Lisa Taylor, left, and Mike Gervais of the Elephant Umbrella band perform on stage at the Algona Library, part of a recent Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show. The family program invited families and children of all ages to enjoy a little song and dance to memorable tunes about fall and winter. For more program information at your nearby public library, visit the King County Library System’s website, kcls.org. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Lisa Taylor, left, and Mike Gervais of the Elephant Umbrella band perform on stage at the Algona Library, part of a recent Fun by the Fireside Sing-Along Show. The family program invited families and children of all ages to enjoy a little song and dance to memorable tunes about fall and winter. For more program information at your nearby public library, visit the King County Library System’s website, kcls.org. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Auburn-area public library programming | January 2018

  • Thursday, December 28, 2017 3:13pm
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Libraries

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.

Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. No program on Jan. 4. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. No program on Jan. 4. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Building Club: 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. No program on Jan. 2. Ages 6 and older, ages 2 to 5 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house, with materials to build with and Bee-bots to program. Stay for the entire event, or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the building materials, you supply the imagination.

Sunday Family Movie Event, Frozen Sing-Along: 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Sing along with all your favorite songs. Light snacks provided by the Friends of the Auburn Library.

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.

ADULTS

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 17. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Community Blood Drive: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 7. Someone needs blood every two seconds in the United States. The only way to get the blood needed is from a volunteer blood donor. Give back to your community by volunteering to give blood, in partnership with Cascade Regional Blood Services. Register online or by calling the Auburn Library, 253-931-3018.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Jan. 18. “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D.Vance.

Sign Up for ORCA LIFT’s Reduced Fares: 1-3 p.m. Jan. 31. 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Winter Class Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No program on Jan. 1 or 15. 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.The next registration date is March 26.

Talk Time Classes: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, beginning Jan. 13. 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: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturdays; • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard. • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 18. Must have Excel Level 1 proficiency. • Computer Basics: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 24; • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. Must have Microsoft Excel Level 2 proficiency.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. No class Jan. 2. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. No class Jan. 2. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows program.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Jan. 5. 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: 4 p.m. Jan. 5. All ages welcome. Have you played hide and seek with colorful rocks when you’re out walking? Come on in to the library to paint your own rocks to hide in public places or take home to keep. Supplies and rocks will be available, but limited. Feel free to bring your own.

Reading with Rover: 7-8 p.m. Jan. 17. 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.

TWEENS & TEENS

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. 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.

Library Crafternoon: 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Grades 5-12. Join us for an afternoon of crafts! We’ll provide supplies and project ideas for various crafts including duct tape, perler beads, finger knitting and more. Bring your creativity and make something unique.

Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read 3 books, write 3 short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read 3 books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Review forms are available in the teen section of the library, and can be turned in to the Auburn and Algona-Pacific Libraries. Grand Prize Drawing: Each completed review form serves as an entry into the quarterly grand prize drawing. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Drawings will be held March 15 and June 15.

ADULTS

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 12-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program on Jan. 1 and 15.New at Algona-Pacific Library. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Classes are free to those who pre-registered on Dec. 20.

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

PROGRAMS

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.

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