FOLLOWUP: White Center Library Guild bazaar success!

November 22nd, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news 1 Comment »

Thanks to Gill Loring for the photos – he reports the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar last Friday and Sunday was a success!!

Among the shoppers, Gill reports, was someone buying things to help Ukrainian refugees this holiday season.

Shoppers ranged widely in age.

And if you wonder what that room at the library looks like post-bazaar – here’s the scene after the cleanup on Monday.

The White Center Library Guild is an all-volunteer group, and its work supports programming at the library.

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Register now for Pride Family Story Time in White Center on December 4

November 21st, 2022 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news No Comments »

From the White Center Pride Committee and Community School of West Seattle – you’re invited to Pride Family Story Time:

White Center Library
Sunday, December 4th, 2022
11:30 am

White Center Pride invites you and the whole family to an enchanting story time at the White Center Library. With uplifting stories, songs, and surprises, your family won’t want to miss out on the fun. Our reader for the event is Sarey Savy.

Seating is limited to 50 people so please reserve your free spots at:
kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/63600c2daf46f12800633d8b

The event is suitable for kids newborn to age 8+. Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email access@kcls.org at least seven days before the event.

The White Center Library is located at 1409 SW 107th Street. The library phone number is 206-243-0233.

For more information please email info@whitecenterpride.org. We can’t wait to see all your proud, smiling faces on December 4th.

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CONTINUING SUNDAY: White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

November 18th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news No Comments »

From a martini-themed plate to a cuddly plush octopus …

… gift ideas for all ages can be found at the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale, in its first of two days at the library 1409 SW 107th) until 4 pm. Lots of holiday stuff too:

If you don’t get to the library today, the bazaar’s second day will be on Sunday (the library’s closed Saturday), 11 am-3 pm. Proceeds help library programs.

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White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale set for November 18 and 20

November 11th, 2022 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale set for November 18 and 20

Time to start holiday-season shopping! Next Friday and Sunday (November 18 and 20), the White Center Library Guild can help – with the Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale:

The library is at 1409 SW 107th.

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CONTINUING TODAY: White Center Library Guild sale

July 17th, 2022 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on CONTINUING TODAY: White Center Library Guild sale

Thanks to Gill Loring for the photo – it’s from the White Center Library Guild sale on Friday, and today we’re reminding you that the sale has an encore day today (Sunday, July 17th) – 11 am to 4 pm at the library, 1409 SW 107th. Support library programs by supporting the Guild!

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White Center Library Guild sale this Friday and Sunday

July 11th, 2022 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news 2 Comments »

Go to the library – to shop! The White Center Library Guild has just announced upcoming sale dates:

White Center Library Guild Sidewalk Sale

Friday, July 15 10 AM to 4 PM

Sunday, July 17 10 AM to PM

Books, household items, clothing, exercise items, and other.

White Center Library

1409 SW 107th St

The guild raises money to assist the library with providing programs.

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As requested in petition, $2 million for White Center economic recovery included in King County supplemental budget

November 23rd, 2021 Tracy Posted in King County, White Center Library 2 Comments »

(WCN photo from September 13th fire)

A month and a half ago, White Center community members launched a petition drive demanding King County do more to address the economic devastation caused by the recent business fires. Among the demands: “$2M emergency relief funding outside of (Department of Local Services) grants to assist fire victims and stabilize the White Center Business District’s rebuilding efforts in collaboration with community.” $2 million in help is on the way after a King County Council supplemental-budget vote today that included approval of the proposal by County Councilmember Joe McDermott. Here’s his post-vote announcement:

Following passage of a $672 million supplemental budget Tuesday, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott applauded the inclusion of $2 million for economic recovery in White Center following a string of fires and burglaries there. McDermott brough the funding as an amendment to the budget legislation.

“This investment in economic recovery will have a tangible impact on how the County can support the White Center community in the year ahead,” McDermott said. “From the pandemic to long-standing challenges for legacy businesses, this economic emergency brought on by the fires this year only heightened the need to ensure White Center can maintain an equitable, thriving community in the years ahead. I greatly appreciate my colleagues’ support for this community that, while struggling now, has incredible potential.”

The budget also included $175,000 for King County Sheriff’s Office overtime to help increase patrols in the area and funding for a new economic development staffer dedicated to the White Center community.

Multiple property fires this year damaged beloved businesses in White Center like the Locker Room Bar and Grill, Huong Xua Deli and others while subsequent window smashings and burglaries put the community on edge.

