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News roundup: New auto parts store, acupuncture clinic opens, soccer registration open, self-published books at library

Advance Auto Parts is moving into the former liquor store building at Greenwood Avenue North between North 92nd and 93rd streets. (Thanks to John and Chris for the tips!)

Advance Auto Parts - 92nd & Greenwood-resized

Dr. Melissa Romeo, PhD., LAc, has opened Phinney Ridge Community Acupuncture at 7100 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite A. The community acupuncture clinic offers a sliding scale for treatments of $20-$40, and patients get treated in the same room together, keeping overhead costs down. Phone is 206-495-3675.

Woodland Soccer Club registration for fall is still open. Play begins in September and goes for approximately three months. Teams practice once or twice a week with games on the weekend. WSC currently has openings for the following age divisions: Boys U-12, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-19; Girls U-11, U-12, U-14.

The University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS), is looking for families of infants and children from birth to age 8 to join its registry. I-LABS studies social and cognitive development. Researchers explore why infants enjoy social interactions, how toddlers learn about the emotions and goals of other people, and when children develop empathy for others. You can learn more about volunteering and sign up for the registry online.

The Seattle Public Library has added self-published books to its E-book collection. All Washington state authors are invited to submit their works to the library using the new SELF-e self-publishing platform, and to attend a public reception in August to celebrate the circulation of local, self-published e-books.

The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Library Journal and BiblioBoard to offer the SELF-e public library e-book discovery service. SELF-e allows self-published authors to submit their e-book for circulation at The Seattle Public Library, libraries throughout Washington and possibly libraries nationwide.

To submit an e-book to The Seattle Public Library’s collection, visit www.spl.org/seattlewrites and scroll down to the SELF-e publishing link.

E-book submissions may include fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short story collections — in any theme or genre, so long as the e-book is submitted in EPUB or PDF format. E-books may be converted to EPUB or PDF formats by using MS Word or Adobe InDesign; both programs are available on public computers at all Library locations. All submissions must be in English at this time. There is no limit on how many books an author may submit.

Submissions must be the writer’s own work. An e-book may not be submitted without the author’s knowledge or consent. No monetary compensation is provided, however authors are not restricted from promoting or selling their e-books in other markets. Authors of all ages may submit e-books. All submissions will be reviewed by Library Journal to see that the requirements listed in the Terms of Agreement are met (e.g., not illegal, plagiarized, commercial, malicious, etc.).

The public reception will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 8 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave. (206-386-4636). Attendees can check out the first self-published e-book submissions, learn more about the new SELF-e service, and hear BiblioBoard’s co-founder Mitchell Davis speak on self-publishing in public libraries.