The Seattle Times and BECU published a helpful guide for your students to learn about personal finance with topics such as credit, credit cards vs. debit cards, student loans, and credit reports.
On the Road To Being on Your Own: Credit 101
From Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library invites the public to come face-to-face with the First Folio at the downtown Seattle Central Library March 21 through April 17, 2016. Considered one of the most important books ever published, the First Folio is the first and most comprehensive collection of the plays of William Shakespeare.
The First Folio was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. Without it, 18 of those plays would likely have been lost to time, including Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew.
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is a national traveling exhibit organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. and commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
The Library is partnering with several local organizations to provide related Shakespeare programming, free to the public, including a film series, scholar lectures, performances and more. For a list of those events, please visit our First Folio calendar.
First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by the support of Google.org, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf and other generous donors.
The tour and is produced in association with the American Library Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Local support comes from Paccar, Gary Kunis, Union Bank, The Seattle Times and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
Learn more at spl.org/shakespeare.
Encourage your teen to consider applying to become a House or Senate Page for one week in Olympia during the legislative session. Not only will they learn about how the legislative system works, they'll be delivering amendment information to legislators on the floor, and attend Page School. Washington State's Page Program is one of the best in the nation.
Washington State House Page Information
Washington State Senate Page Information
Uncover some of Seattle's best historical and artistic collections with your family, all with free admittance.
The Coast Guard Museum - http://www.uscg.mil/baseseattle/museum.asp
Frye Art Museum - http://fryemuseum.org/
National Park Service Klondike Gold Rush Museum - http://www.nps.gov/klse/index.htm
Encourage your student to use the library during Reflective Scholarship to work on school work, read or plan for the next day! They can swing by the library during lunch period on Wednesday and/or Thursday to pick up a library RS pass.
Parents and Guardians-
Thinking about buying your teen new books this month? Here's a list from the American Library Association's YALSA blog on the best of the best books for young adults for 2015.
Encourage your teenager (13-19) to sign up for the best *deal* in town. A free Teen Tix pass entitles them to purchase $5.00 same-day tickets to many arts and theater events around Seattle. Events range from Imax to Laser Dome to 5th Avenue's The Sound of Music! and more!
The Seattle Public Library offers a chance for teenagers to make a fresh start with late fines with a one-time offer. Encourage your teen to swing by the Nathan Hale High School Library or your local SPL branch and ask for a Fresh Start card and wipe your their book fines slate clean!