West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE 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!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jun
14
Sat
2014
Computer Basics 1 & 2 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday June 14th, 2:00-3:30 pm. For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features.

The class will introduce you to the most common Windows features, including toolbars, the scroll bar and text boxes. The class includes a brief introduction to Internet Explorer and Word. This class incorporates Computer Basics 1 and Computer Basics 2 content.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Contact Info: West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444.

Jun
21
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Stewart Wechsler of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures in Nature:

Join Stewart after school for a first and third Saturday morning 10:30 am – noon learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long. Both adults and kids will learn and have fun. Suggested donation $8–$12 per person to keep the work going! Meeting north of the parking lot, south of the Lodge building. Reservations suggested too – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (still luddite land)”

Internet Basics 1 & 2 @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library on Saturday June 21st, 2–3:30 pm. This class will introduce you to the Internet and show you how to navigate a Web page. You will learn about Web browsers, Web addresses and common browser tools such as links, buttons and bars. Learn how to find information using search engines. You will also learn how to evaluate Web sites and print from the Web.

This class incorporates Internet Basics 1 & 2 content.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Jul
17
Thu
2014
“3 Barrios – Arte Flamenco Profundo” show @ Luso Food And Wine
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

3 BARRIOS- ARTE FLAMENCO PROFUNDO is an authentic, lively Flamenco show with Guest Singers from Jerez, Spain.

Ali de la Tota, Jesus de la Esperanza and dancer Estefania Sanchez joining guitarist Mark Ferguson & dancer Esther Marion here in Seattle for a fun, lively evening show with authentic singing, guitar playing, palmas, percussion, jaleos and dancing! The real thing on a beautiful summer night in our barrio-our neigbourhood!

Thursday July 17th, 8 pm
at LUSO Food and Wine (in White Center)
Cover $20 / $5 kids

Buffet with Spanish Foods at 7 pm. Wine Tasting.

More info: www.esthermarion.com

about the artists:
www.escueladeritmo.com

Aug
6
Wed
2014
Technology in the Natural World @ High Point Library
Aug 6 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:30 am–12:30 pm at the High Point Library:

Have you ever looked at an airplane and noticed how it resembles a bird? Join the Burke Museum to explore the innovative side of nature and see how it inspires today’s technology. For ages 4-8.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Aug
9
Sat
2014
Free Home Buyer’s Workshop @ White Center Library
Aug 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

From Anita Comstock of Stover Mathis Real Estate:

I will be teaching a Home Buyer’s Workshop monthly at the White Center Library on August 9, 2014, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. This workshop is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and at the end of the course each attendee will receive a certificate allowing them access to a number of down payment assistance programs that are available. The workshop is free, open to the public, and a non-solicitation environment.

Aug
10
Sun
2014
Family Beach Safari at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation:


Celebrate the Earth by learning more about Puget Sound. Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful-a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet. This program designed for ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park on:

Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10 – 11:30 am

Sep
11
Thu
2014
Nature Walk: History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

History of Friends of Schmitz Preserve Park, Seattle
Leader: Ken Shaw
Date: Thursday September 11th, 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm

This stream corridor of rare old growth forest has been stewarded by a community of volunteers for decades. At a time when Seattle is at risk of losing 70% of its canopy in the next 20 years, groups like these are vital to reversing this trend. Steward Ken Shaw will discuss his holistic restoration approach.

In addition to the common old growth trees, there are plenty of mature western yews (Taxus brevifolia). You can find a 2003 plant list here.

Interesting history of the park here.

Trail description: Irregular terrain, some brief steep trails, mostly flat loop trail.
Elevation gain 150 feet.

Where to meet: Admiral Way & SW Stevens at the kiosk.
What to bring: Dress suitable for weather, it will be darker and colder under the canopy. Flashlight optional.
Contact:Ken Shaw, 206-937-2718

Trip limit: 12 people.

Sep
20
Sat
2014
Birds of Autumn @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:30–10:30 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $3 per person

Fall migration is beginning. Explore the forest and meadow for travelers as well as resident birds. Learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels invited and beginners are welcome. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. This walk is designed for adults and families with children ages 6 and older.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Sep
21
Sun
2014
Spiders of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Spiders of the Duwamish

WHEN: Sept. 21, 10 am–Noon

Explore the “Web of Life” along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Jeff Rahlmann. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking. Poster artwork by: Gerrad Stockdale.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Sep
27
Sat
2014
Family Field Day ‘Picnic in the Park’ @ West Duwamish Greenbelt
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Consortium invites you to a community picnic and field day in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. This is a special event for all of our West Seattle neighbors to come together and celebrate our beautiful local forest. We will have live music, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and guided hikes through the forest. Bring a picnic, snacks will be provided.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–2 pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt
(accessible via the south parking lot at South Seattle College, or at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Did You Know?

Located in the Delridge area of West Seattle, The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest remaining forest in the city of Seattle at over 500 acres. That means you don’t have to travel outside of the city to enjoy the great outdoors.

The West Duwamish Greenbelt provides many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitat this greenbelt provides.

The plants in the forest help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.

And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the West Duwamish Greenbelt are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Oct
7
Tue
2014
Tot Trek – Autumn Colors @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join us for a colorful celebration of fall in the forest. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
11
Sat
2014
Full Moon Celebration @ Camp Long
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Full Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Adults, Families
Experience the forest bathed in moonlight. Test your senses without daylight. Experiment with how you would survive as a nocturnal animal. Surprises guaranteed! This program designed for adults and families with children ages 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
18
Sat
2014
The Forest in the Fall @ Camp Long
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Forest in the Fall
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1–3 pm
Pre-registration: yes
Cost: FREE

Adults, Families

Explore the forests of Camp Long. Find out about fantastic native plants and enjoy the autumn colors. This program designed for adults and families with children ages 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sun
2014
Forest and Fish of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT: Forest and Fish of the Duwamish

WHEN: October 19, 2–4 pm

Explore the Forest and Fish along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Chris Hoffer. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Oct
21
Tue
2014
Skate for Peace @ Southgate Roller Rink
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Seattle Parks celebrates a Week Without Violence Oct. 17-24

604,080 seconds. 10,080 minutes. 168 hours. Seven days. Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Youth Violence Prevention Team (YVPT) invite everyone between the ages of 12 and 19 to participate in a Week Without Violence October 17-24. This week gives youth a chance to express their feelings about violence in their community and provides safe, fun recreation programs and activities.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, teens can enjoy the Skate for Peace event at Southgate Roller Rink from 5 to 7 p.m. The rink is located at 9646 17th Ave. SW, Seattle, 98106. The facility has a snack bar, but fruits and veggies will be available for free.

Oct
24
Fri
2014
Fairmount Park Elementary’s Fall Falcon Fest
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Falcons Fly Home: Join Fairmount Park Elementary for the Fall Falcon Fest

The Fairmount Park Elementary PTA (FPEPTA) invites alumni/alumnae of the newly expanded and reopened school to join us for our first festival, the Fall Falcon Fest on October 24th from 5-8 pm at the school.

Events for the evening include:
· Alumni tour (please email spirit@fpepta.org to register)
· Student craft booths
· Art stations – decorate a pumpkin, create a falcon-themed barrette or pin, make a lantern, and more!
· Add your own falcon to our “flock of falcons” art installation
· Join the cake walk
· Take your photo at the fall falcon photo booth
· Enjoy food trucks – no need to cut the evening short, stay for dinner! (Wicked Pies, Fusion on the Run, and The Cookie Cutter)

The event is free, although a suggested donation of $1 per person is welcome and donations to FPEPTA’s Annual Giving Campaign will be accepted (http://give.fpepta.org).

Visit the FPEPTA website to find out more about the fabulous things happening at the school. We are off to a great start and look forward to engaging with neighbors in the years to come.

All former Fairmount Park Falcons are strongly encouraged to join in the fun! If you have not yet shared your experiences with us at the FPEPTA website, please do so! We are treasuring the fabulous stories shared thus far.

http://fpepta.digitalpto.com/alums-and-neighbors/

For more information contact:
Shanti Breznau and Parie Hines
spirit@fpepta.org

Oct
25
Sat
2014
‘Learn About Bats’ clinic @ McLendon Hardware
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There are many centuries old myths associated with bats. Bats are always linked to vampires, Halloween and the dangers and fears of darkness. But why are bats so misunderstood? Come to the Free McLendon Hardware Learn About Bats Clinic to learn more about bats, to understand their importance, uniqueness and the beauty of these remarkable animals. Presented by Bats Northwest.

October 25th – 11:00 am – White Center location.

Nov
1
Sat
2014
Mushrooms of the Duwamish @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT: Mushrooms of the Duwamish

WHEN: November 1st, 10 am–noon

Explore the mushrooms along Chief Seattle’s Duwamish River. Talk at Longhouse followed by walk at nearby Herring House Park. Naturalist, Denise Rhiner. Discussion to focus on the “web of life” with a message of environmental stewardship and urban habitat restoration. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 4Culture. Free admission & parking.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1539185606313943/

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

206.431.1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

Dec
5
Fri
2014
Tidepools by Flashlight @ Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Friday, December 5, 2014, 9–10:30 pm at the Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook (across the street from Me-Kwa-Mooks park):

What a delight! Explore tidepools at night. Bring your family and friends for a beach adventure – by flashlight! A unique experience right here in the city. Please wear shoes that can get wet, dress in layers, and bring a flashlight if you have one. This program designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person
Pre-registration required:
206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov
or register online at SPARCS.

Dec
7
Sun
2014
5th annual Blithe Bazaar @ Community School of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our 5th Annual handmade holiday market – Blithe Bazaar!

A COZY EVENING OF SHOPPING AND SIPS SUPPORTING LOCAL WEST SEATTLE ARTISANS

Jewelry • Lotions & Potions • Art • Housewares • Tea and more

FREE ADMISSION

Sunday, December 7
3-7 pm

Community School of West Seattle
9450 22nd Ave SW at Roxbury

Find more information on our fabulous vendors, check out our Facebook
event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/310805655786686/

Dec
16
Tue
2014
Smartphone basics @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Tuesday December 16th, 10:30 am–12:00 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:


Technology Classes with Rolland
Cost Per Class:
$10/members, $15/non-members

Smartphone basics
Learn the basics of what your phone can do, how to set it up, and learn the terminology of what is important to know.

Jan
3
Sat
2015
Nature Hike Night: Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and the Stars @ Lincoln Park
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Lincoln Park Night Hike with the Owls, Old Trees, Stewart and even the Stars?:

(Added session after the Saturday, 12-20 rained out): Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with fellow nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from poop and pellets, to feathers on the forest floor. Tour also includes any other animal, plant, constellation or planet we find worth a comment or that anyone asks about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation for heavier rain. (a light shower forecast should be OK.) Drop-ins can check for room, but if there are no
reservations, Stewart may not show.

Tidepools by Flashlight @ Constellation Park, Alki Beach
Jan 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:


Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Saturday, January 3, 9-10:30 pm (-1.3 tide at 9:47 pm)

Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Jan
14
Wed
2015
West Seattle Hack Night #2 @ West Seattle Office Junction
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Happening at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor):

The Office Junction will be hosting a FREE computer/coder hack night on Wednesday, January 14th from 6:30-9:00. Snacks and beverages provided. The agenda for the evening will be open – with the goal of fielding participants to learn what kind of applications they are working on so that we can tailor a future class with more focus.

RSVP here.

Jan
17
Sat
2015
Owling, and Touring Lincoln Park at Dark @ Lincoln Park
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday January 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Celebrate Lincoln Park’s Natural Community at Night with our Human Community!:

Celebrate the natural community of owls, and others by flashlight under stars or clouds with your community of nature enthusiasts! Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge! Listen and look for Barred Owls and their signs, from the poop and pellets under their perches to feathers that floated the forest floor. The park at dark tour also includes any other animal, plant, any constellation or planet that we find that seems worth a comment or anyone wants to know about. Meet at north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call (206 932-7225 -land ) or e-mail ( ecostewart@gmail.com ) to reserve a spot. If rain is forecast check my website or my answering machine outgoing message (206 932-7225) for a possible event cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Drop-ins can see if there is room, but if no one makes reservations, I may not show.

