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, Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Dec. 4, 11, 18. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.
Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 30; Dec. 7,14. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Festival of Lights from Around the World Story Workshop: 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Presented by Live Paint! Ages 3 and older with adult. Light is often a symbol of hope and happiness and many cultures celebrate light during dark winter months. Learn about celebrations like St. Lucia Day, the Winter Solstice, Loi Krathong and other festivals of light from around the world.
Sunday Family Movie, “Beauty and the Beast”: 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Auburn Library.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a song and dance fest before the animals stay overnight at the library! Return on Saturday morning for snacks and photos of what your friend did without you. Please register.
Teddy Bear Tea: 11 a.m. Dec. 16. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Come for a Story Time and tea party and see what your stuffed animal friends did in the library the night before.
TWEENS & TEENS
Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read three books, write three short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read three books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific libraries.
Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 5, 12. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Making Mini-Comics and Zines: 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Ages 10 to 18. Express yourself and make your own 8-page mini-comic or zine that you can photo-copy and give to friends. Please register.
Creative Cupcakes for Holiday Baking: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Get in the holiday spirit with decorated cupcakes. Learn to make buttercream frosting and create colors for decorating. Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft will guide you through how to use pastry bags, and you’ll go home with your own decorated cupcakes. Space is limited. Please register.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Plarning, the Latest Recycle Crafting Trend: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9. Recycle your plastic grocery bags by cutting them into “plarn” (plastic yarn) and crocheting them into tote bags, hats, purses and more. Make holiday gifts or learn a new skill for winter evenings. Patterns, bags and crochet hooks provided, or bring your own.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Winter Class Registration: 5 p.m. Dec. 18. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. To register for ESL classes: please arrive on time; registration will be first come, first serve; space is limited; allow three hours to complete registration; bring picture ID; please, no children. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 3.
Sign Up for ORCA LIFT’s Reduced Fares: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 21. Drop in to register for ORCA LIFT, a reduced fare on area public transit for income-qualified riders, ages 19 and older. An Orca-to-Go customer service representative will often be here for seniors, people with disabilities and kids to get a reduced fare pass. To see if you qualify, check orcalift.com or call Multi-Service Center at 253-838-6810. Please bring ID and income verification documents.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Dec. 21. “Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen.
Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, 19. 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.
Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 16
Sing and Move Into Reading: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Before we can read, we can sing! Singing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to build early literacy skills from birth. Join singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart and review twenty simple songs for infants and toddlers. Learn how to make simple props and rhythm instruments, and how to use library materials and technology in a new way. Provides two STARS credit hours in Child Growth and Development or Curriculum and Learning Environments. Please register.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5, 12. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Dec. 5, 12. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows program.
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Dec. 1. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Dec. 13. 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.
Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show: 11 a.m. Dec. 16. Presented by Elephant Umbrella, (Mike Gervais and Lisa Taylor). Family program, all ages welcome with adult. It might be cold outside but here’s your chance to pretend you’re enjoying hot cocoa and cozying up to an imaginary fire while singing and dancing along to memorable tunes about fall and winter.
TWEENS & TEENS
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 7, 14. Grades 5-12. Play video games, snack, hang out, study, or pick up a good book. All in the same place. Sponsored by the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library.
Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; 3-5 Tuesdays, through Dec. 12. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Elegant Snowflakes, Paper Quilling Class: 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Ages 10 and older. Come learn how to roll strips of paper using paper quilling techniques to create a simple yet elegant snowflake. You will take home at least one snowflake at the end of the class. All supplies provided. Please register.
Handmade Chocolates: 11 a.m. Nov. 25. Chocolates make a great gift or enjoy them yourself! Make truffles, peppermint bark and white chocolate popcorn. Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft will demonstrate caramel corn with dark chocolate drizzle. Package your creations and take them home to enjoy. Registration required. Space is limited.
Algona-Pacific Library Open House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16. Hosted by the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library, this fun and festive all-day event features musical performances by Elephant Umbrella at 11am and bluegrass band Parallel 49 at 1 p.m. Stop by the Friends of the Library table for refreshments and more information about this volunteer community group. All is welcome.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. “1984” by George Orwell. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. Contact the library for book title. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. New members are always welcome.
Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:
Boredom Busters: At the library and looking for something to do? Ask the staff at the front desk about Boredom Buster kits. Board games, crafts, coloring, etc. Kits available for all ages.
“The Lego Batman Movie”: 2 p.m. Dec. 30. If Lego Batman is going to save Gotham City from the Joker’s evil plans, he might not be able to do it alone. Can Batman learn to play well with others? This hilarious follow-up to “The Lego Movie” is the perfect afternoon entertainment for the superhero in all of us. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.