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!

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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
9
Sat
2012
TechStart Expo at SSCC’s Brockey Center @ Brockey Center
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

TechStart is a year-round academic enrichment program focused on science, technology, engineering and math. At the TechStart Expo, TechStart students — most of whom are youth of color hailing from Greater Seattle’s low-income neighborhoods and schools — will demonstrate their year-end projects for family and community members. The event is being sponsored by Microsoft and KeyBank.

(The public is welcome.)

WHO: 1st-8th grade TechStart students, family members, public and invited guests
WHAT: Student project presentations, contests and awards; career and college fair
WHEN: June 9th, 2012, 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Brockey Center, South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle 98106

For more information on TechStart, visit http://www.techaccess.org/what-we-do/techstart

Jun
22
Fri
2012
Nature walk for the latest sunset of the summer @ Lincoln Park
Jun 22 @ 8:45 pm – 10:15 pm

With West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler in Lincoln Park. Full details on his website.

Aug
5
Sun
2012
Mars rover landing party at the Kenney @ The Kenney
Aug 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

On Sunday, August 5th at 10:31 pm, the rover Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars. Stop by the Kenney at 10 pm to anxiously and excitedly watch the landing over the internet and await photos. This event will be led by Alice Enevoldsen as part of NASA’s Volunteer Solar System Abassador program. All are welcome.

Aug
18
Sat
2012
Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Clinic at Southwest Library @ Southwest Branch Library
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Library for up to an hour of one-on-one help with downloading e-books and audiobooks. No appointment necessary. More info here.

Sep
15
Sat
2012
Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Clinic at Southwest Library @ Southwest Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come to the Library for up to an hour of one-on-one help with downloading e-books and audiobooks. No appointment necessary. More info here.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
‘What’s Happening in Lincoln Park?’ field trip @ Lincoln Park, north parking lot
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“What’s Happening in Lincoln Park: A Walking Tour” will be Saturday, Sept 29, 10 am-noon. Join volunteer forest stewards Lisa McGinty and Sharon Baker at the north kiosk to learn about the park and forest restoration efforts by Friends of Lincoln Park. Also learn what you can do to help with invasive-plant removal as you take your own walk in the park. Free. Details at 464-1068 or sabaker41@gmail.com

Oct
6
Sat
2012
2012 National Solar Tour: West Seattle sites @ starting point - Huppe/Lewis Residence
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please join us at 10 am for the Solar Tour kick-off (tour continues till 4 pm) at the Huppe/Lewis Residence, located at 7011 46th Avenue SW. We will have a short presentation on solar in Washington state followed by a Q&A session with a Solar Project Manager from Artisan Electric Inc. (click here to see all the west seattle sites)

Local Area Coordinator for Seattle West is April Leonard, april@artisanelectricinc.com, 206-463-3111.

Contact April with any questions about the tour in this area or email tour@solarwa.org.

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk @ Original Bakery
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at Original Bakery, 9253 45th Avenue SW
What: Join Chas Redmond, Board Member of Feet First and Sustainable West Seattle, on an adventure through Fauntleroy Park, a 28-acre wooded ravine on the western slope of the West Seattle peninsula. Travel through time to experience a remnant of the coastal forest environment that one stretched across the Puget Sound region, and learn about the native plants, fish, and birds that still make their home here.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/watershed-walk-fauntleroy-creek-/
This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state 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.

Oct
20
Sat
2012
West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk, beginner’s level @ Constellation Park
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Join in a beginner’s level West Seattle Neighborhood bird walk sponsored by Seattle Audubon Society!

Where: Meet at the north end of Constellation Park, where Alki Ave SW becomes Beach Drive S.W., just around the corner from the Alki Point Lighthouse

Bring your own binoculars or scope & a jacket or rain gear

Website Information: follow the link to “Neighborhood Bird Walks”

Roxhill Park tour @ Roxhill Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of the Washington Native Plant Society will lead a tour of Roxhill Park on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 10 am–noon. Muster at the parking lot near the restrooms (off of 29th Ave SW). Learn about the historic peat bog, much of which became Westwood Village; the trials and triumphs of extensive restoration, and current opportunities to be involved. Contact: Scott Blackstock, scottie1039@aol.com.

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Meet at the Metro 57 Bus Stop, near 49th Ave. SW and SW Spokane St.
What: Join Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors and authors of “Seattle Stairway Walks,” coming to bookstores early next year, on this panoramic survey of Alki and Schmitz Park which will open your eyes while exercising your mind and body! On this walk, you’ll wind down the narrow, tree-lined lanes of North Admiral before reaching our first flights of stairs above Alki Beach. You’ll pause to take in views of Alki, the Sound and the Olympics before heading down a final stairway to the waterfront. Eventually, you’ll turn back from the beach and back up the bluff, to find a set of tucked-away stairs that lead past a tiny pocket of charming homes and back toward Admiral Way. On the other side of Admiral, you can look down from a 1920s-vintage bridge into Schmitz Park Preserve before switch-backing down timber stairs into the Preserve itself. Schmitz Park Preserve is one of only two places in Seattle with remaining old-growth forest, and you will use its winding trails to get up-close views of its towering trees and lovely creek.

