This Week @ the Library: Feb. 24-29

It's the last week of February, which means it's almost Leap Day and it's the last week to log the books you've read during our Winter Reading Program.

We invite you to visit your local library this week to discover something new, try out some interesting technology, or to have fun as a family. Here's some of what our 30 libraries are offering this week: 

Saving Salmon


Washington State Climatologist Nick Bond will talk about the impacts that warming oceans and environmental degradation have on dwindling Northwest salmon populations at several libraries this week. In his talk Are Salmon Doomed? Hatching a Plan to Save a Northwest Icon, Bond will explore the past, present and possible future conditions for salmon. He will share lessons on how local communities have accomplished important work to support salmon runs, but also take a hard look at the realities of climate change.

  • Oroville: 6 p.m. Feb. 25
  • Grand Coulee: 3 p.m. Feb. 26
  • Omak, 6 p.m. Feb. 26
  • Entiat, 4 p.m. Feb. 27
  • Peshastin, 6 p.m. Feb. 27

Adult STEM Night

Please join us and play Mini Golf Sphero at the Quincy Public Market. Our STEM libraries will help you build a colorful and unique obstacle course and then program a spherical robot to go through it. The event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday. Beverages are available for purchase from Jones Winery.  Event geared towards Adults. There will be other STEM activities available as well.

Celebrate Black History Month

Our Peshastin library will celebrate Black History by learning about the special community of Gee's Bend and their amazing handmade quilts. Read a story, hear a presentation about quilts and then make your own paper quilt collage in this free, all-ages event at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.


  • Cashmere: Little Bits STEM kits, 3:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Chelan: Free play with Keva planks, Legos, puzzles and games, 3 p.m. Wednesday
  • Curlew: STEM activities for ages 8-and-older, 2 p.m. Friday
  • Leavenworth: STEM Club, 3:30 p.m. Monday
  • Mattawa: Learn about magnets with mazes, sculptures, marble runs and more, 3 p.m. Wednesday
  • Moses Lake: Learn to code for ages 8-12, 4 p.m. Monday; homeschool sit & stitch, 1 p.m. Wednesday
  • Pateros: Taco sauce penny cleaning activity, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
  • Peshastin: All ages and skill level fiber arts, 1 p.m. Friday
  • Republic: Makerspace with Buffy, 3 p.m. Monday
  • Tonasket: Makerspace activities, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday; watch the movie Abominable, 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Waterville: Lego building competition, 10 a.m. Friday; clay sculpting with Dale, 1 p.m. Friday
  • Wenatchee: All ages and skill level knitting, 4 p.m. Monday


  • Brewster: Games, crafts & STEM, 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • Curlew: Drone Club, 4 p.m. Friday
  • Republic: Movie night, 5:30 p.m. Saturday


  • Curlew: Knitting group, 1 p.m. Thursday
  • Leavenworth: Meet author Julie Tate-Libby as she shares her book The Good Way: A Himalayan Journey, 6:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Moses Lake: Garden Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; sit & stitch, 4 p.m. Wednesday
  • Oroville: Coloring hour, 1 p.m. Tuesday; crafting projects, 1:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Pateros: Bring your knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery or other fiber project and work together, 11 a.m. Saturday
  • Quincy: Scrabble Club, 10 a.m. Monday
  • Republic: Arts and crafts, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.