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“Am I Trans Enough?” with Author Alo Johnston

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

Join us for an evening with Alo Johnston, @thetranstherapist and author of the new book Am I Trans Enough? How to Overcome Your Doubts and Find Your Authentic Self. The author will read from and discuss the book, followed by a brief Q&A. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Born out of thousands of ...

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Free

STEM Hour: Stop Motion Video

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

Kids grades 3-6 are welcome to join us for a stop motion video hour! Using iPads and LEGO Bricks®, we will create short scenes and share them with other attendees. Space is limited and registration is required - if you'd like to join as a group working on one project together, only one person needs ...

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Free

LEGO Brick Builders

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

Join us in the library meeting room for a LEGO® Brick building challenge! The library will provide LEGO Bricks and a building prompt, and attendees will have time to build and submit their finished pieces. Finished creations will be displayed inside the library for the following month. Ages 6 and up.

Free

Shrink Art

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

Join us for shrinky art! We will be using shrink plastic to create designs that we will put on keychains, earrings, necklaces, and more. Open to ages 8-18.

Free

Film Screening: Which Way Home

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

Join us in partnership with Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance for a special after-hours screening of past Academy Award Nominee, still relevant today, Which Way Home. A powerful documentary following a group of unaccompanied children as they make the journey across Mexico in hopes of crossing the border into the United States. Film introduced by Olympia immigration ...

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Free

Artist Book Workshop

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

This free, introductory craft workshop will help participants create an Artist Book, using a variety of elements to showcase their personal artistic styles. Using scrapbooking and bookbinding techniques, we will explore unconventional journaling, including using accordion books, loose-leaf paper hangers, and other objects, as a form of creative self-expression. Come with a desire to play and ...

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Free

“Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in Seattle” with Author Joesphine Ensign

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

Join us for an evening with Josephine Ensign, author of "Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in Seattle," a WA State Book Award Finalist. A reading will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A. Josephine Ensign is a Professor of Nursing at the UW School of Nursing and her work ...

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Free

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
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