*RSVP at:* http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/alki-from-above-stairway-walk/
/This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

For more information, contact Darcy Edmunds by emailing darcy@feetfirst.org or calling 206-652-2310, ext. 5.

More details:

As a part of the launch of In Motion, individuals are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series steps out with the first walk beginning on Saturday, October 6.

Join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo on guided walks that will inspire, connect, and inform participants about unique features in West Seattle. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks inviting groups to connect with their surroundings and share knowledge while improving personal and environmental health. The first two walks in the series will educate walk participants about the natural ecology of the Fauntleroy and Longfellow Creek Watersheds while taking time to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. The third walk in this series gives participants a bird’s eye view of West Seattle’s beautiful landscapes from the tops of Alki’s outdoor stairways.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a different, more intimate way.”

These West Seattle Walks are a collaborative effort by Feet First and InMotion.

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, Feet First has worked to ensure that all communities in Washington state 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.

Oct
27
Sat
2012
Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome to the Log House Museum‘s “Legends of Lincoln Park Walking Tour” October 27th 1-3 pm. Led by Peder Nelson, walking tour aficionado. Meet in the north parking lot across from Fauntleroy and Rose St. Some rugged terrain and stairs involved, dress for cool weather. We will walk rain or shine! Facebook event page is here.

Oct
30
Tue
2012
Tot Trek – Happy Halloween Hike @ Camp Long
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddler. Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist for an exploration of some of the animals associated with Halloween. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume. No strollers, please. All children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to two children.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:30 – 11:45am
Location: Camp Long Environmental Learning Center, 5200 35th Ave SW

Pre-Registration is required:
$8 adult/child pair. $4 each additional person
Contact Phone 206-684-7435
Contact Email camplong@seattle.gov

Nov
3
Sat
2012
High Point Neighborhood Walk @ High Point Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

High Point Neighborhood Walk
Urban Design, Green Building, Transportation Mobility and Low Impact Development
When: Saturday, November 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: Meet outside the High Point Library, 3411 SW Raymond
What: The fourth walk in this series will be led by Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Timothy Lowry, PE, LEED AP, transportation planner, and watershed planner. Participants will join Timothy on an urban field tour of the High Point neighborhood to learn about this Smart Growth community’s innovative planning and sustainable design. Participants will also learn about Low Impact Development and Green Stormwater Infrastructure installations and how it relates to the Longfellow Creek watershed.

RSVP at: http://feet-first.ticketleap.com/admin/events/high-point-neighborhood-walk–urban-design-green-building-transp.

This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
More details:


As a part of the launch of West Seattle InMotion, residents are invited to attend fun and engaging walks focused on the intersection between the built and natural environments in their community. The West Seattle Walks Series continues with the fourth and final walk on Saturday, November 3, during which participants will tour
one of Seattle’s key sustainable developments.

Throughout October, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Chas Redmond, Bryan Fiedorczyk, and Cathy and Jake Jaramillo led well-attended guided walks covering unique features in West Seattle including Fauntleroy Park, Alki from Above, and the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail. These Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors are Feet First
volunteers who help promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks. Over 50 residents of West Seattle and surrounding areas came together to walk, learn about their community, connect with neighbors, and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery.

Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “The Neighborhood Walks provide an enjoyable opportunity for people to learn about the relationship between their actions and a healthy environment and vibrant neighborhood. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors share their knowledge and experiences of the natural and built environments with their neighbors in a unique and intimate way.”

More about Feet First:
For the past ten years, 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.

Nov
7
Wed
2012
Introduction to Digital Topographic Maps @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library for an introduction to US Topo, the new generation of topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that show elevation and landforms. Registration is required.

Class instructor Tom Carlson, the Washington State Geospatial Liaison to the USGS, will show you how to use US Topo in a hands-on environment. You may use a branch computer or bring your own laptop.

Some of the topics covered will be:

– Searching for digital US topographic maps using the US Topo website
– Downloading and displaying topo maps
– Utilizing measuring and labeling tools
– Adding additional map information
– Accessing historical digital USGS topo maps

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, send an email using Ask A Librarian, or call 206-386-1906.

Nov
10
Sat
2012
Space Shuttle Trainer Exhibit Grand Opening @ Museum of Flight
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The grand opening of The Museum of Flight‘s new Space Shuttle Trainer exhibit is set for Saturday, Nov. 10, with the Trainer ready for boarding after an 11 a.m. ceremony in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery.

