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I went walking

Posted on June 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole By now, you’ve probably seen the memes, videos, and funny comments comparing us, during the pandemic, to our dogs—roaming the house in constant search for food (and while we’re pacing around the house, we’re also jumping up and down when we see the mailman and barking when we see people walking or […]

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Finding out more about racial justice

Posted on June 25, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades In recent weeks, people all over the country have participated in Black Lives Matter protests to honor the life of George Floyd and work towards systemic change. For adults wanting to know or learn more about the issue, you can find many resources in the library’s Digital Library. Our librarians have curated […]

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LGBTQ Memoirs for 2020 Pride Month

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler Right now, many of us are spending most of our time at home, continuing to social distance under Phase 2 of Washington state’s Safe Start plan. It can be isolating, this feeling of being stuck and apart from those you love for an indeterminate amount of time. As a balm, I offer […]

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Self-care from pandemic times to the best of times

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades As counterintuitive as it may sound, self-care during a pandemic is basically the same as self-care at any other time. A saying sometimes attributed to Dolly Parton—but actually dating back to at least 1859—sums up the situation nicely: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Perhaps the hardest […]

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Pandemic-related financial hardship and mortgage forbearance

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Ree West If you’re experiencing financial difficulties right now, you’re not alone, and you have some options. It should come as no surprise, though, that as quickly as support services are being put into place, scammers are coming up with strategies to take advantage of them. So I caution you to be careful and […]

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JobNow helps job seekers with resumes, interviewing techniques, and career changes

Posted on May 21, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller With alarming rates of employees being laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that many people are concerned about employment security, unemployment, and their future careers. If you or someone you know are looking for resources to help with a job search, our digital resource JobNow can […]

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Health questions and related online resources

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Corinne Wilson DISCLAIMER: This blog containing health resources is not, nor is it intended as, a replacement or substitution for medical consultation with a healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency: Dial 911. I was coming down with something right as the first COVID-19 cases appeared in Seattle. Fortunately, I knew e […]

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Learn a new language from home with our digital resources

Posted on April 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Use of language learning apps is on the rise! Who would have guessed that being stuck at home would make so many people want to learn a new language? As a bilingual librarian, I am delighted. This means that many more people will be interested in celebrating this week’s library holiday, Día […]

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Helplines and crisis resources

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. Crisis covers many aspects of life: financial, emotional, physical, and mental, among others. For some, the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Gov. Inslee has heightened tensions among housemates and, in some cases, increased the level of abuse and […]

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Feel good videos that bring smiles and laughter

Posted on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Sometimes my family needs something to brighten our day. Every once in a while the news channels sprinkle in a human interest story or a funny video into the more stark news that makes me feel better about the world. Social media is more of the same, with every other post about […]

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