Sammamish Library News

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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 Downton 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.

www.kcls.org

HappyPeople

Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m.

Presented by Aegis at Marymoor.

Aging in place at home. Assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing & adult family homes – what is the difference? Dad’s memory is getting worse, mom is not taking care of herself like she used to – what are the resources available? Learn what your options are from a panel of experts.

Shakespeare

Sunday, February 21, 1 p.m.

Ages 9 to 12.

Who was Shakespeare? Come find out at this fun club for kids with activities that bring history to life with skits, hand-on projects and special guests.

Please RSVP online at kcls.org/sammamish to reserve your spot starting two weeks in advance.

 

tea

Tuesday, February 16, 1 p.m.
Ages 10 and older.

Explore the history and culture of tea while enjoying a tea tasting.

Please register online starting February 2.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m.

Ages 7 to 12 with adult.

Learn how to create a beautiful lotus flower lantern with crepe paper, glue and cups.

Please register online starting February 4.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Saturday, February 13, 2 p.m.

Ages 9 to 13.

Presented by Lisa Palmatier.

Make your own body care products from all-natural ingredients! Take home your creations including lip balm, body mist and bath salts.

To guarantee your spot, please register online at kcls.org, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting January 30 at 10 a.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.

Presented by Cindy Arnold of Live Paint!

Ages 3 to 11 with adult.

Hear the story of Sadako, explore conflict resolution techniques, make your own unique paper crane, then work together to build an interactive sculpture.

 

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6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10

The continuum for growing our people and leadership skills starts with changing ourselves. Mr. Carnegie encouraged us to “become a friendlier person” so that we could earn trust and enhance relation-ships. Discover how enhancing relationships is the essential foundation for being more influential and becoming a highly respected leader.

 

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

Sundays, 3 to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.

Please note: No study zone February 14-21.

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Join us at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 for our monthly board/informational meeting. Learn 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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Ages 5 to 12 with an adult.*
3 p.m. February 5, 12, 19 and 26

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. Families welcome.

*Parents encouraged to attend and participate.

Think

Need a place to work as a group? Looking for a quick study break?

Keep calm and study on in a space reserved after school, just for you.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1 to 6 p.m.

Please note: No Teen Think Tank February 14-21 and 25

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Ages 10 to 14

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

 

BobSprung
Huntington

Presented by Bob Sprung College Counseling and Huntington Learning Center Issaquah.
The redesigned SAT is being offered for the first time in March 2016. What changes are in store for the new SAT? Should you take the SAT or the ACT— or both? Learn the differences between the two standardized exams and gain a better understanding of which test might be the best fit for you.

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Presented by Bob Sprung College Counseling and Peg Keane Keough, Way to the Quad.
How do families afford colleges with a “sticker price” of $20,000 to $60,000 or more? Learn how to navigate the college financial planning process and ways to reduce the cost of a college education through financial aid and scholarships.

tea

Come discover tea! The beverage that is the second most widely consumed in the world comes from a single plant species, Camellia sinensis, that is little understood. In this 90 minute experience, we will taste white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh teas while we explore the history, culture and science of true tea.

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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 info visit coderdojo.com.
Space is limited; this is a drop-in program.

RosieProject

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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.

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Sid

Join Anita Feng, author of Sid, for a chat about the book and rediscover the story of Buddha. Books will be available for sale and signing following the event.

What would the life of Buddha look like if it were lived today?

Anita Feng has crafted in Sid a delightful jewel that captures both the classic story of the Buddha, as well a deeply personal and familiar reflection of the story in a contemporary retelling.

Sid weaves the traditional tale of Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be with the story of Sid, an everyman who finds himself waking up amid the reality of work and family life in the modern world. Returning to the standard tale with careful consideration of the relationships in Buddha’s life—to his wife, parents, and child—Feng’s narrative embodies the Mahayana perspective of living one’s enlightenment in the world.

Beautifully told in poetic prose, Sid teaches that the key to the story of the Buddha’s life is that the story could be about any of us.

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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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DaleCarnegie

In our interactions with others, we often miss opportunities to show genuine appreciation. Recognizing the strengths of others requires a conscious effort, even if it doesn’t take much time. Once we commit to showing honest, sincere appreciation, it becomes second nature.

http://www.dalecarnegie.com/

A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoor

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

Think

No Teen Think Tank January 18.

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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No Study Zone January 3 and 18.

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

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