Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mondays. No program Feb. 18. 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. Ages 1½ to 3, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Building Club: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library and be an engineer at an unstructured, creative play open house.
Ninja Academy: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Ages 6 to 9. Calling all potential ninjas. Hone your knowledge and put it to the test at our Ninja Academy. Ninjas require specific skills: concentration, silence, self-control, accuracy, agility, stealth, cleverness, creativity and patience. Ninja candidates will practice their skills with a series of drills, including a craft and a story.
Preschool Discovery Lab: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 27. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Presented by KidsQuest Museum Education staff. Hear a story and then learn playful ways to engage with math, scientific thinking, literacy skills and more. Each week, explore new topics and learning opportunities.
Study Zone: 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. No Study Zone on Feb. 17, 20 or 24. 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.
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 26. 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.
Teen Writers Group: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 28. Ages 13 to 18. Presented by Auburn Poet Laureate Susan Landgraf. Meet other teen authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft, and have fun. Snacks too.
Job Corps Information: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Ages 16 to 24. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes. A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 12, 26. 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.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Feb. 22. 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. Questions? Call the Multi-Service Center, 253-838-6810.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Feb. 21. “America’s First Daughter” by Stephanie Dray. Come for a lively discussion on the third Thursday of the month at the Auburn Library’s afternoon book club for adults. Copies of the book will be available at the library.
Side Hustles for Creative Types with Jeff Leisawitz: 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 24. You have gifts to give to the world. A fulfilling and potentially profitable side hustle is a way to share your creativity in exchange for some extra dollars. Tune into your creative heartbeat. Craft a compelling and attainable goal. Take action, see progress and make a profit.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No class Feb. 18. 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.
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.
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.
AARP Tax Help: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. No complex or business returns. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents. Please contact the Auburn Library to register, 253-931-3018.
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., 11:30 a.m., noon, Saturdays; • Microsoft Publisher, 7 p.m. Feb. 12; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, noon, Feb. 14; • Outlook Email Level 1, 7 p.m. Feb. 19; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, noon, Feb. 21; • Outlook Email Level 2, 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1½ to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult.
Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Feb. 20. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. Make someone happy – read to a dog. 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.
Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays. No Study Zone on Feb. 20. 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.
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.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 19. Middle and high school ages. Calling all anime/manga fans. Watch anime, discuss manga and eat Japanese snacks. Note: Anime titles may include some that are rated PG-13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 12-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program Feb. 18. 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.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. The title for this month is “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker.