Sno-Isle Libraries News Releases http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases Sno-Isle Libraries serves 697,770 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Tue, 05 May 2015 01:15:53 GMT Sno-Isle Libraries seeks members for newly established Mill Creek Library Advisory Board http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=175 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries is seeking to fill five positions on its newly established Mill Creek Library Advisory Board.&nbsp;The first library advisory board appointment shall be staggered terms of two members for one year, two members for two years, and one member for three years.&nbsp;Thereafter, a board member shall serve three year terms, except when appointed to fill unexpired terms.&nbsp;Each position will begin in July&nbsp;2015.&nbsp;Board members advise the regional Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. &nbsp;</p> <p>Board members must reside within the greater Mill Creek community.</p> <p>Application and information is available at the Mill Creek Library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA 98012 or on the Sno-Isle Libraries website: <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/millcreek/board-vacancy">sno-isle.org/locations/millcreek/board-vacancy</a></p> <p>For questions regarding vacancies, please contact Chris Sorenson, Mill Creek Library, managing librarian at 425-337-4822 option 1, ext. 4220 or <a href="mailto:csorenson@sno-isle.org?subject=Mill%20Creek%20Library%20Advisory%20Board">csorenson@sno-isle.org</a>. For questions about the application process, contact Roxanne Fuentes at 360-651-7073 or 1-877-766-4753 ext.&nbsp;7073, or <a href="mailto:rfuentes@sno-isle.org?subject=Mill%20Creek%20Library%20Advisory%20Board">rfuentes@sno-isle.org</a>.</p> <p>Applications must be postmarked by May 22, 2015.&nbsp;They may be mailed to Roxanne Fuentes, Sno-Isle Libraries, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, Washington, 98271-7417 or sent as an email attachment to <a href="mailto:rfuentes@sno-isle.org?subject=Mill%20Creek%20Library%20Advisory%20Board">rfuentes@sno-isle.org</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Chris Sorenson, Managing Librarian, Mill Creek Library,&nbsp;425-337-4822 option 1, ext. 4220, <a href="mailto:csorenson@sno-isle.org">csorenson@sno-isle.org</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=175 Sno-Isle Libraries names new manager for Mill Creek Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=174 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:220px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Chris Sorenson" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150429031814.jpg" style="float:right; height:300px; width:200px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center">Chris Sorenson</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>MILL CREEK, Wash.&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Chris Sorenson is the new interim manager of <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/millcreek/">Mill Creek Library</a>. He replaces Darlene Weber, who now manages&nbsp;Snohomish Library.</p> <p>Sorenson came to Sno-Isle Libraries seven years ago to serve&nbsp;as the assistant managing librarian at Mill Creek. He was previously a librarian at Woodinville Library for King County Library System. Sorenson was born and raised in Bellevue&nbsp;and now resides in Woodinville.&nbsp;He prides himself for never&nbsp;having lived more than ten miles away from the hospital in which he was born.&nbsp;He received his bachelor&#39;s&nbsp;and master&#39;s degree from&nbsp;the University of Washington, also less than ten miles away. One of Sorenson&#39;s passions is traveling.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries,&nbsp;<span style="font-size:12px">online&nbsp;</span>services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-651-7081</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=174 New Sno-Isle Libraries Employees - Strategic Relations Manager and Lead Librarian for Business http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=173 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" style="width:200px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150428030536.jpg " /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px">Susan Hempstead<br /> Strategic Relations Manager<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries<img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150428035827.jpg " style="height:317px; width:199px" /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:12px">Kassy Rodeheaver</span><br /> <span style="font-size:12px">Lead Librarian for Business<br /> Sno-Isle Libraries</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Marysville, Wash. &ndash; Sno-Isle Libraries today announced that Susan Hempstead and Kassy Rodeheaver have joined the library district as Strategic Relations Manager and Lead Librarian for Business.&nbsp;</p> <p>Susan Hempstead is responsible for implementing Sno-Isle Libraries&rsquo; connected communities strategy, government relations outreach, community partnerships and volunteer programs. She previously served as Director of Customer and Community Engagement with Puget Sound Energy, held public affairs positions with Public School Employees of WA, the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay and also served as a White House intern.&nbsp; She has held board positions with Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, Special Olympics of Washington, Economic Development Council of Seattle and the King County Library System Foundation. &nbsp;She also served on the Growth Management Policy Board of the Puget Sound Regional Council.&nbsp; Hempstead earned a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and resides in Edmonds with husband, Ben, and children, Nate and Hannah.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to join the talented and respected team at Sno-Isle Libraries to share the story of our local libraries and also to have collaborative community conversations. This position aligns my passions around community outreach, partnerships and cultivating learning communities.&quot;</p> <p>Kassy Rodeheaver will focus on entrepreneur and small business support and outreach to increase awareness of Sno-Isle&rsquo;s business support programs.&nbsp; She previously worked as the Grants and Nonprofit Information Center Librarian with the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona. During her five year tenure, she provided collection development, program planning, budget management and outreach. She also served on the library&rsquo;s Economic &amp; Workforce Development Committee helping to implement the Idea+Space pilot program focused on providing support to nonprofit, small business and entrepreneurial communities. Rodeheaver earned her Master&rsquo;s Degree in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am very excited to join Sno-Isle Libraries in support of small business owners and entrepreneurs. Libraries have so many great ways to assist these communities. I love being able to connect business people with the information and resources that will give them a competitive edge in today&rsquo;s business world.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;These staff additions emphasize two areas of strategic focus for us,&rdquo; says Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, library district Executive Director.&nbsp; &ldquo;We are committed to building communities with strong civic engagement opportunities and economically sound communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.&nbsp; The library district&#39;s mission is to ensure free and equal access to information and ideas, to be a gateway to reading and resources, and act as a center for civic engagement.</p> <p><em><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">www.sno-isle.org</a>.</em></p> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=173 Sno-Isle Libraries seeks three local advisory board members for Camano Island Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=172 <p>CAMANO ISLAND, Wash.&nbsp; &mdash; &nbsp;Sno-Isle Libraries is seeking to fill three positions on the Camano Island Library Advisory Board for a term beginning in July 2015 and lasting for three years each. Board members advise the regional Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. &nbsp;</p> <p>Board members must be Camano Island residents.</p> <p>Application and information is available at the Camano Island Library, 848 North Sunrise Boulevard, Camano Island, WA 98282-8770, or on the Sno-Isle Libraries website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/camano/board-vacancy">sno-isle.org/locations/camano/board-vacancy</a></p> <p>For questions regarding vacancies, please contact David Menard, Camano Island Library branch manager at 360-387-5150 or dmenard@sno-isle.org. For questions about the application process, contact Roxanne Fuentes at 360-651-7073 or 1-877-766-4753 extension 7073, or rfuentes@sno-isle.org.</p> <p>Applications must be postmarked by May 21, 2015.&nbsp;They may be mailed to Roxanne Fuentes, Sno-Isle Libraries, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, Washington, 98271-7417 or sent as an email attachment to rfuentes@sno-isle.org.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>David Menard, Branch Manager, Camano Island Library,&nbsp;360-387-5150, <a href="mailto:dmenard@sno-isle.org">dmenard@sno-isle.org</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=172 Lynnwood Library speaker to explore relationship of religion, human rights http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=171 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:220px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150413043739.jpg" style="float:right; height:300px; width:200px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11px"><em>David E. Smith</em></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>A religious studies expert will speak on the subject of &ldquo;Religion and Human Rights: Allies or Enemies&rdquo; on April 30 at Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th<span style="font-size:10.8333330154419px">&nbsp;</span>Ave. W.</p> <p>The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>David E. Smith will explore the complex and confusing dynamics that exist between religion and human rights in a rapidly changing society.&nbsp;He raises the question: Does religion support human rights, or prevent society from recognizing the rights of all of its members? He notes that Washington has been at the forefront of pertinent social issues, including legalization of marijuana, physician-aided dying, and the recognition of same-sex marriage.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>Smith, a Bellevue resident, holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Temple University. For the past decade he has been a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of philosophy and religious studies. He&nbsp;currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington. He is a former public relations officer with an urban police department in Virginia.</p> <p>His presentation is sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries and Humanities Washington.<br /> <br /> <strong>About the sponsors</strong></p> <p>Humanities Washington, <a href="http://www.humanities.org/" target="_blank">humanities.org,</a> sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries, <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">sno-isle.org,</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Steve Sandbakken, Lynnwood Library, <a href="mailto:ssandbakken@sno-isle.org">ssandbakken@sno-isle.org</a>, 425-778-2148 Ext. 3034</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=171 Sno-Isle Libraries to change hours at libraries in May http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=168 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries is changing and in some cases expanding library hours to meet customer needs, according to library district officials. The changes will take place May 3.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve realigned hours to better match the needs of our local communities, and will provide morning, evening and weekend hours in every location,&rdquo; said Deputy Director Kendra Trachta.</p> <p>For example, Lynnwood Library &ndash; the district&rsquo;s largest &ndash; will be open eight hours on Sundays instead of four. Coupeville and Granite Falls will be getting seven-day library service with the addition of Sunday afternoons.</p> <p>All libraries will stay open until 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, instead of closing at 5 p.m. Some libraries will open earlier and close earlier, due to customer demand.</p> <p>&ldquo;Although many people access our services online, our buildings are still important places for people to browse, gather, study and access computers and other technology,&rdquo; Trachta said. &ldquo;Our libraries logged almost 3.5 million visits in 2014.&rdquo; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Sno-Isle district serves 21 communities throughout Snohomish and Island counties. Hours, locations and services for each can be found online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/">sno-isle.org/locations</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>New library hours by community will be:</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/arlington/">Arlington Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/brier/">Brier Library</a></strong>, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/camanoisland/">Camano Island</a></strong>, (Hours will take effect when new library opens in late summer.) