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August 2020


Support the RBCA by buying a Richmond Beach face mask

Comfortable layered cotton jersey face masks with nose wire for a snug fit. Choose from our classic black RB Oval mask, or the heather blue Orca mask. Adult masks have soft elastic that secures around the head. Youth masks come with easy elastic ear loops. These limited-edition face coverings are comfortable, breathable, washable, and only $8.00. They will be available for purchase on our website soon. Stay tuned for more details


Shoreline Has Gratitude

Who has made a difference to you and your family? Nominate someone for recognition. Do you have a neighbor or know someone who lives and/or works in Shoreline who has made a difference? Are you one of those people? Send your shout-outs to  Constance Perenyi at no later than August 21.

Sidewalk Art Appreciation

Throughout August, use sidewalk chalk to draw a colorful thank you message on your driveway or sidewalk. Make it big enough for people to see as they walk or drive by. Remember to be safe. Keep your distance from cars and stay at least six feet away from other people. Wash your hands well after you finish your drawing. Please share your thank you messages on social media with the hashtag #iheartshoreline.

Yard Sign Art

Even though we won’t get to enjoy our usual Celebrate Shoreline events throughout the City, residents can still celebrate our City’s anniversary. This year is a milestone –Shoreline became a city 25 years ago! Decorate a celebratory yard sign to put in your yard or window, or add it to a parade of signs in the Park at Town Center along the Interurban Trail between August 9 and 17. The yard signs give you a starting point with the words CELEBRATE SHORELINE outlined at the top. You get to add your own creative touches. Use your imagination as you celebrate your City! Please share pictures of your sign on social media with the hashtag #iheartshoreline.

Chalk and Sign Pickup

The City of Shoreline will distribute both sidewalk chalk and yard signs to decorate, free of charge. The number of available yard signs is limited, so only one per household, please. First come, first served. Pick-up times are:

Saturday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Near the Shoreline Farmers Market
At the corner of 155th Ave and Westminster Way North.
For your convenience please park near the China Buffet and you will find the pick-up station next to the Food Truck.

Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue North
City Hall is closed to the public, but you will be able to pick up your materials on the plaza outside the building. Park in the lot (turn off Midvale) and walk towards the City Hall doors.

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
Spartan Recreation Center
202 NE 185th Street
Spartan is closed to the public, but you will be able to pick up outside the building in front of the main entry.

Can Castle Contest

Sculptures may be created anytime between August 3 – 16
Are you looking for ways to be creative this summer and help the community at the same time? Then be a part of the Shoreline Can Castle Contest!
We are facing unprecedented times of struggle in our community with people fighting to put food on the table. In an effort to help stock the shelves at Hopelink and ensure that our community has access to healthy foods, the City of Shoreline is hosting its first ever can castle competition, a creative way to collect much-needed food and have fun at the same time  For a list of the most-needed foods and registration, visit the Can Castle event page.  


The Shoreline Farmers Market  Open on Saturdays through October 3, 10 am to 3 pm (note the market is closed on Saturday, July 4). 
Corner Westminster Way & 155th

Put on your mask, shop, support the market and farmers!
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden and MsK Nursery
20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline 
Will be open in July & August on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Garden and Nursery guests are asked to adhere to COVID-19 health & safety guidelines. 
Richmond Beach Library Curbside service starting August 5.
Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Ave NW
Tuesday-Wednesday 1pm-7:30pm
Thursday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm
Call (206) 546-3522

To pick up holds: make an appointment with the myLIBRO app, call the library to make an appointment, or walk up without an appointment (without an appointment it will take about 15 minutes for us to get your holds ready). Find information about the myLIBRO app here:
Chat and Craft for Teens
Saturday, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

Grades 5 and older. Gather your arts and craft supplies and join us for fun, friends and creative quarantining. Chat while you paint, knit, crochet, update your social media... or whatever other project you want to do. We will have someone who can show you origami and friendship bracelet techniques. Or you can show us how to do one of your favorites. Register by 11am the day of the event to receive the Zoom link by email.
Kids Book Chat: Trickster Stories and Mysteries,  August 2, 9, 16, 1:00– 1:45 pm
KCLS Online Event
Ages 7 to 11

