Star Trek Geek Out: A Weekend of Star Trek Revelry

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While the pop culture world is all aflutter about the new Star Wars, 2016 is sure to be the year of Star Trek. With a new Star Trek film forthcoming and in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the original series, in 2016 it’s time to give Star Trek its due.

So, if you love Star Trek, you don’t want to miss this weekend in late January! EMP Museum and The Seattle Public Library are joining forces for a weekend celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. Join us at the Central Library for two days of Star Trek love featuring live performances, films and interviews with EMP. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to best costumes! Continue reading “Star Trek Geek Out: A Weekend of Star Trek Revelry”

Jet City Improv presents Live Theatre at the Library!

Photo courtesy of Jet City ImprovPosted by Elizabeth W.

Come and contribute to a lively, rollicking comedy show where your participation is key! Jet City Improv’s talented performers will collect ideas from audience members to create short-form, unique sketches in a style similar to “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

This show is highly participatory and fast-paced — in order to enjoy a lively and energetic performance, Jet City Improv strongly recommends that you eat a meal before the show. Created in 1992 by Mike Christensen and Andrew McMasters, Jet City Improv has grown over the years into one of Seattle’s most popular theater experiences. Now in its 21st year, it is a fast-paced, funny, audience-interactive, all-ages appropriate short-form improv show that performs in Seattle at the Historic University Theater every weekend.

The comedy show will take place at the Central Library on Friday, August 8th from 7 to 8 p.m. All are welcome!

Interested in comedy? Check out our The Art and Techniques of Writing Comedy booklist.


Sketch Away!

Does the very idea of drawing draw you in? We hope so! Come on down!  Downtown, that is, because The Sketchbook Project: A Traveling Library of Artists’ Sketchbooks will be visiting the Central Library, July 10-12 between noon and 3pm.library1_hi

Consisting of more than 31,000 books from 130 countries and counting, the Sketchbook Project is a traveling library that is sure to draw a crowd seeking inspiration or just curious to see an artistic imagination at work. You will be able to borrow sketchbooks from the mobile library and read them, café-style, on-site in front of the Library. Continue reading “Sketch Away!”