Adas Featured Events

Ada's Featured Events

11/15/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

11/15/2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

 

11/17/2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

You are cordially invited to celebrate the opening of the newest part of the Ada's family: The Lab! 

The Lab at Ada's is an events space. It's a gathering place for parties & meetings -- with an old science feel. The Lab will also host learning and tasting experiences, from unique coffee brewing to cocktail mixology. 

We invite you to get to know our cool new space while enjoying complimentary food and drink. There will also be a raffle with chances to win tickets to some of the first events that will be held in The Lab! 

You made it possible to grow, expand, and explore so many facets of what Ada's wants to offer this community. Come see where we're headed next! 

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Follow The Lab on Instagram for Progress Updates and Sneak Peeks!

11/17/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

 

11/24/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

Ada's will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. See you on Friday!

11/30/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-To see this year's list of books, click here

-To purchase this month's book, click here

12/01/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

12/13/2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

12/14/2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Enjoy logic puzzles? Looking for a challenge? Join your fellow puzzlers once a month for puzzle club, led by Pavel Curtis (maker of the Adalogical Aenigma). To join the mailing list for monthly reminders, click here.

12/15/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

12/20/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

12/20/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

12/22/2016 - 12:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-To see this year's list of books, click here

-To purchase this month's book, click here

12/24/2016 - 4:00pm

We'll be closing at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve. 

12/25/2016 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

We're closed for Christmas! See you on the 26th!

12/31/2016 - 4:00pm

We'll be closing at 4:00pm on New Year's Eve. 

01/01/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed on New Year's Day and the day after for inventory. See you on the 3rd!

01/02/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed on January 2nd for inventory. See you Tuesday!

01/09/2017 - 4:30pm

We will be closing at 4:30PM for our staff holiday party. 

01/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

01/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

01/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NUCLEAR POWER, CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR FUTURE:
How big a deal is radiation?
with: Todd Cloutier
In partnership with Cascadia Climate Action

Growing evidence indictates that nuclear power will need to play a role in meeting the world’s increasing energy needs. Let’s put the risks of radiation from nuclear power in perspective. Is a small amount repeated over a long time as deadly as a large amount? How much radiation do we live with every day? Is it safe to live next to a nuclear power plant?

Bring your questions and concerns and hear from Todd Cloutier, who has a BS in Physics, MS in Mechanical Engineering and served as a US Navy Submarine Officer for 24 years with responsibilities that included the operation and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Cloutier also trained Navy radiation workers on radiation and contamination controls.

01/18/2017 - 7:30pm
HiveBio Discussion Series: Graafstra on Body Hacking
 
What is the line boundary humanity and technology, and what happens when we blur that line? Amal Graafstra, noted DIY body-hacker, has been pushing this boundary of body augmentation by pioneering practices in DIY radio-frequency identification (RFID) device implantation, allowing him to communication with the technological world around him. This month in the HiveBio Discussion Series, Graafstra will be discussing his journey in RFID-implantation and the future of human-technology interactions.
01/19/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

01/24/2017 - 11:15am

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

01/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join special host Brandon Paul Weaver for this exciting and educational whiskey tasting event! Guided tastings of five American whiskies will be given alongside a curated menu of cocktails.

[pol-ee-math-ic] adj pertaining to acquaintance with many branches of learning
1615-25; <Greek polymathḗs learned, having learned much, 
equivalent topoly- poly- + -mathēs, adj. derivative of manthánein to learn
[sim-poh-zee-uh m] noun (in ancient Greece or Rome) a convivial meeting for drinking and intellectual conversation.
1580-90; < Latin < Greek sympósion drinking party, equivalent to sym-sym- + po- (variant stem of pī́nein to drink) + -sion noun suffix

Tickets are $35 and include presentation, tastings, and a cocktail.

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02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

02/04/2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Making great coffee at home is easy when you have tools and know how to use 'em. Join long time Seattle coffee professional Lorrie Mahieu and friends for a demonstration of three popular home coffee brewers, the Aeropress, Chemex, and Clever Pour Over. 

Tickets are $35 and include a bag of whole bean coffee and tasting throughout the workshop.

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02/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

02/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm

If “QamuSHa'”, “Anha zhilak yera norethaan”, “Gi melin.”, or "01001001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00001010" makes you swoon, then The Lab at Ada's is the place for your pre-heart day dinner. What better place to celebrate your love than a space inspired by Pierre and Marie Curie?

This is a prix fixe plated dinner.

