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December 15, 1997



  The King County Library System Service Center and all libraries in the King County Library System will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 and Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25. For more information, call the KCLS Community Relations office, 206-684-6605.
   Woodinville Library
   Creat a paper cup pinata to use as a gift box or decoration on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.
   Story Time for Two-Year-Olds on Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. with stories, songs, and crafts.
   Kirkland Library
   Bothell Regional Library
   Read two books or just one but start reading now and come to the Bothell Book Discussion Group in 1998! "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt will both be discussed. Short on time with the holidays? See "Midnight..." at the movie theatre or watch "A Christmas Story" (In God We Trust...) on video but do join us for a great discussion January 8 at 7 p.m.
   Songs and stories with children's librarian Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald on Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.
   Preschool Storytime on Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for ages 2 1/2-6 yrs. with an adult. Also at 1 p.m. for ages 4-6 yrs. Register.
   Kenmore Library
   Stop by the library and create great holiday presents, wrappings, cards, and decorations on Dec. 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+.
   Kingsgate Library
   Free classes for adults learning English as a second language are offered on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., Dec. 22 and 29
   Citizenship Preparation classes on Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
   Preschool Story Time on Dec. 17, and 19 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3 1/2-6 years.
   Toddler Time on Dec. 17 and 19 at 11:30 a.m. Ages 2-3 with an adult.
   Pajama Story Time on Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Come in pajamas and bring a favorite blanket or stuffed toy, ages 3-7.
   Mother Goose On the Loose on Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. for ages 12-24 months with an adult.
   Lake Forest Park Library
   Mad Science on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. and discover new experiments and other surprising items.
   Legends of the Longhouse with storyteller Harvest Moon on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Ages 5+.
   Battles, Hassles, Tantrums, and Tears with Susan Beekman and Jeanne Holmes on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
   The Greg Bennick Show on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
   Amazing Grace: Stories from African American History on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.
   Join the Cascade Brass Quintet for a special holiday concert on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
   Redmond Library
   Computer classes: "Introduction to Microsoft Word," Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 14 at 9 a.m.; "Library Computers Don't Byte," Jan. 13 & 31 from 9-10 a.m.;
   "Introduction to Microsoft Excell," Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.; "Overview of Microsoft Office," Jan. 20 from 10 a.m.-noon; "Library Computers Don't Byte II," Jan. 27 from 9-10 a.m. Register to attend any of these free classes.
   Pajama Story Time on Jan. 5, 12, 26 and Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. For 2-3 year olds, wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.
   Toddler Story Time on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-3.
   Stories for the Afternoon on Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 4-8.
   Mother Goose Time on Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 12-24 months, with a parent.
   "Light the Lights!" - Celebrate winter holidays around the world with stories, songs, and treats on Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m. Ages 4+.
   Pajama Story Time on Dec. 22, 29 and Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Come dressed in pajamas. Ages 2-3 with their parents.
   Toddler Story time on Dec. 17, 31 and Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-3 with an adult.
   Fall City Library
   Enjoy this annual holiday tradition - a relaxing evening of guitar and violin music performed by Laura Farr and Steven Allen on Dec. 22 from 7-8 p.m.
   Snoqualmie Library
   Nellie and Truffles, The Performing Pigs, don their Santa hats and show you their holiday tricks on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Valley Multi Service Center.
   Preschool Story Time on Dec. 17 at 10:15 a.m. Ages 3-6, register.
   Carnation Library
   Nellie and Truffles, The Performing Pigs, don their Santa hats and show you their holiday tricks. Irresistible fun for all ages Dec. 31 at 2 p.m., at the Snoqualmie Valley Multi Service Center, one block south of Carnationa Library.
   Hear the "Night Before Christmas" and visit with Santa, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
   Sno Isle Bookmobile
   (360) 659-8447
   Second and fourth Wednesdays: 3:03-3:35 p.m. at the Maltby School, 9700 212th St. S.E., Snohomish; 3:45-4:15 p.m. at the Rainbow General Store, 21825 Echo Lk. Rd., Snohomish.