Stretching over 100 feet, and four stories high, the artifact was used by NASA to train every space shuttle astronaut. The Museum has added stairs and ramps to make the expansive cargo bay accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities. The festive opening ceremony will be attended by officials from NASA, the Museum and Washington state. Live music and family activities will be offered at the Museum throughout the day.

Nov
15
Thu
2012
“Road to College” workshop & dinner @ High Point Community Center
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Neighborhood House would love to invite you and your high school youth to our upcoming college access event “Road to College”. This is a FREE event open to all high school youth and families. Dinner is provided for all.

When – Thursday, November 15th
Where – High Point Center, 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle WA 98126
When – 5-7pm
4:30 Doors Open
4:30-5:30 Registration & Dinner
5:30 pm Resource Fair – Get information about enrichment programs for youth K-12, college, and opportunities for parents
5:30 pm Speaker & Workshops Begin (Take part in hands-on workshops ranging from financial aid, to working with teachers/schools, and tips succeeding in school)
6:45 pm Q & A’s

For more information, contact clarkeh@nhwa.org, 206-588-4900

Nov
17
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Nov 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

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

Dec
15
Sat
2012
Nighttime at the Beach @ Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Dec 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

When: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Me Kwa Mooks Beach
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Gather your friends and family and join a Seattle volunteer naturalist to share in the fun of exploring the fascinating world of intertidal life by flashlight! Please wear very warm clothing and waterproof footwear. Please bring a flashlight if you have one or borrow one from us. All ages welcome as long as you can walk on slippery seaweed and stay up late into the night. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please meet at Me Kwa Mooks beach, across from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (4503 Beach Dr. SW)

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

Jan
11
Fri
2013
Nighttime low tide beach walks at Alki @ Constellation Park, Alki
Jan 11 @ 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.

Friday, January 11, 8:30–10:30pm
(Low tide is -2.84 @ 10:27pm)
Friday, February 8, 8:30–10pm
(Low tide is -1.66 @ 9:27pm)

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
19
Sat
2013
ReWilding Club meeting on Vashon Island
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

ReWilding Club meets on Vashon.
Come on outside for morning adventures and explorations into the wilder places of Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride to paradise! Local naturalist Matt McKinney will teach you nature awareness and survival skills for deep connections with yourself, community and nature.

Meets 3rd Saturday January – June from 10 am-1 pm. First meeting is January 19th. For adults and teens (youth 12 and under welcome with an adult).

Donation $15 per person. Check out vashonwildernessprogram.org for more details.

Jan
22
Tue
2013
Library Catalog Basics class @ Southwest Library
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 6:00–7:30 pm at the Southwest Branch Library:

Join us in the meeting room and learn how to find out what items are located at your branch. Browse the catalog for your favorite kinds of books, CDs and DVDs. Learn how to check your Library account to manage your holds and see when items are due.

Prerequisites: Internet Basics, or the ability to use the Internet.

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

Mar
9
Sat
2013
Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Dusk to Dark @ Lincoln Pk with Owls, Trilliums and Magenta Salmonberry Blooms! @ Lincoln Park @ 8301 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Not only can we look, listen and hoot for the Barred Owls as it’s getting dark, we can see the recently opened spring blooms from a rare perspective, that is by flashlight!  $15 Adults, $10 kids, seniors – suggested.  If we pull one alien weed that encroaches on the Trilliums their population will grow, rather than shrink!

Mar
28
Thu
2013
FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional @ CenturyLink Event Center
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Event Name: FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional
Date: March 28th–30th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Cost: Free – Open to all ages.
Location: CenturyLink Event Center at 800 Occidental Avenue Seattle, WA 98134

The public is invited to attend this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional at CenturyLink Event Center on March 28-30. Sixty-four teams of high school students from across the Pacific Northwest will compete — robot against robot — with the goal of scoring as many points as possible during a two-minute and 15-second match. Teams will vie for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship on April 24-27 in St. Louis.

FIRST is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. For more information, visit http://www.usfirst.org/.

Event website: http://firstwa.org/FRC/2013GeneralInformation.aspx

Mar
29
Fri
2013
FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional @ CenturyLink Event Center
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Event Name: FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional
Date: March 28th–30th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Cost: Free – Open to all ages.
Location: CenturyLink Event Center at 800 Occidental Avenue Seattle, WA 98134

The public is invited to attend this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional at CenturyLink Event Center on March 28-30. Sixty-four teams of high school students from across the Pacific Northwest will compete — robot against robot — with the goal of scoring as many points as possible during a two-minute and 15-second match. Teams will vie for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship on April 24-27 in St. Louis.

