Sammamish Library News

Young Woman Meditating on the Floor


Are you facing problems at work? In relationship? Are you just looking for meaning in 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

jeffevans


Presented by Jeff Evans
Ages 5 and older with adult.
Celebrate the holidays with a special show that features wacky inventions, amazing toys and magical mayhem.

http://jeffevansmagic.com/kids.html

peculiarchildren

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

happywriting


Ages 9 to 12.
Sometimes you just need your own space to sit, away from annoying siblings and bossy grown-ups to write. Get started with ideas using fun writing prompts and finish with 20 minutes of building your own poems and stories.

Frozen


Family program, all ages welcome.
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer and a clueless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Come in your Frozen-themed costume and sing along!

closed

The Sammamish, Issaquah, Fall City, North Bend and Snoqualmie Libraries will be closed the morning of Thursday, December 11 for staff training.
The Sammamish Library will open at 12:30pm.
The Issaquah, Fall City, North Bend and Snoqualmie Libraries will open at 1pm.
Please contact Ask KCLS for assistance, 425.462.9600 or 1.800.462.9600.

monkeyworld

All ages welcome.
Meet Matthew Porter-a children’s book illustrator/writer at the forefront of the Northwest DIY indie art, craft and design movement. The undisputed king of the hipster board book genre, his books are populated by wide eyed animals and cheeky monkeys. Hear him read from his titles, including pictures books Monkey World and The Thunderbolt Express and stay for an author signing followed by a play session for little ones. Books for signing will be available for purchase.

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chocolate


Grades 6 to 12.
Join pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer to learn how to make chocolate gifts for the holidays. Learn how to make candy cane bark, dark chocolate truffles, white chocolate popcorn and caramel corn with dark chocolate drizzle. At the end of class, package your morsels to enjoy or to give as gifts.

laurie-pfalzer

http://www.pastrycraftseattle.com/about.html

nutcracker


Family program, all ages welcome.
Join the Sugar Plum Fairy for an interactive reading of The Nutcracker for young children- join the battle of the Rat King, transform from a Nutcracker into a Prince and ride a sleigh to the magical Land of Snow and Sweets. Come in your ballet or other Nutcracker themed costume!

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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rise-and-shine-cover-art

Ages 2 and older with adult.
Sing and dance along with one of the most popular children’s performers in the Northwest for a family concert of new songs.
Registration not required. Arrive early, as space may be limited.

http://babypantsmusic.com/

eastsidegenealogicalsociety


Presented by Eastside Genealogical Society.
This introductory workshop will cover how to get started in your genealogy research and some dos and don’ts on collecting and organizing your data.
Bring your questions and our genealogists will help you find answers!

A beautiful young college student writing on a notebook outdoor

For middle 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.

Students Doing Homework

Tuesdays, 4-8pm

Through December 17

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

whatsonyourplate2

Ages 6 to 14, families welcome.
Take a film field trip to farms, fields and cities with two 11-year olds who want to know “What’s On Your Plate?” Soon they are talking to neighbors, classmates, school administrators, farmers, food experts and even local politicians to find out more about the most basic human need: healthy and nutritious food. www.whatsonyourplateproject.org (1 hour, 17 minutes)
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/

happywriting

Ages 9 to 12.
Start with ideas using fun writing prompts and finish with 20 minutes of building your own poems and stories.
Registration not required.

littlehouse

Parents with children ages 6 to 12.
Read the book in advance, then meet to discuss a different read-aloud classic each month. Adult participation required. Contact library for email notification list of upcoming titles.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. She and her family traveled by covered wagon across the Midwest. Later, Laura and her husband, Almanzo Wilder, made their own covered-wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There, believing in the importance of knowing where you began in order to appreciate how far you’ve come, Laura wrote about her childhood growing up on the American frontier. For millions of readers Laura lives on forever as the little pioneer girl in the beloved Little House books.

peculiarchildren

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach


Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.

Young Woman Meditating on the Floor

In this meditation workshop, learn the principles of mindfulness and give you a step by step process to apply it to your daily problems.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries.

wherethemountain


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.

In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer.

baba

Presented by Thistle Theatre.
Ages 3 and older with adult.
This puppet show with Bunraku puppets features the infamous witch Baba Yaga who lives in a hut that walks on chicken legs. Discover classic characters from Slavic folklore.
Arrive early, space may be limited.

http://thistletheatre.org/index.htm

tombarry

Presented by Tom Barry, Collegewise.
What factors are considered during the admissions process? Are grades, test scores and activities all equally important? Learn how college admissions officers evaluate and select students from a counselor who has worked in admissions.

http://www.collegewise.com/counselors/bellevue

healthcareprofessionals


This presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers, the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. 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.

happywriting

For middle 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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