West Seattle Event Calendar

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

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

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

Nov
20
Wed
Annual Potluck and Silent Auction @ Office of Indian Child Welfare
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Office of Indian Child Welfare is celebrating Native American Month with their annual potluck and silent auction.

The event is open to the public and there will be many tribes represented. The event includes drumming and an opportunity to meet the amazing people who serve our youth.

Donations for the silent auction that raises money for the local client fund at the DCYF office would be greatly appreciated. Contact Nancy Spiro directly to donate at: 206-261-5381.

Nov
25
Mon
Free: Medicare 101 Workshop @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm

Medicare 101 Workshop
At the Senior Center of West Seattle

Tuesday, November 12 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 18 @ 3 pm
Monday, November 25 @ 3 pm

Featuring:
Ann-Marie Murray
Benefits & Insurance Specialist
18 years experience
206-660-0416
annmariemSME@gmail.com

Call to register: 206-932-4044 x1

For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 306-932-4044 or TTY 711.

A sales agent will be present with information and applications

Dec
1
Sun
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

Dec
7
Sat
Free: Earthquake home retrofit class @ Hiawatha Community Center
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to assess your home to determine if it needs a structural seismic retrofit, and learn about the retrofit process.

Help reduce damage caused during an earthquake. Learn to become an informed consumer or how to do home retrofit yourself. Retrofit experts will show how to assess your home’s needs and how to use the City of Seattle’s pre-engineered Home Retrofit plans to permit and retrofit your home.

Learn more about the retrofit process and the city plan set at the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections website http://www.seattle.gov/sdci/permits/permits-we-issue-(a-z)/earthquake-home-retrofit-permit

Dec
8
Sun
Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.

Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.

Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Dec
12
Thu
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 12 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Feliks Banel @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019.

Banel explores how the storms in Washington can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW Public Radio, and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

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
13
Fri
9th Annual “Seattle Stand Down” to Assist Homeless Veterans @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 13 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families are invited to attend The Ninth Annual Seattle Stand Down–a two-day, one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. (This event is hosted by The Seattle Stand Down, a volunteer team of veterans dedicated to supporting veterans experiencing homelessness.)

Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be there with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

Providers offering services specifically for women Veterans, including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care, will also be on site.

Services and resources will be provided at several locations throughout the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, including the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. Parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services. For more information about transportation, see The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page.

Participants should check in at the Gene Colin Education Hall–Building C. For directions, see the Georgetown Campus Map.

On December 12, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. that day.

On December 13, registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and services will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. that day.

For both days of the event, King County Metro and Sound Transit will provide free rides for all veterans. Veterans must carry one type of four accepted forms of government ID, or the special bus pass Metro has printed for veterans who lack identification (available at local social service providers). This means that veterans with any one of the ID forms listed below can travel on any Metro bus, Sound Transit bus, the LINK light rail, and the Sounder train.

Forms of identification accepted:

  • Veteran Health Identification (ID) Card
  • Uniformed Identification (ID) Card
  • Veteran designation on driver’s license
  • DD-214
  • Special Stand Down bus pass provided by local social service providers.  Visit The Seattle Stand Down Transportation page for pickup locations.

Anyone with questions on the best transit route can call King County Metro at 206-553-3000 (ext. 5).

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Dec
15
Sun
Seattle Swing Dance Club – Dances and Lessons @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle Swing Dance Club holds West Coast Swing dances and lessons at the Alki Masonic Center:

4:00-6:00 PM Intermediate+ Level Workshops
6:00-9:30 PM Social dance w/ DJ
6:00-6:30 PM FREE Beginner Lesson upstairs

Jan 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Feb 17 – Alki Masonic Center
March 3 – Alki Masonic Center
March 17 – Alki Masonic Center
April 7 – Alki Masonic Center
May 5 – Alki Masonic Center
May 19 – Alki Masonic Center
June 2 – Alki Masonic Center
June 16 – Alki Masonic Center
July 7 – Alki Masonic Center
July 21 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 4 – Alki Masonic Center
Aug 18 – Alki Masonic Center
Sep 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Set 15 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 6 – Alki Masonic Center
Oct 20 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 3 – Alki Masonic Center
Nov 17 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 1 – Alki Masonic Center
Dec 15 – Alki Masonic Center

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

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
14
Tue
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Jan
29
Wed
The KonMari Method of Decluttering and Organizing your Home @ The Kenny
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. It’s also the perfect time to start tidying your house. Tidying first means you won’t get stuck cleaning things that do not spark joy. Tidying also means it will be easier to clean when your house is already in order. Find out how KonMari Tidying can be part of your spring-cleaning marathon.

