The Seattle Public Library will host open houses where business owners and entrepreneurs can meet with community lenders and providers of free business consulting at several Library locations in May, June, July and August.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

These events will gather together local experts who provide technical and financial assistance to new and growing businesses. Attendees will receive free advice on next steps, business ideas and financial assistance.

Times, dates and locations are listed below.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at the Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711 

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., 206-684-4715 

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518 

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688