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
19
Mon
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Friends of Roxhill Elementary is partnering with the Thai-U-Up Food Truck for dine out fundraisers throughout the month of April. They will donate 10% of sales every Monday and Tuesday this month.

Dine out fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Thai-U-Up Food Truck

April 12 + 13
April 19 + 20
April 26 + 27
5 – 8:45pm
www.thaiuup.com

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
20
Tue
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Friends of Roxhill Elementary is partnering with the Thai-U-Up Food Truck for dine out fundraisers throughout the month of April. They will donate 10% of sales every Monday and Tuesday this month.

Dine out fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Thai-U-Up Food Truck

April 12 + 13
April 19 + 20
April 26 + 27
5 – 8:45pm
www.thaiuup.com

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
22
Thu
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
26
Mon
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Friends of Roxhill Elementary is partnering with the Thai-U-Up Food Truck for dine out fundraisers throughout the month of April. They will donate 10% of sales every Monday and Tuesday this month.

Dine out fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Thai-U-Up Food Truck

April 12 + 13
April 19 + 20
April 26 + 27
5 – 8:45pm
www.thaiuup.com

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
27
Tue
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Friends of Roxhill Elementary is partnering with the Thai-U-Up Food Truck for dine out fundraisers throughout the month of April. They will donate 10% of sales every Monday and Tuesday this month.

Dine out fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Thai-U-Up Food Truck

April 12 + 13
April 19 + 20
April 26 + 27
5 – 8:45pm
www.thaiuup.com

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St