May 4, 1998



  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 ear; 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 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
   "Is Your Home Healthy?" - Learn how to diagnose your home for potential health risks on May 13 at 7 p.m.
   Studio East Young Explorers with teachers from Studio East May 14 at 10:30am. Registration required for children 4-7.
   Story times for Two-Year-Olds May 6, 13 at 9:30. A half hour of stories and arts and crafts
   Kenmore Library
   Travel for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, May 14 at 3pm. Carol Lee Power and Norma Nickols provide travel tips.
   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
   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.
   Pajama Story Time on Thurs. evenings, through May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7 and families.
   Bothell Regional Library
   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.
   Geneology: A four part workshop. May 6, 13 from 7-9 pm. With Peggy Dewey adn Donna Newell on how to begin a search.
   Preschool Story Time on May 6, 13 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.
   Lake Forest Park Library
   Pizza and Books for Teens on May 12 at 4pm. Ages 11-18. Bring your favorite and books and your appetite!
   "Preschool Dramatic Times" - Explore favorite stories through creative dramatics on May 6, 13 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.
   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.
   Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays through May 20, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5, register.
   Fall City Library
   Introduction to Microsoft Word, May 11 from 3:30 to 5pm. Learn the basics wih Nancy Bixler, registration required.