Are you registered to vote?

National Voter Registration DayClick here to visit the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County website

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County on National Voter Registration Day, a nation-wide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day. On September 24th, volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County will be joining a host of others across the country in an unprecedented effort to help Americans get registered to vote.  Stop by the Central Library to register to vote or update your address, then pick up more information about voting in Seattle and King County.
Click here to visit the National Voter Registration Day website
When: September 24, 2013
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Central Library
Level 3 – The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room Continue reading “Are you registered to vote?”

Money Smart Week: Making sense out of saving money

MSW Piggy BankRemember when your parents first got you that cute little piggy bank? It was a big deal because it symbolized a financial rite of passage and instilled a growing sense of independence. And after completing a series of mundane tasks or chores you could triumphantly deposit your hard earned money into it at the end of the week. Continue reading “Money Smart Week: Making sense out of saving money”

The Seattle Public Library is closed from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3

The Seattle Public Library system is closed Monday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 2 due to citywide budget cuts. You can read about the closure and find a list of some electronic services that will be available here. Continue reading “The Seattle Public Library is closed from Aug. 27 – Sept. 3”

We’ll be closed next week, but back on September 4!

This week is your last chance to check out books, DVDs and CDs before we close for a one-week furlough. The Library closure is due to budget cuts, and you can read the full story here.

You can, however, check out and download digital books and media during the closure.

Come meet Gerald Chertavian at the Central Library

Year Up is a non-profit organization whose mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing low-income urban young adults (ages 18-24) with an intensive one-year professional education and training program that will give them the skills, experience and support to empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Gerald Chertavian, the CEO and Founder of Year Up, will read selections from his book, A Year Up: How A Pioneering Program Teaches Young Adults Real Skills for Real Jobs–with Real Success at the Central Library’s Microsoft Auditorium, on 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 1. His book provides an intimate look at his unique program and its students, following a Year Up class from admissions through graduation. Students share, in their own words, the challenges, failures, and personal successes they’ve experienced before, during, and after their program year.

Watch how a life-changing friendship and one man’s realization of the Opportunity Divide ultimately become a thriving program for success in: Origins of Year Up.

Here are some suggested reading titles that are available in the library’s catalog.