Auburn-area library program listings | August

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:13pm
  • Life


Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:


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. Play & Learn is in English, and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13. All ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 13. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 14. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the building materials, you supply the imagination.

Rockin’ Rockets Summer Reading Finale: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 13. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a party of galactic proportions. Enjoy stories, music and activities as we travel the universe without even leaving the library.


Future of Fashion Workshop: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Ages 12 and older. Presented by Tacee Webb. Design cosmic, chic, high-tech fashion looks inspired by space travel. Create a skirt or vest using high shine and neon materials. Please register.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 15. Presented by Green River College. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.

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 program. 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.

Need Help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. DSHS 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.

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2 p.m. Aug. 21. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Job Search Coaching: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 22. For teens and adults. Join Julie Sanchez from Multi-Service Center in the meeting room to write your resume, improve your interviewing skills or learn about financial management.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 30. Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) helps people experiencing homelessness in King County to find 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 Group: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 15. “A Thousand Acres” by Jane Smiley.

Community Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug, 27. Someone needs blood every two seconds in the United States. Donate at this special Auburn Library event, in partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, and save three lives. Register by going to, click on Donate, then Schedule a Donation, and use Sponsor Code 230A.

CPR/Stroke Workshop for Seniors: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Did you know that cardiac arrest is the 3rd leading cause of death in King County and stroke is the 5th? Come learn how to help someone you love. This free one-hour workshop will teach how to perform “hands-only” CPR, how to identify stroke symptoms, and what happens when you call 911. Come dressed to move. Space is limited. Registration required.

Computer Classes: Register online, at the information desk, or call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17, and 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 21; • Computer Basics, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 8; • Facebook Basics, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 13.


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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1 ½ to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun. A short activity or playtime follows.

Rockin’ Rockets Summer Reading Finale: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 6. All ages welcome. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a party of galactic proportions. Enjoy stories, music and activities as we travel the universe without even leaving the library.

Family Story Times: 10 a.m. Aug. 9, Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S; 10:30 a.m. Aug. 23, Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. Aug. 21. For school-age children with 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.


Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Aug. 21. “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism” by Dan Rather.


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


Galaxy Coasters: An Out-of-This-World Craft for Grown-Ups: 2 p.m. Aug. 22. Ages 15 and older. Come to the library to make a colorful galaxy coaster (or two) with alcohol inks. All supplies are provided and no experience necessary. Please register.

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