Newcastle Library February Calendar, KCLS Library Card Benefits
Posted on 01/25/2018

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Here's what's happening at the Newcastle Library in February. Learn more at kcls.org/newcastle.

Children & Families

Japanese Story Times
Thursday, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10:30am
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Toddler Story Times
Monday, February 5, 12 and 26, 10:15am and 11:30am
Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Play & Learn-Chinese
Tuesday, February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30am
Newborn to age 5 with adult. Have fun singing songs, sharing books and stories, creating art and playing. This program is conducted primarily in Chinese but the facilitator is a bilingual English/Chinese speaker.

Infant Story Times
Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15am
Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Preschool Story Times
Wednesday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11:30am
Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Teens and Tweens

IdeaX: Kerbal Space Program Club
Wednesday, February 7, 6pm
Ages 10 to 17. Join fans of rockets, space travel, and explosions in playing the award-winning computer game Kerbal Space Program! Use one of our laptops or bring your own if you already play. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE)
Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm
Held at Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way #200, Newcastle, WA 98056.
Attention middle and high school students! Volunteer and join Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE) to help the Newcastle Library and the City of Newcastle create the programs, services, and events you want to see! Munch on snacks and have fun while you make a difference!

Hour of Code with Girls Who Code
Wednesday, February 28, 6pm
Ages 7 to 17, ages 11 and younger with adult. Start learning how to code with Newport High School's Girls Who Code Club! Hour of Code™ is a nationwide initiative by Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. Registration not required, but space and library laptops are limited.

Adults

Talk Time Classes
Tuesday, January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7pm
Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world.

A History Around Lake Washington: Renton, When Rivers Disappear
Thursday, February 8, 7pm
The lowering of Lake Washington created numerous social and economic impacts to the people surrounding the lake. One unforeseen change occurred to the river system around Renton where we gained and lost some rivers. Dick Blumenthal will explain these changes and the reasons for them. He will also briefly discuss the construction of the Montlake and Fremont Cuts along with the Ballard Locks.

Spanish Reading Circle & Author Visit
Poemas para una tarde de Domingo by Ana Evelin García
Thursday, February 15, 7pm

Newcastle Library Book Club
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Thursday, February 22, 7pm

Memoir Writers Meet-Up
Friday, February 23, 10:30am
Preserve your life experiences, leave a legacy for future generations. Share your stories, swap writing tips, network with other memoir writers. Bring your stories and get feedback (not criticism) to what you have written. Get ideas for capturing more memories and write a 'creative' memoir. All writing levels and drop-ins welcome.

(Originally posted Jan. 25, 2018. Updated with added information on Feb. 1, 2018)

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