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/clinton/">Clinton Library</a></strong>, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/coupeville/">Coupeville Library</a>,</strong>&nbsp;10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/darrington/">Darrington Library</a></strong>, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds/">Edmonds Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/freeland/">Freeland Library</a></strong>, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/granitefalls/">Granite Falls Library</a></strong>, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/lakestevens/">Lake Stevens Library</a></strong>, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/langley/">Langley Library</a></strong>, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/lynnwood/">Lynnwood Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/marysville/">Marysville Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/millcreek/">Mill Creek Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/monroe/">Monroe Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/mountlaketerrace/">Mountlake Terrace Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/mukilteo/">Mukilteo Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/oakharbor/">Oak Harbor Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/snohomish/">Snohomish Library</a></strong>, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/stanwood/">Stanwood Library</a></strong>, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/sultan/">Sultan Library</a></strong>, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-651-7081</p> <p>Kendra Trachta, Deputy Director,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:ktrachta@sno-isle.org">ktrachta@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-651-7066</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=168 'Boys in the Boat' author to speak on Whidbey Island http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=169 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" style="width:170px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="Daniel James Brown" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150224050225.jpg" style="height:196px; width:150px" /><span style="font-size:12px"><em>Daniel James Brown</em></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Daniel James Brown, author of &quot;<a href="http://catalog.sno-isle.org/polaris/view.aspx?title=The+boys+in+the+boat+nine+Americans&amp;type=phrase&amp;ctx=1.1033.0.0.6">The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics</a>,&quot; will give two Whidbey Island lectures on Wednesday, April 15.</p> <p>Brown will speak at 1 p.m. at South Whidbey High School, 5675 Maxwelton Road,&nbsp;Langley, and 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza, 33175 WA-20, Oak Harbor.</p> <p>His presentations are a highlight of Whidbey Reads, a six-week series of events inspired by the non-fiction work and sponsored by the island&rsquo;s five community libraries. More information is available at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/whidbeyreads">sno-isle.org/whidbeyreads</a>.</p> <p>Whidbey Reads is a collaborative effort of Sno-Isle Libraries, Whidbey Island Friends of the Library groups and volunteers from each community. Other partners include Skagit Valley College, Best Western Harbor Plaza, Wind &amp; Tide Books, Island Thrift and Moonraker Books. Funding is provided by the&nbsp;<a href="http://sno-islefoundation.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Kathy Bullene, Oak Harbor Library Assistant Manager,&nbsp;360-675-5115, <a href="mailto:kbullene@sno-isle.org">kbullene@sno-isle.org</a><br> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=169 Sno-Isle Libraries names new managers for Darrington, Snohomish http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=170 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has named new managers of its libraries in Snohomish and Darrington.</p> <p><strong>Darlene Weber</strong> is new interim manager of Snohomish Library. She replaces Rebecca Loney, who is now Sno-Isle Libraries director of technical services.</p> <p>For the last seven years, Weber was managing librarian of Mill Creek Library. She has been with Sno-Isle Libraries since 2000. A graduate of Central Washington University, Weber also earned a master&rsquo;s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington. Her honors include the Public Library Association New Leader Award and Sno-Isle Libraries Trustee Award.</p> <p><strong>Asheley Bryson</strong> is new interim manager of Darrington Library. She replaces Bryan Stratton, who is now circulation supervisor at Lake Stevens Library.<br /> <br /> Bryson has worked at Darrington Library since 2008 as a public services assistant. A graduate of the College of DuPage, she has also studied at Skagit Valley College.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" style="width:220px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Asheley Bryson" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150409123301.jpg" style="height:300px; width:200px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Asheley Bryson</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" style="width:220px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="Darlene Weber" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150409122832.jpg" style="height:300px; width:200px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Darlene Weber</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, <span style="font-size:12px">online </span>services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-651-7081</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=170 Third-Grade Reading Challenge championship results in tie of two perfect-score teams http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=167 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150327013639.jpg" style="float:right; height:250px; margin:10px; width:250px" />The Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge<strong> </strong>finals tested literary skills of 56 third-graders on March 25, 2015, at the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theater.</p> <p>The top seven teams from Snohomish and Island county schools participated in the final round of the book trivia event, demonstrating their reading expertise and teamwork skills, answering three rounds of questions drawn from six books selected by Sno-Isle librarians.</p> <p>The evening ended in a nail-biting tie between the <strong>Maplewood K-8 Royal Readers</strong> and the <strong>Mt. Pilchuck Elementary Record Readers</strong>, with both teams answering all eight tie-breaker questions correctly and finishing the Challenge with perfect scores.&nbsp;The Royal Readers and Record Readers were both declared top-scoring Reading Challenge Champions of 2015!</p> <p>&ldquo;Sno-Isle Libraries is tremendously proud of these third-grade readers,&rdquo; said Jane L&oacute;pez-Santillana, reading challenge coordinator. &ldquo;The Reading Challenge has been a wonderful opportunity for our organization to partner with schools and the greater community to publicly support literacy, celebrating the beginnings of what we hope will become a lifelong passion for reading and a memorable teamwork experience.&rdquo;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150327013805.jpg" style="float:right; height:250px; line-height:20.7999992370605px; margin:10px; width:250px" /></p> <p>Early rounds from the past three&nbsp;months garnered participation from 156 teams at 37 schools, totaling 1,209 students. The five other teams in the finals were Cedar Way Elementary Angry Books (Mountlake Terrace), Fairmount Elementary Group of 7 Awesome Readers (Mukilteo), Forest View Elementary Hawks (Mill Creek), Presidents Elementary Reading Racers (Arlington), and South Whidbey Elementary Rampaging Readers (Langley).</p> <p>Patrick Jennings, author of the popular &ldquo;Guinea Dog&rdquo; children&rsquo;s books, made a surprise appearance and signed many autographs for contestants.</p> <p>Besides &ldquo;Guinea Dog,&rdquo; participants were asked trivia questions on &ldquo;Charlie and the Chocolate Factory&rdquo; by Roald Dahl, &ldquo;Frindle&rdquo; by Andrew Clements, &ldquo;Little Wolf&rsquo;s Book of Badness&rdquo; by Ian Whybrow, &ldquo;White Fur Flying&rdquo; by Patricia Mac Lachlan&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Year of the Dog&rdquo; by Grace Lin.</p> <p>The Reading Challenge program is funded by the <a href="http://sno-islefoundation.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation</a>.&nbsp;For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/kids/challenge">sno-isle.org/kids/challenge</a>.</p> <p>View the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153133609630979.1073741858.14152425978&amp;type=1" target="_blank">Facebook photo album</a> and watch <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/youtube?v=JFD6s29xne4">video highlights</a> of the finals.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact: </strong></p> <p>Jane L&oacute;pez-Santillana,&nbsp;360.675.5115 ext. 6040, <a href="mailto:jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org">jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org</a></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=167 Bob Whitsitt of NBA, Seahawks fame to highlight fundraising luncheon http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=166 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" style="width:270px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150317045050.png" style="height:398px; width:250px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center">Bob Whitsitt</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Bob Whitsitt, once named the most influential figure in Northwest professional sports, will speak at an April 24 lunch sponsored by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Organizers promise &ldquo;a no-holds barred look at how professional sports really work&rdquo; and a chance for guests to bid on a round of golf with Whitsitt.</p> <p>The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Useless Bay Country Club in Langley. Proceeds will benefit the <a href="http://sno-islefoundation.org/giving/sundberg/">Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Lecture Series</a>. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1194505" target="_blank">brownpapertickets.com</a> or by contacting Marshall Goldberg at (360) 675-5888 or <a href="mailto:mfgold@comcast.net?subject=Bob%20Whitsitt%20luncheon">mfgold@comcast.net</a>.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Whitsitt was deemed &ldquo;most influential&rdquo; by Washington CEO Magazine. He spent 17 seasons as an NBA president and general manager, building teams in Seattle and Portland that made the playoffs sixteen times. As president of the Seattle Seahawks from 1997 through early 2005, he negotiated the acquisition of the team for Paul Allen, and led a successful statewide referendum that secured $300 million in public funding for what is now known as CenturyLink Field.</p> <p>The annual Trudy J. Sundberg Lecture Series will honor a public school teacher who had a passion for literature, ideas, and civic engagement. Sundberg was known as an activist and innovator whose causes included the Whidbey Island Democratic Club, League of Women Voters, and Whidbey Camano Land Trust. She was founder of the Save Our Kids Crusade anti-violence coalition and numerous book clubs. She died in 2013.<br /> <br /> Those unable to attend the luncheon but wishing to donate may do so by visiting <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/applications/foundation/">sno-isle.org/applications/foundation</a>&nbsp;and selecting &quot;Trudy J. Sundberg Memorial Lecture Series&quot; under the donation options menu.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Marshall Goldberg, 360-675-5888, <a href="mailto:mfgold@comcast.net">mfgold@comcast.net</a><br /> Jennifer O&rsquo;Brien, Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, <a href="mailto:jobrien@sno-isle.org">jobrien@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=166 Darrington Library dedication will honor late library manager http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=165 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:320px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150306031148.jpg" style="float:right; height:450px; width:300px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center">Linda McPherson<br /> <span style="font-size:9px"><em>(photo: The Herald)</em></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>DARRINGTON, Wash. &mdash; The <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/darrington/">Darrington Library</a> will dedicate its community room in honor of late library manager Linda McPherson at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21. The public is invited.</p> <p>McPherson managed the library and served on the Darrington School Board for two decades. Earlier in her career, she was an oceanographer and a teacher. She was among 43 people who died on March 22, 2014, when a massive landslide destroyed homes in nearby Oso.&nbsp;</p> <p>At the dedication, the Friends of Darrington Library will unveil a plaque featuring McPherson&rsquo;s portrait. Light refreshments will be served. The library is located at 1005 Cascade St.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Bryan Stratton, Branch Manager, Darrington Library,&nbsp;360-436-1600 x5420, <a href="mailto:bstratton@sno-isle.org">bstratton@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=165 Whidbey Reads events lineup includes author, children of 'Boys in the Boat' http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=164 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:170px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150224050225.jpg" style="height:196px; margin:0px 10px; width:150px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Daniel James Brown</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150224050129.jpg" style="float:right; height:224px; line-height:20.7999992370605px; margin:0px 10px; width:150px" />Whidbey Island&rsquo;s five community libraries are hosting a six-week series of events inspired by &quot;<a href="http://catalog.sno-isle.org/polaris/view.aspx?title=The+boys+in+the+boat+nine+Americans&amp;type=phrase&amp;ctx=1.1033.0.0.6">The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics</a>&quot; by Daniel James Brown.</p> <p>One highlight will be a panel discussion featuring descendants of the famous University of Washington rowing team, set for 1:30 p.m. March 14 at Coupeville Library. Events will culminate on April 15 with presentations by the author. Brown will speak at 1 p.m. at South Whidbey High School and 7 p.m. at Best Western Plus Harbor Plaza in Oak Harbor.