October at the Richmond Beach Library

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW, Shoreline 98177
206-546-3522

October 2011

Children and Families

Pajamarama Story Times
Wednesday, October 5 and 12, 7pm
All young children welcome with parent or caregiver.
Wear your pjs and join us for books, stories and songs!

Toddler Story Times
Thursday, October 6 and 13, 10:15am
Ages 24 to 36 months with adult, siblings welcome.
Join us for books, finger plays, stories and songs just for toddlers!

Preschool Story Times
Thursday, October 6 and 13, 11am
Ages 3 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome.
Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and movement with other preschool pals. This is a great way to get your child ready to read!

Magic Around The World
Saturday, October 8, 2pm
Ages 5 and older.
Magic show presented by Jeff Evans.
Sponsored by the City of Shoreline Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Dia de los Muertos: Paper Cut Skeleton
Wednesday, October 26, 4pm
Ages 6 and older.
Presented by Nature Consortium.
Learn about Dia de los Muertos in this art workshop celebrating the Day of the Dead. Students will work with colors and shapes to create skeletons in the style of Dia de los Muertos.

Happy Pumpkin Stories
Wednesday, October 26, 7pm
NON-SCARY stories for Halloween! Wear a costume and join the parade in the library, followed by stories, songs and finger plays for little ghosts and gobbl'uns.

Read to Me!
Through May 2012.
Newborn to age 5 and their caregivers.
Read together for 20 minutes for 20 days in a month, and bring a completed Read to Me form to the library to select a free prize book! Ask at the Information Desk for more details.

Teens

Study Zone
Mondays, 4pm
When school is in session.
Grades K-12.
Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Talk Time
Wednesdays, 4-6pm
Improve speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group for students in middle, high school and college. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Game On! and Mural Project
Thursday, October 13 and 27, 4pm
The Game On/Mural Project (GOMP) is video gaming and manga art for 5th-12th graders! Gamers and artists in middle and high school play multi-player video games and create full-wall mural. Games may include Wii, DDR, Guitar Hero, Cooking Mama and others. Bring your talents to the library and get GOMP!

Dia de los Muertos: Paper Cut Skeleton
Wednesday, October 26, 4pm

Presented by Nature Consortium
Ages 6 and older. Learn about Dia de los Muertos in this art workshop celebrating the Day of the Dead. Students will work with colors and shapes to create skeletons in the style of Dia de los Muertos.

Scary Stories for Brave Listeners
Thursday, October 27, 7pm

Local storytellers will tell their scariest stories--then the audience can take a turn at the Scary Stories Open Mic.
Refreshments will be served...to survivors.
This program is not recommended for young listeners.


Adults

ESL Classes
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays, 10am–Noon
September 20 to December 17
No class on October 22, 25 or 29.
Learn and practice daily English language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Please register.

Growing Your Preschooler’s Brain
Saturday, October 1, 1pm

Presented by Kathy Slattengren, M.Ed., Priceless Parenting, LLC.
Your child's brain is going through major developmental changes. Find out how you can help your child develop the social skills, language skills and behavior traits that will lead to success in grade school. For parents and child care providers who care for ages 1 to 5. (STARS participants receive 2 credit hours in Child Growth, Development & Learning).

Evening Book Discussion
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor Monday, October 3, 7pm

Talk Time
Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4pm
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

STARS Workshop
Media Aware Child Care
Saturday, October 22, 1pm

Presented by Elizabeth Payne, University of Washington Center for Public Health and Nutrition.
Television use is at an all-time high among preschoolers—according to Nielsen, young children spend, on average, more than 24 hours a week watching TV. This number does not even include video games, computers and TV watched outside the home.

Learn ways to reduce the amount of time children spend in front of screens, set guidelines on screen time and communicate with parents about limiting screen time at home.
Provides one credit hour in Health, Safety and Nutrition.

The Future Remembered
Monday, October 24, 7pm

Space Needle, science, skyrides, showgirls. Many nations, monorail stations, Elvis gyrations, Belgian waffles, beauty queens, fashion, fine art, and spectacular performance. The 1962 Seattle World's Fair--Century 21 Exposition--had it all. Come and hear authors Paula Becker and Alan Stein speak about their book, The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Washington's First World's Fair.


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