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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!

Seattle students reveal all their secrets!

This writer is feeling it.

Well, maybe not ALL of their secrets.  But Seattle students will definitely show you what they are made of at the fantastic Writers In the Schools events taking place at the library this week.

On Tuesday May 22, elementary and middle school students will strut their stuff.  We’ll hear from high school students on Wednesday May 23.  There will be poetry, short prose works–even some comic books on the big screen!  And some beautiful artwork depicting poetry by patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital will be on display.

Oh, and did I mention the free cupcakes

For more information about Writers in the Schools, head over to their website.


Calling all teen performers

A teen poet with a great hat

Teens from Roosevelt High invite all Seattle area high school students to the Citywide Teen Open Mic, this Saturday March 31 from 4-6. 

Whether you’re a poet, singer, dancer, musician, actor–or some other kind of crazy performer that we’ve never even heard of–we want to see what you’ve got.   No need to register in advance.  Just sign up when you get here.

Of course, you don’t have to perform; you can also just come to support your friends and enjoy the free coffee and refreshments. 

Where is it?  Oh yeah: the Central Library auditorium (Level 1), 1000 4th Ave.


April Fool's Teen Space @ Ballard

Teen Space

Teen Space @ Ballard
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2 – 4:30pm

Teen Space at the Ballard Branch: a place to meet up and hang out! Why not get out of the house for a while and head to the library? Come alone or bring your friends — then make new friends!

In April Teen Space it might get loud!

We will host Blake Cisneros of the Yanvalou Drum School from 2 – 3 pm with an Afro-Caribbean drum workshop!

Come learn some cool rhythms that are the roots of popular music. He will teach the basics of hand drumming and some fun and funky beats you can play right away. We will play on drums from Africa and the Caribbean such as Djembes, Congas, Bougarabou and Djundjuns. This class is for all middle school and high school aged teens, regardless of musical ability. Drums provided!

From 3-4:30pm join us for our usual fun: music, snacks, games, art and friends.

Library events & programs are free and everyone is welcome. 

No need to register!


Or better yet, why don’t you win yourself a free book or two at the Douglass-Truth branch this summer?

How? The first way is easy: Show up at the Douglass-Truth branch on a Tuesday (starting June 23, ending August 25), at 5:00 p.m. and answer a book-type trivia question. So easy, so fun, so book-win-y.

The other way takes longer but is even more fun. Join us at the Douglass-Truth branch on Saturday, June 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m., for The Book Games. Not quite as brutal as The Hunger Games—we can guarantee there won’t be any mutant killer wasps—and you’re competing for a book rather than your life. Also, you won’t have to trap your own food since we’ll be providing snacks. Bring a copy of your favorite book to chat about while you eat those snacks to give you energy for Book Bingo, Book Taboo, and other book-type games.

Speaking of The Hunger Games, the book by Suzanne Collins is one of hunger-gamesthe books you can win at The Book Games. Then you can come back to the Douglass-Truth branch on Saturday, July 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m., to discuss it and eat more snacks.

The Douglass-Truth branch is located at 2300 E. Yesler and you can call Lesley at (206) 684-4704 if you have questions such as “Are there trivia questions about books I’ve read?” or “When you say ‘snacks,’ do you mean a couple of stale Twizzlers or a full buffet with chafing dishes?” or anything else that’s on your mind.

Fun and Games at the Northgate Library, March 31st and April 2nd

animeAre you stuck at home for spring break and wondering what to do with yourself? Come to the Northgate Library, where we’re hosting two  super-fun events just for you!

First up is Anime Obsessed, our monthly anime club, on Tuesday, March 31st from 4 to 6 PM. We’ll watch the latest anime episodes from Operation Anime and check out the library’s newest manga.  All middle and high school students are welcome.

Anime and manga not your thing? How about video games? We’ll have open gaming on Dance Dance Revolution, American Idol, and the Nintendo Wii gamingiconsmallon Thursday, April 2nd from 4 to 6 PM at the Northgate Community Center (located at 10510 5th Ave NE, right next door to the library). Teens at all skill levels are invited – dance to the beat, sing your favorite song, bowl a strike, or just hang out and meet other teens.

Remember, all events are free and snacks will be provided. Need I say more? See you over spring break!