Newcastle Library October Calendar
Posted on 09/28/2017

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Children & Families

Toddler Story Times
Monday, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:15am and 11:30am
Ages 1 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time with a parachute, blocks, toys and bubbles takes place right after Story Time.

Play & Learn-Chinese
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:15am
Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time with shakers, blocks and bubbles takes place right after Story Time.

Preschool Story Times
Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11:30am
Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Play time with a parachute, blocks and bubbles takes place right after Story Time.

Japanese Story Times
Thursday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30am
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun!


Study Zone
Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4-6pm
Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 3:30-5:30pm
Thursday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 4:30-6:30pm
Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

IdeaX: Kerbal Space Program Club
Wednesday, October 4, 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.

New SAT vs. ACT: Preparing for College Entrance Exams
Wednesday, October 11, 6:30pm
Presented by C2 Education Issaquah. Best suited for students and their families in grades 8-11. Compare the new SAT to the ACT. The tests differ in many ways, so you will want to choose your test carefully! Learn how to plan a preparation timeline depending on your current year in school.

Practice the SAT
Saturday, October 14, 10:30am
Presented by C2 Education Issaquah. Studies show that practicing test taking skills can improve confidence and even overall results. Use your mock exam scores to identify sections you should work on before taking the real SAT. Bring a graphing calculator and 2 number two pencils. Registration begins Saturday, September 30, 10am.

Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE)
Wednesday, October 18, 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!

The Money Maze & the Scholarship Market
Monday, October 23, 6pm
Presented by Doug Breithaupt, College Planning Network. Best suited for students and their families in grades 8-11. Come to one or both of these back-to-back workshops that present the ins and outs of college finances. Learn about the tools to find and how to apply for need and merit-based college financial aid and scholarships. The Washington State resource will be fully reviewed.Chinese interpretation available. If you need interpretation please contact the Newcastle Library.

Exploring 3D Printing Workshop
Wednesday, October 25, 7pm
Presented by Sam Hightower. Ages 10 and older. Learn more about Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, including the process, cost of printers and materials and the innovative potential of this technology. You will get to see a 3D printer in action!


Tiny Houses
Saturday, October 7, 11am
Intrigued by Tiny Houses? Learn about tiny house design from Olympia builder, and founding member of the American Tiny House Association, Abel Zyl. Abel has been featured on HGTV and will present images of his unique and creative structures. Come to the library and explore issues that people are talking about in our communities. Learn how to prepare for the next big earthquake, talk with others about what it is like to experience homelessness, discover techniques for drawing our natural surroundings, and explore strategies for evaluating information online. Find information about these topics and more at your library.

Newcastle City Council Candidate Forum 2017
Thursday, October 12, 7pm
The Newcastle Chamber of Commerce and Newcastle Library are pleased to host a moderated Newcastle City Council Candidate Forum.
Council Position 5: Rich Crispo, Dave Mitchell
Council Position 6: Tamra Kammin, Maggie Riley
Council Position 7: Tom Magers
We are collecting questions from voters throughout Newcastle to build an event that reflects your concerns and priorities. Please submit questions for the candidates at interpretation available.

Newcastle Genealogy Meet-Up
Friday, October 13, 10:30am-12:30pm
Amateurs, experts and drop-ins welcome.
Have a passion for family history? Just getting started with your family tree? Want an opportunity to share your stories, swap strategies, and network with other genealogy enthusiasts? Bring your stories, your research and your questions. An experienced genealogist facilitates each meeting. Family Tree Maker software is used for demonstrations, but not a requirement for participation.

Artist Talk: Humaira Abid
Monday, October 16, 7pm
Join Renton-based sculptor Humaira Abid for a discussion of her work with a particular focus on Searching for Home, her solo show at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Searching for Home explores the experiences of immigrant and refugee women through Abid's signature carved sculptures and miniature paintings. Abid is an award-winning artist whose work has been shown in museum and galleries around the world, including the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the START Saatchi Gallery London, and the National Art Gallery in her native Pakistan. 

Spanish Reading Circle: El murmullo de las abejas
Thursday, October 19, 7pm

The Best Laid Plans: An Old Hollywood Murder Mystery
Saturday, October 21, 6pm
Murder and mayhem at the library! Get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue and murder you will never forget in an interactive murder mystery experience presented by the Murder Mystery Company. Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next! Dress your best in evening wear and suits—this is a refined party, after all. Registration required.

Friends of the Newcastle Library Meeting
Wednesday, October 25, 7pm

Newcastle Library Book Group: The Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Thursday, October 26, 7pm

Talk Time Classes
Tuesdays, 7pm
Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world.

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