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Check your local library for activities and fun programs this summer.

Be a Hero in Our CSI Lab: Don't Miss a Clue

Presented by Witty Scientists.
Can you solve the crime? Learn to use your senses when investigating a crime scene. Observation and deduction are key to collecting evidence and discovering how science is used in criminal investigations. Learn to record a crime scene, place tent cards, and analyze trash.
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Be a Hero in Our CSI Lab: Every Contact Leaves a Trace

Presented by Witty Scientists.
Can you solve the crime? Investigate what is left at the crime scene as you dust for fingerprints, examine hair specimens, and cast footprints. Discover how science is used in criminal investigations.
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Be a Hero in Our CSI Lab: Analyze These

Presented by Witty Scientists.
Can you solve the crime using chemistry to analyze evidence? Suspicious substances, burned documents, and mystery powders are all left at the crime scene. Learn how a forensic chemist assists in a criminal investigation.
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Be a Hero in Our CSI Lab: Secrets Revealed in DNA

Presented by Witty Scientists.
Can you solve the crime using biology? Feel like a forensic biologist as you examine DNA, make teeth impressions, and perform bone identification to aid criminal investigations.
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Becoming Stalking Wolf

Presented by Kim Shelton and Kyle Koch.
Listen to stories about how our ancestors developed real super-natural abilities to connect to the natural world and survive in a harsh environment. Discover how you can reawaken these ancient skills and abilities.
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Behind Advertising Hype: The Science of Lotions

Presented by Witty Scientists.
When was the last time you read the label on your lotion container? How many ingredients does it take to make a good product? Should you believe all the claims made by the manufacturer? Learn to examine product labels, evaluate claims, and discover the basic chemistry of lotions. Then, make a lotion of your own.
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Bucket Drumming Remix Workshop

Presented by Ian Dobson.
People all over the world have used their creativity and resourcefulness to make musical instruments from recycled materials. Learn about the development of steel drums, syncopation, pitch, and sound waves. Then use recycled bucket drums to create an original digital recorded remix.
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Comic Book Creator

Presented by Bricks4Kidz.
Explore the artistic form of comic book design as you learn to create your personalized edition. Create your own characters, develop story lines, and incorporate pictures of actual sets, all designed with LEGO® Bricks! After creating scenes, snap pictures and upload them to create a comic book.
Please register.
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Creating Cosplay Accessories: Foam Smithing Workshop

Presented by Jade Cheung, Artic Phoenix Studios.
Have you ever wondered how cosplayers and prop builders create amazing props and accessories out of a common material like foam? In this workshop, you will be introduced to several types of foam and adhesives, learn how to work with them and use basic surface treatments to make your own prop or accessory. All materials provided.
Please register.
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Drawing Concept Spaceships for Sci-Fi Projects

Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti.
What are the myths of space travel in popular media? What would a futuristic design really look like? Learn to draw spaceships using basic shapes from this published author and illustrator who will also discuss drawing, perspective and observation techniques. No drawing experience required.
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EpicWrite: Live-Action Story

Presented by Epicwrite.
Ceate your own original characters then use a series of game cards and outdoor locations to create an interactive story based on the Hero's Journey. As you write what is happening, you will end up with a story to share.
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EpicWrite: Planet of the Writers Workshop

Presented by EpicWrite.
Do people look at you strangely when you discuss your story characters as if they were real? Come to a planet where there are other writers and let an expert help you create your own form of mayhem with words, sentences and paragraphs.
Please register.
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Introduction to EV3 Robotics

Presented by Bricks4Kidz.
Complete a robot and watch what it can do! Infrared components, sensors, logic, arithmetic mean, and other robotic concepts will be touched upon.
Please register.
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Forensics 101: Fingerprints Science Workshop

Presented by Pacific Science Center.
How can a fingerprint be used to solve a crime? Using your own fingerprints, learn the step-by-step process used in criminal investigations.
Please register.
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Forensics 101: Codes Workshop

Presented by Pacific Science Center.
Can a code help solve a crime? Discover the tools and methods used in criminal investigations and discover how to crack the code.
Please register.
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Forensics 101: Powers of Observation Workshop

Presented by Pacific Science Center.
Can you tell when someone is lying? How much can you remember about a person or event after the fact? Criminal investigators rely upon powers of observation to solve mysteries. Test your own visual memory and use microscopes to view evidence.
Please register.
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Forensics 101: Handwriting and Chromatography Workshop

Presented by Pacific Science Center.
How can handwriting analysis help to solve crimes? Using your own handwriting, discover the ways forensic scientists evaluate and decipher handwriting as part of a criminal investigation.
Please register.
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Forensics 101: DNA Fingerprinting Workshop

Presented by Pacific Science Center.
How can DNA evidence by used to solve crimes? Learn where to find DNA, how to obtain a sample and how to use science to examine evidence to solve a crime.
Please register.
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Heroes of History: Knights in Shining Armor Show

Presented by Knights of Veritas.
The knights of the Middle Ages were not only heroes in their own time. Today, books, video games, movies and television bring provide stories of their bravery and heroic deeds. Come learn about authentic re-creations of weapons and artifacts.
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How to Create the Perfect Super Villain Art Workshop

