Join The Seattle Public Library for a monthly lecture series featuring the history of West Seattle, the Duwamish Peninsula and the birthplace of Seattle.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Free parking is available.


  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Matt Vaughan, founder and owner of Easy Street Records, will talk about the store's history and his perspective on the Seattle music scene—especially as it relates to West Seattle and his knowledge of the music business.
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444. Public historian Lorraine McConaghy offers a reader theater experience, where audience members participate in reading a script out aloud on "Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I." This talk is also presented in partnership with Humanities Washington.

The Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community. We support universal access to information and ideas, and present the Southwest Stories in partnership with Southwest Seattle Historical Society so that local history is accessible to all.