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Let the kids take a break from the shopping frenzy with a stockingful of events at the Sno-Isle libraries.
Here's a sampling of boredom breakers for kids of all ages. There are tons of library events at www.sno-isle.org or call your local branch.

Arlington Library
135 N. Washington Ave.
360-435-3033
Chopped: 3 p.m. Thursday. A library foodie competition for teens.
Build It, Eat It: 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Make a mini gingerbread house.
Build-a-Book Workshop: 2 p.m. Dec. 22; ages 7 and up. Simple folding techniques create a book.

Edmonds
650 Main St.
425-771-1933
Star Tales: 2 p.m. Dec. 20. Children 5 and up learn about the winter sky through stories and activities.

Granite Falls Library
815 E Galena St.
360-691-6087
Sasquatch and Yeti and Bigfoot? Oh My: 1 p.m. Dec. 20; Are they real? School-age kids create a clay creature.
Clay Animation Workshop: 11 a.m. Dec. 21. Lukas Allenbaugh shows school-age kids how to use stop-motion animation with clay to create a movie.
Tracking the Humongous: 1 p.m. Dec. 22. Kids ages 6 to 11 play games and make crafts to learn all about elephants and wooly mammoths.

Lake Stevens
1804 Main St.
425-334-1900
Fire and Ice: 11 a.m. Dec. 20. Schoolkids have fun with Mad Science.
Let's Draw a Story: 11:15 a.m. Dec. 21. Schoolchildren learn drawing and illustration techniques.
Gingerbread Bead Necklace: 11 a.m. Dec. 22. Schoolkids can make a necklace out of gingerbread.

Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave. W.
425-778-2148
Teen gifts and games: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20. DIY gifts include book page wreath, hex nut bracelets, window clings and magnetic bookmarks.
Winter Wonderland Crafts: 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Make snowflakes and more on a craft afternoon.

Marysville
6120 Grove St.
360-658-5000
"Mr. Popper's Penguins": 10:30 a.m. Monday, movie, popcorn and drinks.
Sasquatch and Yeti and Bigfoot? Oh my! 11 a.m. Dec. 19. Discuss these mysteries and make a clay creature.

Monroe Library
1070 Village Way
360-794-7851
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides": for teens, 3 p.m. Monday. Refreshments, and one lucky teen can take home the DVD.
"Gnomeo & Juliet": 1 p.m. Dec. 19. Movie and raffle of DVD.
"Gremlins": 3 p.m. Dec. 19. Refreshments and chance to win the DVD.
Seattle Bug Safari: 1 p.m. Dec. 20. Investigate the creepy crawlers.
"Mars Needs Moms": 1 p.m. Dec. 22. Movie matinee and raffle to win the DVD.

Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Ave. W.
425-776-8722
Lego Challenge: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday , for ages 5 to 11 but parents can help with ideas. Library provides the Legos.
Mad Science: 1 p.m. Saturday. See how a vortex generator works, ride a hovercraft, learn about movie special-effects.

Snohomish
311 Maple Ave.
360-568-2898
Gingerbread House Workshop: 2 p.m. Dec. 19. Families are welcome to drop in and make a gingerbread house.
Fire and Ice: 2 p.m Dec. 20. Experiments for school-age kids with dry ice, gravity-defying beach balls and burp-flavored potion (wha-a-a?).
Winter Extravaganza: Arctic or Antarctic? 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Learn about the opposite poles with games and crafts.

Sultan Library
319 Main St. No. 100
360-793-1695
Candy house workshop: 11 a.m. Dec. 19. School-age kids can make it and take it.
Holiday Card Crafternoon: 1 to 4 p.m Dec. 23. Kids of all ages make cards to send.
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