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Reminder: Soaring Skyscrapers & Roaring Race Cars

2015 02 Design Challenge II flier

Have you ever wanted to race a car, or design and build the tallest skyscraper in the world? Come participate to see whose design will last longest and go the fastest!

Join us at Southwest on February 20, from 3:30-5:00!

Bring your friends! Snacks included! It’s free!  🙂

Soaring Skyscrapers and Roaring Race Cars @ Southwest

2015 02 Design Challenge II flier

Have you ever wanted to race a car, or design and build the tallest skyscraper in the world? Come participate to see whose design will last longest and go the fastest!

Join us at Southwest on February 20, from 3:30-5:00!

Bring your friends! Snacks included! It’s free!  🙂

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.

10th Anniversary Of Greenwood Library: Feb 8th!

Greenwood Library is celebrating a very special birthday this year.  It’s turning a decade old!  To celebrate this fantastic achievement, the library is throwing a special celebration.

gwd proofOn the 8th of February, many fun activities will be held; all are totally free and open to the public.  The celebration will be held from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm and will be tons of fun.  Drop in and check it out.  Have some refreshments and share your great memories of this amazing library with your community (and the City Librarian, MT!).  We will also be sealing a time capsule.  We will stuff the capsule with whatever special memories you choose.  There is free parking in the lower garage and refreshments, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t come down to the Greenwood library and have some fun while commemorating a huge milestone for the library and community of Seattle.

A little bit of history of the library’s presence in Greenwood:

In 1928 Greenwood-Phinney Branch Library opened, thanks to Greenwood-Phinney Commercial Club and parent-teacher groups.  A campaign that raised $340.80 and the generous offer from the library board to operate a branch, allowed the hugely popular library to open its doors.  After an expansion in 1932, a remodel in 1939 and because of bond issues in 1950 and 1952, the city council expanded the budget and bought a new book-mobile and 3 new branches. One of those lucky branches was the Greenwood library.

In 1998 money raised by The Seattle Public Library Foundation and a huge bond measure, made it possible for the library to have a giant 15,000 square foot expansion. In 2003 the library was demolished, along with an old house next to it, and construction began to make room for a larger branch.  On January 29th 2005, the new branch, that we now call the Greenwood Library opened.  This library is now a decade old and has been continuously used and loved by the community.

Come join the festivities, and commemorate the journey and community love of this great library.

–Emma, Greenwood, Teen Adviser

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Celebrate Blue Friday @ Beacon Hill!

SeahawksIt is Blue Friday!  Enjoy arts, crafts, coloring as well as watching highlights of past games at Beacon Hill on Friday from 1 – 3 p.m.

Come celebrate the Seattle Seahawks! Share your stories and meet other 12s! This is a family-friendly event open to all ages.

This event is free and everyone is welcome. Registration not required.

For more information call Beacon Hill @ 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian!

Go ‘Hawks!

 

22 Jump Street – today at Northgate! 1pm! Join us!

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Or add yourself to the long, long hold list for the dvd.

(Last count 772!)

🙂

Jane Addams students recommend great books!

Hazel Wolf K-8

Thanks Jane Addams 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for being an amazing audience last week!

Here are a few of the books I brought with me:

Here are some of the teen programs this summer at the Lake City Branch:

  1. Bristlebots for Teens, Wednesday, June 25th, 2-4 pm
  2. Divergent 60-Second Challenge for Teens, Wednesday, July 9th, 2-4 pm
  3. Create Your Own Flappy Bird Video Game for Teens, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2-4 pm
  4. Gaming for Teens, Wednesday, August 13th, 2-4 pm

And last but not least TYVM for your great reading suggestions! Here are just a few:

Have a great summer, and we will see you at Hazel Wolf in the fall!

Nancy @ Lake City

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