This interactive workshop will provide you with  the tools and knowledge to successfully transform your home using the KonMari Method. The event includes an overview of the KonMari Method™ including a live demonstration of the KonMari folding technique and the distribution of take-home materials for reference that will prepare you to  get your home tidy now!  

This method of tidying can change your life!

The Pacific Northwest’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant, Sue Bollinger, of Tidy Up With Sue, will share home organization tips that focus on what to keep (Does it “spark joy?”) rather than what to discard. Learn about the revolutionary Japanese decluttering method made popular by Marie Kondo’s bestsellers, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Spark Joy, and the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period.  All are welcome!

Space is limited, so please RSVP today at (206) 937-2800.

Jan
30
Thu
Race and Culture Dialogue Series (part 2) @ South Seattle College
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Is it possible for people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and economic status to live in real community? Yes it is.

Join us as we engage in positive dialogue aimed at breaking down social barriers and stereotypes in order to build bridges to a more unified Seattle.

Part 2 of our six-part series takes place on January 30th. Doors open at 6pm and the forum beings at 6:30pm sharp?
Panelists Include:

The event will be hosted by Bishop Ray Rogers, Senior Pastor at Pacific Northwest Regional Covenant Fellowship Churches.

Future Series Dates and Locations:

  • South College, February 13th
  • Garfield Community Center, March 13th
  • Rainier Valley Cultural Center, April 16th
  • North Seattle College, May 14th

Provided in partnership with the Seattle City Department of Neighborhoods.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Feb
4
Tue
Disaster Skills Workshop @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A free workshop from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (registration required):

This workshop provides training on key skills needed after a disaster and more in depth instruction on key preparedness actions. The workshop covers the following topics: (1) Fire Extinguisher Use, (2) Utility Control, (3) Water Storage and Purification and (4) Emergency Sanitation.

Registration is suggested but not required. Registration helps us estimate attendance and ensure adequate space”

This event is NOT sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

Feb
5
Wed
Understanding Medicare @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Understanding Medicare: February 5th at 6:15-7:15 pm at Admiral Library, 2306 42nd Ave SW.

This no-charge informational session will present the basics of Medicare Health Insurance, the options available to you, and how to decide which Medicare Plan is best for you. Cookies served!

Facilitated by Patrice Lewis of We Speak Medicare.

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

From the Seattle Aquarium:

Explore Constellation Park/Richey Viewpoint beach in West Seattle during two winter nighttime low tides with Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists and discover what creatures we see at this time of year. This is a free, family-friendly, drop-in program—no registration necessary! Dress for the weather (bundle up!) and for tide pooling: boots, hats, gloves and a good flashlight are musts.

• Friday, January 10, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.73 @ 10:40pm)
• Saturday, February 8, 8:30–10:30 pm (-2.45 @ 10:22pm)

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
15
Sat
Duwamish Longhouse Winter Local Artist Showcase @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for our local artist showcase of traditional winter-wear of Puget-Salish peoples. Made from Blended wool, the clothing exhibited here are modern contemporary versions of traditional winter clothing. This event is free and open to the public. This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome to come meet our artist, view the exhibit, and join our community. Light refreshments will be provided.

About Our Artist:
Pamela Čəlalákəm Bond (Snohomish) is a Puget Salish Activist, Traditional Plant Medicine Specialist, Cultural Educator, Weaver and Storyteller who has been sharing the rich and vibrant culture and histories of the First People of the Puget Sound area for twenty years. She has several mentors including her aunties and cousin Johnny Moses, but her greatest mentor and teacher was her father (Swaquləm), The Sea Monster Man.

Feb
26
Wed
Stop the Bleed – First Aid Course @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mass casualty events can happen at anytime and anywhere. At your workplace, at the game, during your commute, or even at your house. This free Stop the Bleed training will equip participants with the knowledge to save lives.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
•Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
•Demonstrate wound packing and learn about topical hemostatic dressings.
•Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
•Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.

If you require any special accommodation to participate in this training, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at (206) 233-5076 or SNAP@seattle.gov. For interpretation assistance, at least 5 days advance notice is required.

*Disclaimer: Some graphic images of life threatening bleeding are shown during this class.

Please sign up in advance here:
http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management–/about-us/event-calendar#/?i=1

‘Sell vs. Remodel’ workshop @ Movement Mortgage
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm

Sell vs Remodel’ Workshop
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Where: Movement Mortgage, 3727 California Ave SW Suite 1-C,
Please call or text 206-512-0352 to RSVP.

