May 2018

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5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 1, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether you speak French fluently or as a beginner, you are welcome to join these popular weekly sessions.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jill Kolongowski - Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me

May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An approachable and inspiring series of short essays that examines the greatest YA series ever with a combination of adult literary criticism and childhood curiosity
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun with a group that meets every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Most games last less than 90 minutes so we can enjoy a change of pace. Bring a game you like to play or a new one you want us to try out together.

Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month. Come join the fun! 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Laura Hartema - Bering Sea Strong

May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A tale of adventure and self-discovery about a young woman on a solo journey.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Reading Through It Book Club - The Line Becomes a River

May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

The Seattle Review of Books, Seattle Weekly, and Third Place Books Seward Park continue our book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how we might fix our greatest problems. Reading Through It meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Drink and food specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 3, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other parents, gradparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Hola! Join advanced-to-beginning Spanish speakers for friendly, casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Amber Casali - Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Hikes, history, and heart-thumping views—this new guide to hiking the fire lookouts of Washington’s Cascades and Olympics is a quintessentially Northwest guide, for all skill levels.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jewell Parker Rhodes - Ghost Boys

May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening with author Jewell Parker Rhodes and her newest book, Ghost Boys on Thursday, May 3rd at 7pm.

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. 

Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Thomas Swick - The Joys of Travel

May 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

"A perceptive, old-school travel writer whose prose brings celebrated and obscure destinations to life." — The New York Times
"The Joys of Travel is itself a joy." — Paul Theroux, New York Times bestselling author of Deep South

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Swingnuts "Dance Jazz" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 4, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

 

This free-range band embodies a rich American jazz heritage with new looks at old favorites. Swingnuts Jazz plays cool classics and snappy originals in vintage style, perfect for listening and dancing: Swing, Hot Jazz, Dixieland, Bossa, Tango, and more.

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
 
8:30am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 5, 2018 - 8:30am

Lake Forest Park

A regular class for Ta'i Chi practitioners of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

On warm days, class is held outdoors from 9 to 10 am: Virgil Flaim Park 2750 NE 125th St. (26th Ave NE), Seattle, WA 98125. For more information, email info@sam-ma.com or call 206-363-0471

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP for Peace

May 5, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

 
 
11:00am
Seward Park

Story Time with Jeffrey L. Cheatham II

May 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Seward Park

Join us for a special story time with one of our favorite local authors and the co-producer of Seattle's Urban Book Expo -- Jeffrey L. Cheatham II, author of Why is Jane So Mad?

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Jess Kidd - Mr. Flood’s Last Resort

May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

NOW A MAY 2018 INDIE NEXT PICK!!
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

New Rhythmatics "Soul" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

A Seattle 5-piece scorching a set list like no other -- from the earliest blues masters to the swing singers of the '40's, country duets from the '50's, movie themes from the '60's, '70's funk cuts, and timeless swampback soul. Sit back and groove or jump up and move to our take on a slew of jinky tunes!


Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

We play all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Come and enjoy wordplay with other logophiles!

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

May 6, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

 

Do you miss chatting with friends in your native Turkish? Do you speak Turkish as a second language and want conversation practice? Come meet new and old friends for tea or coffee, and enjoy conversation in Turkish.
We meet the First and Third Sunday of the month at Third Place Commons.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 7, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

A day of Mah Jongg, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Players of all skill levels welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Kate Davies - Intrinsic Hope

May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crisis, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task. Intrinsic Hope offers a powerful antidote to these feelings. It shows how conventional ideas of hope are rooted in the belief that life will conform to our wishes and how this leads to disappointment, despair, and a dismal view of the future.
 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Steven B. Reddy - Everyday Sketching and Drawing

May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Gage Academy of Art instructor Steven Reddy offers an easy-to-follow, unfussy approach to drawing, teaching beginner-friendly techniques necessary to make drawing and sketching an everyday habit.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Saundra Mitchell - All Out

May 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Take a journey through time and genres to discover stories where queer teens live, love and shape the world around them. Seventeen young adult authors across the queer spectrum have come together to create a collection of beautifully written diverse historical fiction for teens.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether you speak French fluently or as a beginner, you are welcome to join these popular weekly sessions.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Amanda Quick - The Other Lady Vanishes

May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Knew Too Much sweeps readers back to 1930s California--where the most dazzling of illusions can't hide the darkest secrets...

After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Matthew Dickman - Wonderland

May 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Luminous and hypnotic, this dynamic collection explores the dark edges of childhood, violence, race, class, and masculinity, by one of the most fearless poets of his generation.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun with a group that meets every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Most games last less than 90 minutes so we can enjoy a change of pace. Bring a game you like to play or a new one you want us to try out together.

Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month. Come join the fun! 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

The BookClub Seattle - Life Matters

May 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

"What really matters about making life joyful turns out to be the simple choices we make. These first-time authors do a splendid job of providing us with readings to support the notion that we are sisters still traveling life's road, finding our way, and enjoying the journey."

--Mona Lake Jones, The Color of Culture II

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Raymond E. Feist - King of Ashes

May 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

The first volume in legendary master and New York Times bestselling author Raymond E. Feist's epic heroic fantasy series, The Firemane Saga--an electrifying tale of two young men whose choices will determine a world's destiny.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 10, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other parents, gradparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 10, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Hola! Join advanced-to-beginning Spanish speakers for friendly, casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Paddy Eger - Tasman

May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Based on historical facts,Tasman tells the story of Ean McClaud. Falsely accused of stealing a handkerchief in 1850 England, the young Irishman finds himself enslaved on a prison vessel sailing to the brutal penal colony in Port Arthur, Tasmania, to face a three-year sentence of hard labor.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Corey Pein - Live Work Work Work Die

May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

A scathing, sardonic exploration of Silicon Valley tech culture, laying bare the greed, hubris, and retrograde politics of an industry that aspires to radically transform society for its own benefit. At the height of the startup boom, journalist Corey Pein set out for Silicon Valley with little more than a smartphone and his wits. His goal: to learn how such an over-hyped industry could possibly sustain itself as long as it has.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jennifer Haupt in Conversation With Claudia Rowe - In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills

May 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for a reading and discussion with Jennifer Haupt, author of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills. The discussion will be moderated by Seattle Times reporter Claudia Rowe, a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, and author of the haunting true crime memoir, The Spider and the Fly.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 11, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Flashback "Classic Rock" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Get your groove on to a flavor of something a little different from TPC's standard fare. Flashback is a tribute to the music of the 1960s, spreading love and peace through the great Northwest. From the Mersey beat to the San Francisco sound, from Beatles to Stones to Monkees, from the mega-hit groups to the one-hit wonders, celebrate with us the decade that brought popular music alive.


Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
 
8:30am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 12, 2018 - 8:30am

Lake Forest Park

A regular class for Ta'i Chi practitioners of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

On warm days, class is held outdoors from 9 to 10 am: Virgil Flaim Park 2750 NE 125th St. (26th Ave NE), Seattle, WA 98125. For more information, email info@sam-ma.com or call 206-363-0471

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP for Peace

May 12, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Employees of Redmond's favorite tech giant show of their creative side with the classics of the Swing era. 

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

We play all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Come and enjoy wordplay with other logophiles!

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

A day of Mah Jongg, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Players of all skill levels welcome.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Knitting Book Club - My Name Is Mary Sutter

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join us to knit or crochet while we discuss the novel My Name Is Mary Sutter.

Mary is a brilliant, headstrong midwife who dreams of becoming a surgeon in 19th-century America. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine, Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C., to pursue her medical career.

Bring your own project or help us reach our goal of providing 200 hats for the homeless in December. New to knitting? Come at 6:30 and get a free lesson.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Study & Discussion Group

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

Join us to practice your 'cúpla focal' (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners as well as fluent speakers. 

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

African-American Writers' Alliance Reading

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for a reading with the African-American Writers' Alliance. The AAWA, a diverse and dynamic collective of Seattle-area writers of African descent, provides an informal and supportive forum for new and published writers.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Magic Monday

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Held the second Monday of the month, each show features the Pacific Northwest's finest magicians performing feats of mystery, wonder and the bizarre. With its origins in the theaters of London and New York, Magic Monday is a cabaret of conjuring in the intimate setting of our bookstore.

 
 
1:00pm
Ravenna

Rachel Kushner - The Mars Room

May 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Ravenna

The next author in our Spring Literary Luncheon series is Rachel Kushner, the twice National Book Award-nominated author of The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba.
 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 15, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether you speak French fluently or as a beginner, you are welcome to join these popular weekly sessions.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Elizabeth Hall - The Music of the Deep

May 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Fleeing an abusive marriage and tormented by ghosts of her past, Alexandra Turner finds solace in a small coastal town on Puget Sound and a job with a local marine biologist studying orcas. Then unexplained sounds and scents accumulate...

Fleeing an abusive marriage and tormented by her past, Alexandra Turner finds solace in a small coastal town on Puget Sound and a job with a local marine biologist studying orcas.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun with a group that meets every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Most games last less than 90 minutes so we can enjoy a change of pace. Bring a game you like to play or a new one you want us to try out together.

Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month. Come join the fun! 

 
 
7:00pm
Off-site

Seattle Reads: Homegoing - A Conversation With Yaa Gyasi

May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Off-site

In partnership with Seattle Reads, Third Place Books Seward Park is proud to present an evening with Yaa Gyasi, who will be discussing her recent novel Homegoing. The author will appear at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in conversation with local writer Lola E. Peters.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Joy Passanante - Through a Long Absence

May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Based on his emotional, honest, and occasionally humorous letters to his wife during World War II, Joy Passanante's Through a Long Absence: Words from My Father's Wars tells the story of one man coming of age as a young surgeon performing operations in tents under fire, struggling in St. Louis as a child bootlegger and the son of Sicilian immigrants, and taking up a passionate love affair with his Jewish wife.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Jes Baker - Landwhale

May 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is proud to host an evening with Jes 'The Militant' Baker, in conversation with Kim Selling of The Stranger. Jes will be reading from, discussing, and signing copies of her newest book, Landwhale.

By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body image movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman.
 

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 17, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other parents, gradparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 17, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Hola! Join advanced-to-beginning Spanish speakers for friendly, casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Fascism and Neoliberalism in the Age of Secession

May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for a panel discussion with authors Eva Cherniavsky (Neocitizenship), Shane Burley (Fascism Today: What It Is and How To End It), and Alexander Reid Ross (Against the Fascist Creep), moderated by Charu Charusheela of UW Bothell. This event is a part of Red May Seattle.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Sam Wiebe (in conv w/ Brian Thornton) - Cut You Down

May 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

In conversation with Seattle mystery writer Brian Thornton (Book of Bastards; Seattle Noir)


Tabitha Sorenson is missing.

The bright but unstable student disappeared in the aftermath of a scandal involving millions of dollars in college funds, and her professor, Dana Essex, hires Vancouver PI Dave Wakeland to track down the student she just can't forget. When Wakeland discovers Tabitha has in fact stolen the money and is hiding out with her lover, Essex is crushed to learn that Tabitha is in love with someone else.

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Sheri Roberts Greimes and JoMomma "Blues" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

 

The Northwest's powerhouse vocalist Sheri and her band deliver an eclectic list of tunes in a unique signature style.

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
 
8:30am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 19, 2018 - 8:30am

Lake Forest Park

A regular class for Ta'i Chi practitioners of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

On warm days, class is held outdoors from 9 to 10 am: Virgil Flaim Park 2750 NE 125th St. (26th Ave NE), Seattle, WA 98125. For more information, email info@sam-ma.com or call 206-363-0471

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP for Peace

May 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Julia Eckels

May 19, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
3:00pm
Seward Park

Susan Elderkin - Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington

May 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening with author and adventurer Susan Elderkin, discussing her new family-friendly hiking guide, Best Hikes With Kids: Western Washington.

Whether you're looking for the best hikes to hug a really big tree; take a fun and refreshing dip; see birds, animals, or waterfalls; go on a winter day; or stuff yourself with berries, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington has you covered.

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Two Scoops Combo "Boogie Woogie" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

A blend of rollicking boogie-woogie humor balanced with sincere heartfelt blues.

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 20, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

We play all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Come and enjoy wordplay with other logophiles!

 
 
1:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Turkish Conversation

May 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

Lake Forest Park

 

Do you miss chatting with friends in your native Turkish? Do you speak Turkish as a second language and want conversation practice? Come meet new and old friends for tea or coffee, and enjoy conversation in Turkish.
We meet the First and Third Sunday of the month at Third Place Commons.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Story Time for Grown Ups!

May 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

On Sunday, May 20, 7 p.m, David Wright of the Seattle Public Library will be reading A Jury of Her Peers, by Susan Glaspell. Story Time for Grown Ups happens every third Sunday here at Third Place Books Seward Park.

It was clear she'd killed her husband, but no man could find the evidence that would convict her. Based on an actual murder case that Glaspell covered as a reporter, this 1917 suspense tale has been hailed as a landmark in feminist crime fiction.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 21, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

A day of Mah Jongg, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Players of all skill levels welcome.

 
 
11:00am
Lake Forest Park

PJ Library Song & Storytime

May 21, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

Join us every Monday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library!

PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

May 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere. 

Every third and fourth monday of the month.

