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
28
Tue
Racists Anonymous @ Admiral UCC Church
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Racists Anonymous: A New Tool for Anti-Racist Organizing
11-12 Tuesdays, 4320 SW Hill St, West Seattle

We have chosen to use the 12-Step Principles as tools for engaging internalized racial superiority and systemic racism because they promise to affirm the worthiness of all people while calling people to deep reflection on the beliefs and behaviors that deny this promise. This is not a space for experts, professionals, or those who want to demonstrate their “wokeness”; this is a place for those who are ready to admit that internalized racism is stunting their emotional growth and limiting their freedom. We gather to find renewed strength to resist our learned biases and nurture our hope for social transformation.

For more information, go to: www.admiralchurch.org/ra

Apr
29
Wed
Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
Apr 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

May
5
Tue
Racists Anonymous @ Admiral UCC Church
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Racists Anonymous: A New Tool for Anti-Racist Organizing
11-12 Tuesdays, 4320 SW Hill St, West Seattle

We have chosen to use the 12-Step Principles as tools for engaging internalized racial superiority and systemic racism because they promise to affirm the worthiness of all people while calling people to deep reflection on the beliefs and behaviors that deny this promise. This is not a space for experts, professionals, or those who want to demonstrate their “wokeness”; this is a place for those who are ready to admit that internalized racism is stunting their emotional growth and limiting their freedom. We gather to find renewed strength to resist our learned biases and nurture our hope for social transformation.

For more information, go to: www.admiralchurch.org/ra

May
11
Mon
Virtual Toddler Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Serena.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Virtual Preschool Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Mai.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

May
12
Tue
Virtual Preschool Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Racists Anonymous @ Admiral UCC Church
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Racists Anonymous: A New Tool for Anti-Racist Organizing
11-12 Tuesdays, 4320 SW Hill St, West Seattle

We have chosen to use the 12-Step Principles as tools for engaging internalized racial superiority and systemic racism because they promise to affirm the worthiness of all people while calling people to deep reflection on the beliefs and behaviors that deny this promise. This is not a space for experts, professionals, or those who want to demonstrate their “wokeness”; this is a place for those who are ready to admit that internalized racism is stunting their emotional growth and limiting their freedom. We gather to find renewed strength to resist our learned biases and nurture our hope for social transformation.

For more information, go to: www.admiralchurch.org/ra

May
14
Thu
Virtual Pajama Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time! Gather your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. All ages welcome.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Virtual Baby Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

It is story time! Bring your babies (0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

May
18
Mon
Virtual Toddler Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Serena.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Virtual Preschool Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Mai.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

May
19
Tue
Virtual Preschool Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Racists Anonymous @ Admiral UCC Church
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Racists Anonymous: A New Tool for Anti-Racist Organizing
11-12 Tuesdays, 4320 SW Hill St, West Seattle

We have chosen to use the 12-Step Principles as tools for engaging internalized racial superiority and systemic racism because they promise to affirm the worthiness of all people while calling people to deep reflection on the beliefs and behaviors that deny this promise. This is not a space for experts, professionals, or those who want to demonstrate their “wokeness”; this is a place for those who are ready to admit that internalized racism is stunting their emotional growth and limiting their freedom. We gather to find renewed strength to resist our learned biases and nurture our hope for social transformation.

For more information, go to: www.admiralchurch.org/ra

May
21
Thu
Virtual Pajama Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time! Gather your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. All ages welcome.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Virtual Baby Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

It is story time! Bring your babies (0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

May
26
Tue
Virtual Preschool Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Racists Anonymous @ Admiral UCC Church
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Racists Anonymous: A New Tool for Anti-Racist Organizing
11-12 Tuesdays, 4320 SW Hill St, West Seattle

We have chosen to use the 12-Step Principles as tools for engaging internalized racial superiority and systemic racism because they promise to affirm the worthiness of all people while calling people to deep reflection on the beliefs and behaviors that deny this promise. This is not a space for experts, professionals, or those who want to demonstrate their “wokeness”; this is a place for those who are ready to admit that internalized racism is stunting their emotional growth and limiting their freedom. We gather to find renewed strength to resist our learned biases and nurture our hope for social transformation.

