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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Discover a new meaning for “sun peeks!” Don’t miss this rare opportunity to safely view the surface of the sun with a filtered solar telescope, and explore more about our star with a solar expert. Learn about sun spots, and what the heck is "albedo"? Make a sundial, solar origami, and more! Supported by the Stanwood/Camano Friends of the Library in partnership with the Albuquerque Astronomical Society, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, and the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County (ABC) Library System.
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Stanwood Library

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Learn new folds and share your expertise. August workshop: Sun Star Books. Materials provided. Supported by the Stanwood/Camano Friends of the Library.
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Stanwood Library

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
What’s icky, sticky, weird and wacky? Kitchen chemistry! Learn about how things go together and how they fly apart. Check out some library resources to make concoctions of your own. For children ages 6-11.
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Langley Library

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Thursday, August 07, 2014
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Scientists need field or laboratory notebooks, artists need sketchbooks, writers and travelers need journals. Make the right one for you! All materials provided. For school-age children. Supported by the Stanwood/Camano Friends of the Library.
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Stanwood Library

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Friday, August 08, 2014
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1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Watch the Ha'aheo Ana Me Ke Aloha dancers present a tropical demonstration of Hawaiian dance and then join in and do your own hula! Funded by the Camano Island Library Friends.
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Camano Island Library

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
Get help on computing basics using a desktop, laptop and/or a device. Learn Microsoft Office Word and Excel, maximize the benefits of the Sno-Isle.org website, learn to use email, Facebook and more. Learn on a library computer or bring your own. Note: We cannot provide hardware assistance with your own personal computer. Space is limited, please call 360-387-5150 to book an appointment.
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Camano Island Library

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
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9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Let imagination run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Supported by the Friends of the Mill Creek Library. Please be aware that the library opens the doors for storytime at 9:25 and there will be no entry after 9:40.
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Mill Creek Library

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Some look like monsters, some like sludge, and some can barely be seen at all. Come discover the science of how these alien-looking animals survive while you make a crazy creature of your own. Funded by Friends of the Arlington Library.
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Camano Island Library

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a high energy show full of comedy, juggling, and magic. Encourages the exploration of new talents and interests. For school-age children. Supported by Granite Falls Friends of the Library.
Location
Granite Falls Meeting Room
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Granite Falls Library

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Supported by the Friends of the Mill Creek Library. Please be aware that the library opens the doors for storytime at 9:25 and there will be no entry after 9:40.

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Mill Creek Library

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. Supported by the Friends of the Mill Creek Library. Please be aware that the library opens the doors for storytime at 9:25 and there will be no entry after 9:40.
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Mill Creek Library

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare preschoolers for the adventures of reading. Ages 3-5. Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.
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Brier Library

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Create fabulous fashions from recycled materials and duct tape! Strut your style on the runway! Have fun with a team and "make it work!" For ages 5-11.
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Mill Creek Library

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Hobbits, dwarves, elves, and other denizens of Middle-earth are invited to a summer's eve celebration. Join us for music, games, food and a birthday cake, and of course presents! Prizes for the best Middle-earth costumes. Supported by the Stanwood/Camano Friends of the Library.
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Stanwood Library

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Celebrate a great summer of reading with Alleyoop. Lots of surprises and prizes, including face painting for the kids! Funded by Camano Island Library Friends.
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Camano Island Library

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Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Be amazed as you visit with birds of prey up close while learning about the various species that Sarvey rescues at their Wildlife Center. The program includes important information about how they can help if they find an animal in distress, and includes topics of natural history, conservation, environmental impact, and living in harmony with wildlife. Celebrate summer reading by attending this special program. At the Clinton Community Hall, located at 6411 Central Avenue. Funded by the Friends of the Clinton, Freeland and Langley Libraries.
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Clinton Library

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Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Be amazed as you visit with birds of prey up close while learning about the various species that Sarvey rescues at their Wildlife Center. The program includes important information about how they can help if they find an animal in distress, and includes topics of natural history, conservation, environmental impact, and living in harmony with wildlife. Celebrate summer reading by attending this special program. At the Clinton Community Hall, located at 6411 Central Avenue. Funded by the Friends of the Clinton, Freeland and Langley Libraries.
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Langley Library

