TAG: hobbies

Library member wins gold in Washington Science Olympiad

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ScienceOlympiad By Erin Dodge Whenever I see an amazing craft or find a new interest, I know I can head to the library and find tons of books and other resources—whether it’s knitting, cooking, or coding a smartphone app. So I knew I had found a kindred spirit when I heard about a young library member […]

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Zentangle: the meditative art form with Loretta West

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 28, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Zentangle1 By Erin Dodge Starting next week and through the month of August, local artist Loretta West teaches the meditative art form of Zentangle at the Library District as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. I visited Loretta in her art studio and recorded a video of her drawing Zentangle, to give everyone an idea of […]

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Family mystery solved at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_FamilyMysterySolvedAtLibrary by Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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A New Year’s resolution in four words

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ResolutionIn4Words By Jane Baker Ah, January. A month that starts with the hopeful list of resolutions for the new, improved you. Word is that half of US citizens make New Year’s resolutions with nearly 90% failing to keep those resolutions. We have the best intentions, but seem to ask too much of ourselves. Many people I […]

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In praise of reading aloud as adults

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadingAloudAsAdults By Gwendolyn Haley When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived overseas in a place with very few English speakers. Since we didn’t speak the language, we were sometimes a little starved for entertainment beyond the random English language movie on TV (a pastime we dubbed “Mystery English Language Theater” or “How we stopped being […]

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17 new magazine titles available on Zinio

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on January 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_17NewTitlesZinio By Clarissa Fidler I’ve always been a magazine lover. However, before I started working for the library, I still read all of my favorites in print format. While I loved the excitement of getting a new issue in the mail, all my magazine subscriptions made for a lot of clutter. Thanks to Zinio, I’ve since […]

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Selling Online 101

Posted in News on January 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SellingOnline101 Selling items online is a terrific way to jumpstart your spring cleaning or simply earn a little extra cash. Learn the basics of listing items on Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy with our Selling Online 101 class series. All you need to get started is something to sell and a little enthusiasm. Click here to view […]

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Reading resolutions: Up your reading game in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ReadingResolutions By Sheri Boggs If the thought of New Year’s resolutions sounds exhausting (even with our post yesterday on how the library can help you meet your New Year’s goals), and you’d really rather just read a book, you might want to consider taking on a reading resolution. Ranging from something as simple as declaring to […]

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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Resolutions By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Holiday gift guide: Uncle’s Games recommends games to give

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuideGames By Rachel Edmondson With the holidays upon us, I’ve started thinking about what gifts I’m going to give this year. I know, some of you had your shopping done months ago. Unfortunately, I will never be that person. One of my favorite gifts to give people is a new game because I enjoy them so […]

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