West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing./question.

Mar
21
Sat
SOLD OUT – Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Spring Tea @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual Princess Angeline Tea at the Duwamish Longhouse to celebrate Princess Angeline and the strong women working in our community. Hear from prominent women from around Seattle on the work they are doing to better our city and the world while enjoying a handmade English-style tea complete with tea sandwiches, petit fours and desserts made by chef David Lee from Food Circle.

$25 per person. Tickets available at:
https://princessangelinetea2020.bpt.me

*Limited seating available. Advance ticket purchase is required as no additional seats will be available for purchase at the door.

www.duwamishtribe.org

Mar
25
Wed
Business & Beers: A Legal Guide for Small Business Owners @ Future Primitive Brewing
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Business & Beers: A Legal Guide for Small Business Owners

Enjoy a local brew while Attorney Michael Safren presents on some of the most important and foundational legal topics for small business owners. Whether you are an experienced business owner, or are considering starting a business, this presentation will provide you with useful and actionable information. Topics covered include: entity formation; shielding personal assets from corporate liability; key contract terms you should know; and practical tips to help avoid litigation.

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Future Primitive Brewing, 9832 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
FREE
Register: eventbrite.com/e/business-and-beers-a-legal-guide-for-small-business-owners-tickets-91792296229

Mar
29
Sun
West Seattle Tool Library DIY Bike Repair Event
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring into biking with West Seattle Tool Library‘s free group bicycle repair. In conjunction with DIY Bikes and the West Seattle Fixers Collective, we will help you get your bike ready to ride, safe and smooth.

We provide the work stands, tools, tubes, cables and other small parts when available. Bring your bikes and any bigger parts you’ll need to replace.

Thank you to Seattle Public Utilities for sponsoring this event.

Apr
4
Sat
West Seattle High School plays in High-School Baseball Classic @ T-Mobile Park
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

West Seattle HS Baseball team at the High School Baseball Classic

West Seattle HS vs Ballard HS
in the High School Baseball Classic at T-Mobile Park
4 pm, Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Free!

The WSHS Baseball team is also selling tickets to the Mariners game on May 29th at 7:10 pm vs the Atlanta Braves at T-Mobile Park.

100 level tickets – $40 each (down the first base line)
300 level tickets – $20 each (behind home plate)

To buy tickets, contact Sheree at tombiz@comcast.net

Apr
7
Tue
Online Leadership Workshop with West Seattle Toastmasters 832
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an online presentation and workshop on Parliamentary Procedure in Action.

West Seattle Toastmasters member Christine Klimkowski will lead this one-hour fifteen-minute presentation to help attendees better understand parliamentary procedure. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Learn more about our club and find our full meeting schedule at West Seattle Toastmasters 832.

For questions and a link to join the Zoom meeting, contact us via email. Hope to see you there!

Apr
22
Wed
Spring Into Action: Practical Business Law @ Verity Credit Union
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring Into Action: Practical Business Law

Join Attorney Michael Safren this Spring as he presents on some of the most important and foundational legal topics for small business owners. Topics covered include: entity formation; shielding personal assets from corporate liability; key contract terms you should know; practical tips to help avoid litigation; and business succession planning.

Meet and Mingle with other small business owners and the team from Verity Credit Union and learn legal concepts and strategies to help you protect your business, gain valuable legal and practical insights, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments.

Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Verity Credit Union, 4505 SW California Ave SW
FREE
Register: eventbrite.com/e/spring-into-action-practical-business-law-tickets-93513540517

Apr
26
Sun
West Seattle Tool Library–Get Ready for Bike Month
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spring into Bike Month with West Seattle Tool Library‘s free group bicycle repair. In conjunction with DIY Bikes and the West Seattle Fixers Collective we will help you get your bike ready to ride, safe and smooth.

We provide the work stands, tools, tubes, cables and other small parts when available. Bring your bikes and any bigger parts you’ll need to replace.

Thank you to Seattle Public Utilities for sponsoring this event.

May
5
Tue
Online Leadership Workshop with West Seattle Toastmasters 832
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an online presentation and workshop on Leadership Skills.

West Seattle Toastmasters member John LeCompte will lead this one-hour workshop all about developing leadership skills. This is a free event and all are welcome.

Learn more about our club and find our full meeting schedule at West Seattle Toastmasters 832.

For questions and a link to join the Zoom meeting, contact us via email. Hope to see you there!

