Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Build Your Cat a Castle: 2 p.m. Sept. 8. All ages welcome. Ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Cats and other small animals love boxes. Use your creative skills and our supplies to build your pet a fun castle out of cardboard. Please register.
Story Club, The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco: 4-5 p.m. Sept. 20. At the White River Valley Museum, 918 H St., Auburn (directly behind the library). Ages 7 and older. Share and discuss a story, then look at the history that connects with it, history about people like you. If you had to leave your home tomorrow, taking only what you could carry, what would you take? Find out about some real people who had to answer that hard question. Snacks provided.
Transfiguration, Cardboard Challenge: 2 p.m. Sept. 22. Ages 8 and older. Cardboard and creativity are all you need to build an arcade game! Join the Global Cardboard Challenge and transform the library’s recyclables from rubbish to remarkable using imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and a little magic. A World of Wizardry Awaits at Your Library: Visit kcls.org/wizardry to find more events.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. 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.
Family Evening Story Time: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
TWEENS & TEENS
Hang Time: 3 p.m. Sept. 12. Grades 4-12. Come in, hang out, make a craft or play a game. Some video games will be rated T. Drop-ins welcome.
Scratch Animation Workshop: 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Presented by students from Auburn High School’s FIRST Robotics Team TREAD. Ages 9 and older. Create your own digital animation. Learn how to create your own stories, games, and animation using Scratch, a fun, free computer programming language.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Call Green River College to reserve your spot, 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Sept. 20. “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann
The Benefits of End of Life Planning: 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Join Steve Byrne, co-founder of Final Roadmap, who will host a presentation on the benefits of end of life planning followed by a discussion. Learn what you can do to help prevent emotional and financial hardship for loved ones in stressful times. See how a few hours of preparation can save loved ones a lifetime of bitter feelings and remorse.
Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 25. 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.
Computer Classes: Registration required. • Microsoft 2016 Excel Level 1, 7 p.m. Sept. 11; • Microsoft 2016 Excel Level 2, 7 p.m. Sept. 18; • Microsoft 2016 Excel Level 3, 7 p.m. Sept. 25
• One-on-One Computer Help: 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, Saturdays. Have computer or software questions? Get help from a KCLS Tech Tutor volunteer with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources. Register for a 30-minute session online, or by calling the Auburn Library at 253-931-3018.
Get Enrolled, Basic Food and Orca Lift: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 27. Drop in to talk with a representative from Multi-Service Center (MSC) for information, pre-screening, and assistance with completing an application for Washington’s Basic Food Program, or to register for Orca Lift, a reduced fare on area transit. Please bring ID and income verification documents.
Financial Aid for Higher Education Presented in Spanish: 6 p.m. Sept. 27. For students in high school and their parents. Parents and students will learn that higher education is an open option regardless of financial limitations and the cost of attending college. In addition, learn different alternatives that they can explore as financial aid options, according to their particular situation
Meet the Author, Seanan McGuire: 2 p.m. Sept. 30. A Campbell, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author, Seanan McGuire’s first book (“Rosemary and Rue, the beginning of the October Daye series”) was released in 2009, with more than 20 books across various series since.
Job Corps: 1-3 p.m. Fridays. Ages 16 to 24. A representative from Job Corps will be available to answer questions about this program. Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes.
Talk Time classes: 10 a.m. Saturdays. Teens and Adults. Practice speaking English with other English language learners.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 7. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 14. At the Algona Community Center, 200 Washington Blvd., Algona. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Sept. 19. 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.
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. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows.
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 27. Grades 5-12. Play video games, snack, hang out, study or pick up a good book.
Harry Potter Alliance, Algona-Pacific Chapter: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Grades 6-12. Do you love Harry Potter? Are you interested in making the world a better place? Join the Algona-Pacific Library Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance to use the power of fandom to promote positive social change. We’ll talk Harry Potter and other fandoms and work on community service projects.
Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: Noon, Sept. 17. Please contact Green River College to reserve your spot to register for these free classes, 253-833-9111, ext. 2315. Allow three hours to complete registration. Bring picture ID. Space is limited.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Computer Class, Microsoft 2016 Word Level 1: 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Learn and practice word processing, enter and format text, cut and paste, work with files. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
How to Be a Friend to Someone with Dementia: 7 p.m. Sept. 25. What do you say to someone recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia? What happens when your friend turns into someone you don’t like very much, or who makes you feel uncomfortable? How do you communicate with someone who can no longer carry on a conversation? The workshop will answer these questions and more while clarifying what dementia is (and is not). Understanding how different dementias progress will help you better support the person living with dementia and their family.