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Golden granulated, light muscovado and dark muscovado sugar

Presented by Nick Rose, MS; PCC Nutrition Educator.
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In this class, learn about natural sugars, added sugars, artificial sugars, how much sugar is too much, and why fructose based sweeteners (such as agave) have earned a bad reputation. Give up on the quest for the miracle sugar, and instead learn how to avoid added sugars. Lightly sweetened samples will be offered to help you make the transition.

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Presented by Erik Albidress of Albidress FX Studio.
Ages 12 and older.
A crash course with tips and techniques to create special effect makeup such as cuts, bruises, black eyes and zombie faces. Bring your own makeup and brushes if you have them.
Registration required. Registration begins October 11 at 10am.

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Family program, all ages welcome.
Every October 24, Food Day brings Americans together to celebrate real food and change their diets for the better. Listen to story of Sylvia’s Spinach for a food literacy event including a reading, spinach tasting and book signing by the author, Katherine Pryor.
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Books for signing will be available for purchase.
Leafy green refreshments provided by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.
Please arrive on time, due to space limits and age requirements.

http://www.katherinepryor.com/

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lives in an upside-down house ans smells like cookies. She was even married to a pirate once. Most of all, she knows everything about children. She can cure them of any ailment. Patsy hates baths. Hubert never puts anything away. Allen eats v-e-r-y slowly. Mrs Piggle-Wiggle has a treatment for all of them.
Parents and children ages 6 to 12.
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.
Adult participation required. Contact library for email notification list of upcoming titles.
Please arrive on time, due to space limits and age requirements.

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Rosemary Bliss’s family has a secret. It’s the Bliss Cookery Booke—an ancient, leather-bound volume of enchanted recipes like Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. Rose and her siblings are supposed to keep the Cookery Booke under lock and whisk-shaped key while their parents are out of town, but then a mysterious stranger shows up. “Aunt” Lily rides a motorcycle, wears purple sequins, and whips up exotic (but delicious) dishes for dinner. Soon boring, nonmagical recipes feel like life before Aunt Lily—a lot less fun.
So Rose and her siblings experi-ment with just a couple of recipes from the forbidden Cookery Booke.
A few Love Muffins and a few dozen Cookies of Truth couldn’t cause too much trouble . . . could they?
Kathryn Littlewood’s culinary caper blends rich emotional flavor with truly magical wit, yielding one heaping portion of hilarious family adventureDaughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion and treats.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.
Please arrive on time, due to space limits and age requirements.

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Over the course of his career, New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjalian has taken readers on a spectacular array of journeys. Midwives brought us to an isolated Vermont farmhouse on an icy winter’s night and a home birth gone tragically wrong. The Double Bind perfectly conjured the Roaring Twenties on Long Island—and a young social worker’s descent into madness. And Skeletons at the Feast chronicled the last six months of World War Two in Poland and Germany with nail-biting authenticity. As The Washington Post Book World has noted, Bohjalian writes “the sorts of books people stay awake all night to finish.”
In his fifteenth book, The Sandcastle Girls, he brings us on a very different kind of journey. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author’s Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date.
When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke College, a crash course in nursing, and only the most basic grasp of the Armenian language. The First World War is spreading across Europe, and she has volunteered on behalf of the Boston-based Friends of Armenia to deliver food and medical aid to refugees of the Armenian genocide. There, Elizabeth becomes friendly with Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter. When Armen leaves Aleppo to join the British Army in Egypt, he begins to write Elizabeth letters, and comes to realize that he has fallen in love with the wealthy, young American woman who is so different from the wife he lost.Flash forward to the present, where we meet Laura Petrosian, a novelist living in suburban New York. Although her grandparents’ ornate Pelham home was affectionately nicknamed the “Ottoman Annex,” Laura has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought. But when an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a newspaper photo of Laura’s grandmother promoting an exhibit at a Boston museum, Laura embarks on a journey back through her family’s history that reveals love, loss—and a wrenching secret that has been buried for generations.