</p> <p>Other events during Whidbey Reads 2015 will include discussion groups, film showings, musical presentations and lectures. They will explore such topics as the Depression era, World War II, and the region&rsquo;s boating culture. Full calendar listings, online and printable, can be found at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/whidbeyreads">sno-isle.org/whidbeyreads</a>. Printed calendars are also available in the Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, Langley and Clinton libraries.</p> <p>Whidbey Reads annually brings island residents together to read and talk about a book. The shared experience serves as a springboard to explore commonalities and differences, said Whidbey Reads organizer Kathy Bullene. &nbsp;</p> <p>Whidbey Reads is a collaborative effort of Sno-Isle Libraries, Whidbey Island Friends of the Library groups and volunteers from each community. Other partners include Skagit Valley College, Best Western Harbor Plaza, Wind &amp; Tide Books, Island Thrift and Moonraker Books. Funding is provided by the <a href="http://sno-islefoundation.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Kathy Bullene, Oak Harbor Library Assistant Manager,&nbsp;360-675-5115, <a href="mailto:kbullene@sno-isle.org">kbullene@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=164 NOTE TO EDITORS REGARDING READING CHALLENGE STORY/PHOTO OPS http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=163 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries&rsquo; annual <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/kids/challenge">3rd Grade Reading Challenge</a> is under way. The quiz bowl program encourages children in Snohomish and Island counties to enjoy reading while improving their literacy skills. Students form teams of readers who answer questions based on six books at a series of challenge events, culminating with the top six teams participating in the grand Final Reading Challenge at the end of March. We invite you to photograph, video or report on any of these events listed below.&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to these March competitions, Patrick Jennings, author of the popular &ldquo;<em>Guinea Dog&rdquo; </em>books, will visit with children twice on Saturday, Feb. 21: Oak Harbor Elementary School, 151 S.E. Midway Blvd., at 10 a.m.; and Arlington&rsquo;s Hadley Hall, 18513 59<span style="font-size:10.8333330154419px">th</span>&nbsp;Ave. N.E., at 2 p.m.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arlington Semi-Final Reading Challenge</strong></p> <p>Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Arlington High School&rsquo;s Byrnes Performing Arts Center</p> <p>Address: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223</p> <p>Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Monday, March 9</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Arlington, Darrington, and Granite Falls School Districts (5 schools)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Whidbey Island Semi-Final Reading Challenge</strong></p> <p>Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Oak Harbor Elementary (in the north gym)</p> <p>Address: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 151 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277</p> <p>Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wednesday, March 11 &nbsp;</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Coupeville, South Whidbey and Oak Harbor School Districts (7 schools)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lynnwood Semi-Final Reading Challenge #1</strong></p> <p>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lynnwood High School (gymnasium)</p> <p>Address:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 18218 North Road, Bothell, WA 98012</p> <p>Date: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Monday, March 16</p> <p>Time:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Edmonds and Monroe School Districts (Beverly, Edmonds, Brier, Cedar Valley, College Place, Maplewood and Chain Lake)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lynnwood Semi-Final Reading Challenge #2</strong></p> <p>Location:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lynnwood High School (gymnasium)</p> <p>Address:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 18218 North Road, Bothell, WA 98012</p> <p>Date: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Tuesday,&nbsp;March 17</p> <p>Time: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Edmonds and Monroe School Districts (Frank Wagner, Cedar Way, Hilltop and Sherwood)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lake Stevens Semi-Final Reading Challenge</strong></p> <p>Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lake Stevens High School PAC</p> <p>Address: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2908 113th Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258</p> <p>Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Wednesday, March 18</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Lake Stevens and Snohomish School Districts (7 schools)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mukilteo Semi-Final Reading Challenge</strong></p> <p>Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Odyssey Elementary Multipurpose Space</p> <p>Address: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 13025 17th Avenue West, Everett, WA 98204</p> <p>Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Monday, March 23 &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Participating schools from Mukilteo and Mill Creek School Districts (6 schools)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Final Reading Challenge</strong></p> <p>Location: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Edmonds Community College Black Box Theater</p> <p>Address: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 20310 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036</p> <p>Date: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Wednesday, March 25</p> <p>Time: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:30 p.m.</p> <p>Top scoring teams from each of the six Semi-Final Challenges will participate</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Jane L&oacute;pez-Santillana,&nbsp;Children&rsquo;s Librarian,&nbsp;360-675-5115 ext. 6040,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org" style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org" style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=163 Performer to explore what it takes to defeat racism http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=162 <p>MUKILTEO, Wash. &mdash; Seattle performer Eva M. Abram will present &ldquo;Defeating Racism Today: What Does It Take?&rdquo; at 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbor Point Blvd.</p> <p>The free, hour-long Saturday event is sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries and Humanities Washington.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:300px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150210021308.jpg" style="height:449px; margin:10px; width:300px" /><em>Eva M. Abram</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Abram will explore such questions as: Does the eradication of racist laws really combat institutionalized racism? How does subtle and sometimes hidden institutionalized racism affect the citizens, economy, and future of Washington state?&nbsp;She will talk about the history of racism, and how it affects specific groups in our society today. And she will discuss how the invisible divide of racism <span style="color:black; font-family:times new roman,serif; font-size:12pt">&mdash;&nbsp;</span>fed by both knowledge and ignorance <span style="color:black; font-family:times new roman,serif; font-size:12pt">&mdash;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;continues to exist despite progress to eradicate it made in recent decades.</p> <p>Abram has performed in schools, theatres, and history museums throughout the northwest. Using the crafts of acting and storytelling, Abrams creates dramatic presentations that explore race and race relations.&nbsp;She presents compelling, little-known stories of African Americans as well as stories that examine how business, government, and public policies affect social practices.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>About the sponsors</strong></p> <p><a href="http://humanities.org" target="_blank">Humanities Washington</a>&nbsp;sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://sno-isle.org">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Ruth Griffith, Mukilteo Library,&nbsp;425-493-8202, x.3233,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:rgriffith@sno-isle.org">rgriffith@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=162 Sno-Isle Libraries seeks ideas for public forums http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=161 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries managers are planning the district&rsquo;s 2015 Issues That Matter forum series of timely topics and want to add the public&rsquo;s ideas to the mix.</p> <p>The programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile issues. In 2014, there were four forums on two subjects: drug use and end-of-life health care. Previous topics were bullying, same-sex marriage, gun rights, the marijuana initiative and the state income tax.</p> <p>&ldquo;Ideas we are considering for future forums include suicide, police/minority relations, and housing,&rdquo; said Chuck Pratt, leader of the Issues That Matter team. &ldquo;But before making any decisions, we&rsquo;d like to hear from the public about what topics are important in which communities.&rdquo;</p> <p>Ideas can be emailed to Pratt at <a href="mailto:cpratt@sno-isle.org">cpratt@sno-isle.org</a> by Feb. 16.</p> <p>There is no set schedule for the programs, which feature expert panels before live audiences. More information and videos of past forums are available online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org" style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=161 Civil rights sing-along set for Mill Creek Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=160 <p>MILL CREEK, Wash. &mdash; African-American History Month will be celebrated at the 4<sup>th</sup> Annual &ldquo;We Shall Overcome&rdquo; Sing-Along on Feb. 12 at Mill Creek Library.</p> <p>The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway. People of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>Accompanied by violin and guitar, and led by Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, participants will sing the song that inspired one of the greatest freedom movements in U.S. History. Lyrics will be provided.</p> <p>The sing-along started in 2012. Managing Librarian Darlene Weber asked the Friends of Mill Creek Library how they would like to celebrate African-American History Month. Selma Bonham, an experienced flash mobber, suggested a &ldquo;We Shall Overcome&rdquo; flash mob. The idea became reality when then-Sherriff John Lovick agreed to lead.<br /> <br /> Lovick has led every year since, and Sno-Isle Libraries Communications Director Ken Harvey has helped shape it into a moving commemoration of African-American History and the Civil Rights movement.<br /> <br /> Parking at the library is limited. Additional parking is available across the street at the Mill Creek Town Center; visitors are urged to use the crosswalk.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Karen Marshall, Mill Creek Librarian,&nbsp;425-337-4822, <a href="mailto:kmarshall@sno-isle.org">kmarshall@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=160 Sno-Isle Libraries awards remodeling contract for new Camano Island Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=159 <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">On Monday, January 26, the Board of Trustees of Sno-Isle Libraries awarded a contract to Kirtley Cole Associates, LLC, an Everett construction firm, to remodel a former restaurant into a 4,900 square foot library designed to serve the Camano Island community.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&ldquo;This is an exciting step because we know library customers have been anxious to see the actual renovation work begin,&rdquo; said Sue Cohn, President of the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. &ldquo;Based on everything our trustee board has heard, we are certain the community will enjoy everything this larger library will offer Camano Island.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The $2.3 million library project was approved by Camano Island voters in April, 2014. &ldquo;We are on budget to deliver this project as promised to voters,&rdquo; said Jeanne Crisp, project manager for the Camano Island Library. The library project budget covers all the costs to open the doors of a larger library, including property acquisition, architectural and engineering services, renovation, space conversion, furnishings, equipment, library materials, and financing costs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">&ldquo;The community took full advantage of the public involvement meetings we held in June, July and September last year,&rdquo; said Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Executive Director of Sno-Isle Libraries. &ldquo;Residents of all ages came out and helped shape the new library&rsquo;s floor plan and interior color design.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Renovation work is scheduled to begin in early March and be completed before the end of summer. The remodeling project at 848 N. Sunrise Blvd. is located within the same retail complex as the 1,800 square feet, interim library. Sno-Isle Libraries will continue to provide library services from the smaller space at Terry&#39;s Corner until the doors open on the larger facility.