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German Group Leader:Jenny Schleusner (jensch7@hotmail.com)

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Booze & Lasers Book Club - Six Wakes

May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us in a discussion on this month's book, Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required. The Booze & Lasers book club meets on the third Monday of every month.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Literary Book Club - Go, Went, Gone

May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

An unforgettable German bestseller about the European refugee crisis: "Erpenbeck will get under your skin" (Washington Post Book World)
 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

CANCELLED! - LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery : Storytime for Grownups)

May 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Tonight's edition of LoLS (League of Literary Snobbery) has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 22, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether you speak French fluently or as a beginner, you are welcome to join these popular weekly sessions.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Diane Gillespie - Stories for Getting Back to Sleep

May 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In Stories for Getting Back to Sleep, educational psychologist Diane Gillespie, PhD, uses her knowledge and understanding of stories to craft sleep scenarios designed to help people fall back to sleep in the middle of the night. The stories are set in relaxing places conducive to sleep: cozy mountain cabins, luxurious spas, a tropical beach, an overstuffed chair in a Victorian Bed and Breakfast.

 
 
1:00pm
Ravenna

Simon Winchester - The Perfectionists

May 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Ravenna

The next author in our Spring Literary Luncheon series is Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa and The Men Who United the States.

His latest, The Perfectionists, traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement — precision — in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 23, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun with a group that meets every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Most games last less than 90 minutes so we can enjoy a change of pace. Bring a game you like to play or a new one you want us to try out together.

Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month. Come join the fun! 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Billy Mac - My Oh My! The Dave Niehaus Story

May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This reverent reflection on the life and work of Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster, Dave Niehaus begins in his childhood and takes us through his celebrated career. For more than three decades in Seattle, until his death in 2010, his lyrical play-by-play was a nightly inspiration to the fans.Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma, it s grand salami time!

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Amber Casali - Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts

May 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

This new guide to hiking the fire lookouts of Washington's Cascades and Olympics is the quintessential Northwest guide and will appeal to a wide range of hikers. Features of Hiking Washington's Fire Lookouts include: 
- 44 fire lookouts--those that feature access by trail 
- All lookouts are accessible during the typical summer season 
- Only lookouts that are still standing--no hiking up to a barren mound of broken concrete! 
- Routes are not technical--hikers just need boots, trekking poles, and, probably, lunch 

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 24, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other parents, gradparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 24, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Hola! Join advanced-to-beginning Spanish speakers for friendly, casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Sandhya Menon - From Twinkle, with Love

May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Sandhya Menon and her newest book, From Twinkle, with Love on Thursday, May 24th at 7pm.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Haiku Northwest

May 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

This project is supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture/ King County Lodging Tax. Thank you! 

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

PJ Library Song & Story Time

May 25, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us every Friday at 11am for songs and stories with a storyteller from PJ Library! PJ Library Song & Story Times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books.  
 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Colonels of Truth "Bluegrass" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 25, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Six-piece band paying a mix of traditional and modern tunes. You'll dance to classics like Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Stanley Brothers, to modern bluegrass like Steeldrivers and Old Crow Medicine Show, to pop tunes from Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, and Queen, all done in the bluegrass style.

Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 

 
 
8:30am
Lake Forest Park

T'ai Chi Class

May 26, 2018 - 8:30am

Lake Forest Park

A regular class for Ta'i Chi practitioners of all ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome on a weekly or drop-in basis.

On warm days, class is held outdoors from 9 to 10 am: Virgil Flaim Park 2750 NE 125th St. (26th Ave NE), Seattle, WA 98125. For more information, email info@sam-ma.com or call 206-363-0471

 
 
10:00am
Lake Forest Park

LFP for Peace

May 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Lake Forest Park

 
 
11:00am
Ravenna

Saturday Morning Story Time - Ilan Speizer

May 26, 2018 - 11:00am

Ravenna

Join us for singing, reading, laughing, and fun.

Every Saturday morning at 11AM. All are welcome!

 
 
7:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Route 66 Big Band "Swing" - Live Music brought to you by Third Place Commons!

May 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Lake Forest Park

A Third Place Commons favorite bringing you all the hits of the Swing Years and bowling you over with their wall of sound! 


Thank you to Merlone Geier and our community music sponsors.

 
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11:00am
Lake Forest Park

Sunday Morning Wordplay

May 27, 2018 - 11:00am

Lake Forest Park

We play all kinds of word games, from Prolix and Wordsters to Fictionary and Word on the Street. Come and enjoy wordplay with other logophiles!

