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Special Summer Library Program Sign-up

Saturday, June 22, 2024
Warden Library
Main Room
This is outdoor summertime fun at the Warden Library for kids of all ages. Sign up for the Summer Library Program this week (June 18 - 22) and you will receive a summer bookbag* to color with textile markers. You will also be entered into a drawing for an early summer fun pack. 

Remember, you can sign up for the Summer Library Program anytime between June 7 and August 16.

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Serie de Danza Folklórica / Folkloric Dance Series

Saturday, August 17, 2024
Peshastin Library
Offsite

¡Únase a nosotros para una serie de clases de danza folclórica mexicana con la maestra local Sandy Zárate ! Los participantes aprenderán los fundamentos de la danza folclórica y explorarán danzas de diferentes regiones de México. Este curso está orientado a jóvenes de 8 a 12 años y se impartirá en inglés y español. Se requiere preinscripción.

Esta serie incluirá 15 sesiones de clase de una hora, así como una presentación final con 2 danzas tradicionales de Aguascalientes y Baja California Norte.

Se les pedirá a los participantes que proporcionen los siguientes artículos para los atuendos de la presentación final: overoles, jeans y una camisa a cuadros.

Horario: Martes 5-6pm y Jueves de 11am-12pm

Fechas: Martes 25 de junio - Jueves 15 de agosto, con una presentación final el sábado 17 de agosto

Ubicación: Escuela Primaria Peshastin Dryden (10001 School St en Peshastin)

Join us for a Mexican folkloric dance class series with local teacher Sandy Zárate! Participants will learn the fundamentals of folkloric dance and explore dances from different regions of Mexico. This course is geared towards youth ages 8-12 and will be taught in English and Spanish. Pre-registration is required.

This series will include 15 hour-long class sessions, as well as a final performance featuring 2 traditional dances from Aguascalientes and Baja California Norte

Participants will be asked to provide the following items for outfits for the final performance: overalls, jeans, and a checkered shirt.

Schedule: Tuesdays 5-6pm & Thursdays from 11am-12pm

Dates: Tuesday, June 25th-Thursday, August 15th, with a final performance on Saturday, August 17th

Location: Peshastin Dryden Elementary (10001 School St in Peshastin)

Todos los programas de las Bibliotecas NCW son gratuitos y están abiertos al público. Todos los asistentes deben cumplir con el Código de conducta de las Bibliotecas NCW.

All NCW Libraries programs are free and open to the public. All attendees must comply with the NCW
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“A Whistling Kettle: Introducing Haiku Comics”

Saturday, August 17, 2024
Winthrop Library
After its debut at Punch! Gallery in Thorp, WA, and a stopover at Push/Pull in Ballard, Seattle, WA, we're excited to present "A Whistling Kettle: Introducing Haiku Comics" to the Methow Valley. With over 60 pieces of art featuring 21 students of Haiku Poetry classes, A Whistling Kettle is a celebration of poetry comics. 

Possibly the first group exhibition of haiku comics ever (certainly first in the US), this exhibition is a result of an online course developed by David Lasky where he melds the craft of both comic book illustration and haiku poetry. This show features a mixture of original art and prints and includes former students of his program, some of whom are from both the North and South of our borders.

So, what exactly are haiku comics? Haiku is a three-line poetic form originating in Japan. Comic strips, taking form in American newspapers, are often just three or four panels long. It turns out that the two forms blend together very well. While the Japanese art of haiga (haiku plus a drawing) is centuries old, the idea of making a haiku comic (turning a haiku poem into a comic strip of more than one panel) is something that originated in only the last 30 or so years.

This showcase of writer-artists features several notable creative: Kevan Atteberry is a children’s book author-illustrator and the designer of Microsoft’s Clippy, the character that everyone loves to hate. Shin Yu Pai is currently Seattle’s Civic Poet. She and Justin Rueff recently released what might be the world’s first book collection of haiku comics, Less Desolate. Monica Plant has had her haiku comics featured online through the Haiku Foundation’s website. Liz Wong is an author and illustrator with four books to her name.  Author and illustrator Ellie Peterson is a 2023 Washington State Book Award Winner. Artist Tina Hoggatt has permanent work on display in the Seattle Mariners’ ballpark, while graphic novelist Megan Kelso has a comics mural, etched in stainless steel, at Climate Pledge Arena. Michael Green is one of the founders of the field of Graphic Medicine, an international network of medical professionals, scholars, and comics artists.

Thank you to Friends of the Winthrop Library and The Confluence Gallery for their support of this exhibit, presentation, and workshop.
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Art Talk

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Waterville Library
Area 2
Monthly meeting of local artists
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Knotty Knitters

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chelan Library
Community Meeting Room
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?  Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge of yarn arts?  Join the lovely group of women who have shared their passion for yarn over the years at Three Wild Sheep.  Now meeting in the Library's Community meeting room.  Beginners are gladly welcome!
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Leavenworth Library
Children's Area
Please join us at your Leavenworth Library and experience storytelling, music making, and fun times! Preschool storytime will be every Tuesday from 10-11 at the Leavenworth Library. Free, fun for all!
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wenatchee Library
Robert W. Woods Reading Room (periodicals)
Join us for half an hour of stories, songs, rhymes, and fun!
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moses Lake Library
Children's Room
Preschool Storytime is a storytime at the library for kids ages 3-6! We sing songs, read books, and do crafts together every Tuesday! Make sure you come in at 10:30 AM; we can't wait to see you there!
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Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Okanogan Library
Main Area
Join us for storytime, where we read wonderful books, sing, dance, and play! Perfect for you and your toddler/preschool aged child. 
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Storytime / Hora de Cuentos

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Pateros Library
Main Area
Join us for an hour of stories, songs, rhyming, crafts, and fun! Our program will be geared towards pre-school ages, but all are welcome to attend.

