Reminder: Wintergrass music festival preview at Edmonds Library Feb. 4

Wintergrass Music Festival Preview in Edmonds Saturday, Feb.4 2-4:30 p.m. Edmonds Plaza Room 650 Main Street, Edmonds (above the library) Free The Edmonds Arts Commission and the Edmonds Library’s new monthly free-admission music series, “Music at the Library,” continues Saturday, Feb. 4, with a performance by Old Growth Bluegrass, followed by a jam session and…

DIY books featured during Friends of Edmonds Library ongoing book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library reports that its ongoing book sale has books on just about every craft item that you can imagine. Stop by the Edmonds Library to see the Friends’ new Do It Yourself (DIY) Display. Create something special for the holiday season. Pick up a discounted book or two or three,…

Turning the page: Friends of the Edmonds Library approves new Board of Directors

Noting her career as a teacher and thus her penchant for being well prepared, Leslie Elsaesser on Thursday launched into what I believe was a very personal speech on her chosen theme: transitions. Fall, winter, the seasons, holidays, aging; underlying metaphors for what we had gathered for, The Friends of the Edmonds Library annual meeting….

Kindle prizes for Friends of Edmonds Library creativity participants

Community members enjoyed the Libraries Inspire Creativity event sponsored by the Friends of the Edmonds Library/Symetra at the Edmonds Library Thursday night. Participants of all ages — from children to seniors — were asked to bring an entry to the library that showed their creativity, and they received a free raffle ticket and a chance…

Registration opens Oct. 10 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event

Registration opens Monday, Oct. 10 for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries, billed as a chance “to see and hear the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators and performers live onstage.” TEDxSnoIsleLibraries 2016 will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Tickets are free, but online registration is required at sno-isle.org/tedx. “These tickets quickly became very…

Mary Kay Sneeringer to talk books at Friends of Edmonds Library Sept. 22

Edmonds Bookshop owner Mary Kay Sneeringer is the guest speaker at the Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting this Thursday, Sept. 22. The meeting starts with coffee at 1 p.m. followed by the presentation. Sneeringer will choose new fiction and non-fiction books from her Edmonds Bookshop for discussion, and she’ll also highlight some children’s books…

Sno-Isle Libraries program looking for instructors with ‘write stuff’

Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy: “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” There definitely won’t been any bleeding and typewriters are unlikely, but Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for people who can help others be writers, maybe even the next Hemingway. “We’re soliciting proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures…

Friends of the Edmonds Library selling travel books

The Friends of the Edmonds Library‘s Ongoing Book Sale is displaying symptoms of the travel bug. A featured display of travel books and resources now for sale at bargain prices can be found in the Friends’ corner of the Edmonds Library at 650 Main St. And while you’re there, the Friends invite you to check…

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks teens for volunteer ambassador program

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting 14- to 18-year-olds to become teen ambassadors. Teem ambassadors will promote the library through its online channels, report on library events and represent Sno-Isle Libraries at school events. They will also have opportunities to review books, movies and music as well as assist with the Explore Summer kids program. Teen ambassadors…

Library invites youth to ‘Explore Summer’ with reading program

Think summer reading is lazing under a tree as a warm breeze turns the pages for you? Well, could be, but the Sno-Isle Libraries, “Explore Summer – Read, Learn Discover” program is aimed at youth from tiny to teens and has something more competitive, energetic and probably louder in store. “While children and teens of…

Sno-Isle Libraries asking customers to take survey about technology services

Sno-Isle Libraries is asking its customers to share how they use and value various library technology services. From May 23-June 12, an online survey will be open to ask library customers how they use and benefit from technology and related services at their library. Called the Impact Survey, it is an ongoing national research project…

Reminder: Author Tracy Weber to speak to Friends of Edmonds Library May 26

Tracy Weber, author of the Downward Dog Mysteries book series, is the guest speaker at the Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting Thursday, May 26 in the library’s upstairs Plaza Room. The event begins at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the  meeting at 1:30 p.m. Weber’s three loves — yoga, German Shepherds, and cozy…

Sno-Isle Libraries seeking input on maintenance, possible new libraries

A new Lynnwood Library is part of Sno-Isle Libraries’ vision for the next 10 years. The recommendation are part of a Draft Capital Facilities Plan available now for review and includes proposed recommendations for all 21 of the libraries across the library district plus the service center in Marysville. The plan also includes maintaining several…

Edmonds Fairy Parade and Kids Plant for Mom photo gallery

Larry Vogel was all over town Saturday, shooting photos of a variety of springtime happenings. These two events in downtown Edmonds — the Edmonds Library’s Fairy and Elf Parade and Kids Plant for Moms Day, sponsored by Edmonds in Bloom — are annual parent and child pleasers:

Edmonds Library takes steps to reduce trash

The Edmonds Library is taking steps to reduce landfill waste by recycling and composting more trash. “Over the past five years, we’ve systematically become a greener, more sustainable operation,” Public Information Manager Jim Hills wrote on Sno-Isle’s website. “With 21 libraries, five mobile-library vehicles, a fleet of additional vehicles and a service center, Sno-Isle Libraries…

Sno-Isle Libraries offering no-wait downloads of finance eBooks

While the memory of Tax Day is still fresh, now may be the time to get a handle on those personal-finance decisions, Sno Isle Libraries suggests. For those looking for a few tips, the library system has seven financial advice titles available as eBooks for immediate download through May 15. The eBooks are: Real Money…

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Jan. 28

Join the Friends of the Edmonds Library Thursday, Jan. 28 for its monthly meeting at the library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. The event begins at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the meeting at 1:30 pm. Guest speakers are students from the Edmonds Community College International Students program. You can…

‘Be Money Smart’ for ages 5-12 at Edmonds Library Tuesday

The Edmonds Library presents “Be Money Smart” for ages 5-12 from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. Learn basic concepts of money management through games, stories, and activities. The event is presented by Kasey Hill, certified teacher and financial educator. The Edmonds Library is located at 650 Main St.

‘Animals in Winter’ program at Edmonds Library Monday

The Edmonds Library presents “Animals in Winter” program for ages 5-11, at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21. Migrate, hibernate or camouflage? Learn how animals survive the winter by moving to warmer climates or adapting to their environment. Come as your favorite animal getting ready for winter with wings, pajamas or camouflage. The Edmonds Library is…

Reminder: ‘Cheapskate’ author Jeff Yeager to speak at Edmonds Library Sunday

Self-described “cheapskate” and author Jeff Yeager will speak at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Yeager has published the personal finance books: “Don’t Throw That Away; The Cheapskate Next Door” and “The Ultimate Cheapskate’s road Map to True Riches.” The topic of his speech is a counter to…

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Thursday

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet at 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov 19 for its annual meeting and recognition of volunteers. The meeting is at the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. You can learn more about the Friends of the Edmonds Library here.

Edmonds Library showcases technology offerings, recognizes essay winners

The Edmonds Library was the place to be Saturday morning, as patrons of all ages were able to “test drive” a variety of technology services that the Sno-Isle Library System offers. In addition, three winners of a Friends of the Edmonds Library-sponsored essay contest won a Kindle for their response to the question: “Why Today’s…