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.

Nov
6
Fri
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.

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.

Nov
8
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 8 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 8 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
13
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 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.

Weekly Delridge anti-racism vigil
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

What: Delridge weekly anti-racism vigil

When: Friday, November 13th, from 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Pedestrian overpass on Delridge at the Delridge Community Center/Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Please remember to wear your masks!

If you can’t come in person, please consider passing on the info to your networks.

Nov
15
Sun
Dine Out for Lafayette @ Mission Cantina
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Dine Out for Lafayette at @missioncantinaseattle. Brunch + Lunch available 10am-4pm, Happy Hour 4pm-6pm, and Dinner 4pm-10pm. Take out or dine in, please mention Lafayette in order for us to receive 20% of sales (INCLUDING DRINKS). Admiral Theater is also open again for limited seating in case you want to do a dinner + movie!

Nov
18
Wed
Dine Out for Genesee Hill Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Love pizza? Want to support the Genesee Hill PTA? You’re in luck! On November 18, we’ll host our first-ever dine out for Genesee Hill even at MOD Pizza (4755 Fauntleroy Way SW, Suite 150, 206-745-3779). Order between 10:30 AM and 10 PM and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Genesee Hill PTA. Use this link and enter the GHE specific code of GR169150G.

MOD is also available on Door Dash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates and Slice. If you use these sites, please put the following phrase in the order notes/special instruction “I am with the GroupRaise Meal for Genesee Hill Elementary School PTA”

Dine Out for Roxhill Elementary at The Westy
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We are so grateful to our neighbors at The Westy for hosting our next dine out fundraiser during an incredibly tough time for the restaurant industry. If you are looking for a break from cooking this week, The Westy has great food and drinks and will donate 10% of all sales tomorrow to our school.

Wednesday, November 18, 2-10pm
Happy hour 2-4pm
Full menu available 4-10pm

Order online or call 206-937-8977:
https://www.thewestyseattle.com/west-seattle-menus/

7908 35th Avenue SW

The Westy will be open for takeout and very limited outdoor seating (21+).
If you choose take out, consider ordering for pickup instead of delivery via Uber Eats so we can support our small local restaurant without them incurring extra fees.

Nov
20
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 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.

Nov
27
Fri
Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Nov 27 @ 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.

Dec
4
Fri
Online: ‘Early Learning Together with Miss Amanda’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Seattle Public Library is releasing weekly story times and learning from home tips on their Kid’s YouTube channel: Friday December 4 @ 10am “Early Learning Together with Miss Amanda” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Learn how to make felt stories.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 4 @ 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.

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
11
Fri
Online: ‘Early Learning Together with Serena’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 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: Friday December 11 @10am “Early Learning Together with Serena” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Learn a few talking activities.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 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.

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
18
Fri
Online: ‘Early Learning Together with Betsy’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 18 @ 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: Friday December 18 @ 10am “Early Learning Together with Betsy” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Hands on activity on feelings.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Virtual Kaleidoscope Play And Learn Group @ Online (see listing)
Dec 18 @ 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.

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

Dec
25
Fri
Online: ‘Early Learning Together with Miss Nancy’ @ Online (see listing)
Dec 25 @ 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: Friday December 25 @ 10am “Early Learning Together with Miss Nancy” Virtual YouTube Premiere. Learn a fun activity to do at home.

Catch the premier on our Kids’ YouTube Channel

Jan
26
Tue
Alice Wong, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha And Elsa Sjunneson @ Online (see listing)
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project Alice Wong will speak with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Elsa Sjunneson about their contributions to the collection.

Registration required. Please click here to register.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Alice is also the host and co-producer of the Disability Visibility podcast and co-partner in a number of collaborations such as #CripTheVote and Access Is Love. From 2013 to 2015, Alice served as a member of the National Council on Disability, an appointment by President Barack Obama. You can follow her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf. For more: disabilityvisibilityproject.com.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (she/they) is a disabled, autisitc nonbinary femme writer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author or co-editor of nine books, including (co-edited with Ejeris Dixon) Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, Tonguebreaker, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and Dirty River, their work has won the Lambda and been shortlisted five times for the Publishing Triangle Awards. A lead artist with Sins Invalid since 2009, they are the 2020 winner of the Jeanne Cordova Prize for Lesbian and Queer Nonfiction and a 2020 Disability Futures Fellow.

