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Upcoming Events Today and Tomorrow

Upcoming Events at Sno-Isle Libraries
This list is updated frequently and only shows today's and tomorrow's future events.
To see all of today's events including ongoing events and today's past events, please view the complete list.

9:15 AM
10/20/2017
Book-a-Librarian
This one-on-one help session for your technology questions focuses on general computer skills tutoring. This session also offers support for Sno-Isle digital resources, including eBook downloading, Zinio magazines and Hoopla video services. For Kindle, Android, iOS, Apple and Windows devices. Bring your device, login ID/password and your library card number.

Intended audience: Adults
9:30 AM
10/20/2017
Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime
Let imagination run wild with fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Mill Creek Library. Doors open for storytime at 9:25; no admittance after 9:40.

Intended audience: Preschool
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
Book-a-Librarian
Get one-on-one assistance with computing, digital devices, free library downloads, or using Sno-Isle's catalog and databases during this 30-minute session.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
ESL Talk Time
Talk Time is a time for adults to practice speaking English with trained tutors. It is a friendly and supportive setting. Drop in for FREE.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
Ready Readers: Baby Storytime
Babies and their favorite adults learn to love reading together with stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes. Playtime follows. For infants ages 3 to 18 months. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Edmonds Library.

Intended audience: Preschool
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
Digital Downloads
Learn how to access Sno-Isle's growing collection of digital books and audiobooks. Find out how to locate, borrow, and download books to your computer or mobile device. This class provides an overview of these popular services and the information needed to start enjoying them on your own. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
Book-A-Librarian: Tech
During this 45-minute session, you will receive personal coaching on a variety of library resources. Popular topics include downloading eBooks; basic computer instruction; and assistance with office productivity software. Please bring your device with you, if applicable. Preregistration required.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/20/2017
ESL Talk Time
ESL Talk Time is a time for adults to practice speaking English in a friendly and supportive setting. Free drop-in sessions facilitated by library volunteers.

Intended audience: Adults
11:00 AM
10/20/2017
Fall Toddler Storytime
Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft will follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.

Intended audience: Preschool
11:00 AM
10/20/2017
Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime
Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. Supported by the Stanwood Friends of the Library.

Intended audience: Preschool
2:00 PM
10/20/2017
Books2Movies: Arrival
This group will focus on books that were made into movies. Read/Listen to the book, then join us for the movie and a lively talk on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. Enjoy coffee/tea, candy and popcorn, and meet with fellow book lovers. Brandon Henry, who you may have seen at The Clyde Theater, will lead the discussion.<br /><br />This month's selection is "Arrival," from Ted Chiang's book "Stories of Your Life and Others." With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder.<br /><br />We will take suggestions from participants on future titles!

Intended audience: Adults, Adults, Teens
2:00 PM
10/20/2017
Safety Storytime With Fire District 1
Join your local firefighters for a Fire Safety Storytime at the Mariner Library! We'll read stories, sing songs, and take an up-close look at a real fire engine. For families with children of all ages.

Intended audience: All Ages
3:00 PM
10/20/2017
Building Architectural Systems with Balloons 301
(Class 3 of 3) You can be a beginner or a balloon block master but must ready to take your skills into a team environment. In this class, you will work in a special team to combine your efforts to a single challenging outcome. This is the ultimate STEAM challenge where you will simulate becoming a NASA contractor. Your company will build its unique part, but will it work with the other contracting companies efforts? It’s Mars or bust on this amazing team excursion into balloon creativity! For ages 9-13 or in 4th-8th grade. Space is limited, so please be sure to register! (Allergy note: These balloons are 100% latex. You will not be required to physically inflate them… but you can take the challenge!) (2 to 3-hour class)

Intended audience: Tweens
4:00 PM
10/20/2017
Tween STEAM Club: Daring Dissections
Hands-on STEAM fun is coming to Oak Harbor. Join other tweens (9-13 or in 4th-8th grade) to take an immersive look into the world of the barn owl and conduct a scientific<br />experiment dissecting an owl pellet. (One pellet per two students.) Space is limited, so please be sure to register!

Intended audience: Tweens, School-Age, Teens
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale
Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. At the Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Avenue.

