Meteorological meeting at the Northeast Library this week

Are you a fan of the atmospherical sciences?

Weather you are or or not*, there is a meeting of The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at the Northeast Library (6801 35th Ave NE) this Wednesday, November 2.

From the Cliff Mass Weather Blog:

The Puget Sound Chapter of the American Meteorological Society will be meeting on Wednesday, November 2 at the Northeast Branch of the Seattle Public Library at 6:30 PM. UW Graduate Student Luke Madaus will describe the new dual-polarization products available from the newly upgraded National Weather Service radars. All welcome.

More information about AMS Puget Sound Chapter meetings can be found on their schedule page.


*We’re big fans of homonyms. And bad puns.

November Story Time schedule for the Northeast Library now available

Who has two hands and loves Story Time?!

Northeast Library Children’s Services Librarian, Erica Delavan, sent out the November schedule for children’s story times last week, via email:

Toddler Story Time (Geared for ages 1-3)
Thursdays, November 3, 10, 17 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m.
No Story Time on November 24 (Thanksgiving)

Preschool Story Time (Geared for ages 3-5)
Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Pajamas & Puppets (All Ages)
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

But wait! There’s MORE:

Family Story Time at the Northgate Mall!
I will be doing the Story Time at Northgate Mall this coming Friday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m. Join me for stories, songs and silliness! I even hear that Clifford, The Big Red Dog will be making an appearance! So join me at the north entrance between Azteca and California Pizza Kitchen on Friday.

Upcoming events at the Northeast Library (with PJ Story Time tonight!)

Some events of note happening in the next couple weeks at the Northeast Library (6801 35th Avenue NE):

Pajama Story Time TONIGHT

Weekly Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers at the Northeast Library are on break until March 1st while Children’s Librarian Erica Delavan is out visiting area schools.

Lucky for us connoisseurs of Story Time, there is a Pajama Story Time this evening, from 7-7:30 PM.

From the Northeast Library events calendar:

It is pajama story time at the Northeast Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children’s librarian, who will be wearing pajamas, too!

Jammify your kids (and yourself) right after dinner, and get ready for a good time.

Presidents Day is Monday, February 21 – Libraries are CLOSED

Another good reason to head to the library this week: There’s a three-day weekend coming up. Do you have enough reading material?!

Seattle Opera Preview, Tuesday, February 22

The Seattle Opera’s next production is Massenet’s Don Quixote (runs February 26 through March 12). You can catch a preview at the Northeast Library from 6:30-7:30 PM on Tuesday, February 22.

Halloween activities this week at the Northeast Library

Halloween is coming up on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t put their costumes on earlier in the week!

The Northeast Library (6801 35th Ave NE) has FOUR upcoming Halloween activities for your boys and ghouls to enjoy.

Both Story Times this week will include some Not-So-Spooky stories. Costumes are encouraged, and Children’s Services Librarian Erica will be wearing one herself!

  • Tuesday, October 26 at 10:30 am – Preschool Story Time (geared for ages 3-5)
  • Thursday, October 28 at 10:15 & 11:15 am – Toddler Story Time (geared for ages 1-3)

The Northeast Library is also participating in the Wedgwood Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Friday, October 29 from 4-6 pm.

And, last but not least, the library will also receive trick-or-treaters during their open hours on Halloween itself (October 31, from 1-5pm).


We’ll also mention that on Saturday, October 30, at 10:15 am, Children’s Librarian Marita will be back to treat you to more Spanish and English stories and songs.

Thank to you Erica for the information for this post!

City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen at the Northeast Library next Saturday

City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen has been making the rounds to various libraries this month, holding conversations with citizens about Our Fair City. Next Saturday, October 30, from noon-2pm, he’ll be at the Northeast Library (6801 35th Ave NE) to chat with YOU.

CM Rasmussen (far left) at the Green Lake Library conversation on October 16. Photo courtesy Amy Duncan at (Click photo to read her post on this meeting.)

From the Council News Release (October 4, 2010):

SEATTLE – Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will spend several upcoming Saturdays in the community at Seattle Public Library locations, listening to residents. These informal conversations will take many different directions, with all topics on the table.

“I sincerely hope people will take advantage of this opportunity to have informal yet meaningful conversations about our City,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. “I’d like to hear people’s thoughts regarding next year’s budget, transportation issues, as well as other topics relevant to Seattleites.”

This informal conversation is being held the day before Halloween. No word on whether he’ll be dressing up or not*.


*I’m guessing NOT.

Libraries Reopen Tuesday, NE Branch Story Times Off Until October

The Northeast Library reopens on Tuesday!  Yay!

Strap the kids into the mini-van Volvo station wagon and head on down to 6801 35th Ave NE to return that overdue copy of Harold and the Purple Crayon, but if you’re expecting to go to Story Time…

Tall as a Tree!

…you’re out of luck.

Wide as a...wait a second...

Children’s Librarian Erica Delavan will be spending some of her time this month catching up from the closure and visiting local elementary schools.  Story Times will resume the first week of October.

Erica recommends, in the meantime:

Begin with Books kits: Check out thematic kits for toddlers and preschoolers. More information on how to reserve these kits is here. []

That link will be open on Tuesday, too.