Hugo, Aurora and British Fantasy Award Award winner Elsa Sjunneson is a Deafblind hurricane in a vintage dress. She is most well known for her non-fiction work which has appeared at CNN, tor.com, The Boston Globe and many other venues. In addition, she writes fiction and game design texts such as the Fate Accessibility Toolkit and Serial Box’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire. As an activist for disability rights, she has worked with New Jersey 11th for Change and the New York Disability Pride Parade. Her debut memoir releases from Tiller Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) in 2021. She lives in Seattle, WA.

The event is presented in partnership with Estelita’s Library. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the event. Please contact leap@spl.org with any questions.

For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Feb
7
Sun
Dine out at Mission Cantina for Fairmount Park Elementary
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Dine-Out for Fairmount Park at Mission Cantina
February 7th, 11 am-8 pm

We are excited to partner with Mission Cantina for our next Dine-Out Event! Mission Cantina will generously donate 20% of ALL sales that the restaurant makes on February 7th, for their full hours of 11:00 am to 8:00p m. No need for a special code or link! This includes all food, alcohol, and gift cards.

To order, please call Mission directly at 206-937-8220. The restaurant will begin taking phone orders starting at 11am. Please note, we are encouraging families to work with the restaurant directly rather than use 3rd party apps such as GrubHub and Ubereats to help the staff get more of the funds from tips and orders.

So enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, evening margaritas, or all of them! Avoid the rush by buying a gift card to use another day! Thank you for supporting a local restaurant AND your PTA!

Feb
19
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginning Drawing 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. Enter SPL in caps.

Expand your portrait drawing abilities with a step-by-step instructional demonstration in this hands-on workshop. We’ll focus on approach, facial proportions and provide handy tips.

Supplies needed: pencil, 5-6 sheets of paper, eraser, markers.

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.

Feb
20
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Self-Published: Making Books @ Online (see listing)
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Self-Published: Making Books with SilverKite. Registration is required.

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

Learn to make a variety of small, handmade books using simple bookbinding techniques.

Supplies needed: variety of paper or card stock (printer, construction or craft paper)l, favorite drawing materials, stapler, scissors, 1/4″ hole punch or awl, stick (popsicle, coffee stirrer, chopstick, pencil), rubber band, glue stick, paper clips.

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.

Feb
24
Wed
Tooth Fairy Experience @ High Point Neighborhood House
Feb 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

With more than half of the state’s third graders having experienced tooth decay (43% in King County), the Tooth Fairy is canvassing the state – virtually – during National Children’s Dental Health Month to help improve the dental health habits of her young friends, in hopes of a cavity-free Washington.

“Children who experience tooth decay are more likely to miss school, have lower academic success, and experience nutritional and speech development issues,” according to Dr. LeRoy Horton, an affiliate instructor at UW School of Dentistry and a Delta Dental member dentist. “It’s really unacceptable that more than half of our state’s third graders have experienced tooth decay, and nearly a quarter of which is untreated. These numbers are even higher in many rural and BIPOC communities.”

In response, the Tooth Fairy is celebrating the month with her interactive pediatric dental health education program, The Tooth Fairy Experience, designed to make dental health education fun.

The free 30-minute virtual presentations with K-2 classrooms and community-based organizations are customized for each learning environment – including a storybook reading, fun teeth facts, proper brushing techniques, tooth science experiment, dental health hand puppets and a sugar demonstration – aimed to improve dental health behaviors of kids as they enter their cavity-prone years and to spur regular dental exams – which were down 22 percent last year for 5-10-year-olds living in King County according to claims data from the state’s largest dental benefits provider.

Throughout the month, the Tooth Fairy will be conducting virtual interactive classroom presentations across the state, as well as appearances at the following Seattle area public events culminating with National Tooth Fairy Day (Feb. 28):

Northwest African American Museum’s Knowledge is Power: Books & Brushes Giveaway (with the Tooth Fairy)
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 24
Location: Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle
Cost: FREE

To request a virtual presentation for your K-2 classroom or youth organization, simply complete the online request form.

