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October 2020

KCLS Online Program – The Promise & Pitfalls of Expressive Writing

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WA
Free

For adults. Discuss the natural inclination to write, ponder the promise and pitfalls of expressive writing and explore ways of utilizing narrative to tend to one's mental health. Please register at kcls.org.

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Latinx Arts and Culture Festival – Writers in Conversation – Feeling the Spirit

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
WA
Free

Join us for a conversation between authors Kathleen Alcala? and Ana Castillo as they talk about spirituality, religion, culture and writing in front of a virtual audience. Spirits of the Ordinary and So Far from God will be discussed with a Q&A after the discussion. Registration required. Please register at kcls.org/events - you will be sent a Zoom link or phone number of the day of the event.

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KCLS Online Program – Drawing Calaca

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WA
Free

Ages 7 and older. Learn how to draw step-by-step a head while discovering the significance of Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Incorporate elements of art into your designs such as shapes, patterns and color combination. For supplies and registration information, kcls.org.

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Ukulele Play-Along

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 22, 2020

WA
Free

King County Library System Thursdays, 10/1-22/2020, 6 PM For all ages. Join award-winning songwriter and teacher Wes Weddell for a special series of online sessions and mix a little music into your life! We'll learn basic ukulele chords, strumming techniques and a variety of beginner to intermediate songs. Connect with our online family and play along with us. Please register at kcls.org.

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KCLS Online Program – Satire Writing – Creating Funny Fake News

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WA
Free

For adults. Presented by Sarah Pappalardo of Reductress.com. Discuss the origins of Reductress and the fundamental philosophies behind making satirical comedy. Learn how we get from naming problems in society to generating headlines and making jokes. They will cover both, how to use comedy to bring awareness to social change, as well as its limitations in addressing the current political landscape. Attendees will walk away with tips and strategies and will be invited, in the second half of this workshop, to try their hand…

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KCLS Online Program – Poetry Writing

October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
WA
Free

All ages welcome. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational virtual workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. These workshops last approximately one hour. Register at silverkite.us/kcls.

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KCLS Online Program – Kids, Tween or Teen Harry Potter & the Social Distancing Book Group

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Free

KCLS Online Program:  Imagine your wizarding story! Escape to a world of magic and mystery while you stay safe at home. Whether or not you have access to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, you can join this online book group to relive or discover your love for all things wizarding. Given the mature themes in this book, please register for the kids, tween or teen book group based on your age rather than reading level. Please register at kcls.org.  

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Kids, Tween or Teen Harry Potter & the Social Distancing Book Group

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until October 30, 2020

Free

KCLS Online Program:  Imagine your wizarding story! Escape to a world of magic and mystery while you stay safe at home. Whether or not you have access to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, you can join this online book group to relive or discover your love for all things wizarding. Given the mature themes in this book, please register for the kids, tween or teen book group based on your age rather than reading level. Please register at kcls.org.  

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KCLS Online Program – Separate Even in Death – Black Funerals and Cemeteries

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
WA
Free

For adults.Presented by Janice Lovelace, PhD.Segregation extended into death for African Americans, especially in the Southern U.S. This presentation looks at burial practices for African Americans from the 16th to the 20th century. Registration required by 6pm on October 29. You will be sent a Zoom link or phone number on the day of each event. Registration required. Please register at kcls.org/events - you will be sent a Zoom link or phone number of the day of the event.

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November 2020

KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Multicultural Book Group – The Stars Are Fire

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WA
Free

This virtual book discussion group is for adults - new members are always welcome! This month the group will be talking about The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve.

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Author Voices – Nguyen Phan Que Mai – The Mountains Sing

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WA
Free

Join us for a conversation with Nguy?n Phan Qu? Mai author of The Mountains Sing. Thanh Tan will moderate.   Nguy?n Phan Qu? Mai’s first novel, The Mountains Sing, is one of the most anticipated debuts of 2020 and received glowing reviews from The New York Times, NPR, and more. It is a New York Times Editor's Choice and was voted a best new historical fiction novel by Goodreads users. The Mountains Sing is her first book in English; she’s also written and translated 18 books in Vietnamese. Qu? Mai’s many honors include Poetry of the Year 2010…

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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KCLS Online Program – Global Read Aloud – Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until November 12, 2020

WA
Free

The idea behind the Global Read Aloud is very simple; teachers and librarians around the world read the same book aloud to students and patrons, who then share the reading experience with others.Meet on Facebook Live to hear chapters from Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi - as read aloud by Librarians Amelia and Erin. Log on to the Vashon Library Facebook page.

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December 2020

KCLS Author Voices – Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WA
Free

Join in this conversation with Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age. Helena Stephens will moderate.   Kiley Reid is the instant New York Times-bestselling author of Such a Fun Age, a critically acclaimed new novel that shines a bright light on the subtle, yet deeply impactful aspects of race and privilege in America. Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been described as an exciting new voice in the literary scene. In honest and compelling talks, Reid weaves together…

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