LIBRARY BOOK GROUP: Mount Vernon City Library Lunchtime Book Group meets at 12:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the library, 315 Snoqualmie St. New readers welcome.

GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society volunteers are available to assist the public with genealogy research from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday each month at the Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave., Burlington. 360-757-6224, or

At local libraries

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St.

n They DIY Club, for kids in kindergarten to fifth grade, each month will make something different. First Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.

n Middle school DIY Club, for grades 6-8. Try something new each month.

n Techwise Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Drop in with your mobile devices or laptops for hands-on help with downloading library e-books, audiobooks, movies, music and more; learning computer basics; trying new software or internet applications; signing up for Microsoft IT Academy; and any other tech questions.

n Wednesday evening programs begin at 7 p.m., after regular library hours; no library services will be available. See website for complete schedule.

360-293-1910, ext. 21, or

Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave.

n Play and Learn: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. An all-age story time focusing on the five early literacy skills: singing, talking, reading, playing and writing.


Central Skagit Sedro-Woolley Library, 802 Ball St., Sedro-Woolley

n Adult Book Club, 5 p.m. fourth Tuesday.

n Woolley Writers Group (adults): 5 p.m. first Tuesday and 5 p.m. third Wednesday.

n English Conversation Club: 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

n Teen Anime Club: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays.

n Teen Dungeons & Dragons: 5-8 p.m. Mondays.

n Teen Advisory Council of Students: 3-4 p.m. fourth Wednesday.

n Preschool Storytime: 11:15 a.m. Mondays.

n Baby & Me: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

n Pokemon Club: 5-6 p.m. Mondays.

360-755-3985 or

La Conner Regional Library, 614 Morris St.


Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St.

n Drop-in Student Computer Lab: grades K-12, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Access websites and programs to help complete homework assignments or sharpen computer skills. Free.

n Play & Learn: math, science and literacy activities for ages 2-6 and their caregivers, 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

n LEGO Building for all ages, 3-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2-4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

n Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

n Baby Storytime for those through age 2, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.

n Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

n Travels with SKOOB for ages 6-8, 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. Explore a new destination each week through stories and art activities.


Oak Harbor Library, 1000 S.E. Regatta Drive


Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW

n Explore Summer Finale: Under the Night Sky — Monday, Aug. 26. Explore the amazing celestial objects of our home solar system inside the Museum of Flight’s portable planetarium. For children ages 6 and up. Limited space; please pre-register. Session 1: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Session 2: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Held at the Community Resource Center of Stanwood Camano.

n Explore Summer Finale: Our Changing Moon — Monday, Aug. 26. Explore the mythology and science of our moon, and its changing phases, inside the Museum of Flight’s portable planetarium. For kids ages 7 and up. Limited space; please preregister. Session 1: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Session 2: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Held at the Community Resource Center of Stanwood Camano.


Upper Skagit Library, 45770B Main St., Concrete

n Knit and Crochet with Sylvia: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, in the conference room at the East County Resource Center.

n Drop-in Computer Tutoring: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, for computers, smartphones and tablets.

n Storytime: 11 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday of the month. or 360-853-7939

At Village Books: 1200 11th St., Bellingham.

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