28 Jun Auburn-area library program listings | July
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. July 3, 17 and 24. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the building materials; you supply the imagination.
Space Station Recreation Science Workshop: 1:30 p.m. July 10. Presented by KidsQuest Museum. Ages 3 and older with adult. Construction in space is no easy task and it takes lots of planning. Discover how to design and build several scale models of space stations.
Drawing Aliens for Comics Art Workshop: 2 p.m. July 16. Ages 8 and older. Presented by Elizabeth Guizzeti. Learn to draw an alien and discover how to use your character to illustrate your own comic book or graphic novel. Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket at the Information Desk starting one hour before the program.
Alien Invasion Concert: 2 p.m. July 22. Presented by Rick Huddle. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Little blue creatures are coming to take over our planet and eat all of our pizza! Join us for a mini-musical with songs, comedy and puppets!
Harry Potter Trivia: 2:30 p.m. July 27. Ages 8 to adult. In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, come down to the Leaky Cauldron (aka the Auburn Library Meeting Room) for Harry Potter Trivia. Teams consist of 1-6 players.
Mars Rover Races Science Workshop: 2 p.m. July 30. Presented by Lindsey Childers, Foundry10. Ages 8 to 11. Scientists use coding to program the Mars Curiosity Rover to run as autonomously as possible. Practice writing and interpreting “unplugged” simple coding to help a “human rover” travel through an obstacle course. Space is limited. Pick up a free ticket at the information desk starting one hour before the program.
Create a Jeweled Dragon Egg: 3 p.m. July 31. Ages 10 and older. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by creating a beautiful, textured egg sculpture.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Mondays. 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. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short playtime follows.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. No program July 4. All ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! A short playtime follows.
Suited for Space Science Workshop: 2 p.m. July 1. Presented by Museum of Flight. Ages 11 to 16. How do you protect an astronaut in a low-pressure environment? Work with others to design and build a prototype space suit, then test it in the vacuum chamber.
Anime Club: 3:30-5 p.m. July 9. 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.
Carnivorous Terrariums: 3 p.m. July 15. Presented by Mary Fosse from the Carnivorous Terrariums Nursery. Ages 11 to 18. Create your very own carnivorous terrarium with a plant that eats bugs. Explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants with live specimens, and how to care for them. Take home your own fruit-fly-eating carnivorous terrarium.
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 program for youth Job Corps offers free vocational training and academic classes.
Need Help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 2 and 23. DSHS 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.
Auburn Repair Café: 3-6 p.m. July 2. Presented by the King County EcoConsumer program. Skilled “fixers” will help you repair your damaged household items to keep them out of the landfill and save you money. Sign up in advance with what you’re bringing so the “fixers” can be prepared. Please contact Tom Watson at [email protected] or call 206-477-4481.
Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2 p.m. July 3, 17. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Friends of the Auburn Library Book Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. At Les Gove Park, next to the library. Bargains on hardcover and paperback books, plus DVDs, music CDs and more. Held in the Multipurpose Building, next to the spray park, as part of the city of Auburn’s Fourth of July celebration. Preview sale from 9-10 a.m. with $5 entry.
One-on-One Computer Help: 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 10 and 24; 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. July 20. Have computer or software questions? Get help from a KCLS TechTutor volunteer with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources.
Job Search Coaching: 1-3 p.m. July 11 and 25. For teens and adults. Join Julie Sanchez from Multi-Service Center in the meeting room to write your resume, improve your interviewing skills or learn about financial management
The Poetic Apothecary, Poems for Healing and Comfort: 2 p.m. July 14. For teens and adults. Just as a cup of tea can settle and soothe us, the right poem at the right time can be a powerful sustaining remedy. Poet and performer Judith Adams explores poetry’s restorative powers by reciting and exploring poems that help us understand grief, fear, sadness, loss, and much more. By sharing her love of poetry, Adams encourages audiences to share poems that have deeply touched their lives and discusses how writing poetry can be a potent medicine for us all.
Computer Class, Outlook Email Level 1: Noon, July 18. Create a free Outlook.com account, learn email basics and discover the benefits of a Microsoft account. Register online, at the information desk or call 253-931-3018.
Third Thursday Book Club: 2 p.m. July 18. “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash
Computer Class, Microsoft Publisher 2016: Noon, July 23. Create attractive flyers, greeting cards and more with…