 
 
3:00pm
Seward Park

Reading With Rover

May 27, 2018 - 3:00pm

Seward Park

Love to read? Having trouble reading? Try reading with a friend! Join us on Sunday, May 27th at 3pm at our Seward Park location for a special visit from our canine (and human) friends from Reading With Rover.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

James Pogue - Chosen Country

May 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

In a remote corner of Oregon, James Pogue found himself at the heart of a rebellion. Granted unmatched access by Ammon Bundy to the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Pogue witnessed the fallout of communities riven by politics and the danger (and allure) of uncompromising religious belief. In a raw and restless narrative that roams the same wild terrain as his literary forebears Edward Abbey and Hunter S.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Kaepernick's Reading List Book Club - Black Looks: Race and Representation

May 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Welcome back to Kaepernick's Reading List, a book group for curious people interested in justice and equality (a love for football is optional). Join us the last Sunday of every month in reading some of the books that inspired Colin Kaepernick to activism. We'll continue our search for insight and equity by reading and discussing Black Looks: Race and Representation by bell hooks on Sunday, May 27th at 7pm.

You can find out more about the list here.

 
 
9:00am
Lake Forest Park

Mah Jongg

May 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Lake Forest Park

A day of Mah Jongg, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Players of all skill levels welcome.

 
 
5:00pm
Lake Forest Park

German Conversation

May 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

Lake Forest Park

A chance for speakers of all levels to practice in a supportive atmosphere. 

Every third and fourth monday of the month.

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German Group Leader:Jenny Schleusner (jensch7@hotmail.com)

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

No Science on Tap!

May 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

There will be no event in May due to the Memorial Day Holiday.

Click here for more information about Science on Tap, including upcoming speakers and topics.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Lit Wits: A Teen Book Club - Of Fire and Stars

May 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Join bookseller Avery for snacks and chats on Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. Ages 13-19 recommended, no purchase required. The Lit Wits meet on the last Monday of every month.

An atmospheric and romantic debut fantasy perfect for fans of Ash and The Winner's Curse.

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Irish Study & Discussion Group

May 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

 

Join us to practice your 'cúpla focal' (couple of words) with cairde (friends). Fáilte (welcome) to beginners as well as fluent speakers. 

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

French Conversation

May 29, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Whether you speak French fluently or as a beginner, you are welcome to join these popular weekly sessions.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Aki Kurose Annual Poetry Slam!

May 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is honored to host Aki Kurose Middle School's Annual Poetry Slam on Tuesday, May 29th at 7pm.

Students will be performing their own poetry.

 
 
6:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Third Place Commons Game Night

May 30, 2018 - 6:00pm

Lake Forest Park

Join the fun with a group that meets every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Most games last less than 90 minutes so we can enjoy a change of pace. Bring a game you like to play or a new one you want us to try out together.

Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month. Come join the fun! 

 
 
7:00pm
Lake Forest Park

Peter Stark - Young Washington

May 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Lake Forest Park

With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, bestselling author Peter Stark (Astoria) presents a new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew.

Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War--a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

RAVENNA - Book Club - Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant

May 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Dispatches from Pluto is a book as unique as the Delta itself. It's lively, entertaining, and funny, containing a travel writer's flair for in-depth reporting alongside insightful reflections on poverty, community, and race. It's also a love story, as the nomadic Grant learns to settle down. He falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home. Mississippi, Grant concludes, is the best-kept secret in America.

 
 
7:00pm
Seward Park

Third Place Book Club with Andrea Dunlop - She Regrets Nothing

May 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

Seward Park

Third Place Books Seward Park is proud to present the Third Place Book Club, a monthly book club where authors come to discuss their books. In the month of May, Andrea Dunlop will be joining us to discuss her book, She Regrets Nothing. The Third Place Book Club meets the last Wednesday of every month. Drink specials are available from Raconteur during book clubs and author readings, so grab a glass and join us for a lively literary discussion. Every month our selected titles are discounted 20% through the date of the book club.

 
 
10:30am
Lake Forest Park

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

May 31, 2018 - 10:30am

Lake Forest Park

Join other parents, gradparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

 
 
5:30pm
Lake Forest Park

Spanish Conversation

May 31, 2018 - 5:30pm

Lake Forest Park

Hola! Join advanced-to-beginning Spanish speakers for friendly, casual conversation.

 
 
7:00pm
Ravenna

Maxim Loskutoff - Come West and See

May 31, 2018 - 7:00pm

Ravenna

Come West and See is a work both timely and timeless. Set in the Redoubt, an isolated triangle of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming where an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge escalates into a separatist uprising, these stories explore the loneliness, insecurity, and frustration inherent to love and heartbreak. A lakeside wedding drunkenly devolves into a cruel charade; an unemployed carpenter joins a militia after his wife leaves him; and a former soldier raises the daughter of a dead comrade in a bunker beneath an abandoned farm.