Auburn-area library program listings | June

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

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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.

Family Story Times: 7 p.m. Jun 25; 10:30 a.m. June 27. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Cupcake Celebration: 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 2. Presented by Chef Laurie Pfalzer. Celebrate the start of summer reading. Drop in to the library to decorate a cupcake. Chef Laurie will prepare cupcakes, frosting in various colors and guide you through some fun decorating tips with pastry bags. Finish your cupcake with sprinkles and then enjoy. Supplies are limited.

Space 101: 2-3 p.m. June 8. Ages 5 to 10 with adult. Get ready for 45 minutes of hands-on fun and engaging activities as you learn about the planets and the basic principles that govern our solar system.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 25. Presented by Marco Cortes. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Sing and dance along to familiar songs in Spanish and English.

The Dogs in Space Show: 1:30-2:15 p.m. June 25. Presented by Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Part of Auburn KidsDay at Les Gove Park, next to the Auburn Library. Did you know that dogs and animals were the first to travel to space? Explore the galaxy as you listen to some spaced-out tunes.

Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. June 26. 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.

Multicultural Moon Tales: 2-3 p.m. June 30. Presented by Cindy Arnold, Live Paint. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Hear Northwest Coast Native American, Celtic, Chinese, African and Appalachian stories about the moon. Create a craft project to take home. All supplies provided.

TEENS

Study Zone: 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Grades K-12. No program after June 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.

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. June 3. 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.

Game Night: 5-8 p.m. June 6. Ages 10 and older. Drop by to hang out and play board and video games. Meet local game designers and get a chance to play new games that have not yet been released! Plenty of board game favorites will also be available. Food provided.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. No program on June 25. 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.

ADULTS

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. June 5, 19. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

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.

Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11, 25. 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.

Job Search Coaching: 1-2:30 p.m. June 13, 27. For teens and adults. Join Julie Sanchez from Multi-Service Center to write your resume, improve your interviewing skills or learn about financial management. Julie will tailor each session to those who come, so bring your questions.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. June 14 and 28. 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.

Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 5-9 p.m. June 19. Assessment testing for Spring Quarter starts promptly at 5pm. Late students may not be able to test/register. Allow three hours to complete registration. Classes start June 24. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Bring picture ID. Classes are free. Space is limited. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315 to reserve your spot.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program on June 17 and 19. Presented by Green River College. Learn how to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor. Registration required.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. June 20. “The Wicked City” by Beatriz Williams. Come for a lively discussion.

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.

Afternoon Coloring Time: 3-4:30 p.m. June 25. 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.

Community Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.) June 27. You’re the best type to give blood. Someone needs blood every two seconds in the U.S. The Give back to your community by volunteering to give blood, at this special Auburn Library event, in partnership with Bloodworks Northwest. Donate and save three lives.

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. June 1 and 15; 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., June 5 and 19; • Computer basics: noon-1:30 p.m. June 13.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. June 14; 10:30 a.m. June 28. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific; 10:30 a.m. May 17. At Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd., Algona. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. June 19. 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.

Space Dog from Planet K-9 Show: 11-11:45 a.m. June 25. Presented by Eric Ode. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. It is a fun space adventure when Benjamin D. Dog pretends to be a space alien who has crash landed his cardboard spaceship on Earth. Can he get back to Planet K-9?

Float, Fly, Forces Science Workshop: 1-2:30 p.m. June 27. Presented by KidsQuest Museum. Preschool ages with adult. How does a rocket fly through the air? How does a satellite orbit without falling down? Join us for a space travel story and science discovery workshop. Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the information desk starting at noon on the day of the program.

TEENS

Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays. No program after June 12. 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. No program on June 27. 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. June 18. 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: 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. No program on June 18 and 20. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Registration is 5-8 p.m. June 18. Assessment testing for summer quarter starts promptly at 5 p.m. Classes start June 25. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. Bring picture ID. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30-8:30 p.m. June 19. “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” by Malala Yousafzai.

Computer Class: Microsoft PowerPoint: 7-8:30 p.m. June 10. Learn how to create a slideshow presentation for school, work or home. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

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