Kent Public Library: 212 2nd Avenue N., Kent. 253-859-3330. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Ages newborn to 2 1/2 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Social Time with balls, blocks and bubbles takes place right after Story Time.
Family Pajama Story Time: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun,
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish only), Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English, and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Ages 3 to 6 with adult. Stories, songs and fun,
Arabic Story Times: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Ages 2 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Drive-In Movie: 1 p.m. Jan. 20. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Kids will each create and decorate a cardboard car, then drive it in to view a short movie. Car supplies are limited. Please register children.
Kids Movie of the Month: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26. “Cars 3” (2017). Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Family program, all ages welcome. Ages 8 and younger with adult. Rated G, 109 minutes.
Pretzels & Puzzles: 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 30. Ages 4 to 18, ages 8 and younger with adult. Please pass the pretzels. Pop in with your pals for a pleasant afternoon spent puzzling over a plethora of puzzles for young and old. Pretzels, brainteasers and jigsaw puzzles provided. Prepare to be perplexed.
Between Time: 2 p.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Ages 9 to 19. Drop in between school and home to meet friends, play games, discover new books and music, study or try different craft or tech activities each session.
Button It! Custom Pinback Buttons: 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Ages 9 to 19. Make it. Pin it. Rock it. Button it! Come and design your own button for your shirt, jacket, backpack, or whatever. Materials will be provided. Participants may bring their own graphics or use our papers and media to create on the spot.
Basic Knitting, Wrist Cuff: 3 p.m. Jan. 17. Ages 9 to 19. Presented by Lisa Keller, Textile Artist. Want to learn how to knit? In this fun workshop, learn three basic and essential stitches: casting on (getting the stitches on the needle), knit stitch, and binding off (getting your project off the knitting needles). Make a wrist cuff and discover ways to decorate it. All supplies provided. Please register online or by calling the library.
Get Back on Track for the New Year: 2 p.m. Jan. 7. Presented by Integrative Health Coach, Hansie Wong, MD. Learn tips and tricks on setting resolutions and breaking down goals into attainable steps so you stay on track all year … and beyond.
After Lunch Book Club: 1 p.m. Jan. 10. “A Higher Call” by Adam Makos. New members are always welcome.
Qigong Workshop: 2 p.m. Jan. 14. Presented by Integrative Health Coach, Hansie Wong, MD. Qigong is a breathing exercise that can improve strength, flexibility, and balance, while promoting health and reducing stress, and it can be done anywhere. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Entry to Apprenticeship Workshop: 6 p.m. Jan. 25. Presented by Bill Gable, Education and Employment Navigator, Workforce Snohomish. Are you interested in a career and not just a job? Would you like to earn while you learn? Have you considered an apprenticeship? This workshop will introduce you to numerous trades that offer apprenticeship programs to train future skilled workers. Information provided includes: defining what apprenticeship programs are; benefits of an apprenticeship; minimum requirements; required documents; application process; selection process and timeline. Find out if an apprenticeship is for you.
Zumba: 2 p.m. Jan. 28. Join certified instructor Marriam Midamba for a Zumba class and get ready to kick start 2018! Zumba is an exhilarating workout that incorporates Latin dance styles including merengue, salsa and more. No experience necessary. Wear supportive shoes and bring a water bottle.
Job Readiness: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; 3 p.m. Thursdays. We can help you get a free email account, start a resume, start an online job search, or navigate the job application process. We do not evaluate resumes. Register online or call 253-859-3330.
Computer Classes: Registration required except for One-on-One Help. • One-on-One Computer Help, 5-7 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays. No class on Jan. 1 and 15. • Internet Level 1, 7 p.m. Jan. 4; • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 7 p.m. Jan. 11; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 7 p.m. Jan. 18; • Microsoft Word Level 1, 7 p.m. Jan. 25