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Everett history on film

The Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room continues its Hands On History series with a viewing of the rare film, “Life in Everett 1946,” from the library archives, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The 45-minute film offers a candid glimpse at post-World War II Everett.

More info: 425-257-8000

Harry Potter bookmarks

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and the Stanwood Library celebrates with a craft session making Harry Potter-themed origami bookmarks, 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The library is at 9701 271st St. NW. All ages welcome.

More info: 360-629-3132

Coffee with the City

Mountlake Terrace officials hold a Coffee with the City event, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW. This is an updated date due to scheduling conflicts.

Ask questions, give input on city services or just listen.

More info: cityofmlt.com, 425-744-6206

Eric Ode concert

The Mukilteo Library wraps up its school-year storytime series at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with a concert by Eric Ode and his puppet friend, Zeb. The library is at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

More info: 425-493-8202

Everett kids show off innovative projects

The Everett School District Innovation Expo is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Students from every school in the district will show what they are learning in science, technology, engineering and math.

More info: everettsd.org/expo

HEADS UP

Having a garage sale?

Garage sale season is ramping up. If you’re planning to have one, keep in mind that signs of any kind should not be posted on utility poles, traffic signs or public structures, nor in a public right of way like a sidewalk.

In Marysville, signs may be displayed no more than three days before the sale and must be removed within 24 hours of the sale. Marysville residents are permitted no more than two sale events for any home per year, and they can’t last more than three consecutive days.

Everett has the same rules. And residents are reminded to remove unsold items from their yards when the sale is over.

Lynnwood is more stringent. Signs can be placed no more than one day before a sale — and you’re only allowed three signs off your own property. They also must be no bigger than four square feet.

Monroe may have the longest list of garage sale sign do’s and don’ts. There are detailed rules about where signs that help folks find your sale can be placed, as well as what times of day. The rules even limit what you can write on the signs. Signs that break the rules can be confiscated, and you’ll need to pay $25 to get them back.

Look up your city’s municipal code for local rules.

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