Sep
14
Mon
Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drop into a virtual writing circle, hosted by author Brett Hamil for writing exercises, motivation, and ways to connect with other writers. Registration required.

To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030.

In this group, writers introduce themselves, talk about their writing and discuss an evocative opening topic. They are given a prompt and 20-30 minutes of silent writing time, with the opportunity to read what they wrote in a mutually supportive, welcoming environment.

Brett Hamil is a writer, cartoonist and performer in South Seattle. He’s the co-producer of Joketellers Union and the host of the Seattle Process. The Seattle Weekly once called him “the city’s premier political comic.”

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Have a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

The Seattle Writes series is made possible with the generous support of The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

Sep
19
Sat
Virtual Seattle Writes: An Ancient Music – Writing with South Asian Ghazals @ Online (see listing)
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Explore the ghazal form of poetry through select readings and writing prompts with Shankar Narayan. Registration required. Click here to register.

Ghazals in South Asia are one of the most popular forms of poetry anywhere. While there has been much analysis of the ghazal’s evolution in English, how the ghazal works as popular art is less accessible to western writers. This class aims to give participants a flavor of that space. In this multi-genre, part-generative, part-analytical class, we’ll listen to versions of ghazals in Urdu, read translations, consider what makes a good ghazal work, and use all that to create our own burning, yearning works. No prior knowledge required — but come ready to engage and to write!

Shankar Narayan explores identity, power, mythology, and technology in a world where the body is flung across borders yet possesses unrivaled power to transcend them. Shankar is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has received awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Hugo House, Jack Straw, Flyway, River Heron, and others. He is a 4Culture grant recipient for Claiming Space, a project to lift the voices of writers of color, and his chapbook, Postcards From the New World, won the Paper Nautilus Debut Series chapbook prize. Shankar draws strength from his global upbringing and from his work at the intersection of technology and civil rights. In Seattle, he awakens to the wonders of Cascadia every day, but his heart yearns east to his other hometown, Delhi. Connect with him at shankarnarayan.net.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Oct
3
Sat
Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing present Harvest Fest
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Name: Harvest Fest

Host: Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing

Location: 309 South Cloverdale Street (Cloverdale Business Park)

Dates: October 3rd and 4th, 12 pm-8 pm

Contact: (206) 557 – 4863

Socially distanced and family friendly food and drink event celebrating the changing seasons. Harvest Fest is hosted by Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing in the Cloverdale Business Park, featuring wursts, schnitzel, bretzel, and other Oktoberfest-inspired meals from Osprey Bistro. Also featuring traditional fall brews from Tin Dog Brewing. Guests can join our celebration by calling to reserve a tent space that provides safe social distance, available for groups up to five. Full $25 tent deposit at time of booking is credited towards party’s food purchase during Harvest Fest.

More info and more detailed menu can be found at www.ospreyseattle.com/havest-fest-2020

Oct
4
Sun
Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing present Harvest Fest
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Name: Harvest Fest

Host: Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing

Location: 309 South Cloverdale Street (Cloverdale Business Park)

Dates: October 3rd and 4th, 12 pm-8 pm

Contact: (206) 557 – 4863

Socially distanced and family friendly food and drink event celebrating the changing seasons. Harvest Fest is hosted by Osprey Bistro and Tin Dog Brewing in the Cloverdale Business Park, featuring wursts, schnitzel, bretzel, and other Oktoberfest-inspired meals from Osprey Bistro. Also featuring traditional fall brews from Tin Dog Brewing. Guests can join our celebration by calling to reserve a tent space that provides safe social distance, available for groups up to five. Full $25 tent deposit at time of booking is credited towards party’s food purchase during Harvest Fest.

More info and more detailed menu can be found at www.ospreyseattle.com/havest-fest-2020

Oct
11
Sun
Virtual Seattle Writes: Elements of the Novel – Language @ Online (see listing)
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

From the sentence level to the paragraph, engage with the building blocks of your work with Karen Finneyfrock. Registration required. Click here to register.

In this workshop, we’ll dive into the language of the novel, from the sentence level, to dialog, to the work of the paragraph. We will examine sample texts together and talk about how they work. Come prepared to write.

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet and novelist in Seattle, WA. She is the author of two young adult novels: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is one of the editors of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the author of Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, both released on Write Bloody press. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

Facilitated by Pearl Klein.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Arts for 50+ Introduction To Acting @ Online (see listing)
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

Facilitated by Bobbi Kidder.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

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

Virtual Workshop – Medicare Made Clear @ Online (see listing)
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register for the November 7th class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions. (register for November 14th event here.)