For those unable to participate in one of the Tooth Fairy events, check out the Tooth Fairy’s very own website (www.TheToothFairyExperience.com) with free downloadable videos, digital storybooks and other learning materials for teacher download and home-use – as well as a full library of helpful resources and tips for parents.

The Tooth Fairy Experience, developed by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with the Arcora Foundation and School Nurse Organization of Washington.

Feb
25
Thu
Fundraiser for Alki Cooperative Preschool @ MOD Pizza
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

On February 25th, MOD Pizza at 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW will donate a share of proceeds to nonprofit Alki Cooperative Preschool. This is important: “Please use our code (GR176595A) or mention Alki Co-op Preschool in store. NO THIRD-PARTY OR PHONE ORDERS PLEASE!” You can order via the website, though.

Feb
28
Sun
Fundraiser for Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA @ MOD Pizza
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

The STEM K-8 PTA has a fundraiser February 28th at the MOD Pizza at Westwood Village (2600 SW Barton). The code will be GR179557L – or mention the school – and again, you can order in-store or online, for pickup or delivery, directly from MOD.

Mar
4
Thu
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 4 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Mar
6
Sat
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 6 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Virtual Arts For 50+ Nature Portraits @ Online (see listing)
Mar 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Nature Portraits 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.

Learn how to create portraits and other artwork by using objects from nature.

Supplies needed: a small bag of nature objects (leaves, flowers, sticks, grass, herbs), stiff paper (construction or printer paper, cardstock), white glue, markers.

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
10
Wed
Dream Dinners fundraiser for ‘We All Belong’ at Madison MS
Mar 10 all-day

We are teaming up with Dream Dinners West Seattle for a local fundraiser (please see attachment). By helping WEB and a local small-business, your money has a DOUBLE positive impact in our community. For $50 dollars you can get three 3-serving meals (9 servings total), and $10 of that will go straight to Madison’s WEB program for next year. You can pay online up to 36 hours before the pick up time, and then just pick up during your window and you have 3 pre-made meals that are ready to cook!

Here are the dates (and links) to our fundraiser:

Thursday, March 4th 6:30pm-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875439

Saturday, March 6th at 10:30-11:30am – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875440

Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30-7:30pm – https://dreamdinners.com/session/875441

If you are not interested in Dream Dinners at this time, we are asking for donations of $10 (or more) to keep WEB going strong. If you can help, here is the donation link (https://www.schoolpay.com/link/WEBDonation ). All funds will be will be used for WEB curriculum (from the Boomerang Project in California), supplies for orientation, ice breaker and engergizer supplies, WEB trainings, WEB retreats, and other WEB related supplies. Any amount supports this program to its full capacity and is greatly appreciated!

Mar
11
Thu
Fundraiser for Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool @ Proleteriat Pizza
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Lincoln Park COOP Preschool has a pizza fundraiser on March 11th at Proletariat Pizza in White Center.

Please mention Coop at Proletariat Pizza on March 11th anytime from 4-9 pm.

Click here to order
CALL FOR DELIVERY 206-432-9765

PROLETARIAT PIZZA
9622 16TH AVE SW

LPCP will receive a portion of the proceeds from March 11th sales. Please remember to mention COOP when placing your order. We are working to meet our fundraising goal for this year, please help support us!

Mar
13
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Mar 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

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

Supplies needed: watercolor paints, paint brushes (1″ flat brush and pointed round brush), mixed media or watercolor paper, cup of water, painter’s tape.

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.

Destination Delridge: Live from the Heart @ onlinr
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a heartfelt night, as we deepen connections and celebrate DNDA’s work centering Art, Nature, and Neighborhood.
● ♥ ●
Live music, art, games, and more!

Featured Artist: Tiffany Wilson

Soul singer extraordinaire Tiffany Wilson has endeared herself to audiences across the World with magnetic live performances and unflinching honesty. Drawing from a well of inspiration that reflects inner and outer change, politics, and the vision of a brighter future, Ms. Wilson’s soaring melodies and infectious hooks serve as the sugar for the medicine (and the lesson) to go down.

