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Library branches hosting ‘Urban Self-Reliance’ workshops

Several branches of the Seattle Public Library, including Greenwood, are hosting “Urban Self-Reliance” workshops in September and October. “Learn how to live a more practical, sustainable life by growing and preserving your own food, using a bike as a healthy and economical means of transportation and more,” a library press release states.
Workshops are free. Here are the workshops at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.:

  • “DIY Seismic Home Retrofitting” – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-4 p.m.: Experienced home retrofit contractors and experts will show participants how to assess and retrofit their homes using the City of Seattle’s free pre-engineered plans. This workshop is presented in partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management and Seattle Department of Planning and Development. Registration is required; call the Seattle Office of Emergency Management at 206-233-5076.
  • “Introduction to Bike Commuting” – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m.: Join a certified Cascade Bicycle Club instructor and learn how to share the road with traffic, plan the best route to work and more.
  • “Hand Sewing: Repair DIY (Do It Yourself)” – Wed., Oct. 19, 5:30-7:45 p.m.: Learn everyday sewing skills, including how to sew on a button, handpick a zipper, patch a garment and more. Registration is required; call the branch to register — 206-684-4086.