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The Rise & Fall of Prohibition @ Mohai, Check Out a FREE Museum Pass @ SPL

AS teal text only logo with dates horizontal Step back in time to the era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation!  Created by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and making its West Coast premiere at MOHAI, American Spirits brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life through a re-created speakeasy, films, photos, multimedia, and more that 100 rare artifacts. -MOHAI

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PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection, MOHAI

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In Washington State, Prohibition lasted from 1916 until 1933. Local police and federal agents made regular raids and arrests. Circa 1921. 

 

 

 

 

 

At the new MOHAI show, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” Maria Lunder, 10, of Seattle, tries to do the “Charleston” dance, using the foot prints on the dance floor.

 

 

 

At the new MOHAI show, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition”, a wall displays vintage police photos of bootleggers. 

 

 

 

 

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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.

NFFTY showing at Central Library

NFFTY_LOGOThe National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY for short) was founded by three Washingtonians shortly after their high school graduations. What started as a one-day showing of young filmmakers’ work has now grown into the largest international festival for filmmakers under 25 years of age. It’s currently an annual three-day showing at the SIFF Uptown and Cinerama theaters in downtown Seattle.

The Central Branch Library recently had a showcase of some of the best pieces from last year’s NFFTY lineup. Works ranged from the highly comical “Iceberg” about Marcus, a teenage thespian, cast as the iceberg in his school’s production of “Titanic”, to a hard-hitting visual story about terrorism in Egypt titled “Trapped”. In addition to other comedic and dramatic shorts, they screened music videos, a documentary, and the 2015 NFFTY trailer (which can be seen here) that alluded to the same high quality of work to come in this year’s festival.

NFFTY this year takes place the weekend of April 23-26. There are panels with professional filmmakers and a variety of films to see, all grouped by common themes. A Day pass gets you access to all of the sections of events/showings on that day. You can see all of them, or just go to the few that pique your interest the most. There are some sections of family-friendly shorts (all noted on the festival website as “Family”), selections of historical dramas, thrillers, animation, a feature-length film, and so much more! It’s a perfect opportunity to see young people make beautiful, meaningful, intelligent work and it is always a blast.
The full festival line-up, tickets, and more information on the festival can be found on NFFTY’s website.

GWD–PJ, Greenwood teen blogger

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!

Youth Drop-in @ Central tomorrow!

Youth Drop-inThursday, Mar. 5, 4 – 6 p.m.

Youth (ages 12-25) are invited to join us for a free weekly drop-in in the Central Library Teen Center.

Hosted in partnership with New Horizons and YouthCare, drop-ins will offer free snacks, activities and resources.

Library events and programs are free and all youth (ages 12-25) are welcome. No registration.

For more info, call the Central Library Teen Center @ 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center.

Hope to see you there!

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.