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.

Oct
1
Thu
Meeples Games ‘Shop Early’
Oct 1 – Nov 15 all-day

Meeples Games invites you to shop for the holidays early – here are weekly reasons why!

Oct 1 – Oct 9: 10% off all Board and Card Games
Oct 10 – Oct 16: 10% off RPGs
Oct 17 – Oct 23: Westside Baby Diaper Drive
Bring a package of Diapers and get 20% off Any One Item
Oct 24 – Oct 30: Mystery Games
Oct 31 – Nov 6: Social Media Sharing
Nov 7 – Nov 15: West Seattle Food Bank
Bring non-perishable food and get 20% off Any One Item

Oct
17
Sat
Explorer West Middle School remote previews @ Online
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am

October 17, 10 AM
December 8, 6:30 PM

Explorer West Middle School serves grades 6-8 in West Seattle. We invite you to explore our small and supportive community – virtually! Topics covered include:

Our programs, including core, co-curricular, and afterschool offerings
Our current hybrid schedule
Outdoor classrooms
Life in our community

We will be on hand to answer questions and discuss admissions. Please contact Dawn with any questions at (206) 935-0495 or dawnf@explorer-west.org.

To register and get participation information – go here

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West Seattle Ski Swap 2020 @ VFW Hall
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Big sale for skis, snowboards, gear. Our preview has info for sellers and buyers.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Virtual Seattle Reads Presents Tommy Orange @ Online (see listing)
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Tommy Orange joins us digitally to discuss Seattle Reads selection There There. He’ll speak with Dr. Christina Roberts, the Director of the Indigenous Peoples Institute at Seattle University.

A limited number of “seats” are available through the digital platform. Registration was required – Event is now full. This event will also be streamed live to The Seattle Public Library’s Facebook page.

Seattle Reads There There is made possible by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, The Wallace Foundation and the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, with additional support from sponsors Seattle City of Literature, The Seattle Times, and Vintage Books.

About the Book:

There There is a powerful novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities and explores their connections to one another as each travels to the Big Oakland Powwow.

There is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and working to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, who is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death, has come to work at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil has come to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, “There There” is at once poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, utterly contemporary and always unforgettable.

About Tommy Orange:

Tommy Orange is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. There There was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Pen/Hemingway Award. There There was also longlisted for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Orange graduated from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, California.

About Seattle Reads:

Seattle Reads is a city-wide book group, where people are encouraged to read and discuss the same book. It’s designed to deepen engagement in literature through reading and discussion. Everyone is invited to participate by reading the featured book, joining in a book discussion or attending programs with the featured writer.

View in Catalog: There There by Tommy Orange

Oct
18
Sun
West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Ski Swap 2020 @ VFW Hall
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Big sale for skis, snowboards, gear. Our preview has info for sellers and buyers.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Drumming to call the salmon home @ Fauntleroy Creek
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Salmon Drumming @ Fauntleroy Creek
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Bring a drum of any kind (and your mask) to this annual all-ages event hosted by the Fauntleroy Watershed Council. We’ll keep our distance as we drum and sing to call coho spawners into Fauntleroy Creek. 4539 SW Director Place (just off upper Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Director across from the ferry terminal); drumming will guide you into the circle. Heavy rain cancels.

Oct
20
Tue
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Jill And Sasha La Pointe Discuss Vi Hilbert’s “Haboo” @ Online (see listing)
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The La Pointes will discuss the newly rereleased edition of Vi Hilbert’s Haboo, a collection of thirty-three stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

The La Pointes will discuss the newly rereleased edition of Vi Hilbert’s Haboo, a collection of thirty-three stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The stories and legends of the Lushootseed-speaking people of Puget Sound represent an important part of the oral tradition by which one generation hands down beliefs, values, and customs to another. Vi Hilbert grew up when many of the old social patterns survived and everyone spoke the ancestral language.

Haboo, Hilbert’s collection of thirty-three stories, features tales mostly set in the Myth Age, before the world transformed. Animals, plants, trees, and even rocks had human attributes. Prominent characters like Wolf, Salmon, and Changer and tricksters like Mink, Raven, and Coyote populate humorous, earthy stories that reflect foibles of human nature, convey serious moral instruction, and comically detail the unfortunate, even disastrous consequences of breaking taboos.

Beautifully redesigned and with a new foreword by Jill La Pointe, Haboo offers a vivid and invaluable resource for linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, future generations of Lushootseed-speaking people, and others interested in Native languages and cultures.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Jill tsisquał La Pointe is director of Lushootseed Research and granddaughter of Vi taqšəblu Hilbert.

