International Women's Day

On January 21, 2017, women all around the world organized and marched to advocate for legislation and policies regarding human rights, women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers' rights. The event drew more than 500,000 marchers to Washington D.C., the site of the first planned protest, and worldwide participation was estimated at over five million marchers. The march drew the largest crowd of political protestors since anti-Vietnam protests held during the 1960s and 1970s.

Books for Dog Lovers

Dogs have been on my mind a lot lately.  My wife says I've never met a dog I didn't fall in love with, and visiting any type of dog shelter for me is a bit like asking a two year old not to touch a dish of marshmallows placed in front of them - it's not a question of if I will pick up the marshmallow (or dog, in this case), but when. In other words, when it comes to puppies, I have the impulse control of a toddler. I admit it, I love dogs, and can count on one hand the number of years in my life that I haven't had one (or two, or three). In my opinion, dogs just make life better!

One Book One Community: Kitsap Reads Garth Stein's "A Sudden Light"

Summer 2016.  

For the first time in Kitsap Regional Library history, adults participating in Summer Learning by reading at least 10 hours between June and August would receive a book prize.  The book, the One Book One Community selection, was shrouded in secrecy until September when it would be officially announced.  Those who received their book prize would have a sneak peek.  

Amongst the library folk there was concern: would adults actually want the book?  

We shouldn't have worried.  

Book and/or Film?

Which do you prefer to experience first, a book or the film that’s based on it? Does it really matter whether you read the book, as long as you enjoy the story you’re watching? And does it matter how far from the original story the film version departs, as long as the general plot remains the same as the one in the book?

Sober Night Out: Help Us Build a Great Event!

I couldn’t be more pleased with the great time we had at the Sober New Year’s Eve Party and Bad Fashion Show at the library. People reminisced playing the classic video games, enjoyed laughs over Cards Against Humanity and the bad fashion show was truly silly and bizarre in the best way. I’m seriously looking forward to the last Saturday of each month when we’ll have more Sober Night Out activities, and together we can make them more amazing.

Let’s meet-up for a discussion! Come to the next Sober Night Out events where we will also be planning for the future!

New Online Registration for Library Events

Are you looking for a way to keep up with all of the awesome and engaging programs that we offer here at Kitsap Regional Library? Look no further than our new online registration feature!  The Spring 2017 edition of  Inspire will be released soon, but until then you can browse through our online calendar for exciting events near you. To gear up for spring events, I created a guide below for using our new online registration system. Not all events require registration, but for those that do, I recommend using this guide to make registering for the events online a breeze!


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