The Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Public Library have partnered to promote literacy and raise awareness of home fire safety during October’s Fire Prevention Month. Firefighters will read “No Dragons for Tea” at 10 branches all across the city, including the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30.
October 24th, 2013 by Doree
October 16th, 2013 by Doree
Greenwood Library is offering a “Prevention and Care for Diabetes and Heart Disease” seminar at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., led by Dr. Calvin Kwan from the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. Free.
Seattle Public Library also offers free drop-in Homework Help at 11 branches throughout Seattle, including the Broadview Branch at 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. Students with a library card also can access free online Homework Help seven days a week.
SPL also offers free online education through Universal Class, which is accessible with a library card. Universal Class includes more than 500 online classes taught by real instructors, on a wide range of topics. You can take a class on your own time, 24 hours a day.
October 1st, 2013 by Doree
Just a reminder that the Greenwood Library, along with all branches of the Seattle Public Library, will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 2, for an in-service day.
September 25th, 2013 by Doree
August 28th, 2013 by Doree
Just a reminder that all branches of the Seattle Public Library, including the Greenwood Library at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day.
The good news, however, is that for the first time in five years, the library will not have to shut down all branches for a week and furlough employees to make up for budget deficits, thanks to last year’s library levy passing.
August 20th, 2013 by Doree
The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting several upcoming events, including a special story time series for children who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or are otherwise sensitive to sensory overload.
Sensory Story Time is from 10:15-10:45 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month. It’s designed for children ages 10 and younger and their parents or guardians.
Librarians will use preschool-level books, songs and movement during Sensory Story Time. Visual guides to familiarize children with meeting rooms, restrooms and parking lots at the Columbia and Greenwood branches will be available prior to the story times. The guide will also include photos of story time presenters. The presenters will sing the same four songs in the same order at each story time; audio recordings and lyrics of the songs will also be available.
Library programs and events are free and open to the public. Registration is required; call or visit the branch to register. Sensory Story Time is limited to 15 families per session and is not appropriate for day cares.
Award-winning poet Jason Mott will read from his debut novel, “The Returned,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. This event is free; no registration is required. Free parking is available.
“The Returned” features a story in which all around the world people’s loved ones return from the dead. The book has been adapted into the television series “Resurrection” debuting in spring 2014.
Mott’s poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award, and Entertainment Weekly has named him one of its 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. He lives in North Carolina. This event is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
City Librarian Marcellus Turner will host a series of “Community Conversations” around the city beginning this fall for library users to discuss current and future library services. Light refreshments will be served. Conversations in or near Greenwood-Phinney include:
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
- 5:30-6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
- 5:30-6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
August 7th, 2013 by Doree
The City of Seattle and Metro Transit are hosting an open house tonight to discuss plans to improve Metro service and bus stops in Greenwood. The open house is from 5-7 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Changes are proposed for Greenwood Avenue North between 92nd and 105th streets, including bus stop consolidation, bus bulbs and sidewalk improvements.
July 20th, 2013 by Doree
Thanks for the photo, SPL!
July 15th, 2013 by Doree
You can buy used paperback for $2 and used children’s books for $1, plus totes, mugs and jewelry. Friends advocates and raises money for the Seattle Public Library throughout the year.
July 9th, 2013 by Doree
The Greenwood Lit Crawl is back for the fifth time, featuring 15 writers at five Phinney-Greenwood locations starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Here’s the lineup:
- 6:30 p.m.: Furnishments, 7218 Greenwood Ave. N. — Arlo Smith, Michael Overa, Chelsea Kurnick
- 7:30 p.m.: Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St. — Matthew Pritchard, Benjamin Schmitt, Myrmidon
- 8:30 p.m.: Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. (outside in the front) — Christine Deavel, Charles Mudede
- 9:15 p.m.: Chocolati, 8319 Greenwood Ave. N. — Luke Johnson, Aimee Suzara, Anna Wolff
- 10:15 p.m.: Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. — Imani Sims, Summer Robinson, Interrupture, and Maged Zaher
May 20th, 2013 by Doree
The Greenwood Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. The main topics are how to improve walking and biking in the neighborhood, including specific projects and proposals.
Also on the agenda is a presentation on the proposed development at 1st Avenue NW and NW 85th Street. The developers will share their general plans and get the community’s feedback on what they’d like to see on that site.
April 19th, 2013 by Doree
Seattle Public Library is highlighting several of its programs each month, in an effort to reach more constituents. Here are their most recent suggestions:
Want your kids to play children’s games on the catalog computers?
Did you know your children can watch kid-friendly videos and read companion books?
Your children will enjoy these animated interactive books.
The library’s Dial-a-Story program provides a new short story narrated by children’s librarians each month in English, Spanish, or Chinese.
Also, you can come to the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., for personalized tech help, including one-on-one guidance on computer basics, internet basics, email, Microsoft Word, eBooks, and more, from 1-4 p.m. next Wednesday, April 24, and every Wednesday in May. Call the Greenwood Library at 206-684-4086 to sign up for a one-hour session. Laptop and sample devices provided (or you can bring your own).