lynda Mapes lead an hour-long presentation featuring contributions from photographer Steve Ringman, video journalist Ramon Dompor, and graphic artist Emily Eng. "Hostile Waters: Orcas in Peril" is a series which started in November 2018 with five parts published to date. Why is this important?  "We continue to explore and expose the plight of the southern resident killer whales, among the most-enduring symbols of our region. We’ll examine the role we ha… 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. RSVP for the event via Eventbrite. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to LEAP or call (206) 615-1380 (v/tty). This event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Times. 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 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Booktoberfest Late Night Tales at the Library

Capitol Hill Branch Where: Capitol Hill Branch. Audience: Teens. Adults. Language: English. Summary: Enjoy a spooky story time for adults and older kids, after hours at the Capitol Hill Branch, in conjunction with LitCrawl. Description: Ever wonder what happens when the library closes, and everyone goes home for the night? Doomed phantoms have been known to wander the aisles, destined to roam the stacks until someone returns their long overdue books. Come gather round and get in the Hallowe’en spirit at this spooky story time for adults and older kids. This event is part of LitCrawl Seattle. 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… 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. Thursday, October 24, 2019, 8:05 PM – 8:50 PM.