Sammamish Library News

Taking a break August 18-31…. see  you in September!!! 

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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.
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.” The book recounts Anne’s adventures in making a home: the country school where she quickly excels in her studies; her friendship with Diana Barry (her best or “bosom friend” as Anne fondly calls her); her budding literary ambitions; and her rivalry with classmate Gilbert Blythe, who teases her about her red hair. For that he earns her instant hatred, although he apologizes many times. As time passes, Anne realizes she no longer hates Gilbert but cannot bring herself to admit it. However, by the end of the book they become friends. The book also follows Anne’s adventures in quiet, old-fashioned Avonlea. Episodes include her play time with friends (Diana, Jane Andrews and Ruby Gillis), her run-ins with the unpleasant Pye sisters (Gertie and Josie), and domestic mishaps such as dyeing her hair green (while intending to dye it black) or accidentally getting Diana drunk (by giving her what she thinks is raspberry cordial but is currant wine).

happywriting

Ages 10 to 13.
Sometimes you just need your own quiet, cozy space to sit, away from annoying siblings and bossy grown-ups to write. Bring some of your writing and favorite fort-building materials (a blanket, pillow and flashlight should do), and you will create your very own author fortress. You’ll spend some time building forts and the rest of it building poems and stories.
Online registration required starting August 16.

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Presented by The Museum of Flight.

Ages 8 to 12.
Learn about the science and history of robots and the latest achievements of robots in space, on Earth and in the home. Use the Museum’s robotics kits to explore the basic engineering skills required to build a successful extra-terrestrial rover.
Online registration required starting Aug 14.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Beautiful Ruins

This story is told in chapters that go back and forth in time, starting in 1962 in a little Italian coastal town named Porto Vergogna (Port Shame.) Here we are introduced to a young man named Pasquel who’s family owns the only small hotel in the village, the name of which translates to The Hotel Adequate View. Pasquale has big plans to make his village competitive with the successful coastal communities nearby and attract more tourists. The only American tourist who has visited the hotel before is a man named Alvis Bender, who comes every year for two weeks to work on a book – a book for which he has only written one chapter.

But when a young beautiful actress named Dee Moray arrives to stay at The Hotel Adequate View, everything changes. As the book progresses we find out what happened to these characters over time and how their lives and the lives of so many others were changed as well.

sparkareaction

Learn tracking and awareness skills to be better prepared in a survival situation while discovering how to explore the great Northwest. Part of the “Spark a Reaction” Summer Learning Series!

newereader

Teens, adults and families welcome.
Get started with downloading eBooks for summer.
Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions and our children’s librarian will walk you through the process. Imagine all the room you will save when packing for vacation this summer with ebooks!

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Presented by Nancy Stewart.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Join this popular Northwest singer-songwriter for a playful, interactive sing-along exploration of science.

Registration not required. Space may be limited, arrive early.


Imagine

Ages 3 to 5.
Make models to learn the parts of a bee then use dramatic play to investigate how a bee uses its proboscis to sip nectar and antennae to distinguish scents. Use sight, smell and touch to observe honeycomb models. Learn a bee dance to communicate near and far.
Registration required starting August 6.

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Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Alex Zerbe, the Professional Zaniac.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Learn about gravity, friction, center of mass and gyroscopic stability while being amazed by the skills of Alex!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library, Kiwanis Club of Sammamish and City of Sammamish.

 

Presented by Cheryl Hadley.

Ages 8 to 12.
Design and build your own movable robot puppet. Choose from a large variety of components to make your robot unique. No batteries required!
Online registration required starting July 31.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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Explore recent findings on ways to increase your resistance to cancer with health educator Carol Robl. Learn how to create an anticancer lifestyle by eating beneficial foods, protecting yourself from environmental threats and enhancing your physical and emotional well-being.
To register, please call 206.386.2502.

market storytime

Held outdoors, weather permitting.
Family program, all ages welcome.