Jan
24
Sat
2015
Headbanger’s Ball – meet the woodpeckers! @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9–11 am
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Don’t just sit there banging your head against the wall! Come on out to the woods and join some naturalists to explore the wonderful, wild and wacky world of woodpeckers. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Birds of Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach @ Lincoln Park
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm
At Lincoln Park

Brave the elements of winter at Lincoln Park’s beach to view the best birds the season brings to our shores. Please bring a field guide and binoculars if you have them. A few are available for loan. Dress for blustery weather. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet the naturalist at the south parking lot on Fauntleroy.

FREE!

Pre-registration:
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov

Jan
27
Tue
2015
Social Media Basics @ High Point Library
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Social media sites are all over the internet and growing in popularity. What are they? Why should you join? What’s in it for you? Learn at the High Point Library Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11 am–12:30 pm.

Registration is required.

Learn about social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and more.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Registration is required phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Feb
7
Sat
2015
Feet First 3rd Annual Stairway Walks Day @ West Seattle
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day. Urban explorers are invited to join one of free, guided neighborhood walks featuring outdoor stairways in West Seattle. Space is limited to 35 people per walk. Please RSVP in advance at www.feetfirst.org or http://stairwaywalksday2015.bpt.me/ (when the signup period opens).

On these stairway routes you’ll discover gems you wouldn’t see otherwise. Colorful mosaics, serene pocket parks, restored creeks and gorgeous home are quietly hidden amid these stairway passages. Come see the sights and learn the stories that only Seattle stairways can tell… and only your feet can take you!

All proceeds for this event help support Feet First’s mission to ensure all communities across Washington are walkable.

Suggested donations start at $10, with free admission for children under 18.
Pay what you wish – no one will be turned away from joining in the fun.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?FeetFirst/8720108786/cd831fc4da/d580c38f0f

The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.

According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”

More about Feet First: Since 2001, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington are walkable. Walking is a vital transportation mode that connects communities, reduces pollution, improves health and physical fitness, and allows people to explore their natural environment.

Microsoft Excel 2013 help @ High Point Library
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you new to spreadsheets or do you need a refresher on the basics? Get assistance at the High Point Library Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6–7:30 pm.

Registration is required.

Learn how to build an Excel worksheet from beginning to end, discover the easiest ways to enter data, change data, format your worksheets, save and print them. An essential skill in the new economy! Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Registration is required phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Mar
2
Mon
2015
Seattle Public Schools tech ‘Town Hall’ @ West Seattle High School, cafeteria
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle Public Schools wants to give everyone an opportunity to provide feedback and input into the district’s Technology Vision process. To accomplish this we are scheduling five “Town Hall” meetings around the District. One in each of the five major regions …

WEST SEATTLE REGION: Monday, March 2, at West Seattle High School cafeteria

Doors will open at 5:30 pm so that attendees can browse sample results from the Tech Summit. The structured meeting will begin at 6 pm. Interested individuals who are unable to attend any of the Town Hall meetings are encouraged to submit their vision, ideas, and comments to techvision@seattleschools.org

Mar
7
Sat
2015
Learn Craigslist basics @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 2:00–3:30 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library, learn techniques to help you use Craigslist. Registration is required.

In this class, we’ll cover: setting up and managing a Craigslist account, searching Craigslist for ads, posting ads, and using photos in ads. Class prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call 206-684-7444.

Mar
14
Sat
2015
Vera Johnson and Village Green Work party @ Village Green Perennial Nursey
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join us this Saturday in supporting this wonderful place in our community – Vera Johnson and Village Green Work party. Saturday March 14th – 11 am start time

https://www.facebook.com/GuruGayatriYogaSeattle/posts/803911603028607

http://villagegreenpn.com/category/vera-johnson/

Mar
15
Sun
2015
Wearing O’ the Green @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2–4 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Spring may be popping out all over. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and the coming o’ spring, take a forest stroll with a naturalist and enjoy the native plants of the Pacific Northwest. This program designed for ages 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
17
Tue
2015
Tot Trek – Spring Fling @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:30–11:45 am
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $4 per person

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching high and low for all the signs of Spring. This program designed for 2-3 years olds with an adult companion.

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Mar
19
Thu
2015
White Center Library groundbreaking
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 pm at new library’s location. Project information here.

Mar
21
Sat
2015
Navigating online travel sites @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2–3:30 pm at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library:

Learn how to navigate a variety of online travel websites.

Confused by the different kinds of online travel sites? Hear tips and tricks to find the best deals on airfare, hotels and rental cars.

Class prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call 206-684-7444.

Mar
28
Sat
2015
Microsoft Word 2013 help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Polish your word processing skills and learn how to open Microsoft (MS) Word, navigate its options, use basic functions and features, and how to create letters and simple documents at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2–3:30 pm.

Learn how to use the copy and paste function, set font type and size, and how to add images into a document to express an idea and improve the look of your documents. Prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call 206-684-7444.

Apr
4
Sat
2015
Easter Fun Day @ White Center Heights Elementary
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

EASTER FUN DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015
FROM 1 pm to 3 pm
Everything is free!
Easter Egg hunt (age 0-12), face painting, games. Prizes, Concert, hot dog lunch.

Location:
White Center Heights Elementary
11417 3rd Avenue South

Presented by New Community Church / nccfw.org

Gift Certificates & or product donations are welcome from local
businesses! For more info contact us atnewcommunitychurchfw@gmail.com

Apr
12
Sun
2015
Birds and Habitats Hike @ Soundway Park
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Birds and Habitats: Learn how birds benefit from our restoration efforts and see or hear who is singing and who is nesting at Soundway and maybe who is stopping in West Seattle during migration. The bird walk will be led by Mike Witter of Audubon Neighborhood Bird Project, an experienced birder who is familiar with birding by ear as well as the habitats offered in the greenbelt. Come rain or shine. Bring appropriate outdoor clothing and binoculars if you have them. Sunday, April 12, 8-10 am at Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

Apr
25
Sat
2015
Family Scavenger Hunt Forest Hike @ Pigeon Point Park
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Starting in April, we’re introducing a new series of community events in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Family Scavenger Hunt: A team event! Earn points for finding native plant species, making art, and completing challenges. This scavenger hunt will take you into the West Duwamish Green Belt and challenge you to see the forest with new eyes. Taste some wild edibles, fly a kite, and maybe kiss a banana slug (if you’re game). Team registration begins at 10 am with a celebration and awards at noon. Saturday, April 25, 10 am–noon at Pigeon Point Park (1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle)

There is no registration required for these Forest Hikes.

May
3
Sun
2015
North Delridge (Cottage Grove) Tree Walk @ Greg Davis Park
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Courtesy of the NDNC:

Join Tree Ambassador Patrick for a tour of North Delridge’s green spaces and neighborhood trees, along with some interesting history about the Cottage Grove neighborhood. The walk is less than 1.5 miles and is suitable for all ages.

When: Sunday, May 3rd, 10:00 am–12 pm

Where: Greg Davis Park – adjacent to the information board (SW Brandon & 26th Ave SW)

For more information and to RSVP, visit:
www.seattle.gov/trees

This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

May
9
Sat
2015
Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby @ Southgate Roller Rink
May 9 @ 5:15 pm – 9:15 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents:
We Love Spring Fling Junior Double Header! Saturday, May 9th at Southgate Roller Rink. Come out for some great Coed Junior Roller Derby.

Bout 1 starts at 5:35 pm – SSR Cadets vs Skagit Valley Roller Derby Runtz in a Positional Derby Bout.

Bout 2 starts around 7 pm – SSR Rebels vs Candy Crushers (from Victoria BC) in a Sanctioned Full Contact bout.

Tickets are $10 for adults – $5 for kids 6-12. Kids 5 and under are FREE.

Help us raise money for the league from our Bake sale, merchandise and Coffee provided by Cafe Osita of West Seattle.

Southgate Roller Rink concessions and Bar will also be open.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthsideRevolution

May
11
Mon
2015
Plant Identification Walking Tour @ Soundway Trailhead
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Plant Identification in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
Monday May 11, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead

FREE!

The West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest forest in the City of Seattle, supporting a variety of forest types and plant communities. Come for an early evening exploration of this little-known gem of a park in West Seattle and work on your plant identification skills. Meet at the trail head at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly Street at 6:30 PM. The hike will be led by local botanist Cathie Conolly. Please register at www.naturec.org/forest-hikes.

May
20
Wed
2015
Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms @ Roxhill Park
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore nature at Roxhill Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Roxhill Park’s Butterflies, Birds and Blooms

Roxhill Park
May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Tour Roxhill Park with local naturalist Stewart Wechsler 14 years after a restoration project turned a lawn into a devoloping forest with a diversity of native plants. See which birds now make a home there. We may see which flowers and plants this years unusually large crop of Painted Lady butterflies use for nectar or egg laying. Oriented towards an adult and senior audience.

Meet at the north park entrance on SW Barton St, equivalent to one block west of 26th Ave SW, by the bus stop at the end of the Rapid Ride C line, across from the Westwood Village sign.

$15 suggested donation

For information or to pre-register, e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or call Stewart at 206 932-7225

May
31
Sun
2015
Little Pilgrim School Alumni event @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
May 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm – Little Pilgrim School Alumni event at Fauntleroy Church:

If you or anyone you know EVER attended Little Pilgrim School, this event is for you!

WHEN: Sunday, May 31st, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
WHERE: Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church
WHAT: Meet and greet former Little Pilgrim School students, families and teachers! Refreshments! Pictures! Raffle drawing! Bid farewell to longtime teacher Barbara Smith who will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Please visit www.Littlepilgrim.org (or click on the LPS link from the Fauntleroy Church website) to complete the short alumni survey.

Questions? Contact (206)932-5600 or lorrie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Jun
6
Sat
2015
TAF Students Expo @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 6, 10 am-1 pm, at TAF’s headquarters, Bethaday Community Learning Space, in White Center:

Dear neighbors,
How can robotic technology help people and communities in ways it has not yet? How might a mobile app help solve a common problem? What goes into building the speediest drag racer? Can you build a robot sumo wrestler? What does STEM mean to our youth today? All these questions and more will be answered by elementary and middle school students at the TAF Expo this Saturday.

The TAF Expo is an annual end-of-school-year exhibition event celebrating the accomplishments of TAF students. Kids and families who are curious about STEM learning opportunities in Southwest Seattle and want to see a sampling of what TAF and #STEMbyTAF are all about, are encouraged to attend. This year’s Expo is on Saturday, June 6, 10 am-1 pm, at TAF’s headquarters, Bethaday Community Learning Space, in White Center (605 SW 108th St., Seattle, WA 98146).

Here’s what you can expect to see at the Expo on June 6th:
~ Youth Inventions: innovative STEM solutions developed by 6th-8th graders from the White Center region
~ STEM Project-Based Learning at Mount View Elementary exhibition with 3rd-6th graders
~ Youth robotics competitions by 4th-6th graders: robot drag race, a fancy robot “catwalk” revue, and TAF’s ever-popular Sumo Wrestling Robot tournament!
~ Peer youth coding workshops led by young women from Girls Who Code
~ Hands-on STEM workshops for young children, provided by Pop-Up Science, a Seattle-based nonprofit mobile science museum (www.pop-upscience.com/)
~ More information about TAF Programs in White Center and beyond
~ Food, prizes, FUN!

Lunch will be provided. This is an all-ages family event; children who are not currently enrolled in TAF programs must be accompanied by an adult. White Center area youth who are currently in 5th and 6th grade, who may be interested in our middle school STEMbyTAF Labs program, and their families are especially encouraged to attend.

This is TAF’s seventh annual end-of-year Expo, and our third one at Bethaday Community Learning Space. A flyer for the event is attached. Email sarahw@techaccess.org for more
information, or call 206-725-9095×102. Learn more about TAF at
www.techaccess.org.

Jun
22
Mon
2015
‘What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?’ Hike @ Soundway Trailhead
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

On our guided forest hikes, you can explore our local parks and trails in a fun, educational, and family-friendly group. Each hike will center on a different theme or activity, including wildlife, scavenger hunts, plant systems, fitness, and more.

