Classes and events at your library provide education and entertainment for all ages. Here’s what’s happening in July.
nUkulele Lessons: 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 1, 8 and 15. A continuation of the June classes.
nFamily Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Early literacy learning activities.
nBaby Storytime: 1-1:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers.
nBook Group: 10-11 a.m. July 5. “A Land More Kind Than Home” by Wiley Cash.
n“LEARN Japanese”: 3 p.m. July 5. Learn about the Japanese language including how to write your name in Japanese.
n“DREAM Lego”: 2 p.m. July 7. If you can dream it, you can build it. Get creative at a play session with the library’s Lego collection.
nWalking Club: 11 a.m. to noon July 7 and 21. Wear walking shoes and bring a water bottle for a fun and invigorating urban walk.
nKingston Friends of the Library meeting: 10-11 a.m. July 10. Kingston Friends support our library. Call for information on book donations.
nAlex Zerbe: 6 p.m. July 10. Beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music and magic … this two-time Guinness World Record holder performs a show for the whole family.
nKingston Writers Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 11. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere to encourage writing.
n“BE a Wormologist”: 11 a.m. July 12 at the Village Green P-Patch. Explore worms in the garden. Especially for K-5.
n“LEARN Coast Salish Canoes”: 2-3 p.m. July 14. Burke Museum Traveling Exhibit featuring model canoes carved by Suquamish carver Ed Carriere.
nKingston Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15. At Mike Wallace Park (no early entry).
nReptile Man: 6 p.m. July 17. Zoologist and educator Scott Petersen presents live reptiles in a 40-minute show that teaches the importance of all animals in nature.
nClassics Book Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 17. “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess.
n“LEARN Whales”: 2 p.m. July 21. Learn about whales with this collection from the Burke Museum that includes artifacts.
nOpera preview — “Madame Butterfly”: 1-2:30 p.m. July 22. Norm Hollingshead previews Puccini’s timeless tale of love and heartbreak.
nLiving History — “John Muir in the Northwest”: 6:30 p.m. July 24. Tom Banks performs as the founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir, a naturalist, poet and early advocate for wilderness preservation.
n“BE a Teen Egg Drop Engineer”: 10:30 a.m. July 26. Become an engineer to prevent an egg from breaking when it’s dropped. All materials provided.
n“BE a Kid Egg Drop Engineer”: 2 p.m. July 28. All materials provided.
Little Boston branch
nBook Group: 1-2 p.m. July 5. “The Light between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman.
nCrafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Bring your craft projects and discover our extensive craft book collection.
nFamily Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25,
n“DREAM Lego”: 2-3 p.m. July 6. Create with the library’s Lego collection.
n“Learn Coast Salish Canoes”: 1-2 p.m. July 11. Burke Museum traveling exhibit.
nMini Break Dance: 1:30-2:15 p.m. July 12. Observe and practice the basics of breakin’ (breakdance) with Anna Banana Freeze of Seattle’s acclaimed Massive Monkees.
n Rock Painting: from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 13.
Learn, Whales: from 1-2 p.m. July 19. Burke Museum traveling exhibit.
n Be, Egg Drop Engineer: from 2-3 p.m. July 27.
Note: Kitsap Regional Library will be closed July 4, 2017. For updated program information, check our website at KRL.org or call us at 360-297-3330.
— Tomi Whalen is the manager for the Kitsap Regional Library, Kingston, and Little Boston branches. Contact her at email@example.com.