Sammamish Library News

No Summit


Ages 12 to 18.
Join other teens this month for an icy treat and discussion of No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true

knights


Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Knights of Veritas.
Ages 5 and older.
The knights of the Middle Ages were not only heroes in their own time. Books, video games, movies and television bring us many stories of their bravery and heroic deeds. See and learn about authentic re-creations of weapons and artifacts.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

happywriting


Presented by Sara Jensen.
Ages 9 to 12.
What makes a good adventure story? Learn by following the journey of Luke Skywalker, Dorothy of Oz and Harry Potter as they follow the steps of the hero’s journey. Compare and contrast hero archetypes (themes) using video, story-mapping and creating an outline you can use for your own story.

Using the work of famous artist Pablo Picasso as a starting point, draw and illustrate super heroes blending abstract, cubism and pop art styles.
All materials provided. To guarantee your spot, register online at www.kcls.org starting July 9 at 10am.

Presented by Cheryl Hadley.
Ages 8 to 12.
Make and costume a funny super hero puppet, then use your imagination to develop your puppet’s special powers and create its own special story.
Online registration required starting July 16.

Amy Pennington


Manifestation is the process of intentionally calling into your life certain experiences. Meditation,
yoga and visualization are all forms of quieting your mind in order to manifest the life you desire. Come learn with Author, Gardener and TV Host Amy Pennington the basics behind manifestation and engage in the process of living the life of your dreams.

Amy Pennington

Girls of Atomic City

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever.

Held outdoors at Sammamish Farmer’s Market.
Presented by Lisa Taylor.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Through music, movement, storytelling and puppetry discover how spiders, bees and worms are the super heroes of the organic garden and how to invite them to live in your yard!
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Guardians

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen at the library. Come for the popcorn buffet, stay for the movie.
Rated PG-13. 121 minutes.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

alien


Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti.
Ages 9 to 12.
This science fiction author of graphic novels will teach you to draw your own aliens, super heroes and their environments using basic shapes.
Online registration required starting July 5.

http://elizabethguizzetti.com/

harrietthespy


Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion.
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles.

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?

The Incredibles


Family program, all ages welcome.
Watch your favorite heroes come to life in movies this summer! Dress up as your favorite character and join in the fun.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Backyard Heros


Presented by KC Puppetree.
Ages 3 and older.
The Backyard Heroes have been noticing mysterious things happening around their tree house, and they are ready to take on the case of the I-V-Y. Join Archie Raccoon and his friends in this musical puppet show.
Registration not required.

Backyard Heroes

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

In this meditation workshop we will teach the principles of mindfulness and give you a step by step process to apply it to your daily problems and discover the part of you that is empowered to take control of your life.
This class is for everyone – no prior requirement necessary.

www.kcls.org/mindmatters

market storytime

Held at Sammamish Farmer’s Market.

Family program, all ages welcome.
Bring a blanket, event held outdoors, weather permitting.

eli8


Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Eli Rosenblatt.
Family program, all ages welcome.
The Sun is our super hero! We wouldn’t have plants, oceans or even humans if it wasn’t for sunlight. Sing, dance and use your imagination as you learn about the greatest natural hero of all, our Sun!
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

4th of July

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JULY MEETING CANCELLED – July 2

HAVE A WONDERFUL JULY!!!!! 

Ian Dobson


Held outdoors at Sammamish Farmer’s Market.
Presented by Ian Dobson.
Ages 5 to 12.
What do all super heroes have in common? They face challenges, learn to be creative, work hard and find solutions to problems. You can become a musical super hero as you learn how to invent your own instrument using materials you might throw away. All supplies are provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Ian Dobson Making Music

art-pal

Summer has officially started. Share your plans or aspirations for summer 2015 on the collaborative art display in the teen area.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

emojis

We’ve translated teen book titles into Emoji. Think you can guess each book title by its emojis? Pick up a contest entry form in the teen area to enter.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

The Rithmatist

Ages 12 to 18.
Join other teens this month for a discussion of The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson and to make your very own Chalkling.

The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson’s New York Times bestselling epic teen adventure is now available in paperback.

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing–kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery–one that will change Rithmatics–and their world–forever.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

kidswriting

Ages 9 to 12.
What makes a good adventure story? Learn by following the journey of Luke Skywalker, Dorothy of Oz and Harry Potter as they follow the steps of the hero’s journey. Compare and contrast hero archetypes (themes) using video, story-mapping and creating an outline you can use for your own story.

the phantom tollbooth

Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story–first published more than fifty ago–introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams.

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.

robot_garage

Presented by The Museum of Flight.
Learn about the science and history of robots and the latest achievements of robots in space, on Earth and in the home. Use the Museum’s robotics kits to explore the basic engineering skills required to build a successful extra-terrestrial rover.
To guarantee your spot, register online at www.kcls.org starting June 10 at 10am.

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