Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12, 19. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Sept. 12, 19. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30. 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.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 16. Middle and high school ages. Calling all anime and manga fans. Watch anime, discuss manga and eat Japanese snacks. Note: Anime titles may include some that are rated PG-13.
Study Zone: 6-8 p.m. Mondays; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Starts Sept. 9. 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.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Represent Yourself in Court, The Nuts and Bolts of Motions: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Presented by The Public Law Library of King County. This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing and responding to motions and orders. In this workshop, learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. This class does not cover immigration proceedings or criminal proceedings such as DUI or felony and misdemeanor offenses.
Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23. Valley Cities representatives will be on site to assist King County veterans in navigating the maze of available local resources. This assistance includes helping vets obtain their DD-214 (proof of having served in the military) and applying for benefits with VA Puget Sound. Reps can also help with housing, financial or medical benefits, employment, upgrading discharge, education and other specific needs.
Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 10, 24. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who need assistance. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food and cash assistance, and many other services. Stop by the table with questions or to sign up.
Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 11. Appointment required to register for Fall ESL classes. Please contact Green River College, 253.833.9111 extension 2315 to reserve your spot for assessment.
Job Search Coaching: 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 26. Join Julie Sanchez from Multi-Service Center in the meeting room to write your resume, improve your interviewing skills or learn about financial management. Julie will tailor each session to those who come, so bring your questions.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sept. 13, 27. 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 Group: 2-3 p.m. Sept. 19. “Whiskey When We’re Dry” by John Larison
Exploring Pretrial Discovery: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Presented by The Public Law Library of King County. This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information about the process of pretrial discovery. In this workshop you will learn about: requesting information and documents from the other party and responding to requests, asking and answering interrogatories (written questions to the other party), the basics of depositions, and the court rules governing the discovery process.
CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program; 2-5 p.m. Sept. 20. If you, or a family member, have difficulties in understanding Healthcare options in Washington State, CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program staff and volunteers can assist you with choices and problems involving private health insurance as well as many government programs (Medicare, Medicaid, Qualified Health Plan (“Obamacare”), Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Medical Financial Assistance Programs). Our staff also are experts in Medigap coverage, employment-related health benefits, managed care, long-term care insurance and fraud abuse questions.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 23. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. Registration required. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.
Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7-8 p.m. Sept. 24. New members are always welcome.
Where the Personal and Professional Intersect: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. From digital marketing engagement, the influencer economy, to online dating and beyond, this program will discuss the blurry line between personal and professional. You will leave with ideas to personalize your business, along with a clearer sense of where to draw the line for personal privacy.
Talk Time Classes: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners.
FAMILY LAW WORKSHOP SERIES
KCLS and the King County Law Library offer a series. Registration required for all workshops. Space is limited.
• You’ve Filed – What’s Next? 1-2 p.m. Sept. 14. If you cannot wait for final orders for things like child support, restraining orders and decisions on where you, the other party and/or the children may live, then temporary orders may be what you need. Come learn more about temporary orders in this one-hour class.
• Working It Out with the Other Side: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 21. You need information from the other side, but how do you get it? You also need to come to an agreement, but how do you do that? This one-hour class will provide helpful information about discovery and alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation and arbitration.
• Let’s Talk about Parents and Parenting Plans: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 28. When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children and who pays for what. If a parent isn’t listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out more in this one-hour focus class.
Please register. • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21; 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 26;
• Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 17; • Microsoft PowerPoint, 12-1:30 p.m. Sept. 19; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 24; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Level 2, 12-1:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20. Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Sept. 10, 17 and 24. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 18. For school-age children with 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: 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11. Grades K-12. Need a place to study or get homework help? Drop in any time during Study Zone hours for assistance from a volunteer tutor.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 17. For 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.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Sept. 18. “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 24. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College.