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
13
Tue
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 13 @ 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
15
Thu
Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Civic Coffee Hour @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a live, online conversation with Emily Alvarado on the Seattle Office of Housing.

Click here to enter live stream.
Enter as “Anonymous.” Or by phone: 206-686-8357; Conference ID: 224 689 164#

Language: English, Español, 中文, Tiểng Việt, Русский

Meet Emily Alvarado, Director of the Seattle Office of Housing. The Office of Housing works with community partners, private developers, and public funders to build affordable housing so people of all incomes can live in our city. Emily will cover rental housing and assistance, low-income homeowner programs and other resources for low-income households with specific emphasis on the impacts of COVID-19.

Civic Coffee Hours bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Learn how decisions are made, how to get involved, and how to take advantage of programs and services. Closed captioning is provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Presented in partnership with Age Friendly Seattle – Seattle Human Services.

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: How To Build A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designed for individuals unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting.

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 a 50 person 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.

Apr
17
Sat
Quality Cleaners last-chance item pickup
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quality Cleaners has been closed since last summer but some customers never picked up their items before the closure. If yuu have something there, you can stop by noon-4 pm April 17 or 18 or 19 to pick it up. After that, items will be donated to charity, as the building is being sold.

Apr
18
Sun
Quality Cleaners last-chance item pickup
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quality Cleaners has been closed since last summer but some customers never picked up their items before the closure. If yuu have something there, you can stop by noon-4 pm April 17 or 18 or 19 to pick it up. After that, items will be donated to charity, as the building is being sold.

Apr
19
Mon
Quality Cleaners last-chance item pickup
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Quality Cleaners has been closed since last summer but some customers never picked up their items before the closure. If yuu have something there, you can stop by noon-4 pm April 17 or 18 or 19 to pick it up. After that, items will be donated to charity, as the building is being sold.

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
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.

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

Apr
28
Wed
Nguyen Phan Quế Mai With Karl Marlantes Discuss “The Mountains Sing” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai shares her first novel in English, an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Registration required. Click here to register.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will speak with Karl Marlantes, author of Deep River, Matterhorn, and What It’s Like to Go to War.

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. The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. This program will recorded, captioned and posted on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube page after the event.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Born into the Viet Nam War in 1973, Nguyen Phan Que Mai grew up witnessing the war’s devastation and its aftermath. She worked as a street seller and rice farmer before winning a scholarship to attend university in Australia. She is the author of eight books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction published in Vietnamese, and her writing has been translated and published in more than 10 countries, most recently in Norton’s Inheriting the War anthology. She has been honored with many awards, including the Poetry of the Year 2010 Award from the Ha Noi Writers Association, as well as many grants and fellowships. Married to a European diplomat, Que Mai is currently living in Jakarta with her two teenage children. For more information about Nguyen Phan Que Mai, visit her website.

Karl Marlantes graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He is the bestselling author of Matterhorn, which won the 2011 Washington State Book Award for Fiction as well as The Colby Award. He is also the author of What It Is Like to Go to War and his newest novel, Deep River. He lives in rural Washington.

PRAISE:

“Expansive in scope and feeling, The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with the courageous storytelling of the present.” —Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“The Mountains Sing is an epic account of Việt Nam’s painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling. Through the travails of one family, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai brings us close to the horrors of famine, war, and class struggle. But in this moving and riveting novel, she also shows us a postwar Việt Nam, a country of hope and renewal, home to a people who have never given up.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Sympathizer

“Good literature frees us from being trapped in our own skins by allowing us to identify with characters and see the world through their eyes. Reading this novel, I was moved by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s beautiful, even poetic, depictions of enduring courage. I came away with a deeper understanding of the war in which I fought.” —Karl Marlantes, bestselling author of Matterhorn, What It’s Like to Go to War,and Deep River

View in Catalog: The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

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
29
Thu
Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for the second in a series of events, curated by writer D.A. Navoti, that examine the highs and lows of growing up. Registration required. Click here to register.

In the second of this new five-part series, writer D.A. Navoti welcomes readers of all ages to consider the pains of growing up. Tonight’s program focuses on the teen years.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a nonfiction and poetic prose writer. His work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. He produces the literary series We the Indigenous and co-created Fight For Our Lives, a reading series supporting communities targeted by divisive politics. He is a 2020 Radical Imagination grant recipient from the NDN Collective and was a 2020 CityArtist from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Navoti lives in occupied Duwamish territory (Seattle, WA). Visit his website www.danavoti.com.

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 program