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Sea Monster Myths

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to the WET Science Center at 2pm to discover mythical sea creatures from around the world and close to home. You’ll learn about scary deep sea legends from different cultures, and learn the real life inspirations for many of those stories. After the presentation we will host a Create-a-Creature workshop where you can flex your creative muscles to design your own Puget Sound-inspired marine myth! 

Chinese New Year Crafts

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Chinese New Year falls on February 8this year – come celebrate the coming Year of the Monkey with arts and crafts projects. Stop by anytime to make a dragon mask, paper lanterns, lucky fish, or door hangers to welcome good fortune into your home.

Art-Rageous Science

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to the WET Science Center and learn how art and science can join forces, and create some science-inspired art to take home! Crystalizing watercolors, pH painting, and much more. 

Defeating Racism Today: What does it Take?

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Does the eradication of racist laws really combat institutionalized racism? How does subtle and sometimes hidden institutionalized racism affect the citizens, economy, and future of Washington state? Abram talks about the history of racism and how it affects specific groups in our society today. This program is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

All library programs are free and open to the public.  Feel free to call the library with any questions!  360-352-0595.

Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave SE

Justice Pursued: A Legal Perspective on Palestine and the Rachel Corrie Case

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hussein abu Hussein, lead attorney for the family of Rachel Corrie in their civil lawsuit in Israel will speak in Olympia, Wednesday, November 18, about the current situation in Israel/Palestine, institutionalized discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel, and outcomes of the Corrie civil lawsuit in Israeli courts.  He will be joined by Cindy and Craig Corrie, parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie. 
The event takes place at the Olympia Center (222 Columbia St.

It's Not Rocket Science. It's Robotics Science!

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Be inspired as a robotics scientist tells the story of 100 years of spinal cord research that is paying off - helping us better understand neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy. Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas has a BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College, an MsEng from Queens University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He is the keynote speaker at this year's 13th Annual Latino Youth Summit. This program will occur after regular library hours and no other services will be available.

All library programs are free and open to the public; feel free to call the library with any questions!  360-352-0595.

Fairy Tea Party

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk at our annual children's Fairy Tea Party!  Kids can dress in costume and enjoy a fairy tea and activities so exciting they're magical. Dancers from Ballet Northwest will also be performing two dances from the Nutcracker ballet. Free tickets will be available at the Tumwater Library information desk, beginning Friday, October 23. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.


Location: Tumwater Timberland Library, 7023 New Market St SW, Tumwater WA 98501.

Phone: 360-943-7790.

Intercity Transit route 12/13.  


Parenting Plus: Positive Discipline

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Olympia Timberland Library- 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia.
Contact: 360-352-0595

Description: Positive Discipline is a workshop designed to give parents a clear vision, goals and techniques to facilitate healthy discipline. Candyce Lund Bollinger has been a parent educator at South Puget Sound Community College for the past 32 years and has offered private parenting services for 28 years. This presentation is part of a series of three offered by the Tumwater, Olympia and Lacey Timberland libraries that focus on the topics of bullying, discipline, and divorce/blended families.

Rachel Corrie Foundation: Community Lunch with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Please join us for lunch and to welcome Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, psychiatrist M.D. and Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) at noon, Friday, October 16, at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, in downtown Olympia.  

Beginning Genealogy Workshop

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Olympia Genealogical Society members will help workshop participants gain the skills they need to begin their family history research. Participants should check in at 9 a.m., before the library opens, at the 9th and Adams Exit Only doors to the library in the SE corner of the parking lot. Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Register online, in person, or by phone at 360-352-0595 beginning Tuesday, October 13.


Location: Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA. (360) 352-0595.


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