Sasha taqwšəblu LaPointe is a Coast Salish author from the Nooksack and Upper Skagit tribes. She received her MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts with a focus on creative nonfiction and poetry. She is the great granddaughter of Vi taqwšəblu Hilbert and her namesake. Her memoir, Red Paint is forthcoming from Counterpoint Press.

Upper Skagit tribal elder Vi taqšəblu Hilbert (1918–2008) received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1994, taught language classes at the University of Washington, and cowrote the Lushootseed Dictionary.

PRAISE:

“Engaging, entertaining, and informative. . . Recommended.”―Choice

“Hilbert writes interestingly and informatively about the storytellers and the culture that produced the tales. . . . This carefully edited collection makes a significant contribution.”―Journal of the West

View in Catalog: Haboo

The event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. 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.

Oct
21
Wed
Dine out to help West Seattle High School’s senior class @ 10 locations!
Oct 21 all-day

The West Seattle High School Senior Class is extremely grateful to have received numerous offers from restaurants willing to host our fundraiser. We will be hosting a Dine Out day on Wednesday, October 21. Support your local restaurants and the Senior class by dining in or taking out at any of the following restaurants:

Circa (2605 California SW)
Bebop Waffle Shop (2600 California SW)
Arthur’s (2311 California SW)
Mission Cantina (2325 California SW)
Admiral Pub (2306 California SW)
Ampersand Café (2536 Alki SW)
Lady Jaye (4523 California SW)
Peel and Press (6503 California SW)
The Westy (7908 35th SW)
Dream Dinners* (4701 41st SW)

All of these restaurants will be donating a percentage of their profits from that day to the West Seattle HS Seniors, who will put that money toward their prom. During dinner time we will be selling raffle tickets to win local prizes. At Lady Jaye there will be a live COVID-friendly performance by the band Aurora Avenue from 4-4:45 pm. The Senior class needs the West Seattle Community to please show up and support!

*Note: Dream Dinners is unique! We are not a restaurant but we do make amazing dinners! Best of all we are committed to giving back to our community! Please place your meal order on or before October 20th, for pick up on the 22nd using this link.

Oct
22
Thu
HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presents virtual business networking @ Online
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce is hosting virtual business networking via Zoom on Thursday 10/22/20, 5:30-7:30 pm. This format replaces our monthly After Hours. Breakout rooms insure everyone gets time to promote their business and give their elevator pitch. Free for members; $10 non members. Register at this link westseattle.wschamber.com/events/details/zoom-after-hours-october-2701

For more info: lynn@wschamber.com

Music to Power Democracy @ Online
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm

Support voter empowerment while enjoying an evening of music.

The Pigeon Point Antiracism Project presents
Music to Power Democracy
A virtual concert and fundraiser for the Black Voters Matter Fund
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 8 p.m.

With soprano Ellaina Lewis (known for her roles in such productions as Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha), Erika Lundahl (singer-songwriter featuring poetic lyrics for “resilient hearts and resonant bodies”), and Brian Cutler (veteran songwriter drawing on an electic mix of genres).

To attend, please make a donation to the Black Voters Matter Fund. Then send an electronic receipt from your donation to ppantiracismteam@gmail.com, and we will provide details for attending the event on Zoom.

The Black Voters Matter Fund fights voter suppression and supports civic engagement and political power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. They’ve been working tirelessly to get out the vote and also donating food, helping people fill out the census, distributing masks, and offering relief to hurricane survivors. Recently, they’ve been organizing voter drives by bus tour through swing states.

The Pigeon Point Antiracism Project is a grassroots group based in West Seattle’s Pigeon Point neighborhood and organizing actions to support equality.

You can find out more about the Black Voters Matter Fund by going here.

Oct
24
Sat
Remodeled Home Tour, online, with Potter Construction
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

October 24th 10-5 PM

Remodeled Homes Tour with Potter Construction

Join us, virtually, for a Remodeled Home Tour of our turn of the century cottage.

Register for complimentary tickets here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Spooky Town Grab n Go at Steve Cox Memorial Park
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event @ Online
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to The West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event

Would you like to learn how a non-profit organization develops a strategic plan? The West Seattle Timebank is holding a retreat with their board and members to develop a 3-year strategic plan. You’re invited to attend and learn the basics of strategic planning.
The retreat will be held in three 2-hour virtual sessions:
Sat. Oct. 10th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 7th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please register (ASAP). To register, contact: westseattletimebank@gmail.com.
We’ll email you the zoom links and a reminder the week of each session.

Learn more about Timebanking at: www.westseattle.timebanks.org

Heebie Jeebies live online from Parliament Tavern @ Online
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Heebie Jeebies’ annual Halloween show, streamed!

