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In This Issue: December 2012 
•   Humorous Mysteries and Mysterious Humor
•   eReaders: The Gift That Opens Thousands of Library eBooks
•   Winter Extravaganza: More to Explore on Winter Break
•   Want to Get Hired at Boeing? This Workshop Could Help
•   Foundation Reaches Out to High-Risk Families
•   December's eResource of the Month: Consumer Resources
Humorous Mysteries and Mysterious Humor
The holidays can be stressful. Sit back by the fireplace under your blanket with sleeves and enjoy one of these mysteries with a laugh.

A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters (fiction)

Back Spin by Harlan Coben (fiction)

Dutch Me Deadly by Maddy Hunter (fiction)

Grime and Punishment by Jill Churchill (fiction)

Half-Price Homicide by Elaine Viets (fiction)

Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill (fiction)

Merry Wives of Maggody: An Arly Hanks Mystery by Joan Hess (fiction)

Murder Had a Little Lamb by Cynthia Baxter (fiction)

Murder Your Darlings: An Algonquin Round Table Mystery by J. J. Murphy (fiction)

Six Geese a-Slaying by Donna Andrews (fiction)

More recommendations
Half-Price Homicide
Winter Extravaganza: More to Explore on Winter Break
Let Sno-Isle Libraries provide fun, free activities for your kids while they're on school break. They'll stay warm and dry at the library and won't get bored! We've got robots, puppets, movies, crafts, gingerbread houses, and much more.

Back this year is the popular Winter SCIENCE Extravaganza, a series of engaging events hosted by Mad Science, Raven Science, the Museum of Flight, and funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Explore a vortex generator, burp-flavored potions, and a fossil shark's teeth!

Browse Winter Extravaganza events here
Winter Extravaganza
Foundation Reaches Out to High-Risk Families
One of the newest Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation- funded programs is our Prime Time Family Reading project. Through a partnership with Humanities Washington, we reach out to high-risk families who do not have exposure to the library.

Transportation and dinner is provided during six sessions where a storyteller shares stories and a scholar leads family discussions on themes such a fairness and empathy. The majority of the families who participated became library cardholders for the first time after attending the very first session! And, every family goes home with their own book bag that emphasizes the joy of reading.

Foundation-funded programs such as this one build a legacy that enriches literacy, exploration and knowledge. A donation to Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation today can make our libraries exciting, vibrant and important. Use our online, secure giving form to make a tax deductible gift today.

Find out more about the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation
eReaders: The Gift That Opens Thousands of Library eBooks
Are you planning on getting an eReader for yourself or giving one as a gift?

If you haven't decided which eReader to purchase yet, one of our free classes could help you decide on the right one for your needs.

When gifting an eReader, remind your loved one to sign up for a free class or drop in to the library to get help using the eReader. Figuring out how to download a library eBook can be tricky at first, but we'll happily guide you through it so you have access to thousands of free library eBooks.

Browse eBook downloading classes here
Help Downloading Digital Media
Want to Get Hired at Boeing? This Workshop Could Help
Applying online for a job at Boeing can be tricky and daunting. The "Navigating Boeing's Application Process" workshop will help qualified applicants get noticed by Boeing's application screeners. Learn to accurately describe your skills and gain that extra edge over the competition by standing out with your resume, application and interview.

This workshop is presented by WorkSource Snohomish County, an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Please preregister.
  • Monday, Dec 3, 1 - 3 p.m., Granite Falls Library
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1 - 3 p.m., Stanwood Library
  • Tuesday, Dec 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sultan Library
  • Wednesday, Dec 12, 1 - 3 p.m., Snohomish Library

Navigating Boeing's Application Process workshop
WorkSource Snohomish County
December's eResource of the Month: Consumer Resources
Make smart spending decisions with your money.
  • Consumer Reports Online:
    Full access to the magazine's website for professional and user ratings. (Available at the library or from home with a library card.)
  • Consumers' Checkbook:
    Ratings for local area service companies. (Available only at the library.)

Consumer Resources
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