LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Libraries (call or check website for current free programs)
** Under the Libraries for All Program several Seattle Public Libraries are closed for renovation. The closures are listed below, there is one relocation:
The North Branch Library at 6801 35th Avenue N.E has closed for remodel. In the mean time it has moved to 10548 5th Avenue N.E (across from The Bon at Northgate Mall. A new library is under construction at Sand Point**

SEATTLE
All Seattle library branches have reduced their hours and will be open as follows:
Monday/Tuesday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Ballard-5711 24th Ave NW (206) 684-4089
Broadview-12755 Greenwood Ave. N (206) 684-7519
Capital Hill- 425 Harvard Ave. E. (206) 684-4715
Freemont-731 N 35th St (206) 684-4084
Greenlake Branch - 7364 E. Greenlake Dr. N. (206) 684-7547
Greenwood-8016 Greenwood Ave N (206) 684-4086
*Lake City Branch - 12501 28th N.E. (206) 684-7518 (Closed for Construction)
Magnolia Branch 2801 34th Ave. W (206) 386-4225
*North Branch -6801-35th Ave. N.E. (206) 684-7539 (Closed for Construction)
Free used magazines by front door that can be taken home.
*Temporary Central Library -800 Pike (Closed as of April 30, 2004)
University Branch - 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E. (206) 684-4063
Wallingford-1501 N 45th St (206) 684-4088

Seattle Public Library Resources
Website: www.spl.org
Volunteer Hotline (206) 386-4664
TTY (206) 386-4697
Help Desk (206) 386-4134

KING COUNTY
Website: http://www.kcls.org/
Kenmore-18138 73rd NE (425) 486-8747
Lake Forest Park-17179 Bothell Way NE (206) 362-8860
Richmond Beach-2402 NW 195th PL Shoreline (206) 546-3522
Shoreline- 345 NE 175th (206) 362-7550
Bothell Regional-18215 98th Ave. NE (425) 486-7811


Seattle Science Center - 200 2nd Ave N.
24hr Exhibit Hotline: (206) 443-2800
General Info: (206) 443-2100
Open: M-F 10am-6pm
Fountain/music in pavilion or center house http://www.seattlecenter.com/
As of July 2003, SSC and the IMAX theater will no longer be free or discounted for people with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. The updated prices are as follows:
Imax Film General Admission
Adult $8.00, Junior/Senior (3-13/65+) $7.00
Imax Film Special Features
Adult $8.50, Seniors $7.50, Juniors $6.50
Exhibits
Adult $9.50, Junior/Senior (3-13/65+) $7.00
See website for current events: http://www.pacsci.org


Experience Music Project - 325 5th Ave N.
Call: (206) 367-5483 for exhibit info and times. Yearly membership is $60.00 for two people. Call Chris Loraine (206) 262-3213 to set up special flex pass for people with disabilities. Not transferable amongst clients, only caregivers: One person must remain constant. Website: http://www.emplive.com


Seattle Tilth Association - 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Located at the Good Shepard Center in Wallingford.
Call: (206) 633-0451
The tilth organization offers information about organic gardening and composting. There are demonstration gardens that are open to the public.

Seattle P-Patch Program - Locations throughout the city.
Call: (206) 684-0264 for more information.
A 10'x10' plot costs $30/year and "gardenership" funds are available to help off set the cost. Some plots are still available in the Seattle area. Other p-patches have a 2-3 year waiting list, so if you are thinking of starting a garden for fun or as an educational project do not delay!

Volunteer Park Conservatory - 1247 15th Ave. E
Conservatory hours: Open everyday, including holidays, from 10 am to 4 p.m.
Admission is free
For history of conservatory: (206) 684-4743
See Website: http://www.pan.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/parks/parkspaces/conservatory.htm


Self- Guided Walking Tours
Visit, http://www.cityofseattle.net or http://www.historylink.org/ to print the maps of Seattle's historic neighborhoods. Click on "Seattle/King County Cyber Tours" the site includes guides for Pioneer Square, the International District, Pike Place Market, Ballard and Columbia City.