Description:
Thinking of selling or remodeling your home?
Come to a FREE Sell vs. Remodel Workshop!

Many homeowners wonder whether they should sell or remodel their home. We’ll explore both options in-depth and find the solution that’s best for you.

Learn about:
• Typical remodel costs and timelines
• Tips to get a home ready to sell
• Learn which improvements typically add value
• Tips on preparing for a remodel project
• Explore different finance options

Presented By:
Josh Niederberger, Professional Contractor at Niederberger Contracting
Sam Centioli (NMLS#50704), Loan Originator at Movement Mortgage
JoEllen Wang, Architect at Tiny Beast Design
Heidi Mitchell, Realtor at Keller Williams Seattle

If you are currently working with a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington, this message is not intended to solicit your business. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Mar
1
Sun
Ready Freddy Workshop @ West Seattle Coworking
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Ready Freddy Workshop

Sunday, March 1, 3-3:30 PM

West Seattle Coworking, 6040 California Ave SW

Appropriate for all age groups over 10 years of age

Cost: $8/group (family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) with pre-registration or $10 at the door

Our Ready Freddy Workshop makes getting prepared for emergencies fun!
Are you ready to dip your toes in the pool of information about emergency preparedness, but not ready to dive into the deep end? Join us on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 for a 30-minute presentation to learn about small steps you can take to get yourself and your home ready in case The Big One hits. There will be plenty of time and opportunity for Q & A at the end, so plan to stay longer. We’d love to visit with you!

At the Ready Freddy Workshop, Alice Kuder, founder of Just in Case, will share all kinds of useful information, including supply checklists, instruction sheets and “Help/OK” signs for you to take home.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants and costs just $8/group (bring friends, family, co-workers) if you pre-register, or $10 at the door. The presentation is appropriate for all age groups. To register, go to: http://bit.ly/3-1-20

Everyone who attends will receive a stainless steel, multi-purpose tool. All attendees qualify to win a “Go Kit” duffle bag full of emergency supplies!

More info: https://justincaseplans.com/get-tips-galore-at-our-ready-freddy-workshop/

Mar
3
Tue
Leadership Workshop at West Seattle Toastmasters 832 @ The Kenney
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a workshop on How to Conduct Productive Meetings.

West Seattle Toastmasters member Brig Henry will lead this one-hour presentation with guided exercises to help attendees learn more about how to conduct productive meetings. 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.

Questions? Contact us via email. Hope to see you there!

Mar
4
Wed
CANCELED – Disaster Preparedness: The Basics @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

*UPDATE: This has been canceled*

A free workshop from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (registration required):

This presentation provides an overview of the hazards that can impact Seattle, and steps that individuals and families can take to become more prepared to deal with them. This includes guidance on how to develop a disaster plan, build a disaster supply kit, and organize with your neighbors to become better prepared. The presentation also provides an overview of other OEM efforts including the SNAP program, Community Emergency Hubs, and the City’s new alert and notification system, Alert Seattle.

Registration is suggested but not required. Registration helps us estimate attendance and ensure adequate space.

This event is NOT sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

Mar
7
Sat
Free Native Plant ID Workshop @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Looking for easy ways to identify Pacific Northwest trees? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a FREE informational program and field identification of prominent low-land tree species with SPR Naturalist, Jacob de Guzman.

Free Native Plant ID Workshop
Native Trees: Identification and Ecology

Saturday March 7
Program 11:00 am-1:00 pm;
After-Program Outdoor Tree ID Session 1:15pm at Hering’s House Park

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center

West Seattle Tool Library Garden Tool Maintenance
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to properly care for your garden tools, including your clippers, loppers, shears, and other implements. Using the West Seattle Tool Library‘s collection for practice, you will learn how to clean and sharpen all the cutting tools in your collection.

Class include a lot of hands-on instruction, so come prepared to get dirty.

Thank you to Seattle Public Utilities for sponsoring this event.

Mar
9
Mon
Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage workshop @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): We’ll be doing collages together and having a LOT of fun. Grab a friend and c’mon! I provide all your materials, all you have to do is show up and have fun. No experience necessary!

For more information, email Linda McClamrock
https://www.etsy.com/listing/675843570/

https://www.facebook.com/LindaMcClamrockRecycledPaperCollage/

Mar
15
Sun
CANCELED – Bystander Intervention Training @ Admiral UCC Church
Mar 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

March 15 – canceled

Everyone wants to live in a hate-free neighborhood. What can you do to make it happen? This two-hour workshop is a great start!

