April 20, 1998

Events

AT THE LIBRARY

  King County Library System observes Older Americans Month in May with special events for seniors. Join the fun and celebrate life-long learning at your local library. Activities planned throughout the month include a concert of music from the World War II era; a visit from Grace Lee, author of On the Way to Over the Hill: Guide to Aging Gracefully ; and informative sessions on the Elderhostel program, cooking for one or two, downsizing for seniors, and much more. Pick up a schedule at any King County Library System branch.
   Introduce your children to insects and wildlife that can be found in your own back yard during King County Library System's series "Cute Critters and Creepy Crawlies." Offered at library branches in April and May, the free programs feature songs, stories and unique hands-on presentations for families and children of all ages.
   Pick up a schedule at your local library or call 206-684-6622 to have one mailed.

   Woodinville Library
   (788-0733)
   "How to Hire and Work with an Architect" with K. Lane Williams, an award-winning architect on Apr. 29 at 7 p.m.
  
   "Is Your Home Healthy?" Learn how to diagnose your home for potential health risks on May 13 at 7 p.m.
  
   "Downsizing for Seniors" with Cora H. Myers, teacher and consultant, discusses housing options for seniors on May 27 at 7 p.m.
  
   Members of the Hartman family bring some unusual animals to the library: a llama, pot bellied pig, African pygmy hedgehog, iguana and pet rat on Apr. 25 at 2 p.m.
   Preschool Story Time, Apr. 27 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. and another session at 1:30 p.m. Ages 3+.
   Story Time for Two-year-olds on Apr. 22 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. With an adult.
  
   Kenmore Library
   (486-8747)
   Annual Kenmore Library Open House and Tea on Apr. 25 from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments and local entertainment.
  
   Share stories, rhymes, and songs at Toddler Time on Apr. 29, May 6, 13, and 20 at 9:30 a.m. For ages 2-3 yrs. and an adult.
   Stories, songs and surprises are a part of Preschool Story Time on Apr. 29, May 6, 13, and 20 at 11 a.m. Ages 3-5 yrs.
   Wildlife Encounters present "Northwest Wildlife." Come and find out about animals that can be found in your own backyard on Apr. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Ages 5+.
   Join Don Ehlen and see insects from around the world on May 20 at 4 p.m. Ages 5+.
  
   Local home economist Judy Rainwater will teach how to get the most out of your bread machines, bread recipes, and more on Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. Adults, register.
  
   Mother Goose on the Loose! Stories, fingerplays and songs for children ages 12-24 months on May 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  
   Kingsgate Library
   (821-7686)
   ESL Classes - Free classes for adults learning English as a second language on Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m. New students are welcome at any class session.
  
   Citizenship Preparation Class - Join a free continuing class that will help you study for the United States Citizenship test on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
  
   Quick, Easy and Healthy Cooking for One or Two - Judy Rainwater offers new recipes and meal planning tips on May 8 at 11 a.m.
   Friends of the Kingsgate Library Meeting on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. All welcome.
  
   Brian Raven, Raven Science, discusses the differences between the basic groups of bugs found in the Northwest and shows you how to capture and identify bugs using a bug box on May 9 at 11 a.m. Ages 7-12, register.
   Opera Preview: La Boheme - Enjoy this preview of Puccini's popular opera on Apr. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
   Friends of the Kingsgate Library Book Discussion Group on Apr. 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. April discussion title: Personal History by Katharine Graham.
  
   Four-part babysitter's workshop for teens ages 11 and older, will receive certification as a qualified babysitter from the American Red Cross on Apr. 29, May 6, 13, and 20 from 4-6 p.m. Register by Apr. 22.
  
   Join staff from Wildlife Encounters-Conservation Through Education Programs and learn about animals you can find in your own backyard on Apr. 23 at 4 p.m.
   Storytime for Two-Three Year Olds on Wed. through Apr. 29 and Fri. through Apr. 24 at 10:30 a.m.
   Storytime for Ages Three and Older on Wed. through Apr. 29 and Fri. through Apr. 24 at 11:30 a.m.
   Pajama Story Time on Thurs. evenings, through May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7 and families.
  
   Bothell Regional Library
   (486-7811)
   Meet Bernard Waber, author of Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Ira Sleeps Over and many other award-winning books for children on May 7 at 4 p.m.
   Toddler Time on Apr. 28, May 5, 12, and 19 at 9:45 a.m. Ages 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 with an adult.
   Preschool Story Time on May 6, 13, and 20 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for ages 2 1/2-6 yrs. with an adult; 1 p.m. for ages 4-6. Register.
  
   "Scrapbooks/Photo Albums: The How To's" - Learn the techniques, materials, and preparation on Apr. 23 from 2:30-5 p.m.
  
   "Getting Started with Computers" - Learn all about memory, disk storage, operating systems, programs, printing and telecommunications on Apr. 27 at 10 a.m. and May 5 at 7 p.m.
  
   Judy Rainwater presents "Northwest Cuisine", easy and mouthwatering recipes that feature fresh local fruits, vegetables and seafoods on Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. Ages 12-adult.
  
   "Rubber Stamping with Haika" - Learn the basics and complete several projects during this hands-on class on May 2 from 1-3 p.m.
  
   "What Really Happened at Roswell" - Hoax? Government coverup? Were there aliens and a spaceship? Michael Betts, a 9th grade student at Skyview Jr. High, presents an unbiased view on May 2 from 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 12-adult.
  
   Lake Forest Park Library
   (362-8860)
   Friday Night Live: Travels with Miss Pickle - Join Miss Pickle and her friend Charlie for an exciting travel adventure all over the globe on May 1 at 7 p.m.
  
   "Keys to College" - Learn about the college admissions process, from setting goals for an education plan to finding the right school on May 5 at 7 p.m.
  
