Today’s PubliCalendar picks for political nerds:

People’s Library Opening Day

Budget cuts have forced a one-week shutdown of all Seattle Public Libraries, so for one week, the People’s Library has a monopoly on the book-lending game. Today, they’re celebrating their opening with music for the adults, storytime and crafts for the kids, and snacks for everybody.

People’s Library, Monday, August 27, 10am-8pm, through Friday, September 1, 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Douglass-Truth Library, 2300 E Yesler Way. Free.

Tomorrow’s PubliCalendar picks for political nerds:

West Seattle Town Hall with Mayor Mike McGinn

Following the pattern of a pair of West Seattle Town Halls from this past spring, Mayor Mike McGinn and staff will answer questions for about an hour and a half after some tabling by local organizations and a brief, mystery performance by a yet-unnamed youth group.

Mayor’s Town Hall, Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-8pm, Southwest Teen Life Center, 2801 SW Thistle St. Free.

Passing the Torch with the National Women’s Political Caucus

The Washington chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus is holding a fundraiser tomorrow evening to honor their outgoing legislative champions and introduce their 2012 endorsements. Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown is the keynote speaker.

Celebrate Freeway Park

Make your own paper kite, listen to live music by Anthony Mack,Industrial RevelationMichael Powers and Pasquale, and enjoy free ice cream and pretzels while they last at this celebration of downtown Seattle's Freeway Park. 

Celebrate Freeway Park, 11:00 am-3:00 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 700 Seneca St. Free. 

Passing the Torch, Tuesday, August 28, 6-8pm, Wine World Event Space, 400 NE 45th Street, Seattle, Donation levels $35, $50, and $100.

Roosevelt Bike Lane Open House

Tomorrow, the Seattle Department of Transportation is touching base with the Maple Leaf neighborhood about a proposal to add a bike lane on the east side of Roosevelt Way NE between 75th and 85th; the plan would also create more room for buses to pull out of traffic.

Roosevelt Bike Lane Open House, Tuesday, August 28, 7-8:30pm, Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE. Free.