Tickets are $100 per couple, or $55 for a single ticket. Tickets include appetizer, entree, and dessert. Drinks and gratuity not included.

 

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02/14/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

02/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

02/20/2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

American Spies; 
Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It

With Author Jennifer Stisa Granick
Talk is 6-7:30. Doors open at 5pm and a book signing, that is open to all regardless of ticket, will start at 7:30.

About our event:
It is no secret that US Intelligence Agencies - American Spies - have aggressively pushed technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. How does the reality of modern surveillance differ from popular understanding? Are mass surveillance and democracy compatible? The Lab at Ada's welcomes author and Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Jennifer Stisa Granick, to discuss and answer these questions and more.

Join us for a presentation, discussion and book signing of Jennifer's work: American Spies; Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care and What to do About ItCustom cocktails will be available.

This event is 21+ only.

About Jennifer:
Jennifer Stisa Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. 

About the book:
US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.

American Spies is published by Cambridge University Press and available at Ada's Technical Books & Cafe.

02/21/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

02/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

03/03/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

03/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room

03/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Nuclear Power, Climate Change, and Our Future:  What About The Waste?

Nuclear power plants generate clean electricity---without CO2 emissions. They also create waste in the form of used nuclear fuel.  How much is there and what can we do about it?  Let’s talk about that.

Bring your concerns and questions and hear from an expert. James Conca is a Senior Scientist for an environmental remediation company, UFA Ventures, Inc; an Affiliate Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; an Adjunct Professor at WSU; and a Forbes contributor on energy and environmental issues (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/.)  

We'll be holding this talk in The Lab at Ada's, an exciting new event space at Ada's Technical Books. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.

03/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room

03/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

03/15/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

03/16/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

This event will be in The Lab at Ada's, an exciting new event space at Ada's Technical Books. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

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Finding a good data scientist has been likened to hunting for a unicorn; the required combination of technical skills is simply very hard to find in one person. The Data Science Handbook provides a crash course in data science, combining all the necessary skills into a single unified discipline.

$60 entry includes a copy of the book, author presentation & book signing and a drink.

FIELD CADY is the data scientist at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, where he develops tools that use machine learning to mine scientific literature. He has a BS in physics and math from Stanford University and an MA in computer science from Carnegie Mellon.

More about the book: The Data Science Handbook provides a crash course in data science, combining all the necessary skills into a single unified discipline. It is an ideal resource for data analysis methodology and big data software tools.

 

03/16/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

03/19/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Our Secret Better Lives is a novel for anyone who's ever fallen in love with a song.

Katy has a rack full of Nirvana and Soundgarden CDs. She's seen Pearl Jam in concert, twice. She never imagined she would be the one behind the microphone.

Join author Matthew Amster-Burton for a reading, signing and Q&A about his newest book: Our Secret Better Lives. Fall in love with the '90's all over again!

Read more about the author and his newest book here: https://matthewamsterburton.com/

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03/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

03/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

03/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

03/29/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Electronic Rights Rainier for a roundtable discussion of privacy and security while crossing the border with your devices. We'll talk about technical measures you can take, experiences with border security, and recent newsworthy decisions that may affect your decisions on what to take with you on your trip and what information you are willing to disclose. Come join us, learn, and contribute your own knowledge!

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03/30/2017 - 7:30pm

Ada's is partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present Eugenia Cheng and her book "Beyond Infinity"

Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield. As one of few women in her field, Cheng aims to reach a wide audience about all things math and dispel the phobia that many people feel regarding the subject. Her popular Youtube videos explaining a variety of math topics have been viewed more than 700,000 times. In Beyond Infinity, Cheng takes readers on an entertaining journey from math at its most elemental to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way she considers questions like why some numbers are uncountable or why infinity plus one is not the same as one plus infinity. Weaving in her expertise as a chef, she offers some surprising scenarios: planning a dinner party for 7 billion people using a chessboard, making a chicken-sandwich sandwich, and creating infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough. With accessibility and entertainment as her primary goals, Cheng provides a rich—and relevant—recipe for learning math.

You can purchase the book here.

And you can purchase tickets to the event here.

04/04/2017 - 7:00pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present this Panel Discussion featuring Dr. James Conca, Dr. Nick Touran, Kristin Zaitz, Scott Montgomery.

Many leading scientists and world bodies say nuclear energy resources will be a key component in combating climate change, but myths and misconceptions about the use of nuclear resources persist. How can nuclear energy make a difference given the challenges it faces, some real and some imagined?