FIRST is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. For more information, visit http://www.usfirst.org/.

Event website: http://firstwa.org/FRC/2013GeneralInformation.aspx

Mar
30
Sat
2013
FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional @ CenturyLink Event Center
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Event Name: FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional
Date: March 28th–30th, 2013
Time: 9:00 am–5:30 pm
Cost: Free – Open to all ages.
Location: CenturyLink Event Center at 800 Occidental Avenue Seattle, WA 98134

The public is invited to attend this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition Seattle Regional at CenturyLink Event Center on March 28-30. Sixty-four teams of high school students from across the Pacific Northwest will compete — robot against robot — with the goal of scoring as many points as possible during a two-minute and 15-second match. Teams will vie for regional awards and a spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship on April 24-27 in St. Louis.

FIRST is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in mentor-based programs that build science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. For more information, visit http://www.usfirst.org/.

Event website: http://firstwa.org/FRC/2013GeneralInformation.aspx

Apr
13
Sat
2013
RESCHEDULED: Schmitz Park Getting Dark: Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Naturalist Stewart Wechsler is leading another owling adventure, this time in Schmitz Park on April 13th, 7-9 pm. Event link here.

Schmitz Park Getting Dark – Owling Under Seattle’s Oldest Trees
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take an adventure with Stewart among Seattle’s best remaining patch of ancient trees as it is getting dark, and we’ll look and hoot for the Barred Owls and see, and learn about the other members of this natural community, including spring blooms, among the towering giants.
Stewardship Adventures
$15 adults, $10 kids. Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Dress for the weather. Meet at the stone gate and kiosk at the entrance on SW Admiral Wy by SW Stevens & SW Lander (~the 5400 block). I will share my 3 pairs of binoculars and my 3 flashlights, and if you have your own you could bring them. If raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

May
4
Sat
2013
Family Matters event: Family Hike at Camp Long
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Family Matters event will focus on staying active together in the outdoors. The naturalist-led family hike at Camp Long will be Saturday, May 4th, starting at 10 am.

Family Matters is a free series organized by the Fauntleroy YMCA, Fauntleroy Church, Little Pilgrim School, and the Fauntleroy Children’s Center to benefit all area families.

May
18
Sat
2013
Owl Prowl at Lincoln Park
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From Seattle Parks and Recreation:

Whoo prowls the park after dark? YOU do… in search of resident and migrant owl species. We’ll search Lincoln Park for owls up close in their habitat. We’ll also dissect owl pellets to piece together a food chain puzzle. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Please meet at the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.

$9 per person
Registration required
Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discover@seattle.gov

Jun
5
Wed
2013
After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long
Jun 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures
offers: “After School with the Snakes, Beetles and Butterflies of Camp Long”.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:30–5:00 pm. Come on an after-school adventure with Stewart looking for the snakes, beetles and butterflies of Camp Long! Learn about their habitat needs and how we might make life a bit easier for them. Handle some of the creatures we are lucky enough to catch and release. With Stewart there will be no end of information and enthusiasm to share with both the kids and the adults that come with them.

$10 per person – Contact Stewart if possible with number of adults or kids in your party: ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land-line / answering machine) to help determine if I should add sessions.

Meet in front of Camp Long’s Lodge building at the entrance. Lighter showers may stop butterflies from flying, but they won’t stop us, but if it’s raining hard, or winds are strong, check website or my outgoing message for potential cancellation. All ages and knowledge levels welcome!

Jul
29
Mon
2013
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Aug
5
Mon
2013
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Aug
12
Mon
2013
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Aug
19
Mon
2013
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Aug
24
Sat
2013
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Saturday, August 24th, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:
Dragonflies, Butterflies, Salamanders, Snakes and Spiders of Camp Long:

The dragonflies now fill the skies and butterflies are flying. We’ll chase, and hopefully catch a few and maybe they will perch on a finger before flying off. We’ll also see if we can find any of the salamanders and snakes that still survive there! The webs of spiders are now
prominent and those who dare can handle them too as we learn about them!

Call or e-mail Stewart to reserve a spot ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225. Though the primary target audience for this program will be kids, all adults who attend will be guaranteed to have fun too and learn new and fascinating bits about nature! We’ll meet in front of the Lodge building by the Camp Long entrance.

$10 per person.

Aug
26
Mon
2013
Computer basics & open lab @ High Point Family Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neighborhood House facilitates a mobile computer lab at the High Point Family Center Mondays, 10 am to 12 pm.

Do you need to use a computer? Do you have computer questions? Would you like to type, search for jobs or connect with people online?

We are now open, so come one, come all.

