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In This Issue: November 2012 
•   Gifts Made with Love
•   Children's Bookmark Contest Winners Announced
•   Mission: Good Grades
•   What the Dickens!
•   Librarians as Information Guides: Classes Designed for the Adult Brain
•   November's eResource of the Month: Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Gifts Made with Love
Gift giving season will be here soon. Create a special heartfelt gift while you save a few dollars by making it yourself. Start thinking about craft, garden or kitchen DIY gifts ideas now.

A Gardener's Book of Handmade Gifts by Stephanie Donaldson (nonfiction)

Fun With Family Photos: Crafts, Keepsakes, Gifts by Jennifer Barry (nonfiction)

Gifts from the Kitchen by Annie Rigg (nonfiction)

Handmade Gifts: Stylish Ideas for Journals, Stationery, and More by Jennifer Francis Bitto (nonfiction)

Jazzy Gift Baskets: Making & Decorating Glorious Presents by Marie Browning (nonfiction)

Knits for Bears to Wear: More Than 20 Fun, Knit-To-Fit Fashions for All Teddies and Toys Including 18-Inch Dolls by Amy O'Neill Houck (nonfiction)

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson (nonfiction)

Making Doll Furniture in Wood by Dennis Simmons (nonfiction)

The Complete Book of Papercraft: Over 50 Designs for Handmade Paper, Cards, Gift-Wrapping, Decoupage, and Manipulating Paper by Lynne Garner (nonfiction)

The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making by Alana Chernila (nonfiction)

More recommendations
Gifts from the Kitchen
Mission: Good Grades
Attention secret agents (students and their parents)! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate the library (during hours listed below), attend mission briefings (entertainment and eResource demonstrations), and increase your intelligence (and grades).

The target of this mission is to ambush and defeat the enemy (low grades) with special weapons (your brain) and tactics (library resources).

Attend these "Mission: Good Grades" events in November:
  • Snohomish Library, Nov. 3, 1 - 4 p.m., featuring magician Jeff Evans
  • Mukilteo Library, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., featuring a Mad Science interactive show
  • Arlington Library, Nov. 17, 1 - 4 p.m., featuring Professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe
Your country is depending on you (and there will be prizes)!

More information on "Mission: Good Grades" events
Mission: Good Grades
Librarians as Information Guides: Classes Designed for the Adult Brain
Your brain is always developing so it needs stimulation to stay healthy throughout your adult years. And Sno-Isle Libraries can help you develop that healthy brain.

The Librarians as Information Guides project offers free classes especially designed for how adults learn. Our popular classes continue through the end of the year and into 2013. Topics include smart investing, downloading eBooks, genealogy, online health research, and living a healthy and happy life.

Watch this video and visit our Web page for more information on classes and schedules.

The Librarians as Information Guides project is funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Librarians as Information Guides Web page
Librarians as Information Guides video
Children's Bookmark Contest Winners Announced
Bold colors. Animals reading. Books in all shapes and sizes. Flowers, frogs and fantasy creatures. All of these were found in the creative imaginations of our talented bookmark artists.

Winning bookmark entries have been made into bookmarks so pick one up at your community library and you can also see winners posted on our website.

Thank you to the preschoolers through 6th graders who entered the "Celebrate Your Library" bookmark contest. The entries were quite impressive; selecting the winners was no easy task.

See bookmark contest winners
Bookmark Contest Winners
What the Dickens!
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation's fundraiser at Greenbank Wineries, "What the Dickens," was a huge success. This is the Foundation's third year of celebrating literary landmarks. In 2010 they celebrated "To Kill a Mockingbird" and last year, they honored "Gone with the Wind." This year they honored Charles Dickens 200th birthday!

Once again, the Foundation partnered with Uncommon Characters to put on the production, which featured selected readings from "Oliver Twist," "Great Expectations" and "A Christmas Carol."

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is proud to follow Dickens' example of enriching people's lives with knowledge and enjoyment. Programs and services that touch so many in our community simply would not happen without donations. If you are interested in attending future events or making a donation, visit the Foundation's website at www.sno-isle.org/foundation.

Pictured, actors from Uncommon Characters: Sophia Wickman, Katie Woodzick, Nancy Pfeiffer, and Jim Carroll.
What the Dickens photo
November's eResource of the Month: Opposing Viewpoints in Context
If you're undecided about voting issues, this might help. Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.
  • More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays
  • 5,000 topic overviews
  • 5 million periodical articles
  • Content aligned with Wash. state curriculum standards for middle and high school
For students or anyone who researches, analyzes and organizes a broad variety of data and viewpoints.

Available free at the library or from your own computer/device with a library card.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
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