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Gift guide: kids books perfect for giving (and reading)

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs In looking over the thousands of books published in 2016, I have found that there’s no shortage of great gift ideas for the children and teens on your holiday list. A few high profile releases come out before or around Thanksgiving: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down and the newest […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them… in the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt In just a few days, movie-goers will be returning to J. K. Rowling’s wizarding world on screen when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters. It’s been a pretty good year for Potter and company: the new play in London Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and a little closer […]

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Cheney Library: Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday

Posted in News on November 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Tami Chapman Small Business Saturday is small businesses’ answer to the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 26. American Express founded Small Business Saturday in 2010 as part of the Shop Small movement. American Express’s Neighborhood Champion Pro […]

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3 things I learned walking across England

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Nancy Ledeboer For the most part, the tour group followed the path that Alfred Wainwright described in his book A Coast to Coast Walk: St. Bees Head to Robin Hood’s Bay. We walked for 12 days, averaging about 9 miles a day. Our longest day was 12 miles, and we took two rest days. […]

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Talking about preschool STEM

Posted in Parents and Teachers on November 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley STEM is a hot topic right now. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are the fastest growing sector of the economy, and businesses in Washington state are among the leading employers in these fields. As a parent, I want to make sure that my daughters are aware of all the opportunities […]

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Drop-in job & career help

Posted in News on October 31, 2016 at 6:05 am

Note: Information has been updated in this post. Refine your resume or start one from scratch. Write an eye-catching cover letter. Discover your ideal career. A business librarian is available during drop-in hours to assist job seekers and offer career help. Whether you are a student about to graduate or a seasoned professional, we can help you […]

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Pajama Storytime 2016

Posted in News on October 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

Hear local authors read their favorite picture books at a special pajama storytime! We’ll follow the usual format with 30 minutes of stories, fingerplays, and songs followed by a 30-minute play and learn session. Pajamas are encouraged but not required. All ages welcome. Ages 6 and under must bring an adult. AIRWAY HEIGHTS Saturday, Nov […]

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How to Thrive and Survive the Writing Life

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Claire Rudolf Murphy On October 30, longtime writing friend Sarah Conover and I will present a session on the writing life for the NaNoWriMo Readiness Conference. After two days of sessions about elements of craft at Moran Prairie Library, ours will be the final event of the weekend. I teach in a graduate writing […]

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What I learned from Michelangelo

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Mary Cronk Farrell I went to Italy and got smitten with Michelangelo Buonarroti. Yeah, yeah, yeah… the David, the Pieta, la Cappella Sistina. His work knocks us all off our plinths. But as I walked the cobblestones of Firenze (Florence), stood in the shadow of the Duomo, and watched the Arno ripple under the Ponte […]

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Scary books worth losing sleep over

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Kathryn Illback Curling up with a good book and something warm to drink is a favorite pastime of mine all through the year, but there’s something particularly wonderful about it in October. The changing leaves, the shorter days, the crisp air, and the all-encompassing miasma of pumpkin spice everything make me want to hunker […]

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