For Monday

R. M. Campbell on Seattle's Civic, Artistic History

Do you know of the Beer and Culture Society, the group of thinkers who would eventually become Allied Arts? Ever heard of Allied Arts? They only helped usher in a citywide artistic and cultural transformation starting in the 1950s.

R. M. Campbell was an original member of Allied Arts and has written a book about it: Stirring Up Seattle: Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape. He is joined by another original Allied Arts member, Mary Coney, as well as Town Hall founder David Brewster, and former Seattle mayor Wes Uhlman to discuss the importance of citizen activism.

R. M. Campbell with David Brewster, Mon, Nov 10, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

John Hockenberry

Washington Access fund celebrates its 10th anniversary with John Hockenberry, host of Public Radio International's "The Takeaway." WAF has given over $2 million in microloans to people with disabilities, and Hockenberry will mark the occasion with his talk entitled, "The Future of Universal Design, Assistive Technology, and Disability Rights."

Before the talk, come check out the Assistive Technology Exhibit in the Great Hall.

John Hockenberry, Tues, Nov 11, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for November 15

The "Better Book" Holiday Sale

There is nothing quite like gifting your family member a thoughtful and/or challenging read for Christmas when they were hoping for a gadget, or at least a gift card.

Friends of the Seattle Public Library's holiday sale is a great place to find interesting or otherwise rare books, as well as cheap "nearly new" DVDs.

And the other gifting is that the event helps raise funds on behalf of the Seattle Public Library.

The "Better Book" Holiday Sale, Sat, Nov 15, 9am–5pm, North Seattle College Cafeteria, 9600 College Way N, Free

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