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

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

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

Facilitated by Nani Trias.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Nov
8
Sun
Day of the Dead StoryWalk® / StoryWalk® Día de Muertos @ South Park Branch Library
Nov 8 all-day

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

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

Nov
13
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Music And Memories: The 1960s @ Online (see listing)
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Music and Memories: the 1960s with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop. Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with dementia and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants in these activities.

Facilitated by Jen Kulik.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Nov
14
Sat
Virtual Workshop – Medicare Drug Coverage 101 @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you turning 65 and planning for Medicare or considering changing your plans? Attend our virtual workshop series to get up-to-date information. Join on our two-part series on Medicare. Registration required. Please register for each class separately.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 7: Medicare Made Clear. This workshop will provide an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C. D and supplements), what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

November 14
: Medicare Drug Coverage 101. This workshop gives an overview of Medicare Part D drug coverage including when to enroll, how to calculate your costs and select a plan, the four stages of coverage, and additional resources if you need help with the cost of your prescriptions.

*The presenter, Jean Cormier, is an independent agent and is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Please register for each class separately.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Ornaments @ Online (see listing)
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Ornaments with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Learn how to turn flat pieces of paper into 3-dimensional shapes. We’ll cut, bend, fold and attach paper to create art from your recycling bin.

Supplies needed: Assortment of paper (computer paper, card stock, magazines, paper bags or construction paper), scissors, glue, tape, stapler.

Facilitated by Suzie Treinen.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Nov
18
Wed
“Unmuted Stories.” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday Nov. 18th for a free reading of selections from the engaging new anthology Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community. Pre-Registration is required. Click here to register for free.

A reading & live Q&A with local authors of Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community, an engaging new anthology of memoirs by fourteen LGBTQI elders and allies.

The authors will read story excerpts, as well discuss the healing and sense of community that came from writing and sharing important life stories in what began as a simple writing workshop at GenPRIDE. During this event, you’ll have a unique opportunity to ask live questions of the authors about their stories and writing process.

In this gripping anthology, fourteen LGBTQIA midlife and older adults share the struggles and triumphs that shaped their lives. Some stories delve into issues that have marked their generation: AIDS, gender identity, sexuality, persecution, and claiming one’s self. Others grapple with health, family, loss, addiction, and love. Unmuted is about heartbreak and courage, strength, and resilience. It is a riveting testimony to the power of personal storytelling.

Join us for a live and lively discussion of LGBTQIA lives and storytelling!

This free reading and Q&A is presented in partnership with GenPRIDE Seattle, Western Washington’s resource for LGBTQIA+ aging. Click here to learn more.

View in Catalog Unmuted: Stories Of Courage And Resilience From The GenPRIDE Community by GenPRIDE

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

Nov
20
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Advanced Drawing @ Online (see listing)
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Advanced Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

In this hands-on, step-by-step advanced drawing workshop, we’ll be re-visiting shading, tone, and values within portrait and figure drawing. We’ll look at forms as shapes and use outlines with intention. Join us to push your drawing skill sets to the next level.

Supplies needed: paper, pencil, erase.

Facilitated by Noel Sherrard.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Nov
30
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Dances Of Gratitude @ Online (see listing)
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dances of Gratitude with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Join us to learn traditional dances of thanks and praise. Through dance, feel our togetherness and dance our thanks-giving.

Supplies needed: chair.

Facilitated by Susan Wickett-Ford.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Dec
9
Wed
Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required.

To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030.

In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poetry can be thought of as “cross-training” for memoir and fiction, too.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Have a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

Dec
11
Fri
J Mase Author Reading: Black Trans Prayer Book @ Online (see listing)
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Don’t miss an incredible evening with J Mase III and co-editors of the Black Trans Prayer Book. Join the contributors of the Black Trans Prayer Book for an evening of spirited connections.

We will add the streaming link here and on our Facebook event page one week before the event

The Black Trans Prayer Book: is a beyond-faith-and-interfaith, multi-dimensional, artistic and theological work that collects the stories, poems, prayers, meditation, spells, and incantations of Black Trans & Non-Binary people. Often pushed out of Faith spaces and yet still deeply connected to a historical legacy of spiritual essentiality, Black Trans People face unprecedented amounts of spiritual, physical, and psychological violence. The Black Trans Prayer Book is a tool of healing, and affirmation centered on uplifting Black Trans & Non-Binary people and celebrating our place within faith.