Join Seattle Friends of Fission at Town Hall Seattle for a lively discussion featuring a panel of experts with national and global perspectives on how we can safely use nuclear energy to fight climate change.

Panelists include:
Dr. James Conca, Forbes.com contributor on energy and environmental issues
Nick Touran, advanced nuclear reactor physicist, TerraPower
Kristin Zaitz, senior consulting engineer, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
Moderator: Scott Montgomery, nationally acclaimed writer, and adjunct faculty, UW Jackson School of Intl. Studies

04/06/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

 

04/10/2017 - 7:00pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present "How Long to Look Before Leaping" with Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Look before you leap. We’ve all heard this piece of advice. But is it helpful? Whether considering trivial matters, like trying to find a parking spot or weighing life-changing decisions like choosing a spouse, it’s difficult to find the balance between passing up a great opportunity or making a choice too quickly. Author Brian Christian and cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths have teamed up to bring you a statistically tested formula for decision-making. In Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, they explore the way that algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives to help us know exactly how long we should look before we leap. They will talk about how these algorithms designed for computers can also untangle our human questions.

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04/11/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

 

This event will be in The Lab at Ada's, an exciting new event space at Ada's Technical Books. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

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Learn the psychological constrictions of attention, perception, memory, disposition, motivation, and social influence that determine whether customers will be receptive to your digital innovations. Ada's presents author David C. Evans for a presentation and book signing of his new book Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design With User Psychology.

04/11/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

04/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

04/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

04/18/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

04/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

04/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

04/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ever felt overwhelmed by the plethora of machine learning and data science information? Not sure which algorithms to use to scope out your problem? Matt Kirk can help you get started. 

Join us for a presentation and discussion that will help you: learn to test whether an algorithm can solve your problem, decide which of the 13 technology stacks to use to house your data, quickly categorize algorithms and determine which one to use on your project, and deliver and test production-quality machine learning code. 

A signing of Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python will follow the presentation.

 

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04/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

From climate change, to EPA regulations, to internet privacy, and more, the 21st century's policy discussions would greatly benefit from the voices of STEM workers. But often, cultural misunderstandings and miscommunications can make these conversations impossible to have. 

Come learn how to advocate for science and the role of evidence more effectively from Joy Delyria, Interpretive Programs Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center, and Ariana Coveney, a linguistics and cultural communications instructor with a background in psychology. 

Discover what techniques work, and why, and get a chance to practice them. 

Hosted by 314 Action Seattle.

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04/29/2017 - 8:00am

Join one of the biggest book parties in the country! Seattle Bookstore Day (part of Independent Bookstore Day) celebrates our independent bookstores with parties, prizes, exclusive merchandise, giveaways, and the ambitious bookstore day challenge. 

On Seattle Bookstore Day, get your passport stamped at 19 local bookstores to be crowned a bookstore day champion and receive 25 percent off at all stores for a year! Get your passport stamped at three local stores and be entered to win a $25 gift card to all 19 stores - a $475 value!

Log your progress (and share your book haul!) on Facebook and Instagram with #SEABookstoreDay

Pick up your map and passport at any participating store or print it from home!

04/30/2017 - 7:30pm

We're partnering with Town Hall Seattle to present "How Facebook, Amazon, and Google Threaten Democracy" with author Jonathan Taplin.

Move Fast and Break Things, by writer and film producer Jonathan Taplin, tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs hijacked the internet, creating three monopoly firms—Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The men who founded these companies shaped online culture to mirror their own values. The environment they created, tolerates piracy, promotes opaque business practices, and subordinates the privacy of individual users. It also has had serious impacts on the music, film, television, publishing, and news industries. Taplin contends that the situation poses a real threat to democracy, as more and more Americans receive their news, music, and other forms of entertainment from this narrow pool. Taplin, who has managed the tours for such greats as Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, and The Band, draws from his own half-century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of online streaming video. He offers new ways to think about the design of the internet and specifically the way we interact with the companies that monopolize it.

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05/02/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Learn the psychological constrictions of attention, perception, memory, disposition, motivation, and social influence that determine whether customers will be receptive to your digital innovations. Ada's presents author David C. Evans for a presentation and book signing of his new book Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design With User Psychology.

Please note that The Lab at Ada's is 21+ only.

Doors open at 6pm. Presentation to start at 7pm.

05/09/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

05/11/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

05/15/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

05/16/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

05/18/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

05/23/2017 - 11:30am

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group

05/24/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Nuclear energy could play a large part in our global quest to reduce the impact of human beings on our climate and to provide clean energy for the world. Developments in nuclear technology move us closer to this goal every day! 

