Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2-7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
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.
Reading Party in the Park: Noon-2 p.m. July 9, at Les Gove Park, adjacent to the Auburn Library. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your favorite summer read and join fellow readers for an afternoon in the park! Library staff will be on hand to answer questions about summer reading and make book recommendations. Local DJs and musicians will provide a relaxing soundtrack.
Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25. 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.
African Beats Rhythm Workshop: 2 p.m. July 14. Presented by Gansango Dance Company. Ages 8 and older. Get ready to get your beat on with this program! Shake, rattle and roll with two exceptional African arts teaching artists, who will demonstrate the wide variety of drums found across Africa, and how to play basic rhythms using shakers, bells, drums and clapping.
The Bing Bang Boom Show: 2 p.m. July 17. Presented by Duo Finelli, Luz Gaxiola and Molly Shannon. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. When Molly and Luz join forces to put on a spectacular circus show with dance and music, there will be plenty of mishaps, but also a lot of fun.! Discover how they find funny solutions to their problems through curiosity, playfulness and working together.
Coloring Time: 3 p.m. July 21. Coloring is a relaxing activity that helps to promote focus, reduce stress, and encourage mindfulness. Drop in and come try out the supplies provided or bring your own crafting materials and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Art supplies and coloring sheets provided courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library.
The Musicians of Bremen: 7 p.m. July 24. Presented by Last Leaf Productions. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Enjoy a musical adapted from a German folktale about a group of animal friends who bond over their love of music. When a nasty thief threatens to take their home away, the animals use their musical and engineering skills to drive the thief away.
Harry Potter Game Day: 2 p.m. July 31. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by playing Harry Potter themed games.
TWEENS & TEENS
YouTube IT-The Basics Digital Workshop: 2 p.m. July 12. Presented by Reel Grrls.Ages 13 and older. Love looking through YouTube channels, and want to create your own? Learn how to create, customize and manage a YouTube page. Some laptops available at the program but if you have your own laptop, feel free to bring it. Please register.
Create a 3-D Origami Cyclops Eye Art Workshop: 5 p.m. July 19. Presented by ArtMaranth Mobile School. Ages 10 to 18. Origami is a fun, intricate art and in this program, learn how to fold a boat using basic origami techniques. Then use your creativity and artistic talent to color and finish the design. Please register.
Beat Surgery Music Workshop: 2 p.m. July 28. Presented by Jason Price (aka Doctor J). Ages 12 to 18. Learn basic beat construction that can be used in a wide variety of genres. Discover ways that soundscaping, a sound or combination of sounds that comes from an environment, can be used. Includes basic mastering techniques and industry production secrets that can be used in audio and visual recording.
Auburn Repair Cafe: 3-6 p.m. July 10. Don’t toss your broken lamp, pair of ripped jeans or busted chair. Bring them to the free Repair Cafe. Skilled “fixers” will try to help you repair your damaged household items to keep them out of the landfill and save you money. Free repair of small household items, clothing and more. To sign up, or if you have questions, contact Tom Watson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-477-4481.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. July 18. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
DSHS Information Sessions: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Do you need help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services? 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 or cash assistance, and a host of other services. Stop by the table to ask questions, get advice and sign up for assistance.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. July 19. “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew Sullivan
Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. July 24. 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
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 5:30-9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program July 4. Presented by Green River College. Learn how to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Classes are free to those who pre-registered. Registration for fall quarter is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
Get Enrolled, ORCA LIFT and Basic Food: 1 p.m. July 26. A representative from Multi-Service Center (MSC) will be here to provide information, pre-screening, and help with applying for Washington’s Basic Food Program (EBT) and for Orca Lift, a reduced fare on Metro buses, Sound Transit and more. Check orcalift.com or call MSC at 253-838-6810 with questions about income qualifications.
Talk Time Classes: 10-noon. 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.
Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • Outlook Email Level 1, 7 p.m. July 12; • Computer Basics, 7 p.m. July 17; • Outlook Email Level 2, 7 p.m. July 19; • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, Saturdays.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1 1/2 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. A short play time follows program.
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. July 6. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Rock Painting at the Library: 2 p.m. July 7. All ages welcome, ages 8 and younger with adult. Have you played hide and seek with colorful rocks when you’re out walking? Come to the library to paint your own rocks to hide in public places or take home to keep. This event can get messy, so dress appropriately. Paint supplies and rocks will be available but limited. Feel free to bring your own.
