Fairwood Library News March Update

Fairwood Library

17009 140th Avenue SE

Renton, WA 98058



March 2018 Events


Children & Families


Ms. Bee’s Play Place

Monday, March 12, 10am

Ages 6 and younger 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.


After School Zone

Tuesday, March 27, 4pm

Grades 3 and older.

The meeting room will be open for fun after school activities and a space to do your homework.

Light snacks provided while supplies last.


Family Story Times

Thursdays, 10am

Fridays, 10am

Ages 6 and younger with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!


Spanish Story Times

Thursdays, 6pm

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!


Chess @ the Library

Fridays, 3:30pm

Ages 5 to 100!

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



Tweens & Teens


Game On!

Thursday, March 1, 4pm

Grades 4-12.

Play video games in the library!




Tuesday, March 6, 6pm

Ages 10-adult.

A volunteer will be available to help teach how to knit or crochet, or try out one of our knitting looms. Already a yarn expert? Join us and help teach others!

Yarn will be provided, or bring your own project to work on.

Please register, supplies are limited.


Books & Bites

Tuesday, March 13, 7pm

Grades 6-12.

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


After School Zone

Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 4pm

Grades 3 and older.

The meeting room will be open for fun after school activities and a space to do your homework.

Light snacks provided while supplies last.


Study Zone

Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-5pm

Mondays and Tuesdays, 5-7pm

Grades K-12.

Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.


March Madness: Fairwood Library’s Tournament of Books

March 1-April 5

Grades 6-12.

Vote for your favorite young adult books of 2017 for a chance to win!

Pick up March Madness book brackets at the Fairwood Library information desk, fill them out, then submit them through March 15. Be sure to vote for your books each week to improve your odds of winning.

The person who guesses the winning title and/or has the highest number of correct titles in the weekly brackets will win a mystery prize.

The winning book will be announced April 6.





Winter Ducks of Puget Sound

Sunday, March 4, 1pm

Presented by the Rainier Audubon Society.

Learn about the fascinating waterfowl that winters in Puget Sound, tricks for spotting them, and where to find them.

First come, first seated.


Kick the Sugar Habit

Sunday, March 11, 11:30am

Learn how sugar affects your mood, your energy and your health. Understand how to remove sugar from your diet and maintain your balance, health and well-being. Presenter Kris Proctor of Sol Health and Wellness is a local Certified Health Coach who is a fierce advocate of healthy living.


Honey Bee Genetic Diversity: Keeping It Wild!

Sunday, March 11, 2-3:30pm

Ages 12 and older.

Honey bees’ genetic diversity has declined over the last 180 years. We improve this condition by promoting diverse plantings, more permanent hiving, and wild swarming During this presentation Heather Wood of Urban Evergreen Bees will show us how to find and identify wild swarms of honey bees, and teach us how to catch them in our own handmade swarm boxes. Come and see Heather’s hand-made skeps from Switzerland, top bar beehives and honeycomb. Then build your own swarm box to take home so you can start your own honey bee community.


Fairwood Afternoon Book Club

The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans

Wednesday, March 14, 12-1:30pm


Fairwood Lively Minds Book Group

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Tuesday, March 20, 7-8:30pm


AARP Job Search in the Digital Age

Friday, March 23, 12:30-2:30pm

Discover how to search and apply for great jobs online. Explore the latest job search websites and apps. Learn how to set yourself apart from the competition.

Questions? Call 1.866.740.6947.

Register with AARP at http://aarp.cvent.com/c/calendar/d66f5ddf-07a3-4a8.


AARP Sharpen Your Networking & Interview Skills

Friday, March 23, 3-5pm

Refresh your image and put your best self forward. Discover how to effectively network and gain tips to ace your interview

Questions? Call 1.866.740.6947.

Register with AARP at http://aarp.cvent.com/c/calendar/d66f5ddf-07a3-4a8.


Cuban Music Concert

Sunday, March 25, 2-3:30pm

Presented by TROVADORO.

Around 1917 a new musical style known as the “Cuban Son” emerged in Havana Cuba and quickly could be found everywhere from dance halls to supper clubs. Enjoy traditional Cuban Son (later known as Salsa) played by some of the finest musicians from the regions.


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.

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.