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Just about any day of the week there is something going on at the library specifically for teens. Subscribe and have a listen.
 
The Seattle Public Library celebrates the written word through literary and humanities programs, including readings and talks by local, national and international authors, Seattle Reads, and the annual Washington State Book Awards, American history lecture, and Living History or Living Literature series.
 
Explore The Seattle Public Library's Central Library on your own! Take a self-guided tour of the Central Library to learn more about the building and its services.
 
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Debra Dean is the bestselling author of four critically acclaimed books that have been published in twenty-one languages. Her debut,,The Madonnas of Leningrad was a New York Times Editors’ Choice novel, a #1 Booksense Pick, a Booklist Top Ten Novel, and an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was long listed for the IMPAC I ...…
 
Love a good story? Come to the scene of the crime, the edge of adventure and timeless realms of wonder. Sit back, relax and escape from the everyday as we bring you gripping short stories expertly read -- and well-calculated to keep you in suspense!This week's story is "The Red Lodge," by H. Russell Wakefield. They thought it the most picturesq ...…
 
This is a panel featuring representations of data science-focused companies who have successfully raised funding since last year. Learn about their experiences, struggles, and sage wisdom for others looking to raise money. This panel is part of Startup Week.
 
Adam Dreece loves bringing new worlds to life. Best known for his best-selling steampunk meets fairy tale series, The Yellow Hoods, and the pulse-pounding, all action series, The Wizard Killer, he's about to bring a new universe and series into the fold. Tilruna is a fantasy space-opera setting that will kick off with a Hamlet-inspired prequel ...…
 
Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South L.A., an impoverished black community under siege by the War on Dr ...…
 
Aden Polydoros spent much of his time as a kid in Arizona exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. While still in high school, Polydoros won several awards, including a Gold Medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his short story ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast, we slap down the economic fallacies behind the minimum wage with logic and basic economics. We also exhume progressivism's fatal attraction to eugenics, a historical relationship that has largely been buried by public education. This episode is brought to you by Tom Woods' Liberty Classroom! Help support the Libe ...…
 
A shocking discovery and chilling secrets converge in this latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters—her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years la ...…
 
This evening's conversation is an attempt to get beyond the narrow confines of discussing white privilege by specifically asking individual white people how they are working, with intention and accountability, with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective h ...…
 
This evening's conversation is an attempt to get beyond the narrow confines of discussing white privilege by specifically asking individual white people how they are working, with intention and accountability, with communities of color, to center people of color and be supportive of collective work to end racism and create a deeper collective h ...…
 
In "One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter," Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it’s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversat ...…
 
Reader’s Advisory Librarian at Seattle Public Library Interview starts at 12:20 and ends at 37:05 “The Seattle Library has seen an exponential growth in our e-book usage, which like elsewhere is not cutting into our print usage. It’s additive, which is really interesting to say. Same with audiobooks. These new formats just seem to bring new peo ...…
 
WITS students will read from their work over two nights—with elementary and middle school students reading on Wednesday, May 24, and middle and high school students reading on Thursday, May 25. A reception will follow with delicious cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Royale.
 
The Cool Critique Crew comprises of four writers friends, Donna Galanti, Joe McGee, Erica George and Jessica Rinker. All four write books for children, and each is in a different phase of the publishing arena. The friends meet frequently for moral support as well as margaritas. Donna has already published several YA and middle grade titles alon ...…
 
WITS students will read from their work over two nights—with elementary and middle school students reading on Wednesday, May 24, and middle and high school students reading on Thursday, May 25. A reception will follow with delicious cupcakes courtesy of Cupcake Royale.
 
Executive Editor and Co-founder of Book Riot Interview starts at 10:10 and ends at 43:25 “If publishers woke up tomorrow and sanely priced e-books, I think it would be different in degree not in kind. I don’t think we’d see 10x growth in e-books’ market share. Maybe there would be 5, 10 percent [growth in] market share. I don’t know.” News “Ama ...…
 
Flournoy will read from "The Turner House," and take audience questions, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. Northwest Tap Connection and the African-American Writers Alliance will perform dance and poetry inspired by the novel. A book signing will follow the program.Love, sacrifice, pride, and unl ...…
 
Civic Saturday is a periodic gathering convened by Citizen University to help be civic analogue to church or synagogue and temple. It includes song, readings of civic scripture (great and provocative American texts), a secular sermon, silent reflection. But mainly it’s about fellowship. In a time of deep anxiety and political polarization, peop ...…
 
Allison Whitmore, author of FORGET ME NOT and THE LOST HEIR, was born in Los Angeles and loves to tell good coming-of-age stories with a hint of romance. You will find her characters going on an adventure or two as well. She also writes screen plays under the name Allison Chaney. She is currently working in The Lost Heir’s sequel, The Blood Leg ...…
 
In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a native woman and their descenda ...…
 
Backstage Knitting Podcast Episode 22- Owl Girl•Shownotes can be found at www.backstageknitting.weebly.com •On the Needles: oAnna is working on the second sock for her husband in the Magpie Fibers “Empty Night” colorway and her “Gillyweed Shawl.” Anna is updating her project pages on Ravelry, her user name is Hibougirl •http://www.magpiefibers. ...…
 
