Category Archives: Guest Post

Self-Help Shelf: From helplessness and worry to healing

By Sarri Gilman If I could give everyone on the planet one book right now, it would be Verbal First Aid. This book is written for parents, but I believe every adult could benefit from the tips on how to listen and say things that are truly helpful, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. What we […]

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Self-Help Shelf: Finding Meaning After Loss

By Sarri Gilman “Sometimes we can find unexpected meaning in the smallest things.” Finding Meaning, The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler David Kessler is considered one of the world’s leading experts on grief. He has written several books on the subject and has served in the aftermath of disasters. His newest book, Finding […]

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Chatting with Author Laurie Frankel

by Marie B. Whidbey community libraries, their Friends of the Library groups, and community volunteers have put together a great slate of programs for Whidbey Reads 2020.  You don’t have to live on Whidbey to attend these events.  Start a carpool and take a day trip to the island!  All roads lead to three chances […]

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Eating Weeds

by Karen A. Sometimes I miss the big, beautiful views when I am out hiking because I am looking down at the ground.  Why, you ask?  Because even when I am hiking I am thinking about food, and I don’t want to walk right over something tasty!  There is something deeply rewarding in the process […]

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Rome: The Eternal City

by Karin T. I love Rome for its food, fashion, art, history and ancient ruins. The soaring umbrella pines. The wisteria in spring. Rome offers hundreds of paintings, sculptures, monuments and churches I want to see, and just one glorious week to see it all. But my philosophy of travel is to see a few […]

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Invention in fact and fiction

by Gabriel C. While most of us will never create a brilliant new machine that will change the world in our garage, I think we can all appreciate the thrill and excitement of the inventor. I love reading stories about the process of invention, whether they are true histories or invented themselves! 

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Whidbey Reads Presents: An Interview with Jim Lynch

By Kaley C. Jim Lynch’s Before the Wind features an unmoored family that lived and breathed sailing only to fall into dysfunction. His rich descriptions of our local waters and boats transport you to the marina. You’re left sympathizing with Josh, who is bewildered after his family seems to have fallen apart. Sailing is something […]

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Meet the WA Authors of the 3rd Grade Reading Challenge

by Karin T. This month, Washington authors Patrick Jennings and Kelly Jones have even more third-grade fans than usual. Patrick and Kelly visited schools in Snohomish and Island counties as part of the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third Grade Reading Challenge. The Reading Challenge is a literary trivia program. Third graders work together to develop […]

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Once upon a Crime: Stella Cameron

by Lindsey A. We have one more author visiting for Oak Harbor Library‘s Once upon a Crime series! This series features local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Previous authors interviewed include Marty Wingate, Robert Dugoni, and Kevin O’Brien. This week we feature an interview with author Stella Cameron. On Oct. 31, Stella will visit the […]

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Once upon a Crime: Kevin O’Brien

by Lindsey A. Today we offer you an interview with crime writer Kevin O’Brien for the Once upon a Crime author series! This series at the Oak Harbor Library features four local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. On select Tuesdays in October, a different author will visit the library to talk about their books and […]

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