Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Story Club: 4-5 p.m. Nov. 6. “Lubna and Pebble” by Wendy Meddour. At the White River Valley Museum. Ages 7 and older. Share and discuss a story, then look at the history that connects with it, history about people like you. How do we find comfort when we feel lost and alone? Discuss how it feels to leave everything familiar and move to a very different place. Then discover stories in the museum of people who had to do just that. Snacks provided.
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 7 and 14. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Nov. 7 and 14. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. No program Nov. 11. 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.
The Gingerbread Man Puppet Show: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 14. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Presented by Penny’s Puppets. The gingerbread man longs for fun and escapes from Granny’s kitchen to have an adventure. Will he finally find a safe place?
Young Writers Group: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 21. Ages 10 to 20. Presented by Auburn Poet Laureate Susan Landgraf. Meet other young authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft and have fun. Snacks, too.
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 26. For high school ages. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours.
You Belong Teen Group: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 20. Grades 6-12. Join You Belong to support diversity and gain leadership experience!
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 18. 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. 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.
Sugar Skull Decoration Art Workshop: 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Ages 10 and older. Presented by Art-Maranth Mobile Art School. Sugar skulls are traditionally placed on altars as part of Día de los Muertos. Decorate a pre-made sugar skull using glitter paint, sequins and paper. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the Information Desk starting at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the program.
Health Care Enrollment Clinic: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6. Get free, in-person help signing up for low- or no-cost health insurance from CISC’s Health Insurance Advisors. Our advisors speak English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Please call 206-957-8555 (English and Cantonese) or 206-957-8540 (Mandarin) for more information.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 6, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Nov. 8, 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.
AARP TEK Workshop, Intro to Android Smartphones: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 8 (beginner workshops); 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 (intermediate workshops). Free technology sessions. Join AARP for a hands-on workshop with devices provided for practice. Friendly tech guides will answer your questions. Explore the capabilities of Android smartphones with new technology users like you. Please register. Seating is limited. Call 1-866-591-8105 or visit aarp.cvent.com/teklogi.
CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program: 2 p.m. Nov. 15. If you or a family member have difficulties in understanding health care options in Washington state, CISC Healthcare Access and Outreach Program staff and volunteers offer free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and other health care choices.
Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. Nov. 19. 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.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 2 p.m. Nov. 21. “There There” by Tommy Orange
Have It Your Way, Creating a Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and Healthcare:6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. If you become sick or unable to make decisions for yourself, do you have a plan in place to have someone you trust make financial decisions for you? What about medical decisions? In Washington, you can create a legal document called a Power of Attorney (POA) to authorize another person to make decisions on your behalf. In this workshop, learn about Washington’s Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and Durable Power of Attorney Health Care. Discuss the law that governs them and the practical issues to be aware of when creating or revoking them.
Gather Around the Fire and Share Your Tale: 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Come for an afternoon around a pretend fire, sipping tea from a vintage teacup as we listen to each other’s stories. You may choose to listen or share. If you’re interested, a professional storyteller and actress will help you cultivate your own personal story and craft it into a story to share out loud!
Puget Sound, A Maritime Highway: 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 24. Presented by author David B. Williams. In this talk, which is based on research from his next book about human and natural history in Puget Sound, Williams will highlight how people have spent the last 13,000 years boating this extraordinary waterway.
Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov 25. Are you a military veteran? Do you need help with any veteran’s services? A representative from Valley Cities will help Veterans with services such as proof of military service, financial and medical benefits, counseling, therapy, housing, employment, education and other specific issues.
Open Enrollment for Health Care Insurance: 5-8 p.m. Mondays. No program on Nov. 11. Free, in-person assistance available to answer your questions and help you enroll into coverage, at the table in the entryway. The last day of open enrollment is Dec. 15.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No program on Nov. 11. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, extension 2315, to sign up for the next session of ESL classes.
Job Corps Information: 2-3 p.m. Fridays. For teens and adults ages 16 to 24. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes. A representative will be available to answer your questions.
Talk Time Classes: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners.
One-on-One Computer Help: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.
Computer Classes: • Microsoft Publisher 2016, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Level 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Level 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19; • Outlook Email Levels 1 and 2, 12-2 p.m. Nov. 21.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 15. Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 20. 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.
Preschool Discovery Lab Thursdays: 2-3 p.m. No program on Nov. 28. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Presented by KidsQuest Museum Education Staff. Explore school readiness activities. Start with a story and then learn playful ways to engage with math, scientific thinking and literacy skills through age-appropriate learning centers. Space is limited. Please register.
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
First Tuesday Crafts Tuesday: 4-5 p.m. Nov. 5. Ages 10 and older. Drop in, work on a craft or art project or just hang out.
Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. Nov. 19. 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.
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 21. Grades 8-12. What do you want from your library? Join the Teen Volunteer Council and be a leader at the library and in the community. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours. New members always welcome.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Nov. 20.“And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie.
How to Make Money with Your Creativity: 7-8 p.m. Nov. 13. Understanding the intersection of art and commerce has historically been a tricky move for artists, musicians, writers and other creative types. Learn how to put on your business hat and think about things like profit/loss, risk/reward and budgets and marketing.
STARS Workshop Designing Environments to Support Positive Behavior: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23. Presented by Linda Crisalli. The way a space is furnished, equipped, arranged and decorated for children can have a big impact on the quality of learning and frequency of inappropriate behavior. Discover specific tips and ideas for how to take your family childcare environment to the next level. Learn strategies that will be especially useful if one or more of the children in your care have challenging behaviors and/or special needs. Provides two STARS training credit hours in Child Growth and Development. Registration begins Nov. 9.
Muckleshoot Library, 9917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:
“Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” A Steven Lewis Simpson Film Saturday: 2-4 p.m. Nov. 9. A road movie through the heart of Lakota Country adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name by Kent Nerburn. Free tickets will be available one hour before show time to the first 50 people.