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Come to the library and explore issues that people are talking about in our communities, from earthquakes to homelessness and much more.

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Gear up for Salmon Days! Gear up for Salmon Days!

By Lindsay
The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fis…
The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fis…
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Ready for Emergencies? Ready for Emergencies?

By Keiko
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication …
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication …
Blogpost

Equifax Data Breach: A Guide for the Anx… Equifax Data Breach: A Guide for the Anx…

By Hope
On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that it had been the victim of a massive data breach earlier in the …
On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that it had been the victim of a massive data breach earlier in the …
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Presidential Reads Presidential Reads

Books by and about US Presidents.
Books by and about US Presidents.
Blogpost

DACA in Washington: A Guide DACA in Washington: A Guide

By Jessica
On September 5, the current administration announced a decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and this …
On September 5, the current administration announced a decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and this …
Event

Stories and Experiences of Homelessness Stories and Experiences of Homelessness

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Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people, speak about their personal experiences.
Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau, a group of homeless and formerly homeless people, speak about their personal experiences.
Blogpost

Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library… Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library…

By Jessica
Welcoming Week is almost here and libraries are working to demonstrate that we are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees.
Welcoming Week is almost here and libraries are working to demonstrate that we are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees.
Event

Keeping It Private Keeping It Private

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Learn about laws protecting privacy and the dangers of technology with Washington State's Office of Privacy & Data Protection.
Learn about laws protecting privacy and the dangers of technology with Washington State's Office of Privacy & Data Protection.
Event

The Homestretch: Documentary Screening The Homestretch: Documentary Screening

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Three smart, ambitious homeless teens fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future- challenging audiences to rethink stereotypes.
Three smart, ambitious homeless teens fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future- challenging audiences to rethink stereotypes.
Event

How Culture Shapes Childbirth How Culture Shapes Childbirth

Oct 12th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sociologist Natalie Jolly compares Amish homebirth to contemporary American practices and reveals how our culture shapes both mind and body.
Sociologist Natalie Jolly compares Amish homebirth to contemporary American practices and reveals how our culture shapes both mind and body.
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Colors of the West Colors of the West

Kent
Learn how to see the color in western national parks, monuments, and urban wild places in Molly Hashimoto's new book, Colors of the West.
Learn how to see the color in western national parks, monuments, and urban wild places in Molly Hashimoto's new book, Colors of the West.
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Tiny Houses Tiny Houses

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Learn about Tiny House design from Olympia builder and founding member of the American Tiny House Association, Abel Zyl.
Learn about Tiny House design from Olympia builder and founding member of the American Tiny House Association, Abel Zyl.
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Watercolor Your World Watercolor Your World

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Explore ways to use watercolor paints to express landscapes and weather patterns with Silver Kite Community Arts. Registration required.
Explore ways to use watercolor paints to express landscapes and weather patterns with Silver Kite Community Arts. Registration required.
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Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness

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Learn how to prepare for local hazards (earthquake, flooding, and winter/severe storms) with the King County Office of Emergency Management.
Learn how to prepare for local hazards (earthquake, flooding, and winter/severe storms) with the King County Office of Emergency Management.
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