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Entries from January 2017

Ladies Musical Club – Free Public Concerts in February

January 31st, 2017 by Support Staff

The musicians of the

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Seattle Public Library Foundation College Scholarships

January 29th, 2017 by Support Staff

Seattle high school seniors and college undergraduates are invited to enter an essay scholarship competition created by The Seattle Public Library Foundation to honor civic leader Stimson Bullitt.

The fourth annual Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship seeks essays that explore civic courage. Essays may be submitted online through 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2017. Three scholarships will be awarded: the author of the winning essay will receive $5,000, and the authors of the two second-place essays will each receive $2,500.

The competition is open to high school seniors and college undergraduate students who live, work or attend school in Seattle. Participants must have a Library card issued by The Seattle Public Library.

Winners will be announced in June 2017, and winning essays will be added to the collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at the Central Library. Blue ribbon scholarship judges include authors Sherman Alexie, Paula Becker, Jon Krakauer and Jonathan Raban.

The Library Foundation created the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition to commemorate Bullitt’s dedication to the community and his appreciation of individuals who were willing to go against public opinion and take a stand to better the world.

“This civic courage essay contest is a most fitting tribute to his legacy,” said Jonna Ward, CEO of the Library Foundation. “Stim’s commitment and generosity helped build and sustain important Seattle institutions like the Seattle Parks Foundation, the Bullitt Foundation and the Library Foundation. We are happy to honor his contributions to the Seattle community.”

Bullitt, who died in 2009, was a lawyer, decorated soldier, outdoorsman, civil rights activist, developer, philanthropist, broadcaster, environmentalist and community leader in Seattle. He believed that courageous civic leadership could improve the lives of people in our community now and in the future.

Bullitt saw the Library as an institution that embodied his commitment to equality of opportunity for all. Through his significant bequest to the Library Foundation, his commitment lives on in programs, resources and opportunities at the Library.

For full contest rules, visit the scholarship competition website.

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May the Force be with you: How to start the New Year with a healthy mind

January 26th, 2017 by Support Staff

By Bonnie Shultz, clinical mental health therapist, Group Health.

We know starting the New Year off with good, healthy habits is an important goal for many, but most New Year

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Plant-for-the-Planet: Kids as Climate Justice Ambassadors

January 11th, 2017 by hillaryu

January 26, 2017 from 6:45pm to 9pm
Location: Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, Social Hall downstairs , 8008 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
Doors open at 6:45 pm, program starts at 7pm.

Plant-for-the-Planet is a global initiative comprised of youth from over 70 countries. Over 18,000 students have been through the academy and have joined forces as leaders of the Official Tree-Planting Campaign of the United Nations. The Seattle event on May 24, 2013 was the first Plant-for-the-Planet Academy in the United States beyond the East Coast.

The foundation is governed by children and supported by adults, and believes everyone can do something to reverse climate change. They believe that together

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