Adas Featured Events

Ada's Featured Events

03/02/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Not Too Small to Make a Difference is an anti-bias, kid-focused read-aloud adventure! We will read all kinds of books here but there will be a focus on Social Justice. Do you want to have the ability to discuss hard questions your little one asks? “Why is that person in a driving chair?” “Why does she have Brown skin?) “Can I touch his hair?” “What is war?” All the wonders that kids possess should be talked through. And to face these discussions, we need patience, love, and creative honesty. I invite you to have a social justice story time to open the door to conversations that could transform change. 

Saturday Mornings in the Programming Room
10:00am to 11:00am
Free to Attend
All Ages Welcome

03/07/2024 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

About Decent Social Skills: Practice being social without worrying about messing up! That's what this group aims to do. We take exercises from various social skills classes we've either attended or come up with on our own and practice together. It's 80% practice and 20% theory. Less lecture, more practice!

About this Session: 

How long is too long to follow up with someone you met? When is too soon? Let's explore how to keep the momentum going after a positive interaction.

We'll explore the analogy of having fun on a swing. A little push gets you swinging. With the right timing, additional little pushes get you swinging even higher. It's the same in budding friendships. Following up at the right time can build or maintain the momentum.

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Join us for programming from 6:30-8:00 and then stay to practice your new skills with other attendees from 8:00-9:00! 
 

All Ages Welcome
Free to Attend

03/09/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Not Too Small to Make a Difference is an anti-bias, kid-focused read-aloud adventure! We will read all kinds of books here but there will be a focus on Social Justice. Do you want to have the ability to discuss hard questions your little one asks? “Why is that person in a driving chair?” “Why does she have Brown skin?) “Can I touch his hair?” “What is war?” All the wonders that kids possess should be talked through. And to face these discussions, we need patience, love, and creative honesty. I invite you to have a social justice story time to open the door to conversations that could transform change. 

Saturday Mornings in the Programming Room
10:00am to 11:00am
Free to Attend
All Ages Welcome

03/09/2024 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Calandrelli, MIT-trained engineer turned internet STEAM star, demonstrates science experiments you can do at home with common household products as the host of Netflix’s Emily’s Wonder Lab and through her popular social media channels.

Following the success of her first book, Calandrelli has developed 50 new science experiments for the whole family to do together in Stay Curious and Keep Exploring: Next Level. Calandrelli is passionate about exploring science with families. She is open about her own parents’ lack of science background and how that led her to hone her skill of explaining scientific concepts in ways that are understandable and accessible. By offering opportunities to explore STEAM in your everyday life, Calandrelli will invite you to get your hands in some real, fun science.

Emily Calandrelli is an MIT engineer turned science TV host. She’s the host of Emily’s Wonder Lab on Netflix, the Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Outer Space on FOX, and the author of the Ada Lace Adventures and Reach for the Stars. Emily has worked with Bill Nye, Will Smith, and Cardi B to promote STEAM and has been featured on The Today Show and The Drew Barrymore Show. She enjoys sharing her love of science with her followers at @TheSpaceGal on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok and on her YouTube channel.

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This event will take place at Town Hall Seattle, where Ada's will be the official bookseller

All Ages
FREE for Ages 22 and Under!

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03/13/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Queer SFF Book Club in discussing The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion & The Barrow Will Send What it May by Margaret Killjoy

The Queer Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club is open to all readers with a focus on science fiction and fantasy that falls under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella through character, plot, or author.

We typically meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, though meeting dates are subject to change.
These meetings are in-person, in the Programming Room at Ada’s Technical Books.

View our 2023-24 season book list here
Sign up for reminder emails here.

If you'd like to automatically order the books from Ada's in advance of our discussions, you can sign up for the book subscription here.

03/16/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Not Too Small to Make a Difference is an anti-bias, kid-focused read-aloud adventure! We will read all kinds of books here but there will be a focus on Social Justice. Do you want to have the ability to discuss hard questions your little one asks? “Why is that person in a driving chair?” “Why does she have Brown skin?) “Can I touch his hair?” “What is war?” All the wonders that kids possess should be talked through. And to face these discussions, we need patience, love, and creative honesty. I invite you to have a social justice story time to open the door to conversations that could transform change. 

Saturday Mornings in the Programming Room
10:00am to 11:00am
Free to Attend
All Ages Welcome

03/21/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the Classics of Science Fiction Book Club in discussing A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge

The Classics of Science Fiction Book Club reads a variety of books that are, should be, could be, or might (arguably) one day be considered classics of the science fiction genre. We typically meet the third Thursday of the month at 7pm, though meeting dates are subject to change. 

Meetings are online only, until further notice. To participate, email 'csfbookclub@gmail.com' and request the meeting link.

View the full reading list for the 2023-24 season here
Sign up for the mailing list here

If you'd like to automatically order the books from Ada's in advance of our discussions, you can sign up for the book subscription here.

03/23/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Not Too Small to Make a Difference is an anti-bias, kid-focused read-aloud adventure! We will read all kinds of books here but there will be a focus on Social Justice. Do you want to have the ability to discuss hard questions your little one asks? “Why is that person in a driving chair?” “Why does she have Brown skin?) “Can I touch his hair?” “What is war?” All the wonders that kids possess should be talked through. And to face these discussions, we need patience, love, and creative honesty. I invite you to have a social justice story time to open the door to conversations that could transform change. 

Saturday Mornings in the Programming Room
10:00am to 11:00am
Free to Attend
All Ages Welcome

03/29/2024 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Are you a dungeon master? A Settler of Catan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that Board Games and Booze is back! Join us at The Lab to play games, show your strategic prowess, make friends, and drink booze. Featuring a wide variety of board games, and a series of D&D Adventures!

Be sure to arrive early to sign up for the D&D adventures. The adventures will begin at 6:15pm and 8:45pm, each will last ~2 hours. No experience or supplies are needed, each adventure is limited to 6 players.

Wanting to play a particular game? Feel free to bring your own to the event!

Free to Attend

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21+ in The Lab
All Ages in The Programming Room

03/30/2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Not Too Small to Make a Difference is an anti-bias, kid-focused read-aloud adventure! We will read all kinds of books here but there will be a focus on Social Justice. Do you want to have the ability to discuss hard questions your little one asks? “Why is that person in a driving chair?” “Why does she have Brown skin?) “Can I touch his hair?” “What is war?” All the wonders that kids possess should be talked through. And to face these discussions, we need patience, love, and creative honesty. I invite you to have a social justice story time to open the door to conversations that could transform change. 

Saturday Mornings in the Programming Room
10:00am to 11:00am
Free to Attend
All Ages Welcome