Reminder: Friends of Edmonds Library Bargain Book Sale Saturday

The 34th Annual Friends of the Edmonds Library Book Sale is set for this Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Browse thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs of interest to children, teens and adults. Bargains for you, and all proceeds benefit the Edmonds Library. You…

Reminder: Friends of Edmonds Library to meet Thursday

Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. for coffee, and at 1:30 p.m. for the meeting, where Friends  members will share a variety of their favorite “Book Bites.” The meeting is at the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. Learn more at the Friends of…

Reminder; Sno-Isle Libraries seeking public comment on future library buildings

Sno-Isle Libraries will host five open houses from Oct. 14-27, to hear from the public regarding whether, and how, community library buildings should change. The tax-supported district serves nearly 700,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties and has 21 community libraries. Residents are invited to attend one of the following open houses to help shape…

Write an essay about today’s library and win a Kindle

Tweens, teens and seniors are invited to enter a Friends of the Edmonds Library essay contest, with a chance to win a free Kindle. You can get an entry form at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St. Just write 500 words or less telling why today’s library is your friend. Winners will be announced Nov….

Sno-Isle Libraries to participate in Great Washington Shakeout Oct. 15

Sno-Isle Libraries will taking part in the Great Washington Shakeout on Tuesday, Oct. 15, a statewide opportunity to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes. It is part of “the world’s largest earthquake drill.” On that morning, customers visiting many of its community libraries will be invited to take part in a “Drop, Cover and Hold…

Edmonds Library to offer viewing site for upcoming TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

With the main venue for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries already full, 10 community library viewing sites have been added for the Nov. 6 event. “The registration response has been amazing. Both the formal theater and casual viewing seats at the Edmonds Center for the Arts have been spoken for,” said TEDx organizer and Sno-Isle Libraries Communications Director Ken…

Sno-Isle Libraries set Sept. 7-8 closure for holiday, training

In addition to being closed on Labor Day, Sept. 7, Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed on Sept. 8 so that employees can attend a day of in-service training. The Monday-Tuesday closure affects the district’s 21 community libraries and Library on Wheels. Online services will remain available through the website sno-isle.org. “Providing outstanding library service is…

Friends of Edmonds Library recognize scholarship winner with local roots

For the 23rd year, the Friends of the Edmonds Library has awarded a scholarship to an outstanding student in the University of Washington’s Master of Library and Information Science Program. This year, the group selected a student who has, by her own admission, “really deep roots” in the community — Edmonds native Chelsea Cooper. In…

Friends of Edmonds Library to honor scholarship winner at Thursday meeting

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, June 25 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting that features Friends scholarship winner Chelsea Cooper. This is the 24th year that the Friends have presented a scholarship to a graduate student attending the University of Washington Library Science program. The organization’s…

Sno-Isle library program helps students avoid ‘summer slump’

Sno-Isle Libraries has launched its 2015 Explore Summer program, offering kids and teens a way to have fun and be ready for school come fall. Students involved in summer activities that include critical thinking, creativity and hands-on discovery begin the school year better prepared for success, said Leslie Moore, Sno-Isle’s youth and outreach services manager….

Sno-Isle Libraries to present TEDx program in November

Sno-Isle Libraries promises to bring some of the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators, artists and speakers to the stage when it presents TEDxSnoIsleLibraries on Nov. 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The day-long program, “Creating New Futures,” will feature the famous TED Talks format. Though TEDx events are locally organized, some of the…

New librarian Chy Ross to speak to Friends of the Edmonds Library April 23

Chy Ross, the new managing librarian at the Edmonds Library, is the guest speaker for the Thursday, April 23 Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting. The event starts with coffee at 1 p.m., followed by the 1:30 p.m. meeting, both in the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Admission is free. You can learn…

Sno-Isle Libraries to change library hours starting in May

Sno-Isle Libraries is changing library hours to meet customer needs, according to library district officials. The changes will take place May 3. In Edmonds, the library will open an hour later on Saturday — at 10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. — and close at 6 p.m. rather than 5 p.m. “We’ve realigned hours to…

Scene in Edmonds: Lots of Legos

Jennifer Marx, our Edmonds Kind of Play columnist, shared these photos of the creations from the 4th Annual Lego Slam at the Edmonds Library last weekend.

Friends of the Edmonds Library to learn about music therapy at March 26 meeting

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, March 26, starting at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the 1:30 p.m. guest speaker, Kaylee Tilton, founder of Seattle Music Therapy. Seattle Music Therapy uses music to bring about positive changes in the lives of individuals and groups with various needs and skill levels. An…

A first-hand look at the Edmonds Library’s Tax Aide Program

I volunteered as a tax return preparer for the AARP Tax Aide program at the Edmonds Library several years ago. At the time, I was taking a hiatus from my career as a tax lawyer to stay at home with my two young daughters. The Tax Aide program presented an opportunity to get out of…

New Edmonds managing librarian emphasizes importance of community

Integration, community and people are what Chy Ross, the new managing librarian at Edmonds Library, is all about. An Everett local and transplant from Mountlake Terrace Library, where he was also the library manager, Ross moved into the top position at Edmonds Library in mid-December, filling the shoes of longtime Managing Librarian Lesly Kaplan, who…

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Feb. 26

The Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by a 1:30 p.m. meeting featuring as guest speakers students from the Edmonds Community College International Students program. Edmonds CC established the first program for international students in Washington state. The meeting is at the library’s upstairs Plaza…

State health plan information, help at Edmonds Library Feb. 4 and 11

If you have questions about the state health care exchange and what health plans are available to you, help is available the next two Wednesdays — Feb. 4 and 11 — from 3-5 p.m. at the Edmonds Library. According to Library Manager Chy Ross, a representative from Sea Mar Community Health Centers will help people…

IRS makes fewer forms available at library, patrons can download and print material

Because of Internal Revenue Service cutbacks, Snohomish County residents seeking printed tax forms will find fewer of them in their community libraries. “Some basic forms will be available, but even the number of those will be limited,” said Terry Beck, information services manager for Sno-Isle Libraries. “The Tax Forms Outlet Program that supplies us with…

Reminder: Carol Schillios to speak at Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting Jan. 22

Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. for coffee, followed by the 1:30 p.m. guest speaker Carol Schillios, founder of the nonprofit Fabric of Life Foundation. The foundation supports projects focused on improving the quality of life for women and their families,with anti-poverty efforts in Mali and other African…

Students can take SAT practice test at Lynnwood Library Saturday

High school students can gain valuable practice by taking the new SAT under realistic testing conditions, which will help them to better understand the test and to accurately measure their performance before taking the official test. The practice test will be from noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Lynnwood Library large meeting room. Students may bring…

Sno-Isle Libraries names Chy Ross new manager at Edmonds Library

Sno-Isle Libraries announced Monday that Chy Ross has been selected as the managing librarian for Edmonds Library after serving as the managing librarian for Mountlake Terrace Library since August 2013. Ross has been with Sno-Isle Libraries since 2005 in positions that included temporary managing librarian at Snohomish Library, managing librarian at Lake Stevens Library, and…

Scene in Edmonds: Books galore at library sale

The Francis Anderson Center gym was the scene of the 33rd annual Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale on Saturday. “This year we had more than 500 cartons of books donated,” said Darla Lane, chair of the book sale. “All books are donated by local individuals and businesses.” Lane expects the sale will generate…