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All Ages Board Games tonight @ Ballard!

Wanna play?

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.board game

Bring your family, friends, or come alone and play our array of board games from Blokus, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride to Jenga and Scrambled States of America.

For more info call Ballard @ 206-684-4089 or Ask a Librarian!

Echoes of a Lifetime: Artist at Work

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Artist Savvy Dani sets up her easel to paint a portrait of a live model – from start to finish – in three hours.  Savvy has been painting and listening to the stories of older residents for her “Echoes of a Lifetime” project.

Drop in to talk to Savvy and the model, see a portrait come to life, and to see the artist’s other works.

At Wallingford on Sunday, March 22 from 1 pm – 4pm.

Full details here: Echoes Poster

Chess Club at Northeast – Join us!

chessCome play a game of chess!  

Thursday, Feb. 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
(every 2nd Thursday of the month!)

Children, teens and adults – people of all ages are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction also available.

All skill levels are welcome.   Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available.

Check out all the chess-related materials the library has to offer!

For more information call Northeast @ 206-684-7539 or Ask a Librarian.

February Book Horoscopes!

starbookFebruary is weird because it is the second month of the year, the first month of a new semester, and the second-to-last month of winter; the month that despite it’s only having 28 days somehow seems to drag on and on in cold ambiguity.

Luckily, we’ve selected a bunch of fantastic books to engage your consciousness so that before you know it, spring will be just over the horizon!  Remember to help yourselves to any of the books on this list, which as always come from a variety of genres and reading levels.

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Young Warriors by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman

This book is an anthology compiled by two great authors. It is a collection of fantastical tales of young people showing strength. If you feel yourself in need of some inspiration to get you through the last part of winter, this book will give you the relief your adventurous heart is yearning for.

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

This is hilarious and heartfelt romantic comedy is sure to please you as we approach Valentine’s Day. Don, the main character, likes his life to be orderly and doesn’t like taking risks. He suffers from an unfortunate lack of social skills, but he finds love in Rosie, a wildly different woman who pushes him out of his comfort zone, as he helps her search for her missing father.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

This book is an inspiring story about Christopher John Francis Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy on the autistic spectrum who has a very particular view of the world around him. Then one day his neighbor’s dog Wellington is killed, and Christopher takes on the role of a detective to figure out what happened.

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The start of the new semester is a great time for you to go back and read a classic – or if this is your first time reading it, enjoy this treat! Fahrenheit 451 is the dystopian tale of everyone’s worst nightmare – a world without books. Guy Montag is a fireman, and his job is to burn them. Poetic, striking and important, his story will both entertain you and make you reflect about the value of art.

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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Charlie is a mentally disabled man who is being subjected to experimentation in a series of studies to increase his intelligence. The same treatments are being given to Algernon, a lab mouse. When Charlie’s intelligence begins to accelerate beyond what anyone had imagined was possible, everyone is thrilled – until Algernon begins to deteriorate unexpectedly. What will happen to Charlie?

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Watchmen by Alan Moore

This brilliant graphic novel tells the story of what happens to superheroes when they begin to suffer from failures that seem to be uncomfortably akin to those of humble mortals. This book talks about humanity and questions what it truly means to be a superhero, all the while never ceasing to entertain. Continue reading

Get your gamelan on tonight @ Central

Gamelan PacificaGAMELAN PACIFICA PRESENTS JAVANESE ENSEMBLE MUSIC

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m.    Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium.

Immerse yourself in the contemplative sound of the gamelan at a performance of contemporary and classical Indonesian music by Seattle ensemble Gamelan Pacifica.

Gamelan Pacifica will perform traditional and contemporary music for the Javanese gamelan. The performance will feature examples of classical “gending” (compositions) from the central Javanese repertoire associated with the cities of Surakarta and Yogyakarta in Indonesia.

The gamelan is a gong-chime percussion orchestra that originated in Indonesia.  The instruments — which include a variety of drums, winds and strings — create both rich and dramatic resonance and contemplative beauty.

Composer and Cornish College professor Jarrad Powell directs Gamelan Pacifica.  Joining the ensemble for this show will be Seattle vocalist Jessika Kenney and a special guest from Indonesia, Harry Purwanto, a respected musician of the Javanese gamelan.

Music of the Gamelan you can borrow from the Library.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome!

Call Central Library (206.386.4636) or Ask a Librarian for more info.

Create Typewriter Art today @ West Seattle!

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Ribbon and Rhyme: Create Typewriter Art

Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate Poetry Month by trying out vintage typewriters! Join The Carriage Return Group for Ribbon and Rhyme, a hands-on art installation with typewriters.  For all ages. 

Try your hand at typing a poem for the Northeast poetry contest, write something for a friend, or make some typewritten art.

Vintage typewriters and paper will be supplied — the only thing you need to bring is your creativity.

Volunteer staff from The Carriage Return will be on hand to unstick keys and offer typing advice.

Call West Seattle for more info (206.684.7444) or Ask a Librarian!

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All Ages recap

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Did you happen to go to All Ages Night on Friday?  We had a great show, from the fashion models going up and down the escalators to all the spoken word poetry, from the blues-hop rhythms of the Hip Hop Youth Council to the dance melodies of the Army Corps of Architects and the high-energy punk of the Batteries.

My most memorable moment was probably from the Hip Hop Youth Council – “Chocolate chip cookies with milk on the side!”

What was yours?  And if you couldn’t make it, where were you?