Please register for the hike here:
http://www.naturec.org/forest-hikes

What Does A Restored Forest Look Like?
Monday, June 22, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Trailhead (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, Seattle)
The Green Seattle Partnership has a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of City-owned forested parkland, with a scale of 0-4 to classify each phase of restoration. Phase 0 indicates a site where restoration has yet to begin and Phase 4 indicates a restored forest that is in need only of periodic monitoring and maintenance. As of this Spring several of Nature Consortium’s work sites have reached the holy grail of “fully restored” status-Phase 4! Come take a walk in the greenbelt to experience and take a look at a variety of restoration sites, including our prized Phase 4 sites. This hike will be led by Restoration Director Lizzie Zemke.

Jul
11
Sat
2015
Seattle Tilth Chicken Coop and Urban Farm Tour @ Various WS locations
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit Seattle’s top 25 urban farms! Seattle Tilth’s Chicken Coop & Urban Farm Tour is on Saturday, July 11. Meet people who are incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes on a self-guided tour. See a unique coops, see goats, ducks, bunnies and bees, and learn what it takes to have a dynamic urban farm. Go on an urban adventure!

We have some great sites in West Seattle that have been chosen as Seattle’s “Top 25 Urban Farms” – Wildcraft Garden, Buried Treasure, Ceramistas Seattle and Rake and Make Ranch.

Tickets are just $12 and $5 for kids, with discounts for groups, bicyclists and Seattle Tilth members.

After purchasing your ticket you will receive a map of the locations on the tour. There will also be an accompanying Google map link of all routes.

http://seattletilth.org/special_events/chickencoopurbanfarmtour

Jul
19
Sun
2015
Zippys burger eating contest
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Sunday July 19th during White Center Jubilee Days:

Time for Zippy’s 3rd annual burger eating contest! Registration begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday July 19. The burger throw starts at 2:00. Few things to note: $15 entry fee, 18+ with valid id, limited to the first 20 contestants (we’ll have a few extra chairs just in case a few more show up), read the rules, fill out the waiver. GRAND PRIZE a smooth one hundred dollars..

Jul
28
Tue
2015
Spoke & Food biking and dining event
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the evening of Tuesday, July 28th, people on bikes throughout Seattle will ride and dine to raise funds for charity in the annual Spoke & Food biking and dining event. Billed as “an evening of dining & bikes”, Spoke & Food invites the residents of Seattle to bike to and dine at one or more of the many Seattle area restaurants and breweries that will each donate 20% of their total sales from the evening to this year’s event beneficiary, the non-profit road safety group Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. The event takes place from 5:00 pm to 9:0 pm, and is open to anyone who wants to attend. Riding bikes to area restaurants and breweries is ideal, but it is not a requirement for participation in this fun evening charity event.

Host locations in West Seattle & White Center:
West Seattle – The Westy
White Center – Proletariat Pizza

About the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a safe street advocacy coalition representing 20 local neighborhood groups across Seattle. Volunteers in each neighborhood plan and advocate for safe and comfortable streets connecting people to the places they want to go. Volunteers lend their support to citywide projects including Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, Pavement to Parks, Complete Streets, and Memorial Walks. More info at www.seattlegreenways.org.

About Spoke & Food
Spoke & Food is an annual event organized by a husband and wife duo who live in Seattle who want to do their part to create community. Having bicycled to and from dinner a lot prior to getting married, the couple wanted to share with others how fun and easy it is to ride to and dine out via bicycle while also creating an event that raises funds for well-deserving non-profits. A new non-profit is selected each year with past beneficiaries including Solid Ground, Seattle Tilth, FamilyWorks, Bike Works and the Outdoors For All Foundation. More info at www.spokeandfood.com.

Jul
29
Wed
2015
SolarWISE Free Workshop @ High Point Community Center
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Interested in installing a solar electric system on your home or business, or just learning more about solar energy? Attend a free SolarWISE workshop from Seattle City Light and Northwest SEED to learn the latest on solar pricing, technology, financing options and steps to go solar. The presentation will feature local solar installer West Seattle Natural Energy, plus representatives from Umpqua Bank and Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union will answer your questions about solar financing. Each Seattle City Light customer household that attends will receive a free LED bulb. Pre-register today for a chance to win a Diablo Lake Boat Tour!

Details:
July 29, 6:30 pm
High Point Community Center
6920 34th Ave SW

Price: Free!
Register: http://solarwisewest.eventbrite.com/

Jul
31
Fri
2015
Blue Angels Technicians’ Talk, Q&A @ South Seattle College
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Two US Navy Blue Angels technicians will hold an hour-long presentation and audience Q&A at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) on Friday, July 31, to provide a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes support that goes into Blue Angel performances, including the Seafair shows this weekend:

The presentation occurs from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on July 31 in the Olympic Hall Auditorium at South’s West Seattle campus. The free event is open to the public, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Petty Officer of the Navy 1st Class Zoltan Prestridge (aviation maintenance control team) and Petty Officer of the Navy 2nd Class Cyrille Sandusky (aviation electrician crew chief) will discuss the background and training that led to their position with the Blue Angels, and what it’s like to ensure the safety of pilots’ planes as they perform aerial stunts. The Blue Angels’ visit was coordinated by the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM) Chapter 19, a student club made up of female aeronautical technicians in training at South. Whether training in the Aviation Maintenance Technology or Aerospace Composite Technology programs at the college, the experience will be memorable for South aviation students.

“We share an industry and a passion (with the speakers) … and their experiences are highly educational and motivational for all of us,” AWAM club member Sherry Loeser said.

Quick Facts
When: 8:30 am to 9:30 am on July 31, 2015. The presentation will last 30-40 minutes with roughly 20 minutes for audience questions.

Where: South Seattle College Olympic Hall Auditorium (OLY 120) at the West Seattle campus, 6000 16th Ave. SW (campus map
link
).

Who: Open to the public and South Seattle College students, staff and faculty. There will be around 60 seats available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Free event.

Aug
8
Sat
2015
iPad: Find Reading Suggestions @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Find books you’ll love to read on your favorite device! Learn at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:30–11:30 am.

Learn about fantastic offerings available with your Library card and other free apps, along with reading suggestions, tips for organizing your library and enhancing your reading experience, and more!

Class prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact the West Seattle Branch at 206-684-7444.

Aug
9
Sun
2015
‘Restoration Reunion’ and demonstration with David Rogers @ Log House Museum
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two-part “Restoration Reunion” on Sunday, Aug. 9, to feature outdoor demonstration, dinner speech by log preservationist David Rogers:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is thrilled to welcome back to West Seattle the log-home preservationist who was the contractor for restoration of its “Birthplace of Seattle” Log House Museum 18 years ago.

David Rogers will be the special guest of the historical society for two events on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015. His appearances are supported by 4Culture.

~ The first event, free and open to the public, will run from 2 to 4 pm in the museum’s Circle Courtyard, 3003 61st Ave. S.W., where Rogers will conduct an interactive demonstration of log-restoration techniques and describe in detail the hands-on work he did on the museum.

~ The second event, at 6:30 pm is a fundraiser for the historical society, is a no-host dinner and speech at West 5 Lounge in the West Seattle Junction, at which Rogers will speak about the importance of preserving and restoring log structures. Admission is a $10 donation, payable at the door or online at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/. (Any food or drink ordered is in addition to the donation.)

Reservations are being taken for both events at
http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Rogers, who has operated his Logs & Timbers business from Rhododendron, Oregon, since 1983, has successfully helped scores of private organizations and public agencies to achieve their preservation goals.

He inspired countless thousands with his hands-on helming of the Log House Museum’s back (south) wall in 1996-1997. His craftsmanship on behalf of the museum is highlighted in a 6-minute video that is viewable at http://www.loghousemuseum.info/events/welcome-back-david-rogers/.

Aug
10
Mon
2015
Wetlands 101: Guided hike @ Soundway Park
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Nature Consortium:

Join Nature Consortium for another guided hike in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Wetlands are diverse and dynamic ecosystems, and we’re lucky to have many of them in West Seattle. They support a unique and important array of plants and animals, especially in the West Duwamish Greenbelt. On this hike we will look at wetland soils, talk about what constitutes a wetland, examine wetland plants, look at wetland indicators when water isn’t present, and discuss the functions of wetlands in the overall landscape. Free and open to the public. Four-legged friends welcome on leash.

Monday, August 10, 6:30-8 pm
Soundway Park (14th Ave SW & SW Holly St)

Hosted by Nature Consortium. Please RSVP at
www.naturec.org/forest-hikes/

Aug
22
Sat
2015
Movie under the stars @ Steve Cox Memorial Park
Aug 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Movie: Mario Moreno Cantiflas in El Padrecito (with subtitles in English)

August 22nd
Event begins at 6 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:30 pm

at Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd St
White Center

While there is no cost to attend, a food donation to the White Center Food Bank is suggested.

Grab your blanket, low-backed chairs, and your friends and family and take in “Película Bajo las Estrellas” or “Movie Under the Stars” in White Center the evening of August 22.

Facebook event page here.

Aug
29
Sat
2015
Comedy Night with Jeffrey Robert @ Big Al Brewing
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Comedy Night with Jeffrey Robert

4 comedians, 1 fantastic host, jokes for days all included in your pint purchase! Come, enjoy our beer garden and lots of laughs! Joining us will be the finest of West Seattle and White Center comedians – Matt Eriksen, Travis Nelson, Mona Concepcion, Sadie Blake and Brian Haigh! Hope to see you all there!

Saturday September 29th, 7:00 pm
At Big Al Brewing

Facebook event page here.

Sep
19
Sat
2015
iPad: Find Reading Suggestions @ Southwest Library
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Find books you’ll love to read on your favorite device! Learn at the Southwest Library Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10:30–11:30 am.

Learn about fantastic offerings available with your Library card and other free apps, along with reading suggestions, tips for organizing your library and enhancing your reading experience, and more!

Class prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Contact the Southwest Branch at 206-684-7455.

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms @ Lincoln Park
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday September 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm–8:15 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Evening Walk with the Owls, Ravens and Other Life Forms at Lincoln Park:

Stewart shares his exceptional enthusiasm and knowledge of Lincoln’s natural community as we look for the Barred Owls and their signs, and listen and look for Seattle’s first successful nesting pair of Ravens, and their fledgelings, since urbanization pushed this species out many decades ago. The tour also includes any other plant or animal that anyone may want the story of. Adult level programming, but suitable for kids that don’t dominate. Meet at the north parking lot kiosk, across from Rose St. Call or e-mail to reserve a spot: 206 932-7225 (land ) orecostewart@gmail.com If rain is forecast check this website or my outgoing message on my answering machine (206 932-7225) for a possible cancellation due to excessively heavy rain (I won’t cancel for a light sprinkle.) Suggested donation $10 – $15.

Sep
25
Fri
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Sep
30
Wed
2015
Delridge Natural Drainage System Project Construction Open House @ Salvation Army
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Delridge Natural Drainage System project is gearing up for construction. Join us at an informal drop-in session to: Hear construction updates and chat one-on-one with the project team, Review final designs and Meet the Resident Engineer.

Wednesday September 30th (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
Salvation Army (9050 -16th Avenue SW.)

Over the past few months, the Delridge Natural Drainage System (NDS) project team has finalized the project details and has been preparing for construction. The project includes the siting of natural drainage systems elements, including rain gardens, drainage conveyance and related components, the placement of street trees within the project area, as well as some sidewalk and ADA ramp improvements. Construction of the natural drainage system is scheduled to begin in fall 2015.

Construction for Seattle Department of Transportation’s Delridge Greenway Project is already underway. This project is working to provide a safe and comfortable north-south route in the neighborhood for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.

What can you expect during construction?
To learn about what you can expect during construction of the natural drainage systems and to learn more about the Delridge Greenway Project, join us at an informal drop-in session Wednesday September 30th (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm).

Can’t make it to the drop-in session but want to know more?
SPU is happy to answer questions and provide any information you need to be informed about this project and its impacts to you and your neighborhood.