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">The new 4,900-square-foot library will be approximately 3,000 square feet larger than the interim library. The additional footage will provide space for:</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Expanded book and media selections</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Library activities for children, such as toddler, infant and preschool story times</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Quiet study, comfortable seating</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Additional computers for public use</span></li> <li><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Multi-purpose room</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">About Sno-Isle Libraries<br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/"><strong>Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif">For more information, contact:<br /> Ken Harvey, Communications Director, 360-651-7080, <strong><u><a href="mailto:kharvey@sno-isle.org">kharvey@sno-isle.org</a></u></strong></span></p> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=159 Library seeks artist for Camano Island sculpture http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=157 <p>CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. &mdash; Sno-Isle Libraries is inviting artists to submit design concepts for an outdoor sculpture on the north side of the Camano Island Library. While preference will be given to artists from Camano Island or Stanwood, all artists are welcome to submit.</p> <p>The Camano Island Library Art Committee will select the final design. The committee is comprised of Friends of the Library members, project architects and Sno-Isle Libraries staff. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. March 2. &nbsp;</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:320px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150127122121.png" style="height:153px; width:300px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Camano Island Library</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Details on sculpture requirements, theme, budget, and submission content are available online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/camano-artists">sno-isle.org/camano-artists</a>.</p> <p>The residents of Camano Island passed a bond to build a permanent library on Camano Island in April 2014. Construction for the remodel/expansion of a former restaurant at Terry&rsquo;s Corner will begin by March. The new library is expected to reopen to the public in late summer.</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=157 Third-Grade Reading Challenge teams to meet author Patrick Jennings http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=158 <p><em><span style="font-size:10px">(revised Jan. 27, 2015 at 3:18 p.m. to correct date of first event to&nbsp;Jan. 31)</span></em></p> <p>Patrick Jennings, author of the popular <em>Guinea Dog </em>children&rsquo;s books, will appear at a series of Saturday events celebrating the annual Sno-Isle Libraries <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/kids/challenge">Third Grade Reading Challenge</a>.</p> <p>On Jan. 31, Jennings will be at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., at 10 a.m.; Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., at 2 p.m.; and Lynnwood Library, 19200 44<sup>th</sup> Ave. W., at 6:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> On Feb. 21, he will visit Oak Harbor Elementary School, 151 S.E. Midway Blvd., at 10 a.m.; and Arlington&rsquo;s Hadley Hall, 18513 59<sup>th</sup> Ave. N.E., at 2 p.m.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:420px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150127021714.jpg" style="height:296px; width:400px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Author Patrick Jennings</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The author will meet with members of the Reading Challenge teams from Snohomish and Island County public schools. The public is welcome to attend.</p> <p>Jennings&rsquo; books have received multiple honors from <em>Publishers Weekly</em>, <em>The Horn Book</em>, and <em>Smithsonian Magazine</em>, to name a few. <em>Guinea Dog</em> also won a 2011 Washington State Book Award.</p> <p>The Reading Challenge is a quiz bowl program that encourages children to enjoy reading while improving their literacy skills. Students at participating schools form teams of readers who answer questions based on six books selected by Sno-Isle Libraries staff at a series of challenge events, culminating with the top six teams from across two counties participating in the grand Final Reading Challenge at the end of March.</p> <p>Besides &ldquo;Guinea Dog,&rdquo; participants are also reading &ldquo;Charlie and the Chocolate Factory&rdquo; by Roald Dahl, &ldquo;Frindle&rdquo; by Andrew Clements, &ldquo;Little Wolf&rsquo;s Book of Badness&rdquo; by Ian Whybrow, &ldquo;White Fur Flying&rdquo; by Patricia Mac Lachlan&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Year of the Dog&rdquo; by Grace Lin.</p> <p>The Reading Challenge program is funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.&nbsp; For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/kids/challenge">sno-isle.org/kids/challenge</a>.</p> <p><br /> <strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact: </strong><br /> Jane L&oacute;pez-Santillana,&nbsp;360-675-5115 ext. 6040, <a href="mailto:jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org">jlopez-santillana@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=158 IRS makes fewer forms available for library customers http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=156 <p>Because of Internal Revenue Service cutbacks, Snohomish and Island County residents seeking printed tax forms will find fewer of them in their community libraries.</p> <p>&ldquo;Some basic forms will be available, but even the number of those will be limited,&rdquo; said Terry Beck, information services manager for Sno-Isle Libraries. &ldquo;The Tax Forms Outlet Program that supplies us with forms blames the appropriations bill recently passed by Congress, which made significant cuts to the IRS budget.&rdquo;</p> <p>Forms available in the library will include 1040, 1040A and 104EZ, as well as some tax-help publications.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Beck noted that forms can be downloaded from the Internet at <a href="http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&amp;-Pubs" target="_blank">IRS.gov/Forms</a>. They can also be ordered for delivery by mail at <a href="http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&amp;-Pubs/Order-Products" target="_blank">IRS.gov/orderforms</a> and by phone at 800-829-3676.</p> <p>&ldquo;Customers at our 21 community libraries can use our computers to access the IRS forms online, then make free copies using our printers,&rdquo; she noted. &ldquo;We have all of the necessary links, plus other helpful tax preparation resources, on our website at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/taxtime">sno-isle.org/taxtime</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=156 Openings still available for free advance care planning classes http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=155 <p>COUPEVILLE, Wash. &mdash; An upcoming class for those who wish to plan for end-of-life health care is proving popular, according to Coupeville Library Manager Leslie Franzen, but there are still openings for those wishing to participate.<br /> <br /> The class in advance care planning will be offered at the library, 788 NW Alexander St., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The sessions follow a Monday, Jan. 12 panel discussion at the library called &ldquo;End-of-Life Health Care: Honoring Choices.&rdquo; All events are free and open to the public.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" style="width:200px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20150106015646.jpg" style="float:right; height:332px; margin:0px; width:200px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em>Judy McCay</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The two-hour class sessions will be taught by Judy McCay, a volunteer&nbsp;with Compassion &amp; Choices of Washington. She will explain how to write an advance care plan, a document that combines a living will with a durable power of attorney for health care. Participants are asked to register online via the Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar at <a href="http://bit.ly/advancedcare">bit.ly/advancedcare</a>, or by calling 360-678-4911.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>No registration is required for the panel discussion, which is part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter</a>. The web page includes links to websites and library resources relating to end-of-life care.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Leslie Franzen, Coupeville Managing Librarian,&nbsp;360-678-4911, <a href="mailto:lfranzen@sno-isle.org">lfranzen@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=155 Camano Island Library seeks local student advisory board member http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=154 <p>CAMANO ISLAND, Wash.&nbsp; &mdash; &nbsp;Sno-Isle Libraries is seeking to fill one position on the Camano Island Library Advisory Board for a one year term beginning March 2015. Board members advise the regional Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees. &nbsp;</p> <p>Board members must be Camano Island residents.</p> <p>The application and information are&nbsp;available at the <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/camanoisland/">Camano Island Library</a>, 848 North Sunrise Boulevard, Camano Island, WA 98282-8770, or on the Sno-Isle Libraries website:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/camano/board-responsibilties" style="line-height: 1.6;">sno-isle.org/locations/camano/board-responsibilties</a></p> <p>For questions regarding vacancies, please contact David Menard, Camano Island Library branch manager at 360-387-5150 or <a href="mailto:dmenard@sno-isle.org">dmenard@sno-isle.org</a>. For questions about the application process, contact Roxanne Fuentes at 360-651-7073 or 1-877-766-4753 extension 7073, or <a href="mailto:rfuentes@sno-isle.org">rfuentes@sno-isle.org</a>.</p> <p>Applications must be postmarked by Feb.&nbsp;2, 2015. They may be mailed to Roxanne Fuentes, Sno-Isle Libraries, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, Washington, 98271-7417 or sent as an email attachment to <a href="mailto:rfuentes@sno-isle.org">rfuentes@sno-isle.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>David Menard, Branch Manager, Camano Island Library,&nbsp;360-387-5150, <a href="mailto:dmenard@sno-isle.org">dmenard@sno-isle.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=154 Sno-Isle Libraries announces three new managers http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=153 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries has named new managers at the Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace libraries.</p> <p><strong>Sandra Barnhart</strong> was selected as the branch manager of <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/brier/">Brier Library</a>. She has been Brier&rsquo;s temporary manager for the last eight months. Barnhart has been with Sno-Isle Libraries since 2011 as a branch circulation supervisor and public services assistant at the Mill Creek library.</p> <p><strong>Chy Ross</strong> was selected as the managing librarian for <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds/">Edmonds Library</a> after serving as the managing librarian for Mountlake Terrace Library since August 2013. Ross has been with Sno-Isle Libraries since 2005 in positions that included temporary managing librarian at Snohomish Library, managing librarian at Lake Stevens Library, and assistant managing librarian at Mill Creek Library.</p> <p><strong>Kristin Piepho</strong> was selected as the managing librarian for <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/mountlaketerrace/">Mountlake Terrace Library</a>. Previously she was the children&rsquo;s services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries and temporary managing librarian for Lake Stevens Library. From 2008 to 2010, she worked for Seattle Public Library. Prior to that, she served her first stint with Sno-Isle Libraries at the Marysville and Mukilteo libraries from 2001 to 2008.</p> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:160px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141229122447.jpg" style="height:200px; width:133px" />Sandra Barnhart</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:160px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141229014357.jpg" style="height:200px; width:150px" />Chy Ross</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:160px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141229014010.png" style="height:200px; width:133px" />Kristin Piepho</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=153 Library to host panel, class on end-of-life health care http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=152 <p>COUPEVILLE, Wash. &mdash; On Jan. 12, four health experts will give advice on the important but under-discussed subject of final health care options.</p> <p>The Whidbey Island panel discussion, &ldquo;End-of-Life Health Care: Honoring Choices,&rdquo; will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. It is part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series, held in partnership with Whidbey General Hospital and Compassion &amp; Choices Washington.</p> <p>Panelists will be Carla Jolley, palliative care advance practice nurse, Whidbey General Hospital; Karen Griffith, client support volunteer, Compassion &amp; Choices of Washington; Grethe Cammermeyer, owner, Saratoga View Adult Home; and Cathleen Fanslow, author of &quot;Using the Power of Hope to Cope with Dying: The Four Stages of Hope.&quot;</p> <p>Dr. Marshall Goldberg will moderate. The public is invited to attend and ask questions.</p> <p>On Jan. 13, the Coupeville Library will offer a class on writing an advanced care directive, a document that combines a living will with a durable power of attorney for health care. The class will be given at 10 a.m. and repeated at 2 p.m. Participants are asked to register online via the Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar at <a href="http://bit.ly/advancedcare">bit.ly/advancedcare</a>, or by calling 360-678-4911. There is a limit of 30 people per two-hour class.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The panel discussion and classes are free.