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For Today

Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

Spokane-based teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbet will discuss Ancient Places, his latest book about the Pacific Northwest's natural history.

Catch him Tuesday evening at the central library branch in downtown Seattle, as he travels back in time to fossil riches, Ice Age floods, the Willamette Meteorite, and the 1872 Earthquake.

Jack Nisbet Discusses 'Ancient Places', Tue, June 9, 7pm, Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

For Wednesday

SDOT Presents: 'Build a Better Block'

SDOT's Where Are We Going? series is back for its fourth installment, featuring the Better Block's Jason Roberts, who will offer insight on how Seattle—you guessed it—can 'Build a Better Block.' 

The Better Block project started as a resource to show cities how their blocks could be revived—improving area safety, health, and economics. Roberts will explain how the project brings together community resources and converts blocks into walkable, bikeable neighborhood destinations for people of all ages. Register  and learn how Seattle can do the same. 

Build a Better Block: Rethinking Streets & Sidewalks as a Social Setting, Wed, June 10, 6pm, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Free

Advance Notice for June 15

The State of Civil Liberties in the Supreme Court

This ACLU-sponsored event discusses April’s gay marriage Supreme Court hearings and other vital cases in the  higher courts. National ACLU legal director Steve Shapiro will discuss government surveillance, the Hobby Lobby decision, voting rights, and injustice in the criminal system.

Find out how our civil liberties are changing—Shapiro will use his counsel expertise to break down all that courtroom jargon.  

The State of Civil Liberties in Supreme Court, Mon, June 15, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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