Tag Archives: Book Club

Library Goings-on: 7/22 – 7/25

Teen Social Hour:

What do you Teen social hourdo for fun? Do you like playing video games or board games? Do you like listening to music or surfing the Internet? Do you like talking and texting, laughing out loud? Do you like snacking and chatting with friends? If you answered “yes,” at least once, then the Teen Social Hour may be just the place for you. Come by yourself, bring a friend, or join your friends for video games, board games, music, computers, food, and fun. This is a Teen Space event not to miss!

Wednesday, July 23

MOHAIFrom 12-1:30 @ West Seattle: Vintage Photo Poetry. Explore captivating images from the Museum of History and Industry’s archives and create poems and short stories using vintage typewriters!



mangaFrom 2-3 @ Northgate: Art of Manga Calling all sketchbook warriors! Do you have a stash of drawings itching to be shared? Need help with a tricky plot point? Share your frustrations and skills with other manga-ka in the making.



flappy birdFrom 2 – 4 @ Lake City: Flappy Birds. Create a Flappy Birds game app with Hour of Code’s drag & drop programming, then play it on your phone or share with friends! This is an independent, self-paced program. Laptops are available.


Thursday, July 24:

arduliano adventureFrom 3 – 4 @ Northeast: Arduino Adventures: Technology, Art or Both? Learn what Arduino micro-controller boards can do with experimental artist Meghan Trainor, who uses a small computer that can sense its environment to produce motion, lights or sound.


Friday, July 25

Youth in FocusFrom 10:30 am –  12 pm @ Columbia: Zoom In: Photography Your Community Learn photography basics with Youth in Focus. Do on-location shooting, learn about composition & using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. No camera required but registration is!



4doctorsFrom 1 -3 @ West Seattle: Teen Re-Creation Drop-InNeed some space and support for your digital projects this summer? Drop in for help, ideas and snacks!





Teen book clubFrom 6 – 7:15 pm @ Broadview: Science & Fiction: Tween book GroupChallenge your inner scientist, mathematician or engineer! Read a mix of real science and science fiction books this summer and talk about them with other tweens.


Check back often as we’ll be sharing as many of our programs as we can.  You can also find all of our Summer Programming by going to the Calendar of Events and limiting the audience to “Teens.”

We’d love to hear back from you if you attend a program.  You can take pictures, make visual art, write us a reaction post, or just share general thoughts.  Touch-base with your local librarian, or e-mail them to us and we’ll share them here or at our new Tumblr!

Here’s to a great summer, Seattle!  😀

Snoose Junction + Liz Gallagher = Awesome Book Club!

If you live in or around the Ballard neighborhood, eat pizza AND love books there is a new book club for you! Sponsored by Secret Garden Books (my second favorite place to get books) with free pizza from Snoose Junction Pizzeria this new book club will meet on the last Wendesday of each month. You’ll never guess who is leading the book club – Liz Gallagher! Liz is not only an amazing author (The Opposite of Invisible) she is also a readergirlz Diva!

The next meeting is on October 27 from 6:30-8pm and the book you need to read is Need by Carrie Jones. Check it out from the library for free or buy it from Secret Garden Books at a discounted rate (for Book Club members only).

You’ll read the book before you get there, eat delicious pizza, talk about said book and get a sneak-peek book giveaway!

It's Tuesday night, Where are you?

If you’re part of an awesome book group you’ll be at the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Branch. Not part of this book club? You can join! Jared, the teen services librarian (you can also find him at the Capitol Hill Branch) runs an intergenerational book group that meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

In his words, “It is a great group of people from all over the city and from different walks of life. We have such a diverse group of readers, and our discussions are always lively and fun. We read everything from Twilight read-alikes, to National Book Award finalists to some great science fiction.

An amazing book I am reading right now is Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar. It is a truly epic story about, duh, a shewolf. Except this shewolf is laudanum-addicted, violent, banished from her pack and chased by hunters with a never-ending supply of silver bullets. We’ve all been there, am I right? You have to read it to understand, but a colorful cast of characters including a twin-werewolf fronted punk band, a fashion designer and a transvestite make their way into the story.

So, if you like fun books, and talking about the things you liked and didn’t like about them, you should head on over to the Madrona-Sally Goldmark Library, pick up a copy of our next book and mark your calendar for the first Tuesday of every month from 7 PM to 8 PM!”