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Online classes for freezer meals & Instant Pot cooking

Posted in News on September 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

The popular meal preparation and cooking programs presented by Meegan Ware are back—this time online! These classes are for adults. Registration is required and closes at 5pm the day before each program. You’ll need an email to receive the login information. Be sure to sign up before they fill up! Easy & Healthy Freezer Meals […]

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Homeschool Information Session offers insights into this at-home learning option

Posted in News on September 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

BY DANA MANNINO Parents are making difficult choices about how their children will learn this year. Among these choices, many parents are considering homeschooling for the first time. If this is one of the options you are weighing, it can helpful to get an inside look from an expert. The Library District is offering a […]

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Refresh your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution & check your voter registration status

Posted in News on September 2, 2020 at 6:00 am

Our latest Learning Circle focuses on the U.S. Constitution and its interpretation by the judicial branch of our government. Learning Circles are great for people who want to take a free online class and learn together with others in a study group. You’re invited to join this Learning Circle to learn more about key constitutional […]

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Starting the conversation: Helping you discuss race inequity

Posted in News on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

“It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults,” writes Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian, in a recent blog post. To help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all adults who work with children, we’re offering a program that d […]

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Superhero fiction trivia & science projects you can do at home

Posted in News on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

We could share just one or two science experiments with you, but instead we decided to share one every week for three months! Who’s ready check out some science? Trivia fans and Marvel fans come together to show off their knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will you rise to be the superhero of this […]

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The importance of diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies for our empathy and history

Posted in Explore and Discover, Uncategorized on August 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER I had wanted to be a diarist as a child, but having grown up on Dear America and Royal Diaries, I felt like my 90s school bus experiences weren’t interesting enough. I have since realized that my attitude about my journal writing continued into adulthood, and yet I’ve also considered sharing with […]

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OverDrive features to enhance your digital reading experience

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on August 24, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Cheryl Zobel, Diane Brown & Erin Dodge If you enjoy reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks, then you are probably already a big fan of OverDrive. There are many titles available—over 90,000! So if you are looking for your next great read, it is highly likely you’ll find something in our digital collection at […]

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A peek into EnviroKids’ Club: Q&A with two partner agencies

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Next week, we’re hosting three EnviroKids’ Club programs (sign up before they fill up!), each showing kids and their families different ways that they can champion the environment and take action to make changes at home and in their neighborhoods. In case you missed the announcement, here are those three programs: EnviroKids’ […]

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Deer Park Library offers Small Business Boot Camp

Posted in News on August 18, 2020 at 6:00 am

Deer Park Library presents Small Business Boot Camp for business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in Deer Park, Washington. This program helps business owners build skills for greater business success. We’re offering it at no-charge to qualified applicants. Small Business Boot Camp is designed to promote the health of local business with semi […]

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Books & cocktail mixes: Find your perfect pairing

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Recently, The New York Times published an article declaring the return of cocktail hour. I, for one, am celebrating. Mixed drinks can be enjoyed with or without a buzz. Those who choose to not imbibe alcohol can still find plenty to get shaken and stirred about. I’ve noted books that include non-alcoholic […]

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