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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!  😀

Creativity strikes at Southwest!

Here’s a shout-out to the teens who recently attended Southwest’s Teen Space: The Art of Manga.  There was a great turn-out and you all made some awesome art!

Check out these great pics from the event!  If you post any of your pictures of any library events on Instagram or Tumblr please tag the library!  We’ll look for your tag and put it up.


For Instagram: @seattlepubliclibrary  – #seattlepubliclibrary

Our Teen Tumblr Blog  use #bysplteens

Remember, we’re always posting about teen events, opinions, and book reviews right here on Push to Talk, so send us yours!

Or, post content on your blog, social media site, or Tumblr and email us a link at pushtotalk@spl.org, and we’ll link to your post, picture, video, music, or art.

Ballard HS Student Art Show

Ballard Art Show

Enjoy fresh, original art from the Sixth Annual Ballard High School Student Art Show! Teens have created art with a wide range of materials, displayed by paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and printmaking.

Come by during the Artist’s Reception at the Ballard Branch on Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m. — you can soak in the creativity of up-and-coming art, leave a note to share your thoughts with the artists and even meet the artists themselves!

The art show will be on display until Saturday, May 19 at the Ballard Branch.

To learn more you can Ask a Librarian or call the Ballard Branch @ 206-684-4089.