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Building Community with Book Clubs

Building Community with Book Clubs

WSL Community Outreach Librarian, Sara Peté, recently took part in a panel on “Building Community with Book Clubs” at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association’s annual tradeshow — an event that brings hundreds of book industry professionals together. Davina Morgan-Witts of BookBrowse and sweet pea Flaherty of King’s Books Tacoma shared their extensive knowledge on the wide, and sometimes wild, world of book clubs. Morgan-Witts co-authored the 56 page report “The Inner Lives of Book Clubs” and Flaherty coordinates over a…

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Donation from Mr. Jamie Ford to Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Library

Donation from Mr. Jamie Ford to Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Library

Coyote Ridge received a generous, and special, donation of new books from author Jamie Ford today. Mr. Ford visited the prison last March as part of a Community Read program hosted by Washington State Library. Shortly after his reading, Mr. Ford decided to donate the remainder of his speaking fee, after travel fees were paid, back to the library in the form of a book donation. He asked the library staff at Coyote Ridge to submit a wish list, which was (of course) completed almost immediately. Everything…

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WSR Reads Cannery Row

WSR Reads Cannery Row

Yesterday at the Washington State Reformatory, Library Associate Anna Nash held the first session of the first Institutional Library Services “community reads” program.  A small but enthusiastic group of inmates discussed the book Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck, and are looking forward to the screening next week of the movie version.  There will be one additional book discussion and one additional movie screening for another group of participants. Congratulations on a job well done, Anna. Please follow and like us:

WSL Updates for December 9, 2010

WSL Updates for December 9, 2010

Volume 6, December 9, 2010 for the WSL Updates mailing list Topics include: 1) FREE BOOKS FOR DISCUSSION KITS OR COMMUNITY READS 2) WALNET RFQ RELEASED 3) WCOG EVENT HONORS BALLARD AND THOMPSON 4) IMLS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS 5) NANCY PEARL PRESENTS – BOOKS THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS 6) FREE CE OPPORTUNITIES NEXT WEEK Please follow and like us: