Summer learning: contest and prizes for children and adults

We have books for youth and buttons for adults who read 10 hours this summer. Special T-shirts for adults and youth who read 100 hours this summer await you while supplies last.

Summer Learning begins June 1, and this year adults can join the fun. We have books for youth and buttons for adults who read 10 hours this summer. Special T-shirts for adults and youth who read 100 hours this summer await you while supplies last. Learn more at your library this summer.

June programs include:

Kingston Book Group: 10 a.m. June 3. Discussion will be on “The Sisters from Hardscrabble Bay,” by Beverly Jensen.

Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: Noon to 1 p.m. June 9. This organization supports the library.

Kingston Writers Group: 6:30 p.m. June 9. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing.

Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m. June 15 and 29. Early Literacy fun with books, songs and rhymes for your preschooler.

Classics Book Group: 6:30 p.m. June 15. Discussion will be on “Great Expectations,” by Charles Dickens.

Legos at the Library: 2-3:30 p.m. June 18. Join other Lego fans to build fantastic creations. Legos are provided.

Flying Gizmos: 10:30 a.m. June 22. The Museum of Flight presents the science and history of flight through toys and models. Learn about the four forces of flight by watching model dragonflies and birds, kites, parachutes, hot air balloons, gliders, planes and stamp rockets. Seating is limited; arrive early.

Three Little Pigs Construction Challenge: 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 24. Build a house out of straw, sticks or bricks that will withstand the Big Bad Wolf’s huffing and puffing, if you can. The program is geared towards elementary age children. Pre-register by calling 360-297-3330 starting on June 1.

Adult Crafternoon: 3-4 p.m. June 25. Bring your craft projects, unique skills and creativity. Discover our extensive craft-book collection and find inspiration for your next project. All skill levels and interests are welcome.

Please check our website www.krl.org or call us at 360-297-3330 for updated program information.

LITTLE BOSTON LIBRARY EVENTS

Little Boston Book Group: Noon to 1 p.m. June 3. “Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the Dawn of the Modern Woman,” by Sam Wasson.

Adult Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24. Bring your craft projects and discover our extensive craft book collection.

First Wednesday Art Class: 3:30-5 p.m. June 3. Duct tape pens; come turn an ordinary pen into a masterpiece. Materials provided. Pre-register for this event by calling the Library 360-297-2670.

Preschool Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. June 16 and 30. Early Literacy fun with books, songs and rhymes for your preschooler.

Legos at the Library: 3:30-5 p.m. June 17. Join other Lego fans to build fantastic creations. Legos are provided.

Composting with John Barutt: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 16. Master composter John Barutt explains composting techniques. Whether you’re new to composting or improving an established system, John will put you on the path to soil success.

The Burke Museum presents Technology in the Natural World: 1:30 p.m. June 22. Explore the innovative side of nature and see how it has inspired technology today. Featuring museum specimens, this program is geared toward elementary age children. Pre-registration is required, reserve your space by calling 360-297-2670 starting June 1.

Bushwick Book Club presents Winnie the Pooh: 10:30 a.m. June 23. Pooh Bear will be brought to life through the original music of The Bushwick Book Club. This special performance will tell the tales of A.A. Milne’s beloved Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. This event will take place at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Gym located adjacent to the library.

Henna Tattoos: 5-6:30 a.m. June 24. Award-winning artist Heidi Bennett will be applying temporary henna tattoos. All participants must have a permission slip (signed by guardian if participant is under 18); slips are available at the library. Pre-registration is required. Reserve your space by calling 360-297-2670 starting June 1.

Geocaching: 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 29. Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt. Whether you are new to geocaching or a pro, grab some friends and head to the library for an adventure in and around the Little Boston Library. The program is geared toward elementary age children. Pre-registration is required, reserve your space by calling 360-297-2670 starting June 1.

— Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kingston and Little Boston branches of the Kitsap Regional Library. Email Whalen at twhalen@krl.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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