Ticket Alert

Seattle Public Library's Booktoberfest Returns

Like its titular portmanteau suggests, the event series combines books and beer.

10/07/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Autumn Preview

30 Seattle Events to Catch This Fall

From a monthlong festival at Town Hall to Bon Iver to fresh takes on Jane Austen and 'Dracula,' this season is packed.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 12–15

A trumpeter adds spoken word to jazz classics, a cartoonist draws 23 Seattle neighborhoods, and boozy popsicles takeover a rooftop bar.

08/12/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Explainer

The Seattle Public Library Has a Long, Illustrious History

(Practically) everything you’ve ever wanted to know about our bookish institution—including the levy on your ballot.

07/23/2019 By Jaime Archer

Monthly Planner

10 Seattle Events to Catch This June

Our conductor says farewell, Tacocat’s back, and Hannah Gadsby follows up Nanette.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Quote Unquote

Citizen University Founder Eric Liu Preaches the Good Word of Civic Engagement

"Democracy works only when enough of us believe democracy works. That’s it!”

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

YOUR BEST SHOT

Reader's Lens May 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be...

04/23/2019

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do March 15–17

Story time for adults, a pop concert at the Moore, and a Muslim chaplain-turned-rapper.

03/15/2019 By Gwen Hughes

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do November 30–December 2

A winter beer fest, comic folk, and English goth-pop.

11/29/2018 By Gwen Hughes

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 23–26

Literary bingo, some big political questions, and a punk show in a record shop.

07/23/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work July 16–19

The poetry in Seattle traffic, recent developments in Russian eloquence, and learning more about moms.

07/16/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Hidden Seattle

You Can Practice Piano Inside the Seattle Public Library

And these private rooms are uniquely Seattle.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week February 8–14

Listen to a master author read his latest novel, check out some budding Seattle bands, and enjoy a rock concert on the day of love.

02/08/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What Causes Runaway Inequality?

Today's picks for civic nerds

01/30/2015 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Events May 12–18

Norwegian Constitution Day, a fabulous poetry foursome, and a "wizard rock" band: the best ways to spend your week without spending much.

05/12/2014 By Conor Romack

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ellen Forney

The Seattle cartoonist, newly anointed a Stranger Genius, explores the relationship between art and pain.

11/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Checking Facts and Clutching Pearls

Our daily roundup.

10/26/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Shopping Fundraiser

Magnuson Park Book Sale

Friends of the Seattle Public Library hosts grand-scale garage sale of library goods.

06/14/2012 By Amanda Austin

City Hall

Seattle Library: Budget Cuts Are Impacting Library Use

Seattle library officials outline a grim forecast if the library system doesn't get sustainable funding.

02/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Tech News

Get Library Books on Your Kindle

I swear I had this idea a year ago…

09/22/2011 By Laura Dannen