Kent library program listings | June

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

  • Monday, June 3, 2019 4:28pm
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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:


Kaleidoscope Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 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.

Star Party Astronomy Orientation: 4:30 p.m. June 7. Family program, ages 5 and older welcome. Ages 8 and younger with adult. Constellations, stars, planets and galaxies: what can you see in the night sky? Join an educator from the Seattle Astronomical Society for an orientation to the stars and what you can experience at a Star Party, including songs and treats.

Movie of the Month: 4 p.m. June 14, “Wonder” (2017). All ages welcome, ages 8 and younger with adult. Rated PG; 113 minutes.

Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. June 26. Ages 2 and older with adult. Stories, song and fun.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:30 a.m. June 27. Ages newborn to 2 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Social time follows.

Suited for Space Science Workshop: 3 p.m. June 27. Presented by Museum of Flight. Ages 8 and older. How do you protect an astronaut in a low-pressure environment? Work with others to design and build a prototype space suit, then test it in the vacuum chamber. Space is limited. Registration required.

Summer Meals at the Library: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, June 26-Aug. 23. Free lunch for children and teens ages 1 to 18. Adults are welcome to bring their own meal and beverage. Feed your body and your brain at the library. In partnership with the Des Moines Area Food Bank and United Way AmeriCorps VISTA members.


Between Time: 2 p.m. June 5, 12, 19. 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.

Study Zone: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for homework assistance from trained volunteer tutors.


AARP’s Navigating the Job Search in the Digital Age: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 4. Discover the latest apps and websites to help you get hired. Learn how to boost your digital presence and get your resume noticed by hiring managers.

Sharpen Your Job Search & Interview Skills: 1-2:30 p.m. June 4. Refresh your image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network. Create a winning “elevator pitch.” Learn tips to ace your interview.Register with AARP, Questions? Call 1-866-740-6947.

Job Readiness: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 3-4 p.m. Thursdays. Applying for a job? Get one-on-one help starting a job search or resume, or navigating the job application process. Registration required, 253-859-3330.

Small Business Coaching: 10 a.m.-2 p.m June 4. Are you thinking of starting a business? Or have a business but want it to grow? Are you facing a business puzzle you’d like help with? Join a counselor from Business Impact NW for free small business coaching. Please register online at

Welcoming Center, Immigration Legal Clinic: 5:30 p.m. June 5. The Welcoming Center at Kent Library is a place for immigrants, refugees and new arrivals – connecting you to the people and resources in the area you live. The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides free 45-minute consultations with an immigration attorney to King County residents who qualify for assistance. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. Available by appointment only. Please call ELAP’s main line, 425-747-7274, to determine if you qualify for assistance and to schedule an appointment at the Kent Library. ELAP has over-the-phone translation services available.

Welcoming Center, Ask a Welcoming Ambassador: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Ask one of our friendly Welcoming Ambassadors for help finding information and services. No appointment necessary.

Represent Yourself in Court, The Nuts & Bolts of Motions: 6:30 p.m. June 6. This advanced workshop is designed for those who have attended Civil Lawsuits without Tears: The Basics of Representing Yourself in Court or those who need more information on the process for drafting, filing and responding to motions and orders. Learn about the purpose, content, format and calendaring of motions along with the court rules governing them. Registration required.

Reflections of the Moon, The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and its Impact Today: 2 p.m. June 9. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, and learn about NASA’s path to the moon during the Space Race with NASA Solar System Ambassador and Museum of Flight Space Curator, Geoff Nunn. This talk will reflect on the path that led to the first moon landing with a special emphasis on local contributions to the Space Race and the ongoing impact of Apollo today.

After Lunch Book Group: 1 p.m. June 12. “The Soul of An Octopus” by Sy Montgomery.

Small Business Coaching, Loan Readiness: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. Thinking of starting a business and nervous about dealing with finances or how to fund it? Drop in and speak to a lending professional from Business Impact NW, a SBA certified lender! Our loan officer will help you become loan-ready and teach you the process of funding your business. Business Impact NW is a community lender dedicated to serving under-banked entrepreneurs by providing access to capital and comprehensive business technical assistance. No appointment necessary.

Coordinated Entry for All: Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 20. 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.

Represent Yourself in Court, Civil Lawsuits Without Tears: 6:30 p.m. June 27. Presented by The Public Law Library of King County. Representing yourself in court is a complicated process and can be overwhelming. In this workshop, learn the basics of the civil litigation process with a focus on court rules, court procedures, forms, scheduling and deadlines. Registration required.

Sketching & Painting Birds: 2 p.m. June 30. Presented by Molly Hashimoto. Ages 8 to adult. Learn how to sketch and paint birds in this hands-on watercolor workshop. Use pencil, watercolor and pens and get inspired by many of our favorite western species. Molly is the author of the just-released book, “Birds of the West: An Artist’s Guide,” and a longtime teacher. She also wrote and illustrated “Colors of the West: An Artist’s Guide.” Both books are published by Mountaineers Books. All supplies provided. Registration required.

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; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 7-9 p.m. June 13; • Microsoft Word Level 1, 7-9 p.m. June 20.

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:


Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. June 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.

Lego Block Party: 4 p.m. June 14. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. The library provides the Lego bricks, you provide the fun. Build, create and share your masterpiece with fellow builders.

Summer Reading Kickoff: 1-3 p.m. June 15; 2 p.m. Zaniac performance. Presented by Alex Zerbe, The Zaniac and Kent Panther Lake Staff. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and enjoy an “out of this world” show, complete with a tornado of juggling and a whirlwind of scientific knowledge.

Infant & Young Toddler Story Time: 10 a.m. June 25. Newborn to age 2 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.

Toddler Story Time: 11 a.m. June 25. Ages 2 to 4 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Playtime follows.


Study Zone: 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 3, 5, 10 and 12. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. June 13, 20 and 27. Grades 6-12. Hang out, play video games, play board games and eat snacks. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Kent Library.

Drawing Aliens for Comics Art Workshop: 3 p.m. June 28. Presented by Elizabeth Guizzeti. Ages 8 and older. Learn to draw an alien and discover how to use your character to illustrate your own comic book or graphic novel. Registration required online or call 253-854-0211.

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