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.

Apr
22
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Target And Refine A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have support in developing a strong resume tailored to the position you’re applying to. Registration required. Click here to register.

Please have your resume and a job description for the position you are interested in.

The job 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.

Rónán Hession And Nancy Pearl Discuss “Leonard And Hungry Paul” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a special conversation between beloved rock star librarian Nancy Pearl and Rónán Hession, whose novel Leonard and Hungry Paul is the 2021 One Dublin One Book selection. Registration required. Click here to register.
Did you know that The Seattle Public Library started the original “one book, one city” program when we launched “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book” (better known now as “Seattle Reads”) back in 1998? The program has been a huge success, spreading throughout the United States as well as to cities around the world.

For the first time ever, we’re partnering with another city to celebrate their “one book” selection and to talk a bit about why shared reading experiences are so powerful.

This event is presented in partnership with Dublin City Libraries, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle City of Literature and The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thank you to author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and to media sponsor The Seattle Times. This event will be pre-recorded and streamed on SPL’s YouTube channel.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A disarming novel that asks a simple question: Can gentle people change the world?

In this charming and truly unique debut, popular Irish musician Rónán Hession tells the story of two single, thirty-something men who still live with their parents and who are . . . nice. They take care of their parents and play board games together. They like to read. They take satisfaction from their work. They are resolutely kind. And they realize that none of this is considered . . . normal.

Leonard and Hungry Paul is the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what’s meaningful in life. It is about the uncelebrated people of this world — the gentle, the meek, the humble. And as they struggle to persevere, the book asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Is it really them against the world, or are they on to something?

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Rónán Hession is an Irish writer, musician, and social worker based in Dublin. As Mumblin’ Deaf Ro, he has released three albums of songs, and his most recent album, Dictionary Crimes, was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for album of the year. Leonard and Hungry Paul is his first novel, and was shortlisted for an Irish Book of the Year award.

Bestselling author, librarian, literary critic, and devoted reader Nancy Pearl regularly speaks about the importance and pleasure of reading at libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups around the world. She can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma, discussing her favorite books. Her monthly television show on the Seattle Channel, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, features interviews with authors, poets, and other literary figures. Among her many honors are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Nancy is the creator of the internationally recognized program If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and was the inspiration for the Archee McPhee “Librarian Action Figure.”

View in Catalog: Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession

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.

Apr
23
Fri
West Seattle SkyLink presentation (times vary) @ online
Apr 23 all-day

When the pandemic ends and the bridge reopens, West Seattle’s traffic problems will still be with us.

Increased growth and commerce mean continued congestion regardless of whether you drive or take a bus. Light rail was supposed to provide a fast, reliable public transit option – but it won’t be here for at least a decade.

SkyLink would offer the same fast, reliable transit as light rail –as soon as 2025! SkyLink would save $2 billion and cause far less disruption and displacement to build. And it could connect as many as 55,000 riders per day to Link stations in Seattle enabling quick, predictable trips to destinations like Bellevue, Redmond, UW, and SeaTac – often in less time than driving. That would help relieve congestion on our roadways!

We invite you to learn more about SkyLink and why it is better for West Seattle. Join
us for a virtual presentation and Q&A at one of the following times:

Please register to attend.

Monday, April 12 7-8 pm
Friday, April 16 noon-1 pm
Sunday, April 18 5-6 pm
Friday, April 23 noon-1 pm

Please pass this invitation along to friends and neighbors and check out our website at
www.westseattleskylink.org

Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Interview Skills @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Registration required. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll also cover tips specific to virtual/video interviews as well.

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
6
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile @ Online (see listing)
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool that can help you research career pathways, connect with people doing the kind of work that interests you, and learn about job opportunities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a professional and compelling profile. Registration required. Click here to register.

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
13
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Building Your Social Network Through LinkedIn @ Online (see listing)
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You have taken the time to build an amazing LinkedIn Profile with a great photo, your resume, skills and interests. Registration required. Click here to register.

This workshop will discuss some of the many ways you can utilize LinkedIn to connect with previous co-workers, alumni and employers and jump-start your path towards a career. We will cover topics such as how Linked in connections work, gaining endorsements, and ways to generate traffic to your profile.

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
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
27
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Mock Interviews @ Online (see listing)
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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
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.