Newcastle Library March Calendar
Posted on 02/23/2018

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

Children & Families

Japanese Story Times
Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:30am
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Toddler Story Times
Monday, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:15am and 11:30am
Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun!

Play & Learn-Chinese
Tuesday, March 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, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15am
Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time takes place right after Story Time.

Preschool Story Times
Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11:30am
Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun!
Play time takes place right after Story Time.

Tiger and the Dried Persimmon Puppet Show
Saturday, March 24, 11:30am
Presented by Thistle Theatre. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. A young tiger believes he's the fiercest creature in Korea, until he travels down a mountainside, sees a dried persimmon and is terrified. Enjoy his misadventures with animals, totems and a thief, revealing the rich culture and traditions of Korea.

Teens and Tweens

Study Zone
Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:30pm
Tuesday March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4pm
Wednesday March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 3:30pm

Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

IdeaX: Kerbal Space Program Club
Wednesday, March 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 a library laptop or bring your own if you already play. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE)
Wednesday, March 21, 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!

Get Creative with 3-D Pens
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30pm
Ages 12-adult. Come and learn how to bring your doodles to life with 3-D pens! This hands-on program will allow you to create your very own 3-D art piece, which you can then take home. Registration not required, but space is limited.

Adults

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Citizens Academy Featuring the City of Newcastle
Thursday, March 1, 8 and 15, 7pm
The History and Mystery Behind City Hall: Administrative & Finance 101
Thursday, March 1, 7pm
Taking the ZZZZZ Out of Zoning: Community & Economic Development
Thursday, March 8, 7pm
When the Stuff Hits the Fan: Police, Fire, and Emergency Management
Thursday, March 15, 7pm

Newcastle Citizens Academy: This free three-week course introduces you to the inner workings of city governments. Meet the people behind the departments and learn what goes on behind the scenes to ensure the services and amenities of a top-rated city. Light refreshments served. Certificate awarded for attending all three sessions! Click here to learn more about the Citizens Academy.
It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no better time to join meaningful conversations and programs at your local library! From film screenings and discussions to hearing from authors of your favorite books, you will find many opportunities to learn, connect and have fun!

SHIBA Counseling in Chinese and English
Friday, March 2, 10am
Volunteers from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA) will offer free, unbiased individual health benefits counseling in Chinese and English.
If you, or a family member, are struggling with understanding Medicare and Medicaid benefits, 1-on-1 counseling can help. This service is provided by Chinese Information Service Center by a trained SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor) volunteer. They can talk about: Health care options, medical billing, Medicare and Medicaid, and other issues related to paying for health care.
Appointment only, no drop-in, 206.957.8450.

Talk Time Classes
Tuesday, March 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.

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Here's Smiling At You: When Life Throws You a Curve, Hit It Out of the Park
Saturday, March 10, 3pm
Learn to navigate life's challenges with local celebrity, Tony Ventrella. He's traveled many roads, as a radio personality, KING-5 & Seahawks sportscaster, actor, motivational speaker and author. Tony shares notable experiences and practical ideas for living a better life with a mix of humorous and memorable stories.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.
It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no better time to join meaningful conversations and programs at your local library! From film screenings and discussions to hearing from authors of your favorite books, you will find many opportunities to learn, connect and have fun!

Spanish Reading Group
"Adiós a Los Padres" by Héctor Aguilar Camín
Thursday, March 15, 7pm

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The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
Monday, March 19, 7pm
Leading up to WWII, Japanese Americans in Seattle and Eastern WA thrived and prospered. Then came Executive Order 9066, forcing 120,000 of them to concentration camps. When they returned, most had lost everything. Mayumi, whose father was renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa, will reveal her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of this dramatic American story.
It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no better time to join meaningful conversations and programs at your local library! From film screenings and discussions to hearing from authors of your favorite books, you will find many opportunities to learn, connect and have fun!

Newcastle Library Book Club
"Nisei Daughter" by Monica Sone
Monday, March 19, 7pm
Special lecture: The Cherry & the Pine: Japanese Americans in Washington with Humanities Washington

Memoir Writers Meet-Up
Friday, March 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, write a 'creative' memoir. All writing levels and drop-ins welcome. An experienced writer facilitates each Meet-Up.

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