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Presented by Amaranta Ibarra.
Ages 6 and older, ages 6 to 10 with adult.
Learn why people visit the cemeteries as part of Dia de Muertos celebrations. Decorate a cardboard coffin using paint and collage.
Online registration required starting October 9.
Please arrive on time, due to space limits and age requirements.

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http://artmaranth.org/

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All ages welcome.
Celebrate Star Wars and books!
Come in costume and participate in crafts and games after a show with Charlie Williams, The Noiseguy at 1pm. He will parody the Star Wars movies with his collection of nostalgic Star Wars toys with reenactments of classic scenes and hear amazing vocal imitations.

Lego building stations with Bricks 4 Kidz©, origami and games to follow after the show.
Registration not required, please arrive early as space may be limited.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.
Please arrive on time, due to space limits and age requirements.

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This presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers, the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. We’ll 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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For Middle School 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.

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Presented by Barak Rosenbloom and Reisha Holton.
For high school juniors and seniors and their parents.
A great essay will help you get into your dream college. This program will help you write that essay, start to finish, step-by-step.

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Come study with peers and get help if you need!

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

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Have computer or software questions? Volunteers are here for you. Get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources. You may bring your own laptop, but volunteers cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance.

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Presented by Sigrid Barnickel, MD from Overlake Medical Clinics
Please bring your own lunch.
Register at www.sammamishchamber.org.

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Not all cookbooks are created equal! Pastry Chef Laurie Pfalzer combines two of her passions – baking and books – with discussion and tastes of recipes from select books for a class to both inform and delight. Learn about Laurie’s favorite baking and pastry authors, her book picks for comprehensive baking books (recipes for everything), books that explore the science behind baking, books that have great recipes and gorgeous prose, and books that treat you to amazing eye candy.   Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Ages 6 to 10 with adult.

Do your child’s food preferences get in the way of fitness and energy? Marilyn Walls, PCC Nutrition Educator with a focus on children’s classes, will entertain and teach your child about foods that support a strong body. Both parents and children can have fun learning in this hands-on class.

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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.

This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.

But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper. The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she’s too late.

Pop Departures

Opening October 9, 2014, the Seattle Art Museum presents a blockbuster show, Pop Departures. The show runs through January 11, 2015. The exhibit features works by major Pop artists Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos and John Chamberlain. In addition to artists from the 1960s, Pop Departures presents contemporary artists whose work has been informed by Pop Art: Barbara Kruger, Jeff Koons, John Baldessari and others.
As a preview to the exhibit, Susan Olds will present Pop Art in the 1960s. The influences of the post-war consumer culture, the Vietnam War, fashion, rock music and commercialism will be discussed in relation to the Pop phenomenon.

Contemporary artists working in the Pop style will be presented as well. A selection of books and DVDs will be available for check out following the program.

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Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright’s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.

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This presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers, the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. 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.
The speaker, Jean Cormier, is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

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Join Nicole Nazzaro, co-author of Fit By Nature, and the founder of The Wellness Playbook, for an interactive, fun workshop on jump-starting your fitness program. We’ll talk about easy ways to get outside and get active, by yourself or with others. You’ll leave with a personalized plan for getting fit in the new year – and you might just win a prize! Nicole is a dynamic speaker on workplace and community health and wellness, and a nationally-published writer with credits in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Runner’s World, among other publications.

 http://mnicolenazzaro.com/

Join health educator Carol Robl as she explores guidelines that can enhance the lives of those with cancer or other chronic illnesses.

To register, please call 206.386.2502.

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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SAT

Presented by Sandweiss Test Prep.
For high school ages.
All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test.
Registration required. Class size is limited to 22. Students must attend all six sessions.
Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation.

Doctor Checking the Blood Pressure of a Patient

Presented by Donovan Pooran, Community Leader, Walgreens.
A brief overview on easy ways to manage your blood pressure and cholesterol. Information about getting tested and how to interpret your results are included.

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