September at Mount Vernon City Library
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Back to the Library Punchcards

September 1 - October 31

Isn’t it time you got back to the library? Pick up a punch card and discover all the library has to offer. Attend programs, check out new books, and explore our digital collection to earn punches. Return your completed card to the library in exchange for a $5 gift card. While supplies last. 

First Thursday Art Walk

First Thursday Art Walk

Thursday, September 5 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Jeffrey Thostenson (1955-2012) is Mount Vernon City Library’s featured community artist for September. Jeff was a voracious reader and a longtime library patron. He spent long hours in the La Conner Memorial Library and the Mount Vernon City Library pouring over art books and periodicals, reading thrillers, and searching out obscure mystical religious writings.
His painting are abstract- acrylics on paper or woods. A percentage of the profists made from the sale of his paintings will be generously donated to the new library project.
Thostenson’s work will be displayed in the library’s art gallery throughout the month of September.
Members of his surviving family will be joining us on Thursday, September 5th from 5-8 p.m. for the artwalk and to discuss his life and work. 

A Downton Abbey Celebration

A Downton Abbey Celebration

Thursday, September 12 at 5 - 7:30 p.m. 

The Mount Vernon City Library requests the pleasure of your company at a Downton Abbey Celebration. There will be tea and refreshments provided by Old Town Grainery Tea Room, a trivia contest, themed activities and “What Did They Wear Under There?”, a presentation about the clothing of the post-Victorian era by hobbyist costumer, Alisa Kester. A screening of the first episode will being at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call (360) 336-6209 or visit the library to RSVP.

Dig Into Fall

Dig Into Fall – Gardening with Rhododendrons

Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m.

Frank Simpson, Director of the Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, will talk about how to grow and care for our state flower. He will cover varieties that are better suited for the home garden and how to incorporate them into a diverse landscape. 

DIY Mason Jar Candles

Cozy Crafts - DIY Mason Jar Candles

Thursday, September 19 at 6 p.m.

Celebrate the fall season while reducing waste. Fill your home with the scents of the season. Learn how to make your own candles using objects that can be found around your home. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register. 

Carlos Gil

From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing his family’s history from the 1920s to the 1970s. In the process, he discovered the excitement, culture shock, inter-family conflict, and questions of identity that many immigrants face when seeking a better life in another country. Based on his book, “We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream,” this talk explores Mexican immigration by spotlighting his own family’s experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State.

There will be bilingual storytime and crafts for children during this program. 

Succulent Diffuser Workshop

D.I.Y. Succulent Diffuser Workshop

Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m.

Learn how to take care of, arrange, and use succulents for essential oil aromatherapy. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please visit the library or call (360) 336-6209 to register.

September 2019 Youth & Teen Activities
Sensory Play Drop-In

Sensory Play Drop-In

Tuesday, September 10 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Ages 2-6 & caregiver

Drop in for some hands-on fun with playdough, slime, and more!

Crazy 8s Math Club

Crazy 8s Math Club

Thursdays, September 19 - November 14 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5

Love math? Hate math? Join the club! Crazy 8s is an after-school math club that teaches math concepts in a fun and engaging way to kids of all math abilities in grades 3-5! Sign up requested. 

Bilingual Storytime

Bilingual Storytime

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. 
All ages 

Stories and activities to support and strengthen literacy skills in Spanish and English.

Nintendo Switch Drop-In

Nintendo Switch

Fridays, from 12:30- 4:30 p.m.
Ages 10+

Come and play Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Just Dance 2019.

Creativity Lab

Creativity Lab

Mondays, from 3 - 7:30 p.m. 
Ages 10+

Drop-in for an open creativity lab in our new Maker Corner, located in the Young Adult corner of the library. Featured do-it-yourself projects this month include: paracord bracelets, Seahawks perler beads, and duct tape crafts. 

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