Ponte el Ritmo (Put your Rhythm On) Music Workshop: 1 p.m. July 9. At Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. Presented by Elspeth Savani and Jeff “Bongo” Busch. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Who can resist a fun, energizing program about musical instruments? Be part of a hands-on, call-and-response rhythm and song workshop highlighting instruments from Cuba and Brazil. Get your exercise as you clap and dance along with the beat. Presented in Spanish and English.
Upbeat Upcycling Maker Workshop: 1 p.m. July 10. At Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd, Algona. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 12 to 18. Use your tinkering skills and recycled materials such as engineer cams and gears to create a music box. All supplies provided.
Hydraulic Sounds Science Workshop: 11 a.m. July 13. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 8 to 11. Love science and building things? Then this program is for you! Discover how to use hydraulic engineering kits to build levers and construct a simple machine. These levers will be used to complete challenges such as playing a small xylophone or beating a drum. Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the program.
The Shake the Room Show: 1 p.m. July 17. At Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd., Algona. Presented by Eli Rosenblatt, musician and performer. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Shake your body and expand your mind with beats and melodies from around the world. Learn about the natural world, experiment with new languages and create a spontaneous community jam session with a high-energy blend of sounds from around the world.
Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. July 18. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. 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.
Junk Jam Band Makers Workshop: 7 p.m. July 19. Presented by Seattle ReCreative.Ages 5 to 11 with adult. Who needs to buy an instrument when you can make your own! Turn on your creativity and discover ways to recycle stuff usually thrown away – otherwise referred to as junk. Using unconventional materials, create your very own upcycled musical instruments. Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting at 6:30pm on the day of the program.
Create Musical Masterpieces Art Workshop: 11 a.m. July 28. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Experiment with your favorite colors, using washable paint to create art to different styles of music. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the program.
TWEENS & TEENS
Teen Zone, Game On Summer Edition: 1 p.m. July 12. Middle and high school ages.Play video games and board games at the library.
Felt Food Maker Workshop: 2 p.m. July 19. Presented by Lisa Keller. Middle and high school ages. Felting is so much fun, especially when you are creating food art! Use felt and embroidery to create felt food such as donuts, cookies, sushi, pizza and more that can be used as a toy, decoration or prop. All supplies provided. Please register online or by calling the library, 253-833-3554.
Harry Potter Interactive Movie: 2 p.m. July 27. Middle and high school ages.Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in a new way-participate in an interactive movie experience! Everyone will receive a gift bag packed with props to interact with the movie. Costumes and fandom attire encouraged. Space is limited. First come, first seated.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. July 18. “Astrophysics for People in A Hurry,” by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Registration required. Classes are free to those who pre-registered. Registration for fall quarter is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept.17.
Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Junk Jam Band Makers Workshop: 2 p.m. July 10. Presented by Seattle ReCreative.Ages 5 to 11. Who needs to buy an instrument when you can make your own? Turn on your creativity and discover ways to recycle stuff usually thrown away – otherwise referred to as junk. Using unconventional materials, create your very own upcycled musical instruments. All supplies provided. Space is limited to 15 children. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program.
The Vain Little Mouse Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m. July 18. Presented by The Tears of Joy Theatre. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Based on a Venezuelan folktale, our tiny heroine won’t accept the proposal of a common mouse and sets her sights on “worthier” matches, like the sun, the wind and a mountain. “La Ratoncita” must learn to see her admirer’s true worth and the importance of being a little humble.
TWEENS & TEENS
Let’s Write a Song Workshop: 11 a.m. July 9. Presented by Morgan Taylor. Grades 5-12. This Grammy nominee guides a fun and accessible introduction into the art of songwriting. Discover how to brainstorm lyrical concepts and explore rhythm, cadence and poetic rhyme structures. Witness the magic of pulling inspiration out of thin air, and then singing a song we will write together.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Greetings Art Workshop: 2 p.m. July 23. Presented by Emily Mallory, artist. Grades 5-12. Learn several art techniques ranging from collage, Moroccan windows and iris folding. Use recycled sheet music, world maps and other interesting papers to make greeting cards. All supplies provided. Please register online or by calling the library, 253-931-6779.
Upstream, Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table with Author Langdon Cook: 2 p.m. July 21. Presented by Langdon Cook. Ages 16 and older. Take a tour of salmon culture in the Pacific Northwest, from tribal nets to scientific labs to restaurant plates as Langdon presents the region’s most iconic natural resource and its uncertain future.