Oct
6
Sun
2013
What’s Aloft at Lincoln Park’s Blustery Beach
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This program is all about the wind. See what migrants the fall gales bring to Lincoln Park beaches. Learn a bit about bird anatomy and flight. Then make your own flying machine. All kite building supplies provided. This program is for adults and families with children 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $5 per person

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 1 – 2:30 pm
Lincoln Park (Please meet for this program at the kiosk in the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
12
Sat
2013
‘Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen’ @ Roxhill Park
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reflections on A Restored Peat Fen, Seattle
Leader: Scott Blackstock, Roxhill Park Forest Steward
Saturday, October 12, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Join Roxhill Park’s steward, Scott Blackstock, in reflection on this urban natural area at the headwaters of Longfellow Creek years after a massive restoration project. In 1999 community volunteers began the conversion of a soggy park lawn to a restored ‘bog’. In an 8 year period hundreds of volunteers spent thousands of hours planting over 300 species of native plants creating a fen, meadow and woodland. At this natural area you can find some rare and interesting species. In autumn see the leaf and berry coloration of highbush cranberry, the leaf structure of scouler’s corydalis, seed heads of slough sedge, and smell the late season aroma of sweet gale. See if you can identify bog rosemary by remaining leaves and seeds, and bog birch by slow growth.See if the leaf’s orange underside changes on labrador tea, if the flat petiole of quaking aspen is loosening from the branch, if the needles of western larch are starting to fall, or if there are any remaining signs of camas. Check out Starflower Foundation’s report on what plants were originally planted, and which were still there in 2007: http://www.wnps.org/restoration/documents/RH/RH_Stewardship.pdf. Feel free to print out the plant lists to see how plant communities have evolved.

Questions and sign up: Scott Blackstock,, 206-938-2114, scottie1039@aol.com

Oct
18
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108473 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience Seattle parks from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes a park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per person

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7–9 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Registration is required: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Oct
19
Sat
2013
Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #105061 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Fall Forest Walk at Lincoln Park
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Not sure what that plant is? Have some fun in the forest this fall by finding out about fantastic native plants! Walk the trails of Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and see the woods in a whole new light. Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. This program is designed for adults and families with children 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 1–3 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot.)

Pre-Register: 206-386-4237, discovery.park@seattle.gov

Nov
16
Sat
2013
Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
When: Saturday, November 16th, 10 am to noon
Where: Meet at corner of 26th Ave SW and SW Yancy Street (1 block west of Delridge, 1 block south of Andover) – Bus stop at Delridge & Andover for Metro Routes 50, 120, and 125; nearby signs/trees for locking up bikes, parking available along 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street.

What: Join Sustainable West Seattle for an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. You are invited on a hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments – Longfellow Creek. This walk will demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what everyone can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Feet First Walking Ambassadors Bryan Fiedorczyk and Timothy Lowry will lead an urban hike through the Longfellow Creek Watershed. The creek drains almost 3000 acres of West Seattle and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle that flows freely year-round. This family-friendly walk is estimated to be between 2 to 3 miles at a slow to moderate pace.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam and large-scale public art installations. Along the trail there will be examples of areas highly modified by development, the effects of runoff from rain and stormwater, restoration efforts, and sites featuring low impact development and green infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens.

We’ll start at trailhead northeast of Dragonfly Pavilion and follow the trail south across the Salmon Bone bridge, and down 26th Ave SW past Greg Davis Park and the Brandon Street Natural Area (King Conservation District highlights of restoration/volunteer efforts) towards the Delridge Natural Area (Delridge & Graham). We’ll turn around after about an hour of walking – at Juneau, we’ll follow 25th Ave SW north past a cluster of residential rain gardens near Brandon through Delridge Playfield and back along the trail to the starting point.

The Watershed Walk is co-sponsored by Sustainable West Seattle and the King Conservation District. More details here.

Nov
23
Sat
2013
Evergreens Walk at Lincoln Park
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 1–3 pm
Ages 6 and older
Free!

Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails at Lincoln Park with a native plant steward and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration requested by calling 206-386-4237 or signing up for course #105050 at https://class.seattle.gov/parks/. Dress for the weather and meet at the North Parking Lot.

Register for #105050 at www.seattle.gov/parks. Free.

Dec
3
Tue
2013
Basic Computer classes begin @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Basic Computer classes with Burke Dykes will be held 4 times at the Senior Center of West Seattle. $5 members/$10 non-members from 9:30 to 11:30 am on December 3, 5, 10 and 12.

Call to Register – 206-932-4044.

Dec
13
Fri
2013
2013 Hour of Code @ Southwest Library
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday December 13th, 3-4 pm at the Southwest Branch Library:

Thought about designing your own game or program? Want to learn about computers and technology? Come and learn some introductory skills at the 2013 Hour of Code. For ages 5+.

