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Library news roundup

Here’s a roundup of news from the Seattle Public Library.

The Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., is hosting a Bikes for Books reading program from now through Saturday, Dec. 13. Children in first through third grades can enter their names once for every 10 books they read. One girl and one boy will each win a bike, helmet and bike lock. Winners will be chosen at the drawing at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13 and must be present to win. Certificates of accomplishment will be presented to all participants.

High school students applying for college can bring their college application materials to a workshop to receive help with their applications, personal statements and essays. The nearest workshop to our neighborhood is at the Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

If you’re looking for something to keep your kids occupied during Thanksgiving week, there’s a variety of activities at most library branches. These are the branches nearest us hosting events:

Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W.:

  • 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 — All Ages Board Game Night – Bring your friends and family to play a board game: Blokus, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Jenga, Scrambled States of America and more.

Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.:

  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24: Bow-Wows and Books – Practice your reading with certified reading dogs.
  • Family Movies — Children, tweens and teens can bring pillows to sit on and watch movies while their parents and teachers are having conferences. Space is limited and free tickets are required. Tickets available at the circulation desk 30 minutes before each film.
  1. 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 – “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (PG).
  2. 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (PG).
  3. 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 – “Earth to Echo” (PG).
  4. 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 – “Catching Fire” (PG-13).

For a full list of activities at each branch, see the library’s website.