For questions or comments on this project, contact:
Don Anderson
Project Manager
Donald.anderson@seattle.gov
(206) 233-1086

Oct
2
Fri
2015
iPad Basics class @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Get an introduction to tablets using Library iPads at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm.

Time permitting, we will also explore topics chosen by the class, such as social media, tools for travel, or free Llibrary resources for tablets.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
3
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

iPad Basics class @ High Point Library
Oct 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Get an introduction to tablets using Library iPads at the High Point Library Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 11:00 am–12:30 pm. Registration is required.

Time permitting, we will also explore topics chosen by the class, such as social media, tools for travel, or free Library resources for tablets.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
6
Tue
2015
iPad Basics class @ High Point Library
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Get an introduction to tablets using Library iPads at the High Point Library Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, 6–7:30 pm. Registration is required.

Time permitting, we will also explore topics chosen by the class, such as social media, tools for travel, or free Library resources for tablets.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
9
Fri
2015
iPad Photography Basics @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic digital photography tips, tricks and apps in a hands-on workshop using iPads at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Friday, October 9, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm.

Want to take better photos with your smart phone or tablet? Learn basic digital photography tips, tricks and free social photography apps in a hands-on workshops using the library’s iPad lab.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
10
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
11
Sun
2015
Free concert, film tribute to WC poet Richard Hugo @ White Center Fieldhouse
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

The famed native-son poet Richard Hugo will be given a jazzy tribute on Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 2015, at White Center Fieldhouse, sponsored by our organization and funded by 4Culture.

Named after one of his poems, “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon: A Tribute in Music, Words and Film to White Center’s Richard Hugo” will begin at 6 pm. Admission is free.

Helming the show is Rainier Beach composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz, whose Hugo tribute CD, released in July, has won raves in The New York Times and more than a dozen other journals.

The White Center concert is the ninth and last of a Hugo-themed Northwest tour and the only presentation whose admission is free. To be screened at the Oct. 11 show is the hour-long 1976 film on Hugo, “Kicking the Loose Gravel Home.”

Hugo (1923-1982) was an acclaimed poet who often wrote about his home. For more info on Hugo, click here.

The White Center Fieldhouse, constructed in 1938-1940 as one of five federal Works Progress Administration fieldhouses in King County, was named a King County landmark in 1984 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year.

Oct
14
Wed
2015
iPad Photography Basics @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn basic digital photography tips, tricks and apps in a hands-on workshop using iPads at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6–7:30 pm.

Want to take better photos with your smart phone or tablet? Learn basic digital photography tips, tricks and free social photography apps in a hands-on workshops using the library’s iPad lab.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
17
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
23
Fri
2015
iPad: Navigating Online Travel @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Oct 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to navigate a variety of online travel websites and apps, at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library Friday, October 23, 2015, 10:30 am–12 pm.

Confused by the different kinds of online travel sites? Hear tips and tricks to find the best deals on airfare, hotels and rental cars.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
24
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
31
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

iPad: Navigating Online Travel @ High Point Library
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to navigate a variety of online travel websites and apps, at the High Point Library Oct. 10, 2015, 11:00 am–12:30 pm. Registration is required.

Confused by the different kinds of online travel sites? Hear tips and tricks to find the best deals on airfare, hotels and rental cars.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
2
Mon
2015
Mobile Game Design workshop for Teens/Tweens begins @ High Point Library
Nov 2 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

A free, six-part workshop at the High Point Library:

Do you want to become a game designer? In this 6-part class, create a game with other teens in your neighborhood that anyone can play with a mobile phone or tablet. Registration is required.

Discover what’s in your neighborhood, tell stories, and create a mobile video game. Learn of what it takes to create a game from start to finish that anyone can play. After 6 weeks of fun and learning, invite your community to a launch party to show off the game you created.

Registration is required. You may register in person or call the branch at 206-684-7454. Registration for this class opens on October 5 and closes on November 2. You are registering for a multi-part series that occurs Mondays November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and December 7 from 4:15-5:30 pm.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

High Point Branch 206-684-7454 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
3
Tue
2015
iPad: Craigslist @ High Point Library
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn techniques to help you use the Craigslist app on Library iPads at the High Point Library Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 6–7:30 pm. Registration is required.

In this class, we’ll cover: setting up and managing a Craigslist account, searching Craigslist for ads, posting ads and using photos in ads. To take this class, you must first have an email account.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
6
Fri
2015
Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate, Workspace, Makers @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you’re a tech enthusiast, crafter, educator, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, science club member, author, artist, student, entrepreneur, or maker of any kind—join us! We’re getting together in stores to learn from each other, hear from the experts, and work on projects:

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Friday November 06, 2015 3:00 pm
:
Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Friday November 06, 2015 4:00–6:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in the sessions: Ages 5+ – LEGO® BIONICLE®, Snap Circuits & ThinkFun Wheels & Gadgets Ages 8+ – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks & Cool Paper Machines Adults (13+) — LEGO® Architecture Studio and Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Friday November 06, 2015 5:00 pm
: Join us for this engaging session featuring local group Words, Writers, & West Seattle presenting local author Shirley Enebrad and her book Over the Rainbow Bridge. Shirley will talk about the joys and difficulties of writing, publishing and making with words. All ages!

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Friday November 06, 2015 6:00 pm
: Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Friday November 06, 2015 7:00 pm
: Join us for this engaging session featuring local maker Jessie Skellington. Jessie will showcase his work with live action role playing and prop fabrication, exploring the art and detail of the Steampunk culture and more.

Barnes & Noble’s “Maker Faire” runs through the weekend and will present other spectacular presentations and mini events. See: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/makerfaire

Nov
7
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate, Workspace, Makers @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

If you’re a tech enthusiast, crafter, educator, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, science club member, author, artist, student, entrepreneur, or maker of any kind—join us! We’re getting together in stores to learn from each other, hear from the experts, and work on projects:

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Saturday November 07, 2015 11:00 am
:
Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Saturday November 07, 2015 12:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in these sessions: Ages 5 + – Lego Bionicle, Snap Circuits, and Think fun wheeles and Gadgets. Ages 8 + – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks and Cool Paper Machines Adults 13+ – Lego Architecure studio and extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Saturday November 07, 2015 1:00 pm
: Join us for the engaging sessions featuring local Maker Josh Turpen. Josh Turpen will present a Delta style robot built using arduino, controlled by a small laptop computer.

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Saturday November 07, 2015 3:00 pm:
Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Saturday November 07, 2015 4:00–6:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in these sessions: Ages 5 + – Lego Bionicle, Snap Circuits, and Think fun wheeles and Gadgets. Ages 8 + – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks and Cool Paper Machines Adults 13+ – Lego Architecure studio and extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Saturday November 07, 2015 5:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in the sessions: Ages 5+ – LEGO® BIONICLE®, Snap Circuits & ThinkFun Wheels & Gadgets Ages 8+ – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks & Cool Paper Machines Adults (13+) — LEGO® Architecture Studio and Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Saturday November 07, 2015 5:00 pm
: Join us for this hands-on session featuring local author and maker Marie LeBaron. Marie will engage children of all ages, teaching and assisting them in making crafts, being creative, and having a fantastic time. Her book “Make and Take” features many crafts that anyone can make and enjoy.

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Saturday November 07, 2015 6:00 pm
: Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Saturday November 07, 2015 7:00 pm
: Join us for this engaging session that will feature local makers, thought leaders and educators discussing projects and topics that can include the latest trends in designing, building, creating and making. Check back closer to the event date for updated details on specific speakers.

Barnes & Noble’s “Maker Faire” runs through the weekend and will present other spectacular presentations and mini events. See: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/makerfaire

Nov
8
Sun
2015
Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate, Workspace, Makers @ Barnes and Noble, Westwood Village
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

If you’re a tech enthusiast, crafter, educator, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, science club member, author, artist, student, entrepreneur, or maker of any kind—join us! We’re getting together in stores to learn from each other, hear from the experts, and work on projects:

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Sunday November 08, 2015 11:00 am
:
Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Sunday November 08, 2015 12:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in these sessions: Ages 5 + – Lego Bionicle, Snap Circuits, and Think fun wheeles and Gadgets. Ages 8 + – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks and Cool Paper Machines Adults 13+ – Lego Architecure studio and extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Sunday November 08, 2015 1:00 pm
: Join us for this engaging session featuring local maker Roger Reiche. From building computers to handmade jewelry, Roger has been using creativity and innovation to make for over 30 years. He will talk about his journey as a maker, and present some of his latest projects and the steps he goes through to create them.

Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace
Sunday November 08, 2015 3:00 pm
: Join us to see demonstrations and experience some of the latest products in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.

Mini Maker Faire: Make & Collaborate
Sunday November 08, 2015 4:00 pm
: Join us in the Make & Collaborate space for these highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. Featured materials included in the sessions: Ages 5+ – LEGO® BIONICLE®, Snap Circuits & ThinkFun Wheels & Gadgets Ages 8+ – littleBits Electronic Building Blocks & Cool Paper Machines Adults (13+) — LEGO® Architecture Studio and Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro.

Mini Maker Faire: Meet the Makers
Sunday November 08, 2015 5:00 pm
: Join us for this engaging session featuring local maker Tamara Clammer. Tamara will be presenting the art of leather making, specifically masquerade masks. She will share with you the dos and don’ts, the excitement of making, and how you too can become part of the Making Community.

Nov
13
Fri
2015
White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale @ White Center Library
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come to our yearly White Center Library Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale on Friday, Nov. 13th & Saturday, Nov. 14th!

Friday, November 13, 11 am-4 pm
Saturday, November 14, 11 am-3 pm

Kids activities and more. Shop for great bargains on books, gently used and vintage items while supporting your library!

The White Center Library Guild uses the money raised to help fund programs at the library throughout the year. Most of these funds are used to support children/teen activities that can be life changing for those living in our great community. Come and support this community, find some great Holiday bargains, learn new skills and help your kids learn new craft making.

Nov
14
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

iPad: Craigslist @ High Point Library
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn techniques to help you use the Craigslist app on Library iPads at the High Point Library Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 11 am–12:30 pm. Registration is required.

In this class, we’ll cover: setting up and managing a Craigslist account, searching Craigslist for ads, posting ads and using photos in ads. To take this class, you must first have an email account.

Prerequisites: iPad Basics or the ability to use a tablet.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale @ White Center Library
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come to our yearly White Center Library Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale on Friday, Nov. 13th & Saturday, Nov. 14th!

Friday, November 13, 11 am-4 pm
Saturday, November 14, 11 am-3 pm

Kids activities and more. Shop for great bargains on books, gently used and vintage items while supporting your library!

The White Center Library Guild uses the money raised to help fund programs at the library throughout the year. Most of these funds are used to support children/teen activities that can be life changing for those living in our great community. Come and support this community, find some great Holiday bargains, learn new skills and help your kids learn new craft making.

Nov
20
Fri
2015
Celebration of First RainWise Mosque in Seattle @ Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

ECOSS, Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are celebrating the first rain garden and cistern project at a mosque in Seattle and raising awareness about water quality.

The completion of this community teaching tool will be celebrated on Friday, November 20th, 11 am–1:30 pm, with festivities open to the public – including a ribbon cutting, garden tours and refreshments. While the primary goals of the project are environmental stewardship and flood prevention, this demonstration project also serves to educate students and community members.

The two rain gardens and four cisterns will divert rainwater from the large roof of the mosque (over 5500 sq. feet), keeping that water out of the combined sewer, which helps water quality downstream. It also provides both the Somali and White Center communities the opportunity to learn about and be involved with water quality solutions. Community members were also interested in resolving basement flooding issues from old downspouts around the historic brick building, as well as beautifying the landscape with flowers. High resolution photos of the project are available upon request.

For two years, ECOSS guided the mosque through the project by coordinating logistics, interpretation, troubleshooting issues such as old plumbing and drainage, teaching the students and staff about water topics, and engaging the community members in planning, plant selection, and work parties. The project was completed in June 2015 and the community is now developing a maintenance plan with teachers and students for regular checking, weeding and watering of the rain gardens.