Featured Artist: Zoser
Zoser is a singer/songwriter and music bender with a soulful voice, thoughtful lyrics, and a guitar. Music grounds Zoser as he sings his way through the Puget Sound.

Food by Chef Mulu Abate
Blending traditional dishes from around the world, Chef Mulu Abate has created his own line of fusion entrees that bring the flavors of distant cultures together.

Mar
14
Sun
Pie for Pi Day fundraiser for Alki Elementary @ MOD Pizza
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Celebrate Pi Day (3.14) with MOD PIZZA and Alki Elementary!
Sunday, March 14th from 10:30 AM-10:00 PM

Eat to support Alki Elementary PTA on Sunday, March 14th! MOD Pizza West Seattle (4755 Fauntleroy SW) is donating back 20% of sales from Takeout, Delivery and Pickup orders when you mention Alki!

When you order in person or over the phone, mention that you are with Alki Elementary before placing your order!

If you order on the website, use the promo code “GR178103A” and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated to our school!
RSVP and all details here: https://www.groupraise.com/events/178103

Mar
20
Sat
South Seattle Cooperative Preschools’ Music Funfest @ online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am
Spring Virtual Music FunFest presented by SSC Co-op Preschools @ online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am

What: Spring Virtual Music Funfest sponsored by the SSC Co-Op Preschools
When: March 20, March 27, April 10, and April 24 at 10 am
Where: We’re bringing the music to your home! These concerts are 100% virtual.
Cost: FREE! Donations support scholarship funds for families in need.
How to get tickets and donate: Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSCMusicFest, select one of the event names, and then select the “Tickets” link.

The SSC Co-Op Preschools have been serving West Seattle and beyond for over 75 years. We’ve always been committed to making early childhood education accessible to anyone in our community. In the past, money for scholarships has been raised through in-person fundraising efforts (such as concerts and movie nights). Clearly, these aren’t possible due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 also means that more families in our community need help than ever before. We want to be able to provide West Seattle families with affordable early childhood education, community support, and parent education, regardless of their current financial situation.

As part of this year’s fundraising efforts, the Parent Advisory Committee has organized a series of virtual concerts featuring four amazing children’s musicians. We are committed to making these events accessible for everyone, so the concerts themselves are free and open to the community. Any donations made with your ticket “purchase” will go directly to supporting the musicians and the preschool scholarship fund.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Origami For Beginners @ Online (see listing)
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Origami for Beginners 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.

Make a mini world from paper. Learn the basic folds of origami and use them to create fun shapes and animals.

Supplies needed: origami paper, 6″ square or larger or a light-weight paper cut into squares

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
27
Sat
South Seattle Cooperative Preschools’ Music Funfest @ online
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am
Spring Virtual Music FunFest presented by SSC Co-op Preschools @ online
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am

What: Spring Virtual Music Funfest sponsored by the SSC Co-Op Preschools
When: March 20, March 27, April 10, and April 24 at 10 am
Where: We’re bringing the music to your home! These concerts are 100% virtual.
Cost: FREE! Donations support scholarship funds for families in need.
How to get tickets and donate: Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSCMusicFest, select one of the event names, and then select the “Tickets” link.

The SSC Co-Op Preschools have been serving West Seattle and beyond for over 75 years. We’ve always been committed to making early childhood education accessible to anyone in our community. In the past, money for scholarships has been raised through in-person fundraising efforts (such as concerts and movie nights). Clearly, these aren’t possible due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 also means that more families in our community need help than ever before. We want to be able to provide West Seattle families with affordable early childhood education, community support, and parent education, regardless of their current financial situation.

As part of this year’s fundraising efforts, the Parent Advisory Committee has organized a series of virtual concerts featuring four amazing children’s musicians. We are committed to making these events accessible for everyone, so the concerts themselves are free and open to the community. Any donations made with your ticket “purchase” will go directly to supporting the musicians and the preschool scholarship fund.

Mar
31
Wed
West Seattle High School Dine-Out Day @ 4 venues
Mar 31 all-day

West Seattle High School students organized the second annual Dine-Out Day for March 31st. These four Admiral/Alki establishments are donating part of their proceeds to the WSHS student government that day:

Ampersand Café (2536 Alki SW)
Circa (2605 California SW)
Mission Cantina (2325 California SW)
Matchbox Food Hall (delivery only)

Apr
7
Wed
Neighborhood House anniversary celebration @ online
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am

Join us to celebrate Neighborhood House’s 115th Anniversary!

