The Seattle Public Library has a variety of activities scheduled for children, tweens and teens during the spring break from school. Beginning Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 15, the Library will offer free programs ranging from Lego Mania and construction kits to movies, crafts, chess games, the chance to apply for a student job at the Library and more! See below for the schedule of events or visit www.spl.org/schoolbreaks.
Teens (Ages 13-18)
Teen Space – Need a space to be creative and have fun? Come to Teen Space to play games, hang out, eat snacks and make new friends.
- 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, 206-684-4704.
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906.
Tinkerlab Drop-In – Tinkerlab introduces STEM concepts through play, experimentation and discovery. Drop in for a self-directed challenge, or to tinker around with builder and inventor kits.
- 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.
- 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the Green Lake Community Center, 7201 East Green Lake Dr. N.
Game On – Tweens and teens can get some game time at the Library with open play on the Xbox 360 and Wii.
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle, 206-684-7454.
Student Assistant Application Workshop – Find out what the Student Assistant program at the Library is all about, and begin your application. For ages 16 and up.
Clarinet Music from South America – Internationally-renowned clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille will perform a sizzling concert of clarinet music recently composed in South America.
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
All ages (Ages 5-18, or as specified)
Kids Cafe Afterschool Meals – Free meals will be available for all youth ages 18 and under for the remainder of the school year, through June 22, 2018. All kids are welcome—no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required. Presented in partnership with Food Lifeline, Boeing and the USDA.
- 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. every weekday except Wednesdays, when meals are 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-7519.
- 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454.
- 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. every weekday at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688.
Painting on the iPad: Artrage Basics – Learn how to paint and sketch using “Artrage,” natural painting software for the iPad. Use a library iPad or bring your own. Registration is required, call 206-684-7444. For ages 10 and up.
- 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444.
Board Game Sunday – Play a variety of games including Blokus, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga and Scrabble.
Words to Be Heard: Youth Speaks Open Mic – Spring into National Poetry Month with Youth Speaks Seattle. Come spit poetry, speak, play music, dance, tell jokes, live paint or just watch if you want to – it’s your stage! The writing circle starts at 5:30 p.m., open mic signups are at 6:30 p.m., and the open mic starts at 7 p.m.
- 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
Button Making – Create your own design and make it in to a button that you can wear!
- 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S., 206-386-1300.
Drop-in Roblox – Create your own game from scratch or play one made by your friends using the interactive platform Roblox. For ages 8-14.
- 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 10, 11 and 12, at the NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905.
Spring Break Reading Oasis – Drop in for an all-ages afternoon of reading while we transform our meeting room into a tropical escape! Talk about your favorite books, make new friends, sip tropical fruit punch, and go home with plenty to read for the rest of the break. Bring your own beach blanket, towel or pillow.
Drop-in Chess – Come play a game of chess! Children, tweens and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess.
- 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., Seattle, 206-684-7454.
- 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906.
- 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539.
Legendary Children – Enjoy live performances, hot DJs, and the artistry of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most talented drag queens, spoken word poets, and performers. Registration is encouraged.