The Seattle Public Library will host art workshops, film screenings, concerts and dancing at Library locations throughout the city in August.


Art workshops - How does life begin to change when we get involved with one another? Join the Library's summer artist-in-residence Romson Bustillo for his beautiful exploration of togetherness and social change in "Proximity Modifier Project IV," a community project uniquely designed for select Library branches. Bustillo's art looks at how neighbors and organizations, like libraries, share space together. Drop by to make art with Bustillo and find out how libraries can be places where we get to know one another by getting creative!

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715.

Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 14 & 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Art on the Plaza - Noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., outside the Fourth Avenue entrance in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Plaza. We'll have three afternoons of music, dance performances, drop-in art making and awesome books to check out during your lunch break!

Movies at Central 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636. The Central Library presents a screening of the film "A Man Called Ove." In the 2015 European Film Awards and SIFF award-winning film, Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman.

From the Archives of ZAPP - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Using broken and borrowed equipment, director Joe Biel illuminates the world of self-publishing in "$100 & a T-Shirt: A Documentary About Zines in the Northwest." He gives us glimpses of the Portland Zine Symposium, takes us on a zine-themed bicycle tour around Portland, and interviews local zinesters. The documentary answers a wide array of questions, including: what are zines, why do people make zines, where did zines come from, how do zine communities function and what does the future hold for zines?

This film is being screened in conjunction with the exhibit "From the Archives of ZAPP (Zine Archive and Publishing Project)" on view in the Level 8 Gallery at the Central Library from July 15 through Aug. 31.


The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and form strong partnerships with community organizations to offer art that is accessible to all.