Monday, February 7, 2011

Neighborhood History Exhibit and Free Tax Help Among Many Events This Month at the Northeast Library

The Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library has a lot of events going on for all ages.

Free tax help is available Thursdays from 2-7pm through mid-April. Trained volunteers are available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.

For the month of February, the Northeast Branch is hosting an exhibit on neighborhood history, illustrated with historic photos, maps, documents, and newspaper articles. This special exhibit is in honor of Neighbor Appreciation Day on Saturday.

"Did you know that Northeast Seattle once featured a ghost town, another Yesler's Mill, a railroad, a dairy farm, a college that was not connected to the University of Washington, an airport, a genuine saint, and the city's first p-patch?  Come and discover surprising facts about the past of Laurelhurst, Meadowbrook, Ravenna, View Ridge, and Wedgwood, as well as about the history of the Northeast Branch Library," the website says.

Events this week:


Teen Advisory Group

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Earn service learning hours while being creative at the Library! Plan library programs, create displays, record podcasts and more.

Download Digital Audiobooks

6 – 7:30 p.m.
We will demonstrate how to download audiobooks from the Library, focusing mainly on the OverDrive digital book service.

Preschool Story Time 

10:30 – 11 a.m.
Bring your preschoolers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Kids' Book Group

4 – 5 p.m.
Join us for a book group for ages 9-12. This month’s title is "Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village" by Laura Amy Schlitz.

Evening Book Group

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "My Antonia" by Willa Cather.


Toddler Story Time

10:15 – 10:35 a.m.
11:15 – 11:35 a.m.

Bring your toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian.

Free Tax Help

2 – 7 p.m.
The Seattle Public Library, AARP, and the United Way of King County are working together to offer free tax help at 11 Library locations through mid-April. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns.



2:30 – 4 p.m.
Do you need to set up a new e-mail account, or do you already have an account and just need some pointers about contact lists and attachments?

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