Bystander Intervention Workshop: Help Make Your Neighborhood Hate-Free at Admiral United Church of Christ, 4320 SW Hill St, on Sunday, March 15 from 2-4.

Anti-Hate Alaska Junction, a local grassroots organisation, presents Bystander Intervention Workshop, which use interactive techniques to help attendees learn how to intervene in an aggressive or harassing interaction – protecting the target while not escalating the perpetrator.

Led by Reverend Andrew Conley-Holcom, this experience will increase your confidence about intervening when needed. You’ll learn to bypass your “flight or fight” reaction and bring calm and de-escalation skills if you witness a threatening interaction.

Training is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Email antihate3@gmail.com with your name and phone number. Walk-ins welcome. There will be 2 other Bystander Intervention Workshops in West Seattle in 2020: Sunday, May 17 and Sunday, September 13.

Mar
18
Wed
CANCELED – Disaster Preparedness: The Basics @ Southwest Branch Library
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A free workshop from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management:

This presentation provides an overview of the hazards that can impact Seattle, and steps that individuals and families can take to become more prepared to deal with them. This includes guidance on how to develop a disaster plan, build a disaster supply kit, and organize with your neighbors to become better prepared. The presentation also provides an overview of other OEM efforts including the SNAP program, Community Emergency Hubs, and the City’s new alert and notification system, Alert Seattle.

Registration is suggested but not required. Registration helps us estimate attendance and ensure adequate space.

This event is NOT sponsored by The Seattle Public Library.

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
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
10
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: After the Blast – The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens @ Online (see listing)
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Journalist and biologist Eric Wagner discusses 40 years of ecological recovery on Mount St. Helens.

Mount St. Helens has been surprising ecologists ever since and in After the Blast Eric Wagner takes readers on a fascinating journey through the blast area and beyond. From fireweed to elk, the plants and animals Franklin saw would not just change how ecologists approached the eruption and its landscape, but also prompt them to think in new ways about how life responds in the face of seemingly total devastation.

Online access to Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: After the Blast – The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens:

https://www.loghousemuseum.org/blog/september-10-words-writers-and-southwest-stories-after-the-blast-the-ecological-recovery-of-mount-st-helens/

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

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
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.

Nov
2
Mon
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
6
Fri
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
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
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
17
Tue
Online: The Seattle Public Library Foundation Presents Ron Chew: My Unforgotten Seattle @ Online (see listing)
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:10 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of local luminary Ron Chew’s new memoir. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

This event is presented by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Intimate profiles of his parents—a waiter and garment worker—and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda are set against the familiar backdrop of local landmarks such as Sick’s Stadium, Kokusai Theatre, Shorey’s Bookstore, Higo Variety Store, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Chubby & Tubby. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.

View in Catalog: My Unforgotten Seattle by Ron Chew

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
Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss “Emerald Street.” @ Online (see listing)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:10 pm

Join us to hear Dr. Daudi Abe and Jazmyn Scott discuss the history of hip-hop in Seattle. Registration is required.

Click here to register. The link to access the event will be sent to you by email once you register.

The event is presented in partnership with LANGSTON, Wa Na Wari, and Elliott Bay Book Company. This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the first rap battles in Seattle’s Central District to the Grammy stage, hip hop has shaped urban life and the music scene of the Pacific Northwest for more than four decades. In the early 1980s, Seattle’s hip-hop artists developed a community-based culture of stylistic experimentation and multiethnic collaboration. Emerging at a distance from the hip-hop centers of New York City and Los Angeles, Seattle’s most famous hip-hop figures, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Macklemore, found mainstream success twenty years apart by going directly against the grain of their respective eras. In addition, Seattle has produced a two-time world-champion breaking crew, globally renowned urban clothing designers, an international hip-hop magazine, and influential record producers.

In Emerald Street, Daudi Abe chronicles the development of Seattle hip hop from its earliest days, drawing on interviews with artists and journalists to trace how the elements of hip hop–rapping, DJing, breaking, and graffiti–flourished in the Seattle scene. He shows how Seattle hip-hop culture goes beyond art and music, influencing politics, the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs. The result is a rich narrative of a dynamic and influential force in Seattle music history and beyond.

Emerald Street was made possible in part by a grant from 4Culture’s Heritage Program.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Daudi Abe is professor of humanities at Seattle Central College and author of 6 ‘N the Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 and The Transformation of Mainstream Culture.

