Tag Archives: Free Stuff

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.

Google High School Internship Opportunity

Google is offering high school seniors the opportunity to get some hands-on experience in the field of computer science through their Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). This three-week retreat into the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA gives students a taste of what life in the computer science world is like, all while giving you the tools, motivation, and confidence you need to continue pursuing your computer science studies. Continue reading

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.