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial with video lectures including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. You’ll discover repeat-loops, conditionals and basic algorithms, and the tutorials are available in 20 languages.

What’s Hour of Code?
It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator and an innovator.

Today, we’re surrounded by technology. Many people have their own tablets and phones — and yet, few are learning how computers actually work. Simple computer science activities can help nurture creativity and problem solving skills. By getting a feel for computational thinking early, students will have a foundation for success in any future career path.

Computer science provides a foundation for virtually any career — everybody can benefit from learning the basics.

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

Dec
20
Fri
2013
Full Moon Trek in Lincoln Park
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, December 20, 2013, 7–9 pm
For ages 8 and older

Experience Lincoln Park from a different perspective. Full Moon Treks are guided hikes that illustrate what makes the park special after dark. Venture into the moonlit park and explore the world like a nocturnal animal. Please come prepared with warm clothes, and please meet in the parking lot on Fauntleroy, north of the beach parking lot. Designed for adults and families with children 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register for #108474 at www.seattle.gov/parks. $5 per person.

Dec
21
Sat
2013
2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade @ Greg Davis Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Come join Captain Snowball and WinterFly as we welcome the start of Winter and the dawning of the days with increasing light!

This celebration is a 30 minute illuminated walk along the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trails.

What: 2nd Annual Cottage Grove Solstice Parade
When: Winter Solstice, Saturday, December 21 at 6:30 pm
Where: Greg Davis Park (26th Ave. SW & Brandon Street SW)

What to bring: For the Solstice Parade, you are invited to wear an outfit or costume illuminated by lights, or just bring a lantern or flashlight to carry along the path. Some musical instruments to merry the walk would be delightful!

We had a great time last year. Here’s a video from last year featured on the West Seattle Blog:

https://westseattleblog.com/2012/12/video-first-ever-cottage-grove-solstice-parade-delridge/

Hope you can join us. We’d love to see you there!

Jan
25
Sat
2014
Evergreens Walk @ Lincoln Park
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From Seattle Parks & Recreation Environmental Learning Calendar:

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 1–3 pm
Chase away the gray by celebrating the changing seasons! Walk the trails in Lincoln Park with a naturalist and learn to identify some of the trees and shrubs that color our winter wonderland. All children must be accompained by an adult.

FREE!

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

Please meet at the kiosk in the parking lot on Fauntleroy Ave, north of the beach parking lot.

Feb
6
Thu
2014
Computer Basics 1 & 2 for Seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features. Registration is required. Join us at the West Seattle Library on Thursday, February 6th, or Saturday, February 8th at 2:00-3:30 pm.

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.

Registration is required. Visit the West Seattle Branch or call 206-684-7444 to sign up.

Feb
8
Sat
2014
Computer Basics 1 & 2 for Seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Want to begin using a computer? Do you need practice using a mouse and keyboard? For first time computer users, this class introduces common computer terms and features. Registration is required. Join us at the West Seattle Library on Thursday, February 6th, or Saturday, February 8th at 2:00-3:30 pm.

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.

Registration is required. Visit the West Seattle Branch or call 206-684-7444 to sign up.

Feb
9
Sun
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Alki Bathhouse
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ll meet at the Alki Bathhouse and walk to Richey Viewpoint, for about 1.5 miles of walking. We will concentrate on our wintering seabirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Grebes, Bufflehead, Mergansers, Brant, Harlequin Duck, Bald Eagle.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Alki Beach
Sunday, February 9, 2014
11:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Feb
11
Tue
2014
Mac Computer Basics class for seniors @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

February 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
at the West Seattle Senior Center

Got a shiny new Ferrari called a Macbook Pro or iMac? Is it pretty? Ready to unleash your creative upon the world? Then I guess it is time for you to learn a few basics about that awesome machine in your hands. Come to the intro basic class on the OSX Apple operating system. Why should the kids have all the fun?

Contact: Lyle Evans (206) 932-4044, or email lylee@seniorservices.org.

Feb
15
Sat
2014
Internet Basics 1 & 2 for seniors @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library on Saturday February 15th, 2–3:30 pm.
This class will introduce you to the Internet and show you how to navigate a Web page. Registration is required. 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, how to evaluate Web sites, and how to print from the Web. The class also includes an introduction to online security.

This class incorporates Internet Basics 1 & 2 content.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Visit the High Point Branch or call 206-684-7454 to sign up.

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

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

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Drop-in Clinic @ High Point Library
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday March 1st and 29th, 11 am–12:30 pm, bring your e-reader or mobile device to learn how to access and download digital materials, and get one-on-one help and basic troubleshooting assistance at High Point Branch Library

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices
– Choosing a book format for your e-reader
– Managing your digital holds

Do you have Kindle questions? Bring your Amazon ID and password. For questions about the Nook or other e-book readers, bring your Adobe ID and password.

