Sammamish Library News

Story Times on break April 7-11 

HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!!! 

Family program, all ages welcome.

Join students from the nonprofit group, Telugu Bharati to read together and share Telugu language through stories. Children will be paired with a reading buddy who will practice and teach words as a team. A fun language learning and cultural literacy opportunity for families!
Online registration recommended at www.kcls.org/Sammamish starting April 1.

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Celebrate Poetry Month with Shel Silverstein’s classics Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and more. Listen and learn about poetry, decorate some black-and-white cookies and open your imagination to Shel’s whimsy with words!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

venice

Take a virtual guided tour with Kerri Wood of Adventure On Italy at this free seminar that will teach you how to travel like a local, find the best eateries and must see sights as well as some general tips to make your stay incredible. You will quickly learn how to be less of a tourist and truly immerse in the amazing cities of Italy.

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Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
Read about this spunky heroine of South Asian–Jewish heritage in a strong, funny debut book for tween readers.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion and treats.
During the fall leading up to her bat mitzvah, Tara (Hindi for star) Feinstein has a lot more than her Torah portion on her mind. Between Hebrew school and study sessions with the rabbi, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to hang out with her best friend Ben-O–who might also be her boyfriend–and her other best friend, Rebecca, who’s getting a little too cozy with the snotty Sheila Rosenberg. Not to mention working on her robotics project with the class clown Ryan Berger, or figuring out what to do with a priceless heirloom sari that she accidentally ruined. Amid all this drama, Tara considers how to balance her Indian and Jewish identities and what it means to have a bat mitzvah while questioning her faith. With the cross-cultural charm of Bend It Like Beckham, this delightful debut novel is a classic coming-of-age story and young romance with universal appeal.
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

GobletOfFire

Ages 9 to 13.
Harry Potter fans unite! Each month, we focus on a different book in the Harry Potter Series. Join fun discussions and explore deeper meanings underlying Rowling’s world of magic and mystery. Not only great adventure tales, Harry Potter books also deal with universal human values, longings, growth and choices.
Receive a Harry Potter Reading Club Card and earn a stamp at each meeting. At the end of the 7 month series, enter prize drawings with your club card based on your number of stamps earned.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

loving frank


I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current.

So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives.

In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.

Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan’s Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah’s is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel’s stunning conclusion.

Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story.

 

JoeReilly

Presented by Joe Reilly, CEO, Leadership for Overachievers Inc

For leaders looking to improve their business results in 2014, take a little time out to invest in yourself. Learn to see your business from a behavioral perspective and learn how to think in that perspective so you can influence your people to achieve the results you expect.

KyrasNewZoo

Family program, all ages welcome.
Join local author Govind Agarwal to explore the picture book Kyra’s New Zoo with baby Giraffe, Monkey, Lion and Elephant- introducing preschoolers to animals and their sounds through rhyme, followed by fun coloring, puzzles and word search activities.
Books will be available to be purchased and signed by the author.

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Join us for the 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!

healthcareprofessionalsThis presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers, the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. Talk about the advantages and disadvantages to all the options. At the conclusion of this class, you will be able to make an educated, informed evaluation of what is available and what best suits your specific medical and financial needs.

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If you’re resolved to begin the New Year with a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness

http://www.kcls.org/programs/fitness/

Humanities WA

Presented by Andrew Wahl.
Comics. Graphic novels. Sequential art. Whatever we call them, comic books have held a special place in the hearts of many Americans since first appearing on the market in the 1930s. This interactive, multimedia presentation traces the history of this popular print medium, from its Golden Age in the 1930s and ‘40s to the digital revolution of today. We will have a chance to recall our favorite characters and stories as journalist and comic-book historian Andrew Wahl leads us in a conversation about the history of comic books as an art form, an industry, and a lens for exploring American culture. We will gain knowledge to start exploring the world of comics and have the opportunity to share our own recommendations.
Sponsored by Humanities Washington.

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Ages 10 to 14.
Each month, focus on a different book in the Harry Potter Series. Join fun discussions and explore deeper meanings underlying Rowling’s world of magic and mystery. Not only great adventure tales, Harry Potter books also deal with universal human values, longings, growth and choices.
Receive a Harry Potter Reading Club Card and earn a stamp at each meeting. At the end of the 7 month series, enter prize drawings with your club card based on your number of stamps earned.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

irobot

World War II had just ended and the world was obsessed with air combat and the role of technology in society. Asimov’s stories reflected the concerns over the danger of technology but they also humanized robots, indicating that it is not technology that is evil but the way it is sometimes abused.

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
was the debut novel from this talented author, and received critical acclaim. The story of the Japanese American internment during World War II is told through the eyes of a young Chinese boy. Ford creates an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us the power of forgiveness and the tenacity of the human heart.
His most recent book, Songs of Willow Frost is set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle. This powerful tale focuses on two engaging characters — a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope and forgiveness.
Books will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

rules

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion and treats.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She’s spent years trying to teach David the rules from “a peach is not a funny-looking apple” to “keep your pants on in public”—in order to head off David’s embarrassing behaviors.
But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she’s always wished for, it’s her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Professional, published freelance author and travel writer James Ullrich gives tips and insights on how to travel affordably in Europe when on a budget. Having learned the hard way, he gives tips on packing light/right and how to build a great itinerary that makes sense given your time restrictions. James also discusses some of the best places in Europe to visit and how to enjoy them regardless of budget constraints.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

For Spanish-speaking families with children newborn to age 5.

Series free workshops in Spanish for families to learn about Early Literacy and how to prepare their children for Kindergarten.
Para familias hispanas con niños recién nacidos hasta 5 años.
Series de ocho talleres gratuitos en español para que las familias aprendan sobre Alfabetización temprana y como preparar a los niños para el Kindergarten.
No se requiere registrarse pero el espacio es limitado.
Subvencionado por la Fundación del KCLS.

Imagineimagine

Presented by Imagine Children’s Museum.
Ages 3 and older.
Get your passport stamped as you travel around the world and learn about traditions, play games and make crafts from other countries.
Space may be limited, first come, first seated.

local produce

Presented by Greta Hardin.
Produce is forgiving and the food from the local farms makes us all better cooks. This cookbook and presentation is for all the people who ever walked up to me on a farm with a handful of vegetables and asked “What do I do with this?” and for all the parents who were just as excited as their children to learn how potatoes grow.
GRETA HARDIN

paintthewind

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey.
Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother’s house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother’s family awaits – kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya’s freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life.
Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
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.

HP Chamber


Ages 10 to 14.
Harry Potter fans unite! Each month, focus on a different book in the Harry Potter Series. Join fun discussions and explore deeper meanings underlying Rowling’s world of magic and mystery. Not only great adventure tales, Harry Potter books also deal with universal human values, longings, growth and choices.
Receive a Harry Potter Reading Club Card and earn a stamp at each meeting. At the end of the 7 month series, enter prize drawings with your club card based on your number of stamps earned.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Hodari

Explore with Ajili Hodari the potential of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

This month’s selection will be announced after the January meeting.

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

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