Auburn-area library program listings | May

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

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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 on May 27. 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. No program on May 28. Ages newborn to 24 months, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.

Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. No program on May 28. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. No program on May 30. Ages 2 to 3, with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.

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

Sculpting on the Road: 4-5 p.m. May 1. Ages 5 to 12, ages 5 to 8 with adult. KidsQuest Children’s Museum brings a creative clay sculpting workshop to the library. Explore a variety of ceramic tools and techniques as we create unique pieces of art with a different local artist each month. Art pieces will be fired at the museum and returned to the library for pick-up. Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket starting half an hour before the program.

Free Comic Book Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In partnership with Fantasium Comics and Games. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up free comics at the library while supplies last.

Story Club: 4-5 p.m. May 7. At White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn. “Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game” by John Coy. Ages 7 and older with adult. Share and discuss a story, then look at the history that connects with it, history about people like you! Why do we love sports so much? Find out how sports build community and sometimes change the way we think and live. Snacks provided.

TWEENS & TEENS

Study Zone: 2-4 p.m. Sundays; 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.

Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. May 6. 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.

Learn to Sew with Sew Up Seattle: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11. Presented by Sew Up Seattle instructors Liisa Mannery and Dikka Ballantine. Ages 12 and older. Always wanted to learn how to sew? Here is your opportunity. Learn the basics of machine sewing while completing a simple project. Space limited: tickets available beginning one hour before program start.

Hyperbolic Crochet Craft Workshop: 2-3 p.m. May 11. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers. Ages 10 through adult, ages 10 to 12 with adult. Learn about hyperbolic geometry, creating a flat and spherical design in crochet. No previous crochet experience required. Space is limited: tickets available beginning one hour before program start.

Teen Volunteer Council: 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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.

ADULTS

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 1, 15. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7, 21. 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.

Job Search Coaching: 1-2:30 p.m. May 9, 23. For teens and adults. Join Julie Sanchez from Multi-Service Center 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.

Auburn Fiber Arts Fair: Weaving the Community Together through Crafts: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11. All ages welcome. Knitting, weaving, quilting, sewing, spinning, crochet and more! Enjoy free activities including hands-on workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, story time and crafts!

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2-3 p.m. May 16. “Midnight in Broad Daylight” by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto. Come for a lively discussion.

Sometimes Heroes, America’s Changing Relationship with Its Veterans: 2-4 p.m. May 18. Presented by Jeb Wyman, Seattle Central College. America hasn’t always celebrated its military. Why and how has our attitude changed? Wyman examines America’s relationship to wars and veterans over the last century. He looks at what shapes our current national consciousness towards veterans and the wars they fight in our name. Come and join the conversation.

Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. May 24. 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program on May 27. 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.

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.May 4 and May 18; 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., May 8 and May 22; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1, noon, May 9 and 7 p.m. May 14; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 2, noon, May 16; • Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2, 7 p.m. May 21; • Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 3, noon, May 23.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. No program May 28. Ages 1½ to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. No program May 28. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. May 3. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific; 10:30 a.m. May 17. At Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd., Algona. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult.

Preschool Discovery Lab: 2-3 p.m. Thursdays. No program May 30. Att Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd., Pacific. Presented by KidsQuest Museum education staff. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Start with a story and then learn playful ways to engage with math, scientific thinking and literacy skills through age-appropriate learning centers.

Fancy Nancy Soirée: 1-2:30 p.m. May 4. Ages 4 to 8 with adult. You are cordially invited to attend a soirée. Soirée is French for party (everything is fancier in French). Remember to dress in your fanciest clothes.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. May 15. 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.

TWEENS & TEENS

Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays. No program May 27. 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. May 21 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.

Hyperbolic Crochet Craft Workshop: 4-5:30 p.m. May 6. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers. Ages 10 through adult, ages 10 to 12 with adult. Learn about hyperbolic geometry, creating a flat and spherical design in crochet. No previous crochet experience required.

Finger Knitting: 4-5 p.m. May 20. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers. Ages 8 to adult, ages 8 to 10 with adult. Choose from a variety of colorful yarns and create a couple of pieces that can be used as bracelets, necklaces, hair bands and more. Embellish with buttons, ribbons and additional doodads.

Create a Jeweled Dragon Egg Art Workshop: 4-5 p.m. May 28. Presented by Johannes Quilitz. Ages 8 through adult, ages 8 to 10 with adult. Many legends suggest that dragons are born from eggs. Create a jeweled textured sculpture egg and discuss writing your own story or myth.

ADULTS

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 12-2:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No program May 27. 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: 7:30-8:30 p.m. May 15. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. The title for this month is “The Japanese Lover” by Isabel Allende.

City of Pacific Repair Café: 3-6 p.m. May 20. At Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. Don’t toss your broken lamp, pair of ripped jeans or busted chair! Bring them to the free Repair Café! Skilled “fixers” will help you repair your damaged household items to keep them out of the landfill and save you money. To sign up to attend the Repair Café, or if you have questions, contact Tom Watson via email at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or by calling 206.477.4481.

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