Bring your questions and thoughts to this informal evening of discussion with Dr. Nick Touran, advanced nuclear reactor physicist at TerraPower and Scott Montgomery, acclaimed writer and adjunct faculty at UW's Jackson School of International Studies focusing on global energy, nuclear power, and climate change.

 

Co-sponsored by Seattle Friends of Fission. May 24 in The Programming Room, all ages, 7-9PM

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05/24/2017 - 7:00pm

The Lab at Ada's welcomes Seattle Scout members (and the Scout curious!) to scenario plan the social, technical and political implications of Kim Stanley Robinsons new book: New York 2140, hosted by Scout CEO Berit Anderson and Futurist.com founder Glen Hiemstra. Set in a dystopian near-future where much of New York City as we know it is underwater due to rising sea levels, this work aims to show us where we are as much as it shows us where we could be going. The event is open to the general public; entry is $5 (waived for Scout members). Themed cocktails will be available.

The Lab is a  21+ venue. Doors open at 6, planning starts at 7.

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05/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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Spring is here, and it's the time of year when we take stock of where we've been and make broad declarations about where we're going. How do you get off the couch and get on the path? If you've ever fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation, this panel discussion is for you.

Panelists include: Matthew Amster-Burton, author of Pretty Good Number One and Our Secret Better Lives; Jonathan Tweet, author of Grandmother Fish; Abigail Carter, author of The Alchemy of Loss and Remember the Moon, and Gaby Weidling, Event and Game Designer at Seattle's Lone Shark Games. Panel will be moderated by Jeff Leisawitz, author of Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

$20 entry includes a copy of the book, a drink ticket and the panel discussion. Companion tickets are $5 and include access to the panel discussion. Doors open at 6PM, Panel starts at 7PM.

This event is being held in The Lab, our new event space. The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/01/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

06/02/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

06/06/2017 - 7:00pm

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

06/08/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

06/13/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- To see this season's list of books, click here

- To join our Facebook group, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here for volume 1 and here for volume 2. 

06/14/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

06/15/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

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06/19/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free amateur radio license exams administered by Laurel VEC in the Programming Room every 3rd Monday. 

06/20/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

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-Purchase this month's book

06/21/2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

06/22/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

In the new era of precision medicine, we know that no two cancer patients are alike. Tailoring drug treatments to each individual patient's tumor promises to dramatically increase response rates. How can we teach computers which drug works the best for every patient? Join Cure First's Franz Schaub for a presentation on teaching computers to cure cancer.

Cure First is a non-profit research organization committed to accelerating the discovery of targeted, safer and more effective treatments for cancer. 

Suggested donation of $5+, all donations go to benefit Cure First. Additionally, Ada's will donate a portion of book sale proceeds from 5PM-9PM to Cure First.

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/23/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Award winning Barkeep Brandon Paul Weaver guides you through the history, tools, tips and tricks of making great cocktails. We'll talk about how to craft drinks that match your individual tastes, how to mix and match ingredients and how to get that damn shaker separated! Of course, we'll have to taste a few cocktails along the way to check our work... You will leave this class confident that you can make some creative, tasty drinks to wow your guests at home, just in time for the summer party season!! 

Tickets are $40 and include welcoming cocktail and tastes throughout. 

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

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06/27/2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

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500 Women Scientists Summer Science Series

June 27, 6-9 PM
$5 or Free for 500 Women Scientists members with Discount Code

The Lab at Ada's is 21+.

Who Belongs? Cultural Stereotypes Influence Gender Disparities in Science in Technology

Despite having made significant inroads into a variety of traditionally male-dominated fields, women continue to be underrepresented in fields including computer science. Many theories have been put forth to explain this phenomenon, ranging from innate female inferiority in quantitative skills to an unwillingness by women to put in late hours. Dr. Cheryan’s research shifts the explanation for this under representation away from women’s deficiencies and instead examines whether it is the image of computer science, fueled by inaccurate stereotypes, that interferes with women’s ability to see themselves in these fields. Dr. Cheryan’s research demonstrates that current perceptions of computer scientists deter women, but not men, from the field. However, when the field’s prominent stereotypes are altered using environments and role models, women express more interest in computer science. Broadening the image of who does computer science may be fundamentally important to reducing gender disparities in the field.

Dr. Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington. She earned a BA in psychology and American Studies at Northwestern and a PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes, and prejudice, and she has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological ScienceJournal of Personality & Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. Her work has been cited widely in the media, including in the New York TimesNPR, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2012–13, she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She has just returned from a fellowship with the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Studies at Stanford University.

