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Oct
1
Sat
2016
Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

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Oct
2
Sun
2016
Seattle Writes: Conflict – The Machine of Fiction @ Delridge Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Delridge Library Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2–4 pm:

Learn techniques to create and maintain conflict in your novel with author Karen Finneyfrock.

Stories are their conflicts. In this workshop for writers working on a novel, we will use readings, discussion, and writing exercises to explore the inherent conflicts that make up the world of our stories: conflict with nature, society, law, and conflict between people. Come prepared to write.

Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels and two collections of poetry. She has been a teacher and Writer in Residence at Hugo House, teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program, and is the curator for the 2016 Jack Straw Writers Program

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room 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 the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to leap@spl.org or (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
4
Tue
2016
Beginning Your Family History @ High Point Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point library:

Interested in finding out who your ancestors were and what they did? Get the tools you need in this family history research class.Registration is required.

An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area will be presented by a Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in-person or call the branch at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Free Chinese Corner classes begin @ Seattle Chinese Garden
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn Basic Mandarin Chinese Conversation
All ages are welcome!
Free but donations are welcome !

October 4 – November 22, 2016
8 Sessions on Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Location:
Seattle Chinese Garden
Chan Education Center
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle 98106

North Entrance at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)

Click here for more detailed information.

To register for Chinese Corner classes, click here.

Co-sponsor: Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Learn Craigslist basics @ High Point Library
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

October 4th, 2016, 6–7:30 pm at the High Point Library, Learn techniques to help you use Craigslist. Registration is required.

In this class, we’ll cover: setting up and managing a Craigslist account, searching Craigslist for ads, posting ads, and using photos in ads.

Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is requested in person or by calling the High Point Branch at 206-684-7454..

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

October 6, 13, 27, November 3 (7:00 – 9:00 pm). Read the Koran in Four Weeks, at the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle www.flcws.org, 935-6530. Have you wanted to know for yourself what the Koran says in a world where Islam is mentioned nearly every day in the news? Then make plans now to join this four-week guided reading led by Pastor Ron Marshall — who’s been teaching this class four times a year since 2003. The $50 registration fee includes an authorized translation of the Koran for your keeping. Worksheets and other background handouts from Islamic scholars will be provided for each class session the week before. Call now to register or make inquiries. 206-935-6530.

Oct
8
Sat
2016
Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Oct
12
Wed
2016
Self Defense Class for Runners @ West Seattle Runner
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) and P3Running are hosting a self defense class for runners. We are pleased to announce that Seattle Integrated Martial Arts (SIMA) will be presenting the class. It will last approximately 1-1.5 hours. We have decided to organize this event due to the recent attack on female runners in our neighborhood. Our hope is that this workshop will help you feel empowered and safe while out doing what you love. Additionally, we hope to create a network of runners that night who will connect to run together during the dark hours. Please invite friends who will benefit, and have everyone RSVP. Either RSVP on the Facebook event page OR email lori@westseattlerunner.com

October 12th, 7 pm
West Seattle Runner
2743 California Ave SW, ste 101

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/912269645543764/

Oct
15
Sat
2016
Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Oct
18
Tue
2016
Computer Basics class for seniors begins @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Basic Computer Class with Vince Ferriols

Tuesdays & Thursdays,
October 18, 20, 25, 27

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Cost:
For this Series of 4 classes
$5/members, $10/non-members

Learn the basics of Windows operating system; how to set up an email account and how to find information on the web.

Genealogy Databases: Ancestry Library Edition @ High Point Library
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point library:

Learn how to use the electronic databases and Internet resources found on The Seattle Public Library’s Web site to search for your ancestors. Registration is required.

Ancestry Library Edition is the focus of this workshop presented by a Genealogy Librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in-person or call the branch at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
22
Sat
2016
Tai Chi on the Beach at Alki
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Summer of Tai Chi on Alki

EVERY SATURDAY*
April 16th 2016 – October 22nd 2016
9:00 am–10:00 am

This is an ongoing FREE class, open to all levels of experience

The classes have been a delightful way to start the weekend for five years now. Still free and still open to anyone interested in the wonderful art of Tai Chi.

With Lao Shi Caylen Storm

* it all depends on the weather.

Nov
1
Tue
2016
Microsoft Word Basics class @ High Point Library
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you new to word processing or Microsoft (MS) Word? Come to this free class and upgrade your skills at the High Point Library.

Registration is required.

Learn how to do the following in MS Word:

– Open the word processing program
– Navigate the menus & options
– Use basic functions and features
– Create letters and simple documents

You will also learn how to use copy and paste commands, set fonts and use images in documents to improve the look and express ideas.