Oct
25
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 25 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 25 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Donation drive outside Alki UCC
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Donations of Food, School Supplies and Men’s Casual-Work Clothing are accepted 10:00 am to 3:00 pm outside the church’s front entrance at 6115 SW Hinds.

Food and basic supplies such as toilet paper and diapers are distributed through the White Center Food Bank. We’re accepting school supplies for all grades on behalf of one or more local schools to be distributed when students are back at in-person learning. Donations of clean, new or used men’s casual/work clothing are distributed through the Westside Interfaith Network’s hot lunch program for people experiencing homelessness, The Welcome Table.

Thank you again for supporting our most vulnerable neighbors in this challenging time.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Oct
26
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 26 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 26 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
27
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 27 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 27 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Oct
28
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 28 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force @ Online
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Next CTF meeting. Connection information will appear on this page.

Joy Harjo Book Club: An American Sunrise (Pre And Post-Event Discussion) @ Online (see listing)
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join Chief Seattle Club and The Seattle Public Library for two discussions of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register on Eventbrite.

Chief Seattle Club will be hosting two lunch series book club discussions of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise in anticipation of the Always Indigenous live streaming discussion with Joy Harjo on October 21st.

Chief Seattle Club is proud to present United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as part of a week-long fundraising event October 19-23 to celebrate 50 years serving our urban Native relatives experiencing homelessness.

Join host Misha Stone, The Seattle Public Library and Colleen Echohawk, Chief Seattle Club to An American Sunrise. Reflect on what home means for Native peoples and carrying ancestors with you. A pre-event discussion and post-event discussion in anticipation of a live streaming event with Joy Harjo presented as part of ALWAYS INDIGENOUS (October 19-23) celebrating 50 years of Chief Seattle Club, an Indigenous-informed, trauma-aware human service agency, day center, and permanent supportive housing provider dedicated to lifting up urban Natives experiencing homelessness.

Wed, October 14 – Joy Harjo Book Club (pre-event discussion)

Wed, October 28 – Joy Harjo Book Club (post-event discussion)

Always Indigenous event registration (for LIVE Stream with Joy Harjo on October 21)

See the reading guide here.

Check out the full Always Indigenous schedule for the line-up of programs. Free attendance is available, although this is a fundraiser for a non-profit serving homeless and insecurely housed indigenous community members.

View in Catalog: An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo

SDOT at HPAC @ Online
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Highland Park Neighborhood: Community Check-in Meeting
On Wednesday, October 28, we will be checking-in with Highland Park, to report back to the larger community on what we heard on the Home Zone walks on October 20-21, and collect additional feedback from community to develop a proposed home zone plan. A home zone plan involves the entire neighborhood working together to prioritize improvements that calm traffic and improve pedestrian mobility and neighborhood livability.

The meeting will be co-hosted with Highland Park Action Coalition (HPAC).

Oct
29
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 29 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 29 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Oct
30
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 30 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 30 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Oct
31
Sat
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Oct 31 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Oct 31 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

HALLOWEEN EVERYTHING!
Oct 31 all-day

In case you haven’t found it – our list of EVERYTHING Halloween including decorated West Seattle homes and trick-or-treat events is here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

No-contact trick-or-treating at HPIC
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Walk by the HPIC courtyard, say boo! and try to grab some candy off our fence! Scary monsters will be watching!

Contact-free neighborhood trick or treat.
Masks required and walkers only – the parking lot will be closed.

From 3 to 5 pm on Halloween – Saturday, October 31.

Nov
1
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 1 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 1 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Admiral Church outdoor worship and communion service
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am

ADMIRAL CHURCH WILL HOLD MONTHLY OUTDOOR COMMUNION SERVICES!

Please join us as Pastor Andrew Conley-Holcom leads live (masked and socially distanced) worship and holy communion services the first Sunday of every month at 10:30 am! Services will be held on the church lawn at 4320 SW Hill St and will meet State COVID guidelines. Max capacity 50. See admiralchurch.orgg for details. Services will be held rain or shine, bring your umbrellas and rain gear. All are welcome! Please join us!

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee @ Online
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Community Advisory Committee for Camp Second Chance will meet first Sundays *online – connection info added when available* – the meetings are open to the public.

The purpose of this committee is to ensure good communication between the camp and the surrounding neighborhoods, so we can all work together for a safe and equitable neighborhood. Our goals at Camp Second Chance are: to be a safe and ethical community for people suffering from homelessness, to be good neighbors to both housed and unhoused people in our neighborhood, and to move participants up and out of homelessness as quickly as possible.