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Date
Friday, August 15, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Be amazed as you visit with birds of prey up close while learning about the various species that Sarvey rescues at their Wildlife Center. The program includes important information about how they can help if they find an animal in distress, and includes topics of natural history, conservation, environmental impact, and living in harmony with wildlife. Celebrate summer reading by attending this special program. At the Clinton Community Hall, located at 6411 Central Avenue. Funded by the Friends of the Clinton, Freeland and Langley Libraries.
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Freeland Library

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Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated. The sale is at the Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Avenue.
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Clinton Library

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Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
This Zambini Brothers puppet show tells the funny adventures of a most unlikely hero and how he saves the kingdom from a terrible fate. It's a tasty tale that is sure to please kids of all ages.
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Brier Library

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
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3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Carmen and Risa love to listen to young readers. Read with one of these sweet therapy dogs for 15 minutes and recieve a "pawtograph" souvenir. For school-age children.
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Mukilteo Library

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft will follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required.
Location
Lynnwood Large Mtg. Room
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Lynnwood Library

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Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft will follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required.
Location
Lynnwood Large Mtg. Room
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Lynnwood Library

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come meet two Everett AquaSox players, one who speaks Spanish and one who speaks English. The players will sign autographs, read stories, and talk what it is like to be a professional baseball player.
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Mukilteo Library

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Everyone is welcome to join our parent-child book group for a discussion of "The Slave Dancer." Book group meets the third Monday of every month.
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Camano Island Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
Get help on computing basics using a desktop, laptop and/or a device. Learn Microsoft Office Word and Excel, maximize the benefits of the Sno-Isle.org website, learn to use email, Facebook and more. Learn on a library computer or bring your own. Note: We cannot provide hardware assistance with your own personal computer. Space is limited, please call 360-387-5150 to book an appointment.
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Camano Island Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for Family Storytime, followed by a Play and Learn. Children learn by playing. Play and learn with them! Storytime features entertaining books, songs, and more which will prepare young minds for the adventure of reading. Play time includes early literacy games, math and science activities, and plain old-fashioned fun! For Families. Caregiver Required. Free. Funded by the Friends of the Snohomish Library.
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Snohomish Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Monroe Library.
Location
Monroe Meeting Room
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Monroe Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
Teachers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society will help us safely explore the sun using a filtered solar telescope. Additional activities include materials from NASA’s “Our Magnetic Sun.” Explore science concepts related to the Sun, all at a child’s learning level.
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Edmonds Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Science magician Jeff Evans raises questions about the way objects behave, then reveals the scientific reasons behind them. When Jeff combines magic with science, the result is fun! For school age children. Funded by Friends of the Monroe Library.
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Monroe Library

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Read 10 books or 1000 pages and do two activities each from the Learn and Discover sites (and tell us below what you did) to win a free book and a chance to win a bicycle.

A summer adventure for kids begins by picking up discovery notes at any Sno-Isle Library or logging in here to earn a free book and the chance to win a bicycle. Then explore our electrifying summer lineup of fun, fabulous and free activities:
• Explore space, raptors, bubbles, germs and more!
• Special guests include Seattle Bug Safari, Reptile Man Scott Petersen, and magicians Jeff Evans and The Amazing Marcus.
• Score free tickets to an AquaSox game (while supplies last) and enter a drawing to throw out the first pitch.
• Plus, Pacific Science Center workshops, movies, science, LEGO, Explore Summer Finisher Celebrations, and so much more.

Last year more than 11,000 kids participated in our summer program. Join us so we can explode that number and have even more kids this summer!
Learn * Discover
Activity
While camping by the Columbia River, I was exploring the rocks by the river bank and found a Geocache without any tacking device. I had to track down the park ranger to figure out more about the box. He gave me a ranger passport to track my findings and showed me pictures from the late 1800s showing steamboats gathering by Lincoln Rock to collect the grain/wheat from Eastern Washington to transport to the West.
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This summer I went camping at Lincoln Rock By Wenatchee. I caught 2 fish that had interesting pricks on their back. Later that day, we learned that they are called sticklebacks.
Activity
I used a pink shirt for a tie-dye project. I used green, red and teal. All the colors turned out dark with brown undertones from the pink in the shirt. The pattern was plain spiral.
Activity
I made paintings using an old tooth brush by rubbing the bristles with my thumb and spraying the fine color drops on the paper around a cutout stencil.