06/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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07/03/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Interested in picking locks for fun? Seattle Lockpicking and Locksport meets in the Programming Room to do just that every first Tuesday. 

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07/04/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

We will be closed all day for the 4th of July. 

07/07/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

07/11/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. 

- See this season's book list

- Join the Facebook group!

- Purchase this month's book

07/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

07/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

07/17/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

07/18/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

07/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

 

07/20/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- To see this year's list of books, click here.

- To join the mailing list for this book club, click here.

- To purchase this month's book, click here.

07/24/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

So, a philosopher of love and a divorced wedding blogger walk into a bar…and start a conversation about love.

What is Love? This question has plagued philosophers, authors, artists, musicians and dreamy-eyed, socially awkward teenagers alike since the beginning of time. But WHAT IS IT? Is it your pounding heart? Your sweaty palms? The butterflies in your stomach? The level of intimacy that lets you fart in front of your S.O. and laugh about it? Author Carrie Jenkins and Offbeat Empire Founder Ariel Meadow Stallings talk about Carrie’s book What Love Is and What it Could Be. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll hope, we’ll commiserate as we discuss the history, science, philosophy and politics of love.

Carrie is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a nationally elected Canada Research Chair, and the principal investigator on the collaborative research project the Nature of Love, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Ariel is the Founder and Publisher of the Offbeat Empire, and author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides. She graduated from the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Today Show, and The Guardian.

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07/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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07/26/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

This talk is free and for all-ages

Six years have passed since a record-breaking tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nucler Station, an incident that upset public confidence in the safety of Nuclear Energy.

Join us for coffee and discussion with retired Navy Captain Reid Tanaka, nuclear advisor to the U.S. military commander in Fukushima during the crisis, as he shares his experience and his thoughts about Nuclear Energy after the accident.

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07/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Curious about our events space, The Lab? Wondering what we get up to back there? Now’s your chance to find out!

For the first time since our Grand Opening, we’ll be opening The Lab for all. Tickets aren’t necessary for this open cocktail evening. Grab a friend and get fancy while enjoying some of our custom cocktails created by bartender Max David and Events Coordinator Lorrie Mahieu. Space is limited, so get there early if you want a seat!

 

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07/29/2017 - 5:00pm

We will be closing at 5:00pm for Employee Appreciation Night. Thank you for understanding!

08/03/2017 - 7:00pm

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

08/04/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

08/08/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of graphic novel favorites chosen by a rotating group of Ada's staff members. This month's books are Trees Volumes 1 and 2 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard.

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08/09/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

08/10/2017 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join The Lab at Ada’s for a FREE tasting event with Copperworks Distilling Co! Tasting is FREE, and cocktails featuring Copperworks’ Spirits will be available for purchase. Space is limited, so get here early!

This is a 21+ event.

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08/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

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08/13/2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Ada's welcomes the cast of STARBALL: A Dreamy Musical Astronomy Show to perform from their critically-acclaimed, improvisational, live musical theater event.

STARBALL was developed by John Kaufmann and Dan Dennis while working at Seattle's Pacific Science Center. The cast will perform excerpts and stick around to talk with Ada's patrons about their experiences with the show.

08/15/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

08/16/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

08/17/2017 - 10:30am

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out next season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

 

08/18/2017 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

 

08/21/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

08/22/2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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08/26/2017 - 7:00pm

Friends of Ada’s, Alex & Veronica, will host a very exciting Science Fiction Trivia night! Questions are sourced from books read in the Classics of Science Fiction Book Club over the last 2 years. Teams of 2-6 people will compete to win great prizes put up by Ada’s! Teams of members from Ada’s Science Fiction Book Clubs will be seated first; additional seating will be given as space is available. 

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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08/31/2017 - 7:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s is pleased to welcome Rachel Nabors to talk about her new ebook: Animation at Work. Rachel will read from her book and give a short presentation on the five core uses of core UI animation. Following the presentation will be an eBook signing (yes!! It’s possible!!) and a toast!

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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09/01/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

09/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Communicating science is hard. Communicating controversial science is even harder. Join the Seattle pod of 500 Women Scientists to learn how to be more effective when discussing charged scientific topics. Joy DeLyria, the Interpretative Programs Supervisor at the Pacific Science Center, will present on how to have constructive conversations about controversial science. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Knowing your audience

  • Biases that lead to dismissing science

  • Research on effective vs. ineffective communication methods

  • Best practices for positive conversations

  • Shared values to focus on

  • Goals for these types of conversation

Doors open at 6:00pm, presentation starts at 7:00pm. 

