Sharing Our Stories: Family History Storytelling at Northeast Library

by Tom M.

Gomez 1915Every family has interesting stories. In my own family, both my wife and my sister have started to think about how to present all that they have discovered about their own families.

The library can help everyone learn how to tell these family history stories, starting with an innovative workshop on the subject presented by genealogy librarian Mahina Oshie at the Northeast Library on Wednesday, October 22, from 6-7:45 p.m.

Come to learn about library, community and Internet resources for uncovering, recording, writing and publishing your own family history stories, as part of the library’s Sharing Our Stories storytelling program series. Continue reading “Sharing Our Stories: Family History Storytelling at Northeast Library”

Planning for Fundraising – a class at the Central Library

Whether you are researching grants for a nonprofit organization to fund a new program or scholarships for undergraduate or graduate studies, The Seattle Public Library’s Foundation Research Center can be of assistance.  The center, located at the Central Library in the Business, Science, and Technology Department on Level 7, is a partnership between the library and the Foundation Center, an international organization that strives to increase awareness and knowledge about philanthropy.

SPL and the Foundation Center are offering a 2 hour class on Monday April 11th.  Scott Ullman, Regional Training Coordinator for the Foundation Center will focus on a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support by introducing you to strategies for devising a fundraising plan that best reflects your organization’s needs and resources. Topics covered include: assessing your organization’s strengths; developing your case for support; formulating fundraising goals; looking at diverse sources of support; and how to begin putting it all together in a plan.

To help you with your research we suggest: Continue reading “Planning for Fundraising – a class at the Central Library”