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
Summer meals at the library: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Aug. 23. Free lunch for children and teens ages 1 to 18. Adults are welcome to bring their own meals and beverages. Feed your body and your brain at the library. Get your grub on while you read this summer. In partnership with the Des Moines Area Food Bank.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Aug, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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.
TWEENS & TEENS
Study Zone: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in any time during Study Zone hours to get assistance from volunteer tutors on math, reading and basic study skills.
Qigong Workshop: 2 p.m. Aug. 11. 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.
Welcoming Center, Ask a Welcoming Ambassador: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Ask one of our friendly Welcoming Ambassadors for help finding information and services.
After Lunch Book Group: 1 p.m. Aug. 14. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 15. Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) ensures that people experiencing homelessness in King County can get help finding stable housing by identifying, evaluating, and connecting them to housing support services and resources. Take the first step and drop in to meet with an assessor. Questions? Call the Multi-Service Center, 253-838-6810.
Valley Cities Outreach to Veterans: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 19. Valley Cities representatives will be on site to assist King County veterans navigate the sometimes confusing maze of available local resources. This assistance often includes helping them obtain their DD-214 (proof of having served in the military) and applying for benefits with VA Puget Sound. As needed, they can also help with housing, financial benefits, medical benefits, employment, upgrading discharge, education or other specific issues.
English as a Second Language Classes: 5:30-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. To register, please call Green River College at 253-833-9111, ext. 2315.
Computer Classes: Registration required except for One-on-One Computer Help, 253-859-3330. • One-on-One Computer Help, 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays. Drop in.
Kent Panther Lake Library: 20514 108th Ave. SE, Kent. 253-854-0211. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; closed, Sunday. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 21, 28. 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.
The Goddess of the Moon Art Workshop: 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Presented by Art-Maranth Mobile School. Ages 8 and older. Create a symbol of Metztli the Aztec Moon Goddess, using basic printmaking techniques.
Fairy-Tale STEM Challenge, The Three Little Pigs: 11 a.m.-noon, Aug. 9. Ages 4 to 10 with adult Listen to a classic fairy tale with a STEM twist. Apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to bring these stories to life. See if you can create a strong enough structure, using different materials, that won’t get blown down.
Galactic Slime: 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Ages 8 and older. Glue, glitter and a binding agent equals galactic slime. Take home a slime creation. Limited to 17. First come, first served.
Fairy-Tale STEM Challenge, The Three Billy Goats Gruff: 4-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Ages 4 to 10 with adult. Listen to a classic fairy tale with a STEM twist. Can you build a strong enough bridge to get the billy goats safely across? Apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to bring these stories to life.
TWEENS & TEENS
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. No Teen Zone Aug. 29. Grades 6-12. Hang out, play video games, play board games and eat snacks.