While he was the historian at the esteemed CIA Museum, Nicholas Reynolds, a longtime American intelligence officer, former U.S. Marine colonel, and Oxford-trained historian, began to uncover clues suggesting Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway's involvement in mid-twentieth-century spycraft was far more complex, sustained, and fraught ...…
 
In collaboration with the Seattle Architecture Foundation, we are excited to host Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner for a free lecture on Seattle's single-family residential architecture from the early years of the city to the twenty-first century. This lecture will address the development of single-family residential a ...…
 
John B Bliss is a crime writer from Brighton, UK. He grew up in Oxford and is drawn to unusual characters and counterculture. His writing explores society's seedy underbelly: the derelict and forgotten characters left at the margins. He has worked in television and scripted a number of short films and screenplays. THE MURDER BOYS is his first f ...…
 
In collaboration with the Seattle Architecture Foundation, we are excited to host Professor and architectural historian Jeffrey Karl Ochsner for a free lecture on Seattle's single-family residential architecture from the early years of the city to the twenty-first century. This lecture will address the development of single-family residential a ...…
 
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner.Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as "the Old Musician" and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge pri ...…
 
From Islamophobia, Islam's monolithic image, anti-blackness, and cultural tolerance this MSA is building an inclusive space not just with other Muslims but other students on a predominantly Christian campus. Host: Olivia RichardsonGuest: Haleema Bharoocha, Event Coordinator, MSA - Seattle Univ. Guest: Amina Ibrahim, President, MSA - Seattle Uni ...…
 
Gary Schwartz is an award-winning, TV and film actor, director, comedian and a master improvisational acting coach whose 30 years as a performer and improv teacher helped transform the lives of thousands of people, both on- and off-screen.Originally from New York State, Gary began his professional career as a mime at age 13, performing up and d ...…
 
Jessamyn Stanley is known for combining a deep understanding of yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga. Jessamyn will appear in conversation with local writer and yoga instructor Nicole Tsong.As an ...…
 
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. This thought-provoking documentary features scholars, activists and politicians as they analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.…
 
There are a number of iconic trees in America—the Redwoods, the Sequoias, and the Dover Oak on the Appalachian Trail are just a few. All of them hold a special place in the heart of nature lovers. These are old trees, and they all are living testaments to many years of life and change.In "Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak" ...…
 
Randall Platt writes fiction for adults and young adults and has been a full-time writer for thirty years. Platt finds no shortage of fascinating characters and stories that spring from the beautiful Pacific Northwest, which explains why nearly all Platt novels take place in Washington or Oregon. A film, Promise The Moon, has been made of one o ...…
 
Backstage Knitting PodcastEpisode 20- “Twitchy Hands”•Shout out to Kathy from San Jose! Join our Ravelry group, introduce yourself in the “Getting to Know You Thread” and we’ll give you a shout out! •On the Needles:oAnna is working on a basic sock in the “Empty Night” colorway from Magpie Fibers and an entrelac baby blanket designed by Anna in ...…
 
Civic Poet Claudia Castro Luna, Youth Poet Laureate Angel Gardner and citizen poets Amy Albertson, Margaret Barrie, Lily Baumgart, Carla Becker, Sally Hedges-Blanquez, Fredda Jaffe, Rachel Kessler, Kilam Tel Aviv, Jacqueline Ware and Irene Yung share poems created during The Poet Is In! program held at libraries throughout the city.The program ...…
 
Focused on cultural space in South Asia and Pakistan, in particular, Khan will address the role of culture as resistance and the creation of counter narratives. Her work encompasses geographical space, social and political landscapes, gender and the role of women in Pakistani society. The artist states that, "Aesthetically, my process is being ...…
 
"Main Story: “Wallamelon” by Nisi Shawl(Originally published in Aeon #3.)The boys ran ahead of her as she walked, and circled back again like little dogs. Kevin urged her onto the path that cut across the vacant lot beside his house. Mercy was standing on a pile of rubble half the way through, her straight hair shining in the noonday sun like a ...…
 
Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young adults include STAY, ESSENTIAL MAPS FOR THE LOST, THE LAST FOREVER, and HONEY BABY SWEETHEART, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award. Caletti's books feature the Pacific Northwest, ...…
 
Carlos Redlich is a life-long martial artist turned copywriting and marketing black belt. Carlos and I (David Allan) once did a podcast together before he landed a massive retainer client. He has continued with his freelance copy career since last we spoke… BUT he has some new experiences to share. From in the copy trenches. This one strategy I ...…
 
Carlos Redlich is a life-long martial artist turned copywriting and marketing black belt. Carlos and I (David Allan) once did a podcast together before he landed a massive retainer client. He has continued with his freelance copy career since last we spoke… BUT he has some new experiences to share. From in the copy trenches. This one strategy I ...…
 
Krista van Dolzer is a stay-at-home mom by day and a children's author by night. She lives with her husband and three kids in Layton, Utah, where she watches too much college football and looks for dead people online. She is the author of THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, May 2015) and DON'T VOTE FOR ...…
 
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