10 25 2014
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Remix performs at the EMP during Folklife Festival over the Memorial Day weekend. Susan Fried photo

The Seattle Public Library Celebrates Libraries

The Seattle Public Library wants to know: what does the Library mean to you? The Library is for everyone, and we want to hear your voice.

The Library has partnered with StoryCorps to present SPL Voices, a project to collect personal stories and conversations from a variety of perspectives. Share a story, a meaningful photo, or just one word that describes what the Library means to you and why. Share online using #SPLVoices on social media sites, contribute a recording via SoundCloud, or visit www.spl.org and use the Submit Your SPL Voice form.

 All of the full-length StoryCorps recordings will be added to the Library’s special collections archive, and to The Library of Congress.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or go to www.spl.org.

Celebrate Salish Sea Native American Culture at Deception Pass State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the Ninth Annual Salish Sea Native American Culture Celebration with the Samish and Swinomish tribes, at Deception Pass State Park on Fidalgo Island, between the cities of Oak Harbor and Anacortes.

The celebration runs from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Bowman Bay picnic area on the Fidalgo Island side of Deception Pass State Park, 41020 State Route 20 in Oak Harbor.

The Discover Pass is not required to attend this event. Saturday, June 7, is a State Parks “free day.” Visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass to access state parks on free days.

To get to the Bowman Bay area at Deception Pass State Park, use the park’s entrance at the junction of Rosario Road and State Route 20. The entrance is north of the Deception Pass Bridge, by Pass Lake.

The event is accessible to persons with disabilities. For special accommodations requests, call 360-902-8626 or 360-675-3767 or the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service at 800-833-6388. Requests must be made in advance.

Celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to attend the 116th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco.

The celebration is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco.

The event will feature refreshments, fun for children, music, an informative exhibit, the sale of a North Head Lighthouse special-edition poster, a contest for a lighthouse-related prize and self-guided tours of a lighthouse keeper’s residence. Guided tours of the lighthouse will be available for $2.50 for people 18 years and older and free for ages 7 to 17. (Children must be 7 years or older to tour the lighthouse tower.)

The Discover Pass is not required to attend the event. June 7 is a State Parks “free day,” in recognition of National Trails Day. Parking near the lighthouse is limited; signs will direct visitors to alternate parking.

‘Supporting Startups And Investing In The Community’ June 12

The Seattle Public Library is hosting a town hall session from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12 to explore how the Library can expand its technology, instruction, research and service offerings. The session will be held at the Seattle office of Internet marketing firm Moz, 1100 Second Ave., Suite 500.

The event is free and open to the public and is particularly geared to startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and members of the creative and lifelong learning communities. Please RSVP by Friday, June 6 here.

“Supporting Startups and Investing in the Community” will feature a keynote presentation by Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin, the “Wizard of Moz.”

One of the Library’s five service priorities is to enhance technology to provide discoverability and increased access to materials, information, services and interactive experiences.

This event is presented in partnership with Moz and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636.

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