Libraries are steaming ahead this summer with mini camps | Check It Out

Join us at the library for a variety of events. Note that pre-registration is required for some programs.

During summer vacation, youth up to age 18 can sign up at any library branch to keep track of reading hours in order to earn a free paperback book. Completing activities will allow for entry into a drawing for a tablet. Reading 100 hours this summer will earn you a T-shirt while supplies last.

Join us at the library for a variety of events. Note that pre-registration is required for some programs.

Kingston Book Group: July 2, 10 a.m.  Discussion will be on “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice,” by Laurie R. King.

Preschool Storytime: July 7 and 21, 10:30 a.m. Start the week by enjoying early literacy fun with books, song, and rhymes with your preschooler.

Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: July 8, 10 a.m. There are many opportunities for actively supporting this organization.

Kingston Writers Group: July 8, 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing. We want to read what you write. Beginners welcome.

Eric Haines: July 14, 10:30 a.m. Haines brings grins to audiences of all ages with his shows that are part rock concert, part comedy show, and 100 percent awesome.

Kingston Friends of the Library Book Sale: July 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingston Farmers Market.

Classics Book Group: July 21, 6:30 p.m. Discussion will be on “The Moon and Sixpence,” by W. Somerset Maugham.

Movie Matinee — “The Lego Movie”: July 24, 1 p.m. Grab the family and head to the library to enjoy a free showing of “The Lego Movie.”

Legos @ the Library: July 24, 3-5 p.m. Love Legos? Bring your friends and enjoy special Lego build-it challenges and free play. For children and tweens.

Kabuki Academy: July 28, 10:30 a.m. At the waterfront gazebo next to the ferry terminal. Explore the enchanting culture of Japan through music, dance and language.

Adult Crafternoon: July 31, 3-4 p.m. The last Thursday of each month will be our crafternoon day. Bring your handwork projects and see our newest craft books.

STEAM Ahead camps

Circuitry: July 2, 1-2 p.m. Elementary-age children may participate in this six-week series of activities to explore different areas of STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Join Seth, KRL’s BiblioTEC librarian, in this educational and hands-on experience. Put on your engineer cap and build a balloon-powered Lego car! All materials provided. Pre-registration required.

Mini Tech Fair: July 9, 1-2 p.m. Elementary-age  children may participate in this six-week series featuring activities to explore different areas of STEAM. The “T” in STEAM stands for technology.

Art: July 16, 1 p.m. The “A” in STEAM stands for art. Create works of art at the library. All materials provided.

Dr. Dave’s Reptile Safari: July 23, 1-2 p.m. Dr. Dave’s Reptile Safari is the ultimate hands-on and interactive cold-blooded adventure where participants can come face to face with amazing and fascinating reptiles. Dr. Dave is a veterinarian and has geared this educational and hands-on experience for an elementary-age audience.

Western Wildlife Encounters: July 30, 1 p.m. Naturalists from Western Wildlife Encounters will provide an engaging live-bird presentation for young aspiring naturalists.

To register for the STEAM camps, call 360-297-3330. Pre-registration is required.

 

Little Boston Events

Mini Tech Fair: July 1 and July 15, 1-2 p.m.  Elementary-age children, join Seth, KRL’s BiblioTEC librarian, in this educational and hands-on experience.

Little Boston Book Group: July 2, 12-1 p.m. Discussion will be on “The Paris Wife,” by Paula McLain.

STEAM — Mike Pratt, Western Wildlife Encounters: July 8, 1-1:45 p.m. Join local wildlife biologist Mike Pratt for an introduction to amazing Puget Sound wildlife.

Son of Reptile Man: July 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym. Isaac Peterson continues a family tradition of teaching all ages about cool critters.

Kaleta — Storytelling with African Masks, Drumming, and Dance: July 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym.

STEAM — Art: July 22, 1-2 p.m. Create works of art at the library. All materials provided.

Legos @ the Library: July 23, 3:30-5 p.m. Legos offer hands-on fun while building early literacy skills.

Didgeridoo Down Under: July 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Gym. This high-energy, Australia-themed show combines music, culture, science, animal puppetry, comedy, character building and audience participation.

After-Hours Teen Geocaching: July 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Whether you are new to geocaching or a pro, grab some friends and head to the library for an after-hours adventure in and around the Little Boston Library. Snacks too. For ages 13-19.

Storytime: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come enjoy early literacy fun with books, songs, and rhymes with your preschooler.

Adult Crafternoon: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and see our newest craft books. All ages welcome in July and August.

To register for the STEAM camps, call 360-297-2670. Pre-registration is required.

All Kitsap Regional Library branches will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

 

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