Intended audience: All Ages
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business
Learn new know-how for your business. SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, provides experienced experts who can give general business advice about starting and running a small business. Counseling sessions are free of charge. Please sign up in advance for your one-hour appointment at the Edmonds Library by registering through our online calendar. This program is presented in partnership with Greater Seattle SCORE Chapter 55.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
Business Pros: Successful Internet Marketing and Social Media Management
Do not miss out on the powerful business results that an effective internet marketing strategy can afford. Whether your business is just getting started with internet marketing and social media or you just want to brush up on the basics, this workshop can serve as your essential guide to setting up and implementing a successful internet marketing strategy, step by step.<br /><br />From establishing your initial keyword strategy to leveraging social media to promote content online all the way through to analyzing and refining your strategies, this comprehensive internet marketing workshop will guide you through every essential step you should be taking to effectively market your business on the web.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Acquisition (ELA)
Come, meet new friends, practice English conversation, and improve your speaking skills - it's free! All sessions are facilitated by trained volunteers.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
Snohomish Genealogy Workgroup
Interested in getting started in genealogy and want to meet like-minded people? Already an experienced researcher and willing to pass on your hard earned wisdom? Drop in and join our workgroup. Present your roadblocks to the group or listen in on tips and presentations from fellow members or Snohomish Library staff.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
Genealogy Workshops
Research your family roots using Ancestry Library Edition in this self-directed workshop. Reference librarian will be available for assistance as needed.

Intended audience: Adults
10:00 AM
10/21/2017
Business Pros: Choosing a Retirement Solution for Your Small Business
Why would a small business want to consider a retirement plan? Come and find out the many reasons how a retirement plan helps a small business. Presented by Gary Gray from the US Dept. of Labor. Supported by Friends of the Sultan Library. Please preregister.

Intended audience: Adults
10:30 AM
10/21/2017
ImaginationBand
Join Sammy the Traveling Raccoon on a musical adventure! Sammy leads young adventurers into magical locations such as the Jungle, the Mountains, the Sea and the Desert where they will meet his hilarious puppet friends and use song, dance and storytelling to learn all about them. <br />ImaginationBand features all original music on guitar, ukulele and flute. <br />For ages 0-5. <br />Funded by Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Intended audience: Preschool
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
Fall Family Storytime
Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading. Caregiver required. All ages are welcome. Supported by Friends of the Brier Library.

Intended audience: All Ages, Preschool
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
Business Pros: 10 Ways to Navigate Cycles: The Ebb & Flow of Sales
The ebb and flow of sales are a normal part of the business landscape. Your enterprise may have a steady increase in sales, then plateau or decline. Slow sales can increase stress and cause enthusiasm and motivation to disappear.<br /><br />When this happens, it is wise to hit the pause button and explore 10 ways to navigate an ebb time. This includes the causes of cycles, assessing marketing activities, the 80/20 rule of revenue, creating a niche, reigniting enthusiasm and other ideas to help move your business forward.<br />

Intended audience: Adults
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business
Learn new know-how for your business. SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, provides experienced experts who can give general business advice about starting and running a small business. Counseling sessions are free of charge. Please sign up in advance for your one-hour appointment at the Edmonds Library by registering through our online calendar. This program is presented in partnership with Greater Seattle SCORE Chapter 55.

Intended audience: Adults
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
Reading with Rover
Read aloud to a loving canine listener. The community-based literacy program, Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Supported by readingwithrover.org and Friends of the Edmonds Library.

Intended audience: All Ages
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
Ready Readers Family Storytime
Enjoy stories, sing-along songs, rhymes, and creative activities to prepare for the adventure of early reading! Caregiver required. All ages are welcome.

Intended audience: All Ages
11:00 AM
10/21/2017
Paws for Reading
Stop by to read aloud to loving 4-legged listeners. Featuring Smokey the Therapy Cat and certified therapy dogs. For emergent and independent readers building reading skills and confidence.<br />

Intended audience: School-Age
12:00 PM
10/21/2017
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business
Learn new know-how for your business. SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, provides experienced experts who can give general business advice about starting and running a small business. Counseling sessions are free of charge. Please sign up in advance for your one-hour appointment at the Edmonds Library by registering through our online calendar. This program is presented in partnership with Greater Seattle SCORE Chapter 55.

Intended audience: Adults
1:00 PM
10/21/2017
Young Author's Workshop
Do you dream about writing or illustrating books? Join local renowned children’s author Carole Lexa Schaefer and artist extraordinaire Pierr Morgan for a hands-on workshop on creating picture books. This program, targeted at third through fifth graders, will take students step-by-step through the creative process of becoming an author. Registration Required

Intended audience: School-Age
1:00 PM
10/21/2017
STARS Training Series: 1, 2, 3, Baby’s On My Knee
Drawing from the world of nursery rhymes, playful movement and music and books, this lively, interactive workshop will provide a ready-to-go collection of activities to share with babies. Ideas for adapting these actions for use with older children will be included. 2 STARS Credits. For childcare providers.