Class prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call the High Point Library at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Free class: Introduction to Digital Photography @ Southwest Library
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Southwest Library: Learn how to go beyond automatic to make your camera do what you want it to. For teens and adults.

Explore what those other modes and settings on your camera can do for your photographs. Also discuss some basic principles of designing a compelling photograph. For all levels of experience, shooting any digital camera.

Bring your camera, a fully-charged battery, a memory card and your camera user’s manual if you have it to class along with 3 photographs to share out of pride or to ask what went wrong or what more could I have done with the camera. Your sample 3 images should be on a flash drive, DVD or as small prints.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
12
Sat
2016
3D Printing Basics – Part 1: Intro to Rhino 5 @ Delridge Library
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Delridge Library Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1–5 pm:

Learn how to design 3D models suitable for 3D printing using Rhino 5, a 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) software. This is day 1 of a 2-part class and you must attend both parts. Registration is required.

3D printing is becoming an essential tool in design and digital fabrication. Rhino 5 is one of the most powerful platforms for just about anything from industrial modeling and architecture to custom design, and prototype development and more.

This beginner’s class is a two-part series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce you to the basic concepts behind the 3D modeling tools of the Rhino software. You will learn computer-aided design (CAD) concepts, including NURBS curves, point clouds and polygon meshes. We’ll help you navigate the pitfalls of 3D design. You will be armed with approaches to 3D modeling to help you make your own small creation and turn your idea into reality. You will finish designing your 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D for printing.

Registration is required. You are registering for a two-part class that occurs August 8 and 9.

Upon completion of both parts, the library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing your 3D model. 3D print jobs will be sent to Intentional3D for printing and will be mailed to participants.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call 206-733-9125.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch Library 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

Nov
13
Sun
2016
3D Printing Basics – Part 2: Rhino 5 Lab @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Delridge Library Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1–5 pm:

Learn how to design 3D models suitable for 3D printing using Rhino 5, a 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) software. This is day 2 of a 2-part class and you must attend both parts. Registration is required.

3D printing is becoming an essential tool in design and digital fabrication. Rhino 5 is one of the most powerful platforms for just about anything from industrial modeling and architecture to custom design, and prototype development and more.

This beginner’s class is a two-part series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce you to the basic concepts behind the 3D modeling tools of the Rhino software. You will learn computer-aided design (CAD) concepts, including NURBS curves, point clouds and polygon meshes. We’ll help you navigate the pitfalls of 3D design. You will be armed with approaches to 3D modeling to help you make your own small creation and turn your idea into reality. You will finish designing your 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D for printing.

Registration is required. You are registering for a two-part class that occurs August 8 and 9.

Upon completion of both parts, the library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing your 3D model. 3D print jobs will be sent to Intentional3D for printing and will be mailed to participants.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call 206-733-9125.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

Nov
19
Sat
2016
Class: ‘About Boating Safely’ @ West Seattle Veteran's Center
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

“About Boating Safely,” a day-long class to launch you on a lifetime of safe boating.

November 19th, 2016
at West Seattle Veteran’s Center
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Topics to be covered include: boating “rules of the road”; required and recommended safety equipment, docking and trailering, how to avoid accidents, what to do in an emergency, fueling safety and more.

This course, taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors, is a great beginniner/intermediate course appropriate for all types of boaters. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course. This class satisfies the requirements for the Washington State Boaters Education Card. Course fee of $35. Second person sharing a course book: $20. Please pre-register.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a45afac2ba13-flotilla

Seattle Writes: How to Create a Productive Writing Group @ Southwest Library
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the Southwest Library, Learn best practices for forming and maintaining a productive writing group, and then network with writers to get one started.

Writers’ groups have a dual reputation: some writers love and depend on them. Some claim they’re the ninth ring in Dante’s “Inferno.” For those who’ve never been part of a group, it can feel daunting to even try to find one to join.

In reality, writer’s groups can serve as great communities for writers, offering support, learning opportunities and feedback to those who work so solitarily, and who wonder if what they’re working on is any good, or even matters.

Come learn about the different approaches and basics of writing groups, and meet other writers in the community who are interested in creating productive and successful writers’ groups.

Jennie Shortridge is the bestselling author of five novels, including “Love Water Memory” and “When She Flew,” and is an avid writing teacher. She has been a member of several writers’ groups over the past 20 years, and has much to share about what makes a group work, and what doesn’t. Learn more about her on her website.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required for this writing class, but seating is limited. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis. Doors to the meeting room 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 the fire code, we cannot exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Please bring a pen/pencil and paper or fully-charged laptop to each class.

Accommodation requests may be made with seven days advanced notice to leap@spl.org or (206) 615-1380 (v/tty).

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

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