Newcastle Library Calendar | April 2019
Posted on 03/29/2019

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

Children & Families

Toddler Story Time
Monday, April 1, 8, 22 and 29, 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM
Ages 1 to 3, siblings are welcome to attend. Join us for 30 minutes of silly songs and stories! Open play time takes place right after Story Time. This program is age appropriate for toddlers. Please attend the Story Time that is the best fit for your child's developmental needs. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Play & Learn Chinese
Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:30 AM
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.

Infant Story Time
Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:15 AM
Newborn to 12 months with adult, siblings are welcome to attend. Join us for silly songs and stories in this 30 minute lapsit program for pre-walkers! Open play time takes place right after Story Time. This program is age appropriate for babies. Please attend the Story Time that is the best fit for your child's developmental needs. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11:30 AM
Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings are welcome to attend. Join us for silly songs and stories and work on kindergarten readiness skills in this 30 minute program for preschoolers! Open play time takes place right after Story Time. While siblings are welcome to attend, families with just toddlers are encouraged to attend one of Monday's Toddler Story Times. Please attend the Story Time that is the best fit for your child's developmental needs. Space is limited, first come, first served.

Japanese Story Time
Thursday, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10:15 AM
Family program, all ages welcome. Come to the meeting room for stories and songs in Japanese! This program is for Japanese speaking children and families, and for children learning Japanese.

Teens

Study Zone
Tuesday, April 2, 16, 23 and 30, 6:30 PM
Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Girls Who Code Club
Monday, April 1, 15, 22, and 29, 6:00 PM
Girls in grades 6-12. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization aiming to inspire, educate, and equip girls with computing skills they need in the 21st century. This free after-school club is for girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. Library laptops are limited. Students may bring their own laptop. Space is limited. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Kerbal Space Program Club
Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 PM
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 the library's laptops or bring your own if you already play. Space is limited.

Newcastle Youth for Community Engagement (NYCE)
Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM
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 while you make a difference at the monthly meetings! Sponsored by the Friends of the Newcastle Library and the City of Newcastle.

Adults

Talk Time
Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 7:00 PM
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this conversation group for English language learners. Walk-ins welcome.

Pacific Coast: Seattle's Own Railroad
Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 PM
In early-day King County, coal was king: the most significant source of prosperity for Seattle and the surrounding region. Carrying coal from the mines at Newcastle to the harbor at Seattle was King County’s first railroad. Kurt Armbruster’s new book, Pacific Coast, Seattle’s Own Railroad charts the colorful progress of this gritty, homegrown pioneer railroad enterprise. In partnership with the Newcastle Historical Society.

Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners
Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM
Allen Chen, a local Chinese calligrapher, presents a brief history of Chinese words and demonstrates basic Chinese calligraphy. You will use calligraphic tools to write simple Chinese words, then take home your art and newfound inspiration! All supplies provided. Limited spots, first come, first seated. Seating begins at 6:45 p.m. In partnership with the Newcastle Arts Council. Sponsored by Friends of the Newcastle Library.

Tree Planting and Composting Workshop
Saturday, April 20, 10:30AM
Learn tree planting and care tips from local experts and get composting tips and supplies from Waste Management. Newcastle residents will receive a voucher using dedicated City of Newcastle tree mitigation funds towards a tree at the Newcastle Fruit and Produce stand. In partnership with the City of Newcastle, Waste Management and Newcastle Fruit & Produce.

Newcastle Library Book Group (Special Edition held at the Newport Way Library)
Monday, April 22, 7:00 PM
Robin Oliveria author visit at Newport Way this month! "Winter Sisters" by Robin Oliveria.

Friends of the Newcastle Library
Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 PM
Join Us!

Introduction to Pastels
Saturday, April 27, 11:00 AM
Learn how to use pastels to draw a simple still life inspired by the colors of spring flowers. All supplies provided. First come, first seated (20 spots available).

Protecting Yourself from Medical Harm
Saturday, April 27, 2:30 PM
With Yanling Yu, Ph.D. and Rex Johnson with Washington Advocates for Patient Safety. Learn how to protect yourself from medical harm while being treated at a hospital, doctor's office or outpatient medical center. Medical harm is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer. Take part in group activities, share personal experiences and practice asking questions to a provider care team.

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