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Clippings – November 28, 2014

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of November 28, 2014

Library News

Architectural photographer to speak at library about Snohomish
Seattle architectural photographer, Otto Greule, will talk about his photographs of ten surviving structures built by J.S. White in 19th Century Snohomish that are on exhibit at the Snohomish Library during October. (Snohomish County Tribune, Snohomish, 10/15/14)

Library district teams up with ‘Thrive by Five’
The Libraries of Stevens County has partnered with Thrive By Five Washington, the Washington State Department of Early Learning, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction program. Thrive By Five Washington’s Love.Talk.Play helps provide early education information and encourage positive connections between young children and their parents/caregivers. (Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park, 10/22/14)

Outlander author headlines Fort Vancouver Library Foundation Dinner  (The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, 10/22/14)

Off the Shelf: Library News By Prosser Branch Staff
For National Friends of Libraries Week, we’re sending some love to our amazing Friends group! The Prosser Friends of the Library have supported us in many ways through the years… (Prosser Record-Bulletin, Prosser, 10/22/14)

Eastern Washington poet will read at workshop  (The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, Vashon, 10/22/14)

CWU Brooks Library opens treasure trove of Roslyn history
Suncadia Legacy, a new digital collection that presents the history of coal mining and daily life in Roslyn, Cle Elum and Ronald, is now available through Central Washington University’s Brooks Library. (Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum, 10/23/14)

Joining a Timberland Library in October just might win you an eReader
Throughout the month of October, anyone who signs up for a new Timberland Regional Library (TRL) card at any of the 27 branches in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific or Thurston counties will be eligible to win one of five new Nook eReaders. Library cards are free and available at any TRL library. (Pacific County Press, South Bend, 10/23/14)

Best-seller to speak at PA Library (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, 10/27/14)

Author of Book About Lewis County to Speak at Library (The Chronicle, Centralia, 10/28/14)

CWU offers new trove of Upper County history (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 10/29/14)

Library Foundation holds annual fundraiser (Battle Ground Reflector, Battle Ground, 10/29/14)

Ferndale Library reopens (Ferndale Record, Ferndale, 10/29/14)

State poet laureate visits Waterville Library
Waterville residents had a rare opportunity to attend a poetry reading at the town library Oct. 22. The guest poet was Elizabeth Austen, who began a two-year term as Washington state poet laureate Feb. 1. Austen, with the sponsorship of Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission, has made a commitment to visit and share poetry in all of Washington’s 39 counties at least once during her term. (Douglas County Empire Press, East Wenatchee, 10/30/14)

Lake Stevens library: The Lake Stevens Library Board is seeking a new member (The Herald, Everett, 10/30/14)

Two-day book sale benefits CWU library (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 10/31/14)

Buildings

Ferndale looking at uses for Pioneer Pavilion
Pioneer Pavilion, a former roller rink that was the temporary home of the Ferndale Public Library, likely will be turned into a community center now that the library is moving into its new, permanent home on Main Street. The City Council will discuss future uses for the 11,955-square-foot-building at a special meeting Monday, Oct. 27, at the pavilion. (The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 10/26/14)

Ferndale residents like what they see on first day at new library (The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, 10/29/14)

People

Former librarian installs Little Free Library to share books (Anacortes American, Anacortes, 10/22/14)

Pocket libraries pop up in OH (Whidbey News-Times, Oak Harbor, 10/25/14)

Letters & Editorials

Library: with help from our ‘Friends’
This month, from October 19-25, is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a great time to publicly thank our dedicated, enthusiastic Friends of the San Juan Island Library. (The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Friday Harbor, 10/22/14)

Libraries’ need Lid Lift
This letter is written in support of the upcoming library lid lift. (Statesman-Examiner, Colville, 10/22/14)

Library remodel plan is flawed (Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island, 10/22/14)

