Sammamish Library News

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Ages 12 and older.
What books would make your Final Four? Pick up your bracket entry form and make your predictions by March 13 for a chance to win an Amazon, iTunes or Starbucks gift card! Vote for your favorites each week in March for additional chances to win.
Limit one vote per person, per round. Prize drawing winners will be drawn April 6. Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

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For middle school and high school ages.

In honor of National Poetry Month, King County Library System is sponsoring a teen poetry contest. Each of the three winners will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Pick up a contest entry form in the teen area to enter.

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Ages 7 to 17, ages 12 and younger with adult.
Explore coding in an open, collaborative environment for youth. Drop in for self-directed online learning. Bring your charged laptop or tablet.

For more information, visit coderdojo.com.
Registration not required. Space may be limited.

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Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!
National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. 

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

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No Youth Writing Club April 5 and 12.

Ages 10 to 14.
Join other young writers to write, share and support each other through the creative process.

Shakespeare

To be or not to be? Who was Shakespeare? Come find out at this fun club for kids with activities that bring history to life with skits, hands-on projects and special guests.
Online RSVP starting two weeks in advance.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Presented by Xakary the Magician.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Be amazed and surprised at this magical tribute to favorite books by Dr. Seuss, including Cat in the Hat, Horton Hatches the Egg and many more!
Registration not required. Arrive early, space may be limited.

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Meet Seattleite authors Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite as they read excerpts from and discuss their debut novel, War of the Encyclopaedists. Set in the recent past, this jointly written tale chronicles the lives of two young men and the different ways they experience America’s war in Iraq. This novel is about a generation struggling towards adulthood in an era of economic uncertainty, terror, and war. How can a person grow up and find meaning in our deeply uneasy times? Is optimism in the face of real world events a catastrophic choice? These are the urgent questions at the heart of this novel, and the intelligence, vigor, exuberance and insight with which it approaches these questions is electrifying.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

NOTE: CHANGED DATE!

board meeting

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!

Mr. Carnegie found that when we have high levels of stress that we are not as effective in our roles. When we can reduce stress and handle stressful situations more effectively we can have a greater impact.

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No Study Zone April 10-16.

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

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Ages 6 to 12 with an adult.
Drop-in for an afternoon of cards, chess and checkers. Bring your own Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play with other game lovers from the community.
Registration not required.

drone

Presented by George Comollo.
Explore the career opportunities, growth potential and economic impact of this exciting new technology. Learn about safety and regulatory issues to consider when operating drones, including operator qualifications and education requirements. Discuss the commercial uses of drones and which industries are likely to benefit from unmanned aerial vehicles.
What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs at KCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy—and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you.

Norooz

Family program, all ages welcome.
Stories told in English and Farsi.
Join a Farsi storyteller for a special program of stories, songs celebrating spring.

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Ages 10 to 14.
You’ve written your first draft; now what? Learn editing tips and questions to ask those who critique your writing from special guest author Kelly Jones.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

coderdojo

Ages 7 to 17, ages 12 and younger with adult.
Explore coding in an open, collaborative environment for youth. Drop in for self-directed online learning. Bring your charged laptop or tablet.
For more info visit coderdojo.com.
Space is limited; this is a drop-in program.

violetsofmarch

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!
In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

Good leaders and team members know how to motivate people on and off their teams. The greater trust we can build, the better working relationship we have which results in increased results. The ability for us to connect with people is critical to success. We will show you a process that will increase your ability to connect with people.

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Friday, March 11, 10:30am
Family program, all ages welcome.
Come sing and dance with Charlie Hope, winner of Parent’s Choice Silver Awards. She will sing well-known children’s songs, as well as originals about things relevant to young children, like naptime, new babies in the family, and pretend play.
For more information visit charliehopemusic.com.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library

gameplay

Ages 5 to 12 with an adult, families welcome.
Drop-in for an afternoon assortment of board games, puzzles and card games for elementary kids. Games are set out for you to browse, or bring your own Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh! cards to play with other game lovers from the community.
Parents encouraged to attend and participate.

Think

No Teen Think Tank March 1, 17, 23 and 24

Grades 6-12.

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

board meeting

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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A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoor

Join other young writers every Tuesday to write, share and support each other through the creative process.

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Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m.

With over 50% of Britain’s population “in service,” it’s no surprise that half the plot of the Downton Abbey series takes place below stairs. The great estates could not function without an army of both indoor and outdoor servants. Using period images, historian Tames Alan talks about what it was like to live and work downstairs on an estate such as Downtown Abbey before the First World War.

What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs at KCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy–and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you.

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