Presented by Erik Albidress of Albidress FX Studio.
Be mesmerized by classic comic book villains! Then work in teams to design and sculpt your own villainous creation. All materials provided.
Please register.
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Create Memes, Hashtags & GIFS

Presented by Reel Grrls.
The Internet is a great place to share ideas with others. Learn about the basics of creating memes, hashtags and GIFS – to get your voice heard in a responsible way.
Please register.
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Is a Seahawk a Real Bird? Art Workshop

Presented by Molly Hashimoto.
We all love the Seahawks but in this program you will study real birds and taxidermy specimens from the Seattle Audubon Society and learn to draw, paint and identify various species of hawks and eagles.
Please register.
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Lucha Libre Masks Art Workshop

Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, Art Maranth School of Art.
Learn about the history of Lucha Libre, a form of professional wrestling that is part of Mexican art and culture. Create your own personalized 3D Luchador mask using traditional colors and patterns. All materials provided.
Please register.
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Master Payne's Circus of Adventure Magic Show

Presented by Master Payne.
Discover your inner spark by entering the fantastic world of Agatha Hetrodyne, Girl Genius. This magic show is pulled directly from the pages of the Hugo Award winning Graphic Novel, Girl Genius, by the magician who inspired a character in the story.
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Use Mobile Sway to Make Media that Persuades People to Take Action

Presented by Reel Grrls.
Do big social issues and injustice like Tamir Rice, or harassment make you want to take a stand and call others to action? Learn how to take your message and create a video to rally others to your cause. This will be an action packed class to give you the skills to watch, analyze and create a powerful message crafted by you – with technology you already have – like your phone. Please register.
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Mysteries of the Deep - Cephalopods in Puget Sound

Presented by Seattle Aquarium.
What marine animal has bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head with a brain and set of arms and sometimes tentacles too? Learn about cephalopods, some of our amazing underwater neighbors, by observing a squid dissection.
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Picasso Cubism Superheroes Art Workshop

Presented by Amaranta Ibarra-Sandys, Art Maranth School of Art.
Using the work of famous artist Pablo Picasso as a starting point, draw and illustrate super heroes blending abstract, cubism, and pop art styles. All materials provided.
Please register.
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Rap Hard Writing Workshop

Presented by Suntonio Bandanaz, Rap Hard Academy.
This professional rapper will demonstrate how you can use current events and personal experiences to compose a piece that reflects individual identity. Learn how each person's culture makes them unique, and how life events can be shared and used to infuse your writing with creative flare.
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Recreate Historic Sword Battles

Presented by Foam Sword Parties, LLC.
Search for your inner hero and learn a little history through exciting simulated battles. Discover what it might have been like to be a warrior in ancient times. Activities are organized in a safe and fun environment with instruction and all equipment provided.
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Robot Garage

Presented by The Museum of Flight.
Learn about the science and history of robots and the latest achievements of robots in space, on Earth and in the home. Use the Museum's robotics kits to explore the basic engineering skills required to build a successful extra-terrestrial rover.
Please register.
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Secrets of Magic Unmasked Workshop

Presented by Jeff Evans.
Amaze your friends with feats of magic! Learn impromptu tricks using ordinary items or unlock the technology in your smartphone or tablet to seriously fry some gray matter. After this workshop, you will be able to practice and perform magic. All materials provided.
Please register.
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Sumi Art Workshop

Explore what you can create using authentic sumi painting tools of handmade brushes, handmade rice paper and sumi (ink). You will leave the workshop, presented by Japanese art specialists Midori Thiel or Hae Sung Yoon, with a completed sumi painting.
Please register.
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Learn to Create Stop Motion Animation


Presented by Bricks4Kidz (list franchise).
Lights, camera and building bricks combined with computer software and your creativity allow you to tell your story complete with music, special effects and all your favorite characters. Plan, script, stage and film your own stop motion animation feature.
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Vlogging 101


Presented by: Reel Grrls.
Video + Blogging = Vlogging. Learn the basics of how to get started in the world of vlogging. From how to set up easy camera shots, basic editing, finding your voice and where to post your vlogs.
Please register.
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Write Your Novel Now Writing Workshop


Presented by Karen Finneyfrock.
Do you have an idea for a novel you haven't been able to get on paper? Are you working on a writing project that keeps getting longer and longer? Learn to create a log line for your stories, work with the elements of a scene and create complex characters with flaws while outlining major plot points.
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Unmask your Video Game Talent: Wii U Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament


Battle it out for SSBB supremacy! Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!
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Unmask Your Skills Talent Show


Do you have a talent that you would like to show the world? Come to the library and showcase it. Jokes, songs, magic, dances, poetry, art project or anything else!
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Unmask Your Beauty Spa Day


Learn how to make your own beauty products, paint your nails and create your own lip balm. Come away feeling relaxed and refreshed!
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Unmask Your Ick-Grossology


Do you want to learn interesting and disgusting facts about the human body? Do you want to learn how to create something gross? Are you brave enough to stick your hand into mystery boxes? Can you identify poisonous spiders and snakes? Come and play fun activities! Snacks provided-if you've even got an appetite left.
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Unmask Your Melody Music Extravaganza


Celebrate your musical side! Sing, dance, play instruments! Rock Band, Dance Central and Guitar Hero! Music inspired crafts and refreshments provided.
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Last Updated: 06/18/15