The Seattle Public Library will host a half-day seminar about contracts, bidding and the Small Business Administration's (SBA) surety bond program from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is recommended, but not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates.

Does your small business work on contracts that require bid, performance and/or payment surety bonds? Join the SBA and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers for a seminar exploring a variety of topics, including:

Contract bonding and insurance

Banking and finance

Risk management and legal concerns

Construction accounting

Federal assistance programs

Local procurement opportunities

Networking with surety professionals