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Banned! Books in Drag

Shelf Talk

The Seattle Public Library is very excited for our upcoming event “Banned! Books in Drag” that will be taking place on Sept 27th, 2014 at Neighbours Nightclub in Capitol Hill. This free event will be hosted by The Stranger’s David Schmader and will feature some of Seattle’s favorite drag performers and comics giving performances inspired by their favorite works of literature.

AleksaWe recently caught up with one of the performers, Aleksa Manila, and asked her about her early literary experiences, her favorite books, and why she’s excited to take part in this awesome Library event.

Here’s what she had to say!

Seattle Public Library: Aleksa, what was your 1st LGBTQ book?

Aleksa Manila: My first LGBTQ book was a compilation of writings from Langston Hughes, which was gifted to me from gay friends for my birthday.

SPL: What was the 1st book that made you blush?

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20 FREE YA and Classic Audiobook Downloads – Starts Today!

Must remember to do!!

Push to Talk

Do you love to listen to audiobooks?
Do you like FREE books?

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SYNC YA Literature into Your Earphones –
2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week!

May 15– August 20, 2014
Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.  Each week from May 15 – August 20, 2014, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads – a current titled paired with a classic title.

BUT HURRY!
Each pair are only available to download for one week, so don’t miss out on these free audiobooks!

Here’s the complete list of titles.sync_poster

What books are you excited to listen to this summer?sync_icon

Remember – You can check out and download audiobooks
(and ebooks) with your Seattle Public Library card for FREE 24/7.

 

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Ballard HS Art Show “Spilled Ink” @ Ballard Library!

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The Ballard High School Art Show, “Spilled Ink,” is on display at the Ballard Library until next Saturday, May 10th.

Spilled Ink: Ballard High School Music and Art Night

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 6 – 9 p.m.

Live music! Art! Literature! You are invited to Ballard for an after-hours music and art night.

For the past seven years, the Ballard Branch has hosted the Ballard High School Art Show. This year, the branch’s Teen Advisers have transformed it into a show for INK Magazine, Ballard High School’s annual art and literary journal.

Enjoy art, literature and a night of live music including: Golden Years, No Not Really, Yellow Peril, the Ballard Ukelele Club and Ghetto Blaster.

Here is a not quite definitive list of Ballard High Students whose work has contributed to this show, please encourage them to come see their work:

Visual Artists: Amedeo Alberio, Emily…

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