West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 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.

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
27
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Jan 27 @ 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

Feb
3
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Feb 3 @ 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

Feb
10
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Feb 10 @ 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

Feb
17
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Feb 17 @ 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

Feb
24
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Feb 24 @ 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

Mar
3
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 3 @ 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

Mar
10
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 10 @ 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

Mar
17
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 17 @ 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

Mar
24
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 24 @ 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

Mar
31
Wed
Virtual Children’s Story Time @ Online (see listing)
Mar 31 @ 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