Join Children & Librarians to celebrate books! Every week, do activities and chat about different kinds of books. Children should be prepared to talk about their favorite trickster
tales and mystery books and will leave the session with an activity to try at home.  Registration required and begins two weeks in advance and ends the day before the session at 1pm. 
Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite!
Daily from Monday, August 3, 2020 – Saturday, August 8, 10:30am – 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Events

All ages welcome. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. Check online for class list and registration.
What’s Age Got to Do with It? 
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 am – noon
KCLS Online Event

For older adults. “You look good for your age.” “You’re too young to understand.” In employment decisions, family discussions, medical care and even in birthday cards, assumptions about being “over the hill” or “a lazy kid” are common. What do you wish society would stop saying about your generation? How can we talk about age and aging in a more positive, affirming way? In this interactive and fun talk, Dori Gillam welcomes individuals from every generation to explore how we can begin valuing all ages—including our own. Please register by August 3, 12pm. You will be emailed a Zoom link.
Nature Quest with Your Library
Wednesday, August 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For school ages and older. Create a field guide to your amazing outside and inside worlds! Track down everything from the bees in your backyard to the feelings buzzing in your head. Answer weekly challenges with art, writing, observations and photos you can create with materials you have at home. Test your nature knowledge with games, and share your discoveries as a nature reporter. Registration required.
What Goes Where? Free Recycling Workshop, 
Wednesday, August 5, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Via Zoom

Become a recycling expert! You want to do the right thing, but the rules around recycling can be confusing. Recology’s Waste Zero experts are here to help!  You’ll also get tips and information that will help make the recycling process easier, simpler, and less time-consuming. We hope to see you there! Register for this free Zoom webinar at: A device with internet connection is required to attend.
Kahoot! Trivia
Thursdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For teens and adults. Join KCLS online for Kahoot! Trivia, every Thursday afternoon through August 27th. This week is DC Cinematic Universe based trivia! You can play along at home on Zoom as an individual or as a team with members of your household. Each person who registers will receive a Zoom invitation to join the fun on the day of the event.
Jet City Improv: Imagine Your Story
Friday, August 7, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

All ages welcome. Get ready to laugh! This family-friendly comedy show featuring the improvisational performances of Jet City Improv will inspire your summer reading with literary and
fantasy references. Interact with the performers through Facebook Live:
Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion
Sunday, August 9, 2:00- 3:00 pm 
KCLS Online Event

For adults and teens. In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the U.S. Army. Starting with this small community, a national strategy began, with more than 120,000 Japanese American men, women and children forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II. Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question: Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now? Registration required.
Truck Talk – Animal Humane Society, 
Monday, August 10, 1:30 – 2:15 pm
KCLS Online Event

Family program, ages 2 and older. Imagine your story! Each week, explore various jobs and vehicles. Meet the people behind the big rigs, too. Meet the crew who take care of lost pets, and give shelter to our furry friends waiting for homes. You can start thinking about the questions that you want to ask. Get inspired as we share a book and sing a song!
Fight the Power: Film Discussion
Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Watch the film, Fight the Power: Protest in Films on Kanopy at home and join an online discussion with Lance Rhoades, Seattle-based film critic. Fight the Power focuses on filmmakers in the 1980s speaking truth to power by highlighting protests in their films. Fight the Power is part of the program, Meaningful Movies Matinee, a social justice documentary film and discussion series aimed at educating and engaging people online. Registration required.
North City Jazz Walk - Virtual Event
Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

To keep our community safe during COVID-19, while still lifting its collective spirits through music, this year’s annual event is being held online, at no cost, in celebration of jazz musicians and jazz lovers alike. This year’s event is entirely free. However in lieu of the ticket price, North City Jazz Walk would love for you to consider tipping the musicians as generously as you can on the night of the event, by clicking the “tip jar” links during each of their performances. For more information visit the North City Jazz Walk Website.
Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens and Tweens
Wednesday, August 12, 1:00 – 1:45 pm
KCLS Online Event

