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Explore your creative side

Posted in News on July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

Creativity is abundant at the library this summer. Adults can paint happy trees and clouds with Certified Ross Instructor George Lee. Tweens and teens can decorate cupcakes and a watermelon. Everyone is invited to create an Artful Garden with a flower pot they decorate themselves or to make a Jedi or Sith craft at Star […]

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5th annual Poetry Picnic on the green behind Moran Prairie Library

Posted in News on July 9, 2019 at 6:00 am

Enjoy poetry at our 5th annual Poetry Picnic from four Pacific Northwest poets: Thom Caraway, Brooke Matson, Tiffany Midge, and Emma Noyes. All ages may attend, but please note that some poems will contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blanket or folding chair and revel in this wonderful listening experience. We’re serving gelato from Ferranteâ […]

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Blast Off! for summer fun with space-themed crafts, books, and programs

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on July 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson This year the library’s summer reading program has been celebrating A Universe of Stories. If you haven’t already poured through Engage, our programs and events guide, to circle the programs that interest you, I suggest you do so soon. We still have lots of summer programs you won’t want to miss! This […]

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Saving seeds from the garden: Lovage, snap peas, and coriander

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Ah, summer. Here you are again, bringing all that sunshine and heat and gardening goodness with you. For most of us gardeners, our seasonal plants have not only been selected by now, but they’re planted and fairly well established in our gardens. Many perennials are blooming, or nearly so. The time has […]

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VetNow: An online resource for veterans & their families

Posted in News on July 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re happy to announce our latest digital resource VetNow from Brainfuse. VetNow has support for our community’s veterans and their families to navigate the VA bureaucracy, provide academic tutoring, and assist with employment transition. VetNow is available from any computer or mobile device with internet access. You can find access this […]

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Creating a furever home: Adopting & fostering pets

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

Image by Susan Goertz By Susan Goertz Have you been thinking of adopting a furry friend now that summer has arrived? Someone to hike by your side in the sunshine or cuddle up by the fire pit on those long summer nights? House training and puppy fangs didn’t exactly meet my family’s needs as we already had a senior […]

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“Stranger Things” fans gather for trivia and crafts

Posted in News on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

If you’re a fan of the science fiction horror show Stranger Things from Netflix, you can gather for some crafts and discussion with other fans about your favorite moments in seasons 1 and 2 and so far in season 3 (out July 4, 2019). For those who really know the show, our two trivia nights […]

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Teens in-between: Finding your first summer job

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I got my first paying job—that wasn’t babysitting or doing chores—pretty much by accident. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my younger and much more industrious brother found his own job: delivering the afternoon edition of the local newspaper. The route he was taking on was big enough that […]

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Gain insights at financial planning informational seminars with Edward Jones

Posted in News on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’ve partnered with financial educators from Edwards Jones to bring you information about investments, retirement, and steering clear of financial fraud. These seminars are completely informational (no sales) and are provided as part of our Financial Literacy and Consumer Education series. FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH EDWARD JONES Fixed Income Invest […]

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Explore the arts for enormous rewards

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades Writer Kurt Vonnegut survived being a soldier and prisoner of war during WWII. He also suffered from depression. Knowing these facts adds extra weight to Vonnegut’s thoughts about the importance of art: “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more […]

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