Here are February schedules for Foster, Library Connection, Valley View libraries

Here's what's happening in February at the King County Library System libraries – Foster, Library Connection @ Southcenter and Valley View – that serve the greater Tukwila area.

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FOSTER LIBRARY

206-242-1640

4060 S. 144th St., Tukwila 98168

Children & Families

Play & Learn

Monday, February 1, 8, 22 and 29, 10:30am

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.

Book Buddies

Monday, February 1, 8, 22 and 29, 4pm

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 4pm

Friday, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 4pm

Practice reading while making a new friend! Students in Kindergarten through 4th grade and English Language Learners (children, teens, and adults) are invited to stop by the Foster Library for a 10-20 minute reading session with a local teen. Teen volunteers have literacy training.

Family Story Times

Wednesday, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11am

Saturday, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10am

Ages 1 to 6 with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Arabic Story Times

Sunday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1pm

Age 2 and older with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Somali Story Times

Wednesday, February 17 and 24, 4:30pm

Ages 2 and older with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Tweens & Teens

Science Saturday: Marble Madness!

Saturday, February 6, 2pm

Ages 7 and older.

Explore the science of roller coasters and learn about physics with marble runs.

Please register.

Teen Book Club

Wednesday, February 10, 3pm

Grades 6-12.

Do you like to read? Want to hear what other teens are reading?

Want to learn about hot new books and get copies before they hit the shelves?

Drop in for snacks and conversation and a chance to get free books!

Tween Book Club

Bone Out From Boneville by Jeff Smith

Saturday, February 20, 2pm

Age 9 to 13.

Games, activities and snacks.

Game On!

Wednesday, February 24, Noon

Grades 6-12.

Play video games at the library!

Study Zone

Sundays, 2pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5pm

Thursdays, 3:30pm

When school is in session.

Grades K-12.

Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Adults

Knitting Circle

Tuesday, February 2 and 9, 3pm

Knitters of all ages and skill levels – meet weekly for knitting, conversation and snacks. Don’t know how to knit? Someone will be there to show you how!

AARP Tax Help

Monday, February 8 and 29, 3:30pm

Monday, February 22, 4pm

Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any current tax documents.

Drop-in service is first-come-first-served.

Drop-in to Learn about eBooks

Friday, February 19, 4pm

Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test

Tuesday, February 23, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

Improve your résumé and job prospects with a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification!

Registration is required. Email instruction@kcls.org (subject line: KCLS MOS) for complete instructions and premium study materials.

KCLS and the Washington State Library are partnering to offer FREE certification tests at selectKCLS libraries. You may take one test per time slot, and register for up to two (2) slots per day. Please ensure you will attend, or cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled test date.

One-on-One Computer Help

Tuesdays, 1pm

Have computer or software questions? Volunteers are here for you. You may bring your own laptop, but volunteers cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance.

EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT

What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs atKCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy—and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you.

www.kcls.org

VALLEY VIEW LIBRARY

17850 Military Road S., SeaTac 98188

206-242-6044

Children & Families

Family Story Times

Monday, February 1, 8, 22 and 29, 7pm

Thursday, February 4, 11 and 18, 10am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Tweens & Teens

Coding Club

Thursday, February 4, 11, 18 and 25, 4:30-6pm

Ages 10 and older.

Explore a different coding activity every week.

Tween Book Group

Friday, February 19, 2:30pm

Ages 9 to 13.

Do you like to read? Want to hear what other kids are reading? Let’s talk about books! Drop in for conversation, coloring, book-related activities and snacks!

Study Zone

Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6-8pm

When school is in session.

Grades K-12.

Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Adults

Computer Class: Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1

Tuesday, February 9, 6:30pm

Learn and practice word processing: enter and format text, cut and paste, work with files. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Valley View Library Book Club

No Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice

Tuesday, February 23, 7pm

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks

Friday, February 26, 3pm

Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Citizenship Preparation Classes

Wednesdays, 10am

Learn how to become a United States Citizen. Study for the naturalization test, including civics questions, reading and writing English and practicing your interview skills.

Classes are free, join anytime!

Talk Time Classes

Wednesdays, 1pm

Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free, join anytime!

EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT

What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs atKCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy–and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you.

LIBRARY CONNECTION @ SOUTHCENTER

1386 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila 98188

425-226-0522

Children & Families

Family Story Times

Wednesday, February 3, 10 and 24, 10am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

South Indian Classical Dance Performance

Tuesday, February 9, 7pm

Held at Macy’s Court.

Presented by From Within Nucleus.

Ages 5 and older with adult.

Enjoy a beautiful Bharathanatyam classical dance from India that uses music, movement and hand gestures to tell stories based on mythology. Attendees will also learn about the costuming and jewelry.

Tweens and Teens

Un-Valentine Party

Saturday, February 13, 11am

Grades 4-12.

Tired of all the lovey dovey Valentine’s Day mush? Join us at the library for Anti-Valentine activities: a candy heart stacking contest, crafts, decorate broken heart cookies, and much more.

Adults

EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT

What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs atKCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy–and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you.

www.kcls.org

 

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