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Nov
2
Mon
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 2 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Virtual Arts for 50+ Writing Fiction – Creating Settings @ Online (see listing)
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Writing Fiction – Creating Settings with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website.

Fictional characters live or spend their time in places that shape them, reflect and influence who they are, and support and move the plot along. We’ll explore the role of setting in fiction by looking at some published examples, and doing writing exercises to explore the way settings can anchor and develop our stories.

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

Facilitated by Pearl Klein.

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.

West Seattle Bike Connections meets @ Online
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Moved up a night since Tuesday is Election Night:

Monday, November 2
6:30-8:00pm
Agenda includes future East Marginal Way bike lane improvements, Reconnect West Seattle updates

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Nov
3
Tue
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 3 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 3 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Nov
4
Wed
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 4 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 4 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Nov
5
Thu
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 5 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 5 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Understanding Medicare @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

<206.932.4044.

HAPPENING – West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Nov
6
Fri
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 6 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

It is time for Virtual Kaleidoscope play and learn! Children, parents and caregivers join us for a weekly session where we learn together.

This is a program for parents and caregivers of young children to learn and explore together. This facilitated program is designed to support the development of children’s school readiness skills and to provide education and support for parents and caregivers.

This program is presented by our partners at Denise Louie Education Center.

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+ Introduction To Acting @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Introduction to Acting with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.
Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website.

During this interactive workshop, you’ll learn some of the basic principles of acting – body, voice and space. We’ll also try a few acting exercises. No experience required!

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

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
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 7 all-day

Enjoy a bilingual StoryWalk® about the Day of the Dead at South Park Library! Families are invited to read “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” by Bob Barner by walking around the branch and viewing the pages in the windows. The colorful illustrations and rhyming text are perfect for celebrating this special holiday that honors our loved ones. (Please wear a mask and maintain social distance while enjoying the StoryWalk®)

Las familias están invitadas a leer “The Day of the Dead/El Día de los Muertos” de Bob Barner caminando alrededor de la sucursal y viendo las páginas en las ventanas. Las ilustraciones coloridas y el texto en rima son perfectos para celebrar esta fiesta especial que honra a nuestros seres queridos. (Por favor, póngase una mascarilla y mantenga distancia social mientras disfruta del StoryWalk®”

Draw a Day of the Dead skull / Dibuja una calavera del Día de Muertos @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 all-day

Learn how to draw and decorate a Day of the Dead skull with art supplies you have at home. Teaching artist Amaranta Sandys will guide you through the steps while explaining the significance of Day of the Dead. This bilingual tutorial will be available on the Seattle Public Library Kids channel on YouTube from Sunday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 8. For youth and families ages 6 and up.

Aprenda a dibujar y decorar una calavera del Día de Muertos con los materiales de arte que tiene en casa. La artista Amaranta Sandys lo guiará con los pasos a seguir mientras explica el significado del Día de Muertos. Este tutorial bilingüe estará disponible en el canal para niños de la Biblioteca Pública de Seattle en YouTube del 25 de octubre hasta el 8 de noviembre. Para niños mayores de 6 años y jóvenes en general.

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.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint With Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint with Watercolors 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.

Join us for a step-by-step watercolor painting workshop. Grab a beverage of choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together.

Supplies needed: watercolor paints, flat brush, pointed round brush, mixed media or watercolor paper, cup of water, painter’s tape.

Facilitated by Nani Trias.

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.

West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event @ Online
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to The West Seattle Timebank Strategic Planning Event

Would you like to learn how a non-profit organization develops a strategic plan? The West Seattle Timebank is holding a retreat with their board and members to develop a 3-year strategic plan. You’re invited to attend and learn the basics of strategic planning.
The retreat will be held in three 2-hour virtual sessions:
Sat. Oct. 10th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 7th – 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Please register (ASAP). To register, contact: westseattletimebank@gmail.com.
We’ll email you the zoom links and a reminder the week of each session.

Learn more about Timebanking at: www.westseattle.timebanks.org

Delridge Grocery Cooperative annual meeting 2020 @ Online
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm

DGC Annual Meeting — November 7

The Delridge Grocery Co-op annual meeting is going virtual this year on Saturday, November 7 at 3 pm.

Get updates on a busy year for the DGC and help us elect two new representatives to the board of directors. If you’re interested in getting more involved with the DGC, we’re looking for board candidates. Learn more about what we’re looking for in board members, or send an email to info@delridgegrocery.coop to ask more questions or let us know of your interest.

Reserve your meeting spot today at our SignUp Genius page (we will have a limited number of seats available). We’ll provide the full Zoom conference details closer to the November 7 meeting.