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November 2017

Boulevard Park Library Open House

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boulevard Park Library, 12015 Roseberg Avenue S
Seattle,WA98168
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Free

Built in 1971, the Boulevard Park Library is preparing to close for several months in 2018 for a significant remodel. On the evening of Thursday, November 16, you are invited to stop in at the library to learn about plans for the remodel and meeting the architects of Building Work Architecture who are designing the project. The Boulevard Park Library has been without its own Friends group for some time. The Library hopes that this time of renewal for the…

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Friends of the Federal Way Libraries Book Sale

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until November 19, 2017

Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S
Federal Way,WA98003United States
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Free to browse, but bring money to buy!

Great bargains on gently used books! Friends members are allowed to come to the Book Sale one hour early the first day of the sale. Memberships will be sold at the door.

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Keiko’s Journey Book Drama – Algona-Pacific Library

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Algona-Pacific Library, 255 Ellingson Road
Pacific,WAUnited States
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Free

Meet local author, Keiko Kay Hirai (Keiko's Journey), and cast members as they tap into painful childhood memories enacting experiences of overcoming violence, isolation and family secrets in post-war Japan. Keiko's Journey takes us into the past but it is really a contemporary story relevant to millions of immigrants, migrants and refugees. Books available for purchase and signing.

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How Talent, Timing and Technology Created the World’s Biggest Musical Sensation – Woodmont Library

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Highway S
Des Moines,WAUnited States
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With more than 600 million record sales worldwide, The Beatles remain the most successful musical act in history. Historian Lance Rhoades will speak on how this band from Liverpool, England grabbed the world's attention – putting an indelible and immeasurable stamp on popular culture.

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Friends of the Federal Way Libraries Book Sale

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until November 19, 2017

Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S
Federal Way,WA98003United States
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Free to browse, but bring money to buy!

Great bargains on gently used books! Friends members are allowed to come to the Book Sale one hour early the first day of the sale. Memberships will be sold at the door.

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Pacific Northwest Nature Coloring – Des Moines Library

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Avenue S
Des Moines,WA98198United States
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Free

Join artist, teacher and nature lover Lida Enche in a relaxing session coloring scenes of the natural world from the Pacific Northwest. Enche's new adult coloring book, Pacific Northwest Nature, will be available for signing and purchase.

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Into the Blast – The True Story of D.B. Cooper – Auburn Library

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S
Auburn,WA98002United States
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Free

On the eve of the 46th anniversary of the D.B. Cooper skyjacking, meet local author Robert Blevins as he presents the case for Cooper suspect Kenneth Christiansen, a former World War II paratrooper and Northwest Airlines employee, in his book, Into the Blast.

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Come Meet the Whatsits – Burien Library

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
Burien,WA980166United States
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Free, but bring money to buy books!

Local picture book authors Kevan Atteberry, Jennifer Mann, Elizabeth Rose Stanton, Ban Clanton, and Wendy Wahman, also known as the Whatsits, will be talking about, reading from and signing their books. Co-sponsored by Burien’s Page 2 Books.

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NaNoWriMo – Woodmont Library

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodmont Library, 26809 Pacific Highway S
Des Moines,WAUnited States
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Free

Wrap up National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at the library! Connect with other writers, get inspired and get a head start on your novel. A librarian will be on hand to help you research time periods, settings and technical details. NaNoWritMo begins November 1 when participants begin working towards the goal of writing a first draft of a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Six laptops will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis.…

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Stories and Experiences of Homelessness – Burien Library

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
Burien,WA980166United States
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Engage with and learn from Real Change's Homeless Speakers Bureau, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people who speak about their personal experiences with homelessness and can inspire us all to social action.

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The Homestretch – screening and discussion – Renton Library

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Renton Library, 100 Mill Avenue S
Renton,WA98057United States
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This documentary follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers surprises, inspires and challenges audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness.

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Gary Stroutsos in Concert – Burien Library

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
Burien,WA980166United States
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Free

Join international world flute recording artist and Vermont native, Gary Stroutsos, for a meditative solo flute concert. Gary will showcase his one-of-a-kind flute collection with many songs from his diverse catalog of world flute music, featuring traditional love songs from the Native American tribes he has worked with, as well as introspective Jazz and British Isles traditional music. Gary Stroutsos' music was featured on the Ken Burns PBS film, Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, which…

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December 2017

Mini Book Sale – Fairwood Library

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2017

Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave SE
Renton,WA98058United States
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Bring money to buy books!

Come find some hidden treasures! The Friends of the Fairwood Library will host a mini book sale on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Donations are always welcome and all proceeds support programming and other services at Fairwood Library.

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My House, Your House

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S
Federal Way,WA98003United States
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Free

Join Silver Kite Community Arts for an interactive poetry writing and storytelling program where you will reflect on your personal experiences with housing, contemporary housing issues in our community, and explore ways to express your experiences and ideas through poetry.  

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Living with Conviction – community conversation – Kent Library

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue N
Kent,WA98032United States
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In conjunction with the "Living with Conviction: Sentenced to Debt for Life in Washington State" photography exhibit that is on exhibit at the Kent Regional Library from December 3-15, this community conversation at the Kent Regional Library will be with a few of the project participants who share their first-hand experiences with legal financial obligations, aka "LFOs." Also on hand wil be  attorney and photographer Deborah Espinosa, who has assembled this collection of portraits and profiles of formerly incarcerated individuals…

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