Library Needs Your Expertise

LC Library Looking for Crafty Volunteers

“At the library we are looking for several adult volunteers who are handy with tools, woodworking, cabinetry, carpentry, etc.  This would be a 1.5-3 hour volunteer commitment on Saturday, August 9th between 11am-2pm for the grand opening of the Lake City skate park in Virgil Flaim Park.  This should be a great event sponsored by the Parks Department with food, music, and skateboarding demonstrations and lessons for youth!

I am looking for volunteers who might enjoy and could help teens construct bookends and bookshelves made out of wooden skateboard decks in our library booth in the park (I have collected over 50 used skateboards for this project).  Honestly I am not at all handy, so I really need volunteers to actually help the teens! 

Also I could use a couple of volunteers to help me prep 1 or 2 days in advance (anything requiring a saw or sharp tools needs to be completed in advance of working with youth). 

Finally if you have any hand tools we could borrow for this project/ on 9/9 that would also be much appreciated.  Thank you so much for considering if this sounds like fun to you!  Please contact me by email below if this is of interest to you.”

Cheers,    Nancy (Lake City Librarian)

nancy.garrett@spl.org

 

Lake City Celebrates Arbor Day

virgil-flaimSaturday October 15th

Trees are not only beautiful, they clean our air and our water, calm traffic and help us conserve energy. As Seattle continues to grow, our urban trees and vegetation are critical to keeping Seattle a healthy, livable city.

Join Mayor Ed Murray and City of Seattle urban forestry staff to celebrate all that our city’s beautiful trees do for us at this year’s Arbor Day festivities! Arbor Day will be a fun, family-friendly celebration with activities such as facilitated tree climbing for kids of all ages, apple cider pressing, volunteer tree planting, an ask the arborist booth, a neighborhood Tree Walk, and more!

View poster here with schedule of events –  LC Arbor Day

Saturday, October 15

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Virgil Flaim Park

2700 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA 98125

Working with Youth Leadership Program

Youth Clean Up
Youth Leadership Program out with LCFF Clean & Safe

The Future of Lake City

LCFF has had the wonderful opportunity to work with Mark Mendez and his “Youth Leadership Program” out of the Meadowbrook Teen Life Center. LCFF has been able to provide a training course with Seattle Globalist for the group to learn about reporting for blogs and social media. We also are funding lunches for the youth to engage with five local small businesses and interview the owners. Be sure to stay on the look out for their reports back on their experiences in our Business Profile section. The group has also joined our Clean and Safe Committee leads, Annette and Annie, in Tuesday clean up efforts in Lake City. Pictured above is the group at Virgil Flaim along with one of our local police team. We are very excited also to have worked with a local business to secure a wall for the groups mural project. We really want to thank Mark and his group for their involvement as they truly are the future of Lake City.