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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.

Free Music! Get It! Take Me to Church by Hozier


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Free Music! Get It! Lift a Sail by Yellowcard


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Free Music! Get It! Platinum by Miranda Lambert

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Free Music! Get It! These Things Happen by G-Eazy


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Launch your music for FREE @ Beacon Hill

djAre you an aspiring musician or DJ?

Launch Your Music with JK Pop!

Learn how to record, upload and promote your own music. Then launch it at an after-hours showcase!

Ages 12-18. Registration is required; please call Beacon Hill at 206-684-4711. 

Thursday, June 26, 3-5 pmMusic Workshop
Thursday, July 10, 3-5 pmOpen Music Lab
Friday, August 15, 6-8 pmAfter Hours Showcase

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26 FREE YA and Classic Audiobook Downloads – Starts Today!

Do you love to listen to audiobooks?
Do you like FREE books?


SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones –
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week!

May 15– August 20, 2014
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.  Each week from May 15 – August 20, 2014, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads – a current titled paired with a classic title.

Each pair are only available to download for one week, so don’t miss out on these free audiobooks!

Here’s the complete list of titles.sync_poster

What books are you excited to listen to this summer?sync_icon

Remember – You can check out and download audiobooks
(and ebooks) with your Seattle Public Library card for FREE 24/7.


Sing-Along Movies at Central Library

pitchperfectListen up, Aca-people! The Teen Center presents: Pitch Perfect: the beloved A Capella cult film in our Acatorium on March 28 at 4:00. If you love A Capella (and who doesn’t love A Capella?) this is the movie for you! There will be snacks, and Aca-singing along is encouraged.

Come back to the Microsoft Auditorium on Saturday, March 29 12:30-5:30 for our Sing-Along Double Feature: The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain. Bring your friends, your kids, your snacks, and be prepared to belt it out. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome.



Jenny, Central Library

YA Authors Reveal Hilariously Weird Early Writing

Next Thursday Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, four amazing YA authors are going to do something that authors just usually don’t do. Instead of only reading from their amazing new novels, they will also share their earliest attempts at fiction writing.

You will cringe, you will laugh, you will eat cookies!

You’ll also have a chance to buy their books for signing, and win review copies of books that will be published later this year. Brag to your friends that you were the first to read:

The Unfinished Life of Addison StoneThe Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin (early fall 2014)

we were liarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart (May 2014)

Don't Even Think About It Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski (March 2014)

The Waking DarkThe Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman


What's Going @ Your Library!

Hello SummerSchool is finally out! Yay! Don’t get bored, follow your true north to the library. Check out the post above for all the info on how to interact w/this blog to earn badges & books. Did you know all you have to do is sign up to get your first badge? Or that saying “hey” to your local librarian is also a worth a badge? That’s well on your way to a free prize!

Also, attending programs is “badge-worthy.” Many of our locations are offering amazing programs throughout the summer…we’ll have a weekly highlight post of stuff for teens here, but don’t forget to check out your local library’s home page (like Northgate) for all programs! Check ‘em out and see you soon!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

  • Make a Book @ Magnolia 2-4pmInstructors from Cornish Book Art show you how to take your ideas and turn them into a unique book.  All materials provided. Groups and drop-ins welcome.  For teens and adults.
  • Teen Space presents: Game on! @ Beacon Hill  3-5pmCome to the Library for Xbox Kinect, Wii, and snacks!  For ages 12-18.

Friday, June 21, 2013

  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party @ Lake City 10:30am-12pmDiscover great books to read this summer and have fun with other kids and their families!  For all ages.
  • Teen Space presents: Make a Manga @ Southwest 2:30-4:30pm. Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space at the Southwest Branch, it’s a place to meet up and hang out! This month we’ll be learning how to make a manga.  For ages 12-18.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

  • Detective Cookie’s Urban Yourth Chess Club @ Rainier Beach  12-2pm. Children and teens, ages 5-18, are invited to join the group.  Family and community members are also welcome.  Drop by to learn and play chess!
  • Make a Book @ Northgate 1-2:30pmInstructors from Cornish Book Arts show you how to take your ideas and turn them into a unique book.  All materials provided.  Groups and drop-ins welcome.  For teens and adults.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

  • Comics and Characters @ Wallingford 2-3:30. Calling all artists! A professional cartoonist shares strategies to help you creat a character and complete a short comic.  No prior drawing experience needed.  For tweens & teens.  Registration is required.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  • Henna Art @ Lake City 2-3:30pm. Creat and wear great-looking art! Get a henna design while you explore traditiona and modern henna with artist Anjali Remme. For tweens and teens. Registration is required.
  • Drop-In Chess @ High Point 4-5:30Come play a game of chess!  Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual game of chess.
  • Ukalaliens! @ Magnolia 6-7:30pm. Learn to play familiar folk songs on the ukelele in one hour.  Absolute beginners welcome!  Ukes available to share or bring your own.  For tweens, teens, and adults.