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Here’s what’s happening at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

  • Class on iPad basics from 12-2 p.m. Saturday. Free; no registration required.
  • Turn Your Cash Into Ideas with North Seattle College, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Learn how to turn your great idea into a business, whether it’s to fix a situation, solve a problem, or deliver the best service.
  • 6th District Candidate Forum & Debate at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Hear City Council 6th District candidates Mike O’Brien and Catherine Weatbrook debate and ask your questions in the library’s meeting room.
  • True Colors Workshop with North Seattle College, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. True Colors offers a research-based approach to understanding human behavior and motivation. Job seekers will become aware of their innate gifts, abilities and skills. Registration is required.
  • Seattle Writes: When Someone Speaks, a Workshop in the Art of Dialogue, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Learn to effectively use dialogue when writing novels, plays, screenplays, and poems with writer Nancy Rawles. Registration is required.

The Greenwood Library also hosts story times for babies, toddlers, families and in Spanish.

  • Baby Story Time (0-12 months): Tuesdays from 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Toddler Story Time (ages 1-3): Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Family Story Time (ages 1-5): Thursdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Spanish Story Time (all ages): Fridays from 10:30-11 a.m.

And don’t forget that Seattle Public Library offers free homework help for children and teens at several branches, including the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6-7:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Homework Help volunteers work with students one-on-one or in small groups to assist with general homework help support in all subjects for grades K-12. This is a free service and offered on a drop-in, first come, first served basis. The goal of Homework Help is for students to form meaningful relationships with volunteers while having a welcoming space to do their homework.

Library patrons also can use the Ask a Librarian reference service, available 24 hours a day, or access online resources for teens and children.

The Library is looking for more Homework Helpers who can help high school students with math and science at several branches, including at the Broadview Library. If interested, contact Anne Vedella, volunteer services coordinator, at volunteer@spl.org to request a volunteer application.