What does it mean to have a faith practice that simultaneously challenges white supremacy and transphobia? Where is there a theological framework that centers the most marginalized and creates pathways towards an active spirituality moving alongside social justice? How might a spiritual practice not in tune with these questions cause harm? The #BlackTransPrayerBook, is holding these very questions.

Grab the book on the website!

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Dec
12
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Holiday Paper Decorations @ Online (see listing)
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Holiday Paper Decorations with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website. Please enter ‘SPL2020‘ to access the website. Password is case sensitive.

Brighten up the season with festive paper decorations. In this class, we’ll make paper ornaments and garlands which you can use to spruce up your digs.

Supplies needed: assortment of paper (construction paper, card stock, printer paper, paper from the recycling bin), scissors, glue stick or liquid glue, circle template (round jar lid or 16 oz. canned food can), paper clips, small pieces of wire or needle and thread.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Jan
30
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Visual Journaling @ Online (see listing)
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Visual Journaling with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Explore ways to record daily experiences and memories by creating a visual journal in this hands-on workshop. Learn basic drawing and watercolor skills to create a journal.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Feb
6
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Newspaper Pots @ Online (see listing)
Feb 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Newspaper Pots with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Do you have a stack of newspapers sitting at home and want to explore ways to re-use or upcycle them? Celebrate the beginning of spring by making a garden container from newspaper. During this hands-on workshop, participants will make and decorate two different styles of seed-starting newspaper pots.

Supplies needed: 2-3 sections of newspaper, masking tape, scissors, cup or glass 3 – 5″ in diameter, marker.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Feb
9
Tue
Food Business Orientation – A Virtual Workshop @ Online (see listing)
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Got something cooking? Come learn about the requirements & regulations for opening or expanding a food business! Registration required.

Click here to register via EventBrite.

Whether you are starting or expanding your food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your food business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you. Bring your questions to this orientation and meet the City of Seattle’s OED who can help guide you through the resources that will help you get started and grow.

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

Patent Law 101 – A Virtual Workshop @ Online (see listing)
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Interested in learning how to protect your inventions as intellectual property? Learn the ways patent laws can protect and enhance your business. Registration required.

Click here to register.

A link to the event will be emailed to those that register prior to the event.

Learn the basics of intellectual property law from students with the University of Washington School of Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Learn how to use intellectual property to help strengthen and grow your business from current law school students.

Attend this free workshop to learn:

  • How patents protect an invention;
  • Different types of patents
  • Patent process
  • Understanding the risks of early disclosure
  • Patent Pro Bono Program, Law School Clinic Program, and other USPTO resources and assistance programs

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

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

Beginning Drawing with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

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

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

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

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

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

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

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Feb
23
Tue
Employment Law Basics – A Virtual Workshop @ Online (see listing)
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Starting or growing a business and need to learn the legal aspects of hiring employees? Learn how to navigate HR/employment legal issues. Registration required.

Click here to register.

A link to the event will be emailed to those that register prior to the event.

Learn the basics of employment law from students with the University of Washington School of Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. Curious about what you should know about hiring employees? Want to understand the process for hiring employees in Washington State? Attend this free workshop given by the UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic to learn:

  • The difference between an independent contractor and an employee;
  • The legal requirements of hiring an employee; and
  • The employment-related laws you should be aware of

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

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

Nature Portraits with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
8
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Folk Dance @ Online (see listing)
Mar 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Folk Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: your favorite chair

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar
15
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Mindfulness @ Online (see listing)
Mar 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Mindfulness with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

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

Origami for Beginners with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

Mar
26
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Landscape Poetry @ Online (see listing)
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Landscape Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

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

During this workshop, we’ll explore settings that hold special meaning through reminiscence activities. We’ll share personal stories and, together, create a mural of landscape memories captured in visual images, words and phrases.

Supplies needed: paper, pen and pencil.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

Apr
15
Thu
Virtual Workshop: How To Build A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Designed for individuals unsure of where to begin in writing a resume. We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll discuss the purpose of a resume, the various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting.

The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has a 50 person capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

Apr
20
Tue
Pancake 420 @ Kickdown Café
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Kickdown is just a small café inside Nepenthe. We serve beverages and light eats at no cost. We gladly take donations. Back by popular demand — Pancake 420! Since we can’t sit in a circle and puff, let’s eat circles and stuff. The Kickdown will be open April 20, 11-5, to help you celebrate the holiday. We will be kicking down tasty cakes. If you have food restrictions message us ahead of time and maybe we can do something for you. Our usual snacks will be available as well. WE WANT TO FEED YOU AND YOUR MUNCHIES. We have outdoor seating. No cost to participate.

