Category Archives: National Promotions & Events

Nation-wide events such as Banned Books Week, National Book Night, etc.

May is “Get Caught Reading Month”

by Ruth G. When I heard that it’s “Get Caught Reading Month“, two childhood memories came to mind: In fifth grade, a friend of mine passed me a book she said I had to read. She had covered it with a book jacket made out of a paper grocery sack, and had written the phony title, […]

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Free Audiobook Downloads from AudioFile

by Marina Do you find yourself without enough time to sit down and read? Or maybe you just happen to be on the move all the time. Then audiobooks might be your answer! So, you’ve decided to try some audiobooks but you’re not sure where to start? You’re in luck! AudioFile’s SYNC is a free summer audiobook […]

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Tax Time

by Stacey A typical library tax blog usually consists of links to tax manuals in the Sno-Isle catalog, where to get help, and irs.gov links. But, it’s too late for that. Although, your local library is more than happy to print out a file extension. Here are a few lighthearted suggestions and a few cautionary […]

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D.E.A.R. and Celebrate Beverly Cleary’s 100th Birthday

by Marina Stop right where you are! Just Drop Everything and Read! Today marks the 100th (!!!!!) birthday of beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary. She created such memorable characters as Ralph S. Mouse, Henry Huggins and the spunky, unforgettable Ramona Quimby. Today is also the day that has been selected to celebrate the month-long event of Drop […]

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

by Ruth G. (translation: that’s “Happy Tolkien Reading Day” in Hobbit Runes.) I recently read a fantasy novel by Jo Walton, Among Others, about a teenage girl, Morwenna, who deals with an unhappy life by reading copious amounts of Science Fiction and Fantasy. There’s a scene in this fantasy novel in which Morwenna’s mother, a witch, uses […]

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Freedom of Information Day

by Marina “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance. And a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both.” –James Madison (The Writings of […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month

by Ruth G. How do you want to celebrate Women’s History Month?  (And of course, I’m going to suggest — with books!) “For much of history, women’s stories have been marginalized. Women’s History Month offers the opportunity to highlight these forgotten or overlooked women from history and to celebrate the achievements and trials of women […]

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2016 Oscar Nominations

by Michelle C. Sunday night is the 88th annual Academy Awards. Hosted by Chris Rock, the event is sure to be funny, energetic, and surprising. 2015 was a great year for movies (and books made into movies!) and the Oscar Nominees highlight some of the best of the year. One of my favorite movies of […]

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Celebrating Black History month

by Ruth G. This month, honor Black History month by treating yourself to a great book by an African American author.  Here are some suggestions.  Please share your favorites in the comment box at the bottom! God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison “At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning […]

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Shake Out 2015

  by Danielle In case you missed it, Sno-Isle Libraries will taking part in the Great Washington Shakeout on October 15th. This is a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes. It is part of “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” Next Thursday morning customers visiting many of our community libraries will be […]

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