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Adults Calendar of Events - Author readings, classes, programs & special events for adults.

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Special Classes in Research, Genealogy and More

Beginning Your Family History

Learn how to do research at the Library. Check out our selection of special classes. Not finding the class you want? See the Calendar of Classes for additional classes.


Library Catalog Basics

Learn how to find, reserve, and renew items. Find out what items are located at your branch. Browse the catalog for your favorite kinds of books, DVDs, and CDs. Learn how to check your Library account to manage your holds and see when items are due.

Beginning Your Family History

Learn how to get started with family history research. Class includes an overview of resources available for family history research in the Seattle area. Sample charts will be provided.

Genealogy: Databases and the Internet

Learn how to use the Library's online resources to search for your ancestors.

Tour the Genealogy Section

Take a 90-minute tour of the genealogy section of the Central Library to learn more about the Library's genealogy collection and services. An overview of the collection and a brief demonstration of the online catalog and major online genealogy resources will be given.



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