Local business owners submitted a petition to county officials, seeking direct aid to fire victims, funding for additional security in the community, a more transparent relationship with the King County Sheriff’s Office and local fire departments, and staffing for one-on-one support for local businesses not only for recovery but going forward to help avoid displacement in the area.

The $2 million in funding will be directed by the Department of Local Services to additional business grants and other economic recovery strategies to be developed in conversation and collaboration with the community.

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SATURDAY SCENE: White Center Library Guild’s fundraising sale

October 2nd, 2021 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Library, White Center news 1 Comment »

If the end of summer has you feeling rummage/yard/garage-sale withdrawal, here’s one more chance – the White Center Library Guild‘s books-and-more sale is happening today!

Find the sale just outside the library (1409 SW 107th) until 3 pm. Besides books, we found toys, clothing, housewares, even classic music cassettes.

The all-volunteer Library Guild raises money to help fund programs at the library.

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SALE! White Center Library Guild hopes to see you Saturday

September 28th, 2021 Tracy Posted in How to Help, White Center Library, White Center news 1 Comment »

From the White Center Library Guild:

The White Center Library Guild is having a Book & Sidewalk Sale this coming Saturday, October 2nd, from 10 AM to 3 PM at the White Center Library at 1409 SW 107th St. in White Center just east of 16th Ave. SW. Stop by the Library for a fast look at books and other items to restart needed funding for our White Center Library programs for children and adults over the next year. Guild members will be on hand to sell various items collected during the COVID shutdown. Be masked and come by for some good bargains. Join our Guild, too! If you have yet to visit, the Library it is a beautiful welcoming place with books, computers, a children’s play area, and a friendly staff. Great place for children of all ages to go after school. COVID protocols are in place.

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White Center Library reopens

July 12th, 2021 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Library reopens

If you haven’t been yet – the White Center Library (1409 SW 107th) has reopened. New hours are 1-8 pm Wednesdays, 10 am-5 pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, closed Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. KCLS notes, “Services will be modified at first and will expand over time” – not just at the WC Library, but at its other reopening branches. Here’s more about the way things are working at reopened libraries, for now.

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White Center Library to add ‘Curbside to Go’ service next week

July 29th, 2020 Tracy Posted in Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news 1 Comment »

Next week, White Center Library gets “Curbside to Go” service when KCLS dramatically expands where it’s available. Here’s the announcement:

On Wednesday, August 5, the King County Library System (KCLS) will begin offering Curbside to Go at 22 additional library locations across the region. KCLS launched Curbside to Go on July 1 with 19 locations to start. The contactless pickup service will now be available at 41 out of 49 KCLS libraries.

The full list of participating libraries can be found at kcls.org/curbside, or by calling 425.462.9600 or 800.462.9600. Aside from a few exceptions, patrons may pick up materials on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1:00 to 7:30 pm and Thursday through Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Schedule a pickup time on the MyLIBRO app, or call one of the select libraries’ Curbside to Go phone numbers to make an appointment. Walk-up appointments are also available.

“We have seen an incredible demand for library materials since we started offering Curbside to Go,” said KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “While patrons have enjoyed KCLS’ digital offerings, it’s clear they still missed having access to physical items like books and DVDs. We look forward to expanding Curbside to Go, and getting our materials out into even more communities.”

Curbside to Go will be temporarily closed at all locations on Tuesday, August 4 for KCLS staff to prepare for the expansion on August 5.

KCLS encourages patrons to continue to take advantage of online services and resources while buildings remain closed to the public. Residents in the KCLS service area (in King County, outside the city of Seattle) can sign up instantly for a digital eCard to access the library online. For those who don’t have computer or internet access, contact Ask KCLS by phone at 425.462.9600 or 800.462.9600. Find out more about KCLS’ multiphase plan to expand services during the pandemic shutdown at kcls.org/reopening.

Boulevard Park is NOT on the list of locations where the curbside service is being added.

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SATURDAY: White Center Library Guild’s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

November 14th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: White Center Library Guild’s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

Saturday (November 16th) from 10 am to 3 pm at the library, 1409 SW 107th: “Used books, non-English language books/CDs/ DVDs, white-elephant gifts and holiday items for sale. All proceeds benefit the programs for the White Center Library. A free all-ages craft activity will be offered during the bazaar.”

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FOLLOWUP: White Center Library Guild sale success!

July 28th, 2019 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: White Center Library Guild sale success!

Last weekend’s White Center Library Guild sidewalk sale was a success! The photos are by Gill Loring, and guild president Astha Toda reports, “We raised $385 for the library’s programming, especially benefitting our youth. … The weather was just perfect—sunny with a comfortable breeze. Thanks to everyone who helped make this another productive, fun event to support our beloved library.”

