Fairwood Library April 2018 Events

Fairwood Library

17009 140th Avenue SE

Renton, WA 98058


April 2018 Events


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

Children & Families

Tweens & Teens




Children & Families


Family Story Times

Thursday, April 5, 19 and 26, 10am

Friday, April 6, 20 and 27, 10am

No Story Time on April 12 and 13.

Ages 6 and younger with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!


Chess @ the Library

Friday, April 6, 3:30pm

Ages 5 to 100!

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


Spanish Story Times

Thursday, April 5, 19 and 26, 6pm

Family program. All ages welcome.

Stories, songs and fun!


Ms. Bee’s Play Place

Monday, April 9, 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.


Celebrate DIA (Children’s Day/Book Day!)

The Roots of Popular Cuban Music

Wednesday, April 25, 6:30pm

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Supersones plays a type of music known as “Son,” the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing. Enjoy this rich musical tradition with a wide range of classic and original songs.



Tweens & Teens



Tuesday, April 3, 6pm

Ages 10 to adult.

Join our yarn circle at the library. 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, as supplies are limited.


Game On!

Thursday, April 5, 4pm

Grades 4-12.

Play video games and in the library!

Snacks provided.


Books & Bites

Tuesday, April 10, 7pm

Grades 6-12.

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

Refreshments provided.



Free Tax Help

Monday, April 2, 9 and 16, 5-8pm

Thursday, April 5, 12 and 19, 12-3pm

Saturday, April 7 and 14, 10am-2pm

United Way of King County offers free help with your taxes. Please bring your social security card, photo ID, health insurance information, all tax statements, last year’s tax return, 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.

Drop in, no appointment needed.

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



Frankenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece with Literature and Film Scholar Lance Rhoades

Tuesday, April 10, 12pm

Author Mary Shelley was only 19 years old when she wrote this classic 200 years ago! Regarded as Gothic sensationalism when first published, Frankenstein has resonated widely in the popular imagination since. This multi-media presentation considers how Shelley addressed some of the mankind’s greatest concerns with a creation that took a life of its own.

Join meaningful conversations and programs at your local library! From film screenings and discussions to hearing from authors of your favorite books, you will find many opportunities to learn, connect and have fun!


Fairwood Afternoon Book Club

The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso

Wednesday, April 11, 12pm


Fairwood Lively Minds Book Group

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Tuesday, April 17, 7pm


Friends of the Fairwood Library Book Sale!

Saturday, April 21, 10am-4pm

Sunday, April 22, 11am-2pm

Come find some hidden treasures-shop vintage and collectable books! All proceeds support programming and services at Fairwood Library.


Reducing Anxiety through Meditation

Monday, April 23, 7pm

Life today is stressful. People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety, and their future. Many physicians and healers are promoting the proven benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. By sitting in meditation, we calm the body and the mind, and slow our brain waves to states of relaxation. Through meditation we can deal better with the stresses of life, and replace anxiety with joy and peace. Please join Ajili Hodari, Esq for this informative program. There will be a fully instructed personal meditation sitting.


Favorite Poems

Sunday, April 29, 3pm

Come celebrate Poetry Month!

We will start with a group reading of Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning.

Bring your favorite and/or original poetry to share.


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.


Fairwood Master Gardeners: Weekly Plant Clinics

Saturdays, 10am

Come to Fairwood Library on Saturday mornings for plant clinics hosted by the Fairwood Master Gardeners! Trained and certified volunteers will provide free advice and answers to questions relating to home gardening, landscape maintenance, pest management, composting and other topics.