Know Your History

Explore history, with a focus on local topics, from the Evergreen State in World War I to Seattle's locks and ship canal.

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Keiko’s Journey Book Drama Keiko’s Journey Book Drama

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Author, Keiko Kay Hirai, and cast members enact childhood experiences of overcoming violence, isolation, and secrets in post-war Japan.
Author, Keiko Kay Hirai, and cast members enact childhood experiences of overcoming violence, isolation, and secrets in post-war Japan.
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The Lowering of Lake Washington The Lowering of Lake Washington

Oct 7th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shoreline Historical Museum Director Vicki Stiles presents on the pros and cons of lowering a major lake by nearly nine feet.
Shoreline Historical Museum Director Vicki Stiles presents on the pros and cons of lowering a major lake by nearly nine feet.
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Downsizing Downsizing

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Bette Belle of Guildmark Appraisal & Estate Management, LLC will talk about downsizing and appraise items brought by audience members.
Bette Belle of Guildmark Appraisal & Estate Management, LLC will talk about downsizing and appraise items brought by audience members.
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Antiques: A Collection or Accumulation? Antiques: A Collection or Accumulation?

Learn from Bette Belle (Guildmark Appraisal & Estate Management) what’s hot and what’s not in the antique marketplace.
Learn from Bette Belle (Guildmark Appraisal & Estate Management) what’s hot and what’s not in the antique marketplace.
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Waterway: Seattle's Locks & Ship Canal Waterway: Seattle's Locks & Ship Canal

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Author Jennifer Ott shares stories about the false starts, political shenanigans, and impacts of the canal's construction and operation.
Author Jennifer Ott shares stories about the false starts, political shenanigans, and impacts of the canal's construction and operation.
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The Evergreen State in World War I The Evergreen State in World War I

Join historian Lorraine McConaghy for an illustrated introduction to the war's themes and participate in a "Readers' Theater" experience.
Join historian Lorraine McConaghy for an illustrated introduction to the war's themes and participate in a "Readers' Theater" experience.
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The Long Untamed Life of Evelyn Hamilton The Long Untamed Life of Evelyn Hamilton

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Through vintage video and private collection slides, author Joe Kurmaskie retells the story of a cyclist who fought Nazis and sexism.
Through vintage video and private collection slides, author Joe Kurmaskie retells the story of a cyclist who fought Nazis and sexism.
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Beatlemania!/Beatlemedia! Beatlemania!/Beatlemedia!

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Learn from historian Lance Rhoades how talent, timing, and technology created the world's biggest musical sensation.
Learn from historian Lance Rhoades how talent, timing, and technology created the world's biggest musical sensation.
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Digitize Your History Digitize Your History

Various
Drop in and learn the basics of saving your photos capturing times past or commemorating significant family events into digital format.
Drop in and learn the basics of saving your photos capturing times past or commemorating significant family events into digital format.
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Welcome to the Time Machine Welcome to the Time Machine

Enumclaw Library
Author Jeff Leisawitz reads from his book, kick starting the time machine to help you remember your stories of triumph and success.
Author Jeff Leisawitz reads from his book, kick starting the time machine to help you remember your stories of triumph and success.
Blogpost

Adventures in Microfilm: Know Your Histo… Adventures in Microfilm: Know Your Histo…

By Racheal
Calling all fans of genealogy and local history! Did you know that we have a free series of adult programs going on through April called Kn…
Calling all fans of genealogy and local history! Did you know that we have a free series of adult programs going on through April called Kn…
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Genealogy Assistance Genealogy Assistance

Fuel your passion for family history and learn something new about your family tree with the help of experienced genealogists!
Fuel your passion for family history and learn something new about your family tree with the help of experienced genealogists!
Online Resource

Online Genealogy Resources from KCLS Online Genealogy Resources from KCLS

Learn more about your family history with these online resources.
Learn more about your family history with these online resources.
Website

Discover the history of KCLS Libraries! Discover the history of KCLS Libraries!

Explore the many fascinating and sometimes surprising library histories at historylink.org.
Explore the many fascinating and sometimes surprising library histories at historylink.org.
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