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

Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet (or Internet Basics 1) and possession of an email address (or Email Basics).

Owl Hoot @ Camp Long
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6–8 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

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

Mar
15
Sat
2014
Learn Facebook basics @ High Point Library
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday March 15th, 11:00 am–12:30 pm at the High Point Library, come to this class if you want to learn more about how you can use the social networking website, facebook.com, to connect with friends, family, and your community.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Visit the High Point Branch or call 206-684-7454 to sign up.

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

Salamander Search @ Camp Long
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, March 15, 2013, 3–5 pm
Pre-registration required
Cost: FREE

Overcome those wintertime blues by bundling up and getting outside. Learn the importance of those dark, dank, wet places by searching under logs and in the ponds for those beautiful, mysterious creatures – the salamanders. There are at least three different types found at Camp Long. Let’s challenge ourselves to find all of them. This program is for 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Phone 206-386-4236
Contact Email discovery.park@seattle.gov
Sponsoring Organization: Discovery Park Advisory Council

Mar
29
Sat
2014
Downloading E-books & Audiobooks Drop-in Clinic @ High Point Library
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday March 1st and 29th, 11 am–12:30 pm, bring your e-reader or mobile device to learn how to access and download digital materials, and get one-on-one help and basic troubleshooting assistance at High Point Branch Library

Help topics may include:
– Using the Library’s catalog
– Downloading e-books and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices
– Choosing a book format for your e-reader
– Managing your digital holds

Do you have Kindle questions? Bring your Amazon ID and password. For questions about the Nook or other e-book readers, bring your Adobe ID and password.

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

Prerequisites: Ability to use the Internet (or Internet Basics 1) and possession of an email address (or Email Basics).

Lincoln Park Spring Awakening Walk
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore nature at Lincoln Park with Naturalist Stewart Wechsler:

Lincoln Park Spring: Blooms, Migrants,Eagle & Owl Nesting, Butterflies
March 29, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Stewart’s Stewardship Adventures offers:

Share in Stewart’s incredible nature knowledge & enthusiasm, as Lincoln Park’s natural community awakens! Trilliums & Violets blooming to Eagles & Owls nesting, migrants refueling, to early butterflies flying. Have the best time learning all one can in 2 hours. Suggested donation $15 adults, $10 kids. For a spot E-mail or call – ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225. Meet at north parking lot kiosk (across from Rose Street). Drop-ins can check for space.

Apr
5
Sat
2014
Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk @ Lincoln Park
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

We’ll meet at the south parking lot of Lincoln Park (the lot closest to the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal). There will be about 1-1.5 miles of walking and some hills. We’ll start off at the beach to look for remaining wintering seabirds, then head up into the forested area for songbirds. Likely species include Surf Scoter, Horned Grebe, Bufflehead, Cormorants, Mergansers, Song Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bewick’s Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Leaders: Suzy Hunter (day of only: 206-403-7458) & Sharon Ellard

Seattle Audubon Society Neighborhood Bird Walk
at Lincoln Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00 am

Web Link:
http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/GetInvolved/GoBirding/NeighborhoodBirdWalks.aspx

Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Apr
11
Fri
2014
Voices of Spring: Chorus Frog and Owl Concert @ Camp Long
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30–9 pm
Where: Camp Long

Celebrate springtime nighttime earth music! Come to Camp Long and join a naturalist for an exploration of forest and pond in search of the music makers-frogs and owls. You may find yourself being part of the concert! This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

Apr
25
Fri
2014
Intro to Open Source (free) software @ Senior Center of West Seatlte
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

At the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Intro to Open Source (free) software
Date: Friday, April 25, 9:30-11:30 am
Cost:$5/members, $10 non-members

Open-source software (OSS) is computer software available for your use at no cost. You will find word processors, graphic editors, drawing programs, audio editors, etc. We will
also look at a growing group of “free for personal use” commercial programs.

Apr
26
Sat
2014
Tales Among the Trees @ Lincoln Park
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2–4 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the Earth by getting to know your community forest the old-fashioned way-through storytelling. Find out what it means to know a forest’s story. This program designed for ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

Apr
27
Sun
2014
Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk @ Camp Long
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Your World – Daytime Nature Walk
Sunday, Apr. 27, 2014, 2–4 pm.
Camp Long Environmental Learning Center

Get to know the plants and animals that live in urban forests! Learn native plant identification and uses for plants through the ages. Registration is required.

Audience Children, Teens
Language English

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome.

Registration is required. Call 206-684-7454 or drop by the High Point Branch Library to sign up.

