West Seattle Event Calendar

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Dec
5
Mon
2016
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Dec
19
Mon
2016
Afternoon book group @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann.

Book Description: New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth.

View in Catalog: “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

This group meets the third 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.

Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

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

Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Dec
26
Mon
2016
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Dec 26 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Jan
2
Mon
2017
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Jan
5
Thu
2017
Read the Koran in Four Weeks (class begins) @ First Lutheran Church of West Seattle
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 5, 12, 19, 26 (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.

Jan
9
Mon
2017
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 9 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Jan
16
Mon
2017
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 16 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

Jan
18
Wed
2017
WordsWest Literary Series: “Dreams Deferred” @ C & P Coffee Company
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

On Wednesday, January 18th, WordsWest Literary Series Presents “Dreams Deferred”
with Claudia Rowe and Anastacia Renee Tolbert
Favorite Poem by Jane Hodges of Mineral School

Langston Hughes asked America, “What happens to a dream deferred?” On the Wednesday between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, join journalist/memoirist Claudia Rowe and writer/performance artist/teacher Anastacia Renee Tolbert as they wrestle with the causes and the consequences of “Dreams Deferred.” Jane Hodges—founder of Mineral School, a writers’ retreat center—will present a Favorite Poem. The evening is partially funded by Poets & Writers.

Claudia Rowe is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Mother Jones and the Seattle Times, where she is a staff reporter. Her twenty-five year career has been driven by an effort to understand motivation, especially that which appears most extreme. Those questions anchor Claudia’s first book, The Spider and the Fly: a Reporter, a Serial Killer and the Meaning of Murder, which is forthcoming from HarperCollins at the end of January 2017. A work of literary nonfiction and memoir, The Spider and the Fly explores questions of race, misogyny and the mutual manipulation at the heart of the relationship between a writer and her source.

Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee Company, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to guided writing explorations. Each month we also host a community member to share his or her favorite poem as part of the Favorite Poem Project. WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. For more information, please contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com or visit http://WordsWestLiterary.com/

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Dads’ Book Club @ Highland Park Improvement Club
Jan 23 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WELCOME!
Are you a dad or aspiring father, looking for a community of men to connect with? If so, then Dads’ Book Club is for you!

A Community for Men
• reading is optional (see description below)
• begins Monday, November 7th

DESCRIPTION
• In this day and age, dads and aspiring fathers need a place to connect with other men in the midst of chaotic lives. Dads’ Book Club is about getting together as dads and aspiring fathers.
• The book is the centerpiece for discussion but reading the book is optional because the chapter will be summarized each week.

THIS COMMUNITY OF MEN IS FOR:
• married
• partnered
• separated/divorced
• widowed
• LGBTQ
• aspiring fathers (single or partnered)
• all ethnic backgrounds

INFORMATION
• Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
• (beginning Monday, November 7th)
• Highland Park Improvement Club
• 1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA 98106
www.hpic1919.org
• Meetings are free and open to the public

FORMAT
• The book for November and December (7 sessions) is Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Ph.D., UW researcher and co-founder of the Gottman Institude.
• During each meeting, the host will take about 20 minutes to summarize the week’s chapter. After that, the group is open for commentary, sharing, and conversation.

YOUR HOST
Steven Dunham
• Husband & father
• West Seattle Resident
• College Instructor
• steven.robert.dunham@gmail.com
• 602.481.3930

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