¡Únase a nosotros durante media hora de cuentos, canciones, rimas, manualidades, y diversión! Nuestro programa estará orientado a las edades de preescolar, pero todos son bienvenidos a asistir.
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Nifty Knitters

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Curlew Library
Join our weekly knitting group to chat and work on individual projects! 
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Summer Storytime & Craft

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ephrata Library
Children's Section
Join us at the Ephrata Library each Tuesday morning at 11:30am for a half-hour filled with stories, movement, rhymes, songs, and fun! We will end each session with a craft. This storytime is geared toward preschool-aged children, but older and younger children and their grownups are welcome and should find it fun, too!

All NCW Libraries programs are free and open to the public. All attendees must comply with the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct.
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Bookmobile at Lone Pine Fruit and Espresso

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bookmobile
Bookmobile will be at Lone Pine Fruit and Espresso, 23041 U.S. 97, for community member to return, browse and check out library material.  Come check out all the library has to offer!
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Bookmobile at 97 Rock House

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Bookmobile
Bookmobile will be at 97 Rock House, 3003 U.S. 97, for community members to return, browse and borrow library materials. Come check out all the library has to offer!
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Cashmere Chat & Laugh Book Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cashmere Library
Great Room
The Chat & Laugh Book Club is run by the staff at the Cashmere Library. We meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm. For questions on openings in the club, or questions about what we're currently reading, please contact the Cashmere Library.
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Kid's Bingo

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Quincy Library
Multipurpose Room
Looking to get out of the house and try something different today? Why not join us for Kids Bingo from 2:00-3:30 pm. Bingo winners will receive surprise prize grab bags. This is always a fun and friendly time, and not too competitive.



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Kids' Craft: Clay Pots

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wenatchee Library
Sagebrush Meeting Room
Join us for this fun craft time and use air-dry clay to make a beautiful and useful coiled clay pot! 
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Bookmobile at Valleyhi

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bookmobile
Bookmobile will be at the Valleyhi Community Park on Allen Lane for community members to browse, borrow and return library materials.  Come check out all the library has to offer!
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Summer Bookworms - Early Readers Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Leavenworth Library
Children's Area
Calling all kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders! Join us for some summer fun at the library! 

Parents, this weekly summer club is intended to encourage a love of reading for K-2 kids of all stages in their reading journeys. We'll focus on literacy-related activities and cultivating a community of readers, followed by a time of crafts, stem activities, and games. 
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Teen Time

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chelan Library
Community Meeting Room
Chill out at the Library with crafts, games and activities.
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Summer Series Read Aloud

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cashmere Library
Great Room
Join us for an hour each week for a read aloud for school-aged children. Coloring supplies will be available! 

There will be time afterward to discuss reading interests and needs with library staff, who will help you find more books to enjoy! While the read aloud books are targeted for school-aged readers, the whole family is welcome! 

Reading aloud has been shown to help increase vocabulary, reading comprehension, improve literacy skills, develop imagination, reduce stress, and more! 
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Summer Story Time

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Royal City Library
Main Room
Join us for summer story time!

All NCW Libraries programs are free and open to the public. All attendees must comply with the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct.
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Bookmobile at Dryden Food Bank

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bookmobile
Bookmobile will be at the Dryden Food Bank at the Dryden Community Church for community members to return, browse and check out library materials. Come check out all the library has to offer!
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Essential Crafts: Lip Balm

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wenatchee Library
Pacific Northwest Room
Please join us for an Essential Crafts workshop for adults!

We will be making Lip Balm using minimally processed oils, wax, and honey! Homemade lip balm is a nourishing skincare option that avoids the chemicals often found in store-bought brands. Plus, it won’t dry out your lips if you stop using it, like some commercial products tend to do.

All ingredients and materials will be provided and finished products will be available for pickup one week after the workshop. 

This craft series is focused on practical crafts for adults that are fun to make and made with simple and low waste ingredients. Look out for a new and exciting adult craft every month – we hope to see you there!
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Family Karaoke Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Ephrata Library
Main Room
Get those pipes tuned up, folks, it's time to SING! 

The Ephrata Public Library welcomes kids, teens, tweens, and their grown-ups to this FREE all-ages Karaoke night! Doors open at 6:30pm and we'll be singing until 8pm. Brush off your favorite tunes and get ready to wow the crowd with your talent once per month this summer!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Ephrata Library.

All NCW Libraries programs are free and open to the public. All attendees must comply with the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct. 


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