Children and teens can head on down to their local library for some great summer entertainment.
Here’s a sample of what’s going on this week. Check the Everett Public Library calendar at www.wpls.org, or Sno-Isle Libraries’ at www.sno-isle.org for the full roster. P.S. They’re all offered for free.
Everett and Evergreen libraries: That zany musician and author known as Caspar Babypants will entertain the entire family with his funny lyrics and catchy beat from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the main library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.; and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way.
Edmonds Library: It’s an outdoor movie indoors for ages 12 to 18 to watch “The Muppets” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Bring a blanket to stretch out under the stars (twinkling lights), munch on free popcorn and maybe win a DVD of the movie. Call 425-771-1933 or go online to register. The Edmonds Library is at 650 Main St.
Lake Stevens Library: Don your jammmies, kids, for Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The evening’s events include stories, songs and all-around family fun. Call 425-334-1900 for more information. ind the Lake Stevens Library at 1804 Main St.
Langley Library: The Pacific Science Center is presenting two programs Friday, “Travel Through the Night” at 10 a.m. and “Plan-It Mars” at 11:30 a.m.
“Travel” takes children ages 4 to 8 on a tour of the some of the constellations and how they got their names. Kids can build a constellation out of toothpicks and marshmallows and take home their own star map.
Kids ages 8 and up can see what it takes to plan a trip to Mars in the second program. They’ll learn to guide the Mars Rover and study the surface of the Red Planet.
Both programs require registration by calling 360-221-4383 or go online as space is limited to 32 kids at each. The Langley Library is located at 104 2nd St.
Marysville Library: Teens in grades six through 12 can compete against each other in the Super Smash Bros. tournament from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday. Energy boosters (snacks and drinks) provided. Call 360-658-5000 or go online to register. Marysville branch is at 6120 Grove St.
Mountlake Terrace Library: Teens (over age 12, please) can enjoy a double feature of “Fast Five” and “Real Steel” while downing free popcorn and soda Wednesday. The movies go from 2 to 6 p.m. and two lucky attendees will take home a DVD. Parents, call 425-776-8722 if you have questions about the content. The library is at 23300 58th Ave. W.
Mukilteo Library: Children and families can celebrate the Sno-Isle Libraries 50th year Saturday with Cyndi Soup and her traveling troupe, Gus Puppy and Rustle Crow. Soup and her mates regale the troops with pirate tales and tunes between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 425-493-8202 for more information. The Mukilteo Library is located at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.
Snohomish Library: Children and families can decorate a cloth drawstring pouch with fabric paints at the Imagination Station from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Call 360-568-2898. The library is located at 311 Maple Ave.
Meanwhile up in Darrington: the library is continuing its “Things That Go Bump in the Night” film series Wednesday nights for ages 11 to 19. Here’s the upcoming lineup:
Wednesday: “The Haunting in Connecticut” is about a family’s terrifying time when they move into a house that was once a funeral parlor occupied by a, er, a demonic messenger.
July 25: “The Uninvited” haunts two kids after their mother’s mysterious death and their father brings in a cruel new fiance.
Aug. 1: “The Others” features another haunted house, a mansion in England, where two children and their mother encounter ghosts and other supernatural happenings.
Call 360-436-1600 for questions about these scarifying flicks. The Darrington Library is located at 1005 Cascade St.