“It’s been especially rewarding to have the community so involved in the project,” said King County Wastewater Treatment Division Director Pam Elardo. “We hope it inspires more young people to think about environmental career opportunities in the operations, science and technology fields.”

ECOSS collaborated with Seattle Public Utilities and King County on technical support, grants and RainWise rebates, which were provided by the City of Seattle. Additional funding was provided by the Russell Family Foundation and Google.

Hope Academy and Alnoor Mosque are located at 9421 18th Ave SW in the White Center neighborhood. The private school and mosque serves primarily Somali and other East African populations, although the mosque is open to all Muslims.

RainWise is a partnership program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County that offers rebates to property owners for rain gardens and cisterns which help to reduce polluted runoff and combined sewer overflows. A rain garden is a bowl shaped garden filled with spongy soil and hearty plants, designed to capture rainwater and cleans it before it enters our waterways or groundwater, and reduces the amount of water flowing into combined sewers or storm drains. Cisterns are large barrels that collects roof water, also reduce runoff, and the harvested water can be used for watering in the summer. To learn more visit www.700milliongallons.org.

Since 1994, ECOSS has engaged businesses and diverse communities with sustainable solutions for all on key environmental issues. ECOSS is the most effective organization in the region at engaging diverse communities in pollution prevention and other environmental solutions, with staff that speak 21 languages. ECOSS’ work revolves around working together to create a cleaner, healthier and economically thriving Puget Sound. Visit www.ecoss.org for more information.

Nov
21
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
28
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
5
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
12
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

‘Access For All’ technology open house @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Seattle Public Library and the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) are proud to launch “Access for All: Accessibility Kits & Software” for low vision and blind patrons.

New accessibility software will be available on public computers at every Library location. All computer workstations will have ZoomText, a text-enlargement software program for low vision patrons, and JAWS, screen reading software to assist blind users.

To learn more about the software and kits, everyone is invited to attend an “Access for All” technology open house this fall. Free parking is available at the branch library locations.

2 pm to 4 pm Saturday, Dec. 12th
at the Southwest Branch,
9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455.

At the open houses, Library staff will give patrons hands-on access to computers with the assistive software. They will also demonstrate how to use magnifiers, Braille systems and other items in the new Accessibility Kits.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

The “Access for All” kits and software are generously supported by the Safeco Insurance Fund’s “Access for All” inclusion grant and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information visit the Access for All page, call the Library at 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian.

Dec
14
Mon
2015
Teen game designers’ “Division” mobile game launch party @ High Point Library
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The community is invited to play “Division,” a new video game made by teens at a Library gaming workshop, at a launch party from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Monday, Dec. 14 at the High Point Branch Library.

At the launch party, the teen game designers will introduce and promote their video game. Tablets will be available at the launch party for everyone to use, and the game will be available for play through the free downloadable app at Taleblazer.org.

These High Point-area teens have recently completed coding their first mobile video game at a Library workshop, where they spent five weeks learning how to make a mobile game that anyone can play on a smartphone or tablet. During the workshop, the teens discovered what’s in their neighborhood and crafted stories about it. Using those stories, the teens created a location-based mobile video game using TaleBlazer, MIT’s augmented reality software platform.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available in the branch parking lot.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-7454.

Dec
19
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
26
Sat
2015
Tech Help @ Southwest Library
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Southwest library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7455. Appointments are scheduled for up to an hour.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jan
6
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Patty North and Dick Lazeres
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Lincoln Park is in West Seattle near the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We will stroll the beach seeking good looks at waterfowl and wander the forest to discover winter residents. Great walk for beginners. Bring binoculars if you have them. (Available on loan from the Seattle Audubon Nature Shop.) Dress for blustery winter weather. About 2 miles of mostly level walking with one climb back to our starting point.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Jan
13
Wed
2016
Hour of Code: Code Your Masterpiece @ Southwest Library
Jan 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4–6 pm. In a very special Hour of Code, learn how to draw pictures, write music and create choose-your-own-adventure games using Pencil Code!

Learn how to code through fun and interactive activities in a space reserved just for ages 10-18. Bring a friend; we’ll bring the snacks and supplies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jan
22
Fri
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016
8:30 pm–10:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Jan
25
Mon
2016
Intro to Digital Photography @ Delridge Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge library to learn how to go beyond automatic to make your camera do what you want it to. Registration is required.

Explore what those other modes and settings on your camera can do for your photographs. Also discuss some basic principles of designing a compelling photograph. For all levels of experience, shooting any digital camera.

Bring your camera, a fully-charged battery, a memory card and your camera user’s manual if you have it to class along with 3 photographs to share out of pride or to ask what went wrong or what more could I have done with the camera. Your sample 3 images should be on a flash drive, DVD or as small prints.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, call 206-733-9125.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Feb
6
Sat
2016
Evening low tide beach walk at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:15 pm

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Sat, 6 Feb, 2016
8:30 pm–10:15 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. RSVPs are encouraged but not mandatory.

Location:
Constellation Park/(South) Alki Beach
Directions:
1. Take Spokane St. exit off I–5 to West Seattle
2. Take Admiral Way exit off West Seattle Bridge
3. Stay on Admiral through West Seattle to 63rd Ave SW
4. Turn left at 63rd to Beach Drive SW
5. Park on Beach Drive SW
6. Meet the Naturalists at the canopy at 63rd Ave SW and Beach Dr. SW

Feb
9
Tue
2016
Email Basics class @ High Point Library
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6–7:30 p.m. at the High Point Library:

Learn how to send and reply to email, send attachments, handle spam, manage your email and sign out of your account. Registration is required.

Please make an appointment with our Tech Help service to obtain an email account. Prerequisites: Internet Basics or the ability to use the Internet.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, call 206-684-7454.

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Robot Demo & Open House @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From Seattle App Academy:

Get up close with a lifesized robot! Students from Skunkworks Robotics at Raisbeck Aviation HS will present a robot and share what it takes to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Join us! Please RSVP here.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seattle App Academy is very pleased to sponsor this free one-hour workshop in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

Girl Power Hour: Introduction to Coding Workshop for Girl Scouts
Fri Feb 12 2016, 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Girls will create multiplayer games, structure and sequence code, then test and debug any problems. For girls in grades 4-8 (Juniors & Cadettes). Registration is handled through the www.girlscoutsww.org website. Registration closing date: 2/10/16.

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Audoubon Society Birdwalk in Lincoln Park
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lincoln Park, Seattle
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 10:00 am
Leaders: Dick Lazeres and Anne Jacobs
Meeting Point: Southern-most Lincoln Park parking lot on Fauntleroy Way SW (8600 block
of Fauntleroy Way SW)

Explore the woodland and the waterfront, listening and looking for the birds of winter. We will have a scope available, please bring binoculars if you have them. There will be stairs and a hill to walk up. Beginners welcomed and encouraged.

More info:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
20
Sat
2016
Free Code Mixin’ Music Workshop @ Seattle App Academy
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Coming up at Seattle App Academy:

Free Workshops & Bootcamps – Code Mixin’ Music Workshop

What do notes, timing, and sheet music have in common computer code? Find out at this interactive workshop. Learn to mix code into your own musical compilations.

Saturday, Feb. 20th 1:00-2:30 pm
Enroll here:
http://www.seattleappacademy.com/music-workshop

Questions? Get in touch: info@seattleappacademy.com

Mar
5
Sat
2016
Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby Double Header Bout @ Southgate Roller Rink
Mar 5 @ 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: ALICE IN BLOOD & THUNDER LAND, DOUBLE HEADER BOUT! Come watch the Southside Revolution Coed Junior Roller Derby positional and full-contact teams play Wheat Whackers from Pullman and Rose City Rose Petals from
Portland. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets vs Rose City Rose Petals. Bout 2 at 7:20 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels vs Wheat Whackers.

Attendees and players are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Alice in Wonderland Character!

Doors at 5:15 pm, 1st Bout at 5:35 pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

Mar
8
Tue
2016
Navigating Online Travel Sites class @ High Point Library
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00-7:30 pm at the High Point Library:

Learn how to navigate a variety of online travel websites Registration is required.

Confused by the different kinds of online travel sites? Hear tips and tricks to find the best deals on airfare, hotels and rental cars.

Class prerequisites: Internet Basics 1 or the ability to use the Internet, and an active email account.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required by phone or in person. Drop-ins will be welcomed when possible. For more information, please call 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Apr
5
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Colors of Spring @ Camp Long Environmental Center
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Colors of Spring
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Trek through Camp Long searching field, forest, stream, and pond. Discover the colors of spring. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148709

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

Apr
25
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Commons: Invent with littleBits @ Delridge Library
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and make amazing creations with our littleBits inventor kits.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Apr
30
Sat
2016
Owl Hoot @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30–9 pm
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Celebrate all the life on our amazing planet by joining us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s forest. This program designed for adults and children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

$5 per person

Pre-registration required:
Contact Phone 206-684-7434
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

May
3
Tue
2016
Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30–11:45 am
What: Tot Trek – Search for Salamanders
Where: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
Pre-Register: Yes
Ages: 2–3 with an adult – FREE

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Discover life under logs and leaves; be part of your child’s first encounter with a salamander. This program designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied by an adult.

Event #148710

Contact: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave SW)
Contact Phone: 206-684-7434
Contact Email: camplong@seattle.gov

May
12
Thu
2016
Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation @ High Point Library
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in at the High Point Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

May
21
Sat
2016
Birds of the Duwamish River Valley – Free Talk & Walk @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a springtime exploration of the birds who make a living along the Duwamish River. After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to see what they are up to. Guided by a Seattle Park’s Department Volunteer Naturalist.

WHAT: Birds of the Duwamish
WHEN: May 21, 2016, 1-3 pm
WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Facebook event page here.

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
206-431-1852, dts@qwestoffice.net, www.duwamishtribe.org

May
23
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Commons: Stop Motion Animation @ Delridge Library
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library! During this month’s Tinkerlab Commons, join staff and create your own stop motion animations using toys, props, our iPads and your imaginations!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

May
28
Sat
2016
Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour @ Orchard St Ravine
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join Naturalist Stewart Wechsler (of Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures) on Saturday, May 28th, 10:00 am–2:00 pm for an Ancient Local Plant and Animal Community Recovery Workshop and Tour:

Learn Stewart’s methods, developed over the last 20 years, how best to help the wealth of the ancient pre-European local ecological community grow back. Unlike much of what is called “restoration”, Stewart’s methods start with the principle that “mother knows best”, with the mother plants and mother nature knowing best when and where to grow their offspring, and letting them do most of the planting, while we give them a helping hand to re-spread over the land that, before European contact, they had completely covered in a great wealth of diversity. We will start in Stewart’s Orchard St Ravine mini-prairie, where Stewart has helped the local prairie community make a come-back, then head to Lincoln Park, where the ancient local plant community had already had Seattle’s greatest remaining natural diversity, and where Stewart has helped it maintain and regain some of its pre-European rich diversity and surface coverage.

$25 or any contribution.

Contact: 206 932-7225 or email ecostewart@gmail.com.

Jun
3
Fri
2016
West Seattle Class of 1956 60th reunion @ Salty's on Alki
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

West Seattle Class of 1956 is having their 60th class reunion at Salty’s on Alki on June 3 2016.

It will be held from 11:00 am til 3 pm on Friday June 3rd 2016. For more information contact
Sally Jo Banker Rich at 206 282 4335 or email sjrich99@gmail.com.
Hope to see you all there.

Jun
4
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School all-school reunion @ West Seattle High School
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The West Seattle High School Alumni Association’s Annual All-School Reunion will be held on June Saturday, June 4th, from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. This reunion is for every school year that West Seattle High School has been open. Come find out what room your “class” is meeting in and find what your classmates have been doing since you graduated. If you have friends in that were in other grad years, check out their rooms and see if they came, too! Learn more on their website here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
ALL-SCHOOL REUNION AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL, 2-5:30 pm.

