Calendar of Events

Throughout the year we hold events for patrons and interested parties. Please call us at 206-615-0400 for additional information.

Recurring Events

Multisensory Storytime - Every Friday at 11 am

Woman singing

In-person Storytime is back! Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and dance followed by 30 minutes of playtime in the WTBBL Conference Room. 

VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime also available!  Watch on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Caregivers of patrons age 0-5 can request a Storytime Kit to be mailed directly to their house if interested!

For more information, please call the Youth Services Librarian at 206-615-1253. 

Upcoming Events

October 14, 2023 - 9:00am - White Cane Day Walk 2023

Illustration of a Sasquatch using a white cane in one hand and two red birds perched on the other hand

Join us for White Cane Day Walk 2023!

White Cane Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.

Please register here: Participation is capped at 125 people. The deadline to register is October 1st.

Event Timing: Saturday, October 14th, 2023

Event Address:
Starting: Pike Place Market Information Center: 97 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Ending: Washington Talking Book and Braille Library (WTBBL): 2021 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

9:00 am - 9:50 Arrive at starting place
9:50 am: Group Photo
10:00am: The Walk begins!
10:20-45: Walkers arrive at WTBBL
11:00am: Welcome Comments/ Booth Introduction
Presentations TBA
12:30: Event ends

WTBBL will host a reception and a vendor area, including the Department of Services for the Blind, DeafBlind Service Center,Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hope Vision Foundation, Lighthouse for the Blind, National Federation of the Blind, Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, OneCourt (UW), Snohomish Lion's Club and Washington Council of the Blind.

There will be a group of volunteers to walk folks back to the starting place at 12:30.

Select organizations will be making presentations. More info to come.

White Cane Day swag is now available Order now to ensure you'll have your swag to wear at the walk!
All items are sold at cost and no profit is made by event organizers.

You Cane Give is sponsoring a cane drive for this event! Wondering what to do with that old cane you no longer use in the closet? Is that drawer of used canes collecting dust and taking up space? Donate your old canes to the “You Cane Give” program. And turn that old cane into newfound independence for individuals in need.

Questions? Ideas! Alice Klein at [email protected]



October 30, 2023 - 1:00pm - Virtual Patron Book Club - "The Fervor" by Alma Katsu

The Fervor book cover

Join in on the discussion of "The Fervor" by Alma Katsu! (DB107806) Online Catalog and Download.

In a remote corner of Idaho, it becomes clear to Meiko Briggs and her daughter Aiko, that something more sinister is afoot in the Japanese Internment Camp than the mysterious disease spreading. Can the doctors be trusted? Or will the Japanese yokai and jorogumo demons from Meiko’s childhood, hell-bent on infiltrating their already up-turned world, be unveiled as responsible? A sharp account of a too-recent history, “Fervor” is a deep excavation of how we decide who gets to be human, when being human matters most.

Contact Integrative Services Librarian Ryan Gelskey, at [email protected] or 206-386-1254 for questions and to sign up. 

Or, Sign Up for WTBBL Book Club Online 


November 25, 2023 - 1:00pm - Virtual Patron Book Club - "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks

Horse geraldine brooks book cover

Join in on the discussion of "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks! (DB108556) Online Catalog and Download.

Before Seabiscuit, and War Admiral, Lexington was known as the best race horse of his day. A sweeping novel, with storylines crossing three centuries, follows Lexington from Kentucky in 1850, through the Civil War with his enslaved groom, Jarret, to 1954 and an oil painting of mysterious provenance, to 2019 and the study of forgotten skeleton, and the black horsemen critical to his racing success. Brooks’ is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

Contact Integrative Services Librarian Ryan Gelskey, at [email protected] or 206-386-1254 for questions and to sign up. 

Or, Sign Up for WTBBL Book Club Online 


January 8, 2024 - 1:00pm - Virtual Patron Book Club - "The Last Green Valley" by Mark T. Sullivan

The last green valley book cover

Join in on the discussion of "The Last Green Valley" by Mark T. Sullivan! (DB106525) Online Catalog and Download.

Ukraine, 1944. After a century of ancestors farming the land, and of German heritage, and Emil and Adeline Martel are faced with the impossible decision of following the Nazis, who promise protection for “pure-blooded” Germans, or standing in the face of the Soviet invasion, and possible deportation to Siberia. Caught between two warring forces and overcoming horrific trials to pursue their hope of immigrating to the West, the Martel’s story is a brutal, complex, and ultimately triumphant tale, capturing the spirit and tenacity of a people still fighting against invasion today.

Contact Integrative Services Librarian Ryan Gelskey, at [email protected] or 206-386-1254 for questions and to sign up. 

Or, Sign Up for WTBBL Book Club Online