Sammamish Library News

Uglies

Ages 12 to 18.
Join other teens this month for a discussion of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that?
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there.
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. She’d rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world — and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Pacific Science Center

Presented by Pacific Science Center’s Science on Wheels.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Discover the source of real life super powers, the human brain. In these thought-provoking exhibits discover how we think, learn and remember. See a real human brain up close and then compare it to the brains of other animals.
Registration not required. Drop-ins welcome.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

FoamSwordPartiesLLC


Presented by Foam Sword Parties, LLC.
Search for your inner hero and learn a little history through exciting simulated battles. Discover what it might have been like to be a warrior in ancient times.
Activities are organized in a safe and fun environment with instruction and all equipment provided.
To guarantee your spot, register online at www.kcls.org starting August 6 at 10am.

http://www.foamswordparties.com/

Tom-Pruiksma1

Presented by Thomas H. Pruiksma.
Ages 8 to 12.
Learn to do math-magic tricks to astonish your friends and family and discover the amazing life of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a young mathematical hero from India.
Registration not required.

anneofgreengables

Anne is described as bright and quick, eager to please, talkative, and extremely imaginative. She has a pale face with freckles and usually braids her red hair. When asked her name, Anne asks Marilla to call her Cordelia, which Marilla refuses; Anne then insists that if she is to be called Anne, it must be spelled with an e, as that spelling is “so much more distinguished.” Marilla at first says the girl must return to the orphanage, but after a few days she decides to let her stay. Marilla feels that she could be a good influence on the girl and had also overheard that another disagreeable woman in town might take Anne in instead. As a child of imagination, Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. Her talkativeness initially drives the prim, duty-driven Marilla to distraction, although Matthew falls for her charm immediately. Anne says that they are “kindred spirits.”

Rick Huddle

Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Rick Huddle.
Ages 5 and older.
When faced with the challenge of a lifetime, would you hide under the bed or rise to the challenge? Songs, stories and skits will help you discover the super hero within yourself.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

http://www.rickhuddle.com/

board meeting

Held in 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!

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MikeyMike

Held outdoors at Sammamish Farmer’s Market.
Presented by Mikey Gervais.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Did you know there’s a secret world of microbes that aren’t visible to the human eye, performing feats of super human strength? Sing and dance along at this interactive musical presentation about the smallest of heroes.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

http://mikeymikemusic.weebly.com/

trivia

Ages 12 and older.
Test your knowledge at our Team Trivia. You might just win a prize (not to mention, bragging rights)! Compete in teams of two, three or four. Bring a team or join one when you arrive. Trivia questions will be on a wide range of topics.
Snacks provided.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

The Penderwicks

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion.
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, tame rabbits, and the cook who makes the best gingerbread in Massachusetts. But the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.

Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles.

Wreck It Ralph

Family program, all ages welcome.
Watch your favorite heroes come to life in movies this summer! Dress up as your favorite character and join in the fun.

Wreck-It Ralph is an obsolete video game character who longs to be as beloved as his game’s perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. When a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sneaks into the game with the hopes of winning a medal and proving his heroism. Unfortunately, he wrecks everything, accidentally unleashing a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Presented by Witty Scientists.
Ages 6 to 12.
Learn about Manya, the girl who grew up to be Madame Curie, and recreate some of the experiments she taught students to explain the concepts of radiation, half-life and X-rays.
Online registration required starting July 30.

http://www.wittyscientists.com/

The Avengers

Watch Marvel’s The Avengers on the big screen at the library. Come for the popcorn buffet, stay for the movie.
Rated PG-13. 142 minutes.

Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow answer the call to action when Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble The Avengers team to defeat an unexpected enemy threatening global safety and security. Despite pulling together the ultimate dream team, Nick Fury and longtime confidant Agent Coulson must find a way to convince the superheroes to work with, not against each other, when the powerful and dangerous Loki gains access to the Cosmic Cube and its unlimited power.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Web

Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Alex Zerbe.
Family program, all ages welcome.
See fascinating contraptions in action and discover how to become a super hero with this two-time Guinness World Record holder and zany, super-kinetic, high-energy performer who will have you laughing at his playful antics.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

http://www.alexzerbe.com/index.html

art-pal

Summer has officially started. Share your plans or aspirations for summer 2015 on the collaborative art display in the teen area.

Continues through August 16

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

emojis

We’ve translated teen book titles into Emoji. Think you can guess each book title by its emojis? Pick up a contest entry form in the teen area to enter.
Continues through August 16
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

No Summit


Ages 12 to 18.
Join other teens this month for an icy treat and discussion of No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.

On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan, recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true

knights


Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Knights of Veritas.
Ages 5 and older.
The knights of the Middle Ages were not only heroes in their own time. Books, video games, movies and television bring us many stories of their bravery and heroic deeds. See and learn about authentic re-creations of weapons and artifacts.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

happywriting


Presented by Sara Jensen.
Ages 9 to 12.
What makes a good adventure story? Learn by following the journey of Luke Skywalker, Dorothy of Oz and Harry Potter as they follow the steps of the hero’s journey. Compare and contrast hero archetypes (themes) using video, story-mapping and creating an outline you can use for your own story.

Using the work of famous artist Pablo Picasso as a starting point, draw and illustrate super heroes blending abstract, cubism and pop art styles.
All materials provided. To guarantee your spot, register online at www.kcls.org starting July 9 at 10am.

Presented by Cheryl Hadley.
Ages 8 to 12.
Make and costume a funny super hero puppet, then use your imagination to develop your puppet’s special powers and create its own special story.
Online registration required starting July 16.

Amy Pennington


Manifestation is the process of intentionally calling into your life certain experiences. Meditation,
yoga and visualization are all forms of quieting your mind in order to manifest the life you desire. Come learn with Author, Gardener and TV Host Amy Pennington the basics behind manifestation and engage in the process of living the life of your dreams.

Amy Pennington

Girls of Atomic City

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, and consumed more electricity than New York City, yet it was shrouded in such secrecy that it did not appear on any map. Thousands of civilians, many of them young women from small towns across the U.S., were recruited to this secret city, enticed by the promise of solid wages and war-ending work. What were they actually doing there? Very few knew. The purpose of this mysterious government project was kept a secret from the outside world and from the majority of the residents themselves. Some wondered why, despite the constant work and round-the-clock activity in this makeshift town, did no tangible product of any kind ever seem to leave its guarded gates? The women who kept this town running would find out at the end of the war, when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed and changed the world forever.

Held outdoors at Sammamish Farmer’s Market.
Presented by Lisa Taylor.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Through music, movement, storytelling and puppetry discover how spiders, bees and worms are the super heroes of the organic garden and how to invite them to live in your yard!
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Guardians

Watch Guardians of the Galaxy on the big screen at the library. Come for the popcorn buffet, stay for the movie.
Rated PG-13. 121 minutes.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

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