Summer events at the Blaine Library

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) recently rolled out its list of summer events and activities for readers of all ages and interests. Take a look at what’s in store at the Blaine Library from now through August:

Friends of the Blaine Library Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Book Sale: 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, July 3–4. The event is the biggest book sale of the year.

Zero Waste Lifestyle – Moisturizer and Coffee Body Scrub: 1–2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 8. Registration for this event is required and features Zero Waste Bloggers Network author
Jenica Barrett.

LEGO Show and Tell: 10:30–11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11. Bring original works of art for display.

Creating Communities – Weaving Indra’s Net in Whatcom County: Noon–3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. Local artist Debra Goldman will be on the scene to create community-generated artwork with the help of guests.

Cactus If You Can: 10:30–11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 18. Share a cactus story, learn cactus facts and upcycle objects into a cactus of your own.

“Doctor Who” Day: 2–4 p.m., Saturday, July 22. Whovians of all ages are invited to stop by and relish in some “Doctor Who” trivia, crafts, treats and more.

Mr. Mike and His Story Bike: 10:30–11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 25. This show makes use of Japanese storytelling tools to rouse a crowd.

Kids’ Craft Fair: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 1. Kids age five to 13 have the opportunity to sell crafts and treats.

Shiver Me Timbers! Fun at the Library: Noon–3 p.m., Saturday, August 5. This event is full of pirate stories and fun.

Summer Lock-in Party: 6:15–9 p.m., Friday, August 11. This is an after-hours party planned by teens. Registration is required.

Genealogy – How One Family’s History Emerged Through the Mists of Time: 10:30 a.m.–noon, Saturday, August 12. Local resident Heather Parks tells her story about uncovering a family mystery.

Walking with the Penguins: 6:30–8 p.m., Wednesday, August 23. Participants are invited to learn about penguins, seals and birds on the Antarctic Peninsula.


Learn to Play Chess: 6:30–8 p.m. on Tuesdays, with the exception of July 4. Kids in grades K–12, and parents too, are invited to stop by and build their chess-playing skills.

Fun with LEGO Robotics: 6:30–8 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Ages 10 and up are welcome to learn how to build LEGO MINDSTORMS robots.

Books and Bites: 1–2:30 p.m. on the third Friday of the month. The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline and The Point of Vanishing by Howard Axelrod will be the focus of each event.

Your Tech Learning: 2–3 p.m. on Thursdays. This activity offers one-on-one, half-hour
computer tutoring.

Needlework at the Library: 6–8 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Guests are invited to bring their own work in progress.

Travel with Lawrence Pang: 6:30–8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. Local resident and traveler takes guests on
virtual tours.

English Conversation Class: 3:30–4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. This free class helps participants’ brush up their English speaking skills.

Teen Minecraft: 3–5 p.m. on Thursdays. This is the place for Minecraft enthusiasts

Teen Tuesday: 3–4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Teens are welcome to make crafts, read books and make a friend or two.

Fun with Snap Circuits: 3–4:30 p.m. on Fridays. This activity offers demonstrations of electric circuits. Participants can make a doorbell, flying saucer or join other activities.

LEGO Club: 3–4:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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