</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>A medical crisis can hit at any age,&rdquo; said Leslie Franzen, managing librarian at Coupeville. &ldquo;Now is the time for us all to plan so we can be sure to get the health care we want, even when we are unable to speak for ourselves.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter.</a> The web page includes links to websites and library resources relating to end-of-life care.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Leslie Franzen, Coupeville Managing Librarian, 360-678-4911, <a href="mailto:lfranzen@sno-isle.org">lfranzen@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=152 Entertainer to share tips for reading, singing with grandkids http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=151 <p>Singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart will present a &quot;Read &amp; Sing With Your Grandkids&quot; program at five community libraries.</p> <p>The events will take place at: Lynnwood Library, 4 p.m. Nov. 21, 19200 44th Ave. West; Brier Library, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2, <span style="font-size:14px">23303 Brier Rd.</span>; Mountlake Terrace Library, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 23300 58th Ave. West; Snohomish Library, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 311 Maple Ave.; and Mukilteo Library, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. &nbsp;</p> <p>Grandparents are invited to brush up on their nursery rhymes, songs, favorite picture books. Stewart will review the pros and cons of technology for young children and provide the latest information on why reading and singing to little ones is more important than ever.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141113033108.jpg" style="float:right; height:313px; margin:10px; width:250px" />Stewart is an award-winning entertainer and grandparent from Mercer Island. Her <a href="http://singwithourkids.com/" target="_blank">Sing With Our Kids Project</a> promotes early learning through community singing.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Nancy has a passion for early literacy and transmits her knowledge in an interesting, approachable manner,&quot; said Kristin Piepho, children&rsquo;s services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries. &ldquo;She enchants children with her songs and activities.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=151 Tween programs combine science, art and more http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=150 <p>Sno-Isle Libraries is partnering with the Pacific Science Center to bring exciting, thought-provoking programming to tweens and young teens. Through collaborative learning and mentoring experiences, the Tween STEAM Club programs are designed for youth to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).</p> <p>&ldquo;Our goal is to get tweens excited about science and show them that a career in a STEAM field is a real possibility in their future. Plus, they will explore ways to feed their natural curiosity by learning about the many resources available through our libraries,&rdquo; said Dawn Rutherford, teen services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries.</p> <p>The Tween STEAM Club&rsquo;s hands-on science fun for tweens age nine to 13 or in fourth to eighth grade consists of programs made up of a series of four 90-minute sessions with different activities each time. Attendance at all four sessions is recommended, but not required.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/2604/2604_20141113012536.JPG" style="float:right; height:216px; margin:10px; width:200px" />The Pacific Science Center&#39;s Science After-School workshops will take place in Darrington, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Oak Harbor, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. They are scheduled as follows:</p> <p><strong>Physics FUNdamentals:</strong> Learn about physics concepts including Newton&#39;s laws of motion, acceleration, electricity and simple machines, through a range of projects and activities, including solar ovens and catapults. Darrington Library, Wednesdays, 12:30 &ndash; 2 p.m., Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17.</p> <p><strong>Forensics 101:</strong> Acquire the scientific skills needed to solve crimes. Lessons focus on fingerprints, codes, handwriting, chromatography, fiber analysis, and DNA evidence. Lake Stevens Library, Fridays, 3 &ndash; 4:30 p.m., Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19; Monroe Library, Mondays, 4 &ndash; 5:30 p.m., Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15; Oak Harbor Library, Sundays, 2 &ndash; 3:30 p.m., Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 21.</p> <p><strong>Ooze &amp; Ahs</strong>: Experiment with liquids, solids and gases, make your own slime, and learn how to paint with acids and bases. Lynnwood Library, Thursdays, 6 &ndash; 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4, 11, 18, and Monday, Dec. 15; Mountlake Terrace Library, Tuesdays, 4 &ndash; 5:30 p.m., Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 16, 23.</p> <p>Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/events/">sno-isle.org/events</a> or by calling the library. For contact and location information, visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/">sno-isle.org/locations</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Dawn Rutherford, Teen Services Coordinator, 360-651-7069, <a href="mailto:drutherford@sno-isle.org">drutherford@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=150 Stanwood voters approve Sno-Isle Libraries annexation http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=149 <p>Stanwood voters have approved annexing the city&#39;s library into the Sno-Isle Librarie<img alt="Stanwood Library" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/2604/2604_20141105114952.jpg" style="float:right; height:199px; width:314px" />s district. &nbsp;</p> <p>The annexation, approved by 79 percent of voters, will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. Snohomish County <a href="http://www.snoco.org/elections/results/ecurrent.htm">election results</a> confirmed that 100 percent of votes had been counted by Tuesday night.</p> <p>&ldquo;Stanwood voters have expressed their strong support for continuing library service in our community,&rdquo; says Leonard Kelley, Mayor of Stanwood. &ldquo;The vote to annex into the regional library district means that, after 2015, the city will no longer pay a contract fee for Sno-Isle Libraries service at the <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/stanwood/">Stanwood Library</a>. Those city funds will be freed up to support other needed city services such as police, fire and public works.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;We certainly appreciate the strong response from the voters,&rdquo; says Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, Executive Director of Sno-Isle Libraries. &ldquo;The 79 percent&nbsp; approval ensures a stable funding base for library operations and enables Sno-Isle Libraries to continue to provide library services, resources, events and materials to meet the needs of the community.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Ken Harvey, Communications Manager<br /> 360-651-7030, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">kharvey@sno-isle.org</a></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=149 Get recommended reads from Nancy Pearl http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=148 <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:320px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141028035654.jpg" style="float:right; height:436px; width:300px" /></p> <p><em>Nancy Pearl</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>LANGLEY, Wash. &mdash; Nancy Pearl, Seattle&#39;s most famous librarian, makes a return appearance to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts to share her passion for reading and recommend books that will make great gifts. The free event will start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for cookies and conversation.</p> <p>Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is located at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley. The event is funded by the Friends of the Langley Library.</p> <p>The New York Times calls Pearl &ldquo;the talk of librarian circles.&rdquo; Acclaimed author of the &ldquo;Book Lust&rdquo; and &ldquo;Book Crush&rdquo; series and model for the Archie McPhee Librarian Action Figure, she has been popular with Sno-Isle Libraries audiences for years. Former librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearl is a nationally known speaker. She is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and, through her &ldquo;Book Lust Forever&rdquo; podcast, helps to answer the question, &ldquo;What should I read next?&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Vicky Welfare, Branch Manager, Langley Library, 360-221-4383, <a href="mailto:vwelfare@sno-isle.org">vwelfare@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=148 Local authors celebrate reading and community at the library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=147 <p><span style="font-size:12px"><em>(revised Oct. 28, 2014, 1:47 p.m. to correct spelling of Ilse Smit )</em></span></p> <p>More than 35 authors from Snohomish and Island counties will make appearances at five &ldquo;Authors Next-Door&rdquo; events at Sno-Isle Libraries in November.</p> <p>In a celebration of reading and community, library customers will have the chance to engage with the panels of published authors who represent a diverse range of genres from children&rsquo;s picture books to adult fiction and non-fiction. Books will be available for signing and purchase. The events, detailed below, will take place in Snohomish, Coupeville, Freeland, Mukilteo and Stanwood. They are free and open to the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Snohomish Library, </strong>311 Maple Ave.<br /> <strong>Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m.</strong><br /> Carole Estby Dagg<br /> Lish McBride<br /> Dorothy Read<br /> Susan Schreyer<br /> Ilse Smit<br /> Valerie Stein<br /> Aarene Storms<br /> Lisa Stowe</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Coupeville Library, </strong>788 NW Alexander St.<br /> <strong>Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.</strong><br /> Barb Bland<br /> Kay Foss<br /> Lorraine Healy<br /> Andrea Hurst<br /> Vicki Robin<br /> Frances Wood</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Freeland Library, </strong>5495 Harbor Ave.<br /> <strong>Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.</strong><br /> Kurt Hoelting<br /> Rick Lawler<br /> Deb Lund<br /> Dan Pedersen<br /> Tom Trimbath<br /> Rowena Williamson</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Mukilteo Library, </strong>4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.<br /> <strong>Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.</strong><br /> Greg Bear<br /> Holly Cupala<br /> Mindy Hardwick<br /> Roy Kindelberger<br /> Craig Orback<br /> Bernadette Pajer<br /> Dan Richards<br /> Trudi Trueit</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stanwood Library, </strong>9701 271st St. NW<br /> <strong>Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.</strong><br /> J. Anderson Coats<br /> Martin Lim&oacute;n<br /> Pat Pritchard<br /> Carole Schaefer<br /> Lisa Souza<br /> Mark Souza<br /> Dorine White</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Jackie Parker, Lead Librarian, Readers&rsquo; Services, 425-778-2148 x3036, <a href="mailto:jparker@sno-isle.org">jparker@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=147 Author Candace Robb to speak at Coupeville Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=146 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141021043804.jpg" style="float:right; height:393px; margin:10px; width:244px" />COUPEVILLE, Wash.&nbsp;&mdash; Author and historian&nbsp;Candace Robb, known for her Owen Archer mystery series, will conclude a month-long series of mystery author lectures at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/coupeville/">Coupeville Library</a>. Robb will speak at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 27.</p> <p>The Archer books are set in medieval York; Archer is a spy for the Archbishop. When trouble is afoot, Archer is dispatched to bring the matter to a speedy conclusion. Robb also writes historical fiction under the penname Emma Campion.<br /> <br /> Robb replaces Mary Daheim, who was originally scheduled to speak.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Marie Byars, Public Services Assistant, Coupeville Library,&nbsp;360-678-4911,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mbyars@sno-isle.org">mbyars@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=146 Sultan Library to close on Oct. 25 for one day http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=145 <p>SULTAN, Wash. &mdash; The Sultan Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 25, due to building maintenance.</p> <p>The city-owned building will undergo cleaning of the ventilation system that requires the public to be out of the building to avoid noise, tripping hazards, and dust when the vents are removed. The maintenance project will cause the building to be closed for two days. Sno-Isle Libraries and the City of Sultan chose to schedule the project over the weekend to minimize the inconvenience on library customers. The library is closed on Sundays.</p> <p>Requested items that are ready for pickup at the Sultan Library will be held during this time to be picked up through Oct. 29. Library service is available at the Monroe Library at 1070 Village Way, and online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/events/">sno-isle.org</a>.</p> <p>The Humanities Washington program, &ldquo;A World of Sweets in Washington State,&rdquo; that was originally scheduled for Oct. 25 is now rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.</p> <p>The Sultan Library will resume regular hours on Oct. 27.