N104 Main St. Up-to-Date libraries make for stronger communities
Where else in Stevens County can you go to explore the world – through books, the Internet, DVDs, programs and more? Where can you go to find help when acquiring a new piece of technology – a cell phone, a computer tablet, a computer? Who can help you fill out a job application on line – required by many businesses in Stevens County these days? If you answer the Stevens County Library District network of library locations, you have it right! (Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park, 10/29/14)

Rhythm and Roots Bellevue Library showcases city’s rich music, culture (Bellevue Reporter, Kent, 10/31/14)

Programs/Displays

Port Townsend Library to teach digital skills in 2015 (The Leader, Port Townsend, 10/22/14)

Library offers birding kits (The Sequim Gazette, Sequim, 10/22/14)

Friends celebrate Saturday with annual Harvest Party
The Friends of the Roslyn Library will host their 13th annual Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Roslyn Brewery for homemade desserts, warm apple cider, and Roslyn brews and root beer. The event is free and open to everyone 21 years and older. (Northern Kittitas County Tribune, Cle Elum, 10/23/14)

Meetings & Events
Eastern Washington University Libraries will present Ban Bossy, Monday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the alcove area near the JFK Library circulation desk at Eastern Washington University, 526 5th St., in Cheney. Local women who achieved leadership roles will talk about their own experiences and accomplishments navigating roles that often are dominated by men. (Journal of Business, Spokane, 10/23/14)

Central student offering genealogy tips (Daily Record, Ellensburg, 10/25/14)

Libraries offer new technologies, old favorites
At the Camas and Washougal public libraries, books are just the beginning. Patrons can find facts, fiction and fun in books, magazines, recordings and the Internet. While the local libraries are places to access information and check out books, they offer much more. The libraries serve the community, offering family activities, educational opportunities, and social and cultural events. (Camas-Washougal Post-Record, Camas, 10/28/14)

Creative carvings are recognized at the Camas Library
Elijah Delavar, 11, of Washougal, was among the recipients of a certificate and a container of candy Thursday, during a pumpkin carving contest at the Camas Public Library. The contest was sponsored in part by the Friends and Foundation of the Camas Library. (Camas-Washougal Post-Record, Camas, 10/28/14)

Lynden Library Minecraft Club meets weekly
Noelle Hansen tries to escape a desert island. Howan Hogle battles a horde of zombies. Devin Lentz and Trenton Snyder work together to build a house. It’s all the same game, and kids in the Lynden library’s Minecraft Club play it every week. The club meets at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, giving kids the opportunity to play the popular computer game Minecraft with their friends. (Lynden Tribune, Lynden, 10/29/14)

Ghoulish!
Chelan library overrun by zombies, fiends of all kind – peace is restored to community by 8 p.m. Last Saturday’s annual library Halloween carnival is a smashing pumpkin success. More than one hundred costumed kids – and adults – invaded normally placid book rooms for wild revelry, candy and fun. (Lake Chelan Mirror, Chelan, 10/29/14)

Library book sale was a great success (The Leader, Port Townsend, 10/29/14)

Mad Science at the Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library will host an Explore Your World science series for children ages 5 and up. Children will explore making fun chemical reactions. The events are offered at several Library locations in November. Library events are free and open to the public. (The Skanner, Seattle, 10/29/14)

Food for Fines program kicks off Nov. 1 at libraries
The popular Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Food for Fines program returns Nov. 1. Customers can pay off their fines with donations of nonperishable food items through the program. (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, 10/31/14)

Highlands Library hosts Day of the Dead workshop (Renton Reporter, Renton, 10/31/14)

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[This summary of library news represents a selection of current newspaper clippings about Washington libraries received from Washington newspapers. The summary is created by Leanna Hammond, Staci Phillips, and Marilyn Lindholm of the Washington State Library, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. For further information about this summary or the clippings listed, contact Shirley Lewis at 360.570.5567 or Shirley.lewis@sos.wa.gov.]




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