Author: Michelle McNiel

Learn about the stars and universe at the library!

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will give an awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining program about the universe — from the very small to the very large in this exciting family program. Following the formal presentation and weather permitting, everyone is invited to go outside to view celestial objects in the night sky through […]

Spring break at the library

Libraries around North Central Washington are offering several great activities for kids over spring break this year. First — Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will perform the book “Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions” at several North Central Regional Library branches during spring break week. The free performance brings to life the children’s book by Chris […]

Popular library program returns this month

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will perform Ada’s Violin — the true story about the Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay — at several libraries in North Central Washington this month. The free performance is based on the children’s book by Susan Hood, which tells the story of Ada Ríos growing up in a slum outside of […]

Libraries offer story and illustration workshops

Award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Elisa Kleven will visit several of our libraries next week, starting with Entiat on Monday! In her interactive drawing and story-making workshops, children will develop their own characters, build stories around them, and then create mixed-medium artwork of their own. In addition to Entiat, she will be at our Quincy, […]

Don’t overthink your summer play dates

A week into summer vacation my kids were already muttering the “B” word. Not too loudly, though, because we have a list of chores designed especially for bored children. But they were missing the daily interaction with their friends and a day packed with activity. They were asking for play dates. Lots of them. And […]