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What’s happening at the Greenwood Library

Plenty of classes coming up at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
On Thursday, “Learn How to Reduce Stress with Hypnotherapy.” Hypnotherapist Gail Sparlin will discuss and demonstrate self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques from 6-7 p.m. Free. For more information call the branch at 206-684-4086.
The Greenwood Library has a full slate of free basic computer classes coming up:

  • Tuesday, Feb.1, 6-7:30 p.m.: Computer Basics 1 – Learn how to use a computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: Computer Basics 2 – Learn how to use basic features of the Windows software operating system. The session will cover using the toolbars, scroll bar and text boxes.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.: Internet Basics 1 – Learn how to navigate a Web page and how to use Web browsers and search engines.
  • Tuesday, March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: Internet Basics 2 – Learn how to find information using Web directories and search engines.

The Greenwood Library is not one of the many libraries offering free tax assistance with the help of United Way of King County and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), but nearby branches are:

  • Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089; 4-7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, starting Thursday, Feb. 3.
  • Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N. 206-684-7519; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, starting Friday, Feb. 4. Note: hours for tax help on Feb. 5 are 12:30-4 p.m.; no help is offered Feb. 12.

Trained volunteers will answer questions and help prepare personal tax returns (not business returns).
The Central Library downtown is offering a free SAT practice test, in collaboration with Kaplan, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5.

There will be a follow-up session from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Central Library, Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. Attendance is required on both days.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking will be available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Each student should come prepared with a pencil, eraser, calculator and snack.
Students will take a practice test at the first session and will receive their test scores and tips on how to improve their scores at the second session. Scores are confidential.

And in case you missed last week’s news, you can now download free music through Seattle Public Library’s Freegal Music, which includes 500,00 songs from Sony Music artists.

Freegal Music is an online database that provides access to songs from Sony Music. The music files are DRM-free and do not expire, and are compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, iPads and other MP3-compatible devices.
Seattle Public Library cardholders are eligible for three MP3 downloads per week. A Library card number and PIN is necessary to access and download songs.