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Seattle Public Library Screens Seahawks Game – Cheering Allowed

Join the 12th Librarian and make some noise when The Seattle Public Library shows the Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers NFL Championship game at noon Sunday, Jan. 18, on the big screen at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. Everyone is welcome. 

Auditorium doors will open for seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11:30 a.m. Free tickets (one per person) will be distributed. The auditorium can accommodate about 275 people.

Parking will be available in the Central Library garage for $7.

The Central Library hosted a raucous crowd on Saturday for the divisional playoff game against the Panthers.

Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner promises “no one will be shushed” for cheering.

The Library will provide free Seahawks promotional items (limited numbers) and will give away one copy of a book about the Seahawks’ last season to a member of the audience chosen at random. The book, "Seattle Seahawks Super Season: Notes From a 12th Man on the Best Season in Seahawks History," by Mark Tye Turner, was donated by local publisher Sasquatch Books. Library staff members will get into the spirit by wearing their Seahawks jerseys.

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


Alzheimer’s Association Offers Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with Frontotemporal Dementia? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association FTD caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for FTD caregivers to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with FTD. Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month, 10:30am-12:00pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association, North Tower, 100 W. Harrison Street, N200, Seattle, WA 98119.

For information call Karin Miller, MSW at 206-915-6682.


Art Panel For 'Texture: Visual Artists and Poets Create' at the Central Library Jan. 29

Artists and poets featured in the Method Gallery's TEXTure exhibit will read from and discuss their work with curator Mary Coss from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium.

In this panel discussion, poets and artists will discuss the reaction-based artistic process that led to the TEXTure exhibit. The poets will read from work that inspired artwork, as well as new poetry responding to the artwork. Poet and artist collaborations will include the following creative groups.

Poet Sherman Alexie with artists Lia Yaranon Hall and Cedar Mannan

Poet Jeannine Hall Gailey with artist Carol Milne

Poet Daemond Arrindell with artist Maura Donegan

After the readings and discussion, a free public reception will follow at Method Gallery in Pioneer Square, 106 Third Ave. S., info@methodgallery.com.
Method is a non-commercial exhibition space in Pioneer Square. It strives to present unconventional art that is predominantly based in sculpture, installation, new media or performance. The TEXTure exhibit is funded in part by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, as well as a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

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


Seattle Parks Offers ‘Challenge Course’ Facilitator Training 

Seattle Parks and Recreation worked with Washington State University Extension 4-H to build a “challenge course” in the trees in West Seattle’s Camp Long. In 2015, interested members of the public are invited to join other educators and counselors in learning how to use adventure education to promote team building and personal development in their communities.

The introduction to facilitator training takes place Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 28-30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost is $240. The low-course facilitator training takes place Tuesday through Thursday, March 10 and 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost is $240. The high-course facilitator training 1 (hub and spoke course with dual ziplines, ropes rescue) takes place Tuesday through Thursday, April 21-23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost is $240. The high-course facilitator training 2 (vertical playpen and trapeze jump, M-Belay systems) takes place Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost is $160.

The training location is 5200 35th Ave SW at Camp Long in West Seattle. Camping is available during the training.

After successful completion of the training, participants will be able to facilitate events at the Camp Long challenge course. The course is designed to meet the 4-H certification requirements to host and facilitate group activities at Camp Long. Certified facilitators receive reduced rates when bringing their own groups. The trainings are designed to sequence together.

For more information and to sign up for the challenge course training, please contact Challenge Course Manager Ken Turner at 206-684-7434 or keno.turner@seattle.gov.

Camp Long is one of Seattle's best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68-acre oasis in the city offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, learn about natural history, and visit or rent the rustic Lodge. For more information, go to www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/camplong.htm.


Biography of Mixed Race Abolitionist Featured

Community leader Carver Clark Gayton will read from his book "When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, Born a 'White' Slave" from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Street parking is free and available near the Library branch. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Gayton, a descendent of Seattle pioneers, will recount stories in the life of his great grandfather, Lewis G. Clarke, a famous black abolitionist. Clarke's experiences as a slave significantly influenced the narrative of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

For more information, call the Library at 206-684-4704 or Ask a Librarian.


For more events in Portland and Seattle see our community calendar.


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