Grand Re-Opening of Tool Library @ Youngstown


On April 9th, the West Seattle Tool Library will host a Grand Re-Opening after moving from South Seattle Community College to its new, expanded location at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW.




The larger space at Youngstown will allow for The Tool Library to greatly expand its collection, as well as open a 500 square foot community workshop/ makerspace with all the basic shop essentials such a tablesaw, bandsaw, mitersaw, drillpress, jointer, and many other shop tools.

Grand re-opening festivities will run from 9:00 am. to 2:00 pm and include tours of the new space, demonstrations by Tool Library members, snacks and beverages.

The Tool Library will also be hosting Ask an Expert, a monthly community forum for DIYers to connect and chat about their projects and also receive some great advice from local experts on topics such as Green Building & Architecture, Urban Agriculture, and Solar Power. Visitors are invited to sign up for a membership or donate tools in good condition.

The library’s hours will remain the same for the time being: Saturdays, from 9:00 a m to 2:00 pmand Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, although the workshop space will be available for rent by request at other times.

The Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, located at 4408 Delridge Way SW, is home to a wide variety of arts and nonprofit organizations, attracting a steady stream of West Seattle area residents attending dance classes, watching theater productions, or taking community education classes.

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WS Nursery Hosts 28th Spring Open House, SWS Collecting Tools

Sustainable West Seattle will be at the West Seattle Nursery this coming Saturday, April 9, from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm to help the West Seattle Nursery celebrate their Spring Open House and to collect tools from patrons.  For the donation of a tool, West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center patrons will get a $5 gift certificate to use toward any Nursery purchase.

Come visit the Nursery and bring your tired, worn-out or otherwise neglected tools and receive a $5 gift certificate and help the West Seattle Nursery celebrate Spring.  There is an afternoon of classes as part of the action.

The Nursery is hosting a series of classes as part of their open house.  Join SWS and the West Seattle Nursery for complimentary espresso and snacks. Check out West Seattle Nursery’s new deluxe chicken coop and their new chickens, Laverne and Shirley!

The West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center has an exciting line up of staff guest speakers this year.  Check out their website

Saturday events at West Seattle Nursery

  • 11:00 am Urban Chickens with Connie Wurm-Learn how to raise chickens right in your own back yard. There’s nothing better than fresh laid eggs!
  • 12:30 pm Elegant Container Gardens with Mary Holdsworth-Exercise your creativity and your green thumb with these beautiful, easy-to-pot-up container gardens.
  • 2:00 pm Front Yard Makeovers with Corinne Kennedy-Practical, simple and economical front yard facelift ideas will help make your home and garden feel like new.

Sustainable West Seattle will be there to collect tools for the SWS tool library. Bring a tool to donate and receive a $5.00 voucher for your purchases at the nursery that day. We’ll also have representatives from Community Orchard of West Seattle (COWS) and Scratch and Peck Feed Company tabling that day.

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