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

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

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

May
4
Sun
2014
The History of Lincoln Park
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sunday, May 4, 2014, 1–3 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Was Lincoln Park really named after Abraham Lincoln? Why does that restroom look like a spaceship for hobbits? And how did those California redwoods end up here? Join a Seattle volunteer naturalist on a walk through time, learning some of the history of West Seattle’s largest park. This program designed for ages 12 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet in the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: FREE

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

Rain2River Walk – West Seattle @ Delridge Community Center
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition:

Join DRCC/TAG and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walk and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

Meet at the Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW, 98106) YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER (4408 Delridge Way SW) at 1:30 pm. There is parking and bathrooms. The walk will be at moderate to slow speed, and 2-3 miles long, and will conclude at 4 pm.

RSVP HERE.

This event is family and pet friendly! There will be free refreshments and snacks! This is an outdoor walking event, so please come prepared for rain or shine.

Date: May 4, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Venue Delridge Community Center
Organizer Anna Mines
Phone: (206) 427-1475
Email: anna@duwamishcleanup.org

May
10
Sat
2014
Birdwatching @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 8:30-10:30 am

Ages 6–100
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by birdwatching with a naturalist. Songbird migration is at its peak; learn birding techniques and tips from an experienced birder. All levels are invited and beginners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

May
15
Thu
2014
Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
May 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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


Nature Thursday Afternoons at Camp Long
Every Thursday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$8 kids – $12 adults – suggested donation

Join Stewart for a weekly learning and stewardship adventure at Camp Long, share in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm! We could find salamanders, owls, dragonflies, Sword Ferns and Bleeding Hearts! We’ll learn about their habitats and needs. All ages and knowledge levels will have a good time and learn something new. Meeting at the north end of the parking lot (the south end of the Lodge building). $8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206-932-7225 (land). If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
16
Fri
2014
Full Moon in the Forest @ Lincoln Park
May 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday, May 16, 2014, 8–9:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Park

Celebrate the earth by venturing into the forest when the moon is full. Experience Lincoln Park as a nocturnal animal. This program designed for those 8 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come prepared with warm clothes.

Audience: Adults, Family
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: $5 per person

Contact: Discovery Park Env. Learning Center
Contact Phone: 206-386-4236
Contact Email: discovery.park@seattle.gov

May
20
Tue
2014
Tuesday Afternoon Lincoln Park Nature Hikes
May 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Tuesdays After School Lincoln Park Nature Hike Series
Every Tuesday afternoon – 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Join Stewart for a weekly afternoon nature learning and stewardship adventure at Lincoln Park, sharing in his unbounded knowledge and enthusiasm. We’ll see what’s flying, crawling, sprouting and blooming and check on the resident owls. All ages and knowledge levels will have fun while learning more. Meet at the northern of Lincoln’s 2 parking lots by the kiosk (across from SW Rose St, between SW Thistle St and SW Monroe St. (first lot S. of the 76 Station)

$8 – $12 per person suggested donation. Reservations suggested: ecostewart@gmail.com or 206 932-7225 (land) If rain is forecast, double check if class is going.

May
23
Fri
2014
Tot Trek: Colors of the Rainbow @ Camp Long Environmental Learning Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:30–11:45am
Pre-registration required
Cost: $4 per person

Age 2-3
Adults, explore the wonders of nature with your toddlers. Take a hike through Camp Long searching for the animal homes in ponds, forests, and fields, Discover the colors of nature, and take a dip in the ponds to see what new life is springing up. Up to two children can be registered with one adult.

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

Jun
7
Sat
2014
Camp Long 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning Family Nature Walks
Jun 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Join Stewart on an adventure with your family around Camp Long’s 68 acres of habitat. Engage with and learn about everything (partly depending on the season) from the salamanders to the slugs, the Barred Owls to the Cooper’s Hawks in the woods, the dragonflies by the pond and butterflies to the hoverflies and snakes in the sunny spots, and from the Stinging Nettles to Hedge Nettles. Help the native community by learning an alien weed and pulling one. If you can see it, hear it or smell it Stewart can probably tell you what it is and some of its fascinating story! While the program will be quite kid friendly, regardless of your knowledge level, you will be able to learn things you didn’t know and have fun doing so.

E-mail or call to reserve a space, ecostewart@gmail.com / 206 932-7225 (land line / message), with the number of kids and adults. Drop-ins can check if there is room. There may be cancellations for the toughest weather conditions, so check this website or the outgoing message on my land line (@ 206 932-7225) for cancellations if more than either a light rain or moderate wind, or very cold are in the forecast.

Prehistoric plants of Lincoln Park @ Lincoln Park
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1–3 pm, join a naturalist for an exploration of Lincoln Park in search of ferns and other plants dinosaurs may have eaten. This program designed for ages 7 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the north parking lot on Fauntleroy.

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.

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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/

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.

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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.