New Year, New Hobbies

It's officially January, which means many of us are thinking about the resolutions we'd like to try during the new year. Unfortunately, new year's resolutions often trend toward the pessimistic or self-critical, such as focusing on changing perceived flaws in our appearances. Instead of dwelling in a negative headspace, try resolving to use this year […]

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Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture […]

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Microsoft Excel 2016 – Level 1

As you'll learn, Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program that allows you to store, organize, and manage data. Try remembering that with the phrase “Excel SOM data.” In the Microsoft Excel 2016 - Level 1 class, you will practice basics such as using the interface, creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, and managing data […]

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A Rosy Future for Libraries? 

Can libraries continue to endure and possibly even thrive among rapid changes in technology, shrinking budgets, and contentious world events? The hosts of the HowStuffWorks podcast Part-Time Genius say 'Yes!'  In the Part-Time Genius episode Is There a Rosy Future for Libraries?, knowledge seekers Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur explore how libraries have evolved throughout history and impact our communities today. This brief episode is packed with interesting historical facts and meaningful present-day statistics. […]

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10 to Try Check-in: October

October is gorgeous in the Pacific Northwest. We get sunny but crisp days interspersed with the rainy gray that I'm grateful for after such a hot, smoky summer. So what better month to celebrate our beautiful corner of the country by Reading a Book by a PNW Author for 10 to Try?  Deb Caletti's What's Become of Her is […]

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The Right Way to Zombie Paintball

Last Halloween, I discovered the most amazing thing: zombie paintball. As a new resident of Washington, I have never seen this before. They take you out on a truck lined with paintball guns, then you simply shoot at zombies wandering around in a field. I could not stop laughing and started getting serious about getting in […]

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