Jazmyn Scott is the current and first Program Manager of L ANGSTON; Seattle’s hub for Black arts and culture. In 2009 Jazmyn founded The Town Entertainment, a company that presented, produced & promoted live music and unique events in Seattle, as well as the marketing & development of up and coming artists; primarily in the R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop genres.

In 2012, Jazmyn co-founded 50 Next: Seattle Hip-Hop Worldwide, a digital “time capsule” highlighting Seattle and Northwest Hip-Hop, and later partnered with the Black Heritage

Society of WA to plan the Black History Month Celebration at the Museum of History & Industry in 2014. The success of that event led to the opportunity to curate a community exhibit on Seattle Hip-Hop. The Legacy of Seattle Hip-Hop exhibit had a highly successful 8-month run at MOHAI and won the 2016 American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History award. Recently, Jazmyn curated and co-produced 2(06) The Break, a seven episode series that took a uniquely local spin on the recently popularized DJ live streaming sessions.

View in Catalog Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle by Dr. Daudi Abe

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
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
5
Sat
Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists With Mayumi Tsutakawa @ Online (see listing)
Dec 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, join us in remembering some of the remarkable, but often unsung, women of the Pacific Northwest. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century whose stories inspire. Meet the pioneering photographer Imogen Cunningham, Black American jazz musician Ruby Bishop, Chinese American artist Priscilla Chong Jue, Leftist journalist Anna Louise Strong, and Native American linguist Vi Hilbert. Drawing on her own experience as an activist and writer, she explores how these women inspired others and changed our state and our society.

About the speaker:

Mayumi Tsutakawa is an independent writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts. Tsutakawa received her MA in Communications and her BA in East Asian Studies at the University of Washington. She co-edited The Forbidden Stitch: Asian American Women’s Literary Anthology which received the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. Tsutakawa lives in Seattle.

This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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.

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

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
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
14
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Herbert Munter: Aviator of the Pacific Northwest @ Online (see listing)
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is delighted to host local historian Fred Poyner IV for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00 PM. Poyner will deliver a presentation entitled, “Herbert Munter – Aviator of the Pacific Northwest.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

One of Seattle’s earliest aviators, Munter began his aviation exploits with the construction of his first home-built “flying machine,” which he successfully flew from the tidal flats of the Duwamish Peninsula in 1912. Over the next two decades, Munter went on to become a hero of the skies, setting several altitude records and serving as the first test pilot for the new Boeing Company in 1916. We hope you will join us to learn more about the life of this local aviator.

Poyner will also offer a short preview of his new forthcoming book Portland Public Sculptors: Monuments, Memorials and Statuary, 1900-2003, which is part of the “America Through Time” series.

Fred Poyner IV is a historian and author with over 27 years of experience in researching and writing about the art and history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, The First Sculptor of Seattle: The Life and Art of James A. Wehn, was funded through the 4Culture’s Heritage Projects grant award in 2014, and has received both the Association of King County Historical Organization’s (AKCHO) Virginia Marie Folkins Award for Outstanding Historical Publication and the Washington Museum Association’s Award of Excellence in 2015. Poyner is a regular contributor to the Filson Company, as well as historical articles and essays for other organizations and publications, including: HistoryLink.org, the Washington State Historical Society, National Nordic Museum, Museum of the Mountain Man, and Society of American Archivists. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Western Washington University, and a Master of Arts degree in Museology and Art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poyner currently lives in Issaquah, Washington, with his family.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

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
10
Wed
Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
Feb 10 @ 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.

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
11
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Brad Holden: Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City @ Online (see listing)
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is delighted to host local historian Brad Holden for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Holden will deliver a presentation about his book, “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners and Graft in the Queen City.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Prohibition consumed Seattle, igniting a war that lasted nearly twenty years and played out in the streets, waterways and even town hall. Roy Olmstead, formerly a Seattle police officer, became the King of the Seattle Bootleggers, and Johnny Schnarr, running liquor down from Canada, revolutionized the speedboat industry. Frank Gatt, a south Seattle restaurateur, started the state’s biggest moonshining operation. Skirting around the law, the Coast Guard and the zealous assistant director of the Seattle Prohibition Bureau, William Whitney, was no simple feat, but many rose to the challenge. Join us to hear Brad Holden tell the spectacular story of Seattle in the time of Prohibition.

