Newcastle Library September 2018 Calendar
Posted on 08/30/2018

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

Children & Families

Play & Learn Chinese
Tuesday, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:30am
Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. 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.

Toddler Story Times
Monday, September 10, 17 and 24, 10:15am and repeated at 11:30am
Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time follows. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Infant Story Times
Wednesday, September 12, 19 and 26, 10:15am
Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time follows. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Preschool Story Times
Wednesday, September 12, 19 and 26, 11:30am
Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time follows. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Japanese Story Times
Thursday, September 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30am
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. This program is for Japanese speaking children and families, and for children learning Japanese.

Teens and Tweens

Kerbal Space Program Club
Wednesday, September 5, 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.

Girls Who Code Club
The Newcastle Library will host a Girls Who Code Club this school year! GWC is a national nonprofit organization aiming to inspire, educate, and equip girls with computing skills they need in the 21st century.
— Information Session
Monday, September 10, 6-8pm
Interested teens in grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to attend. We'll be discussing what Girls Who Code is, what to expect for the year, how to register, and more!
— First Meeting
Monday, September 24, 6-8pm
Girls Who Code is a free after-school club for 6th-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. Library laptops are limited. Students may bring their own laptop. Club meetings continue through mid-May.

Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE)
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30pm
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!

Study Zone
Tuesday, September 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Adults

Newcastle Days Artists Reception
Thursday, September 6, 7pm
In celebration and support of local arts and Newcastle Days, Newcastle Arts Council presents a local artists art exhibition on display at Newcastle Library throughout the month of September.
Drop by our Artists Reception to view the exhibition, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Talk Time Classes
Tuesday, September 4, 11, 18 and 25, 7pm
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this conversation group for English language learners.

Spanish Reading Circle
Thursday, September 20, 7pm
La Amante de Gardel by Mayra Santos-Febres

Seattle's First Railroad
Thursday, September 20, 7pm
Preceding Boeing and Microsoft was coal, the most significant source of prosperity for Seattle and the surrounding region during the nineteenth century. Carrying that coal from the mines at Newcastle to the harbor at Seattle was the Seattle Coal & Transportation Company, Puget Sound's first railroad. Members of the Newcastle Historical Society present new discoveries and rare images of this obscure piece of Northwest history and its operations at Seattle, Newcastle, and in between. Come hear about the latest findings on this forgotten but vital piece of Pacific Northwest history.

Newcastle Library Book Club
Thursday, September 27, 7pm
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Zentangle Meditative Art Class
Saturday, September 29, 10:15am
What is Zentangle? It is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful drawings out of structured patterns. This meditative art class will be guided by a Certified Zentangle Teacher.
Limited spots. First come, first seated.

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