Sammamish Library News

gameplay

Ages 5 to 12 with 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. Registration not required. Parents encouraged to attend and participate.

Pacific Science Center

Presented by Pacific Science Center.

Ages 5 and older.

There’s more to blood and guts than just “eewwww!” View science exhibits using real organs from humans and animals that cover an amazing body of knowledge: biology! Assemble skeletons, analyze X-rays and scrutinize skulls. Tease your mind with optical illusions and also look inside a real human brain! Registration not required. This is a three hour exhibit, drop-ins welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

wittyscientists

Presented by Witty Scientists.

Ages 5 and older.

Inviting all up-and-coming athletes to be part of and compete in our Science Sports Workshop! In this interactive program, join a team and race through a special obstacle course full of energizing exercises that will test your body and brain. Registration not required. Please arrive early, space may be limited.

clara

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!
NATIONAL BESTSELLER

It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of innovative stained-glass windows that he hopes will earn him a place on the international artistic stage. But behind the scenes in his New York studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s division, who conceives of and designs nearly all of the iconic leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will long be remembered. Never publicly acknowledged, Clara struggles with her desire for artistic recognition and the seemingly insurmountable challenges that she faces as a professional woman. She also yearns for love and companionship, and is devoted in different ways to five men, including Tiffany, who enforces a strict policy: He does not employ married women. Ultimately, Clara must decide what makes her happiest—the professional world of her hands or the personal world of her heart.

market storytime

Family program, all ages welcome.

Come to the Sammamish Farmer’s Market for fun stories and songs about summertime, followed by bubbles and an art activity at the kids’ booth. Bring a blanket, event held outdoors, weather permitting.

 

RedYarn

Presented by Red Yarn. Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.

Family program, all ages welcome.

Join the Critters in an energetic music and puppet show as they go on an active adventure through American folk songs and tales. The lovable animal puppets are all decked out in their active-wear as they discover strategy can be just as important as strength when playing games and getting fit. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library and City of Sammamish.

http://redyarnproductions.com/

coderdojo

Ages 7 to 17, ages 12 and younger with an 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.

SisterSally

 

Presented by KCPuppetree.

Family program, all ages welcome.

Sally says she is fed up with her bossy brother, Simon. So she grabs her dog, Red Rover, and heads outside to make friends, learn fun new games and get active. This fun interactive puppet show features original music and puppets made out of recycled objects. Registration not required. Please arrive early, space may be limited.
http://www.kcpuppetree.com/simon-says-sister-sally.html

reading with rover

For ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult.

Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area. Space is limited. Sign-in sheet is at the door. No younger siblings.

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Presented by Michael Albert, Artist.

Ages 12 to 18.

Put on your artistic hat and use cereal boxes and other cardboard packaging to create some really cool collage art! You will also take home a free signed piece of art from the presenter! All materials provided.

To guarantee your spot, please register online, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting July 26.

http://www.michaelalbert.com/

Shakespeare

Ages 9 to 12.

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 reservation required two weeks in advance.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Ages 6 to 12 with adult.

Drop-in for hands-on science, art and technology maker stations featuring a rotating sampler of projects in engineering, robotics, electronics and more.

Space may be limited; this is a drop-in program.

Parents are encouraged to attend and participate.

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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Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.

Presented by Eric Herman.

Family program, all ages welcome.

Get ready to bring the whole family to this fun and energetic program! Nothing is better than dancing and laughing hysterically to outrageously fun songs, while learning about healthy choices in food, why you are what you eat and terrific ways to exercise together.

http://www.erichermanmusic.com/

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library and City of Sammamish.

https://www.facebook.com/erichermanmusic/

 

bricks4kidz

Presented by BRICKS 4 KIDZ.

Ages 8 to 12.

On your mark, get set, build! Join us for an exciting program filled with sports-themed challenges Learn to use technic pieces, motors and batteries to build your favorite sports models—from cycling to soccer, basketball to gymnastics. You’ll be amazed by what you can create! Online registration required starting July 21.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Join us for a lively discussion on mental health resources, community needs, and personal experiences from members of the community and local nonprofit health agencies.

market storytime

Bring a blanket, event held outdoors, weather permitting. Family program, all ages welcome. Come to the Sammamish Farmer’s Market for fun stories and songs about summertime, followed by bubbles and an art activity at the kids’ booth.

kid-dj

Presented by Foundry10.

Ages 13 to 18.

Are you interested in DJing, remixing and digital audio? Learn to perform your remix in teams of two and compete in a battle to determine which team’s performance is the most creative and entertaining. All equipment provided.

To guarantee your spot, please register online, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting July 12.

http://foundry10.org/

jeffevans

Presented by Jeff Evans.

Ages 5 and older.

Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting. This is your chance to be a “pretend” game show contestant at this program featuring silly sports, goofy games and amazing tricks. Discover how science, reading, and art can help you win games. You’ll also be fascinated to learn the history and the math behind the world’s best-selling toy, Rubik’s Cube.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library and City of Sammamish.

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Presented by The Museum of Flight.

Ages 12 to 18.

Let’s get ready to robo-rumble! Did you know that there are robot games? After learning about some soccer playing, sumo wrestling and car driving robots, try your hand at building a battle-proof robot that can survive and triumph in the robo-ring.

To guarantee your spot, please register online, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting July 7.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Presented by Cheryl Hadley.

Ages 8 to 12, ages 6 to 7 with adult.

Create a jointed shadow puppet and learn how to use light and shadow as you take your puppet through an elaborate obstacle course complete with high dive and trampoline. All supplies provided. Online registration required starting July 14.

adultsbookclub

Come for a lively discussion about books and authors!

quidditch

Presented by Emerald City Quidditch Club.

Ages 12 to 18.

Have you always wanted to play in a Quidditch match ever since you read about the game in the Harry Potter books? Here’s your chance! Get a demonstration of equipment such as hoops, brooms, quaffles and bludgers. A quick game will follow outside on the plaza if weather permits.

To guarantee your spot, please register online, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting July 3.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

coderdojo

Ages 7 to 17, ages 12 and younger with an 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.

music notes

Presented by Eli Rosenblatt.

Family program, all ages welcome. Is it possible to have a game that has no winner or loser? It is when the game is called music. Bring the whole family and join in the singing, dancing as we learn and use our imaginations, there’s no need for stadiums or sports equipment. Registration not required. Please arrive early, space may be limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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