There is something for everyone at your library this summer.
- Kingston Book Group: 10 a.m. July 6. Discussion will be on “Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats” by Kristen Iversen.
- Pacific Science Center Presents “It’s Fossil Time”: 10:30 a.m. July 6. Explore ancient life forms and habitats through the amazing world of fossils. In the Village Green multi-purpose room.
- Jeff Evans Presents “Magically Ridiculous Game Show”: 6 p.m. July 11. Magician Jeff Evans is your host at this show featuring silly sports, goofy games, and amazing tricks.
- Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25. Early literacy learning fun. Lots of full body movement, songs, stories, and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.
- Kingston Writers Group: 6:30-8 p.m. July 12. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing. Beginners welcome.
- A Year in the Northwest Garden: 10-11 a.m. July 13. Discuss the wonders and challenges of gardening in the Pacific Northwest with fellow gardening enthusiasts. Featuring a special discussion on native plants.
- Dr Dave’s Reptile Safari: 10:30 a.m. July 13. Take a walk on the wild side with Dr. Dave and experience an up-close encounter of the creepy-crawly kind. Come meet a variety of exotic and fascinating reptiles from around the world. Lots of family fun and hands-on activities. Space is limited; seating available on a first come first served basis.
- Tween STEM Lab — Little Bits and Makey Makeys: 2 p.m. July 13. Open lab makerspace featuring Little Bits and Makey Makeys. For grades 5-8. Groups larger than 10 call 360-297-3330.
- Kingston Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16. Join Kingston Friends of the Library for their largest book sale of the year. The annual summer sale takes place at the Kingston Farmers Market located in beautiful Mike Wallace Park.
- Dance Lesson & Social: 2 p.m. July 16. Dust off your dancing shoes and learn some new steps at the library in Kingston. Registration is required for this event. Call 360-297-3330.
- Bubbleman: 6 p.m. July 18 at the pavilion. The one and only Bubbleman will demonstrate awe inspiring creations with the help of the audience, as well as share tips and tricks for great DIY projects.
- Classics Book Group: 6:30 p.m. July 18. Discussion will be on “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers.
- West Sound Wildlife: 10:30 a.m. July 20. Discover the secrets of creatures that live in our region and meet one of West Sound Wildlife’s amazing animal ambassadors. Participants will also learn how they can create a certified wildlife habitat in their own backyard. Space is limited; seating available on a first come first served basis.
- Tween STEM Lab — Lego: 2 p.m. July 20. Open lab makerspace featuring Lego. For tweens in grades 5-8. Groups larger than 10 call 360- 297-3330.
- Opera Preview Lecture — “Count Ory”: 1 p.m. July 23. Join opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead as he previews Rossini’s farcical opera “Count Ory,” the story of a notorious man and his band of merry makers. Learn of their escapades as they sneak into a medieval French castle with hopes of winning the hand of the Countess Adele. Funding for this program was provided in part by anonymous donors.
- Tween STEM Lab — Crafting in Code: 2 p.m. July 25. Open lab makerspace; code your name into a bracelet. For tweens in grades 5-8. Groups larger than 10 call 360-297-3330.
- Oregon Shadow Theater Presents “Anansi the Spider”: 6 p.m. July 26. Anansi the spider is clever, witty, foolish and greedy. He loves to eat and he hates to work. Anansi plays tricks on everyone and gets into a lot of trouble. In this story, Anansi meets a River Goblin, fights a chimpanzee, and plays a trick on his whole village.
- Kingston P-Patch — Worm Workshop: 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 27. Worms make the very best gardeners. Learn about these wonderful soil engineers. Groups larger than 10 call 360-297-3330.
- Creative Journaling: 3 p.m. July 28. Inspired by the warm weather or dreaming of a summer vacation? Create your own fold-up book complete with your art work and ideas.
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- Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Join us for early literacy learning fun. Lots of full body movement, songs, stories, and rhymes designed to build letter knowledge, vocabulary, and narrative skills.
- Jeff Evans’ “Magically Ridiculous Game Show”: 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 5, Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym. Magician Jeff Evans is your host at this show featuring silly sports, goofy games, and amazing tricks.
- Little Boston Book Group: 1-2 p.m. July 6. “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong.
- Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, and 27. Bring your craft projects or try one of ours. Discover our extensive craft book collection and find inspiration for your next project.
- Construction Challenge — “Three Billy Goats Gruff”: 2-3 p.m. July 7. Put your engineering skills to the test as you design and build a bridge for the three goats to escape a fearsome troll. Groups larger than 10 call 360-297-2670.
- West Sound Wildlife: 2- 3 p.m. July 14. Discover the secrets of creatures that live in our region and meet one of West Sound Wildlife’s amazing animal ambassadors. Participants will also learn how they can create a certified wildlife habitat in their own backyard. Space is limited; seating available on a first come first served basis.
- Origami: 3-4:30 p.m. July 14. Create paper sculptures as you learn new and traditional Japanese folds.
- The Flying Gizmos Show: 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 19, Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym. This fun assembly-style program presented by the Museum of Flight is designed to help participants discover the science and history of flight through the use of flying toys and models. Our toy collection includes flying dragonflies and birds, kites, parachutes, hot air balloons, gliders, planes, stomp rockets and more.
- Pacific Science Center Presents “Space Odyssey”: 2-3 p.m. July 21. Using Mars as your destination, explore the science and mathematics behind planning space travel in this interactive workshop. Upon achieving Mars orbit, determine what makes a good landing site. Once on the surface, simulate with a partner remote “Mission Control” commands to the Mars rover. Space is limited; seating available on a first come, first served basis.
- Egg Drop Workshop: 2-3 p.m. July 28. Hatch a plan and take a crack in this eggstreme challenge to save Humpty Dumpty with science. All yolks welcome. Groups larger than 10 call 360-297-2670.
For updated program information, check our website — www.KRL.org — or call us at 360-297-3330. See you at the library!
— Contact Tomi Whalen at email@example.com.