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Drop-In Zine Workshop

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Drop in to this open zine workshop for all ages. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Finish your zine or start something new using provided materials. Consider entering your zine into the WA State Zine Contest! Submissions are due March 29. More info here: http://www.washingtoncenterforthebook.org/wszc/

Free

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing a Mystery

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join mystery writers Maria Barrs (ML Barrs), Roxanne Dunne, and Jeffrey Briggs for a panel discussion covering all aspects of writing mystery fiction.  There will also be a drawing for free copies.  Topics include: Types of mystery stories (i.e., cozy, suspense, thriller, amateur sleuth, etc) Developing characters and plots Outlining vs "pantsing" Editing and being ...

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Free

Lantern Records Presents: Electric Sweats with Fox Medicine

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Join us for the first in a new series of free live music events at the Library for all ages, featuring the bands Electric Sweats (Olympia spunk) and Fox Medicine (Portland bubblegum doom).

Free

Community Roots Oral History Project Exhibit Opening

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

Join Window Seat Media for the opening of its Community Roots Exhibit! Community Roots is an oral history project that shares stories about how people come together to make change and create new possibilities for themselves and their neighbors. Since January 2023, a small team of community researchers has been gathering oral histories about three important local ...

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Free

We Need Space! A Collaborative Zine Workshop

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

This zine making workshop explores themes from Window Seat Media’s Community Roots Oral History Project exhibit that will be on display at the library February 8-March 11. Our need for affordable spaces to live, work, and gather is a common thread in the oral history narratives collected for the project, and it continues today as ...

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Free

Teen Creative Club

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join us while we hang out and create together! Each month we will have different supplies to use, with input from attendees. This month we will do collage, button making, and Shrinky Dinks. We will also vote on what activity to do the following month. For teens ages 13-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey ...

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Free

Kids Graphic Novel Club

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Ages 8-12. Hang out, draw, read, eat snacks and talk about all things graphic novels. Enter a prize drawing for a gift card to Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics.

Free

Playback Theatre Performance: Stories of Library Treasures

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join Olympia’s own Heartsparkle Players and the Thunders for an afternoon of stories and community! They will take your personal moments and create a spontaneous theatrical experience using a style of improvisation called Playback Theatre. They have been delighting local audiences for 33 years. Come tell your stories about what you treasure about libraries!

Free

Storytelling Workshop with Elizabeth Lord

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

For ages 13 and up. Registration Required and Space is Limited. Register at tinyurl.com/storyoly Learn the basics of good live, oral, performative storytelling with local expert storyteller Elizabeth Lord. Learn how to shape a personal experience/memory into a compelling oral narrative and recall all its details without memorization. Learn what works when telling to an ...

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Free

Storytelling Workshop with Elizabeth Lord

Olympia Timberland Library 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA, United States

For ages 13 and up. Registration Required and Space is Limited. Register at tinyurl.com/storyoly Learn the basics of good live, oral, performative storytelling with local expert storyteller Elizabeth Lord. Learn how to shape a personal experience/memory into a compelling oral narrative and recall all its details without memorization. Learn what works when telling to an ...

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Free

Virtual Author Talk Watch Party: Rebecca F. Kuang

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join us at the Lacey library as we watch a live interview with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) in conversation with a moderator from the Library Speaker’s Consortium about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. This virtual event will ...

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Free

Teen Creative Club

Lacey Timberland Library 500 College St SE, Lacey, WA, United States

Join us in the library meeting room while we hang out and create together! Each month we will have different supplies to use, with input from attendees. For teens ages 13-18 Sponsored by the Friends of the Lacey Library.

Free
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