Sammamish Library News

Schoolboy Writing in Notebook

Ages 9 to 12.
Sometimes you just need your own space to sit, away from annoying siblings and bossy grown-ups to write. Start with ideas using fun writing prompts and finish with 20 minutes of building your own poems and stories.
Registration not required.

harrietthespy

 

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
“Harriet spies, not to solve mysteries, but for the sheer delinquent joy of it. She suits up in a spy uniform of jeans and a sweatshirt, a tool belt with a leather pouch for her notebook and black glasses without lenses, and peers into the windows of her neighbors. Then she writes about them — with brutal honesty — in big block letters in the notebook she carries wherever she goes. And then Harriet loses the worst thing imaginable– her spy notebook. 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?”
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion and treats.
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

marypoppins


Family program, all ages welcome.
Mary Poppins is the most exciting nanny the world has ever seen! Mary Poppins is the lead character in a series of children’s books written by P.L. Travers. Young Jane and Michael Banks have no idea what’s in store for them when their nanny blows in on the east wind one autumn evening. Come watch and sing along with Walt Disney’s 1964 musical Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Registration not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Homeless Young Boy Holding a Sign

Homeless teens and young adults will be surveyed on Thursday, January 22 in the library to tell the story of homelessness in King County and help our community understand the scope of the issues teens face.

peculiarchildren


Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

 A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

 

jeremyhorn

A basic review of the often confusing world of natural health.
Presented by Jeremy Horn of Good Health on the Sammamish Plateau.

paddington

Parents and children ages 6 to 12.
The original story of Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, is truly to be treasured! “A bear? On Paddington station?” Mrs Brown looked at her husband in amazement. “Don’t be silly, Henry. There can’t be!” Paddington Bear had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same…for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
A family that reads together, shares together! Read the book in advance, then meet to discuss a different read-aloud classic each month. Titles are available in audiobook for family listening.
Registration not needed. Adult participation required. Contact library for email notification list of upcoming titles.

blueorchardbee

Presented by “Queen Bee” Missy Anderson.
Come for a conversation about our native blue orchard bees and how they can help pollinate your spring garden. Find out how easy it is to ‘host them” in your yard as well as give them as gifts.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

board meeting

This Month’s meeting will be held in the Plaza Room.
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!

friendslogo

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Through meditation one can benefit in all aspects of life – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Join Ajili Hodari, Esquire who has been meditating for over 30 years for this lively and enjoyable workshop. Ajili has been offering workshops and lectures on meditation and personal transformation.
While your brain is not a muscle, it does need care, feeding and exercise to keep it in top shape. The 2015 King County Library System adult program series, Mind Matters, offers free programs, classes, tips and reading suggestions to stay sharp. It’s YOUR mind. KCLS can help you take care of it.

www.kcls.org/mindmatters

Students Doing Homework

No Study Zone on January 19.

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

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.

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.

Young Woman Meditating on the Floor


Are you facing problems at work? In relationship? Are you just looking for meaning in 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

jeffevans


Presented by Jeff Evans
Ages 5 and older with adult.
Celebrate the holidays with a special show that features wacky inventions, amazing toys and magical mayhem.

http://jeffevansmagic.com/kids.html

peculiarchildren

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

happywriting


Ages 9 to 12.
Sometimes you just need your own space to sit, away from annoying siblings and bossy grown-ups to write. Get started with ideas using fun writing prompts and finish with 20 minutes of building your own poems and stories.

Frozen


Family program, all ages welcome.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a clueless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Come in your Frozen-themed costume and sing along!

closed

The Sammamish, Issaquah, Fall City, North Bend and Snoqualmie Libraries will be closed the morning of Thursday, December 11 for staff training.
The Sammamish Library will open at 12:30pm.
The Issaquah, Fall City, North Bend and Snoqualmie Libraries will open at 1pm.
Please contact Ask KCLS for assistance, 425.462.9600 or 1.800.462.9600.

monkeyworld

All ages welcome.
Meet Matthew Porter-a children’s book illustrator/writer at the forefront of the Northwest DIY indie art, craft and design movement. The undisputed king of the hipster board book genre, his books are populated by wide eyed animals and cheeky monkeys. Hear him read from his titles, including pictures books Monkey World and The Thunderbolt Express and stay for an author signing followed by a play session for little ones. Books for signing will be available for purchase.

thunderbolt

chocolate


Grades 6 to 12.
Join pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer to learn how to make chocolate gifts for the holidays. Learn how to make candy cane bark, dark chocolate truffles, white chocolate popcorn and caramel corn with dark chocolate drizzle. At the end of class, package your morsels to enjoy or to give as gifts.

laurie-pfalzer

http://www.pastrycraftseattle.com/about.html

nutcracker


Family program, all ages welcome.
Join the Sugar Plum Fairy for an interactive reading of The Nutcracker for young children- join the battle of the Rat King, transform from a Nutcracker into a Prince and ride a sleigh to the magical Land of Snow and Sweets. Come in your ballet or other Nutcracker themed costume!

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!

friendslogo

rise-and-shine-cover-art

Ages 2 and older with adult.
Sing and dance along with one of the most popular children’s performers in the Northwest for a family concert of new songs.
Registration not required. Arrive early, as space may be limited.

http://babypantsmusic.com/

eastsidegenealogicalsociety


Presented by Eastside Genealogical Society.
This introductory workshop will cover how to get started in your genealogy research and some dos and don’ts on collecting and organizing your data.
Bring your questions and our genealogists will help you find answers!

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