For more information, go to: www.admiralchurch.org/ra

May
27
Wed
Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

May
28
Thu
Virtual Pajama Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

It is story time! Gather your children to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian. All ages welcome.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Virtual Baby Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
May 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

It is story time! Bring your babies (0-12 months) to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian.

Location: The Seattle Public Library on Facebook
(Facebook account is not required.)

Jun
6
Sat
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Celebrate PhinneyWood’s Rainbow Hop with special family story times presented by drag entertainer Cookie Couture.

Cookie Couture will read stories and sing songs that are appropriate for ages 7 and under. The titles are: What Riley Wore by Elana K. Arnold, Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman, and The Drag Queen Goes Swish, Swish, Swish by Lil Miss Hot Mess.

Seattle drag entertainer & events producer Cookie Couture has gone from drag ingénue to a leading force in the Seattle drag & queer arts communities, hosting & producing various monthly drag shows and dance events, including Sunday School at Beacon Hill venue Clock-Out Lounge, an all-ages, family friendly drag spectacle. When Cookie’s not applying a light dust of make-up to her face, she enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with her Bulldog & laughing at her own jokes.

This Story Time will be available on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube channel on Saturday June 6 – Friday June 12.

Jun
10
Wed
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

It’s a special Pride Month story time! Gather the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Mel and Mai.

This is a virtual event, streaming on YouTube Premiere. It will be available to watch on YouTube through the end of June.

Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattlePublicLibrary

Jun
13
Sat
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us to celebrate Pride Month with special family story times presented by Indigenous Drag Storyteller, Hailey Tayathy.

Indigenous Drag Storyteller Hailey will tell Quileute stories and sing songs that are appropriate for ages 7 and under.

This Story Time will be available on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube channel on Saturday June 13 – Friday June 19.

Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattlePublicLibrary

Jun
20
Sat
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:25 am

Join us to celebrate Pride Month with special family story times presented by Indigenous Drag Storyteller Mx. Trickster!

Indigenous Drag Storyteller Mx. Trickster tells and sing songs that are appropriate for ages 7 and under. The title is Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott.

This Story Time will be available on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube channel on Saturday June 20 –Friday June 26.

Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattlePublicLibrary

Jun
22
Mon
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

It’s a special Pride Month story time! Gather the whole family to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, Mel and Mai.

This is a virtual event, streaming on YouTube Premiere. It will be available to watch on YouTube through the end of June.

Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattlePublicLibrary

Jun
24
Wed
Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Jun
27
Sat
Virtual Rainbow Story Time @ The Seattle Public Library on YouTube
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:25 am

Join us celebrate Pride Month with Drag entertainer Aleksa Manila, Alexsa will read stories and sing songs that are appropriate for ages 7 and under. The titles are: My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack.

This Story Time will be available on The Seattle Public Library’s YouTube channel on Saturday June 27 – Friday July 3.

Location: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattlePublicLibrary

Jul
29
Wed
Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Aug
18
Tue
Black Joy And Mindful Movements – A Virtual Event @ Online (see listing)
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a live streaming event on Seattle Public Library Kids: YouTube channel. Join teen intern, Leeah, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements.

Join teen intern, Leeah, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements. Geared towards kids 8 and under. In partnership with The Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

Aug
24
Mon
Hora Del Cuento Virtual En Español Para Todas Las Habilidades @ Online (see listing)
Aug 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Para registrarse para estos eventos, contacte a Sandra Urite a The Arc of King County:
206.829.7028 / SUrite@arcofkingcounty.org

¡Únete a The Arc of King County junto a The Seattle Public Library, para una experiencia de cuentos virtual! Compartiremos canciones, libros y actividades de movimiento. Disfruta de este tiempo de cuento interactivo y sensorial desde la comodidad del hogar.

The Arc of King County facilitará la Hora del Cuento en español usando Zoom. Los participantes registrados tendrán la opción de recibir un kit de la Hora del Cuento que incluye: un maraca, una bufanda, y más sorpresas.

Aug
25
Tue
Black Joy And Mindful Movements – A Virtual Event @ Online (see listing)
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

This is a live streaming event on Seattle Public Library Kids: YouTube channel. Join teen intern, Ruth, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements.

