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      • King County Library System Online and In-Person Programs

        Great online and in-person programs and many book groups available.  See attached list for more program info.  Please visit kcls.org/events to see all events and filter by age level, type of program, and date.

        Sat. Oct. 22, 2:00-3:00pm

        Register online to receive zoom link. 

        Learn how to draw a traditional Catrina or Calaca. Apply elements of art such as symmetry, textures and geometrical shapes to personalize your own Catrina with Amaranta Sandys of ArtMaranth School.

        During this art tutorial, discuss where Día de Muertos comes from and how it is celebrated. Talk about the artwork of Guadalupe Posadas, the famous Mexican newspaper cartoonist from the ’30s and the creator of the popular Catrina character.

        Wed. Oct. 26, 3:00PM – 4:45PM

        Register online to receive zoom link.

        Do you need to break your lease to escape a dangerous situation? In this webinar, we will go over three situations in which you may be able to break a lease without liability.  Presented by Solid Ground Tenant Counselors.  A visiting attorney from the Tenant Law Center will also be on hand to help with answering questions.  If you are currently living in King County and being threatened with eviction, contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 206-267-7069 or hjpstaff@kcba.org.

        Please register. You will receive an email with a Zoom link 24 hours before the event. You can also connect to this program by telephone.

        Wed. Nov. 9, 6:30PM – 8:00PM

        Register online to receive zoom link.

        The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman unearths a hidden history of the investments of two Jewish families who form an unexpected foundation for modern-day China. Both the Kadoorie and Sassoon families fled persecution in Iraq, escaping to China. Elias Sassoon arrived in Shanghai in 1850, trading opium. Elly Kadoorie settled in Hong Kong in 1880, as a Sassoon employee but went independent investing in electric power. On the eve of World War II, the families collaborated to procure visas for refugees sheltering over 18,000 Jews in Shanghai. The 1949 founding of the Republic of China saw the assets of both families seized. By the 1960s, a new generation of Kadoories returned to Hong Kong and from their investments became billionaires. The financial and cultural legacy of these families for today's China is significant. Kaufman succeeds in both presenting a topic with no previous in-depth coverage and analyzing the choices of another era and how they echo the ethical dilemmas of today.

        Six Sessions:  Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1

        10:30AM – 11:15AM

        Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline

        Is your child starting kindergarten in 2023?  Play and practice important kindergarten skills through stories, games, and more.  Receive books and supplies to keep!  Register online.  Form is in English and Spanish.  Contact Laurie Field, Shoreline Children’s Librarian at 206-362-7550 or lfield@kcls.org with any questions.  See attached flyer in English and Spanish.

         

        Shoreline Community College Events & Programs

        Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:00PM

        Shoreline Community College Theater, Building #1600

        Jensina Oliver and Kay Zavislak performing. Featuring works for two pianos, one piano four-hand, and solo piano works by Mozart, Brahms, Milhaud, and more!

        Free admission and free parking.  Contact Jensina Oliver for more information at jbyingto@shoreline.edu.

        Sat. Oct. 22, Noon – 6:00pm and Sun. Oct. 23 10:00AM – 5:00PM

        Tickets $10 Adults, Students $5 with ID card, Children under 12 are free.  See website for speaker and workshop schedule.

         

        Seattle Area Feline Rescue’s Wellness Clinic

        Oct. 24, 9:00AM – 3:00PM.  Appointments are required.

        14717 Aurora Ave., Shoreline

        Low-cost services for vaccines, microchips, parasite treatment.  See webpage for more information on income eligibility and costs for services. Email clinic@seattleareafelinerescue.org to make an appointment.

         

         

        RECORDED EVENTS/IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

        Webinars moderated by diversity and equity consultant and Shoreline resident Kevin P. Henry:

        • The Effects of Racialized Trauma (20 minutes) - Interview with Tulane University professor Estilla Lightfoot, an expert on racism-induced PTSD and Intergenerational Trauma. Racialized Trauma, anxiety and various forms of PTSD disproportionally affect People of Color. Mental health professionals need to be aware of this when treating clients and patients from diverse backgrounds and who also have varying lived experiences. When there is more effective, culturally competent, and empathetic treatment, the patient and client in addition to their community benefits. Data shows that those affected by the unconscious bias of others and the infliction of microaggressions intensify the problems BIPOC individuals face in the workplace and in their personal lives.

         

         

        COVID & OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES

        WA COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund – Apply by Nov. 14 and possibly receive $1,000.  Eligibility: Must be age 18 or over; not eligible for federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance due to immigration status; and you’ve experienced difficult times because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Application form online – can apply in Spanish, English, Chinese, Korean, or Tagalog, or call to get help in more languages.  See webpage for eligibility and more info.

         

        King County Immigration Fee Program – Provides King County immigrant residents support for fees related to applying for documented status and citizenship.  Applicants must be living, working, going to school in King County or currently detained in ICE facilities but previously living, working or going to school in King County in order to be eligible. Approved applicants can receive up to $3,000 per individual and up to $6,000 per household, depending on fees incurred or expected for the year 2022. Must live in King County, income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  Application assistance is available in multiple languages.   Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN), through their hotline 1-844-724-3737 (Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm).

         

        Free Eye Exams and Glasses at Seattle/King County Clinic­­

        Thurs. Oct. 20 through – Sunday, Oct. 23

        Participants are admitted for service on a first come, first served basis.

        Organizers open the facility and begin to distribute free admission tickets in Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (corner of 2nd Ave. North & Thomas Street/Lenny Wilkens Way) each day beginning at 6 a.m., with the doors to the Clinic opening at 7:30 a.m. Once the Clinic opens, patients are escorted to the service facility and admitted by ticket number to be registered and receive free eye care. Email SKCC@seattlecenter.org or call 206-684-7200 for more info.

         

        North Seattle Family Resource Center Free Diapers for Pick-Up - 1 pack (25 diapers) is available twice a month.  No restrictions for pick-up - available to everyone!  COVID-19 Supplies and food boxes also available.

        Located at 2611 NE 125th St., Seattle, Suite #145. Call 206-364-7930 to schedule an appointment to pick-up.

         

        Aurora Students Clothes Closet – Free resource for all K-12 students in the Shoreline School District. Students can come pick out some new or gently used clothing once a month.  New and gently used shirts, pants, jackets and more in kid's sizes XS-XL and adult sizes XS-XXL, as well as new socks, underwear, and bras in all sizes, and some gently used shoes in adult sizes. Located at 1900 N 175th St., Shoreline.  Make an appointment here to visit us on Wednesdays from 1-4pm and Sundays from 12-2pm. No walk-ins allowed.  Have a special need or want to volunteer? Email or give us a call at 206-542-2111.

         

        King County Public Health COVID Information

        King County COVID‑19 Call Center - Contact the call center at 206‑477‑3977 with medical questions related to COVID-19. The call center is available daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and isolation and quarantine requests can be made from 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  If you need language interpretation or online help, contact the call center and say your preferred language when connected. If you have a disability and need accommodation, contact the call center or email publichealthaccommodations@kingcounty.gov.

         

        General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State - Contact the Washington State COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1‑800‑525‑0127

         

        Say Yes! Free At-Home COVID Test Kits Available – WA Dept of Health is providing free test kits available for a limited time, while supplies last.  Go to website for more information.