Join Miss Sara at the Sammamish Farmer’s Market for stories and songs about summer fun, food and animals followed by bubbles and a creative activity for kids.

computeroneonone

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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Ages 10 to 14.
Harry Potter fans unite! Each month, we focus on a different book in the Harry Potter Series. Join fun discussions and explore deeper meanings underlying Rowling’s world of magic and mystery. Not only great adventure tales, Harry Potter books also deal with universal human values, longings, growth and choices.

Receive a Harry Potter Reading Club Card and earn a stamp at each meeting. At the end of the 7 month series, enter prize drawings with your club card based on your number of stamps earned.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

smoothermove


Presented by Kelly Norton, Certified Senior Move Manager, co-owner of A Smoother Move.
Make your next move the simplest one yet. Kelly provides easy first steps to gain momentum on your downsizing project, and offers resources for transition support and assistance.

http://asmoothermove.com/

ericode

Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Eric Ode
Ages 3 to 7.
It’s a music-filled beach party in the library with this popular children’s author and songwriter. You will be sand-stomping and seashore exploring. Along the way discover some creatures that live in the big blue sea.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library, Kiwanis Club of Sammamish and City of Sammamish.

http://www.ericode.com/index.htm

turtleinparadise

Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
Eleven-year-old Turtle is not one to suffer fools gladly. And she runs into a lot of fools, especially the no-goods her starry-eyed mother meets. So it’s a tough little Turtle who arrives in Key West in June of 1935. She’s been sent to Florida to stay with relatives because her mother’s latest housekeeping job doesn’t allow children. Unfortunately, Mama has neglected to tell Aunt Minnie she’s coming, and Turtle gets the stink eye from cousins with monikers like Buddy and Beans. As Turtle soon learns, everything is different in Key West, from the fruit hanging on trees to the scorpions in nightgowns to the ways kids earn money. She can’t be part of her cousins’ Diaper Gang (no girls allowed), which takes care of fussy babies, but when she finds a treasure map, she hopes she’ll be on Easy Street like Little Orphan Annie. Holm uses family stories as the basis for this tale, part romp, part steely-eyed look at the Depression era. Reminiscent of Addie in the movie Paper Moon, Turtle is just the right mixture of knowingness and hope; the plot is a hilarious blend of family dramas seasoned with a dollop of adventure. The many references to 1930s entertainments (Terry and the Pirates, Shirley Temple) will mostly go over kids’ heads, but they’ll get how much comics and movies meant to a population desperate for smiles. An author’s note (with photos) shows Holm’s family close-up.
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.

happywriting


Ages 10 to 13.
Bring some of your writing and favorite fort-building materials (a blanket, pillow and flashlight should do), and you’ll create your very own author fortress. You’ll spend some time building forts and the rest of it building poems and stories.
Online registration required starting July 17.

wallflower


Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over three million copies in print, spent over one year at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

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Held outdoors on the plaza, weather permitting.
Presented by Jeff Evans
Ages 5 and older.
Reveal how everyday items behave in extraordinary ways when you know the secrets of science.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library, Kiwanis Club of Sammamish and City of Sammamish.

http://jeffevansmagic.com/kids.html

http://edumazement.com/blog/

http://www.pinterest.com/edumazement/library-magic-programs/

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Young Woman Meditating on the Floor

Are you facing problems at work? in relationship? are you just looking for meaning in life? Do you feel that you are not in control of your life? In this meditation workshop we will teach the principles of mindfulness and give you a step by step process to apply it to your daily problems. It is a way to find your authentic self – the part of you that works beyond the zone of stress, worries & negativity; discover the part of you that is empowered to take control of your life.

This class is for everyone – no prior requirement necessary.

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Presented by Tears of Joy Theatre.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Explore biology and the science of metamorphosis through this charming and interactive puppet performance.
Registration not required. Space may be limited, arrive early.

readers

Get started with downloading eBooks for summer. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions and our children’s librarian will walk you through the process. Imagine all the room you’ll save when packing for vacation this summer with ebooks!

bricks4kidz


Presented by Bricks4Kidz.
Ages 8 to 12.
Learn engineering fundamentals about gears, motion, force and much more through building motorized LEGO® construction kits.
Online registration required starting July 3.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

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