Dance, Paint and Write: The Seattle Public Library Offers Virtual Arts Programs for Older Adults in February
release date: 02/03/2021
Want to learn to draw, write poetry, or dance Bollywood-style? This winter, The Seattle Public Library and Silver Kite Community Arts have partnered to offer online intergenerational workshops, talks, social hours, and performances for the community. These virtual opportunities, which the Library and Silver Kite have offered since the spring of 2020, provide stimulating and creative engagement opportunities, as well as social connection. Each program is free, and family is welcome to attend.
“Older adults are facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Nancy Slote, Older Adults Program Manager at The Seattle Public Library. “We are working with community partners to offer virtual programs to help older adults navigate important decisions with physical and mental health, as well as fun programs that help them connect and learn.”
VIRTUAL ARTS FOR 50+ SCHEDULE
Visit the Library’s calendar at spl.org/fiftyplus to find and register for these upcoming events:
- Music and Memories - The 1960s: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5
- Newspaper Pots: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6
- Bollywood Dance: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10
- Memoir Writing: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12
- Sip and Paint Watercolors: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13
- Senior Social Hour: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17
- Beginning Drawing: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19
- Self-Published – Making Books: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
- Folk Dance: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22
- Indian Cooking – Vegetable Samosas: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24
- Beginning Poetry: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26
- Sip and Paint Acrylics: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27
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 classes and workshops that are accessible to all.
All physical locations of The Seattle Public Library are closed in accordance with public health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visit the Library's Road to Reopening page for more information on book returns, Curbside Service and other Library services being offered.
The Seattle Public Library has many free online services, resources and programs available while its physical buildings remain closed. Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at www.spl.org/Ask. Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.