A free Sound Cycling class will be held at the Northeast Branch Library on Sunday, May 19 from 2 to 4 PM. The class is for children, teens and adults, and will talk about how to have fun with your family or on your own, and how to become a confident, able bike rider. Hosts for Sound Cycling are Anne and Tim King, long-time Seattle bike bloggers and bike technicians. The topic of the class on May 19 will be Bicycle Maintenance. Bring your bike, get an overview of basic bicycle parts and learn how to fix your bike. On Thursday, June 13 at 4 PM at the Northeast Branch Library, Sound Cycling will have a Mileage Celebration and Finale program — win prizes for reporting the miles you biked to school or to work!
Wedgwood is fortunate that the nearby Northeast Branch Library has been open seven days per week, but other neighborhoods didn’t have this advantage. Now, for the first time in at least a century, all locations of the Seattle Public Library will be open on Sundays beginning this week. Take a look at the Branch Library Open Hours for other nearby locations which you might visit, including Montlake, University, Green Lake and Northgate. (Did you know that there is a Northgate Branch Library? It’s on 5th Ave NE across the street from Macy’s at Northgate Mall.)
You can also celebrate the New Year by getting one of five new library cards featuring Seattle icons such as the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier.
Wednesday evening, December 19, is Story Time for preschoolers and toddlers from 7 to 7:30 PM at the Northeast Branch Library, 6801 35th Ave NE. Enjoy a puppet show along with rhymes, stories, songs and fun with the children’s librarian. Pajamas are welcome. The library closes at 8 PM so you are encouraged to come early to select books and check-out before Story Time.
Sunday, November 11 is Veterans Day but some businesses and city services are observing the holiday on Monday, November 12. Here’s what’s open and what’s closed:
Sunday, November 11: All branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed. Metro Transit buses will operate on normal Sunday schedules.
Monday, November 12: Seattle Public Schools are closed today. All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers closed; all US post offices closed (no mail delivery); most major banks and credit unions will be closed. Metro Transit buses will operate on a reduced weekday schedule; customer service will be closed. Washington State Ferries will operate on a regular schedule.
On Thursday, September 27, all branches and locations of the Seattle Public Library will be closed for a staff in-service day. Books may be returned at the drop locations.
As of this week Metro Transit has added more bus trips to the University of Washington for the start of fall quarter classes. There are other changes in bus schedules and routes, and beginning on Saturday, September 29, all fares will be collected upon boarding the bus. Watch for slow-downs as the riders adjust to the new fare collection system. Another big adjustment is that the Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle is ending, so fare collection will take place at the start of all bus rides, even in downtown.
Story time for preschoolers and toddlers will be held on Wednesday evening, September 19, from 7 to 7:30 PM at the Northeast Branch Library, 6800 35th Ave NE. The short (thirty minutes) program hosts little ones at the library for stories, rhymes, and songs. The Northeast Branch Library closes for the evening at 8 PM, soon after the story time.
Other upcoming events for children at the Northeast Branch: in October there will be a Young Readers Book Group for ages 5 through 8, organized like a book club. Toddlers can come for daytime story programs and on Tuesday, October 2nd at 10:30 AM there will be Firefighter Story Time. Local fireman invite preschoolers and toddlers to see their firefighting equipment and read books on fire safety. Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome; registration is not required.
All locations of the Seattle Public Library will be closed from Monday, August 27, through Labor Day, September 3. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, September 4.
Continue reading Libraries are closed from August 27 through September 3
Can computers help repair neural circuits in the human brain? Using computers to help patients with injury, stroke or movement-disorder paralysis could be the future of rehabilitation medicine. On Saturday, August 11 at the Northeast Branch library, brain-computer interfaces will be explored in a lecture from 2 to 4 PM.