Apr
22
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Target And Refine A Resume @ Online (see listing)
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Have support in developing a strong resume tailored to the position you’re applying to. Registration required. Click here to register.

Please have your resume and a job description for the position you are interested in.

The job skills & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

Apr
26
Mon
Virtual Arts for 50+ Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance @ Online (see listing)
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dementia-Friendly Folk Dance with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Explore village dances from around the world through this hands-on and feet-on workshop.

This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for individuals living with memory loss and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join us.

Supplies needed: a favorite chair.

We can provide accommodations for people with disabilities at Library events. Please contact leap@spl.org at least seven days before the event to request accommodations.

info@silverkite.us

Apr
28
Wed
Virtual Workshop: The Hidden Benefits Of Sleep @ Online (see listing)
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We all know how important sleep is, but did you know the impact it can have on you blood sugar levels and your weight? Registration required. Click here to register.

Understand how tweaking your sleep could help you boost your metabolism and be leaner and stronger. Discover how sleep affects your health, your weight, and your appetite, and leave with real-life strategies to sleep longer and sounder.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has a 50 person capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

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

Apr
29
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Interview Skills @ Online (see listing)
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions. Registration required. Registration required. Click here to register.

We’ll also cover tips specific to virtual/video interviews as well.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

Apr
30
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Writing Fiction: Developing Characters @ Online (see listing)
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Writing Fiction: Developing Characters with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn how to create believable, interesting, and complex characters to lead your readers through your imagined world. In this workshop, we’ll explore strategies for creating memorable fictional characters who move your story forward.

Supplies needed: paper, pen or pencil.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
1
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Paper Flowers @ Online (see listing)
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Paper Flowers with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required. Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic techniques to transform paper into beautiful blossoms. Paper flowers can be as fancy or playful as your imagination and materials will allow. See what you have around your house for supplies.

Suggested supplies: assortment of paper – construction paper, card stock, magazines, tissue paper, crepe paper or paper streamers; assortment of adhesives – tacky glue or craft glue, double stick tape, glue stick, hot glue or floral tape; stem materials – floral wire, sculpture wire, pipe cleaners, straws or sticks; scissors; paper scorer – bone folder, popsicle stick or dried out ballpoint pen.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
3
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Memoir Writing @ Online (see listing)
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Memoir Writing with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Join us in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories and structuring a memoir. Enjoy reminiscence activities and life story-based writing exercises.

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

Event Information: info@silverkite.us

May
4
Tue
Black-Owned Business Excellence: Upgrade Your Business Entity @ Online (see listing)
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and learn the benefits of each business entity (sole proprietorship, LLC, Non-Profit, SCorp, CCorp, Social Enterprise from an established Certified Public Accountant – Isaiah Gresham. Please register here to get connection details for this event.

Get armed with information that will help you ascertain if your business structure is right for you. Ensure your business is legitimate with the proper business licenses and registrations for contracts, certifications and even grants. Black-Owned Business Excellence is a collaboration of more than a dozen organizations coming together to support, promote, educate and elevate businesses that are owned by underserved business owners. We have organized a collective calendar of events focused on the advancement of BIPOC businesses. This quarterly event will focus on Upgrading your business entity.

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

This webinar series is co-hosted by Beacon Business Alliance, the SPL’s Library to Business and the Essential Southeast Seattle Coalition, with Graphic Recording by Mari Shibuya. For registration information and other questions, Ask Us or 206-386-4636.

Virtual Workshop: Finding Transportation To Your Vaccine Appointment @ Online (see listing)
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you planning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine but are unsure how to get there? Attend our virtual workshop to learn about transportation resources. Registration is required. Click here to register for this event.

Join Hopelink Mobility to discuss important resources that can help you find free or low-cost rides to and from your vaccine appointment. This presentation will help you understand who to call or which websites to navigate if you have secured a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and need help getting there.

Hopelink’s Mobility Management team works with communities across King County to help them discover and navigate transportation options. Additionally, they host regional Coalition meetings to help decision makers understand the transportation needs of all residents. To learn more visit the website.

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

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

Virtual Workshop: Healthy Relationships @ Online (see listing)
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Salene Jones, PhD, MA, LP, a Seattle-based psychologist, to explore what it means to be a part of and to cultivate healthy relationships. Registration is required. Click here to register.

