NaNoWriMo winners celebrate at library

By Janette Turner The first of December came as a great relief to the thousands of NaNoWriMo participants around the world. For folks in the know, the name stands for national novel writing month, which encourages participants to pen 50,000 words in thirty days. This year, Kim Votry of EPIC Group led area writers through…

NaNoWriMo party on Saturday at noon

  You may not know it, but many novels were penned this past month as part of NaNoWriMo. And with National Novel Writing Month at an end, there’s a celebration Saturday, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Edmonds Library. All area writers are invited to join the entrants and “winners” of NaNoWriMo at the…

Edmonds Library Board looking for new member

The Edmonds Library Board is seeking a new member. Board meetings are held at the Edmonds Library Conference Room the third Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. Terms are for five years with a two-term limit. Interested applicants may access the application online. You may also pick up an application at City Hall,…

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Nov. 15

The Friends of the Edmonds Library are meeting Thursday, Nov. 15. Stop by at 1 p.m. for a coffee social; the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. All are welcome. To learn more about the Friends, visit www.edmondsfriends.org.

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library Annual Book Sale Saturday

The 32nd annual Friends of the Edmonds Library Annual Book Sale is Saturday at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. The sale runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. but be warned that people line up early in the morning for this event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Edmonds Library. Browse thousands of…

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet Thursday

Friends of the Edmonds Library will meet on Thursday, October 25 in the Plaza Room, 650 Main Street. The program for this month will be a presentation of “Book Bites” by members Bea O’Rourke and Daine Stanhope. The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm, with time for coffee and cookies. The program will begin at…

Friends of the Edmonds Library to Meet Thursday, June 28

The Friends of the Edmonds Library invite you to enjoy a potluck at their June 28 meeting, starting at noon in the Library’s upstairs Plaza Room, 650 Main St. Cost is $10, cash or checks only Guest speaker will be Epulo restaurant owner Tim Morris, who will speak on “Great Cooks – Good Books.” RSVPs…

ECA’s Joe McIalwain to speak at Friends of the Edmonds Library April 26 meeting

Joe Mclalwain, executive director for the Edmonds Center for the Arts, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of Edmonds Library meeting Thursday, April 26. Mclalwain will talk about what is happening in the Edmonds arts community. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with a coffee social, and the meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.  in…

Friends of the Edmonds Library needs donations for ongoing book sales

The Friends of the Edmonds Library needs your books, CDs, videos, talking books, DVDs, sheet music and computer software that are clean and in good condition for its ongoing book sales. Inventory is currently low for this very popular Library fund-raising activity. Proceeds from the sales benefit the Edmonds Public Library, and the Friends of…

Reminder: Edmonds Gift Show with local artists this Saturday

Just in time for Mothers Day shopping, or to pick up something for yourself, it’s the Edmonds Gift Show, scheduled for noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 in the Artworks Building, 201 2nd Ave. S., Edmonds. The show will feature more than 15 local vendors, artists and home-based businesses. Unique items include jewelry, chocolates, home furnishings,…

Historical Society Vice President Jack Hall and Mayor Mike Cooper cut the 100th birthday ribbon Thursday.

Well-wishers say Happy Birthday to Edmonds’ Carnegie Library building

One hundred years ago, on Feb. 17, 1911, a new library opened in Edmonds on 118 5th Ave. N. The building was funded through the foundation of self-made millionaire Andrew Carnegie, who believed that libraries should be available to everyone. The brick and stone building, which is now on the National Register of Historic Buildings,…

Edmonds Library presents Rob Brandt exhibit

Now at the Edmonds Library, the Edmonds Arts Commission present “Imagine That – Figments and Flights of Fancy” by Rob Brandt. The artist says he is especially interested in “quality of light.” Subject matter is less important to him than a complex interplay of color and shape and the juxtaposition of symbolic elements. The exhibit…

Free, free, free — all with your Edmonds Library card

Talk with Lesly Kaplan, manager of the Edmonds Library, and you’ll never look at your library card quite the same way again. Yes, that card can be used to check out the latest novel or a family video, but it also opens the door to a variety of services — many of them online, and…

Reading goes to the dogs at Edmonds Library

Every other Saturday morning, the Edmonds Library goes to the dogs — literally. It’s all part of the Reading with Rover program, a community-based literacy program for kids, where volunteers and their dogs help children develop their reading skills in a fun environment. Last Saturday, Edmonds Children’s Librarian Edith Farrar presided over the sign-in table,…

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Close to home: Halloween happenings in Edmonds Saturday

It’s an Edmonds Kind of Halloween! Take advantage of the fact that Halloween is on a Saturday this year and enjoy the many adventures that Edmonds businesses and organizations have put together for Edmonds families and visitors. Here’s a list of four events that the whole family will enjoy: 1. Start your afternoon at the…

Edmonds Library book sale a great — and ‘green’ — success

Thanks to the generosity of the community and local grocery stores, last weekend’s Friends of the Edmonds Library book sale raised more than $8,000 to fund unmet Edmonds Library needs, and also raised awareness about protecting the environment. “This year, instead of using plastic bags for our close-out sale, we gave each shopper reusable bags…