Since 1906, Neighborhood House has worked tirelessly to fulfill the dreams of our founders, “tikkun olam”, or repair the world. The What Matters Most annual event brings together over 500 of our region’s business leaders, elected officials, and community members with the shared mission of building community and increasing access to housing, health, education, and economic opportunity.

This year’s event will be a virtual gathering and we invite all of our communities to attend.

Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00 AM

MC: Angela King, KUOW Host

Keynote: Girmay Zahilay, King County Councilmember

More information on registering, corporate sponsorships, or virtual tables can be found at https://nhwa-ece.org/115wmm.

We hope to see you there!

Apr
8
Thu
Pizza fundraiser for White Center Co-op Preschool @ MOD Pizza, Westwood Village
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

White Center Co-op Preschool Fundraiser – MOD Pizza Westwood Village
Thursday, April 8, 2021
10:30 am – 10 pm

Please support White Center Co-op Preschool on Thursday, April 8, ALL DAY at MOD Pizza at Westwood Village. Mention White Center Co-op Preschool when ordering, or use code GR180686W at checkout on the app or website, and MOD Pizza will generously donate 20% of your meal’s price back to the preschool.

MOD Pizza – Westwood Village – 2800 SW Barton St

Apr
10
Sat
South Seattle Cooperative Preschools’ Music Funfest @ online
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am
Spring Virtual Music FunFest presented by SSC Co-op Preschools @ online
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am

What: Spring Virtual Music Funfest sponsored by the SSC Co-Op Preschools
When: March 20, March 27, April 10, and April 24 at 10 am
Where: We’re bringing the music to your home! These concerts are 100% virtual.
Cost: FREE! Donations support scholarship funds for families in need.
How to get tickets and donate: Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSCMusicFest, select one of the event names, and then select the “Tickets” link.

The SSC Co-Op Preschools have been serving West Seattle and beyond for over 75 years. We’ve always been committed to making early childhood education accessible to anyone in our community. In the past, money for scholarships has been raised through in-person fundraising efforts (such as concerts and movie nights). Clearly, these aren’t possible due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 also means that more families in our community need help than ever before. We want to be able to provide West Seattle families with affordable early childhood education, community support, and parent education, regardless of their current financial situation.

As part of this year’s fundraising efforts, the Parent Advisory Committee has organized a series of virtual concerts featuring four amazing children’s musicians. We are committed to making these events accessible for everyone, so the concerts themselves are free and open to the community. Any donations made with your ticket “purchase” will go directly to supporting the musicians and the preschool scholarship fund.

Apr
12
Mon
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
13
Tue
Thai-U-Up food truck fundraiser for Friends of Roxhill Elementary
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

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

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

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

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
24
Sat
South Seattle Cooperative Preschools’ Music Funfest @ online
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am
Spring Virtual Music FunFest presented by SSC Co-op Preschools @ online
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am

What: Spring Virtual Music Funfest sponsored by the SSC Co-Op Preschools
When: March 20, March 27, April 10, and April 24 at 10 am
Where: We’re bringing the music to your home! These concerts are 100% virtual.
Cost: FREE! Donations support scholarship funds for families in need.
How to get tickets and donate: Go to https://tinyurl.com/SSCMusicFest, select one of the event names, and then select the “Tickets” link.

The SSC Co-Op Preschools have been serving West Seattle and beyond for over 75 years. We’ve always been committed to making early childhood education accessible to anyone in our community. In the past, money for scholarships has been raised through in-person fundraising efforts (such as concerts and movie nights). Clearly, these aren’t possible due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 also means that more families in our community need help than ever before. We want to be able to provide West Seattle families with affordable early childhood education, community support, and parent education, regardless of their current financial situation.

As part of this year’s fundraising efforts, the Parent Advisory Committee has organized a series of virtual concerts featuring four amazing children’s musicians. We are committed to making these events accessible for everyone, so the concerts themselves are free and open to the community. Any donations made with your ticket “purchase” will go directly to supporting the musicians and the preschool scholarship fund.

