Maple Valley Library Dec. 2018 Events

Children & Families

The Gingerbread Man Puppet Show

Saturday, December 1, 10:30am

Presented by Penny’s Puppets

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

The gingerbread man longs for fun and escapes from Granny’s kitchen to have an adventure. Will he find a safe place for his heart?

Free tickets will be available at the front desk beginning Monday, November 26.


Family Pajama Story Times

Monday, December 3 and 10, 7pm

Ages 3 to 7 with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!


Preschool Story Times

Tuesday, December 4 and 11, 10:30am

Ages 3 to 7 with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Playtime follows.


Preschool Story Times

Wednesday, December 5 and 12, 10:30am

Ages 3 to 7 with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Playtime follows.


Voices 4 Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 18, 7pm

All ages welcome, ages 12 and younger with adult.

Join local jazz quartet Voices 4 for an evening filled with great vocal hits from the past. Be prepared to stroll down memory lane as Voices 4 bring holiday favorites to life a cappella and with the accompaniment of keyboard, bass, and drums. Selections include: “Here We Come A Caroling,” “Up on the Housetop,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and more!



Tweens & Teens

Study Zone

Tuesday, December 4, 11 and 18, 5pm

Grades K-12.

Need a study buddy? Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for FREE homework help from a volunteer tutor.


Teen Advisory Board

Tuesday, December 11, 4pm

Grades 6-12.

Make new friends and lean into leadership as a Teen Advocate! Discuss topics that matter to you and have Voice in library programs for tweens and teens. Earn volunteer credit as you attend meetings and work with the Teen Services Librarian to create, plan, and promote community-focused events. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome!


Game On!

Thursday, December 13, 4pm

For tweens and teens.

Come to Thunderbird Common Room for Game On console gaming and Wizarding World activities. Stop by to play Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PS3, and Xbox games or just hang out with friends.

A World of Wizardry Awaits at Your Library! Visit to find more events.




Maple Valley Library Guild Meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 6:30pm

The Maple Valley Library Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the library through fundraising and sponsorship of programs and services.

All are welcome!


One-on-One Computer Help

Thursday, December 6, 13 and 20, 2pm

Get help for your computers and technology questions from a Tech Tutor Volunteer! Drop in to a session or call ahead for an appointment.


Rock Painting for Adults

Sunday, December 9, 2pm

Drop-in for an afternoon of painting rocks at the library. Paint your own design on a rock to keep, give away, or hide for someone else to enjoy. No instructor, so bring your creativity! Paint supplies and rocks will be available, but limited. Feel free to bring your own.


Maple Valley Library Tuesday Evening Book Group

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Tuesday, December 11, 7pm


Between the Covers/Wednesday Morning Book Group

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Wednesday, December 12, 10am


Internet Level 1

Thursday, December 13, 7pm

Explore the benefits of the Internet including navigation, searches, safety and security. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.

Registration begins November 29 online, in person or call 425.432.4620.