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Support Exchange  Music Bridge - Ukuleles to Poland by Local Artist
Support Arts  Project Space 1320B by Bartosz Beda in Moscow, ID
Volunteers  Library volunteers needed for the Polish Home Library
Con Artists  Beware of Con Artists Speaking Polish in the Seattle area
Tours To Poland  Tours to Poland in Summer by the Lira Ensemble (Chicago)

Language courses

 Take a Summer Language Course in Poland
Learn Polish  Learn Real Polish On the Internet  Reader recommended!
Trip To Nowhere  Support the Polish WWII Siberian Exile Story for Schools & Libraries
Passport info  Polish passport applications processed in Seattle
Polskie książki  New Polish Books Each Month at the UW Slavic Library
Radio Wisla  Local Polish language Radio Wisla - on the internet

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 Beware of Con Artists Speaking Polish in the Seattle area

Con Artist


in the

Seattle area


Con Artists Speaking Polish Try to Sell and Steal


We have received an urgent warning from Polish News readers about con artists prowling parking lots of big retailers like Costco, and approaching people speaking Polish. They also defrauded several people at the Polish Church in Seattle. Two ladies passing themselves as Serbians who came from Poland for a short visit offer Zepter cooking pots at bargain prices. However, in fact they are thieves. They travel in a white Hyundai.


Here is a testimonial:


Pisze ten e-mail, zeby ostrzec wszystkich Polakow w Seattle I okolicach przed oszustami, ktorzy kraza na parkingach przed Cosco I innymi sklepami oferujac garnki o rzekomo wysokiej jakosci za niska cene. Dwie kobiety o urodzie cyganskiej podaja sie za Serbki, ktore przyjechaly z Polski na kilka dni, aby sprzedawac garnki firmy Zepter, zaczepiaja Polakow, mowiac po polsku. Oferuja zestaw garnkow po "okazyjnej cenie".

Jezdza bialym Hunday. Rysiu, ostrzez wszystkich Polakow przed nimi, bo to zlodziejki!!!. Prosze uzyj wszyskich sposobow, zeby przestrzec Polakow przed nimi. Najlepiej, zeby zainteresowala sie nimi policja, bo okradaja ludzi I  strasznie szkodza imieniu polskiej Polonii.

 posted Apr 4, 2017

  Librarian Volunteers Needed at the Polish Home


Volunteers Needed to Run the Polish Home Library


The Polish Home Association is looking for volunteers willing to serve as the librarian at the Polish Home / Polish Cultural Center. The library is located upstairs in the Polish Home building. If you would like to help please contact the new librarian Monika Johnson at MonikaJohnson@yahoo.com


Ochotnicy Potrzebni do Prowadzenia Biblioteki w Domu Polskim


Towarzystwo Domu Polskiego szuka ochotnikow chetnych do prowadzenia biblioteki w Domu Polskim. Osoby zainteresowane proszone sa o skontaktowanie sie z Moniką Johnson, ktora została nową bibliotekarką. Kontakt: MonikaJohnson@yahoo.com.

 reposted Apr 5, 2017

 Tours To Poland by The Lira Ensemble (Chicago)

Lira Tours to


in 2017


Visit Poland on a Tour organized by the Lira Ensemble



The Lira Ensemble (Chicago) invites everybody to three tours to Poland in 2017:

The overview info page from Tour Director Lucyna Migala


Tour of Southern Poland | June 22 - July 5

Tour of Northern Poland | July 13 - July 27

Special Family Tour | July 27 - August 7 call for 773-508-7040 for family tour details



For more info please contact Ms. Migala at lira@liraensemble.org  

Or call 773-508-7040

 posted Mar 9, 2017

 Summer Language Courses in Poland

More Language Courses




 Intensive 2 week courses in Cracow by VARIA


Intensive summer courses from early June till September


posted Apr 5, 2017

Polish Language School Glossa, based in Cracow


Polish language school and 2-, 3- and 4-week courses


posted Apr 5, 2017


Centre for Polish Studies several cities

2- & 4-week Intensive Summer Courses

Detailed info for in July August, Septemer

posted Mar 16, 2016

 New Polish Books at the UW Slavic Library

New books


each month


Dear Polish Language Readers,


Each month, the Slavic Library of the University of Washington receives from 100 to 200 new items in Polish. These new positions can be seen here


Clicking on individual titles retrieves more information about those titles. Individuals with a UW library card can use the lists to have the Library retrieve and hold items of interest for them to pick up at a circulation desk anywhere in the UW Library system (Seattle, Bothell or Tacoma).

Members of the general public not already affiliated with UW (faculty, staff, students, or alumni association members) can get a borrower's card valid for one year by donating $100 to the UW Libraries (see http://www.lib.washington.edu/support/friends). Those who wish can stipulate that their donation be used entirely to support new acquisitions in Polish studies.

Inquiries, comments, requests and suggestions are always welcome and may be directed to:

Michael Biggins
Slavic, Baltic, and East European studies librarian
University of Washington Libraries, Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900

Tel. (206) 543-5588

 posted Jan 31, 2012

 Polish passport applications in Seattle

Passport info


Polish citizens

An update on Polish passport applications for Polish Citizens from WA.

For information in English, please see the FAQ page.


Składanie podań w Seattle jest możliwe wtedy, kiedy przyjeżdża konsul


Konsulat ma program wizyt w sprawach paszportowych w większych miastach rejonu konsularnego Konsulatu Generalnego w Los Angeles. Ostatni przyjazd konsula do Seattle był w czerwcu 2014 a Porland była we wrześniu 2015. Następna wizyta konsula w Seattle jest zaplanowana na 2 i 3 czerwca 2015.


Aby otrzymać wiadomość o kolejnej wizycie konsula, prosimy zapisać się na otrzymywanie naszego biuletynu polonijnego przez email. Plan wizyt  konsularnych jest ostatnio dostępny na stronie Konsulatu w LA  

updated Feb 12, 2015

 Local Polish language Radio Wisła on the internet




Tune to Seattle-based Polish language internet radio www.radiowisla.com for updates and interview reporting from local community events.

posted Feb 17, 2010

 Learning Polish on the internet

Learning Polish on the internet


Please read info about Libratus schools and Polish government proposals posted on the FAQ page.


Below there is some info about learning Polish with help of internet as recommended by Readers or  submitted to the Editor by different educational outfits.




Reader recommended free podcasts and paid subscriptions with Piotr.

Seems great for Polish-Americans, that is people who know the language somewhat,

understand more, speak less and would like to take it to the next level.

In small daily chunks, regular readings etc.


posted in Jan 2016


Learn Polish Feel Good


This is a great website for anyone looking to practice Polish grammar and vocabulary through online interactive exercises. Includes over 150 exercises arranged by topic (verbs/verb tenses, nouns and pronouns, prepositions, adjectives/adverbs).

The site also has a “Polish for travelers” section.



Declination: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/polish-nouns-pronouns.html,

Conjugation: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/v-grac-past-imperfective1.html

Adjective agreement w/ gender: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/adjectives-which-gender1.html

first posted in 2010, still looks great in Jan 2016



Grammar rules, comments on the place of Polish among other languages etc.

A Grammar of the Polish Language


This seems to be very thorough but feels somewhat dry.



Edu & More - Learn Polish Online


Immersive e-learning of Polish language for foreigners

Online courses and lessons consist on different topics

and different levels of language competence (from A1 to B2)

Each course means:

·         practical subjects & selected vocabulary

·         useful structures

·         dialogues and texts

·         essential grammar

exercises and much more …

You can check it at: www.polishonlinenow.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us dorota.gruza@eduandmore.com

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