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Puppet shows. Messy science. Fun technology. Drawing workshops. Legos. And more! Here’s a look at some of the fun programs at our libraries this week:

Author/illustrator workshops

 Children’s book authors Elisa Kleven and Erik Brooks will lead programs in several locations this week. In Kleven’s interactive
drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. Brooks will read from two of his books and then help children with their own drawings.

  • Cashmere: Elisa Kleven, 10 a.m. Friday
  • Chelan: Elisa Kleven, 3 p.m. Wednesday
  • Entiat: Elisa Kleven, 11 a.m. Monday
  • Ephrata: Elisa Kleven, 10 a.m. Thursday
  • Manson: Erik Brooks, 11 a.m. Wednesday
  • Pateros: Elisa Kleven, 4 p.m. Tuesday
  • Peshastin: Elisa Kleven, 3 p.m. Friday
  • Quincy: Elisa Kleven, 3 p.m. Monday
  • Soap Lake: Erik Brooks, 10:30 a.m. Friday
  • Twisp: Elisa Kleven, 11 a.m. Tuesday
  • Warden: Elisa Kleven, 4:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Wenatchee: Elisa Kleven, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

Makerspace & STEM programs

  • Cashmere: Stop motion movie-making for teens, 3 p.m. Tuesday; and 3D printing, 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Chelan: Learn coding with Spheros, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • Curlew: Makerspace activities, 2 p.m. Friday
  • Leavenworth: Learn coding with Spheros, 2 p.m. Friday
  • Omak: Ozobots, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
  • Quincy: Learn coding with Spheros, 10 a.m. Tuedsay
  • Oroville: STEM activities, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Tonasket: STEM activities, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday


Our three teams of puppeteers continue their tour of libraries this week, now joined by Eastmont High School teacher Mark Wavra and Wenatchee High School
teacher Brian Higgins.

  • Curlew: 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Entiat: 11 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Republic: 3 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Waterville: 3 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Wenatchee: 2 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Thursday.

It’s Not Magic, It’s Science

STEM librarian Sarah Knox & Co. demonstrate messy and exciting science experiments.

  • Curlew: 2 p.m. Thursday.
  • Republic: 10 a.m. Friday.
  • Tonasket: 3 p.m. Friday.
  • Winthrop: 2 p.m. Wednesday.


  • Cashmere: Building simple machines, 4 p.m. Monday.
  • Chelan: Lego time, 1 p.m. Saturday.
  • Ephrata: Lego Club, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Moses Lake: Lego Bingo, 2 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Quincy: Lego time, 2 p.m. Saturday.
  • Waterville: Build it!, 2 p.m. Friday.
  • Wenatchee: Teen Lego competition, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Other highlights!

  • Coulee City: Grant County PUD, 3 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Grand Coulee: Grant County PUD, 11 a.m. Wednesday; and rocks and minerals, 3 p.m. Friday
  • Leavenworth: Meet author Kay Kenyon, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Moses Lake: Popcorn & poetry for teens, 6 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Waterville: Seige engines, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Wenatchee: Magic Show with Paul, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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