Local libraries have a lot happening to keep students occupied and learning over the holiday break. Here are just a few of the events:
Science and crafts: Winter science projects using dry ice, cardboard and more, along with winter art projects such as woven stars and marble magnets, are scheduled at multiple Sno-Isle Libraries branches through the break. Registration is required for many of the science programs. More info: sno-isle.org/events.
Puppet show: Heartwood Storytelling presents “The Magic Tree” shadow puppet show, followed by a puppet-making workshop, 2-3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. All ages. More info: 425-778-2148.
Craft Day: A drop-in Winter Craft Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Sultan Library, 319 Main St. All ages. More info: 360-793-1695.
Movie Matinee: Eat popcorn and watch “Cars 3,” 2-4 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. More info: 425-493-8202.
Beatrix Potter play: See the children’s play “The Tailor of Gloucester,” based on the Beatrix Potter book, at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 or 11 a.m. Dec. 21 at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW. More info: 360-629-3132.
Winter crafts: Families with children ages 3 and older can enjoy winter crafts, 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. More info: 425-257-8030.
Games: Teens ages 15-19 can gather to play card games and board games, 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851.
Robot Garage: Use robotics kits to build an extraterrestrial rover with Museum of Flight staff, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Mariner Library, 520 128th St. SW. Ages 5-14. Registration required. More info: 425-423-9017.
Puppet show: An “In-the-round Marionettes Variety Show” is presented 2-3 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. For elementary-age kids. More info: 425-771-1933.
Pizza and books: Teens are invited to bring a favorite book for show-and-tell and enjoy some pizza, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. For ages 12-17. Registration required. More info: 425-257-8030.
Magic show: Magician Jeff Evans presents his “Holiday Magic” show, 11 a.m. to noon Dec. 30 at the Lake Stevens Library (1804 Main St.), and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Marysville Library (6120 Grove St.). A trained reindeer that does card tricks. A drawing of Santa that comes to life. Registration is required for the Lake Stevens event. More info: 425-334-1900, 360-658-5000.
Get a letter from the North Pole
Kids are invited to mail letters to Santa at a special holiday mailbox outside the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center at the corner of Fifth Avenue N and Bell Street in Edmonds. Santa and his elves will reply back.
Parents might want to be sure their child’s letter gets dropped off by Dec. 20, however, since after that things get mighty busy for the jolly old elf up north.
More info: 425-670-1496, www.edmondswa.com