Whidbey Reads 2017: A Darker Side to Island Life

By Kaley It’s official! You have likely seen or heard from our Island library staff that we have chosen Ashley Ream’s​ The 100 Year Miracle​ as our title for Whidbey Reads 2017. If you’ve never participated or heard of it before, a team of staff and community members pore over books for weeks until one is selected. Then it’s […]

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Guitar Music for the Soul

by Brian This month I’ve been inspired to explore the world of guitar playing. Hearing guitarist and composer Andre Feriante play and speak about the healing sounds of music at the Sno-Isle Libraries TEDx event inspired me to seek out recordings by him and others that play in the flamenco style. I’ve listened to two albums by Andre Feriante. […]

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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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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with Waverly Curtis

Author Q & A Featuring Waverly Curtis by Marie Oak Harbor Library presents Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense (September 28-October 18). A different author will appear each week and will sign books following their program. Wind & Tide Books will provide book sales at each event. Fans will […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with Martha Crites

Author Q & A Featuring Martha Crites by Marie Oak Harbor Library presents Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense (September 28-October 18). A different author will appear each week and will sign books following their program. Wind & Tide Books will provide book sales at each event. Previously, […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with Ingrid Thoft

By Marie Oak Harbor Library presents Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense (September 28 – October 18). A different author will appear each week and sign books following their program.  Wind & Tide Books will provide book sales at each event. Last week J.A. Jance was interviewed on […]

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My Summer Reads (Update)

By Liz Back in June I shared with you all my plan for getting through my never-ending stack of books. I cultivated a summer reading list for myself and with summer’s unofficial end being yesterday, I thought an update was in order. All in all I think my experiment has gone pretty well. Audiobooks have […]

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Thrills & Chills: Mysteries to Die For with J.A. Jance

Author Q & A Featuring J.A. Jance by Marie Just in time to usher in fall – the quintessential season for settling in with a good mystery – the Oak Harbor Library will present Thrills & Chills, a series of four programs featuring authors of mystery and suspense. A different author will appear each week and […]

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Local Audiobook Editors Needed!

By Stacey I listened to my first audiobook almost 15 years ago. When I read a book my inner voice is bland and monotone, I never could do accents. I read the first five Harry Potter books to my kids and they always complained everyone sounded alike. Although I couldn’t have been that bad, we […]

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16 in ’16: Local Author Feedback

by Jackie I have to admit, I’m thrilled with the response to 16 in ’16 so far. I’m so excited to share books with you all! Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from participants who have read a book from a local author for the first Reading Resolutions: 16 in ’16 challenge. Ruth G: I’m […]

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