Apr
26
Mon
Full Tilt Ice Cream fundraiser for White Center Cooperative Preschool @ Order online
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day

We need you to eat ice cream, cookie dough, and cotton candy for a great cause!

The past year has brought all sorts of challenges for schools. Our local preschool, the White Center Co-Op Preschool (part of the larger South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools) has seen a huge increase in financial assistance requests, and outdoor classes and remote learning has meant new demands for class materials. But through it all, the school has kept kids learning and playing, and given families invaluable support through community and the parent education program. Now we are offering our newest and most sugary Covid Pack ever to help raise money for this incredible school.

The Sugar Rush Covid Pack includes a pint of ice cream, a pint of vegan chocolate chip edible cookie dough, and a quart of cotton candy. You’ll also get a one of kind piece of art from one of the kids you are supporting. The cost is $30, with half going straight to the school.

Order online now through Thursday, April 29 and pick up starting Friday, April 30th at Full Tilt in White Center.

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

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

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

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

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

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

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

76 Gas Station – White Center
2851 SW Roxbury St

Apr
28
Wed
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.

Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Panel: Women Thriving in the Built Environment @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for our “Women Thriving in the Built Environment” virtual panel on Thursday, April 29 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., sponsored by South Seattle College’s Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program. Our virtual panel of thought leaders will kick off an empowering and engaging conversation about the importance of gender equity in the built environment, from building operations to design and construction. What takeaways can you apply within your own workplace?

Please RSVP (required to attend): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LzwHqT7lRZW6WVkvNCr9_Q

We’ll be discussing the following questions during our panel:
How can women contribute to the sustainability aspect of the built environment?
What can we all be doing going forward to support women in this field?
Why is gender equity important?
How do we build a more equitable future?

Meet our panelists and student moderator:
Courtney Blodgett, Director of Market Strategy, McKinstry
Soph Davenberry, Chief Technology Officer, NEMIC
Vicky Hardy, RCFM, Adjunct Faculty & Consultant, South Seattle College Sustainable Building Science Technology BAS Program
Mara Palmer, Certified Sustainable Building Science Technology professional
Sandy Sechang, Just Sales Manager, International Living Future Institute
Treasa Sweek, Principal, Sweek Consulting Engineers
Sheila Roe, Sustainable Building Science Technology student, Event Moderator

About the Sustainable Building Science Technology Program

The Sustainable Building Science Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program at South Seattle College is uniquely positioned as a leader in the dynamic arena of sustainable building education, putting graduates on track for career success in this growing and exciting field. The 90-credit curriculum builds upon an Associate degree and offers a pathway to becoming a highly skilled building science professional. Students learn about smart buildings, fiscal performance, and human-centered building management for today’s changing world. No other program on the West Coast offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares building professionals with the practical knowledge they’ll need for success.

Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grow [Ing] Up: A Literary Series About Growing Pains @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

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

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

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

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

ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

Apr
30
Fri
Online: Early Learning Together @ Online (see listing)
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children’s pre-literacy skills. No registration is required.

Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library 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+ 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
123 Andrés Family Concert / Concierto Familiar
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A family concert with Latin-Grammy-winning 123 Andrés is a family celebration!

¡Un concierto familiar con 123 Andrés, ganador de un Grammy Latino, es una celebración familiar!

We learn about rhythms and instruments from across the Americas, and have fun celebrating Spanish language and Latin culture with traditional and new songs, silly dances, and family challenges. Families use household objects as instruments and supply us with ideas for dance moves and characters for our songs. Native Spanish-speakers Andrés and Christina get families moving, laughing and jumping! Ages 3 and up.

Aprendemos sobre ritmos e instrumentos de todo el continente americano y nos divertimos celebrando el idioma español y la cultura latina con canciones tradicionales y recientes, bailes tontos y desafíos familiares. Las familias utilizan objetos domésticos como instrumentos y nos proporcionan ideas para movimientos de baile y personajes para nuestras canciones. ¡Andrés y Christina hacen que las familias se muevan, se rían y salten! A partir de 3 años.

