Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. No program Dec. 23, 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. Dec. 3, 10. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Story Club: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 4. “This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration” by Jacqueline Woodson. 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. Snacks provided.
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Dec. 5 and 12. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Holiday Coloring Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. All ages welcome with adult. Come try out the supplies provided or bring your own crafting materials and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover: 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a song and dance fest before the animals stay overnight at the library! Return on Saturday morning for snacks and photos of what your friend did without you.
Teddy Bear Tea: 11 a.m. Dec. 14. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Come for a Story Time and tea party and see what your stuffed animal friends did in the library the night before.
You Belong Teen Group: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 4, 18. Grades 6-12. Join You Belong to support diversity and gain leadership experience!
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 10. For high school ages. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 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. Grades K-12. No program after Dec. 20. 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.
Open Enrollment for Health Care Insurance: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9. 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.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 18. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Manufacturing Apprenticeships: 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 5, 19. Enroll in no-cost, short-term training and support for careers in manufacturing, through AJAC, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Seattle Jobs Initiative. See the Career Navigator in the entryway.
Young Writers Group: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 5. 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.
Legal Basics for Small Business: 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Presented by the King County Law Library. Running a business is hard. Legal issues are complicated. Learn the basics about common legal issues most small businesses experience such as: forming a business; dealing with leases; handling employees; responsibilities under Washington’s Consumer Protection Act; liability for customers at your place of business. Please register at kcls.org, or call the library at 253-931-3018.
Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 9, 23. 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.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Dec. 13. 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.
Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18. Classes for winter quarter start Jan. 3 and continue through March 18, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. Appointment required to register for Winter ESL classes. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, extension 2315, to reserve your spot for assessment.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 19. “The Red Address Book” by Sofia Lundberg
Community Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed 12-1 p.m.) Dec. 27. Give back to your community by volunteering to give blood, at this special Auburn Library event, in partnership with Bloodworks Northwest.
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.
• Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, 12:30-2 p.m. Dec. 5; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, 12-1:30 p.m. Dec. 12.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 3, 10. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Dec. 3, 10. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Times: 10 a.m. Dec. 6. Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S.; 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13. 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. Dec. 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.
Built It!: 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Family program, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come build with plastic bricks, straws, tech and more! Stay the entire time or stop by for a few minutes. You bring your imagination and we will supply the building materials.
Make a Holiday Ornament Craft Workshop: 4-5 p.m. Dec. 3. Ages 8 and older. Discover how to use colored thumbtacks to create a special holiday ornament. All supplies provided.
Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4, 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.
Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 19. Grades 8-12. 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.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 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. Dec. 18. “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry
Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 17. Winter quarter classes start Jan. 2 and continues through March 20. Assessment testing for fall quarter starts promptly at 5 p.m. Late students may not be able to test/register. Allow three hours to complete registration. Bring picture ID. Appointment required to register for Winter ESL classes. Please contact Green River College, 253-833-9111, extension 2315, to reserve your spot for assessment.