Covington Library January Events

Covington Library

27100 164th Avenue SE

Covington, WA 98042


 January 2019 Events

Children & Families

Infant & Young Toddler Story Times

Monday, January 7, 14 and 28, 10:30am and repeated at 11:15am

Newborn to 24 months with adult, siblings welcome.

Stories, songs and fun!

Social time follows.

Toddler Story Times

Tuesday, January 8, 15 and 29, 10:30am

Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome.

Stories, songs and fun!

Family Story Times

Tuesday, January 8, 15 and 29, 11:15am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Stories, songs and fun!

Social time follows.

Block Party! LEGO @ the Library

Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6-7:30pm

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open-house.

We supply the bricks; you supply the imagination!

Puppets Please

Tuesday, January 22, 10:30am

Family program, all ages welcome with adult.

Colorful puppet characters sing and dance, roller skate, chat and jump into your lap for bear hugs!

Reading with Rover

Sunday, January 27, 1-2pm

For school-age children accompanied by an 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.


Game On!

Thursday, January 3 and 17, 4-5:30pm

Middle and high school ages.

Hang out, snack and play Switch, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

Write On!

Thursday, January 10, 4pm

Middle and high school ages.

Meet other aspiring authors and improve your craft at our teen writing circle.

Art Club

Friday, January 18, 3-5:30pm

Middle and high school ages.

Hang out with other artists and unleash your creativity through guided and not-so-guided activities.


Thursday, January 31, 4-5:30pm

Middle and high school ages.

Relax, snack, play board games or just hang out the last Thursday of each month.

Study Zone

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

While school is in session.

Grades K-12.

Drop-in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors.


Home Safety with the Washington Poison Center

Saturday, January 5, 1pm

Appropriate for children and families.

Join Arti Patel from the Washington Poison Center to discuss common household poisons, Mr Yuk as an educational prevention tool and home safety strategies. Arti will also discuss services of the Washington Poison Center. Stickers and swag will be distributed!

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm

No class on January 21.

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

Registration required. Call Green River College at 253.833.9111 ext. 2315.

Talk Time Classes

Thursday, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 6pm

Practice speaking English with other English language learners.

Citizenship Classes

Saturday, January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10am

Learn how to become a United States Citizen.

Friends of the Covington Library Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 7:30pm

This nonprofit group supports the Covington Library through fundraising, sponsorship of programs and services and increasing awareness of the library’s vital community role. Join us!

Intro to Bullet Journaling

Saturday, January 12, 1pm

Presented by Marian Huynh.

Discover a way to get organized for the new school year. Learn to plan and manage your time efficiently by creating a bullet journal. Bring a journal and several pens to the workshop.

Covington Adult Book Group

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Thursday, January 17, 2pm

Serengeti and Kilimanjaro: Safari and Mountain Tourism in Tanzania

Thursday, January 17, 6:30pm

Presented by Tim Scharks PH.D, Instructor.

Tim has traveled to Tanzania to lead climbs of Africa’s highest point, Kilimanjaro, as well as cultural tours and wildlife safaris around the country, since 2000. The presentation will focus on the geography of tourism in Tanzania, with tips and recommendations for those who might like to climb Kilimanjaro or view some of the most incredible wild areas on the planet.

Computer Classes

Register online, in person or call 253.630.8761.

One-on-One Computer Help

Saturday, January 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2pm and 2:30pm

Microsoft Word 2016 Level 1

Monday, January 7, 7pm

Microsoft Word 2016 Level 2

Monday, January 14, 7pm

Gmail Levels 1 & 2

Monday, January 28, 7pm