Reminder: Author William McClain to speak at March 25 Friends of Edmonds Library meeting

Local author William McClain will discuss his book The Risk in Crossing Borders at the Friends of the Edmonds Library free virtual program at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25. You can register here to have a meeting link sent directly to your email. McClain will share what led him to writing in general, and this book specifically, as well as experiences…

Sno-Isle Libraries gradually reopening community libraries to customers

Sno-Isle Libraries said it is gradually reopning community libraries to its customers, with Grab ‘n’ Go service being offered this week at the Brier and Lynnwood libraries. “Library customers tell me every day they appreciate the adaptions we have made, but really need access to our in-building services,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson…

Friends of Edmonds Library to host panel discussion with EPIC writers Feb. 25

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is hosting a virtual panel discussion with EPIC Group Writers from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 25. Authors Mindy Halleck and Dorothy Van Soest will discuss with EPIC President and author Judith Works where they get their inspiration, and how character and plot come together to make a book you…

Reminder: Free Friends of the Edmonds Library program on Charles Darwin Feb. 19

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is hosting a free virtual program Friday, Feb 19 1 – 2 p.m.: The Origin of Species and Charles Darwin. The program is co-hosted with Pilchuck Audubon and the Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Learn about the revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection from Professor Emeritus David…

Free February events from Friends of the Edmonds Library 

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is hosting two free virtual programs this month: You can learn more and register using the links below. Registration will send event log-in information to your email account. Friday, Feb 19 1 – 2 p.m.: The Origin of Species and Charles Darwin Co-hosted with Pilchuck Audubon and the Edmonds Wildlife…

Reminder: Help for anxious kids, parents in next Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter Jan. 30

The second installment of Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter series is titled “How to Recognize Anxiety and Depression in Kids” and focuses on the needs of parents and caregivers with children at home. Join Sno-Isle Libraries staff and mental health professionals from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The coronavirus pandemic is adding stressors that families couldn’t…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers certificate program for entry to IT field

For all those interested in potential careers in the information technology field, Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a second round of CompTIA A+ certification for many entry-level jobs. The certificate demonstrates an individual’s knowledge of IT and commitment to it as a career. Sno-Isle Libraries piloted the online CompTIA A+ certification program this past year to…

Need a laptop or Wi-Fi? Sno-Isle Libraries can help

Sno-Isle Libraries is expanding the laptop loan program with Laptops to Go and Wi-Fi Hotspots to Go. Sno-Isle Libraries customers can place a hold in the catalog under the new program to borrow one of 124 laptops or one of 50 Wi-Fi hotspots for use at home. Laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots are available for checkout…

Sno-Isle Libraries joins King County partnership to expand job-search help

Sno-Isle Libraries is joining a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to bring what it describes as “personalized, compassionate job-search assistance to Sno-Isle Libraries customers.” The service, Your Next Job, is open to all job seekers who live in any of the three library districts and it does not…

Friends of the Edmonds Library announce Kindle raffle winners

Four lucky readers received new Kindle Paperwhites for their participation in the Read, Recommend, Raffle contest, supported by Friends of the Edmonds Library and Symetra. The winners, and their recommendations, include: Kenzie (5-12 age group) recommends Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.“I love how Charlotte teaches lessons in her own special way. She keeps Wilbur calm…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers free Microsoft certification test

Recent college graduate Mathew Kleinman knows that employers want to hire people who know their stuff. And while the 23-year-old also knows how to get around Microsoft Office software and make it work, he saw that getting certified could improve his job prospects in office settings. Now Kleinman has certificates to prove his knowledge of…

Community invited to Friends of the Edmonds Library annual meeting Nov. 19

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will host its annual meeting this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m., via Zoom. You can register here. All are invited to learn more about the organization, how members support the Edmonds Library and community at large, as well as 2020 accomplishments and 2021 priorities.

Sno-Isle Libraries services continue under new COVID-19 restrictions

A full-slate of contact-free and online services will continue to be available from Sno-Isle Libraries under the latest COVID-19 restrictions announced by Gov. Jay Inslee on Sunday, Nov. 15.  “We know that many of our customers enjoy holding a book while reading and we have procedures in place to help make that possible,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois…

Share a book recommendation with Edmonds Library Friends and you could win a Kindle

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is looking for book or audiobook recommendations from local readers of all ages. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite, with prizes awarded in four age categories: 5-12; 13-18; 18-49; and 50-plus. Submit your recommendation here: http://bit.ly/2jYW5Yf The Read, Recommend, Raffle contest is conducted in partnership with Symetra,…

Scriber Lake HS student authors to present at Oct. 22 Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting

The Friends of the Edmonds Library Thursday, Oct. 22 meeting will feature a panel reading and discussion with Edmonds-based Scriber Lake High School student authors about their upcoming publication, This Smile is for Everyone Else. The event runs from 2-3 p.m. and is open to the public. Join using the Zoom meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84418789534?pwd=d3Z4cWprUS9aWG1Id1ZkOWZZNGJDdz09.When prompted, enter…

‘Who Was Chief Seattle’ presentation set for Oct. 21

In Celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Humanities Washington will present “Who Was Chief Seattle?” The program will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. According to an announcement from Sno-Isle Libraries, Chief Seattle was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor, and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name, Seattle,…

After governor’s guidance, Sno-Isle Libraries developing plans for in-building services

New guidance from Gov. Jay Inlsee has opened opportunities for public-library services during COVID-19 restrictions, and Sno-Isle Libraries says it looks forward to resuming some in-building services soon. “As we near the seven-month mark since closing our libraries in response to the pandemic crisis, we are cautiously optimistic,” said Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer…

Washington Library Association to honor Liias, appoint Sno-Isle employees to leadership roles

Two Sno-Isle Libraries employees are taking leadership positions with the Washington Library Association and a strong community and legislative supporter is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the association. Appointees Janna Minnix, Ricky Barnett and the rest of WLA’s incoming leaders will be announced at the 2020 WLA Conference, which starts Oct. 5 online. Their…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers remote printing services for all customers

Sno-Isle Libraries customers can remotely print documents once again from home or on the go and pick them up at a community library or have them returned by mail. For customers who don’t have a computer or internet access but need to print a document, reference librarians offering printing help are just a phone call away. Customers can print files in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats; PDF and XPS file formats; and graphics or pictures…

Sno-Isle Libraries foundation helping families address back-to-school needs

Families with school-age children facing the uncertainties of the coming school year are getting help from the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. The foundation is funding books, computers and Wi-Fi hotspots to support families through a new initiative called the Opportunity Fund. “We developed this fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on…