Brad Holden is a local author, historian and “finder of old things.” When not out searching for local historical artifacts, he enjoys writing about Seattle’s past. His work has appeared in Pacific Northwest Magazine, and he is a contributing writer for HistoryLink.org. Brad is also the author of “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners & Graft in the Queen City,” and his next book—a biography about mysterious Seattle inventor and psychedelic pioneer, Al Hubbard—is due to be published later this year.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.

Feb
16
Tue
Virtual Write with Hugo House: Seattle Writes @ Online (see listing)
Feb 16 @ 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.

Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and respond to work generated during the session, or just get to know the other writers in the group.

Alma García’s short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Kweli Journal and Bluestem, among others. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and has received numerous writing awards. Her novel is currently under consideration at several publishing houses.

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.

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.

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

Beginning 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. Enter SPL in caps.

Learn how to craft poems reflective of your life experiences through a series of 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.

Feb
27
Sat
Virtual Arts For 50+ Sip And Paint Acrylics @ Online (see listing)
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sip and Paint Acrylics 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.

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

Supplies needed: acrylic paints, 1” flat brush, 1″ angled brush, 1-2 pointed round brushes, mixed media paper if available, paint palette or white plate.

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
2
Tue
Virtual Workshop: Smart Phone Photography @ Online (see listing)
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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.

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
19
Fri
Virtual Arts For 50+ Indian Cooking @ Online (see listing)
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Indian Cooking with SilverKite. All ages welcome. 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.

Learn how to make South Indian Chicken Coconut Curry with Potatoes.

Chicken curries come in many variations. South Indian chicken curries are rich in aromatic spices, in a mixture tempered by the smoothness of coconut milk. This South Indian chicken curry pairs well with basmati rice and vegetables.

The ingredients list will be sent with the 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.

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
21
Sun
Jourdan Imani Keith Presents “Womxn & Whales First, Poetry In A Climate Of Change” @ Online (see listing)
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm

Join Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith and six other poets who will read work that shows how protecting endangered womxn will protect endangered whales. Registration required. Click here to register.

Celebrate World Poetry Day with seven Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Color reading original poetry that explores the intersectionality of womxn’s health, healing, and the endangered Orca whales of the Salish Sea. Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith says, “As Black Indigenous Womxn of Color in Seattle, we share the urban wilderness of the Salish Sea with the endangered Killer Whales. Our bodies face the same cumulative risks of environmental toxins and the harms of objectification, yet we both survive and are revived by the cumulative benefits of matrilineal wisdom, tradition and community. Our brilliance and wellness is entwined with the need for healthy and protected social and natural ecosystems.”

Join Keith, along with 6 other local poets, who will perform original pantoums developed through workshops facilitated by Keith over the last few months as part of her larger project, Womxn & Whales First, Poetry in a Climate of Change. After the reading, Keith and the other poets will hold a conversation with the digital audience.

The event is presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library Foundation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and Seattle City of Literature. This event is supported by the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation. Thanks to media sponsor The Seattle Times.

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
22
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Memoir Writing @ Online (see listing)
Mar 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Memoir Writing with SilverKite. 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 in this interactive, creative nonfiction writing workshop and learn basic strategies for capturing your life stories. 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

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.

Mar
29
Mon
Virtual Arts For 50+ Beginning Watercolors @ Online (see listing)
Mar 29 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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.

Apr
8
Thu
Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Ron Marshall: “Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank” @ Online (see listing)
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is excited to announce that it is hosting Ron Marshall for a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 PM. Marshall will deliver a presentation entitled, “Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank.” Registration is required. Please register HERE.

The history of the West Seattle Food Bank is no ordinary story. It’s filled with intrigue and sadness, great dedication and mounds of lucky breaks. Ron will explore the story of the bank from its beginnings in 1983 and its ongoing efforts to meet the needs of a changing, growing community. Ron will also provide a glimpse into both the history of the food bank and profiles of the individuals, including board members, volunteers, donors, and property owners, who worked to guarantee that the food bank had a permanent home.

Ron Marshall has served on the West Seattle Food Bank board since 1996. He’s past president of the West Seattle Ministerial Association and has served on the board of Music Northwest for over twenty-five years.

Ron has been the pastor of First Lutheran Church of West Seattle since 1979. He was raised in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School in 1967, and graduated from Washington State University in 1971. Ron is the author of two books on the religious thought of Martin Luther and Søren Kierkegaard. He’s also well known for his unique, on-going class on the Koran, which he has been teaching four times a year since 2003.

This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net.

‘Words, Writers & Southwest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with The Southwest Seattle Historical Society and The Seattle Public Library.