Fairwood Library – March Events

17009 140th Avenue SE

Renton, WA 98058


March 2017 Events

 Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group.

Children & Families



Children & Families

Ms. Bee’s Play Place

Wednesday, March 1, 10am

Ages newborn to age 5 with adult.

Drop in for 45 minutes of interactive, play-centered activities. Enjoy meeting other families and learn how play encourages language skills, social and emotional development.

Spanish Story Times

Wednesday, March 1, 6pm

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Chess @ the Library

Friday, March 3, 4pm

Ages 5 to 100!

All skill levels are welcome. Have fun playing chess at the library with your family and friends.


Tuesday, March 7, 6pm

Ages 5 to 100!

Learn how to arm knit a scarf at the library! Already know how? Join us and help teach others. Yarn will be provided, or bring your own project to work on.

Mix it Up!

Tuesday, March 14, 4pm

Ages 5 to 100!

Fun activities for the young and the young at heart. Laugh and learn together.

Got Game?

Tuesday, March 21, 4pm

Ages 5 to 100!

All skill levels welcome!

Have fun playing a variety of games at the library with your family, friends and neighbors. 

Family Story Times

Thursdays and Fridays, 10am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!


Game On!

Thursday, March 2, 4pm

Grades 4-12.

Play video games in the library!

Books & Bites

Tuesday, March 14, 7pm

Grades 6-12.

Meet in the library to talk about your favorite books and more.

Study Zone

Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-7pm 

Grades K-12.

Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.


Fairwood Afternoon Book Group

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

Wednesday, March 8, 12pm 

Democracy In Action

Sunday, March 12, 11am–12pm

Democracy works best with all our participation. Join your neighbors and spend time contacting your legislators about issues that are important to you.

The Friends of the Library will provide:

Contact information – phone #s and emails and address for local, state and federal legislators

Issue information and bill progress

Stamps, envelopes, blank postcards

Laptop use


Early Spring in the Edible Garden, When Can I Start Planting?

Sunday, March 12, 2pm

It’s time to get outside and start planting your garden. Join garden educator Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals and the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide in a lively session about how to grow your edible garden.

Learn the ins and outs of spring planting and which varieties thrive in our climate.

What’s on YOUR mind in 2017? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs at KCLS libraries.

Politics, education, space exploration, sustainable living, race and important moments in history are just a few things we will discuss. Find topics that fascinate YOU and come talk about it.

For more information, www.kcls.org

Computer Class: Microsoft Excel 2013, Level 1

Tuesday, March 14, 7pm

Discover Excel 2013 for work or home. Learn how to store data and perform calculations in a spreadsheet.

Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration begins February 28.

Fairwood Lively Minds Book Group

This is your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

Tuesday, March 21, 7pm

Computer Class: Microsoft Excel 2013, Level 2

Tuesday, March 28, 7pm

Get more from Excel 2013: formulas, functions, tables and charts.

Must have Microsoft Excel Level 1 proficiency.

Registration begins March 14.

Free Tax Help

Mondays, 5-8pm

Thursdays, 12-3pm

Saturdays, 10am-2pm

United Way of King County offers free help with your taxes.

Please bring your social security card, photo ID, all tax statements, health insurance information. It’s also recommended to bring last year’s tax return and a bank account number and routing number. United Way Tax helpers can also help you sign up for healthcare, public benefits, ORCA Lift and the myRA savings account.

For more information about the service call 211 or visit uwkc.org/taxhelp.

Drop in, no appointment needed.

Talk Time Classes

Thursdays, 7pm

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

Learn more about American culture and meet people from around the world.