Sammamish Library News

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Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!
This month’s selection is any short story collection by Anton Chekhov.

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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.
Hillary doesn’t believe all the mean things she hears about Sara-Kate. Sure, she wears weird clothes and she lives in a dumpy house, but if Sara-Kate’s as bad as everyone says, how could she take such good care of the elf village in her backyard? She and Hillary spend hours fixing the tiny stick houses and the miniature Ferris wheel so the elves won’t move away. But as Hillary is drawn further into Sara-Kate’s world, she learns there are other mysteries besides the elves. Why doesn’t anyone ever see Sara-Kate’s mother? And why isn’t anyone allowed in her house?

annie-movie

Family program, all ages welcome.
The sun will come out, tomorrow! Come sing along with your favorite orphan from the 1982 film. Check out Little Orphan Annie comics from our book display after the movie.

Who’s that girl who moves with the rhythm of a busy NYC? Who’s the foster kid who sees the good in everybody – even her foster mom, the queen of mean, Miss Hannigan? Who loves New York – and finds out that New York loves her right back? Just one kid – it’s Annie!

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Family program, all ages welcome.
Honk honk! Vrooom! Park your rig for a few stories using creative movement and songs about dumping trash, racing to fires and stopping for a break at the truck stop.

college success

Presented by Barak Rosenbloom.
For high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
Writing a great college essay can be a lot of work. It can also be very stressful for both students and parents.
In this 90-minute interactive workshop, you will learn:
•What makes an effective essay, and why and how it is different from the kind of writing that is usually taught in school
•How to choose the best experiences and topics for your essay
•Effective editing techniques, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of having teachers and parents help edit
•How to effectively overcome the common challenges and stresses for students and parents

Barak Rosenbloom

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Presented by The Hoots.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Sing, clap, stomp and even play along! This award-winning band plays music rooted in folk, Americana and Rock. They mix up their shows with well-known crowd favorites from the 50s to the present, and always encourage audience participation.

 

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Join us for our monthly board meeting/informational meeting to see how the Friends of Sammamish Library are working to support libraries and literacy, and how you can become a member and help them do it!

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Are you facing problems at work? in relationship? Are you just looking for meaning in life? Do you feel that you are not in control of your life? 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. It is a way to find your authentic self – the part of you that works beyond the zone of stress, worries & negativity; discover the part of you that is empowered to take control of your life.

A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoor

For middle and high school students.
Work on monthly projects, edit your pieces with local youth writers and special guest speakers, and have opportunities to showcase your work.

teens study

Need a place to work as a group? Want a quick study break? Keep calm and study on in a space reserved after school just for you.

Students Doing Homework

No Study Zone on May 25.

Grades K-12.
Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

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Explore ways to increase your resistance to cancer with health educator Carol Robl. Learn how to create an anticancer lifestyle by eating beneficial foods, protecting yourself from environmental threats and enhancing your physical and emotional wellbeing.
To register, please call 206.386.3200.

mariannagroup

Presented by The Marianna Group.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Take a trip with this talented trio and explore many different countries through music.


Family program, all ages welcome.
“One chest full of stories” is a theatrical show in Spanish with traditional stories and songs from Latin America.

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Presented by Charuta Apte.
Come and learn two simple yet powerful breathing-techniques, experience a guided meditation, and learn about the ancient science of your mind – all of which will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile!

newereader

Have a Kindle, Nook or iPad but don’t know what to do with it? Wondering what an electronic book or eBook is all about? Bring your device, your questions and frustrations. Staff will show you how to borrow free eBooks from the library.

bees

Presented by Missy Anderson (Queen Bee).
Ages 6 to 12.
Become a bee farmer! Learn about Mason bees, non-stinging pollinators who help grow the food we eat. Discover bee facts and make some paper nesting tubes to take home so you can host them in your yard- a great Earth Day project!
Online registration required starting April 9.

london-eye

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
“When Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye Ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together-Ted with his brain that is “wired differently” and impatient Kat-to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.  Presented as part of National Autism Awareness Month.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion.
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles.

wizardofoz

Family program, all ages welcome.
Come in costume and sing along as we follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends. Check out one of Frank S Baum’s original books in the series from our Oz display after the show!
The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto when they are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz.

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Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoor

For middle and high school students.
Work on monthly projects, edit your pieces with local youth writers and special guest speakers, and have opportunities to showcase your work.

peeps


Your Peeps® are being attacked! Man the barricades! Prepare the catapults! Team up with your friends to mount a strong defense and send the enemy Peeps® to their marshmallow graves! Which team’s Peeps® will be the last ones standing?

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

Ajili Hodari will explore the effectiveness of meditation in reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration, and enhancing clarity of thought. Includes a simple but powerful technique anyone can use to reduce stress. Mr. Hodari is a practitioner of Jyoti meditation.

Divergent


Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Watch Divergent on the big screen at the library’s special school’s out teen movie night. One lucky teen will win a Regal Cinemas gift card to see Insurgent, in theaters now.
Rated PG-13. 140 minutes.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

“Divergent” is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group.

teens study

Need a place to work as a group? Want a quick study break? Keep calm and study on in a space reserved after school just for you.

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