Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Scratch Animation Workshop: 4 p.m. Nov. 8, 15. Ages 9 and older. Presented by students from Auburn High School’s FIRST Robotics Team TREAD. Create your own digital animation.
Story Club, “The Peace Bell”: 4 p.m. Nov. 8, at the White River Valley Museum, next to the Auburn Library. Ages 7 and older. Discuss a story, then look at the history that connects with it, history about people like you. In this session, we will read “The Peace Bell” by Margi Preus. Find out how a lost and found bell helped two cities became friends after a terrible war. Then we’ll see what the museum can tell us about how war affects people and how cities can form friendships. Snacks provided.
Leap into Science, Balance: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Ages 3 to 10 with adult. Come to the library and be a scientist. Hear a story about balance and then do a variety of balancing activities to explore, discover and have fun!
Building Club: 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house.
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.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages newborn to 24 months, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.
Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. No program Nov. 22. Ages 2 to 3, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. No program Nov. 22. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20. 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.
Hang Time: 3 p.m. Nov. 14. Grades 4-12. Come in, hang out, make a craft or play a game.
How to Cook Anything, Anywhere: 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Ages 10 to adult. Presented by Key Tech Labs. With the cost of food rising and limited time for cooking, it’s important to learn how to cook in a lean, productive and efficient way using low-cost technology. Discover ways to use a rice cooker, convection oven, slow cooker, ninja blender, hot pot or a food saver to cook a healthy, inexpensive meal anywhere.
FAFSA/WASFA/FSA ID Workshop: 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Presented by Green River College. Get help creating your FSA ID and/or submitting your FAFSA or WASFA application. Laptops provided.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Protecting Yourself from Medical Harm: 2 p.m. Nov. 10. With Yanling Yu, Ph.D. and Rex Johnson with Washington Advocates for Patient Safety. Learn how to protect yourself from medical harm while being treated at a hospital, doctor’s office or outpatient medical center. Medical harm is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer. Take part in group activities, share personal experiences and practice asking questions to a provider care team.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and 29. 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.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 15. “The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis.
Visual Journaling: 2 p.m. Nov. 24. With Jen Kulik of Silver Kite Community Arts. In this hands-on workshop, explore ways to record daily experiences and memories by creating a visual journal. Learn basic drawing and watercolor skills and how to create your own journal.
Beyond the Backyard, Adventure Ahead!: 7 p.m. Nov. 29. All ages welcome.Presented by Nancy Blakey, author. There is a world of wonder and inspiration outside your backdoor, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Discuss the importance of the outdoors for our well-being and learn tips and tricks to be outdoors in all sorts of weather.
Get Enrolled, Orca Lift and Basic Food: 2-3 p.m. Nov. 29. Drop in to talk with a representative from Multi-service Center (MSC) for information, pre-screening and assistance with completing an application for Washington State’s Basic Food Program, or to register for Orca Lift, a reduced fare on area transit. Please bring ID and income verification documents.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Presented by Green River College. Learn how to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.
Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 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.
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; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Nov. 8; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15; • Tablets 101, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 17; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 20; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 27.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Nov. 9. 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. Nov. 14. 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.
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 29. Grades 5-12. Play video games, snack, hang out, study or pick up a good book. All in the same place.
Islamic Geometric Pattern Workshop: Noon, Nov. 12. Presented by Amina Quraishi. Ages 10 to adult. Some of the most famous examples of art in the Islamic world are geometric patterns. Learn the skills to draw these beautiful geometric patterns using just a compass and ruler. All supplies provided.
Craftivism, Pet Toys: 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Presented by Lisa Keller. Ages 10 and older. Recycle T-shirts and felt scraps to make dog and cat toys. Make one for your own pet and one to be donated to the Auburn Valley Humane Society. All supplies provided. Please register.
Harry Potter Alliance, Algona-Pacific Chapter: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Grades 6-12. o you love Harry Potter? Are you interested in making the world a better place? Join the group to use the power of fandom to promote positive social change. We’ll talk Harry Potter and other fandoms and work on community service projects. Visit kcls.org/wizardry to find more events.
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. Registration required. Please contact Green River College: 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.
STEM in the Early Years: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Presented by Katy Yasi. Develop a better understanding of ways to use developmentally appropriate technology to teach children about the scientific method and to explore math and engineering concepts. Provides (2) STARS credit hours in Curriculum and Learning Environments.
Help to Survive a Busy Life: 11 a.m. Nov. 17. Learn some simple tips and tools to use throughout your day to help you stay calm and sane as well as optimize your health.