Auburn-area library program listings | October

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:38pm
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Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.

Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. Sept. 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Building Club: 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 15 and 29. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house. We supply the building materials, you supply the imagination.

Story Club, “Washday”: 4 p.m. Oct. 2. At the White River Valley Museum. Ages 7 and older. Share and discuss a story, then look at the history that connects with it, history about people like you. In this session, we will read “Washday” by Eve Bunting. Washing clothes is easy today with modern washing machines. What was it like before those convenient appliances? Discuss how it feels to have to do chores, and get a sneak preview of a museum exhibit about kids in history. Snacks provided.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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.

12th Annual Hallo-Wee! Story Time & Parade: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Boo! Wear your costume for a brief, not-too-scary Halloween Story Time and a parade through the library.

TEENS

Young Writers Group: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 17. Ages 10 to 20. Presented by Auburn Poet Laureate Susan Landgraf. Meet other young authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft and have fun. Snacks, too.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 22. For high school ages. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours.

You Belong Teen Group: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Grades 6-12. Join You Belong to support diversity and gain leadership experience!

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Middle and high school ages. Calling all anime and manga fans. Watch anime, discuss manga and eat Japanese snacks. Note: Anime titles may include some that are rated PG-13.

​Study Zone: 6-8 p.m. Mondays; 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.

ADULTS

Where the Personal and Professional Intersect: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. From digital marketing engagement, the influencer economy, to online dating and beyond, this program will discuss the blurry line between personal and professional. You will leave with ideas to personalize your business, along with a clearer sense of where to draw the line for personal privacy.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sept. 27. 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.

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 16. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Computer Skills for Home Health Care Aides: 7 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 17. Study and practice computer skills in this three-part class. Learn email and text tips and how to use the Internet, and discover websites and other resources for Home Health Care Aides. Please register.

One-on-One Computer Help: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 19; 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 23. Have computer or software questions? Get help from a KCLS TechTutor volunteer with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources.

Need Help from DSHS? 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22, The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who need assistance. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food and cash assistance, and many other services. No appointment necessary.

Care Resources for Seniors: 12:30-3 p.m. Oct. 10, 24. If you want to learn about resources and care coordination for seniors and young adults with disabilities, see Victoria, with Neighborhood House’s Resources and Care Coordination Program, at the table in the entryway.

The Gifts of “The Artist’s Way”: 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Presented by Kate Gavigan of The Seattle Artist’s Way Center. “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron is an international bestseller on the subject of creativity. Whether you’re an artist or not, the material can be a resource to tap into your creative side, benefiting you personally and professionally. In this 90-minute interactive presentation, talk about some of Julia’s key tools and how to take some steps to apply them in your life.

Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14 and 28. Are you a Military Veteran? Do you need help with any Veteran’s Services? A representative from Valley Cities will help Veterans with services such as proof of military service, financial and medical benefits, counseling, therapy, housing, employment, education, and other specific issues.

Computer Class, Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1: noon, Oct. 17. Learn and practice word processing, enter and format text, cut and paste, work with files. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard. Registration begins Sept. 26 online, at the information desk or call 253-931-3018.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 2 p.m. Oct. 17. “Daughters of the Samurai” by Janice P. Nimura

CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program: 2 p.m. Oct. 18. If you or a family member have difficulties in understanding health care options in Washington state, CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program staff and volunteers offer free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and other health care choices.

Medicare Part C & D 2020 Updates: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. It is time to review your Medicare Part C/D plan to see if you can lower your medical costs and ensure all your medications are covered for the upcoming year. Presentation will be conducted in English and Chinese. Call 206-957-8555 to register.

Medicare Made Clear: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers, the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. Since this presentation is during the annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare products feel free to bring your questions about plan changes.

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 22. The Friends of the Auburn Library offer support by volunteering, hosting fundraising activities, sponsoring programs and services and increasing awareness of the library’s vital role in our community. New members are always welcome.

Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2: noon, Oct. 24. Enhance your text documents with document designs, page layout and special tabs options. Must have Microsoft Word Level 1 proficiency. Registration begins Oct. 3 online, at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018.

Film Screening, “The Public”: 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Join us for a free screening of “The Public,” starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater. A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Discussion follows.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m. Oct. 25. 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.

STARS Workshop, Nature Play – Bringing Natural Science to Life in the Classroom: 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Presented by Lisa Taylor, Author and Garden Educator. Fall is a great time to observe the change of seasons and how plants and animals adapt and prepare for winter. Explore ways to use music, creative drama, puppetry, storytelling and movement to engage children while telling the story of nature in their neighborhood. Provides two STARS training credit hours in Curriculum and Learning Environments.

Computer Class: Computer Basics: 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Practice the skills necessary for using a computer including using the mouse, selecting items and text, arranging windows, browsing the Internet and library catalog. Registration begins Oct. 8, online, at the information desk or call 235-931-3018.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, extension 2315, to sign up for the next session of ESL classes.

Job Corps Information: 2-3 p.m. Fridays. For teens and adults ages 16 to 24. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes. A representative will be available to answer your questions.

Talk Time Classes: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners.

FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP SERIES

• Let’s Talk about Parents and Parenting Plans: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 28. When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children and who pays for what. If a parent isn’t listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out more in this one-hour focus class.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

First Tuesday Crafts: 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Ages 10 and older. Drop in, work on a craft or art project or just hang out. October’s featured project is finger knitting.

Family Story Times: 10 a.m. Oct. 4. Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Crafting with Circuits Maker Workshop: 2 p.m. Oct. 11. Ages 7 and older. Presented by FoxBot Industries. Learn how to use electricity to make a circuit and LED lights to create light-up cards and paper crafts. All supplies provided. Please register.

Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. Oct. 16. 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.

Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18, at Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd., Algona. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

TEENS

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

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 15. For 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.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Grades 8-12. What do you want from your library? Join the Teen Volunteer Council and be a leader at the library and in the community. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours. New members always welcome.

ADULTS

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Oct. 16. “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College.

Film Screening, “The Public”: 2 p.m. Oct. 25. Join us for a free screening of “The Public,” starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater. A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Discussion follows.

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

TEENS & ADULTS

Glass Painting Workshop: 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Presented by Rosy Coe, artist. Bring out your inner artist as you learn how to paint on glass vases, wine glasses, bowls, bottles and other types of glassware. No experience required. All supplies provided. Registration required.

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