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…