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Jackie Personeus, Branch Manager, Sultan Library, 360-793-1695, <a href="mailto:jpersoneus@sno-isle.org">jpersoneus@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=145 Oak Harbor Library to host reading of 'short, crazy' Vietnam memoir http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=144 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141013113050.jpg" style="float:right; height:357px; line-height:20px; margin:10px; width:250px" /></p> <div>A Northwest veteran&rsquo;s unusual illustrated memoir, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.shortcrazyvietnam.com/" style="line-height: 20px;" target="_blank">Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War</a>,&rdquo; will be the subject of a Nov. 6 reading at the Oak Harbor Library.</div> <p>Julie Titone will read and share art from the book, which she co-authored with the late artist Grady Myers, at 2 p.m. at the library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Joining in reading from the book will be U.S. Army veteran Ray Heltsley of Coupeville, a Skagit Valley College instructor who served in Vietnam in 1969-70, one year after Myers.<br /> <br /> The event is free and open to the public. Veterans and their families are especially encouraged to attend.<br /> <br /> The book takes its title from soldiers&rsquo; slang pronunciation of &ldquo;beaucoup dien cai dau,&rdquo; meaning very crazy. A Vietnam Veterans of America review hailed it as <em>&ldquo;<em>Lucid ... well-told ... beautifully illustrated ... infused with humor.&rdquo;&nbsp; Washington State Magazine praised it as </em></em>&quot;Part &lsquo;M*A*S*H&rsquo; and part &lsquo;Full Metal Jacket.&rsquo; &rdquo;<br /> <br /> Myers was an aimless Idaho teenager, when, desperate for troops, the U.S. Army overlooked his extreme nearsightedness and transformed him into Hoss, an M-60 machine gunner. In &ldquo;Boocoo Dinky Dow&rdquo;<em>, </em>he recounts his military initiation at Fort Lewis, Wash. He describes the intensity of Vietnam, where an old man carrying a bundle of sticks posed a moral dilemma and where his brave but explosives-happy comrades in Charlie Company sometimes posed the greatest danger.</p> <p>Myers returned from four months in Vietnam with serious injuries and a Purple Heart. He went on to a professional art career in Idaho and Washington. He died in Boise in 2011.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:270px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141013113920.jpg" style="height:351px; width:250px" /></p> <p><em>Author Julie Titone</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Titone, who was married to Myers in the 1980s, is communications and marketing manager for Sno-Isle Libraries. She lives in Everett. Her writing and photography have appeared in regional, national and international publications; her essays have been published in three college textbooks and two literary collections. Her novel, <em>Deadline Affairs</em>, was recorded by Books in Motion.<br /> <br /> More information is available at <a href="http://www.shortcrazyvietnam.com/" target="_blank">shortcrazyvietnam.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Kathy Bullene, Oak Harbor Library, <a href="mailto:kbullene@sno-isle.org">kbullene@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-675-5115<br /> Author Julie Titone (pronounced tee-tone), <a href="mailto:juti.one@gmail.com">j</a><a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">titone@sno-isle.org</a>, 360-651-7081 &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(High resolution photos available on request.)</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=144 Health forum will encourage planning for crisis care (updated) http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=143 <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>(Note: This release reflects a change in the lineup of panelists from the earlier release dated Oct. 1, 2014.)</em></span></p> <p>Debilitating health problems can strike at any age. That fact of life will be the focus of an Oct. 22 forum, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Wait for a Crisis: Health Care, Your Way,&rdquo; to be held at the Edmonds Center for Arts at 6 p.m.</p> <p>The event, part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series, is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://snocohealth.org/palliativecare/" target="_blank">community initiative</a>&nbsp;to promote advance care planning.</p> <p>Experts at the forum will explain how people can ensure that they get the health care they want, even when they are unable to speak for themselves. They are:<img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141001033055.jpg" style="float:right; height:300px; margin:10px; width:300px" /></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Joanne Roberts, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett</li> <li>Scott Forslund, Director, Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition</li> <li>Reverend Eileen Hanson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church</li> </ul> <p>They will be joined by Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries, who will relate her family&rsquo;s experiences. Moderator will be Ed Bremer, news and public affairs director for KSER-FM community radio.<br /> <br /> For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed, viewable online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">sno-isle.org</a>&nbsp;and staff will be live tweeting during the event using hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23snoisleITM&amp;src=typd">#snoisleITM</a>.&nbsp;More information and a list of library resources on the subject are available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter</a>.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries&#39;&nbsp;<em>Issues That Matter</em>&nbsp;programs, held in partnership with KSER-FM and the Daily Herald, are meant to encourage&nbsp;community conversations on high-profile topics. Funding is provided by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/foundation/">Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a>&nbsp;serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Paula Beatty, Snohomish County Palliative Care Project Manager,&nbsp;425-501-3433,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:psbhealthy@gmail.com">psbhealthy@gmail.com</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=143 Health forum will encourage planning for crisis care http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=142 <p>Debilitating health problems can strike at any age. That fact of life will be the focus of an Oct. 22 forum, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t Wait for a Crisis: Health Care, Your Way,&rdquo; to be held at the Edmonds Center for Arts at 6 p.m.</p> <p>The event, part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter series, is free and open to the public. It is being held in conjunction with the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition&rsquo;s <a href="http://snocohealth.org/palliativecare/" target="_blank">community initiative</a> to promote advance care planning.</p> <p>Experts at the forum will explain how people can ensure that they get the health care they want, even when they are unable to speak for themselves. They are:<img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20141001033055.jpg" style="float:right; height:300px; margin:10px; width:300px" /></p> <ul> <li>Dr. Joanne Roberts, Chief Medical Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett</li> <li>Jim Steinruck, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Services of Snohomish County</li> <li>Reverend Eileen Hanson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church</li> </ul> <p>They will be joined by Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries, who will relate her family&rsquo;s experiences. Moderator will be Ed Bremer, news and public affairs director for KSER-FM community radio.<br /> <br /> Light refreshments will be provided for the audience. For those unable to attend, the event will be live-streamed, viewable online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">sno-isle.org.</a>&nbsp;More information and a list of library resources on the subject are available at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter</a>.</p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries&#39; <em>Issues That Matter</em>&nbsp;programs, held in partnership with KSER-FM and the Daily Herald, are meant to encourage&nbsp;community conversations on high-profile topics. Funding is provided by the <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/foundation/">Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications and Marketing Manager,&nbsp;360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Paula Beatty, Snohomish County Palliative Care Project Manager,&nbsp;425-501-3433, <a href="mailto:psbhealthy@gmail.com">psbhealthy@gmail.com</a></p> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=142 Whidbey Island candidate forums set for Freeland, Oak Harbor http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=140 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140930021609.JPG" style="float:right; height:138px; line-height:20px; margin:5px; width:422px" /></p> <div><span style="font-size:10px"><em>(edited Oct. 1, 2014, 9:44 a.m.)</em></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Candidates running for office in November will answer questions presented by the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island at two upcoming forums sponsored by the League and Sno-Isle Libraries. State ballot initiatives will also be discussed.</div> <p>In Freeland, a forum will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525. Candidates for the following offices have been invited to participate: Island County treasurer, Island County District No. 3 commissioner, 10<span style="font-size:11px">th</span>&nbsp;District state representative. &nbsp;</p> <p>In Oak Harbor, an Oct. 16 forum will held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Candidates for the following offices have been invited to participate: Island County treasurer, Island County District No. 3 commissioner, 10<span style="font-size:11px">th</span>&nbsp;District state representative, and U.S. 2<span style="font-size:11px">nd</span>&nbsp;Congressional District.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Carroll Young, League of Women Voters Forum Chair,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lwv.whidbey@gmail.com">lwv.whidbey@gmail.com</a><br /> Julie Titone, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=140 Authors of 'Practicing Journalism' will speak at Edmonds Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=141 <p>Paul Steinle and Sara Brown, authors of &ldquo;<a href="http://catalog.sno-isle.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=practicing%20journalism&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=1">Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate</a>,&rdquo; will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Plaza Room of <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds/">Edmonds Library</a>, 650 Main St.</p> <p>The event is sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries, the Daily Herald and Edmonds Book Shop.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140930024621.jpg" style="float:right; height:300px; margin:5px; width:200px" />&ldquo;Practicing Journalism&rdquo; is about the varied reasons that journalists remain dedicated to reporting news, even as the media and newspapers in particular are under siege. Using profiles and first-person interviews with 91 American journalists, the book showcases the dedication of reporters, editors and publishers in their communities. It explores journalistic values in the digital age &mdash; digging deep, influencing change, serving communities, challenging authorities, and embracing empathy.</p> <p>Steinle is a veteran journalist and news media manager who has been teaching journalism since 1991. Sara Brown has over 30 years of experience as a human resource professional, management trainer, columnist and educator in the newspaper business. They are founders of the nonprofit organization Valid Sources and launched the <a href="http://www.whoneedsnewspapers.org/" target="_blank">Who Needs Newspapers?</a> Project.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=141 Four spine-tingling mystery authors head for Coupeville Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=139 <p><span style="font-size:10px"><em><span style="font-size:11px">(updated Oct. 17, 2014 at 4:45 p.m., Candace&nbsp;Robb replaces Mary Daheim, who was originally scheduled to speak)</span></em></span></p> <p>COUPEVILLE, Wash. &nbsp;&mdash; &nbsp;It would It be a crime for mystery lovers to miss Monday afternoons at the <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/coupeville/">Coupeville Library</a> in October. The library will host a different author each week.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;From cozy and funny to gritty and terrifying, there&rsquo;s something for every mystery fan,&rdquo; said Marie Byars of the Coupeville Library staff.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/2604/2604_20141017101852.jpg" style="float:right; height:191px; margin:10px; width:400px" />The award-winning guest authors and dates are:</p> <ul> <li>Bernadette Pajer, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. Pajer is author of the Professor Bradshaw mysteries. The charming Bradshaw lives in turn-of-the-20<span style="font-size:11px">th&nbsp;</span>Century Seattle, and travels around the Pacific Northwest. He&rsquo;s a single parent, teaches at the University of Washington, and has a special affinity for the new-fangled science and application of electricity.</li> <li>William Dietrich, Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Dietrich fans thrill to the exploits of Ethan Gage: Napoleonic-era adventurer, speculator, crusader, swashbuckler, and so much more. Dietrich also writes stand-alone thrillers with a historical bent; &ldquo;Blood of the Reich&rdquo; weaves a story between Nazi Germany and present-day Seattle.</li> <li>Owen Laukkanen, Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. Black and white. Good and evil. Can right and wrong be so clearly defined? Laukkanen&rsquo;s Stevens &amp; Windermere mysteries take a gritty look at both sides of the coin, and readers may not be sure whose side they&rsquo;re on until the last page.