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Words, Writers & West Seattle: Georgie Kunkel ‘Color Me Feminist’ @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Reviewing the years of her childhood, education, teaching and counseling, work as “Rosie the Riveter” for Boeing, political activity with the National Organization of Women, community organizing, performing musical and comedic entertainment, Georgie Kunkel will talk about her book ‘Color Me Feminist’ at Words, Writers & West Seattle’s monthly book-talk series.

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society sponsors this free book-talk series on the ‘First Friday’ of each month. This presentation of Color Me Feminist, the 35th installment of the series, will take place at 5 pm, Friday, August 5th, 2016, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village.

After Kunkel earned her Bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and her Masters from the University of Washington, Kunkel discovered she could not get a teaching contract if she was married. Later, she was fired four times while teaching for being pregnant so it took her longer to be able to retire after teaching school for 15 years and working as an elementary school counselor another 15 years. She was the first person to lobby the legislature for elementary school counselors to be funded, helped her district prepare the norming process for certifying elementary school counselors, and was one of the first elementary counselors covered by certification in Washington State. She also created and presented the first program about sexism for Region X government office workers in Seattle, and was President of the Washington State’s National Organization for Women.

At 96, Georgie dances weekly, swims at the local YMCA and remains active in local political organizations..Her philosophy is: “Keep moving, thinking and laughing. The alternative is that you die young. Older people should not be shoved aside in life but always serve as a beacon for younger people to learn from.”

“Words, Writers & West Seattle’s” next book-talk is scheduled for September 2nd and will feature Molly Ringle and her new adult fantasy book, Immortal’s Spring, the last in a trilogy that revives ancient Greek myths in modern romance. For videos on these and other authors’ presentations, visit: Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, “Words, Writers & West Seattle” by phone at 206-280-9983 or by e-mail at

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Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 8 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig.

Book description: Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his twelve-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father.

View in catalog: “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig

Next Month’s Title: “The Hemingses of Monticello” by Annette Gordon-Reed

This group meets the second Monday of the month at 6:45 pm.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month’s book at this library location.

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

‘Books on Bikes’ outdoor library @ Camp Long
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This summer, The Seattle Public Library will bring the Books on Bikes full-service Library to outdoor locations across the city. With Books on Bikes, patrons can:

    * Sign up for a Library card
    * Find out about free Library programs in their neighborhood, including story times
    for children, activities for teens and classes for adults
    * Learn how to download e-books, music and more straight to a smartphone, tablet or e-reader
    * Tell a librarian a little bit about reading likes (and dislikes!), then receive an email of Your Next Five Books
    * Discover how to access Library magazines on a smartphone or tablet

Find the Books on Bikes outdoor location in West Seattle at the Arts in Nature Festival – Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Camp Long, 35th Avenue S.W. at S.W. Dawson Street.

Please note: While Library services are always free, there is a fee to attend the Arts in
Nature Festival.

Friends of SPL’s 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway @ High Point Library
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library will be visiting all of the library branches this calendar year to give away 75th Anniversary tote bags.

Join us in celebrating 75 years and pick up a free bag to carry your library books! Bags will be given away on a first come, first serve basis on Tuesday September 20th, 4–6 pm at the High Point Library.

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision. Our volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of The Library.

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

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