If you’ve ever attended an All-School Reunion, you know that the class celebrating its 50th reunion gets the biggest and best room in the place. This year, the big room will be ours. We’ll have several hours to continue earlier conversations and to start new ones, some with old friends from other classes. Finger food will be served. There will be classic cars to see. We’ll take a class photograph. Our own Gary Smith will be the Master of Ceremonies at a recognition program in the auditorium. Scholarship students, monogram club members and this year’s Hall of Fame inductees will be honored, as will we. And we’ll be first on the program!

AFTER PARTY AT AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, 4-9 pm

SOME OF US WILL LEAVE THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ONCE WE’VE HAD OUR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE RECOGNITION PROGRAM. OTHERS MAY DECIDE TO STAY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL UNTIL THE ALL-SCHOOL REUNION ENDS. WHENEVER YOU LEAVE, CONSIDER DRIVING DOWN TO AN EXCITING NEW WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANT, SO NEW THAT WE’VE YET TO DISCOVER IT. FEAR NOT. WHEN WE FIND IT, WE’LL POST ITS NAME HERE. WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE RESTAURANT, YOUR CLASSMATES WILL BE WAITING TO GREET YOU. WITH ANY LUCK, DELICIOUS GREEN SALADS, SOUPS, SMALL PLATES AND FULL DINNERS WILL BE ON THE MENU, ALONG WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF COFFEE, SOFT DRINKS, CRAFT BEERS, DRAFT BEERS AND WINE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DRINK, SNACK OR EAT DINNER WHILE YOU BASK IN THE AFTERGLOW OF WHAT WE HOPE WILL HAVE BEEN A GLORIOUS REUNION.

Jun
11
Sat
2016
‘Spring at South’ event @ South Seattle College
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Explore & Enjoy Greenbelt Walks, Gardens, Wine Tasting and more during the “Spring at South” event at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10 am–7 pm
(all gardens open dawn to dusk)

Free Events! Come with family (fun for kids too) and friends to explore these community treasures.

West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Guided Interpretive Walks
11 am and 1:30 pm
45 minutes on firm gravel trail; option for 45 minutes longer on a rugged trail; wear long pants and hiking boots. Information table in Chan Education Center; plus history interviewing from 12–1:30 pm.
Nature Consortium Table – Chan Education Center

Seattle Chinese Garden
Open House Cultural Activities & Displays
11 am to 5 pm

Northwest Wine Academy
Spring Release Wine Tasting & Light Appetizers
Noon to 7 pm
– Tasting Room & Outdoor Patio

SSC Arboretum
Seattle Conifer Day
Pruning Demonstration
10 am to Noon

Community Orchard of West Seattle
Along greenbelt at NE corner of parking lot
Self-guided visits & Information

Photography Exhibits
Landscapes at South
Northwest Wine Academy
Scenes of Chongqing, China
Chan Education Center

Food Truck
– near Northwest Wine Academy

Seattle Public Library Cart
– NWWA Patio

South Seattle College, North Entrance. Click here for campus map.

Jun
18
Sat
2016
Environmental Education Station Event @ Camp Long
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The City of Seattle Parks and Recreation in collaboration with King Conservation District brings you the Environmental Education Station at Camp Long. Led by youth from the LEEF leadership program (Leaders in Environmental Equity and Facilitation), this will be a day of hands-on Environmental Education Learning and activities in the 68-acre wooded forest. Everyone is welcome, food will be provided as well as rock climbing, zip lining, live performances and more! (Zip lining is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, so come early!)

This event is free and open to the public.

Questions or want to volunteer?? Email Project Coordinator Nafasi Ferrell at nafasi@dnda.org or call (206) 935-2999

Learn more about the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association‘s Cultural Events Series:
http://dnda.org/culturalseries/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1757453151136203/

Jun
25
Sat
2016
West Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day @ South Seattle College
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day

Seattle Amateur Radio Club Field Day at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):

Members of the Puget Sound Repeater Group (PSRG) and the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25–26, 2016 South Seattle College (behind Olympic Hall) in West Seattle. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 45,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2015.

Anyone can come to this Field Day event and get on-the-air! A special station will be staffed with a licensed mentor for use by newcomers or those interested in ham radio including youth and adults. This station allows people who have never used a ham radio to do so, and allow people to explore the world. Even licensed individuals can explore operating on in ways new to them. The site is normally an empty field, but for Field Day it will be filled with numerous antenna masts, four operating radio stations, and emergency power. Which demonstrates radio operation on multiple frequencies using different communications techniques without normal power or facilities. Field Day is practice for operating under emergency or disaster conditions.

“It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or Smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or Smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.”

“Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication
infrastructure goes down.”

Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as ACS and PSRG, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Seattle.

For more information about Field Day and the organization, contact ACS at www.seattleacs.org and PSRG at www.psrg.org or visit www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

Jun
28
Tue
2016
Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jun
29
Wed
2016
Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jun
30
Thu
2016
Tech Help @ Delridge Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge library for up an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and library services. Registration is required.

Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required for tech help. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-733-9125. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Tinkerlab Academy: Program a Robot @ Delridge Library
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library!

June 28, 29, and 30: Tinkerlab Academy features Program a Robot from 3-5 pm each day. Opening date for online registration to be announced.

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Deaf Community beach walk at low tide @ South Alki beach
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm
–Deaf Community beach walk at South Alki/Constellation Park: Meet us on the beach! Sign language interpretation available between 10 am and 1 pm at South Alki beach.

July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
6
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Jul
7
Thu
2016
Curious Kids Science @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in event presented by SPL at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy some hands-on science activities with your local children’s librarian! Parents and caregivers will be able to work with their little ones to explore, create, and discover. Ages 5 and under.

July 7th – Exploring Color
July 14th – Amazing Animals
July 21st – The Scientific Process
Workshop topics are subject to change.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Hands-on Candy Experiments Workshop @ High Point Library
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Loralee Leavitt demonstrates basic chemistry, physics and nutrition concepts using bubbling Warheads, giant gummy worms, bobbing conversation hearts and sinking marshmallows. For grades K-5.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
12
Tue
2016
Pop-Up Science: Paper Circuits @ Delridge Library
Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Delridge Library and make a greeting card grandma will never forget with instructors from Pop-Up Science! Learn about circuits and creativity in this crafty workshop. All materials provided. For grades 4-5. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
13
Wed
2016
How to Program Your Dragon @ Delridge Library
Jul 13 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! We found a dragon that only speaks code! Learn coding from the UW Center for Game Science while you help this dragon construct wondrous things in a 3-D building game. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Jul
14
Thu
2016
Curious Kids Science @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in event presented by SPL at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy some hands-on science activities with your local children’s librarian! Parents and caregivers will be able to work with their little ones to explore, create, and discover. Ages 5 and under.

July 7th – Exploring Color
July 14th – Amazing Animals
July 21st – The Scientific Process
Workshop topics are subject to change.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
16
Sat
2016
Blood Gutters: Comix Making on the iPad, Part 1 @ Delridge Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Learn to make comics and graphic novels using the iPad. Registration is required. In this two-part series, learn the skills necessary to create comic books, graphic novels and zines using Artrage and Halftone 2.

Prerequisite: Proficiency working with tablet computers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by visiting or calling the branch. Ages 14 and up.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
17
Sun
2016
Blood Gutters: Comix Making on the iPad, Part 2 @ Delridge Library
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Learn to make comics and graphic novels using the iPad. Registration is required. In this two-part series, learn the skills necessary to create comic books, graphic novels and zines using Artrage and Halftone 2.

Prerequisite: Proficiency working with tablet computers.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required by visiting or calling the branch. Ages 14 and up. Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
19
Tue
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
20
Wed
2016
Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Hands-on Candy Experiments Workshop @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Science has never looked so delicious! Loralee Leavitt demonstrates basic chemistry, physics and nutrition while kids make Warheads bubble, sinking marshmallows and more. For grades 2-5. Registration is required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
21
Thu
2016
Curious Kids Science @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Drop in event presented by SPL at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy some hands-on science activities with your local children’s librarian! Parents and caregivers will be able to work with their little ones to explore, create, and discover. Ages 5 and under.

July 7th – Exploring Color
July 14th – Amazing Animals
July 21st – The Scientific Process
Workshop topics are subject to change.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Explore the beach at low tide! @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at Lincoln Park and South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide (please note the specific times for each day.) No reservations necessary; just look for signs at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below. Please note: low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.

Search for tidepool animals during some of the best low tides of the year. Learn a bit of beach ecology and which animal is the most colorful – a sea star, a sea anemone, or a sea slug. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

*Lowest summer tides

July 3*: 10 am–1:30 pm (Deaf Community beach walk)
July 4*: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 5*: 10:30 am–2:15 pm
July 6: 11 am-3 pm
July 19: 10 am-1 pm
July 20: 10 am–1:30 pm
July 21: 11 am–2 pm
July 31: 9:30–11:30 am
August 1: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
August 2: 10 am–1 pm
August 3: 11 am–1:30 pm

Not only will you witness the Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, but you’ll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers – Beach Naturalists.

Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it’s a wonderful infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Chief Sealth IHS multi-class reunion @ Lincoln Park
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you are a ’60s or ’70s graduate of Chief Sealth High School, you’re invited to the first-ever multi-class reunion, 5-8 pm July 22nd on the beach at Lincoln Park. Organizer David Katt says picnic shelters #3 and #4, plus 20 tables, will be set up (the area closest to the park’s south end). He and Tom Huling from the Class of ’72 are sponsoring this first multi-class event, “with several other classes involved,” and you can reach him with questions at djkatt@comcast.net or 206-650-0863. The announcement also notes, “Some catering will be provided but Chief Sealth alums are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to this complimentary event.”

Jul
23
Sat
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Dakota Park Place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
24
Sun
2016
WSHS Class of 1996 – 20th Reunion @ Hiawatha Park
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

West Seattle High School class of 1996 celebrates our 20-year High School Reunion!

We’re hosting an adult-only event on Saturday evening, followed by a family-friendly picnic Sunday. Please find more details on our website below – here are the basics:

RSVP: http://wshs1996reunion.blogspot.com/

July 23:
Dakota Park Place (West Seattle), 6:00–11:00 pm
Historic West Seattle Venue – Beer – Wine – Food – Memory Book – Photo Booth- 90s tunes – Memory lane slideshow!

July 24:
Family Day at Hiawatha Park (adjacent to WSHS), 12:00 noon

We look forward to seeing you!!

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Optical Art Spheres @ Delridge Library
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the Delridge Library and get inspired by the transfixing patterns of artist M.C. Escher! Using basic hands-on math, local artist Amaranta Sandys helps you create a mesmerizing optical sphere. For grades 4-6. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
26
Tue
2016
Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
27
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
1
Mon
2016
How to Program Your Dragon @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! We found a dragon that only speaks code! Learn coding from the UW Center for Game Science while you help this dragon construct wondrous things in a 3-D building game. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
2
Tue
2016
Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
3
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Computer Guts Workshop Series @ Delridge Library
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the Delridge Library! Join SPIN and learn how to take a computer apart and then rebuild it – no experience needed! For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
5
Fri
2016
6th annual White Center Promise back-to-school celebration @ Greenbridge Plaza
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From Tony Vo at White Center Community Development Association:

Our 6th annual White Center Promise Celebration will be held on Friday, August 5th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Greenbridge Plaza, located in White Center at 9800 8th Ave SW.

The White Center Promise aims to eliminate barriers to equity and provide a foundation for family and student success from the time a child is born until they transition from post-secondary to gainful employment.

The celebration kicks off the school year early and connects over 800 students and their families to 30+ community resources, free backpacks and school supplies, local performances and entertainment, and educational activities for parents to take-away. In addition, there will be free food and raffle items.

You can sign up for the event via this link, http://tinyurl.com/WCPromise2016. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Tony@wccda.org.

Sponsors of this event includes King County Housing Authority, Equity Matters, Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, Washington State Charter Schools Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Amerigroup.

