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Events

Jan
22
Fri
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 22 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Jan
23
Sat
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Jan
24
Sun
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Ballard Farmers Market Gleaning
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The generous farmers at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market donate fresh produce for our hungry neighbors. Our Market Gleaning project is looking for volunteers to help collect the produce from these generous farmers every Sunday for delivery to the Ballard Food Bank. If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 1:30pm, contact Jill. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to sign up each week (in addition to a lead). As always, you can sign up on the Gleaning Google Spreadsheet.

The Ballard Alliance put together a program called Farm it Forward, which allows people to donate funds for procuring produce from farmers market venders to then donate to the food bank. We are now assisting with the Farm it Forward program to collect food for the food bank, rather than our traditional gleaning. To donate visit the Ballard Alliance Website.

 

Jan
25
Mon
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Jan
26
Tue
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Free Letters Home @ Whittier Heights Tiny House Village – Paused
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay Home Mandate, this program has paused temporarily.

A letter home.  That could be the first small step to reconnecting homeless individuals with their loved ones, to re-establish a relationship long neglected, or simply to say “I’m ok”.

Free Letters Home™ offers the homeless community the opportunity to reestablish relationships and connect with loved ones via a mailed letter or card. Volunteers from this organization set up a table and offer greeting cards, postcards, stationery, stamps, help and encouragement in hopes that our guests will take the opportunity to write and mail a card or letter.  The support of Sustainable Ballard and its members through generous donations of cards, stamps, and volunteer hours has been key to the success of this project. At Free Letters Home™, we know we can’t solve all of someone’s problems with a letter and a stamp, but we can offer dignity and respect to our neighbors and let them know they are validated and cared about by the community.

When Bev, the leader of this project, first read about Free Letters Home™ in a magazine, the power of that simple act struck her as something she could easily support.  Then she checked out their website and saw that no one had yet volunteered to serve the Ballard area, and she thought “I can do that!”.  Bev and her loyal volunteers have been going to Nyer Urness House on second Tuesday evenings monthly since July 2013.  Over 300 pieces of mail have been sent.  In August of this year, we moved our second location to the Whittier Heights Tiny House Village, on second and fourth Tuesday afternoons @ 3:30pm:  Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 25, etc.

Volunteers show up with supplies and serve about a half dozen people on each visit.  Sometimes letters are already written and waiting for her to mail.   Sometimes the sender needs a little more assistance (“I have lousy handwriting, can you write it for me?”).  But mostly, volunteers just help people re-establish relationships.  Like the woman who was thrilled to be able to write to friends and loved ones.  The woman writing to her son, who is in prison.  Or the man who hadn’t spoken with his brothers since their father passed away, and wanted to reconnect.  That’s what it’s all about.

I am sure that I even saw a few skips of joy in her feet as she left the table to get started on her letter.

If you’re thinking “I can do that!”, here’s how you can help:

  • Volunteer!  To help on Tuesday evenings, contact Bev; to help on Tuesday afternoons, contact.
  • Donate supplies:  Stamps, stationary, envelopes, stickers and pens are always needed.
  • Holiday card donations are also needed.  While some people like writing their own words, others prefer a pre-written message.  Mail donations to us at 2442 NW Market St, PMB 286, Seattle, WA 98107 or contact Bev directly at the link below.

Project ContactBev Beppler

 

 

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FLH September 2014
Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “Idle Threat”
Jan 26 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents “Idle Threat”

Tuesday, January 26th, 5:45pm – 8pm

Please join us to view and discuss Idle Threat.

Idling engines consume more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline annually in the U.S., a significant but little-known contributor to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change.

Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness about idling’s impact, starting in New York City. Against all odds, he succeeds, helping improve local air quality, and in the process gains world-wide recognition for the anti-idling cause, with articles featured in the Wall Street JournalNew Yorker magazine, and the Financial Times.

In white shirt and tie, Wall Street banker George Pakenham has walked the streets of New York for over five years, courteously confronting over 3,000 motorists to explain idling’s impact and the law prohibiting running a parked vehicle for more than a short time. Responses vary from thanks to anger, but Pakenham never wavers. He’s determined that the problems idling poses be recognized, and lobbies successfully for the city to enforce its idling laws.

Featuring Click and Clack from NPR’s Car Talk, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Idle Threat profiles one man’s challenging quest to make his city and the world a healthier place, and shows that sometimes one person – and a simple act like turning a key – can make a big difference.

When: Tuesday, January 26th
5:45 pm Screening
7:00 pm Discussion
VENUE: Virtual (via Zoom) 

Cost: Screenings are free; We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. Suggestion: $5 Individual, $10 household. Registration includes a link to view the movie and to participate in an online discussion about the movie on Jan 26th.

WATCH THE TRAILER 

REGISTER

Upon registering, and again on January 26th, you will receive a confirmation email containing a viewing and discussion link.

Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard is a program of Sustainable Ballard. The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that screens free documentaries within Seattle area neighborhoods. The screenings are intended to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and create positive change. Opportunities for discussion follow each screening.

Jan
27
Wed
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 27 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.

Jan
28
Thu
Ballard Tool Library – Open for Appointments Only
Jan 28 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Appointments:
Given Governor Inslee’s stay home order, the Ballard Tool Library is now open by appointment only. For updates on the schedule please read our latest post

Please email manager@ballardtoollibrary.org to arrange an appointment.

Preferred Time Windows for Appointments:
Monday    –  9am to 12 noon
Tuesday   –  9am to 12 noon
Wednesday –  7am to 3pm
Thursday  –  7am to 3pm
Friday    –  7am to 3pm
Saturday  –  8am to 1pm
Sunday    –  9am to 12 noon

If this doesn’t work for your schedule, we can schedule an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are flexible. Arrange an appointment by emailing or texting Kim at manager@ballardtoollibrary.org.

There is no one manning the Tool Library during Phase 1 of our re-opening. We schedule an appointment day and time that works for you, when your appointment is confirmed, Kim, the Tool Library Manager, will meet you at that time and open the Library. Appointment slots are for one member only.

If you are new to Sustainable Ballard and prefer to come into the Library to sign up for a membership, you should allow extra time. If you are a Sustainable Ballard member, but have not used the Tool Library before, you will create a Library login, receive a copy of our Tool Use Policy, sign a waiver and provide ID.

We have a sale shelf of low priced tools which are overstocked at the Library. We also appreciate donations and will provide you a tax receipt for your records.