Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 8 and 15. 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.
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 9, 16. Ages 2-7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 7, 14. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Aug. 7, 14. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Musical Madness Sing-Along Finale: 2 p.m. Aug. 14. All ages welcome. Celebrate the end of summer! Sing and dance to some of your favorite songs. If you have an instrument you want to bring, feel free! We’ll provide lyrics, snacks and other fun surprises.
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.
TWEENS & TEENS
Harry Potter Trivia: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Ages 8 to adult. In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, come down to the Leaky Cauldron (aka the Auburn Library Meeting Room) for Harry Potter Trivia. Sign-ups start at 2:30 p.m, trivia game starts promptly at 3 p.m. Teams consist of 1-6 players. Come with a team, play by yourself, or be matched up with other fans the day of the event. Costumes and team names are encouraged! Trivia will be primarily based on the books, though there will be a movie round. There will be various prize levels, so even non-experts can do well.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Free CPR/Stroke Workshop: 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Aug. 3. Did you know that cardiac arrest is the third leading cause of death in King County and stroke is the fifth? Come learn how to be prepared in case someone near you experiences these health events. King County Emergency Medical Services and the University of Washington Public Health undergraduate capstone students are providing this free one-hour workshop to teach how to perform “hands-only” CPR (no mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). You’ll also learn how to identify stroke symptoms and what happens when you call 911. Come dressed to move and prepare to be on the floor. Registration is limited to 15 people per workshop.
Community Blood Drive: 2:30-5 p.m. Aug. 3. Give back to your community by volunteering to give blood, at this special Auburn Library event, in partnership with Cascade Regional Blood Services. To register, call the Auburn Library, 253-931-3018.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 16. “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk” by Ben Montgomery
Coloring Time: 3 p.m. Aug. 18. All ages welcome. 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.
Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 28. 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: 3 p.m. Aug. 30. 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: 10:30 a.m.-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. • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, Saturdays; • Outlook Email Level 1, 7 p.m. Aug. 14; • Outlook Email Level 2, 7 p.m. Aug. 21; • Microsoft PowerPoint, 7 p.m. Aug. 23; • Microsoft Word Level 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 28.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Aug. 17. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Musical Madness Sing-Along Finale: 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Celebrate the end of summer! Sing and dance to some of your favorite songs. If you have an instrument you want to bring, feel free.
Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Aug. 15. 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.
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 through Aug. 16. 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.
Computer Basics: 7 p.m. Aug. 14. Practice the skills necessary for using a computer; including using the mouse, selecting items and text, arranging windows, browsing the Internet and library catalog.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan