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Jun
13
Mon
2016
Evening book group @ Southwest Library
Jun 13 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the Southwest Library. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is “Just Kids” by Patti Smith.

Book Description: In this memoir, singer-songwriter Patti Smith shares tales of New York City: the denizens of Max’s Kansas City, the Hotel Chelsea, Scribner’s, Brentano’s and Strand bookstores and her new life in Brooklyn with a young man named Robert Mapplethorpe–the man who changed her life with his love, friendship and genius.

View in Catalog: “Just Kids” by Patti Smith

Next Month’s Title: “Homer & Langley” by E.L. Doctorow

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

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Evening book group @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 13 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s title is ‘The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven’ by Sherman Alexie.

Book description: Twenty-two interwoven stories paint a picture of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.

View in catalog: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie

Next Month’s Title: ‘Wait till Next Year’ by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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.

Jun
18
Sat
2016
“Meet the Authors” @ Morgan Junction Community Festival @ Morgan Junction
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Meet the Authors” from West Seattle at Morgan Junction Festival June 18th:

Fifteen West Seattle authors will present their work under a banner
inviting you to “Meet the Authors.” This will be the second year for the authors’ booth located in the vendor area behind Zeek’s Pizza, 6459 California Ave. SW. Two tents will host author presentations and a third will offer their books for sale through local bookseller, Merryweather Books.

Facebook event page here.

For more Information, including a list of authors, book titles and genres, contact Alice
Ann Kuder, 206-708-9800, Alice@Telltalescribe.com

Jun
21
Tue
2016
Evening book group @ High Point Library
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Join us for a book group at the High Point Library, 6:30–7:45 pm. This month’s title is “Wild Swans” by Jung Chang.

Book description: A nonfiction account of three generations of Chinese women living in the turmoil of the rapidly changing 20th century: grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; mother, an ardent supporter of Mao; Chang herself, a western-educated professor in London.

View in Catalog: “Wild Swans” by Jung Chang

Next month’s title: “Mornings on Horseback” by David McCullough

This group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

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

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

Jun
25
Sat
2016
Friends of SPL’s 75th Anniversary Tote Giveaway @ Delridge Library
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 June 25th, 2–3 pm at the Delridge 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.

More at www.friendsofspl.org

Jul
1
Fri
2016
Friday Hours Return to High Point and South Park Libraries
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thanks to funds from the seven-year, 2012 voter-approved Library levy, The Seattle Public Library will restore Friday operating hours to four neighborhood branch libraries whose hours were reduced during recession-related budget cuts.

The High Point, International District/Chinatown, South Park and University branches will all have restored Friday hours as of July 1.

The new open hours at the four branches will be: 1 pm to 8 pm Monday and Tuesday, 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday.

“We are so glad to be able to restore hours at these four branches,” City Librarian Marcellus Turner said. “Expanding Library hours in neighborhoods that currently have limited access continues to be a priority.”

When the levy passed in August 2012, 15 of the Library’s 27 locations were closed on Fridays and Sundays. In 2013 the levy funded the restoration of Sunday hours at all locations and the expansion of the Columbia and Northgate branches into branches operating seven days a week, but patrons often tell the Library they wish more branches were open on Fridays.

Last year, the Library Board prioritized adding open hours at several branches when a limited amount of funds became available from inflation savings from the levy. The $378,000 in levy funds to restore Friday hours at the four branches were approved as part of the Library’s 2016 Operations Plan.

The branches were selected after an administrative review of traditional Library statistics, community demographics, income distribution, transportation links, key partnerships, internet and Wi-Fi sessions, and review by a Library staff team involved in the city’s Race and Social Justice Initiative and more.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or
Ask a Librarian.

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