Northwest NEWS

June 29, 1998


At the library

   All branches of the King County Library System will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The Library System Service Center will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. For more information, call the KCLS Community Relations Office, 206-684-6605.
   Be a part of the King County LIbrary System's Summer Reading Spectacular! through 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
   Fun with Sponge-head Puppets - Make a puppet and put on a show on July 7, at 11 a.m.
   Creative Crafts: Beading - Learn how easy it is to make your own jewelry on July 8 at 1 p.m.
   Pacific Northwest Nature in Watercolor - Artist Molly Hashimoto helps you create small-scale works of art taken from Northwest nature on July 13 at 1 p.m.
   From the Streets of Shakespeare to the Court of Elizabeth - Actress and historian Tames Alan takes you back to the time of Shakespeare on July 14 at 7 p.m.
   Creative Crafts: Rubber Stamp Art - Bring a plain light-colored T-shirt to decorate on July 15 at 1 p.m.
   Family Story Time: July 6, 13, 20. Lively sessions featuring stories, music and crafts, all sessions held at 7 p.m.
   Chess Tournament - Open to beginning and advanced players of all ages on July 1, from 6-9 p.m. Register.
   An American Celebration - Join Tracey Waring from the RAF Foundation for a sing-along of some of America's favorite songs on July 3 at 1 p.m.
   Kids Can Draw! - Artist Catherine McNeil helps you turn simple shapes into cartoon characters on July 8 at 2 p.m.
   Cartoons, Cartoons, Cartooning! - Teens are invited to join artist Catherine McNeil for a cartooning class on July 10 at 2 p.m.
   Babysitters Workshop - Learn babysitting skills and earn a Red Cross Certificate on July 13 & July 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
   Brown Bag Storytimes from July 1-29 at noon. Bring a picnic lunch and drop in for stories, songs and surprises.
   An American Celebration - Celebrate the music of America with Tracey Waring, RAF Foundation on July 1 at 2 p.m.
   Kingsgate Library
   Royal Punch Puppets - Stories, crafts, puppet parade and puppets to take home on July 7 at 2 p.m.
   Magician Toby Wessel amazes and mystifies you in this magical journey around the world on July 1 at 7 p.m.
   Story Times: Tuesdays, through August 11 and Wednesdays, June 17-August 12, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3+. Wednesdays, through August 12 at 11:30 a.m. ages 2-3. Thursdays, July 16 at 11 a.m. ages 1-2.
   Bothell Regional Library Library
   Storytelling in the Courtyard - Join Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald for folktales from around the world on Wednesdays, July 1-August 5, at 2 p.m.
   Toddler Time - A series of 20-minute story sessions featuring stories and songs just right for toddlers ages 1 1/2-2 1/2, Tuesdays, July 7-28, at 9:45 a.m.
   Preschool Story Time - Stories, songs, and crafts for ages 2 1/2-5 on Tuesdays, July 7-28, 11 a.m.
   Start a Spectacular Scrapbook - Bring a photo, postcards, or other objects and make two pages to start your scrapbook on July 9 at 2 p.m.
   Mummy Madness - Decode hieroglyphics, wrap a mummy and explore the treasures of the Egyptian pyramids on July 11 at 11 a.m.
   Improve your English listening and speaking skills, meet people from all over the world, and share stories, music and laughter on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m.
   Animal Spectacular - Hear favorite animal stories and create some critters to take home on July 7 at 2 p.m.
   Discover Washington & Seattle with Kids - Learn to plan fun family trips this summer on July 8 at 7 p.m.
   Brown Bag Story Times - Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy stories, songs and puppets on Tuesdays through August 18 at noon.
   Family Story Time at 7 p.m. on June 24.
   Happy Birthday, Uncle Sam! - Celebrate the nation's birthday with stories and crafts on July 1 at 2 p.m. Ages 6+.
   Carnation Fourth of July Celebration - Saunter up to the library lawn after the old-fashioned Fourth of July parade for poetry and banjo music on July 4 at 1 p.m.
   Spectacular Creatures - Hear stories and myths about some interesting creatures of the past on July 8 at 2 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.