Auburn-area library program listings | March

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:25pm
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Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:


Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. No program March 23. 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. 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.

Russian Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.

Building Club: 4-5:30 p.m. March 11. 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!


You Belong Teen Group: 3:30-5 p.m. March 4, 8. Grades 6-12. Join You Belong to support diversity and gain leadership experience.

Young Writers Group: 3:30 p.m. March 5, 19. 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.

Islamic Geometric Pattern Art Workshop: 2 p.m. March 7. Ages 12 to adult. Presented by Amina Quraishi. Some of the most famous examples of art in the Islamic world are geometric patterns. Learn to draw these beautiful geometric patterns using a compass and ruler. Space is limited. Tickets handed out 30-minutes before the program.

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. March 9. 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.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30-5 p.m. March 10, 24. For high school ages. Help the Teen Services Librarian create, promote and lead awesome programs while earning volunteer hours.

Green River College Information Session: 5-6 p.m. March 13. For teens and adults. We encourage anyone who has an interest in attending Green River College to come learn more about programs and degrees; campus life; admissions; financial aid and additional funding options. Please join us for an informative presentation.

​Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No Study Zone on March 23. 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.


Outreach for Homeless Veterans: 10 a.m.-noon, March 4, 18. Catholic Community Services (CCS) Outreach will help Homeless Veterans access housing through Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) assessments. Veterans who are “literally homeless” are eligible, defined as spending at least one night on the streets, in an emergency shelter or transitional housing.

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 4 and 18. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Career Ready: 10-11:30 a.m. March 5 and 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.

Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 9. Valley Cities representatives will be on site to assist King County veterans in navigating the sometimes-confusing maze of available local resources. This assistance often 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. March 10 and 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.

Soldiers in Petticoats, The Struggles of the Suffragettes: 7 p.m. March 12. For teens and adults. Enjoy this lecture by Actress, Historian and Instructor Tames Alan as she appears in the authentic clothing of a suffragette and talks about the struggle of American women to gain the right to vote. Please register.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. March 13 and 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.

TED Talks Auburn: 1-2 p.m. March 13, theme is Leadership, Auburn Library; 1-2 p.m. March 27, them is Stress. Auburn Senior Center. TED Talks are short, inspiring and entertaining lectures available online from some of the world’s most exciting and renowned thought leaders. Join the senior center and Auburn Library for a thought-provoking, diverse series with carefully selected charismatic speakers on video. Each TED Talks session will be organized around a theme and will be at the library on the second Friday and the senior center on the fourth Friday of each month.

GRC “Rep” Connect: 4-6:30 p.m. March 18, 19. Are you interested in attending Green River College? Do you have questions regarding the application, Financial Aid, or the programs? A representative from Green River College will be at the Auburn Library to answer your questions. Please register,

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Group: 2 p.m. March 19. “French Exit” by Patrick DeWitt.

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7-8 p.m. March 24. 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.

Financial Aid: Questions, Concerns and Applying: 6-9 p.m. March 25. Get answers to your questions and free assistance submitting your FAFSA or WAFSA application.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No program March 23. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Registration required.

AARP Tax Help: 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. Please no complex or business returns. Please register in advance at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. Appointments are limited.

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: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. March 14, 21.


Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:


Preschool Discovery Lab: 2 p.m. Thursdays. At Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Explore school readiness activities led by a KidsQuest Educator. 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.

Family Story Times: 10 a.m. March 6. Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S.; 10:30 a.m. March 20. 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. March 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.

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.


Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays; 5-7 p.m. Thursdays. 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. March 26. 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.

Out of the Box, Creativity Station: 4:30 p.m. March 30. Ages 10 to 17. Play games, try different crafts or explore cool art techniques. Each week, we will provide supplies and space to create and have fun. Join us.


Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7 p.m. March 18. “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives” edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen.


Muckleshoot Library, 9917 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:


The Art of Campaign Posters: 10-11:30 a.m. March 21. Presented by Silver Kite Community Arts. Explore the history of campaign art in the United States, share personal stories related to election campaigns, and design possible campaign posters for issues the group feels passionate about.

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