Intended audience: Adults
1:00 PM
10/21/2017
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?
Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a tall, hairy hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s existence.<br /><br />Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence. Attendees are encouraged to tell their tales and share their experiences with this mysterious creature. Funded by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Granite Falls Library.<br /><br />David George Gordon is the author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. An accomplished science communicator, he has spoken at the American Museum of Natural History, The Philadelphia Academy of Sciences, Yale University, the Smithsonian Institution, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museums in San Francisco, Hollywood, and Times Square. He has been interviewed by National Geographic, Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and appeared as a guest on television shows that include The Late Late Show With James Corden, The View, and ABC’s Nightline.

Intended audience: All Ages
1:00 PM
10/21/2017
Socrates Cafe
In this time of growing polarization and intolerance, are you interested in having civil conversations with others engaging in a quest to better understand human nature and become more empathetic people and more objective critical and creative inquirers? Join us in a facilitated group as we learn more by answering questions and questioning each other using a version of the Socratic Method developed by Socrates Cafe founder Christopher Phillips (see: www.philosopher.org and YouTube for examples of what happens at these gatherings). It's all about good discussion about important topics by regular people like you and me.

Intended audience: Adults
2:00 PM
10/21/2017
Create Your Own Comic!
Volunteers from Seattle Independent Comic and Game Artists will be visiting to host a comic making workshop. We will practice creating characters, writing a story and drawing a short comic that participants can take home when we're done!

Intended audience: Teens, Tweens
2:00 PM
10/21/2017
Author Reading & Book Signing
Julie Loan Ky Alexander will discuss her book "A Rose on the Steel Ground. Listen to Julie tell of the hardships growing up in a war torn Vietnam and the deliberations made as she talks about her emigration to the United States. Celebrate the personal triumphs won in difficulties overcome. Experience new understanding, compassion and reverence for others as Julie Alexander shares her struggle to ease true suffering and aid her family and the community in Vietnam she loved and left behind.

Intended audience: Adults
3:00 PM
10/21/2017
Community Partners: Horse Country Farm
Horse safety, horse riding, horse sense oh my! If you love horses come and explore horse stories, horse rescue, fun facts and much more with local horse trainer and author Shannon Kennedy of Horse Country Farm. For school-age kids and families.

Intended audience: School-Age, All Ages
3:00 PM
10/21/2017
Tween Spy Academy
Think you could be a spy? Come test your skills at the Tween Spy Academy, where you’ll be challenged by all the elements of espionage: invisible ink, secret codes, clever disguises, fingerprint analysis, obstacle course, target practice … the list goes on and on. For tweens only, ages 8 to 13. Funded by Friends of the Mukilteo Library.

Intended audience: Tweens, Teens, School-Age
10:00 AM
10/22/2017
STARS Training Series: Wiggly Babies are Happy Babies
Neuroscience has shown that movement is essential for healthy brain development in children. This program will explore movement activities that will support development in babies from birth to twenty-four months of age. Participants will be introduced to the Sno-Isle Libraries collection to support infant movement. 2 STARS Credits. For adults only.

Intended audience: Adults
1:00 PM
10/22/2017
North Sound Writers Group
Join other writers to discuss, problem solve, share and receive feedback and work on the craft of writing. Everyone is welcome. For more information about this group visit northsoundwriters.com

Intended audience: Adults
2:00 PM
10/22/2017
Write Now: You Wrote a Book - Now What? Understanding Today's Publishing Choices
This workshop takes an unbiased and unvarnished look at a modern writer’s publishing options, from “Big 5” traditional publishers to small presses to self publishing (with or without the support of service companies) to “hybrid” and other emerging models. Taught by a publishing professional who appreciates both sides of the fence, this class gets past the hype and examines pros and cons of each choice, realistic costs and income potential, as well as scams and pitfalls to avoid. Most importantly, it helps writers seeking publication understand their own goals, strengths, and how to make a decision that's best for them.<br />

Intended audience: Adults, Teens
3:00 PM
10/22/2017
Citizenship Classes
Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, this series of ten classes will help you prepare. Classes are FREE and taught in English by a library volunteer.

Intended audience: Adults
At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold,
that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better.
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