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
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. March 8, 15, 22. 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.
Arabic Story Times: 3:30 p.m. March 9, 16, 23, 30. Ages 2 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Discovery Lab: 2 p.m. March 12, 19, 26. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Explore school readiness activities led by a KidsQuest Educator. Learn playful ways to engage with math, scientific thinking, literacy skills and more. Each week, explore new topics and learning opportunities. Space is limited; please register children only.
Family Pajama Story Time: 6:30 p.m. March 12, 19, 26. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun,
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. March 13, 20, 27. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. March 13, 20, 27. Ages 3 to 6 with adult. Stories, songs and fun,
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. March 14, 21 and 28. Ages newborn to 2 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Social time follows.
Kenmore Little Builders: 10 a.m. March 16. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Build all kinds of creation with Duplos. We’ll take a picture of your creation for you to bring home.
The Magic Teakettle Puppet Show: 6:30 p.m. March 19. Presented by Thistle Theatre. Ages 3 and older with adult. In this Japanese folktale, an old teakettle belonging to a peddler woman transforms into a Tanuki, a raccoon-like animal found in Japan. She takes care of the Tanuki, only to discover he’s a magical spirit who will bring her good fortune and luck.
Kent Panther Lake Grand Opening: 9:30-10 a.m. (ribbon cutting), celebrate all day, March 23, 20514 108th Ave. SE, Kent. Join us for the grand opening of KCLS’ 50th library.
TWEENS & TEENS
Between Time: 2 p.m. March 13, 20, 27. 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.
Painting & Puffs: Play with Watercolor Workshop: 1 p.m. March 16. Ages 9 to 100. What can watercolor do? Mix colors, experiment with creating line, texture and color effects. Supplies and a puffy snack provided, bring ideas and enthusiasm.
DIY Workshop, Cat-tastic Cat Toys: 2:30 p.m. March 20. Ages 9 to 19. Your cat will flip for these fun-to-play-with fiber and fabric cat toys. Make one for yourself and one for a friend. All supplies provided.
Sculpting on the Road Ceramic Workshop Series: 3 p.m. March 27. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 9 and older. Using actual tools, clay and glazes, learn the essential methods of making ceramics. Please register.
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 March 19. 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 Kerrie Carbary, Business Impact NW for free small business coaching. Please register.
Coordinated Entry for All, Housing Resources: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21. 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.
How to Get your Government to Respond to You: 2 p.m. March 10. People often feel frustrated when they think local government ignores their concerns. There are reasonable and clear steps you can take not only to be heard, but also to get policies changed. With a well-defined strategy, improvements can be made, and more quickly than you might expect. Presenter Nick Licata, author of Becoming a Citizen Advocate and former Seattle City Council member, will go through practical strategies that have worked.
After Lunch Book Club: 1 p.m. March 13. “Varina” by Charles Frazier
Represent Yourself in Court, The Ins and Outs of Discovery: 7 p.m. March 13. Discovery – getting information from the other side for your lawsuit – is a critical part of the trial process. In this workshop, learn the basics of the discovery process with a focus on discovery-related court rules and case schedule deadlines. Please register online or call the library, 253-859-3330.
Do-It-Yourself Workshop, Paper Flowers: 2 p.m. March 17. Ages 10 and older. Just in time for spring, join paper craft expert Emily Mallory to learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. Take home your own bouquet to keep or give away. All supplies provided. Please register.
Mindfulness Workshop: 2 p.m. March 24. Presented by Integrative Health Coach Hansie Wong, MD. Mindfulness is a life-changing skill. We will go over the importance of mindfulness as well as the attitudes that create a strong foundation for mindfulness. Then put it into practice with a few exercises to integrate mindfulness into your life. This is a participatory workshop so please come with an open mind and curiosity.
Computer Classes: Registration required. • One-on-One Computer Help: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays. • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7-9 p.m. March 7; • Microsoft Word Level 2: 7-9 p.m. March 21; • Microsoft Word Level 1: 7-9 p.m. March 28.