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December 11, 2017

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Release Date: 12/04/2017

The Seattle Public Library Has Winter Break Events for All Ages

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Looking for something to do during the winter break from school? The Seattle Public Library will offer free programs ranging from holiday Photoshop classes to board game bonanzas to movies, crafts, chess and more! See below for the schedule of events.

 

WINTER BREAK EVENT SCHEDULE

 

KIDS (ages 0-12 or as noted)

American Sign Language Holiday Story Time - Join us for a special holiday story time presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation. Learn ASL holiday signs as our ASL storyteller shares fun stories, rhymes and songs about the holidays and the fun winter season!

 

 

  

Kids Café Afterschool Meals - Kids and teens eat for free! This program is co-sponsored by Food Lifeline and United Way of King County, with major funding provided by Boeing and additional support from USDA. For ages 1-18. No meals Dec. 25-Jan. 1.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Library Play Time - Bring your children to the Library to play, read and meet other families. For ages 3 and under.

 

 

  

Winter Break Program: Construction and Collage - Build structures with LEGOs, Duplos, Mega Bloks and Straws & Connectors. We'll also create collages using paper and recycled objects.

 

 

  

Drop-in STEAM Activities - Drop by for science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM) learning activities. For ages 5-18.

 

 

  

TEENS (ages 12-18 or as noted)

Teen Space - Hang out with your friends and other teens your age! Play board and video games, hang out, listen to music, use a computer and eat snacks until the food runs out.

 

 

 

  

Intro to Adobe Photoshop - See some of the basic and intermediate ways Adobe Photoshop has available for transforming your images. For teens and adults. Registration is required.

 

 

  

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'Così Fan Tutti' - Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Mozart's quirky comedy "Così fan tutti." Two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées-and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? A quirky comedy of (bad) manners, distinguished by the sweetest and most passionate music Mozart ever wrote.

 

 

  

Thrilling Tales - Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read - and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "Bless This House" by Christianna Brand. When Joseph and his pregnant young bride Marilyn showed up on her doorstep that cold rainy night, their plight seemed eerily familiar to Mrs. Vaughan.

 

 

  

Kids Café Afterschool Meals - Kids and teens eat for free! This program is co-sponsored by Food Lifeline and United Way of King County, with major funding provided by Boeing and additional support from USDA. For ages 1-18. No meals Dec. 25-Jan. 1.

 

 

 

 

 

  

Youth Drop-In - Drop-in and connect to resources, games, and conversation. Snacks included! For ages 12-22.

 

 

  

Seattle Writes: Writing Circle - Are you looking for ongoing inspiration, feedback and ways to make connections with other writers? Stop by our drop-in writing circles to get motivated and increase your productivity! You'll get feedback from established writers connected with Seattle's Hugo House.

 

 

  

Drop-in STEAM Activities - Drop by for science, technology, engineering, art or math (STEAM) learning activities. For ages 5-18.

 

 

  

Game On! - Come to the Library for board games and open play on the Kinect and Wii. Grab a Red Vine, dance to the Kinect, drive yourself crazy on Mario Kart or beat Ken the librarian in Kinect Track and Field! For ages 11-18.

 

 

 

ADULTS

Intro to Adobe Photoshop - See some of the basic and intermediate ways Adobe Photoshop has available for transforming your images. For teens and adults. Registration is required.

 

 

  

Adobe Photoshop for the Holidays - See some of the basic and intermediate ways Adobe Photoshop has available for transforming your images for the holidays! For adults. No registration required.

 

 

  

Seattle Opera Preview Lecture: 'Così Fan Tutti' - Join Norm Hollingshead for an entertaining preview lecture of Mozart's quirky comedy "Così fan tutti." Two buddies don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées-and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? A quirky comedy of (bad) manners, distinguished by the sweetest and most passionate music Mozart ever wrote.

 

 

  

Thrilling Tales - Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read - and well-calculated to keep you in suspense! This week's story is "Bless This House" by Christianna Brand. When Joseph and his pregnant young bride Marilyn showed up on her doorstep that cold rainy night, their plight seemed eerily familiar to Mrs. Vaughan.

 

 

  

Reading Between the Lines: A Poetry Appreciation Group - Drop in to read and discuss contemporary and classic poets with other poetry lovers. Poetry selections will be provided.

 

 

  

Bilingual Rent Smart / Inquilinos Inteligentes - Having trouble finding an affordable place to rent? Drop in for individual assistance and to learn about tenant rights from Solid Ground. For adults.  / Ayuda e información individualizada para inquilinos. Para adultos.

 

 

  

Seattle Writes: Writing Circle - Are you looking for ongoing inspiration, feedback and ways to make connections with other writers? Stop by our drop-in writing circles to get motivated and increase your productivity! You'll get feedback from established writers connected with Seattle's Hugo House.

 

ALL AGES (or as noted)

Holiday Craft Workshop + Local Music! - Interested in learning how to make your own terrarium? Or would you like to make a holiday card for a loved one? Come to the Library's free terrarium and craft holiday workshop!

 

 

  

Someday We'll All Be Free - Join an interactive community dialogue featuring local leaders and national advocates on criminal justice reform.  Panel members will include Patrice Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Los Angeles' poet laureate Luis Rodriguez.

 

 

  

爱的奉献"歌舞音乐会 (Chinese Traditional Music and Dance Performance) - Enjoy Chinese traditional songs, dances, instruments, Beijing opera, martial arts performance and a fashion show performed by North American Chinese Performing Artists Group.

 

 

 

Drop-in Board Games - Play our array of board games including Blokus, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Scrabble.

 

 

 

  

Crafts: Bookmarks - Celebrate winter break at the Library with a winter craft extravaganza and create something beautiful.

 

 

  

Play Chess - Drop by to learn and play chess!

 

 

 

 

 

Crafts: Clay Necklaces - Celebrate winter break at the Library with a winter craft extravaganza and create something beautiful. For ages 5 and up.

 

 

  

Reading Oasis - Drop in anytime for a low-key afternoon of reading while we transform the Library meeting room into a cozy escape full of tents and pillows. You'll trade book recommendations with librarians, sip warm drinks, and go home with Library goodies and plenty to read for the rest of the break.

 

 

 

Crafts: Collaging - Celebrate winter break at the library with a winter craft extravaganza and create something beautiful.

 

 

 

Games, Cocoa and Coloring - We'll have a variety of board games for preschoolers through adults! Coloring pages for artists of all ages will also be available.

 

 

  

Movies - Join us for a movie over Winter Break! Space is limited, please come early to make sure you get a seat.

 

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. "Miss Minoes," a wacky family film about a cat who turns into a young woman and protects the town. Rated PG.

 

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. "Sing," A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory. Rated PG.

 

 

Craft Extravaganza - Celebrate the winter season with books, snacks and wintry crafts!

 

 

 

See the World with Short Films - Watch independent short children's films from around the world, selected by Children's Film Festival Seattle 2017.

 

 

 

 

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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