Register for the Zoom event at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P3uCXn6uQ3i1MCHXAbLqAg or watch it live on YouTube (check back here for the link up to one week before the event). This event will be recorded and posted to our YouTube Kids channel through May 15.

Inscríbase para el evento Zoom en https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P3uCXn6uQ3i1MCHXAbLqAg o véalo en vivo en YouTube (vuelva aquí para ver el enlace una semana antes del evento). Este evento se grabará y publicará en nuestro canal de YouTube Kids hasta el 15 de mayo.

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.

Dream Dinners fundraiser for Lafayette Elementary PTA
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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
4
Tue
Transitional Resources presents Fresh Starts: Morning Habits for Better Mental Health @ online
May 4 @ 8:00 am

What: A Toast TR 2021 | Fresh Starts: Morning Habits for Better Mental Health

Where: Livestreamed online. Link will be sent to your email as we get closer to the event!

When: Tuesday, May 4 | 8:00 am live broadcast, with link available for later viewing. This event will coincide with GiveBIG WA!

Since we cannot celebrate in person, our 2021 Toast to TR spring fundraiser will take place virtually, over toast! Start your day with us for our live morning event, or stream it later at your convenience. Grab your laptop and a cup of coffee and learn how you can create habits and rituals that will improve your day – and your mental health. Plus, you’ll hear about how some of our clients have been able to create positive routines in their own life thanks to the TR community and have the opportunity to support our work!

We have a generous matching pool from our presenting sponsor, Verity Credit Union, and our Board of Directors to help your gift go further.

We are excited to partner with Live Oak AV and Caffe Ladro for this event.

Live stream participants will receive a digital goodie bag with printable materials and an ebook from our speaker, specialized recommendations for further reading/listening/watching on our topic, and a coupon from our partner, Caffe Ladro, for a discounted beverage and a free cookie to use at the West Seattle and Capitol Hill locations on the day of the event!

Registration: Advance registration required to participate in the livestream and receive event materials, including the Caffe Ladro coupon. Tickets are $10 and will be available until 5/3/2021. Register at Fresh Starts: Morning Habits for Better Mental Health Tickets, Tue, May 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite or learn more on our website News and Events | Transitional Resources.

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.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Bollywood Dance @ Online (see listing)
May 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bollywood Dance with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn dances featured in films from India – the largest moviemaking capital in the world. Bollywood is the Hindi-language sector of the Indian movingmaking industry. Traditional Bollywood dancing has been heavily influenced by Asian culture, Hindu art, music, and culture. Today Bollywood music and dancing is also influenced by other cultures and forms of dance including salsa and hip-hop. Join us for a fun class where we’ll dance to Bollywood hit songs from different eras and learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

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

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

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

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

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

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

ADA Accommodations: We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations. Captions are available for all recorded Library programs.

May
7
Fri
Online: Early Learning Together @ Online (see listing)
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:20 am

Explore ways to Play, Read, Sing, Talk and Write with your little ones with these short videos! Each has a different activity that will help build your children’s pre-literacy skills. No registration is required.

Click here to catch the premier on our Seattle Public Library 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+ 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
Fundraiser plant sale
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hi friends!

Our fifth annual plant sale fundraiser is Saturday, May 8th, from 9-3ish to raise money for our #LFWalkSeattle team!

We will still be following strict social distancing guidelines. Only 3-4 people will be allowed in the driveway at a time. Masks are required, vaccinated or not. Also encouraging cashless payment options if at all possible (Venmo, Paypal, ca$h, etc.)

Plant prices vary based on plant variety and size, but all bareroot dahlias are only $5/each this year!! Some quantities are quite limited. In addition to dahlias, we have strawberries, forsythia, ferns, geranium, columbine, daylilies, irises, heuchera, bergenia, snowballs, groundcovers, succulents, houseplants, and more!

Also, special guests Winfield Designs will be on site with some of their beautiful metal art, and they will donate a percentage of sales to our team! Check out their Etsy site for a sampling of their work: https://etsy.me/1mEuxh8

Pre-order (with pre-pay), and local (WS/Burien) delivery available for a small fee.

PS – can’t come but still want to donate? Visit my Lung Force Seattle page to contribute there! http://action.lung.org/goto/Amy2021

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.