Author Archives: Jackie P.

Lead Librarian for Readers' Services at Sno-Isle Libraries.

An Evening with Jacquelyn Mitchard

by Jackie P. It’s not too late to see bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard this Saturday! Her book The Deep End of the Ocean was the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and was made into a major feature film. The editor of a realistic Young Adult imprint, Merit Press, Mitchard also is the author of […]

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New Book Discussion Kits for Autumn!

by Jackie P. We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you want to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See the new kits below: […]

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Write Now 2017

by Jackie  We know that writers almost always start out as big readers – and that readers often want to be writers. Between July and December, Sno-Isle Libraries is again hosting our sucessful Write Now series, this year with over forty classes aimed at aspiring and published writers. Whether you’re struggling with page one or you have a […]

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New Book Group Discussion Kits for the Summer!

by Jackie We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you are wanting to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See […]

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16 in ’16 Survey

by Jackie Parker In 2016, we invited you to read along with us as we challenged ourselves to read with variety, discover new books and authors, and generally push our reading boundaries. We’d love to hear how that went for you! Please take our survey to share your thoughts on the reading challenge to help […]

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16 in ’16: Reader of the Year

by Jackie   Congratulations go to Heather S! With 1,168 points, she becomes Sno-Isle Libraries’ Reader of the year, having read 497 books during the 10-month reading challenge! Here’s the full list of our super-readers in 2016:  1,168 points – Heather S. 831 – Caitlin P. 779 – Sandra H. 695 – Aine M. 604 – Lora […]

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Library Staff’s Favorite Audiobooks of 2016

by Jackie Every year we ask Sno-Isle Library staff to send us their favorite books, movies, music, and audiobooks of the year. Not necessarily the newest and shiny-est, but their favorites of everything they read, watched, or listened to this year. In 2016, we have a lot of favorites. And you know how much we […]

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Write Now: Write, Revise, Publish, and Find an Audience

We know that writers almost always start out as big readers – and that readers often want to be writers. Between October and December, Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting over two dozen Write Now classes aimed at aspiring and published writers. Whether you’re struggling with page one or you have a full manuscript in your hands, be it fiction, […]

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Poetry, Memory, and Visualization

by Jackie My freshman year in college, somehow, Robert Pinsky, who was, at the time the US Poet Laureate, visited my mostly unknown (unless you like Division II football) mid-western university. I squeezed into the prettiest building on campus; a building that served double duty as venue and church and was far too small to […]

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16 in ’16: Stretch Challenge #2

by Jackie Memoirs are hot these days. Those of you who aced your elementary library test might ask “What’s the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?” And that, padawan learner, is an excellent question. Liz recently tackled that topic, and in her words, “A biography is a nonfiction account of a person’s life, from birth to death, […]

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