&nbsp;</li> <li>Candace Robb, Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. <span style="font-size:14px">Robb is an historian and author of the Owen Archer mystery series. The books are set in medieval York; Archer is a spy for the Archbishop When trouble is afoot, Archer is dispatched to bring the matter to a speedy conclusion. Robb also writes historical fiction under the penname Emma Campion.</span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Marie Byars, Public Services Assistant, Coupeville Library,&nbsp;360-678-4911,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:mbyars@sno-isle.org">mbyars@sno-isle.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=139 Edmonds Library explores movie mashups with critic Robert Horton http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=138 <p>EDMONDS, Wash. &mdash; The <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds/">Edmonds Library</a> will host film critic Robert Horton&rsquo;s presentation &ldquo;The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film&rdquo; on Friday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140926040647.jpg" style="float:right; height:266px; margin:5px; width:400px" />The free event will explore how filmmakers who go crazy with their source material can creates something fresh and exciting. How did &quot;The Tempest&quot; become &quot;Forbidden Planet?&quot; How did &quot;Jane Eyre&quot; turn into &quot;I Walked with a Zombie?&quot; And how on earth did the Coen Brothers take Homer&rsquo;s &quot;Odyssey&quot; and come up with &quot;O Brother, Where Art Thou?&quot;</p> <p>Horton will explain how a wild adaptation can not only illuminate the original (even when we barely recognize it), but also teach audiences to be open to the unexpected. And he will speak about how different cultures adapt classic films for their own purposes.</p> <p>Horton has spent more than 30 years writing and talking about film. A graduate of the University of Washington, he reviews movies for The Herald in Everett and KUOW-FM in Seattle, as well as a number of national publications.</p> <p>This program is funded by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.humanities.org/programs/speakers" target="_blank">Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140926040137.jpg" style="float:left; height:76px; margin:5px; width:200px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Lesly Kaplan, Edmonds Library Managing Librarian, 425-771-1933, <a href="mailto:lkaplan@sno-isle.org">lkaplan@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=138 Sno-Isle Libraries hosts renowned hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=137 <p><span style="font-size:10px"><em>(revised, Sept. 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m.)</em></span></p> <p>Author, hiker, and speaker Jennifer Pharr Davis will visit six Sno-Isle libraries this fall to discuss her new book &quot;Called Again.&quot;</p> <p>The book recounts her record-setting 46-day hike of the Appalachian Trail, during which she averaged nearly 47 miles per day. Davis has hiked more than 12,000 miles on six continents. The author of five books, she was named one of ten Adventurers of the Year by National Geographic in 2012.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140925041058.jpg" style="float:right; height:240px; margin:5px; width:300px" />Davis&rsquo; appearance schedule is as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Coupeville Library, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.</li> <li>Clinton Community Hall, Sept. 27, 3 p.m.</li> <li>Lynnwood Library, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.</li> <li>Monroe Library, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.</li> <li>Sultan Library, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m.</li> <li>Darrington Library, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m.</li> </ul> <p>Books will be available for purchase and signing. All programs are free and open to the public. The events are funded by Friends of the Library groups and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/events/">sno-isle.org/events</a> for more information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=137 Libraries to host League of Women Voters candidate forums http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=136 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140924025717.jpg" style="float:right; height:93px; margin:10px; width:300px" /></p> <p>Candidates for state, national and county offices will share their perspectives at library forums in Mukilteo and Lynnwood, sponsored by the Snohomish County League of Women Voters.</p> <p>At the Lynnwood Library, the forum will held Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The candidates scheduled to attend are:</p> <ul> <li>Rep. Jim McDermott and Craig Keller, his opponent in Congressional District 7;</li> <li>District 1 representative candidate Luis Moscoso (but not opponent Rep. Edward Barton)</li> <li>Sen. Maralyn Chase and her District 32 opponent Robert Reedy;</li> <li>Rep. Cindy Ru, running unopposed in District 32;</li> <li>Rep. Ruth Kagi and her District 32 opponent Alvin Rutledge;</li> <li>Snohomish County Executive John Lovick (but not opponent Carolyn Eslick)</li> </ul> <p>At the Mukilteo Library, the candidate forum will be held Oct. 9&nbsp;from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Candidates scheduled to attend are:</p> <ul> <li>Sen. Marko Liias and his Legislative District 21 opponent Dan Matthews</li> <li>Allen McPheeters and Strom Peterson, state representative candidates for District 21, Position 1</li> <li>Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Jeff Scherrer, her opponent for District 21, Position 2</li> <li>Snohomish County Executive John Lovick (but not opponent Carolyn Eslick)</li> <li>Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary and his opponent, Jim Upton</li> </ul> <p>Members of the public are encouraged to attend and bring their questions for the candidates. More information is available at <a href="http://www.lwvsnoho.org/" target="_blank">lwvsnoho.org</a>.</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Trudy Trautwein, Snohomish County League of Women Voters,&nbsp;573-579-2311, <a href="mailto:%20jdtrautwein@semo.edu">&nbsp;jdtrautwein@semo.edu</a><br /> Julie Titone, Sno-Isle Libraries Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=136 Camano Library open house set for Sept. 16 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=134 <p>CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. &mdash; Camano Island residents can help select the interior colors for the new permanent library at a Sept. 16 library open house between 4 and 7 p.m. at 848 N. Sunrise Blvd.</p> <p>Presentations at the top of the hour at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. will include a library project update, the new library floor plan, and an opportunity for public input on a range of potential interior colors. Project designers, architects and library staff will be available.</p> <p>The permanent library is expected to open in early summer 2015, near the current interim library. More information is available online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/camanolibraryupdates">sno-isle.org/camanolibraryupdates</a>.</p> <p><strong><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140909014955.jpg" style="float:right; height:169px; margin:10px; width:350px" /></strong></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Jeanne Crisp, Director, Technical Services and Facilities, 360-651-7068, <a href="mailto:jcrisp@sno-isle.org">jcrisp@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=134 Sno-Isle Libraries to host free job-hunting workshops http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=133 <p><span style="font-size:11px"><em>(revised Sept. 3, 2014, 4:10 p.m.)</em></span></p> <p>WorkSource Snohomish County will present free workshops for job seekers this fall in collaboration with eight community libraries.&nbsp;</p> <p>The workshops are &ldquo;Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; for which participants are expected to come dressed for an interview; &ldquo;Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; which will review letter formats, contents and styles; and &ldquo;Got Interviews?&rdquo; which will explain tactics to get more frequent interviews and help participants understand hiring managers&rsquo; expectations.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140903024004.jpg" style="float:right; height:246px; margin:10px; width:265px" /></p> <p>Host libraries are Arlington, Edmonds, Granite Falls, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, and Snohomish. Preregistration can be done online at the Sno-Isle Libraries events calendar page, <a href="http://sno-isle.org/explore/worksource">sno-isle.org/explore/worksource</a>.</p> <p>Library locations can be found online at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/">sno-isle.org/locations/</a>. All workshops will be held at the libraries except for the Arlington workshops, which will be held at City Council chambers, 100 E. Third St.</p> <p>Most workshops will last three hours. The schedule is as follows:</p> <p><strong>Arlington: &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 11 a.m., Oct. 7; &ldquo;Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; 11 a.m., Oct. 14;<strong> &ldquo;</strong>Got Interviews?&rdquo; 11 a.m., Oct. 21.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Edmonds: &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 16<strong>; &ldquo;</strong>Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 30; &ldquo;Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 14.</p> <p><strong>Granite Falls: &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 2 p.m., Oct. 6<strong>; &ldquo;</strong>Got Interviews?&rdquo; 2 p.m., Nov. 3.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Lynnwood: &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 15; &ldquo;Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 13; &ldquo;Interview Like a Star, 1 p.m., Nov. 10. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Marysville: &ldquo;</strong>Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; 2 p.m. Sept. 15;<strong> &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 13. &ldquo;Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Nov. 3.</p> <p><strong>Mountlake Terrace: &ldquo;</strong>Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 14; &ldquo;Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 28; &ldquo;Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Nov. 4.</p> <p><strong>Mukilteo: &ldquo;</strong>Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Oct. 6.</p> <p><strong>Snohomish:</strong> &ldquo;Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 5 and Oct. 3; &ldquo;Got Interviews?&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 12 and Oct. 10; &ldquo;Interview Like a Star,&rdquo; 1 p.m., Sept. 19 and Oct. 17.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=133 Sno-Isle Libraries welcomes Monroe Library manager http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=131 <p>MONROE, Wash. &mdash; Phil Spirito is the new manager of the Monroe Library.</p> <p>Spirito was most recently adult services manager for the Indian Trails Public Library District in the suburbs of Chicago. While there, he also served as technology librarian, creating and teaching technology instructional programs and providing reference service. He previously worked for the Glen Ellyn Public Library in Illinois, and prior to that he worked at the Chicago Public Library.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:300px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140820095205.jpg" style="float:right; height:450px; width:300px" /></p> <p><em>Phil Spirito</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Spirito is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and earned his master&rsquo;s degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Prior to becoming a librarian, he worked as a chef before moving into information technology, providing business support and managing a team that designed, installed and maintained Internet, phone and TV systems for multi-unit apartment buildings.</p> <p>He is also a professional musician, playing his own style of folk music under the band name oRSo.</p> <p>Spirito succeeded Monroe Managing Librarian Betsy Lewis, who retired in July.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong></p> <p>Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Phil Spirito, Managing Librarian, Monroe Library, 360-794-7851, <a href="mailto:pspirito@sno-isle.org">pspirito@sno-isle.org</a></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=131 Mukilteo Library closed Sept. 2 and 3 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=130 <p>MUKILTEO, Wash. &mdash; The <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/mukilteo/">Mukilteo Library</a> will close on Sept. 2 and 3 for interior painting immediately following the Labor Day closure on Sept. 1. The library will be re-open on Sept. 4.</p> <p>Seal coating and striping of the parking lot will also take place on Sept. 2 and 3. Construction of 22 new parking spaces and work on the irrigation system is under way and is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 29.</p> <p>The library&rsquo;s return drop box will be closed from Sept. 1 through 3. Customers with items to return may keep them until Sept. 4 or return them to another Sno-Isle library. Requested items that are ready for pickup will be held during this time to be picked up by Sept. 7, or customers may choose another library in advance as the pickup location for their requests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 697,770 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Jane Crawford, Managing Library, Mukilteo Library, 425-493-8202 x3220, <a href="mailto:jcrawford@sno-isle.org">jcrawford@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=130 Arlington Library closed Sept. 8 to 14 http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=129 <p>ARLINGTON, Wash. &mdash; The <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/arlington/">Arlington Library</a> will close on Sept. 8 for shelving replacement and will reopen on Sept. 15.