Auburn-area library program listings | March

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:30pm
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Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mondays. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages newborn to 24 months, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.

Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Discovery Lab: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Presented by KidsQuest Museum Education staff. Hear a story and then learn playful ways to engage with math, scientific thinking, literacy skills and more. Each week, explore new topics and learning opportunities.

Bookmarks and Landmarks Jr., Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly: 2 p.m. March 16, at Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Ages 10 and older. Let’s discuss Newbery award winner Hello, Universe, make Filipino pastillas, and play sawsaw suka. Then we’ll tour the historic Neely Mansion and learn more of the Filipino families who once resided here. Please register.

A Thousand Thanks, The Gift of Sadako and Her Cranes: 2 p.m. March 16. Ages 7 and older. Presented by Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma. Sadako, a Japanese girl stricken with leukemia because of the bombing of Hiroshima, follows the tradition of folding a thousand paper cranes in order to be granted a wish. Her story is told with a mixture of magic and song.

TEENS

Study Zone: 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Grades K-12. Need a place to study or get homework help? Drop in any time during Study Zone hours for some helpful assistance from a volunteer tutor.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. March 12 and 26. For high school ages. Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join the Auburn Library’s Teen Volunteer Council to: develop important skills for school, earn community service hours to complete high school requirements and gain leadership skills. Snacks provided.

Teen Writers Group: 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 14, 28. Ages 13 to 18. Presented by Auburn Poet Laureate Susan Landgraf. Meet other teen authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft, and have fun. Snacks too.

Job Corps Information: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Ages 16 to 24. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes. A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions.

ADULTS

Puzzle Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Sundays. All ages welcome. Drop in and help complete the weekly puzzle.

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12, 26. Do you need help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? The Department of Social and Health Services is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who are in need of some assistance. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food assistance, cash assistance and a host of other services. Stop by the table to ask questions, get advice and sign up for assistance. No appointment necessary.

AARP Tax Help: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. No complex or business returns. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents. Please contact the Auburn Library to register, 253-931-3018.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. March 8 and 29. Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) ensures that people experiencing homelessness in King County can get help finding stable housing by identifying, evaluating and connecting them to housing support services and resources. Take the first step and drop in to meet with a Family Development Specialist from Multi-Service Center. Questions? Call the Multi-Service Center, 253-838-6810.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. March 21. “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray. Come for a lively discussion.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Presented by Green River College. Learn how to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.

Registration for ESL Classes: 5-9 p.m. March 27. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315 to reserve your spot for assessment testing for spring quarter. Classes begin April 1.

Job Corps Information: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Ages 16 to 24. A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions about this. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes.

Talk Time classes: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free, join anytime. Registration not required. Walk-ins welcome.

Free Preschool Information: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays. Are you interested in free preschool? Auburn School District ECEAP provides free preschool and family support services to eligible children and their families. Stop by the table to learn more and pick up an application.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, Saturdays; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, 7 p.m. March 12; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, 7 p.m. March 19; • Computer Basics, noon, March 21; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, 7 p.m. March 26.

Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1½ to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. March 8. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific. All ages welcome.

Bookmarks and Landmarks Jr., Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly: 2 p.m. March 16. Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Ages 10 and older. Let’s discuss Newbery award winner Hello, Universe, make Filipino pastillas, and play sawsaw suka. Then we’ll tour the historic Neely Mansion and learn more of the Filipino families who once resided here. Please register.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. March 20. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. Make someone happy – read to a dog. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.

Paper Collage Alebrijes Art Workshop: 4 p.m. March 26. Presented by Amaranta Sandys, ArtMaranth. Ages 8 to 12. Learn about the history of Alebrijes, a wooden sculpture from Oaxaca, then create one of your own using collage to make a whimsical creature. All supplies provided.

TEENS

Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays. Grades K-12. Need a place to study or get homework help? Drop in any time during Study Zone hours for some helpful assistance from a volunteer tutor.

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. Play video games, snack, hang out, study or pick up a good book. All in the same place.

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. March 19. Middle and high school ages. Calling all anime/manga fans. Watch anime, discuss manga and eat Japanese snacks. Note: Anime titles may include some that are rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library.

ADULTS

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 12-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program Feb. 18. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Registration required. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.

Registration for ESL Classes: 12-2:30 p.m. March 27. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315 to reserve your spot for assessment testing for spring quarter.

Music for Wellness: 11 a.m. March 9. Presented by Meg Harmon of Collective Harmony. Through this interactive workshop, learn tangible skills and techniques to enrich your life, health and well being with music. Explore music through relaxation, movement, singing and drumming. No previous experience required.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. March 20. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. The title for this month is “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin.

Computer Class: 7 p.m. March 25. Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2.

Muckleshoot Library, 9917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:

ADULTS

Computer Classes: • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1, 7 p.m. March 7; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2, 7 p.m. March 14; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, 7 p.m. March 21; • Collage Your World, 11 a.m. March 23.

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