Auburn-area public library programming | June 2018

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:07pm
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Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:


Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. June 26. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. June 26. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. June 28. Ages 2 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. 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. Play & Learn is in English, and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Sing! Bang! Boom! at the Library: 10:30 a.m. June 26. Presented by Two of a Kind. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Enjoy this interactive, high-energy musical performance featuring songs all about reading, books and music

Create Musical Masterpieces Art Workshop: 2 p.m. June 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 to 24 participants. Pick up a free ticket for each participating family member at the information desk starting one hour before the program.


Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Program ends June 16 and will resume in September. 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.

Hang Time: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays. No program on June 27. Grades 4-12. Come in, hang out, make a craft or play a game. Some video games will be rated T. Drop-ins welcome.


Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

DSHS Information Sessions: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. 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.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. June 21. “The Three-year Swim Club” by Julie Checkoway.

Coloring Time: 3-4 p.m. June 23. 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: 7-8 p.m. June 26. 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.

Sign Up for ORCA LIFT’s Reduced Fares: 12:30 p.m. June 28. Drop in to register for ORCA LIFT, a reduced fare on area public transit for income-qualified riders, ages 19 and older. To see if you qualify, check or call Multi-Service Center at 253-838-6810. Please bring ID and income verification documents, and stop by the table in the entryway.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No class on June 20. Presented by Green River College. Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free to those who pre-registered. Summer quarter registration date is 5 p.m. June 18. Late students may not be able to test/register. Allow three-hours to complete registration. Bring picture ID. Space is limited.

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.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018.

• Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1, 7 p.m. June 5; • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, June 9 and 30; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2, 7 p.m. June 12; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, 7 p.m. June 19.

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


Family Story Time: 10 a.m. June 8, 15. 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: 7-8 p.m. June 20. 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.

Magic Sound Show: 11 a.m. June 26. Presented by Elephant Umbrella (Mike Gervais and Lisa Taylor). All ages welcome with adult. When a mysterious music box appears at the library, Elephant Umbrella needs your help to open it. Join a musical mystery adventure and journey to find the magic sound that unlocks the box. You will even go back in time to explore different instruments and their sounds.

Summer Reading Kick Off: 1 p.m. June 26. Children, teens and adults welcome. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program, hop in the photo booth, make a library button and more. Drop in any time. Light refreshments available.


Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. No program on June 28. 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, Tuesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors. Program ends June 18 and will resume in September.

Books & Bites, Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m. June 12. For middle and high school ages. Talk, share and eat snacks! Meet other readers and discuss your favorite books.

Get Reel Active, Make Media that Matters to You: 2:30 p.m. June 28. Presented by Reel Grrls. For students in or entering middle or high school. Are you a young leader who wants to make a difference in your community and beyond? Learn the importance of media literacy, and how to tell your story using a mobile device. Please register online or by calling 253-833-3554.


Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Jun2 20. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance. 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.

How to Taste with Author and Chef Becky Selengut: 7 p.m. June 25. Ages 16 and older. Discover the underlying principles of taste and take a deep dive into salt, acid, bitter, sweet, fat aromatics, texture and more. Learn how temperature, color, alcohol and more impact the enjoyment of homemade dishes. Becky will lead us through a few taste experiments and take you through the breakdown of the current science on taste

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 12-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Classes are free to those who pre-registered.

Registration for ESL Classes: 11:30 a.m. June 18. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 25-Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Classes are free. Register today. Next registration date is noon, Sept. 17.

Computer Classes: • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, 7 p.m. June 14; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, 7 p.m. June 21.

Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:


The Reading Magic Show: 2 p.m. June 9. Presented by Jeff Evans. Ages 5 and older with adult. Every book is a magic book, but only when you read it. Evans’ career in magic began from a book of coin tricks he read when he was 12 years old. Discover the amazing things that happen when you open a book and read.

Sound Storm Maker Workshop: 2 p.m. June 27. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 5 and older with adult. Fascinated by weather and storms? Come learn how to make musical instruments out of recycled materials to emulate a rain storm and even thunder claps. Discover how a “lightning” circuit works and learn all about the science of thunderstorms. Space is limited to 20 children. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the information desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

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