   "Preschool Dramatic Times" - Explore favorite stories through creative dramatics on May 6, 13, 20 and 27 at noon.
   "Invest for Success" - Investment advisor Carroll Boone covers the bascis of investing in this five-part series from May 6-27, 7-9 p.m.
  
   "Unarmed Combat - Shakespeare Style" - Safety, precision, and the art of illusion highlight this introduction to fight choreography on May 7 at 7 p.m.
  
   Friday Night Live - Book-It Theatre presents "Alice in Wonderland" on May 8 at 7 p.m.
   Members of the Hartman family bring some unusual animals to the library: a llama, pot bellied pig, African pygmy hedgehog, iguana and pet rat on Apr. 24 at 7 p.m.
   Meet unusual pets such as a llama, pot bellied pig, African pygmy hedgehog, iguana and a pet rat on Apr. 24 at 7 p.m.
   Preschool Drama Time on Apr. 22 & 29 at noon - explore favorite stories through creative dramatics with Betty Berreth. Ages 3-5 yrs. Registration required.
  
   Redmond Library
   (885-1861)
   Join Bonnie Wilson of the new Redmond Family History Center for an overview of resources available at the facility and techniques for beginning genealogical research on May 9 at 11 a.m.
  
   Take a look back at the Redmond of yesterday on May 16 at 1 p.m.
  
   Elderhostel - Provides reasonably-priced travel with a learning focus for people who are 55 or over on May 8 at 1 p.m.
  
   Quick, Easy and Healthy Cooking for One or Two - Judy Rainwater offers new recipes and meal planning tips on May 5 at 1 p.m.
  
   Acupuncture: Does It Work? - Dr. Geoff Lecovin, N.D. gives an informative presentation on the ancient art of acupuncture on May 5 at 7 p.m. Register.
  
   Doug Breithaupt of College Planning Network presents information on the college admissions process on May 7 at 7 p.m. Register.
  
   Insect Illustration: Dragonflies, Ladybugs and Butterflies - with teacher Molly Hashimoto on May 14 at 7 p.m.
  
   Learn to make hypertufa, beautiful stone-like flower troughs first used in English and French gardens at the turn of the century on Apr. 30 at 7 p.m. Register.
  
   Poetry Coffeehouse and Open Mike night on Apr. 29 at 7 p.m.
  
   Live reptiles visit the library and provide a hands-on opportunity for an adventure in learning on Apr. 27 at 7 p.m. School age children, register.
   Poet Jana Harris reads selections from her epic poem "The Dust of Everyday Life," on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
   Artist, teacher, and writer Shelly Tucker returns to demonstrate the fun of poetry on Apr. 25 at 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register.
   Come to the KYAAC (King County Library System Young Adult Advisory Council) meeting and bring along a favorite book you'd like to tell about on Apr. 22, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12-18.
  
   "SearchBank Database Searching," May 2, from 9-10 a.m.; "Library Computers Don't Byte II," May 7 & 9 from 9-10 a.m.; "Overview of Microsoft Office," May 12, from 10 a.m.-noon; "Library Computers Don't Byte," Apr. 25, May 5 & 23 from 9-10 a.m.; "Intermediate Microsoft Word," May 14 from 1-3 p.m. and May 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. "Introduction to Microsoft Excell," Apr. 30 and May 28 from 7:30-9 p.m. and May 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. All computer classes are free, registration required.
  
   Pajama Story Time on Mondays on May 4, 11, 18, and June 1 at 6:30 p.m. For 2-3 year olds, wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal.
   Toddler Story Time on Wednesdays from April 22, 29, May 13, 20, and 27 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-3.
   Stories for the Afternoon on Thursdays on April 23, 30, and May 7-June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Children ages 4-8.
   Mother Goose Time on May 7 and June 4 at 10:30 a.m. for ages 12-24 months, with a parent.
   "Labuca Tour" - This Japanese puppet company from Osaka performs two delightful plays on May 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Information Desk.
  
   Duvall Library
   (788-1173)
   Join Grace Lee for a delightful mix of philosophy, advice and analysis of issues in retirement on May 2 at 3 p.m.
  
   Learn how to capture and identify bugs using a bug box on Apr. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 7-12. Register.
   Preschool Story Time on Apr. 28 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 3+.
  
   Carnation Library
   (333-4398)
   Elderhostel - Provides reasonably-priced travel with a learning focus for people who are 55 or over on May 5, 1:15 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, hosted by Carnation Library.
  
   Travel for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities - Carol Lee Power and Norma Nickols provide tips for travelers with mobility, hearing or vision disabilities on May 7 at 1:15 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, hosted by Carnation Library.
  
   Anticipating Mother's Day - make a special gift for Mom's big day on May 6 at 4 p.m. Ages 6+, register.
   Insect Illustration: Dragonflies, Ladybugs and Butterflies - with teacher Molly Hashimoto on May 14 at 4 p.m.
  
   Free computer classes - "Introduction to the World Wide Web" on Apr. 29 at 10 a.m. Ages 13-adult, register to attend.
   Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays through May 20, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5, register.
  
   "Cybersafe in Cyberspace: Parents' Primer on the Internet" - learn tips on exploring the universe of the web on May 26 at 7 p.m.
  
   Fall City Library
   (222-5951)
   Join Grace Lee for a delightful mix of philosophy, advice and analysis of issues in retirement on May 4 at 3 p.m.
  
   Do your Mother's Day shopping at the 16th Annual Plant and Book Sale on Apr. 25 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  
   Learn how to start surfing the World Wide Web with this free introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer. Ages 13+, May 16 from 10-11 a.m. Register.
  
   Preschool Storytime, April 28, and May 5, 12 & 19 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5 yrs. old. Register.
  
   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.