West Seattle Event Calendar

*6/29/20 NOTE: We’re ramping 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.

Oct
24
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Oct
25
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Oct
27
Tue
Keith And Chenoa Egawa Discuss “The Whale Child” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This brother and sister writing team share the story of Shiny, a whale child that becomes a boy to help humans understand the harm facing the world’s oceans.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Shiny is a whale child. One day his mother teaches him about the harm facing the world’s oceans because of human carelessness. Shiny agrees to be turned into a boy by the ocean’s water spirit so he can visit the land and alert people to these dangers. He meets Alex, a young Coast Salish girl who learns from Shiny that the living spirit of water exists in everything–glaciers, rivers, oceans, rain, plants, and all living creatures. Together the two travel the earth, confronting the realities of a planet threatened by an uncertain future. Inspired by Shiny’s hope, humor, and wisdom, Alex makes the promise to become a teacher for future generations. She realizes that the timeless Indigenous value of environmental stewardship is needed now more than ever and that we must all stand up on behalf of Mother Earth.

Written and illustrated by Indigenous authors Keith Egawa and Chenoa Egawa, The Whale Child introduces children ages 7 to 12 to existing environmental issues with a message of hope, education, sharing, and action. Also included are resources for students and teachers to facilitate learning about Pacific Northwest Indigenous cultures and the environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

KEITH and CHENOA EGAWA are siblings who co-wrote and illustrated The Whale Child (2020) and Tani’s Search for the Heart (2013). They are both enrolled members of the Lummi Indian Nation.

KEITH EGAWA is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Creative Writing program and author of the novel Madchild Running (Red Crane Books Inc. 1999). Keith’s extensive work experience in the fields of Children and Family Services and Indian Education Reform has provided him with both inspiration and insight into this subject matter. Keith has been awarded several artists grants, including the ARTs Up grant through the Seattle Arts Commission, which was used to conduct a series of writing workshops for Native youth in the Seattle area.

CHENOA EGAWA is the owner of Swan Clan Productions. She is a traditional Native singer, storyteller, ceremonial leader, and medicine carrier. Chenoa has served as a Lummi delegate and an interpreter in Central and South America and for the UN. She has also served as Indian Education liaison in public and tribal schools, promoting racial equity through art and education.

PRAISE:

“Vivid illustrations juxtapose the beauty and scale of the natural world that the children explore. . . . This necessary read decolonizes the Western construction of climate change.”

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“For the Coast Salish people, the nonhuman living world is not filled with resources to be abused and extracted—rather, these are our relatives that carry our original instructions. . . . Promoting these concepts and the necessary fusion of Indigenous ecological perspectives with western understandings is the fully realized mantra narrated for us in this marvelous story. The critical insights of our responsibilities and the truth of reciprocity—particularly with water, the first medicine—are woven into each page. Through playful adventure, the essence of ancient instructions emerges in the context of a modern world.”

—Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot, author, Native food systems strategist and wild medicine expert

“A treasure of a book—educational, inspirational, and beautiful!”

—Keely Parrack, author of Morning, Sunshine!

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.

Oct
31
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
1
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Nov
7
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
8
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Nov
14
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
15
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Nov
21
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
22
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Nov
28
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Nov
29
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Dec
5
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
6
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Dec
12
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
13
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Dec
19
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 19 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
20
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Dec
26
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Dec 26 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Dec
27
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jan
2
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
3
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jan
9
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
10
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jan
16
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
17
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jan
23
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
24
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jan
30
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jan
31
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Feb
6
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
7
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Feb
13
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
14
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Feb
20
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
21
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Feb
27
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Feb
28
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Mar
6
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
7
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Mar
13
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
14
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Mar
20
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
21
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Mar
27
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Mar
28
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Apr
3
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
4
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Apr
10
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
11
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Apr
17
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
18
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Apr
24
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Apr
25
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

May
1
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 1 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
2
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

May
8
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 8 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
9
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

May
15
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 15 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
16
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

May
22
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 22 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
23
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

May
29
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
May 29 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

May
30
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jun
5
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
6
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jun
12
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
13
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jun
19
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
20
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jun
26
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jun
27
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jul
3
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.

Jul
4
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Jul
10
Sat
CANCELED: Paper Boat Booksellers Family Reading Time
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am

*CANCELED FOR 4/7(

Everyone’s welcome.