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The Seattle Public Library

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Central Library, 1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
(206) 386-4636

Upcoming Events

May 2017

Annie Proulx

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pulitzer-prize winning writer Annie Proulx will be presented the 2016 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award and read from her latest novel, "Barkskins." In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a native woman and their descendants live trapped…

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Torrey Pines Screening with Live Musical Score

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a free screening of local filmmaker Clyde Petersen's stop-motion animated film "Torrey Pines" with a live musical score. "Torrey Pines" is a stop-motion animated feature film by director Clyde Petersen. Based on a true story, the film is a queer punk coming-of-age tale, taking place in Southern California in the early 1990s. Torrey Pines is presented with a live musical score by Clyde Petersen, Zach Burba, Jacob Jaffe, Lori Goldston and special guests. Clyde Petersen is a…

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Jim Henson Con

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a free, all-ages event, Jim Henson Con, to celebrate Henson's legacy in a fun, participatory way. Costumes and Puppets encouraged! This event is co-sponsored by GeekGirlCon. Day of Show Schedule Auditorium: 10:00 am: Welcome 11:00 am: “Labyrinth” sing along with Evan J. Peterson 1:00pm: Break/Crafts 2:00 pm: Jennifer Carroll/Dragon dance 2:30 pm: Rachel Jackson/Vox Fabuli 3:00 pm: Karen Prell 3:30 pm: Jason Mondine/Zoo Pack 4:00 pm: “Rainbow Connection” close-out 4:30pm: Costume/puppet Runway/Prizes Level 3/LivingRoom purple carpet area:…

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