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Visit the Star Wars Costume Exibit @ EMP & Check Out a FREE Museum Pass from SPL

IMG_1502The exhibit marks a 12-city national tour that begins at EMP, where it will be on view January 31 through October 4, 2015

Explore the trials and triumphs in dressing the Star Wars™ universe in this special behind-the-scenes look at the costumes that shaped the identities of the most iconic characters of our time.

Presenting nearly 60 hand-crafted costumes from the first six blockbuster Star Wars films, Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume uncovers the intricate processes and the remarkable artistry of George Lucas, the concept artists, and designers—and reveals the powerful connection between character and costume.

bnr_museum_pass (1)The Museum Pass allows you to use your Seattle Public Library card to reserve and print out an admission pass to participating Seattle museums at no charge.

This Week @ Your Library

Check out the awesome events we have planned for teens all around the city next week!  Sadly, this is our last week of Summer Reading activities, so be sure to check out a program!  You can always look at the calendar on our website for more details.

Monday, August 20, 2012

4:30 pm
Book Games for Teens @ Montlake
Games include Book Bingo, Book Mad Libs, Book Go Fish, and other fun activities that get us talking about our favorite stories and characters. All you need to bring is your imagination! Continue reading

Discuss @ the Library: Great Decisions – Mexico

Great Decisions

Great Decisions 2012
Magnolia Branch
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 1 – 2:30 pm

Join local facilitator Cathy Van Dyke to discuss the relationships between Mexico and its neighbors to the north and south.

Mexico’s border with Central America, as well as the border it shares with the U.S., has been a pathway for people, goods, crime and contraband in both directions. How can Mexico address these trans-border challenges? What is the future of Mexico’s relations with its northern and southern neighbors? How will Mexico’s foreign relations affect its domestic politics?

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Background information, current data and policy options for each issue serves as the focal text for the discussion.

Discussion topics include:
March 29 – Mexico
April 12 – Cybersecurity
April 26 – Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq
May 10 – State of the Oceans
May 24 – Indonesia
June 7 – Energy Geopolitics

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Call 206-386-4225 for more information.

Feel free to bring a snack or brown-bag lunch. Books will be available for purchase.

Discuss @ the Library – Great Decisions 2012

Great Decisions

Great Decisions 2012 
Magnolia Branch
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 1 – 2:30 pm

Join local facilitator Cathy Van Dyke to discuss eight thought-provoking topics. Great Decisions is a national civic-education program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Background information, current data and policy options for each issue serves as the focal text for the discussion.

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To the Polls, Robin!

If you are even halfway awake these days, you can’t miss the political action that is taking over newspapers and televisions, billboards and bus advertisements.Tonight is the big debate between Senator Joseph Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, one of whom will likely be our next Vice President.

Now this is a teen blog, and as such, many of you are not yet old enough to vote. But some are and we want to encourage everyone who is eligible to register so that their voice can be heard on Election Day. Following are some helpful websites so that you can get registered and be informed

Not sure if you are registered, or if your address is up to date? Go to MyVote to check your status. The site also shows what elections you have voted in and gives links to voter’s pamphlets—this is something I could have used in the past. (Shoot, I have no more excuses now that I have this resource at my fingertips…).

The deadline for registering to vote is only days away! Here is a link to register online in Washington State. Online voter registration is restricted to applicants who hold either a Washington driver’s license or a state-issued identification card. You can also print out a registration form from this site, but keep in mind that the last day to mail in registration is Saturday October 4—only 2 days away!  Most libraries also have the forms on hand. Give your branch a call before you rush down to make sure they aren’t out during this busy season of voter’s registration.

There is even more information here: Elections and Voting in Washington State