This course will cover communication techniques for ensuring healthy relationships as well as types of social support and how best to get support from others. Content will also cover showing empathy vs. problem solving in relationships and how to support others. We will focus on a range of relationships including romantic, family and friends.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

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

May
5
Wed
Cinco de Mayo at Mission Cantina and neighbors in The Admiral District
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Fun for everyone on Cinco de Mayo in Admiral! These three establishments are within a block of each other

Mission Cantina (2325 California SW): Cinco de Mayo special hours 2-9 pm on Wednesday 5/5 featuring a pig roast, drink specials, and more! “Whether you come by to dine in-house or on our patio, or you pick up takeout, our delicious puerco asado from our pig roast, a bottle of Mexican wine at half price or an El Tequileño margarita (or two…wink) is the perfect way to celebrate”

Admiral Pub (2306 California SW): Specials start at 2 pm, including 3 tacos for $5

Arthur’s (2311 California SW): Happy hour and drink specials start at 2 pm

May
6
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile @ Online (see listing)
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking tool that can help you research career pathways, connect with people doing the kind of work that interests you, and learn about job opportunities. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a professional and compelling profile. Registration required. Click here to register.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

May
7
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

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

Awards ceremony for Southwest Seattle Historical Society youth writing contest @ online
May 7 @ 6:00 pm

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is pleased to announce a virtual Award Ceremony honoring the winners of our first annual Youth Writing Contest. Join us for a live Zoom program on Friday, May 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate our winners Lillian Stowell, Elliott Neves, and Halle Morgan, and hear the authors read their essays. Additionally, we’ll be joined by local authors Mary Fleck, Judy Bentley, and Joey Richesson to speak about the importance of historical writing and young authorship. Congratulations to our winners!

As a reminder, the theme of our competition was: WOMEN HISTORY MAKERS OF THE DUWAMISH PENINSULA. Students explored the contributions of a specific woman from the Duwamish Peninsula who has made an historical impact on the community, past or present, famous or not-yet-famous.

Registration is required. Visit: loghousemuseum.org/blog/1st-annual-youth-writing-contest-award-ceremony to register. Registered participants will be emailed a link to the presentation on the date of the event.

May
8
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Introduction To Pastels @ Online (see listing)
May 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beginning Watercolors with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Learn basic watercolor techniques by exploring color and color mixing.

Supplies needed: watercolors, brush, cup of water, pencil, thick marker or Sharpie, watercolor paper if available

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

May
10
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
May 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Make Indian Cumin (Jeera) Biscuits and Masala Chai. Jeera biscuits are sweet, salty, crispy, crunchy and crumbly Indian bakery style eggless cookies, flavored with roasted cumin seeds. Masala chai is a traditional Indian beverage made with a mixture of black tea, milk, fresh ginger and spices.

You will receive the ingredients list with your registration confirmation.

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

May
11
Tue
Virtual Workshop: Smart Phone Photography @ Online (see listing)
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Phones today are equipped with ever better cameras and a wealth of apps to make the very most of what they offer. Registration required. Click here to register.

The results are stunning and more and more stealing the show from traditional cameras. Are you keeping up? Learn how to get the very most out of your phone camera and all the advantages it offers, including settings like zoom, focus and proper exposure, use of flash and self-timer plus add-ons and apps. Also explore how to design your photographs, composing compelling, truly memorable images. For any skill level using any Apple or Android phones.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

May
12
Wed
Virtual Workshop: Combat Sugar Cravings @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to decode labels quickly, navigate the grocery store, drastically reduce your sugar intake, and eradicate cravings. Registration required. Click here to register.

Most research suggests that very sweet foods have a similar effect on our brain as cocaine or gambling, making them highly addictive and leading us to crave more and more. This class will help set you up for healthy success.

The job skills, life skills, & digital creativity classes are made possible by support from The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and in partnership with South Seattle College. This workshop is free and everyone is welcome. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Each class has limited capacity, so please register as soon as possible.

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

Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. Registration required.

To receive the link for this event, please click here and select the red date you want to attend. Phone registration also available at 206-322-7030.

In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poetry can be thought of as “cross-training” for memoir and fiction, too.

Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Have a laptop or pen and paper — and be ready to write!

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

May
14
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Writing Poetry @ Online (see listing)
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Writing Poetry with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

Register on the Silver Kite website.

Do you like writing poetry? During this session, try some writing exercises focused on crafting poems reflective of your life experiences. This workshop is designed for writers who have previous writing experience.

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