Wednesday, December 10, 2014

De Inga y Mandinga: Music, Dance, Poetry

de Inga y Mandinga

In partnership with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Peruvian artist, director and producer Monica Rojas will present in December “DE INGA Y MANDINGA: African Diaspora Artistic Routes to Latin America”, a multidisciplinary performance that explores the results of mixing historical African influences in Latin America. With DE INGA Y MANDINGA Seattle is at the forefront of uniting representatives of Afro-latino communities to preserve, cultivate and share their valuable culture. This year’s edition will explore music and dance traditions from Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina, all woven into a story of love that honors history, ancestry and vibrant cultural heritage.

Buy your tickets here!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cinema Italian Style | Nov 13 - 20 | SIFF Cinema Uptown

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style returns for the sixth annual celebration of the best in current Italian films.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Help us improve the Libraries website and earn $10!

The Libraries is conducting a study to evaluate several features on our website. We want to find out what works best for people who use it - people like you - so we can improve the design and functionality of the site.

Sign up online for a 1-hour session:

Eligible participants will earn a $10 gift card for the University Bookstore and some UW Libraries swag. Questions? Email

Thursday, October 23, 2014

French Cinema Now at SIFF

October 23-30

"The festival showcases the diversity of contemporary French cinema with seasoned directors, like Alain Resnais and the Dardenne brothers, playing alongside relative newcomers like Celine Sciamma and Christian Duguay, with spectacular performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg, Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo, Yvan Attal, Cédric Kahn, and The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius. From explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies, historical epic to family-friendly animation, this year's Festival truly offers something for everybody."

Schedule and Details

Monday, September 8, 2014

Biblioteca Italiana Seattle

There's a new Italian lending library in town, the Biblioteca Italiana Seattle.

 From the FAQ:

Where is BIS located?

You can find us at D'Ambrosio Gelato shop in Capitol Hill 1542 12th Ave Ste 3, Seattle, WA.  (Read more: here.)

When is BIS open?

Even if the Gelato shop is open, BIS is open only on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm (except holidays).

Can I check out books at any time?

No. Only BIS volunteers have access to the books on the shelves. Volunteers will be present at the shop to help you on Sundays 2-4pm. The owner of the shop and the shop workers can not take or give you books. However they can give you information about the Biblioteca.

Do I need to pay?

No. Membership to the BIS is free. You will just need to fill in a form with your information and agree to BIS rules to become a member.

Can I donate my used books?

Yes, we are more than happy to receive donations of books written in Italian or of Italian authors translated in English.

Can I donate books written in English?

Yes, you can donate books written in English but the author must be Italian or the topic of the book must be related to Italian culture.

I do not have used books, how can I make a donation to BIS?

At the moment BIS is not accepting donations of money, but you can buy some new books for us. You can find suggestions on our wish list in the notes and buy books on,,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Alliance Française Open House & Book Fair
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N #205
Seattle, WA 98103
206 632 5433