Sammamish Library News


Explore 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 wellbeing.
To register, please call 206.386.3200.


Presented by The Marianna Group.
Family program, all ages welcome.
Take a trip with this talented trio and explore many different countries through music.

Family program, all ages welcome.
“One chest full of stories” is a theatrical show in Spanish with traditional stories and songs from Latin America.


Presented by Charuta Apte.
Come and learn two simple yet powerful breathing-techniques, experience a guided meditation, and learn about the ancient science of your mind – all of which will dissolve your stress and leave you with a smile!


Have a Kindle, Nook or iPad but don’t know what to do with it? Wondering what an electronic book or eBook is all about? Bring your device, your questions and frustrations. Staff will show you how to borrow free eBooks from the library.


Presented by Missy Anderson (Queen Bee).
Ages 6 to 12.
Become a bee farmer! Learn about Mason bees, non-stinging pollinators who help grow the food we eat. Discover bee facts and make some paper nesting tubes to take home so you can host them in your yard- a great Earth Day project!
Online registration required starting April 9.


Daughters ages 10 to 13 and their mothers.
“When Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye Ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together-Ted with his brain that is “wired differently” and impatient Kat-to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.  Presented as part of National Autism Awareness Month.
This group meets monthly for lively book discussion.
Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles.


Family program, all ages welcome.
Come in costume and sing along as we follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends. Check out one of Frank S Baum’s original books in the series from our Oz display after the show!
The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto when they are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz.


Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.

Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

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.


Your Peeps® are being attacked! Man the barricades! Prepare the catapults! Team up with your friends to mount a strong defense and send the enemy Peeps® to their marshmallow graves! Which team’s Peeps® will be the last ones standing?

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

Ajili Hodari will explore the effectiveness of meditation in reducing stress-related responses, improving concentration, and enhancing clarity of thought. Includes a simple but powerful technique anyone can use to reduce stress. Mr. Hodari is a practitioner of Jyoti meditation.


Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Watch Divergent on the big screen at the library’s special school’s out teen movie night. One lucky teen will win a Regal Cinemas gift card to see Insurgent, in theaters now.
Rated PG-13. 140 minutes.
Sponsored by Friends of Sammamish Library.

“Divergent” is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group.

teens study

Need a place to work as a group? Want a quick study break? Keep calm and study on in a space reserved after school just for you.

Students Doing Homework

When school is in session. [no Study Zone April 6th-8th]

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


What books would make your Final Four? Pick up your bracket entry form and make your predictions by March 14 for a chance to win an Amazon, iTunes or Starbucks gift card! Vote for your favorites each week in March for additional chances to win.
Limit one vote per person, per match-up.

Sponsored by the Friends of Sammamish Library.

 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!


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.

The speaker, Jean Cormier, is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program.


Bring your device, your questions and frustrations. Staff will show you how to borrow free eBooks from the library.


Presented by STYLE Teaching Artists.
Ages 8 to 12.
Featuring: “Big Red Lollipop” by Rukhsana Khan.
Using a familiar book as a starting point, participants will work with teaching artists to create a song inspired by the characters, setting, theme and cultural message of the story. Literature comes to life through music.
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.


Family program, all ages welcome.

Check out some Gaelic folktales and music after the program!
Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library.

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.


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.

Historical fiction with a wicked twist.

Listening for Lions is a breathtaking story of tragedy, deception, and triumph against all odds. National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan sets this richly historical coming-of-age adventure in British East Africa in the year 1918.

This irresistible novel entangles an orphaned girl in a deceit-filled plot. Young Rachel Sheridan is made to leave her beloved Africa for England, where she must pose as the deceased daughter of a nefarious couple in an effort to gain them an enormous inheritance. Her irrepressible spirit and extraordinary wit turn her from victim to heroine in a surprising and empowering tale of a remarkable young woman.

 the borrowers


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.

The Borrowers—the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise—are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are “borrowed” from the “human beans” who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee? The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for The Borrowersin 1952, the year it was first published in England. This repackaged paperback edition still has the delightful original black-and-white illustrations by Beth and Joe Krush inside. A charmer!

Awards: 1952 Carnegie Medal, a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Book

Man Meditating on a Rock at the Beach

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, learn the principles of mindfulness and give you a step by step process to apply it to your daily problems. This class is for everyone – no prior requirement necessary.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries.


In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinxexplores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.

The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes–Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence–Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history

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