library activities

At the library

All King County Libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of President's Day.

Woodinville Library (788-0733)

   Valentine Magic, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Special stories and crafts for the sweetest time of the year!
   Storytime for 2-year-olds, Wednesdays, Feb. 14, 21, 28, 9:30 a.m. For ages 2-3 with parent or caregiver.
   Preschool Storytime, Feb. 20, 26, 27, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-8 enjoy a fun-filled half-hour of stories, music, and crafts. Parents welcome.
   Tax Help, Wednesdays through Apr. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturdays through Apr. 13, 2-4 p.m. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers help prepare tax returns. Call to make an appointment.

Kingsgate Library (821-7686)

   Mother Goose on the Loose, Feb. 15, 10:40 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, and songs for parent and child age 12-24 months. No need to register.
   Homeschoolers Booktalkers Group, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Ages 8-12 invited to this first meeting.
   The Bizarrities of Brian, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. Experiments galore in a wacky hour of science antics with Brian Hosey of Pacific Northwest Science Adventures. Register beginning Feb. 9.
   Info Power! Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. for adults and teens; Thursdays, 4 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Learn how to use the compuuterized library catalog and the Internet Gateway in half-hour sessions. Registration not required.

Bothell Regional Library (486-7811)

   Family Storytime, Thursdays through Feb. 15, 7 p.m. For ages 5 and up.
   Symphony at the Library, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. Introduce your children to the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. Join Tracey Waring from the Seattle Symphony for this informative and entertaining event. Ages 5 and up; parents encouraged to attend.
   How to Find It: Free Library Skills Classes, Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Learn how to look up magazine articles, find a CD by a local band, get specific videos, see consumer evaluation of used cars, find a good book. Library staff will provide a tour and help with these and other library projects. Sign up at the Information Desk.

Lake Forest Park Library (362-8860)

   Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays through Feb. 27, 10 a.m. Stories, songs, puppets, and more for ages 3-5.
   Toddler Storytime, Tuesdays through Feb. 27, 11 a.m. Stories, songs, puppets, and special activities for ages 24-36 months, with adult.

Redmond Library (885-1861)

   Test Drive the Internet, Feb. 17 or Mar. 2, 9-10 a.m. Learn to access the Internet via King County Library System's Internet Gateway. Register.
   Surf the Net, Feb. 20, 9-10 a.m. Learn how to surf the Internet using King County Library System's Gateway. Find out about cheap e-mail and how to ride the waves for fun and school research. For ages 12-18; space limited; register.
   Toddler Time, Wednesdays through Mar. 6, 10 a.m. For ages 2-3 with adult.
   Stories for the Afternoon, Thursdays through Mar. 7, 1:30 p.m. Kindergartners, homeschoolers, and families especially welcome; stories, songs, and special activities for ages 4-8.
   Tax Help, Saturdays, through Apr. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) help prepare tax forms. No appointment necessary.

Sno Isle Bookmobile (360-659-8447)

   Monroe-Maltby Elementary School, Wednesdays, 2:55-3:40 p.m. Feb. 21.