Learn about yoga and yourself in a safe, non-competitive and nurturing environment. Yoga can be an important sanctuary allowing teens to develop self-confidence, body awareness and strength, as well as to learn tools for stress management and empathy through breathing and relaxation techniques. No yoga experience needed, all levels welcome. Please register by August 11, at 12 pm. 
ShoreLake Battle of the Bands: Semi-Finals
Wednesdays August 12 and 19, Finals on August 26

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council presents a music competition for bands playing their own music. Audiences can watch via livestream and vote in the moment. 
Baroque House Concert with Early Music Seattle
Thursday, August 13, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

All ages welcome. Early Music Seattle presents a virtual house concert of 18th-century Baroque music for recorder and harpsichord, featuring music of three composers . Enjoy conversations with the musicians and a shared viewing of a pre-recorded house concert.
Virtual Noontime Concert - Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist
Tuesday, August 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
YouTube Live Steam

Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist will bring science and nature to life with his creative, interactive and engaging music. Concert will be held via YouTube at  ttps://
Getting Around Puget Sound: Conversation about Transportation
Tuesday, August 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
(North King County session)
KCLS Online Event

For adults. The King County Library System has partnered with Hopelink Mobility to provide online presentations about transportation in King County. We'll discuss how to stay mobile and safe throughout the region during COVID-19, as well as provide transportation resources, trip planning solutions, money saving tips and much more. At the close of the conversation, join the presenters for an opportunity to have your transportation questions answered!
Finding Women’s Records in the Courthouse
Wednesday, August 19, 2:00– 3:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Presented by Janice Lovelace, PhD. Until the 20th century, women were often “lost” in records. Learn what you can expect to find from land records, court proceedings, probate documents and other records at the courthouse. Please register by August 17. 
Bats of the Pacific Northwest
Friday, August 21, 1 – 2 pm
KCLS Online Event

For ages 9 to 18, but all ages welcome. Presented by Bats Northwest. Discover the native bats of the Pacific Northwest and learn about the vital role these misunderstood creatures play in our ecosystem. Register by 10 am on August 21.
Hypertufa Planters with Sarah Baker
Saturday, August 22, 9:00 -10:30 am
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
20312 15th Ave NW

Create a container designed to look like natural stone! These lightweight containers are fast draining, visually stunning, and perfect for many plants. Each participant will create and leave with a small container (approximately 12×12) and instructions for making more at home. To ensure safety of guests and staff, participants are asked to wear masks and distance themselves, when possible. This class will take place outdoors, please dress accordingly. Classes fill fast and pre-registration is required.
Suddenly: DRAGONS role-playing games for Tweens and Teens
Tuesday, August 25, 4 :00– 5:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

Role-playing for teens and tweens.  No experience required. Watch for more of these events in upcoming months.
Rent Smart – Tenant Rights Workshop
Wednesday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. General tenants rights information: evictions; month to month terminations; what to do after an eviction. If you are currently living in King County and being threatened with eviction, contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 253.234.4204 or Please register by 1 pm on August 26.
Simple Fruit: Meet Author Laurie Pfalzer
Thursday, August 27, 2:00– 3:30 pm
KCLS Online Event

For adults. Join local author, pastry chef and cooking instructor Laurie Pfalzer as she shares her new book Simple Fruit. Some fruits are at their best when eaten fresh, while others reveal their truest and most delicious flavor when cooked. Understanding how to enjoy fruit at its peak of flavor-whether it’s lightly sautéed, poached, baked, braised or roasted-is key. Learn how to get the best flavors out of fruits using few ingredients and simple techniques. Registration is required.
Sea Critter Story Time
Friday, August 28, 10:30 – 11:30 am
KCLS Online Event

Ages 3 and older with adult. Listen to stories, sing songs and then join the MaST Center of Highline College to learn about local Puget Sound sea stars, snails, hermit crabs and more! Registration required.
Making Music with the Circuit Playground Express
Sunday, August 30, 12:00 – 2 pm
KCLS Online Event

For ages 8 and older. How do we make sounds with electricity? In this workshop we explore sound, electricity, and block-based coding to discover how to use digital or electronic devices to create music. Registration required.
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