May 11, 1998



  Be a part of the King County Library System's Summer Reading Spectacular! June 13-August 15, in 40 community libraries around King County. Enjoy a summer filled with free fun - at all 40 branches in the KCLS family. For information, check the KCLS Web Page:, or call The Answer Line, 425-462-9600 or toll-free, 1-800-462-9600.
   All branches of the King County Library System and the Library System Service Center will be closed on May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, call the KCLS Community Relations Office, 206-684-6605.
   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 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 13 and 20 at 9:30. A half hour of stories and arts and crafts
   Kenmore Library
   Join Don Ehlen and see insects from around the world on May 20 at 4 p.m. Ages 5+.
   Travel for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, May 14 at 3pm. Carol Lee Power and Norma Nickols provide travel tips.
   Kingsgate Library
   Join Caryn Sipos and learn to make Victorian lampshades in the old-fashioned hand-sewn way on May 23 from 1-4 p.m. Registration begins May 15.
   Join Kindermusik teachers Denise Dugal-Wolfman and Patti Catalano for musical activities with rhythm instruments, movement, singing, fingerplays and circle games on May 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Ages 18 months to 6 years, children under 4 accompanied by an adult.
   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.
   Friends of the Kingsgate Library Meeting on May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
   Pajama Story Time on Thurs. evenings, through May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 3-7 and families.
   Bothell Regional Library
   Join staff from Wildlife Encounters-Conservation Through Education Programs and learn about animals you can find in your own backyard on May 23 at 1 p.m.
   Geneology: A four part workshop. May 13, 20, 27 from 7-9 pm. With Peggy Dewey and Donna Newell on how to begin a search.
   Preschool Story Time on May 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.
   Lake Forest Park Library
   "Preschool Dramatic Times" - Explore favorite stories through creative dramatics on May 13, 20 and 27 at noon.
   Duvall Library
   Insect Safari, May 13 at 4:30. A guided tour of Don Ehlan's traveling insect zoo. Ages 5+.
   Carnation Library
   Intermediate Internet Class on May 20, at 10 a.m. Ages 13-adult, register.
   Insect Illustration: Dragonflies, Ladybugs and Butterflies - with teacher Molly Hashimoto on May 14 at 4 p.m.
   Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays through May 20, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Ages 3-5, register.
   Fall City Library
   Learn how to surf the Web with this free introduction to Microsoft Internet Explorer. Ages 13+, May 16 from 10-11 a.m. 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.