Aug
8
Mon
2016
Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
Finch Robots @ Southwest Library
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come to the Southwest Library and learn how to program a Finch robot to change colors, move in different directions, avoid obstacles and more. Work together and learn programming. For middle school and high school. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
10
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
11
Thu
2016
Write and Record a Pop Song @ High Point Library
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Listen to music inspired by a book, learn the basics of music creation, then write and record a song with Songwriting through Youth Literature Education. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
12
Fri
2016
Minecraft Book Worlds @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) Library! Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN. For grades 1-3. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
17
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
18
Thu
2016
Write and Record a Pop Song @ High Point Library
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Listen to music inspired by a book, learn the basics of music creation, then write and record a song with Songwriting through Youth Literature Education. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
20
Sat
2016
West Seattle High School Class of 1971 reunion @ WS Golf Course
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fun is Ageless; We are Timeless! Don’t Miss Out!

West Seattle High School’s Class of 1971’s 45th Reunion is rapidly approaching! Our “Throwback to 1971” is Saturday, August 20 at West Seattle Golf Course Clubhouse from 4 pm to 10 pm.

We’ll be celebrating with ’70s Music, Cocktail Food, a Photo Booth, Friendship, Nostalgia and so much more! Several from our Class will be speaking in the Program which starts at 6:00 pm.

For more details and how to join us please see our Facebook page “West Seattle High School Class of 1971” or contact Jim Biava at Jim@JimBiava.com

Aug
24
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Mobile Game Design Series @ High Point Library
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Do you want to become a game designer? Create a mobile video game that anyone will be able to play with a mobile phone or tablet. For grades 6-8. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
25
Thu
2016
Write and Record a Pop Song @ High Point Library
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come to the High Point Library! Listen to music inspired by a book, learn the basics of music creation, then write and record a song with Songwriting through Youth Literature Education. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

This year’s Summer of Learning program “Astounding Tales of Nature!” encourages reading and activities around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The Library is offering hundreds of free programs all summer long for families, children and teens through Sunday, Sept. 4.

Registration is required.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
31
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Aug 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Sep
10
Sat
2016
TAF’s Neighborhood Builder’s Summer BBQ @ Bethaday Community Learning Space
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On Saturday, September 10th, Technology Access Foundation (TAF) will kick off its 20th anniversary celebration with a free barbecue for it’s long-time supporters and the surrounding White Center community. It kicks off at 12 pm at the Bethaday Community Learning Space on the grounds of the Dick Thurnau Memorial Park.

TAF’s Neighborhood Builder’s Summer BBQ, sponsored by Bank of America, is a free community event designed for neighbors and friends of TAF to come together, eat, listen to music, participate in crafts and more. Local businesses will be present as well.

RSVP at www.techaccess.org/celebrate

Sep
14
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Rat City Recon 2016 @ Southgate Roller Rink
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rat City Recon and Monumental Undertaking present:
RAT CITY RECON 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 6 pm-2 am
at Southgate Roller Rink

* $10 at the door, or advance will call tickets available at: squareup.com/store/rat-city-recon
* 21+, valid I.D. required
* Facebook event information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1109018919191541/

THE BANDS:

Pink Parts
ex-Licks
Githyanki
Tough Times
Slow Elk
The Grindylow
Rat City Ruckus
Glose
Wild Powwers
Stallion
Heiress

MORE INFO:

If you wanna rock, you gotta roll down to White Center for the 4th Edition of RAT CITY RECON! All the Recon action will be happening at Southgate Roller Rink.

* Eleven bands on three stages
* Beer & cider available in beer garden outside and indoors at the bar; event is 21+, VALID I.D. REQUIRED!
* Food vendors – Sweet Lou’s Wings, more TBA
* If you want to roller skate: $4 skate rental fee or bring your own; everyone skates at their own risk
* Public transportation/ride share: Metro buses 60, 120, and 128; Car2Go home area ends one block north of Southgate Roller Rink at SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the venue

Recon 2016 is sponsored by: Full Tilt Ice Cream, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Match+Gasoline LLC, Noble Barton, Proletariat Pizza, Rat City Bikes, Rat City Records, Southgate Roller Rink, Zippy’s Giant Burgers

Sep
18
Sun
2016
Duwamish Native Plant Stewardship Day @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sept. 18th at the Duwamish Longhouse. A fun day to learn about Native Plant stewardship. Talks, walk, food & opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/1089287014512753/

Free activities. 10am -Restoring Duwamish Native Plants; 11:30 am-Lunch provided; Free Hey Duwamish! App; 12:30 pm-Edible Native Plants; 1:30 pm-Urban Gardening Hotline; 2:30 pm-Duwamish Alive: talk & walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site. Upcoming volunteer opportunities.

10–11:30 am–Local Native Plants—Planting & Cultivation–Steve Richmond, Garden Cycles and Nancy Sackman, Duwamish Tribe. www.gardencycles.com, www.duwamishtribe.org

11:30-12:30–Lunch provided. Hey Duwamish! App Demo—Mapping environmental projects along the Duwamish River. www.heydywamish.org

12:30-1:30–Edible Native Plants—Pam Bond Cello, Snohomish Tribe
http://www.edcc.edu/campuscommunityfarm/cultural-kitchen.html

1:30-2:30–Urban Gardening—Free TA Program—Laura Matter,The Garden Hotline, Seattle Tilth. Building an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system. www.seattletilth.org

2:30-4 pm–Duwamish Alive—Upcoming Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities– Talk at the Longhouse followed by walk along the Duwamish River to restoration site at Herring House Park. www.duwamishalive.org

This year, the Duwamish Longhouse is reforesting the hillside behind the Longhouse and Seattle Park’s Department is restoring 40 acres in the West Seattle Green Belt. Duwamish activities are funded in part by a grant from the King County Conservation District. http://www.kingcd.org/programs-grant.htm

Our project’s objectives are:

– to restore the Longhouse’s property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, habitat and wildlife in relation to the Duwamish culture,
– to engage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem, and
– to work with community partners to increase public awareness of urban reforestation stewardship.

Sep
21
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Sep
28
Wed
2016
Tech help @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to the West Seattle (Admiral) library for up to an hour of free, one-on-one help with technology and Library services. Registration is required. Library staff are available to answer your questions about technology and Library services. Learn how to use an e-reader, get a free email address or request books and DVDs.

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks
– Computer basics
– Internet basics
– Email
– Microsoft Word

Please note: staff cannot assist with any kind of hardware or software repair.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Sign up in person or by telephone at 206-684-7444. Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 minutes.

Oct
3
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
4
Tue
2016
Beginning Your Family History @ High Point Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point library:

Interested in finding out who your ancestors were and what they did? Get the tools you need in this family history research class.Registration is required.

An introduction to family history research and an overview of resources available for research in the Seattle area will be presented by a Genealogy Librarian. Sample genealogy charts and bibliographies will be provided in the class.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in-person or call the branch at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
10
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
17
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
18
Tue
2016
Computer Basics class for seniors begins @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Basic Computer Class with Vince Ferriols

Tuesdays & Thursdays,
October 18, 20, 25, 27

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Cost:
For this Series of 4 classes
$5/members, $10/non-members

Learn the basics of Windows operating system; how to set up an email account and how to find information on the web.

Genealogy Databases: Ancestry Library Edition @ High Point Library
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At the High Point library:

Learn how to use the electronic databases and Internet resources found on The Seattle Public Library’s Web site to search for your ancestors. Registration is required.

Ancestry Library Edition is the focus of this workshop presented by a Genealogy Librarian.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in-person or call the branch at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
24
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
28
Fri
2016
‘El Bibliobandido’ workshop for kids @ Southwest Library
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

At the Southwest Library: Story-eating bandit on the loose! We need your juiciest of stories. Come to a workshop for ages 7 to 11 for hands-on bookmaking + science + storytelling.

El Bibliobandido workshop is about paper, acting, online, and digital storycrafting. It is based in the legend of El Bibliobandido (or “Book Bandit”), a ravenous, story-eating bandit that pesters kids to write and offer him fresh-baked stories. Through character and art kids will practice to create art, write stories, and use technology to make them come to life.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Oct
31
Mon
2016
10th Annual Fall Fest Trunk or Treat @ Grace Church
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fall Fest at Grace Church in White Center. Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Food Trucks, an appearance by the Seahawks mascot Blitz, and the 10th Annual Trunk or Treat!

The FUN begins at 6 pm. Trunks close at 8 pm

Grace Church – 10323 28th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98146
For more info, contact Daniel Hill 206.937.8400

Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
1
Tue
2016
Microsoft Word Basics class @ High Point Library
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you new to word processing or Microsoft (MS) Word? Come to this free class and upgrade your skills at the High Point Library.

Registration is required.

Learn how to do the following in MS Word:

– Open the word processing program
– Navigate the menus & options
– Use basic functions and features
– Create letters and simple documents

You will also learn how to use copy and paste commands, set fonts and use images in documents to improve the look and express ideas.

Class prerequisites: Computer Basics 1 or the ability to use a mouse.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call the High Point Library at 206-684-7454.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
5
Sat
2016
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk & Salmon Watch @ Dragonfly Pavillion
Nov 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

From Puget Soundkeeper Alliance:

Join us as we walk a section of Longfellow Creek in West Seattle to investigate the health of one of our local salmon runs. Longfellow Creek, which flows from Roxhill Bog to Elliot Bay, provides spawning habitat for a population of coho salmon every year.

A group of dedicated volunteers is working with Soundkeeper to monitor whether the coho in Longfellow reproduce successfully or succumb to stormwater pollution in the river and die before spawning (a phenomenon known as pre-spawn mortality). Every day for the duration of the salmon run, teams are documenting their observations of live coho and dissecting the dead carcasses to check spawning condition. Come join our Saturday group of volunteers and see them in action!

Also at the event will be groups from the Nature Consortium, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, King County Conservation District, and the City of Seattle to talk about wetland recovery, native plants, rain gardens, and what Seattle is doing to reduce the effects of toxic stormwater runoff on salmon populations and other wildlife.

This is a great way to observe one of nature’s most amazing migrations, get a taste of scientific field work, and learn more about what you can do to restore the health of our local waterways.

Equipment: Be prepared to get dirty. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that can get wet. We will be walking along the creek through some muddy areas.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: Dragonfly Garden, 4107 28th Avenue SW, Seattle 98126

To RSVP: Email Kerry at kerry@pugetsoundkeeper.org or call (206) 297-7002.

Free class: Introduction to Digital Photography @ Southwest Library
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the Southwest Library: Learn how to go beyond automatic to make your camera do what you want it to. For teens and adults.

Explore what those other modes and settings on your camera can do for your photographs. Also discuss some basic principles of designing a compelling photograph. For all levels of experience, shooting any digital camera.

Bring your camera, a fully-charged battery, a memory card and your camera user’s manual if you have it to class along with 3 photographs to share out of pride or to ask what went wrong or what more could I have done with the camera. Your sample 3 images should be on a flash drive, DVD or as small prints.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
7
Mon
2016
Tinkerlab Drop-in @ Delridge Library
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop in at the Delridge Library and work on a fun STEM-based craft or challenge and tinker around with construction and builder kits. There will be something for everyone ages 6 months to 1506 months!

Tinkerlab is a weekly all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering and math concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for weekly self-directed challenges, join staff and mess around with cool inventor kits at monthly Tinkerlab Commons, and let us show you how to create amazing things using digital technology during occasional Tinkerlab Academies.

Oct 3: Ecosystems
Oct 10: Invent with LittleBits
Oct 17: Cubelets Robot Construction Kits
Oct 24: Future Fashion
Oct 31: Three Little Pigs Science
Nov 7: Animation Shorts
Nov 14: Tangrams Challenge

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
3D Printing Basics – Part 2: Rhino 5 Lab @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Delridge Library Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1–5 pm:

Learn how to design 3D models suitable for 3D printing using Rhino 5, a 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) software. This is day 2 of a 2-part class and you must attend both parts. Registration is required.

3D printing is becoming an essential tool in design and digital fabrication. Rhino 5 is one of the most powerful platforms for just about anything from industrial modeling and architecture to custom design, and prototype development and more.

This beginner’s class is a two-part series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce you to the basic concepts behind the 3D modeling tools of the Rhino software. You will learn computer-aided design (CAD) concepts, including NURBS curves, point clouds and polygon meshes. We’ll help you navigate the pitfalls of 3D design. You will be armed with approaches to 3D modeling to help you make your own small creation and turn your idea into reality. You will finish designing your 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D for printing.

