West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

May
20
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Career Exploration @ Online (see listing)
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What career will fit you best? Registration required. Click here to register.

Career exploration is the process of researching, evaluating, and learning about work opportunities and researching what it takes to pursue a particular field, industry, or career. Learn about various occupations and their “fit” with your unique career preferences, e.g., the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
21
Fri
Alki Co-op Preschool dine-out fundraiser @ Ampersand
May 21 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

Alki Co-op Preschool is hosting a Dine-Out Fundraiser at Ampersand on Alki on Friday, May 21st from 6 am-7 pm. Part of SSC’s West Seattle Preschool program, Alki Co-op Preschool is a non-profit preschool that enriches our community through positive-discipline education.

“Washington Remembers: From Marcus Whitman to Billy Frank, Jr – Stories of Washington Statues and Memorials” @ Online (see listing)
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Free online presentation by historian and author Judy Bentley, hosted by the Woman’s Century Club as part of their May Program Meeting. Open to the public.

To get login information for the zoom program, register on this page: http://www.womanscenturyclub.org/meetings-events/

While walking the sidewalks of Washington cities to research her book, Walking Washington History, Judy Bentley came across some surprising memorials to the past: statues honoring George Washington, Mother Joseph, Abraham Lincoln, Spanish-American War veterans, Wendy the Welder, Dirty Dan, and Jimi Hendrix. She also found a fish story, a boat of discovery, wreaths commemorating Wobblies, and a fruit-picker’s basket.

All of these public sculptures honor some event or person a city wishes to remember or honor. Who decides who should be honored? Whose history is told? Bentley will take listeners on a tour of city statues and memorials and discuss how and why they came to be in public spaces, how history the public values has been set in stone.

This topic is particularly timely now that Washington State is moving to replace a statue of Marcus Whitman in the U.S. Statuary Hall in the capitol in D.C. with a monument to Native rights activist Billy Frank, Jr.

About the presenter: Judy Bentley taught literature, composition, and Pacific Northwest History at South Seattle College for more than 20 years. She is the author of more than fifteen books, including two guidebooks. The second edition of Hiking Washington’s History, the greater outdoors complement to Walking Washington History, will be published this spring.

May
22
Sat
Spring Social: A Season Long Inclusion Festival! @ Online (see listing)
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month via Zoom for programs like Yoga, cooking, crafts, sports, and other hands on fun for children of all ages and abilities. Registration required. Click here to register on Zoom.

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to attend. For some programs, supply kits will be mailed out to participants who register before the mailing deadline.

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

May
25
Tue
The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture In American History Presents Michelle Duster @ Online (see listing)
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In 1862, Ida B. Wells was born enslaved in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 2020, she won a Pulitzer Prize. Join us to hear Michelle Duster discuss the impact of this iconic woman. Registration required. Click here to register.

Ida B. Wells was often overlooked and underestimated—a woman who refused to exit a train car meant for white passengers; a woman brought to light the horrors of lynching in America; a woman who cofounded the NAACP. Hear professor and Wells’s great-granddaughter Michelle Duster, offer a “warm remembrance of a civil rights icon” (Kirkus Reviews).

The A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History is made possible by a generous gift from the late Priscilla Bullitt Collins in honor of her father, A. Scott Bullitt. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times, and presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. This program will recorded, captioned and posted for 30 days on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Journalist. Suffragist. Antilynching crusader. Ida B. Wells committed herself to the needs of those who did not have power. In the eyes of the FBI, this made her a “dangerous negro agitator.” In the annals of history, it makes her an icon.

A century after her death, Wells’s genius is being celebrated in popular culture by politicians, through song, public artwork, and landmarks. Like her contemporaries Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, Wells left an indelible mark on history—one that can still be felt today. As America confronts the unfinished business of systemic racism, Ida B. the Queen pays tribute to a transformational leader and reminds us of the power we all hold to smash the status quo.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Michelle Duster is a writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender equity. In the last dozen years, she has written, edited, or contributed to eleven books. She cowrote the popular children’s history book, Tate and His Historic Dream; coedited Shifts and Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls; and edited two books that include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She has written articles for Essence, Refinery29, HuffPost, Teen Vogue, and The North Star.

PRAISE:

“Visually stunning…readers who are looking for bold, out-of-the-box, approaches to social change will undoubtedly be inspired by Ida B. the Queen.”
—Forbes

“Bow down to this biography that shows why Ida B. Wells is an icon for all seasons.”
—Refinery29

“With bold graphics and a compelling story, Ida B. the Queen is sure to be one of the year’s best biographies.”
—Bustle

“Ida B. the Queen delves deep into the life of Wells and the Black experience through visual storytelling and recounts the life, successes and hardships of one of the most renowned leaders of justice in American history.”
—The Root

View in Catalog: Ida B. the Queen by Michelle Duster

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

May
27
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Mock Interview (Technique & Practice) @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Click here to register.

The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Virtual Workshop: Mock Interviews @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Gain feedback to sharpen your interview skills. Sign up to receive feedback on your interviewing skills. Registration required. Click here to register.

The first half of the workshop will consist of techniques to answering various interview questions. In the final half of the workshop, the facilitator and attendees practice their interview skills, discuss performance, and provide feedback.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
1
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
2
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
3
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies @ Online (see listing)
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Click here to register.

Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Virtual Workshop: Job Search Strategies @ Online (see listing)
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Effective strategies are critical for your job search, whether you are unemployed and looking for a job or considering making a career move. Registration required. Click here to register.

Mastering the process of searching and applying for jobs can help you find, and ultimately acquire, the best job opportunities. Evaluating different kinds of job searching strategies can help you evaluate which strategy will work best for your situation.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

ADA 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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
7
Mon
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
8
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
13
Sun
Virtual Writers Read @ Online (see listing)
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session.

This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program.
Registration is Required.

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Jun
28
Mon
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jun
29
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
6
Tue
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 am to 5 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
7
Wed
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
8
Thu
Pop-Up Blood Donation Drive @ LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s pop-up blood donation drive will be located in the gym at LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 am to 4 pm.

Appointments are required in order to donate at this blood drive to ensure safe social distancing. To make an appointment, contact us at 1-800-398-7888 or email schedule@bloodworksnw.org. No walk-in donations are allowed at this time. Visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate for more information.

In regards to COVID-19, vaccinations, and other questions, see the eligibility information here:

https://www.bloodworksnw.org/donate/eligibility

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Jul
11
Sun
Virtual Writers Read @ Online (see listing)
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly reading series featuring an open mic and selected author readings from local writers. Registration is required. Click here to register on our partner’s website.

Local writers will read from their diverse repertoires of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. The event will end with a Q&A session, followed by an open mic session.

This program is presented in partnership with African-American Writers’ Alliance on the second Sunday of the month.

Ability to use Zoom on your own computer or phone is required for this program.
Registration is Required.

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. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.