Renton Library December Events

Renton Library

100 Mill Avenue S

Renton, WA 98057


December 2018 Events


Children & Families

Family Story Times

Monday, December 3 and 12, 10am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Spanish Story Times

Tuesday, December 4, 11 and 18, 10:30am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Reading with Rover

Tuesday, December 11, 6pm

Ages 4 and older with adult.

Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.

Tweens & Teens

Study Zone

Call the library or go online for current schedule.

Grades K-12.

Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Renton Teen Round Table

Wednesday, December 5, 4:30pm

Renton Teen Round Table (or RT2 for short) is the teen leadership group of the Renton libraries. This is a forum to give teens leadership opportunities and a voice in planning programs/events

Students will earn volunteer credit for their participation.

Calaca Paper Quilling Art Workshop

Wednesday, December 5, 7pm

Ages 8 and older.

Presented by Amaranta Sandys, ArtMaranth School of Art.

Quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form elegant filigree. Use a toothpick to roll coils and scrolls, then pinch, shape and arrange them into decorative patterns to create a paper sugar skill.

Registration required.

QSA Cafes

Thursday, December 6, 13 and 20, 5pm

Middle and high school ages.

A space for teens who are queer, questioning, or allies, to meet, socialize, hang out and lead.


One-on-One Computer Help

Monday, December 3, 10 and 17, 4pm

Have computer or software questions? Get help from KCLS volunteers with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Tuesday, December 4, 12-3pm

Thursday, December 6, 12-3pm

Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor.

To join, come to the class and register with the instructor.

Neighborhood Legal Clinics

Tuesday, December 4, 11 and 18, 6:30pm

The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys to any King County residents with civil legal issues. This clinic location is in partnership with the Loren Miller Bar Association which provides a safe space for clients of color. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance.

Please call 206.267.7070 between 9am and 12pm, Tuesday through Thursday, to schedule an appointment.

Talk Time Classes

Tuesday, December 4, 11 and 18, 7pm

Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group

A.R.I.S.E. Shelter Intake

Wednesday, December 5, 12 and 19, 1-2pm

Catholic Community Services staff will be available for intake sessions for the A.R.I.S.E. shelter on a first come, first served basis. The A.R.I.S.E. shelter is open 365 days a year serving single adult homeless men age 18 and older.

Must bring a form of picture ID for intake.

Get Enrolled: ORCA LIFT and Basic Food

Thursday, December 6, 1-3pm

Drop in to register for ORCA LIFT and/or Washington State’s Basic Food Program.

ORCA LIFT is a reduced fare on area public transit for income-qualified riders, ages 19 and older.

Please bring ID and income verification documents.

To see if you qualify, check or call King County Public Health at 1.800.756.5437.

Basic Food is what Washington calls the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a USDA program that helps people make ends meet by providing monthly food benefits. Individuals and families may apply.

For more information, go to or call 253.838.6810 ext. 2009.

Please bring ID, income and living expenses verification documents, and your social security number.

Renton Mystery Book Group

Thursday, December 6, 7pm

Contact the library for book title.

Career and Tuition Help

Friday, December 14, 10:30-12:30pm

Renton Technical College will be available to answer questions about a variety of programs that offer free tuition for a new career.

Certifications at KCLS

Saturday, December 15, 10:30am

Certification is an excellent way to prepare for achievement in the classroom or the workforce. Take a certification exam in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Adobe Certified Associate (ACA), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), or Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) at this session.

Visit for premium learning and study resources.

Please register online.

Renton River Runs Under It Book Club

Thursday, December 20, 7pm

Contact the library for book title.