Even the youngest customers were happy!

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SATURDAY: White Center Library Guild Sidewalk Sale

July 16th, 2019 Tracy Posted in How to Help, Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: White Center Library Guild Sidewalk Sale

It’s almost time to start previewing Jubilee Days. But first – another event happening this weekend – the White Center Library Guild Sidewalk Sale on Saturday (July 20th)!

See you there!

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FOLLOWUP: Success sprouts at White Center Library Guild plant sale

April 28th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Gardening, White Center Library, White Center news 3 Comments »

Thanks to White Center Library Guild president Astha Tada for the report and member Gill Loring for the photos – here’s how the guild’s Plant Sale went this past Friday:

Thanks to the wonderful support and team effort of many individuals, the White Center Library will have money to support their programming efforts, especially targeting our youth. In 4 hours, $589 was earned selling outdoor and indoor plants, garden tools, garden books, and children’s books, etc. A number of community members gave a little extra to support our much-beloved library.

It was a fun time with lots of conversations as individuals came to peruse, buy and ask
plant questions. Some mystery plants we were not able to identify were sold to adventuresome buyers.

The White Center Library Guild hopes to continue this fun event next year. We are a small group of
dedicated individuals and can always use more members. Join us! Make a difference!

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FRIDAY: White Center Library Guild Plant Sale

April 25th, 2019 Tracy Posted in Gardening, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on FRIDAY: White Center Library Guild Plant Sale

Gardeners – happening tomorrow!

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SATURDAY: 2018 Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale @ White Center Library

November 12th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: 2018 Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale @ White Center Library

(WCN photo from 2017 bazaar)

Saturday’s the day you can do holiday shopping at the library! It’s the Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale put on by the White Center Library Guild:

Books, white elephant, holiday, and gently used household treasures galore. All proceeds benefit the programs for the White Center Library.

Saturday, November 17th 10 am to 3 pm, WC Library, 1409 SW 107th

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SATURDAY: First of two White Center Library events looking at the history of hip-hop

October 5th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Arts, Music, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: First of two White Center Library events looking at the history of hip-hop

Tomorrow – Saturday, October 6th – brings the first of two White Center Library programs focusing on the history of hip-hop. 2-3 pm, you are invited to hear about “Race, Class, Culture, and the History of Hip-Hop in the Northwest.” Then on October 27th, also 2-3 pm, King Khazm of 206 Zulu will speak about “Hip-Hop and It Don’t Stop.” Both presentations are free and open to all; the WC Library is at 1409 SW 107th.

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WHITE CENTER LIBRARY: What’s ahead for January 2018

December 30th, 2017 Tracy Posted in White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER LIBRARY: What’s ahead for January 2018

New Year’s resolution: Spend more time at the library! Here to help you with that is the lineup of White Center Library highlights for January:

Children & Families

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish
Tuesday, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:30 am
Newborn to age 5 with caregiver.

Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Family Story Times
Friday, January 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 am
Ages 6 months to 6 years with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Tweens & Teens

Anime Club
Thursday, January 4, 4-5 pm
Middle and high school ages.

Come watch Anime with other kids in the library.

Study Zone
Thursday, January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5:30-7:30 pm
Monday, January 8, 22 and 29, 5:30-7:30 pm

No Study Zone on January 15.

Need homework help? Students in grades K-12 can get free help at the library from volunteer tutors.

Fun with Yarn
Monday, January 22, 4 pm
All ages welcome.

Let’s make something with yarn! Make pom pom key chains and bag charms. Use yarn and beads to make your own creation, a customized charm on your very own key chain. All supplies provided.

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Monday, January 29, 4 pm
Middle- and high-school ages.

Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident except for a series of events which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Snacks provided by the White Center Library Guild.

Adults

Drop In to Learn about eBooks
Friday, January 12, 3-4 pm
Wednesday, January 17, 7-8 pm

Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

The White Center Library is at 1409 SW 107th. And take note, it’s closing early on New Year’s Eve – 5 pm – and will be closed New Year’s Day.

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White Center Library closing Thursday, Friday for window repair

November 29th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news 3 Comments »

If you’ve been to the White Center Library in recent weeks, you’ve probably noticed some damage to its distinctive glass facade. KCLS is about to fix the windows, but it needs to close the library to get that done, so it will be closed tomorrow and Friday (November 30th and December 1st), reopening Saturday, December 2nd.

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