Join teen intern, Ruth, for a fun, early-learning program where she will read picture books by Black authors and/or Illustrators, and guide little ones through some mindful movements. Geared towards kids 8 and under. In partnership with The Bureau of Fearless Ideas.

Aug
26
Wed
Dementia Roundtable Support Group at Quail Park
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dementia Round Table Support Group

Have you been wondering when you should learn more?Knowledge is power and we invite you to join us at our monthly support groups that cover topics about safety, socialization & nutritional well-being for those that have been formally diagnosed with dementia or other memory concerns.

Meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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.

Nov
7
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Made Clear @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register for the November 7th class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions. (register for November 14th event here.)

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

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.

Nov
14
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Drug Coverage 101 @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14
: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions.

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

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.

Dec
9
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Miss Nancy’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 9 @ 10am “Story Time with Miss Nancy” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books about snow.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Dec
16
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Leslie’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 16 @ 10am “Story Time with Leslie” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books about cats.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Dec
23
Wed
Online: ‘Story Time with Christiane’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Wednesday December 23 @ 10am “Story Time with Christiane” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Sing songs and read books with a librarian.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Jan
28
Thu
Compassionate Communication with People Living With Dementia @ Online
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm

Aegis Living-West Seattle presents:

1/28 at 3:00 p.m.- Compassionate communication with those living with Dementia presented by the Dementia Whisperer: Laura Wayman (This is also a CEU event for social workers and case managers) Click here to register: Meeting Registration- Zoom

Mar
8
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Folk Dance @ Online (see listing)
Mar 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Folk Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: your favorite chair

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.

Mar
15
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Mindfulness @ Online (see listing)
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mindfulness with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive. The password is case sensitive. Enter SPL in caps.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
26
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case-sensitive.

During this workshop, we’ll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

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.

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.

Apr
26
Mon
Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance @ Online (see listing)
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: a favorite chair.

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.

info@silverkite.us

Apr
28
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Senior Social Hour @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Senior Social Hour with Silver Kite. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Apr
30
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Writing Fiction: Developing Characters @ Online (see listing)
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Writing Fiction: Developing Characters with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn how to create believable, interesting, and complex characters to lead your readers through your imagined world. In this workshop, we’ll explore strategies for creating memorable fictional characters who move your story forward.

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
1
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Flowers @ Online (see listing)
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Flowers with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic techniques to transform paper into beautiful blossoms. Paper flowers can be as fancy or playful as your imagination and materials will allow. See what you have around your house for supplies.

Suggested supplies: assortment of paper – construction paper, card stock, magazines, tissue paper, crepe paper or paper streamers; assortment of adhesives – tacky glue or craft glue, double stick tape, glue stick, hot glue or floral tape; stem materials – floral wire, sculpture wire, pipe cleaners, straws or sticks; scissors; paper scorer – bone folder, popsicle stick or dried out ballpoint pen.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
3
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Memoir Writing @ Online (see listing)
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Memoir Writing with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories and structuring a memoir. Enjoy reminiscence activities and life story-based writing exercises.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
5
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

May
7
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

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
8
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Introduction To Pastels @ Online (see listing)
May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

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
12
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Senior Social Hour @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Senior Social Hour with Silver Kite. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
19
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

May
24
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Dances Of The 20th Century @ Online (see listing)
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dances of the 20th Century with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

From the Lindy Hop and Charleston to Motown and Hip-hop, it’s been quite a century. Dance along with us by using simple moves led by mirroring. Participants can stand or sit.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
26
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Senior Social Hour @ Online (see listing)
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Senior Social Hour with Silver Kite. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us for an hour of conversation, play, and connection. For older adults 50+.

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.

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
28
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Storytelling @ Online (see listing)
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Storytelling with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

During this workshop, we’ll explore how to generate, structure, and tell personal life stories to share with family and friends.

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
29
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Visual Journaling @ Online (see listing)
May 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Visual Journaling with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Do you keep a journal? During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore ways to record daily experiences and memories by creating a visual journal and learning basic drawing skills.

Supplies needed: drawing pad or sheets of printer paper, pens, markers, magazines for collage, scissors, glue stick.

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
2
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Jun
9
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Jun
16
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Jun
23
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.

Jun
30
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with one of our children’s librarians.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

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 story time programs.