</p> <p>The Returns drop box will also be closed. Customers with items to return may keep them until Sept. 15 or return them to another Sno-Isle library. Requested items that are ready for pickup will be held during this time to be picked up after Sept. 15, or customers may choose another library in advance as the pickup location for their requests.</p> <p>The library&rsquo;s old wooden shelving, which was splintering and chipping, will be replaced with new shelving to improve the airflow and lighting in the building. Old computer desks will also be replaced. New additions will include three new catalog computer stations and tables to accommodate laptop users.</p> <p>Library service is available at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St., and other Sno-Isle libraries. Call 360-651-7000 or visit <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">sno-isle.org</a> for more information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p>Sno-Isle Libraries serves 687,680 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, contact:<br /> Jocelyn Redel, Managing Librarian, Arlington Library, 360-435-3033 x5220, <a href="mailto:jredel@sno-isle.org">jredel@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=129 Modern-day superwomen and heroines to be explored at two library events http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=128 <p>Author and pop-culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller will explore the significance of superwomen, cinematic warriors and heroines in modern-day mythology when she speaks at the Marysville Library at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. The public will have a second opportunity to hear her speak at the Granite Falls Library at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23 as part of the Mini Comic Con celebration.</p> <p>The Marysville Library is located at 6120 Grove St. and the Granite Falls Library is located at 815 E. Galena St. Both events are free and sponsored by the libraries and Humanities Washington.</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:320px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140730053545.jpg" style="float:right; height:450px; width:300px" /></p> <p><em>Jennifer K. Stuller</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>In her presentation, &ldquo;Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology,&rdquo; Jennifer K. Stuller will help explore how the female hero in modern mythology and how superwomen have broken through the traditional barrier of the &ldquo;boys&rsquo; club.&rdquo; She will discuss female action and super heroines in film and comics from the 1930s to the present day.</p> <p>Stuller hopes to inspire deeper thinking about popular culture, media, gender images and storytelling. She is author of the 2010 book <em><a href="http://catalog.sno-isle.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&amp;type=Keyword&amp;term=ink-stained%20amazons%20and%20cinematic%20warriors%20superwomen%20in&amp;by=KW&amp;sort=RELEVANCE&amp;limit=TOM=*&amp;query=&amp;page=0&amp;searchid=2">Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology</a>.</em> A member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, she spoke at this summer&rsquo;s Comic-Con International in San Diego.</p> <p>This program is timely because today&rsquo;s teens are fascinated by strong female characters, according to Teen Librarian Marta Murvosh of Marysville Library.</p> <p>&ldquo;Discovering the fictional women and girls who came before Katniss in &lsquo;Hunger Games&rsquo; will help teens connect with the characters who inspired their parents and grandparents,&rdquo; Murvosh said. &ldquo;Adults will learn more about the heroines of their youth and possibly meet new fictional females.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 687,680 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Marta Murvosh, Teen Librarian, Marysville Library,&nbsp;360-658-5000, <a href="mailto:mmurvosh@sno-isle.org">mmurvosh@sno-isle.org</a><br /> Jude Anderson, Managing Librarian, Granite Falls Library, 360-691-6087 x5120, <a href="mailto:janderson@sno-isle.org">janderson@sno-isle.org</a></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=128 Forums to explore drug use in Highway 2 communities http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=127 <p>Illegal drugs are taking a heavy toll on communities along U.S. Highway 2 in eastern Snohomish County. Two August public forums will explore the extent of the problem and what can be done to stem the tide of crime, overdoses and ruined lives.</p> <p>&ldquo;Drugs in Our Communities&rdquo; will be presented by Sno-Isle Libraries and KSER-FM at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave., and 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. The events are free.</p> <p>Panelists will include Detective David Chitwood of the <a href="http://www.srdtf.org/" target="_blank">Snohomish Regional Drug and Gang Task Force</a> and Bart Wheaton, chemical dependency counselor, <a href="http://www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer" target="_blank">Catholic Community Services</a>/<a href="http://www.cocoonhouse.org/index" target="_blank">Cocoon House</a>. Moderator Ed Bremer, KSER news and public affairs director, will invite questions from the audience. A Sno-Isle Libraries staff member will be live tweeting during the events using hashtag #snoisleITM.</p> <p>The programs are part of the Issues That Matter public affairs series supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Additional event information and library resources related to illegal drugs are available online at <a href="http://sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter">sno-isle.org/issues-that-matter</a>.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 671,000 residents through 21 community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties, as well as through online library and mobile library services to childcare, preschool and senior centers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, contact:<br /> Ken Harvey, Communications Director<br /> 360.651.7030,&nbsp; <a href="mailto:kharvey@sno-isle.org">kharvey@sno-isle.org</a></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=127 Sno-Isle Libraries targets young, digital-savvy customers http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=126 <p>TULALIP, Wash. &mdash; Hoping to build the next generation of library customers, <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> has kicked-off a research and engagement project targeting the Generation Y and Z market. The 18-month project focuses on 13- to 29-year-olds within Snohomish and Island counties.</p> <p>A library staff team kicked off the project in early June with the services of <a href="http://www.orangeboyinc.com/?page=15">OrangeBoy, Inc.</a>, a customer intelligence and strategy company with offices in Portland, Oregon and Columbus, Ohio.</p> <p>Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory, executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries, initiated the project to build the library&rsquo;s understanding of library customers who are transitioning from their teens through their twenties. &ldquo;It is vital that these digital natives receive what they need from their public library during this phase of their life,&rdquo; said Woolf-Ivory, &ldquo;so they will give us the opportunity to serve them through their later years.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Our objective is to show our Gen YZ digital native population that Sno-Isle Libraries fits perfectly within their mobile lifestyle,&rdquo; said Ken Harvey, the library district&rsquo;s communications director and project manager. &ldquo;Young people are driving the information and innovation marketplace because of the way they generate, access and share data and information. We need to connect with and engage them based upon who they are and how they want information delivered to them. Otherwise, public libraries and other community institutions may not matter to them in the long run.&rdquo;</p> <p>OrangeBoy, Inc. was retained by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, under a $75,000 grant and contract. Under the agreement, OrangeBoy is working with the library district to collect, capture, and analyze data on library users and non-customers. The early data collection process includes:</p> <ul> <li>Library cardholder analysis</li> <li>Demographic, geographic and trend analysis</li> <li>Online customer survey</li> <li>Non-customer focus groups</li> </ul> <p>Key findings from OrangeBoy&rsquo;s customer assessment will lead to the development and rollout of targeted marketing and program strategies in late 2014 and 2015.</p> <p>&ldquo;We appreciate our Foundation&rsquo;s tremendous investment which has made it possible for us to tap into the expertise of this national firm,&rdquo; said Woolf-Ivory. &ldquo;OrangeBoy brings a wealth of experience with more than 50 library clients across the United States and Canada. We have great confidence as they serve as our agent to aggregate and analyze these types of data. Not only do they have a great reputation within the public library community, they have a successful track record providing the customer insight and strategic input we need to better connect with our 13- to 29-year-olds.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 687,680 residents in Washington&rsquo;s Snohomish and Island counties through 21 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=126 Public input opportunity for new Camano Island Library http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=125 <p>Camano Island, WA. &mdash; Camano Island Residents have an opportunity to weigh in on how space is used in their new library at a community meeting, Tuesday, July 1, 848 North Sunrise Blvd, at the site of the future Camano Island Library in Terry&rsquo;s Corner.</p> <p>Members of the public are invited to view, comment and provide input on potential library floor plans with various options on space use options. Project architects, Dan Nelson and Kim Williams from Designs Northwest Architects and Stig Carlson from Stig Carlson Architecture, will be available to answer questions and provide explanations. Community feedback will help the Building Committee with final remodeling decisions as the former restaurant building is renovated into a 4,900 foot square library.</p> <p>Information presentations are planned at 4 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm. Community residents are invited to drop in any time between 4 and 7 pm to see floor space options, ask questions, and share opinions. Community input from this meeting will shape the floor plan reflected when the renovation goes out to bid later this summer.</p> <p>Building Committee members will be on hand for the community meeting. In addition to the project architects, Building Committee members include two community members: Gay Campbell (the Friends of Camano Island Library) and Cathy Mathes (Camano Island Library Advisory Board), as well as building project manager, Jeanne Crisp, Director of Technical Services and Facilities for Sno-Isle Libraries; Becky Bolte, District Manager for Sno-Isle Libraries; and David Menard, Camano Island Library Manager.</p> <p>Information about the project timeline will be shared at the community meeting and will be posted at <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/camanolibraryupdates">www.sno-isle.org/camanolibraryupdates</a> afterwards.</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 687,680 residents through 21 community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties, as well as through online library and mobile library services to childcare, preschool and senior centers.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=125 Museum expert to speak about hidden treasures http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=124 <p>FREELAND, Wash<strong>.&mdash; </strong>Author and journalist Harriet Baskas will describe &ldquo;Hidden Treasures in Washington&rsquo;s Museums&rdquo; during a free presentation on Tuesday, June 10, at the <a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/locations/freeland/">Freeland Library</a>.</p> <p>The 4 p.m. talk is part of the library&rsquo;s celebration marking 20 years in its current location, 5495 Harbor Ave.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <table align="right" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" style="width:320px"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sno-isle.org/assets/5039/5039_20140603023701.jpg " style="width:320px" /></p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:12px"><em>Harriet Baskas</em></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Baskas will give a fast-paced, photo-filled tour of Washington history through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely shown to the public, from Bing Crosby&rsquo;s toupees to a 150-year-old pickle.</p> <p>Baskas writes about museums and a wide variety of other topics for msnbc.com, USATODAY.com, AAA Journey and other news outlets. She produced a major radio series on hidden museum artifacts that aired on NPR. A Seattle resident, she is the author of a half-dozen books, including &ldquo;Washington Curiosities&rdquo; and &ldquo;Washington Icons.&rdquo; She is finishing a book about hidden museum treasures.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Sno-Isle Libraries</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.sno-isle.org/">Sno-Isle Libraries</a> serves 687,680 residents through 21 community libraries across Snohomish and Island counties, as well as through online library and mobile library services to childcare, preschool and senior centers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, contact:</strong><br /> Betsy Arand, Managing Librarian, Freeland Library, 360-331-7323, <a href="mailto:barand@sno-isle.org">barand@sno-isle.org</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Julie Titone, Communications and Marketing Manager, 360-651-7081, <a href="mailto:jtitone@sno-isle.org">jtitone@sno-isle.org</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.sno-isle.org/news-releases/?nid=124