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Paper Marbling Workshop

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

Learn how to make beautiful designs on paper using sumi ink and water! Each attendee will learn the basics of sumi ink paper marbling and will get to take home at least one paper creation. Come prepared to get messy! Clothes might get wet or stained from the process.  Ages 6-18 and their caregivers welcome.

Free

Button Making Party

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

Drop in to the Lacey Library's meeting room to create your own pinback buttons to take home! All supplies will be provided, including a variety of sizes of buttons, templates, collage materials, & more. We will also have sticker making supplies as a non pinback option for little ones. For ages 3-adult.

Free

Open Book Club

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

Come join other book lovers for a discussion of what we've been reading lately. Share your likes & dislikes, and find new reads! For teens and adults.

Free

The Esoterics

St. John's Episcopal Church 114 20th St. SE, Olympia

The Esoterics will present the a cappella secular pieces by Ned Rorem, well known American composer, who won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1976 and a Grammy in 1989. Rorem died last November at age 99. The Esoterics mark the weekend of Rorem's 100th birthday with this fantastic concert in celebration of an extraordinary ...

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Donation

Teen Writing & Art Contest: Lacey Loves to Read 2024

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

Teens in grades 6-12 who live in the North Thurston Public Schools service area are invited to enter the 2024 Lacey Loves to Read Teen Writing & Art Contest! This contest is sponsored by Lacey Loves to Read member organizations Timberland Regional Library, North Thurston Public Schools, City of Lacey, and many community partners. The ...

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Free

Events › Movie Night @ the Library: Clearcut (1991)

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

Join us at the library for a special after-hours screening of Clearcut, a Canadian horror thriller about Native land rights. There will be snacks and light refreshments. From émigré director Ryszard Bugajski – whose infamous debut feature INTERROGATION enraged Poland’s Communist regime – comes the 1991 Canadian shocker that’s been called “undeniably provocative” (Blu-ray dotcom), ...

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Free

Songcatchers: A Songwriting Workshop for All Ages

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

Join a hands-on creative writing workshop with professional songwriter Keeth Apgar. Together we will co-create an original song from scratch based on participant-powered ideas. As we dig into the creative process, the group will work with music concepts such as rhythm, melody, tempo, and chords. We also will touch upon the role of vowel sounds; discuss ...

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Free

Best Books 2023

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

Join local librarians on a tour of the year's best fiction, nonfiction, and cookbooks and share some of your favorites! Light refreshments will be provided.

Free

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