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Book cafe scheduled

The Snohomish School District’s Book Café is delivering free books for students to read during summer. Watch for the Book Café vehicle on Mondays and Tuesdays from July 1 to Aug. 20 at the following locations in Snohomish:

9:45 a.m. Mondays, Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second St.

11 a.m. Mondays, Three Rivers Mobile Home Park, 1302 Elliot Road

10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Plantation Mobile Home Park, 9425 56th St. SE

11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Snohomish Mobile Home Park, 1330 Ave. D

11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Circle H Mobile Home Park, 6413 123rd Ave. SE

12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave.

These elementary school libraries in the Snohomish School District will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, from July 2 to Aug. 20: Cascade View Elementary, Dutch Hill Elementary, Machias Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary.

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Lynnwood mayor’s speech

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the City address Thursday morning. The speech and related activities are planned from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711, 196th St. SW.

It’s free and open to the public.

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Garden exhibit

Schack Art Center’s biannual exhibit, Art of the Garden, kicks off from 5 to 8 p.m. June 20 at the center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. It runs through Aug. 31.

The show features a large offering from dozens of artists to enhance the garden, and to bring the garden into the home. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

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Spanish storytime

Sing songs and hear stories, all in Spanish, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell Everett Hwy., Mill Creek. Children and caregivers of all ages and languages are welcome.

Escuche cuentos y cante canciones en español en Mill Creek Library, 2 p.m. Sábado. Niños y cuidadores de todas edades e idiomas son bienvenidos.

More info: Call 425-337-4822 or go to

Plant sale and raffle

Starts and mature plants are on sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. There also will be a raffle at 4 p.m. Tickets are $1 each.

The annual plant sale is an event for “all gardeners and bargain-seekers, with some great plants at ridiculously low prices,” according to the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens monthly newsletter. All proceeds go to the care of the arboretum.

More info: 425-257-8597

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