Let’s Go Swim an Ice Mile with a U.S. Record Holder!

February 21 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Join local open water swimmer, Melissa Kegler, as she discusses safety for cold-water swimming, what the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is and more as she seeks icier goals around the Puget Sound and the globe.

Please register through King County Library System’s website. This is an in-person and online event. Zoom link will be emailed prior to the program.

Details

Date:
February 21
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Website:
https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/6396669e25d0283000442317

Organizer

Skyway Library
Phone:
(206) 772-5541
Website:
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12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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Study Zone: Tutoring for K-12

Volunteer tutors provide homework help in the library for grades K-12. They can also give language support for homework or translation in many languages.

Students may drop in any time during Tutor hours. Look for volunteers wearing the Tutor t-shirt.


Author Visit: How Comics Can Tell a Story

February 7 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Join author Kiku Hughes to honor the Day of Remembrance of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II through discussing her graphic novel, Displacement. 

Explore the effects these incarceration camps had on the nikkei community, and how comics have been a vital part of telling this story since the 1940s.

Registration not required.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email [email protected] at least seven days before the event. Automated closed captioning is always available for online events.

Free
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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Family Dance Party!

January 2 @ 10:30 am 11:15 am

Eli Rosenblatt combines music, movement and imagination in a high energy mix for all ages. Salsa, Samba, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Klezmer and other styles from around the world create a spontaneous, joyful atmosphere.

Sponsored by Friends of the Skyway Library.

Please register or call (206) 772-5541. Space is limited.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email [email protected] at least seven days before the event. Automated closed captioning is always available for online events.

Free
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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Game On!

December 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Play video games on Nintendo Switch or Xbox 360! We’ve got Donkey Kong, Minecraft, Mario Kart 8, Overcooked, and more. Don’t miss out!

Registration not required.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email [email protected] at least seven days before the event. Automated closed captioning is always available for online events.

Free
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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Renton Goes to College at the Skyway Library

December 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

“You can go to college, too! Attend Renton Technical College’s presentation and learn about free tuition and resources for everyone to get a quality education and career. Discuss how to get help applying for aid and accessing education for low to no cost.”

Please register. Drop-ins welcome. Safety guidelines and current protocols followed.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email [email protected] at least seven days before the event.

Free
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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Puppets Please Marionettes

December 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am 11:00 am

“Have your camera ready as colorful handcrafted marionettes sing and dance, roller skate, and chat face-to-face with children in an interactive in-the-round variety show!”

Sponsored by Friends of the Skyway Library.

Please register total number of people in your group. Walk-ins accepted as space allows.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email [email protected]
at least seven days before the event.

Free
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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Holiday Crafting Party Drop-in

December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Stop by Skyway Library’s meeting room anytime on Sunday, December 11 between 1-4 p.m. for:
❄️ Fun crafts like coffee-filter snowflakes and magic color scratch snowman ornaments
🖍️ Winter-themed activity sheets and coloring pages
📮 Letters to Santa with mailbox
🍿 Yummy snacks and drinks
⛄ Skyway Indoor Cinema screening of the Disney animated short film “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure”
 
Free, all ages welcome! Part of our Winter Takeover series.

Details

Date:
December 11, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Series:
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://mywesthill.org/winter-takeover-2022-events-and-contests/

Organizer

West Hill Community Association
Email:
contact@mywesthill.org
Website:
View Organizer Website
12601 76th Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98178 United States
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(206) 772-5541
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West Hill Reads banner for AANHPI Month 2021

West Hill Reads: AANHPI Month 2021

by WHCA Communications Committee

May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, which is extra special for Skyway-West Hill because over one-third of our wonderful neighbors identify as Asian American or Pacific Islander. We celebrate and recognize those who have made our community a better place to live – from the Japanese family who survived incarceration in a World War II internment camp to reclaim their business which turned into a local icon, to the Vietnamese immigrant whose hard work and talent eventually led to the opening of her own restaurant in the heart of Skyway which has recently exploded in popularity.

We asked Hailey (Public Services Assistant) and Jennifer (Teen Services Librarian) from Skyway Library to help us find some great books available at the library that showcase some incredible AANHPI authors, illustrators, and stories. They did not disappoint – see their excellent picks for readers of all ages below. And don’t forget, now that the library is open, Hailey wants to remind you that you can stop by the library and see all of the great AANHPI books on display inside, and check one out today without the wait!

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West Hill Reads: Earth Month 2021

by WHCA Communications Committee

Sure, you’ve been following our Meatless Monday suggestions and green tips on social media, and you already added your name to the 2021 WHCA Litter Challenge pledge, but now you need some fresh ideas for how to continue doing your part for Earth Month and beyond. Look no further than our own library! Let’s take a look at some of the books, ebooks, and audiobooks you can access for free with your library card to amp up your Earth Month know-how.

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West Hill Reads: Winter 2020

by Cindy Subjeck

Happy 2020 and welcome to our new feature, “West Hill Reads”! It is in the spirit of community that West Hill Community Association (WHCA) and King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to make literary recommendations featuring historically significant events that are important to our community. The goal is to inform, engage, and to educate the younger population of Skyway and the entire unincorporated West Hill area.

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18 Wonderful West Hill Moments from 2018

by Devin Chicras

In 2018, your friends at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association had a banner year. From successfully partnering with teens to boost voter registration and turnout to leading community cleanups, neighborhood forums and highly anticipated events like our annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema festival and Halloween party, the year just flew by.

So we paused for just a bit to take a look back at some of the most wonderful, surprising, and memorable moments of last year (in absolutely no particular order). How many do you remember?

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Partnering with Teens and Dinos to Maximize West Hill’s Midterm Turnout

by Devin Chicras

Our first year in King County Elections’ and Seattle Foundation’s Voter Education Fund cohort was full of memorable moments – from being blown away by the creativity and brilliance of our High School Voter Advocate partners at Renton High School and Talley High School to stopping traffic on election day with our T-Rex in front of Skyway Library.

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