Opened on January 26, 2016, the Skyway Library is an 8,000-square feet neighborhood jewel designed by Weinstein A/U. The big blue building features computers, printers & Wi-Fi, meeting room, photocopier/scanner and after-hours book return.
“We’re so lucky to have a place like Skyway Library in our neighborhood!” says one Facebook review. “This place is truly our community hub – whether you’re in a club, a child building healthy social relationships and learning about bugs, a teen interested in immersing themselves in activities they actually care about (like a “Hunger Games” obstacle course) or an adult interested in documentary films and live music… or, you just want a great book.”
The library also boasts an impressive events calendar, such as those coming up below.
- 2/28: Slanted Eyes: The Asian American Experience—Presented by Sam Louie. “Why don’t you go back to where you came from?!” “Do you know Kung-Fu?” From racist to the innocuous, issues of culture, ethnicity and discrimination are prevalent themes for Asian minorities in the United States. By incorporating his own Spoken Word poetry, Sam will deliver a fresh and unique perspective on minority experiences.
- 3/14: Indoor Cinema: Loving—Join Skyway Library Indoor Cinema for the second movie in its series on under represented communities in cinema as we watch the film Loving. A biopic based on the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving. An interracial couple who changed history when they fought all the way to the supreme court for their right to marry each other.
- 3/28: Made in Puget Sound: The Underwater Photography of Drew Collins—Through still photography and videography, Drew will introduce you to the spectacular color and diverse life and creatures that abound in local waters. From the Giant Pacific Octopus, to Wolf Eels, to tiny Sculpins and many others, Drew’s award winning, internationally published images will impress and engage you.
- 4/11: Indoor Cinema: Pariah—Pariah was Dee Rees’ (of Mudbound fame) first feature length film, and a ground breaking one at that! Telling the story of Alike an African American teenager who throughout the film solidifies her identity as a lesbian. But finding acceptance among her community and her family is Alike’s biggest struggle. Pariah is rated R, explores mature themes, and features mature content.