Sammamish Library News

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.

robot_garage

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.

reading with rover

Ages 6 and older 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.

healthcareprofessionals

This workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.

Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting. Family program, all ages welcome. Compete in a reading relay and be fascinated about the speed of sound. Watch vocal aerobics or get in the game and perform, too! Learn about and watch vowel vaults, synchronized sibilance and premise stretching.

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

MrLemoncello

Ages 9 to 13.

Now it’s not just a game–can Mr. Lemoncello find the real defenders of books and champions of libraries? Come for discussion and puzzle activities from this sequel and original Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Let the games begin!

Online registration suggested starting June 19.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

doodle

Not just for children anymore, coloring is a relaxing activity that helps to promote focus, reduce stress, and encourage mindfulness. Drop in and color an intricate design or draw a zentangle bookmark! Or bring your own crafting materials and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Art supplies and coloring sheets will be provided.

fleatitle

Presented by Master Payne.

Ages 7 and older.

Get set to witness amazing feats of daring, performed by Miniscule Minions. Meet Hercules, the World’s Strongest Flea, Marceau, the World’s Only Mime Flea and the Fearless Flambeau the Human Flea Cannon Ball. Hold your breath as you watch the death defying feats performed by Professor Payne’s Performing Fleas.

http://www.masterpaynemagic.com/fleacircus.htm

 

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. Registration not required. Parents 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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chocolate olympics

Ages 12 to 18.

When was the last time you got to play with your food? Join us for an afternoon of chocolate fun and compete in individual and team events, all involving chocolate.

Bring your appetite!

Registration not required. Space may be limited.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

Ages 6 to 12 with adult. Drop-in for hands-on science, art and technology maker stations around the room featuring a rotating sampler of projects in engineering, robotics, electronics and more. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. Space may be limited; this is a drop-in program.

selfie

Take a selfie at Sammamish Library and post it on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #selfieKCLS and #Sammamish for a chance to win a $25 prepaid Visa gift card! Visit kcls.org for complete entry details.

kidsquest

Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum.

Ages 5 to 7.

Can you run as fast as a deer, leap as far as a gazelle or jump as high as a rabbit? Use science activities to investigate the wild athletes you might have in your backyard, and see if you have the skills to compete! Online registration required staring June 23.

fruit-tart

Presented by Laurie Pfalzer, Pastry Chef of Pastry Craft.

Ages 13 to 18.

Nothing is better in summer than fresh fruit tarts! Make your own from start to finish. Learn the science of making pie dough, how to use fresh seasonal fruit for the filling and take your tart home to bake (and eat!). All supplies provided.

To guarantee your spot, please register online, in person at the Information Desk, or by calling the library starting June 15.

Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

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.

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