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09/08/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This is event is 21+

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09/09/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Did you forget that writing angsty love songs lights up your rock n roll heart? Has your day job squashed your desire to pen electric poems, paint abstract flowers, shoot experimental films and/or amp up any other creative mission that’s languishing on the back burner?

It’s time to switch your phone to airplane mode. Tune in. Take a breath. Tap into the subconscious core of your beautiful heart to re-discover what you love (and why).

Not F*ing Around author Jeff Leisawitz will help point you in the right direction to move boldly towards your creative dreams.

This the first in a series of 4 workshops that will include:
1) Discover What You Love (And Why), September 9
2) The Passion and Purpose of Creativity, October 14
3) The Power of Yes, November 11
4) The Art of the Ephemeral, December 9

$25 per workshop, $35 for a workshop plus a copy of Jeff's book, or $100 for the full series of 4 workshops and a copy of Jeff's book. Ticket link to be posted soon. 

The Lab at Ada's is a 21+ venue.

 

09/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

09/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

09/18/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

09/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

09/20/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

09/21/2017 - 6:00pm

 

Venomous animals and the potent chemical cocktails they wield have fascinated our species since the dawn of human history, and perhaps even longer. They are nature's most feared creatures, and yet, these notorious animals hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, physiology, and medicine.

Christie Wilcox—author of Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry—will talk about her book and how the animals we love to loathe have actually helped us all along. And with modern technology finally able to decipher the biochemical knowledge contained in their genomes, venomous creatures will only continue to help humanity tackle our biggest challenges over the coming centuries.

This event is in The Lab at Ada's and is 21+.

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09/21/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out this season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

09/26/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

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09/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Can America switch to 100% renewable energy sources by mid-century? Twenty-one prominent scientists have issued sharp critiques of this plan. What are the other plans being advocated for achieving a zero-carbon energy solution? Is the journey to that solution as important as achieving it?

Come join us for coffee and discussion as Dr. James Conca talks about the difficulties with 100% Renewables. He is a contributor to Forbes on Energy and Environmental issues and a nuclear waste scientist for over thirty years.

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10/05/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Come to these bi-monthly meetings to discuss two books, one fiction and one non-fiction, with a similar topic in common! 

- See this season's book list.

- Purchase this month's fiction book.

- Purchase this month's non-fiction book.

10/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This is event is 21+

10/06/2017 - 7:00pm

The Seattle Music Machine Salon (SMMS) is a monthly discussion group, open to all ages and skill levels. Each month we’ll have a presentation and a guided discussion on some aspect of making music with computers and electronics. Topics will include software and hardware tools, compositional strategies, community and culture. The aim is to create a diverse group that will expand viewpoints and spark new projects. 

SMMS meets every first Friday from 7–9pm in our Programming Room. 

Sponsored by [Madrona Labs.](http://madronalabs.com)

10/11/2017 - 7:00pm

Seattle-area logic-puzzle lovers: don't (just) solve alone! It's time for Ada's Monthly Puzzle Club!

On the second Wednesday of every month, a startlingly kind and clever group of people gathers in the Programming Room for a evening of collaborative puzzle solving, and you can join them!

10/12/2017 - 7:00pm

Come and discuss books on UX design!

-Join the Meetup group

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

10/16/2017 - 7:00pm

In the Programming Room every 3rd Monday

10/17/2017 - 7:00pm

Those with experience and non-experts alike are invited read and discuss important and popular books on computer science. 

-See this season's book list

-Purchase this month's book

10/18/2017 - 7:30pm

Join HiveBio for their monthly discussion group in the Programming Room! Facilitated by HiveBio member Max Showalter, the discussion group is the perfect place to learn more about HiveBio Community Lab, discuss a project that you have in mind, talk about an interesting development in bioscience, and meet like-minded citizen scientists. See you there!

10/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us for a survey of classic works of science fiction.

- Check out this season's book list

- Join the mailing list for this book club

- Purchase this month's book

10/20/2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

The Lab at Ada’s hosts another open-to-the-public cocktail event! Come kick back and hang out with us for an evening of signature and classic cocktails. Seating in The Lab is limited, so come early if you want to be sure to have a spot!

This is event is 21+

10/24/2017 - 7:00pm

Join us monthly for great community, conversation, and science fiction books!

- See the current season's book list

- Purchase this month's book

- Join our Facebook Group