Registration is required. You are registering for a two-part class that occurs August 8 and 9.

Upon completion of both parts, the library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing your 3D model. 3D print jobs will be sent to Intentional3D for printing and will be mailed to participants.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call 206-733-9125.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info: Delridge Branch 206-733-9125 or Ask a Librarian

Dec
14
Wed
2016
Artful, Therapeutic, and Informed Weeding at Lincoln Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Wednesday, December 14th 8:30 am–11:00 am, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers: Artful, Therapeutic and Informed Weeding:

Help preserve our natural heritage for future generations. Learn the best strategies to help declining local, wild rarities grow back, as we protect them from weeds. The wealth of our ancient, unique, local natural community, has been in decline ever since the first global gold seekers brought with them seeds of weeds that our local natural community was not adapted to living with. Tinkering with plants as we sit in beautiful natural surroundings, goes back in our evolutionary roots to before agriculture, and there is an instinctive therapy in sitting on a bed of moss, plucking out plants, either for harvest, or to help valued surrounding plants, or both. As we sit in nature with our neighbors, wiggling out weeds, we can learn various strategic weeding methods, including learning the identification and root structure of each weed species we target, then when, how, and where, they would disperse if we let them. We can also learn which weeds we can nibble on. Then we learn the reason we are weeding, which is to help the re-spreading of the declining local, wild plants, and the wild animals that are adapted to the declining plants, those weeds were pushing out. Then on the way out we can learn the art of “weed walking”, where we pull the weeds away from the declining wild plants, while we walk, hardly losing a step.

This is a world that we could be moving back towards with each of our community gatherings in nature, where we are contributing to the natural community as a mutualistic member of that community, rather than a parasitic or predatory member of that community. Could this model go viral? Could it spread around the globe better and last longer than Pokeman Go? Why not?

I ask that people preregister to ensure that the group size is manageable both for me and the mosses. e-mail me at ecostewart@gmail.com or phone me at 206 932-7225 (currently only land line).

While the program is free, Stewart appreciates any useful support that the human community gives him that will help the growth of the success of his efforts to promote the protection and recovery our most precious and unique local natural communities that our misguided human culture has increasingly been degrading and diminishing.

Jan
8
Sun
2017
Learning the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Sunday, January 8th, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures to Learn the Art and Practice of Healing Mother Nature Herself from Mother Nature’s Medicine Man, who has spent most of his 60 years studying her local natural community, and how we might best help with the protection and recovery of her incredible wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the first human sought to control and exploit her. This will be an all generations program for all levels of knowledge. Learning and practicing the protection and healing of our natural community is not only fascinating, and feels like a good thing to be doing for the world, but doing it is therapeutic and a good activity to rebuild richer, and healthier, human community around.

This session is at one of Seattle’s greatest remaining urban oases of nature at Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The following session could be at your favorite remaining local oasis of nature, where you and your neighbors renew your spirits in nature. I don’t ask for any monetary contributions for this program, but I do ask for any help you can contribute towards my efforts to promote a paradigm shift for the human community to increasingly again appreciate and serve our Mother Nature, while again serving the health of our human communities in the process.

Preregistration is not required, but if you tell me you are coming it will help me estimate the size group to plan for. We might follow up by planning a “stewardship adventure” to a site where some species still thrives, that we estimate once thrived at our favorite local oasis of nature, but has since become rare or lost, as we build a growing community of stewards. We can learn about that species that has become rare or lost from that favorite nature spot, do enough stewardship of its habitat in that remaining stronghold that the mother plant would be happy to give us a few of her seeds to give good homes to, and bring them back to our favorite local nature oasis for her. If no one contacts me, and it’s weather is too rough, I may not show up. Call or e-mail: 206 932-7225; ecostewart@gmail.com

Jan
14
Sat
2017
Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby “House Cup” Triple-Header @ Southgate Roller Rink
Jan 14 @ 5:15 pm – 9:30 pm

South Seattle’s Premier Coed Junior Roller Derby League presents: THE 2017 HOUSE CUP, TRIPLE HEADER MEGA-MASHUP! This is our second annual Harry Potter themed bout! Come watch the Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby positional and both full-contact teams mashup with various players from the Northwest. Bout 1 at 5:35 pm will be Southside Revolution Cadets & Friends Mashup. Bout 2 at 6:45 pm will be Southside Revolution Alliance & Friends Mashup! Bout 3 at 8:00 pm will be Southside Revolution Rebels & Friends Mashup!

This is a HARRY POTTER theamed mega-mashup bout. The teams will be sorted into their ‘Houses’ at the beginning of the bout with the ‘Sorting Hat’ as per standard with all students of Hogwarts. The teams with the most points will win their share in the 2017 HOUSE CUP!

Also, there will be a costume contest at half-time as well!

All proceeds including 50/50 raffle and bake sale to support SSR. Please bring cash for the bake sale and 50/50 raffle.

Doors at 5:15pm, 1st Bout at 5:35pm. $10 General Admission Adults, $5 Children 6-12, Children under 5 are free.

More info here.

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature @ Lincoln Park
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

January 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures invites you to:

Sunday Community Service to Serve the God of Mother Nature
Attend a Sunday service of a different sort! In honor of the god of Mother Nature we will have a community gathering to serve her by strategically sacrificing weeds in her honor. Also, as part of the service there will be a sermon on strategies of how to make the most of sacrificing of the weeds to get the maximum mileage towards the preservation of the ancient art of the god of Mother Nature. These strategies will also apply to helping help her recover the maximum amount of her natural health, natural wealth, and natural beauty as she can. This is a health, wealth and beauty that has been in decline ever since the culture of the allegorical Able and Cain, the animal, and plant and land controllers, and the culture of the legendary King David the gold hoarder, started taking control of the planet and its populace.

We will meet at the kiosk at the northern of the 2 parking lots at Lincoln Park, across from Rose St. No pre-registration required.

And don’t worry about sitting in a stuffy temple, church or mosque, listening to a boring sermon, as the sermon will be delivered either while walking or sitting outdoors in a relatively beautiful natural area. As you will either be pleasantly plucking at the sacrificial weeds, wildly ripping them out by their roots, or just enjoying being in nature, if you prefer, you can ignore the sermon! And if you have had enough before 1:30 you can always peel off early!

While all weed sacrifice can be done bare handed, if you have a pair of work gloves, and maybe a Hori Hori weeding knife, you could bring them.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Trees @ Lincoln Park
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls and Others @ Lincoln Park With a bright, gibbous moon high in the sky, we’ll look and listen, and hoot for the owls. We’ll learn about the wealth of our local natural community at night. We might see the moon and some stars if the clouds cooperate. While the owls may be quiet and not showing themselves, the herbs, shrubs and trees can’t hide and we can always learn a bit about them or any member of the natural community we can see, hear, smell or taste, and a hike in nature at night is always an adventure!

I ask that people pre-register for me to manage the group size by e-mailing me: ecostewart@gmail.com or phoning me: 206 932-7225 (I still haven’t learned how to use my cell). We meet by the kiosk at the northern of Lincoln Park’s two parking lots, Across from SW Rose St., between SW Thistle St. at the south end, and SW Monroe St. at the north end.

No fee is required, but I ask that people offer any form of support they are comfortable with that would help me continue my efforts to inspire and teach people about the true wealth of nature, while teaching better stewardship of our natural community, building, in the process, a healthier human community.

Feb
10
Fri
2017
Nighttime low-tide beach walks @ Constellation Park, Alki
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join trained volunteer Beach Naturalists at South Alki/Constellation Park on the following dates this year for a free guided exploration at very low tide.

Explore the beach during winter nighttime low tides with Beach Naturalist staff and volunteers. Discover what creatures we see on the beach at this time of year. Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

Friday, January 27, 9:30-11 pm (-1.11 at 10:41pm)
Friday, February 10, 9-11 pm (-1.44 at 10:32pm)

Beach etiquette:
While on the beach, please remember:
~ Walk carefully; there’s life beneath your feet!
~ Touch gently with one wet finger.
~ Observe animals where they are and please avoid picking them up.
~ Please only move rocks that are small enough to be moved with one hand and return them to the position in which you found them.
~ Please only remove trash from the beach, nothing else. Many of our beaches are protected by law.

Feb
11
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond,meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so if we are lucky we might see some early eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 While no cash is required, I ask that people support me and my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders @ Camp Long
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

With Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Seeking Seattle’s Surviving Salamanders – How We Might Help Them. Let’s seek and celebrate Seattle’s surviving salamanders, at possibly their best remaining Seattle refugium at Camp Long. While we see if they are home in their habitat, we will discuss what constitutes healthy habitat for our different salamander species, and we might be able to do a small bit to improve that habitat. Of the six Seattle salamanders that may still occur in the city, there are 4 species that still occur at Camp Long. Two of these never go in the water, laying their eggs in hidden, moist places. They are the (extra cute) Ensatina (in the photo) and the Western Red-backed Salamander. If they are home we can hold and examine them, before letting them return. Two lay their eggs, in jelly-like masses in the pond, meeting their mates for their dates on or around Valentines’ night, so we will probably now be able to see their eggs in the pond. Whether the salamanders are home or not, there is a whole community of plants, animals and fungi to enjoy and learn about and help.

Pre-registration requested: e-mail or phone to pre-register: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 $0 – $20 per person, whatever is comfortable. While no cash is required, I ask that people support my efforts to promote a paradigm shift of re-building a human community that is increasingly again appreciating and serving the wealth of our natural community, while serving healthier human communities in the process. If no one pre-registers I might not show up.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll @ Fauntleroy Park
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures for Natural Community Service and Admiration Stroll in Fauntleroy Park. We will meet at the entrance on SW Barton St by SW Henderson St, between 40th Av SW & 41st Av SW.

Why not join your local human community, as we take a stroll in our local natural community, and admire her beauty, her fascinating intricacy, and learn Stewart’s strategies, developed over the last 20 years, to get the most mileage in helping Mother Nature heal from the abuses incurred in a bad relationship with her children, Able, Cain and David? While we learn the strategies, we’ll control a few wily weeds that are encroaching on declining plant community members. This session will be at our local treasure of nature, Fauntleroy Park, where the first of over-controlling Able’s creature creations, the domesticated dog, is trampling the Trilliums, while salamanders, whose cover has been blown, struggle to safely sneak around. No fee is required, but I am building a community of support for me, my work, and for a growing movement. That support can take any helpful form.

Pre-registration is not required, but it would help me estimate the crowd to prepare for. If no one pre-registers I may not show up. To pre-register e-mail ecostewart@gmail.com or phone (land only right now) 206 932-7225

Mar
4
Sat
2017
3D Printing Basics – Part 1 & 2: Intro to Rhino 5 @ High Point Library
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the High Point Library Saturday, March 4 & 5th, 2017, 1–5 pm: Learn how to design 3D models suitable for 3D printing using Rhino 5, a 3D computer graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) software. This is day 1 of a 2-part class and you must attend both parts. Registration is required.

3D printing is becoming an essential tool in design and digital fabrication. Rhino 5 is one of the most powerful platforms for just about anything from industrial modeling and architecture to custom design, and prototype development and more.

This beginner’s class is a two-part series that will uncover the core processes behind 3D printing and introduce you to the basic concepts behind the 3D modeling tools of the Rhino software. You will learn computer-aided design (CAD) concepts, including NURBS curves, point clouds and polygon meshes. We’ll help you navigate the pitfalls of 3D design. You will be armed with approaches to 3D modeling to help you make your own small creation and turn your idea into reality. You will finish designing your 3D model and upload it to Intentional3D for printing.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Please call the High Point Library (206-684-7454) to reserve your seat.

Upon completion of both parts, the library will provide a coupon that covers up to $25 for the cost of printing your 3D model. 3D print jobs will be sent to Intentional3D for printing and will be mailed to participants.

Class size is limited to 16 participants.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Register in person or call 206-733-9125.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Contact Info High Point Branch 206-684-7454

White Center Crab Feed fundraiser for Evergreen High School @ White Center Fratern