Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 4:43pm
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Peggy B.

No one is making me write about our Community Conversations this month, but I have to tell you, I was totally surprised and impressed with the dynamic and heartfelt experience we had last week holding a Community Conversation with our own Poulsbo library staff. I was so moved by the authenticity of the things that were expressed there, as staff “took off their work hats” and spoke from the heart, as people who live here and care deeply about their neighbors, their town, their farm.

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
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Ericka B.

Books, books, books; I can never get enough books! That being said, even though I have the amazing opportunity of sharing the stories I love with people every day, there are only so many library books I can have checked out for personal reading before I start feeling guilty. This is why it’s doubly important for me that I keep up on my personal library to ensure there is always a good book within reach.

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Michelle W.

Honestly, it can be difficult for me to think of a topic to blog about every month. I cannot imagine how professional bloggers do it everyday or even several times a week. So, on a hunt for something even remotely interesting to share, I went out to the desk to pay my fines <blush> and stumbled upon a pile of holds. There were three wonderful titles that I had been waiting for, so I thought I would share them with you here.

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:12pm
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Whitney S.

Greetings from the new Kingston library!  We are reveling in all the additional space, seating, and of course, books!  If you have been able to visit, you know just how fabulous it is.  If you haven’t yet had a chance to come see it, do come visit us sometime, especially if you have kids that love jellyfish and naming things…

As anyone who has ever moved knows, it takes some time to fully settle in and get all the little details nailed down.  One detail to decide is a name for the artwork that hangs in the kid’s area: 

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016 - 9:12am
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Kirstin M.

Any time is a good time for an adventure, but spring and summer seem to bring up a thirst for new experiences.

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:56pm
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Lynn S.

Wondering where your Youth Librarian is?

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 8:16am
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John

We’ve recently lost some very talented folks from the music industry.

David Bowie in January, the androgynous prince of Glam Rock who had us rocking out in the 70s and 80s

Merle Haggard in early April, the prince of hard-knock, Country & Western music who graced the airwaves over six decades

And Prince (Rogers Nelson), the androgynous prince of suggestive lyrics crossing nearly all genres of music

 

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Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:27pm
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Megan Carlin

Every day, patrons like you support the library by using our collections, attending our programs, and encouraging others to visit the library. Your uplifting passion for our libraries is greatly appreciated.

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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:16am
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Lisa L.

Reading to babies and toddlers is a great way to encourage speech and language development but more importantly, it is a way to bond with your baby and establish a comforting connection between reading and learning.

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 4:13pm
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Siri H.

It’s spring! In order to avoid all those spring cleaning chores and the wicked heat outside, I’ve taken to reading even more than usual. The following is a list of books I’ve read recently and really enjoyed, in no particular order. I hope you too can stay out of the sun and beat the heat with these fun books.

Picture Books

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 3:46pm
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Peggy B.

Last month launched the brand new and thoroughly revised SAT. If you plan to take the SAT in the future, you will be taking this redesigned version.

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Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:07pm
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Serena O.

When I was growing up I was all about reading realistic fiction and classics. I loved anything by Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Lois Lowry and Cynthia Voigt. I adored Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and A Little Princess.

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 4:25pm
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Stefanie

This post is written by Lindsay, one of our awesome teen volunteers at the Bainbridge Island Library.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Michelle W.

You've heard word around town about the development of a co-op in the area. This Saturday, April 16th, at 10:00am @ the Sylvan Way Library will be your opportunity to hear all about it!

So, what is Books to Action?

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 - 8:46am
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Meg B.

If the daffodils, cherry blossoms, and tulips sprouting everywhere didn’t convince you, then last weeks’ beautiful warm weather must have shown that spring is officially here. And what’s a better way to spend spring outside than gardening? I may only have a balcony with container planters instead of a yard with a garden, but I’m still itching to plant tomatoes, carrots, and green beans. While it may still be a bit early for planting vegetables, it’s not too early to start preparing your garden—and your little gardener—for what’s to come.

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 3:52pm
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John

Music to My Ears: Bob Dylan

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Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:41pm
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Tressa J.

People listen to audiobooks while traveling, gardening, cooking, cleaning, walking and even while falling asleep.  The ability to download audiobooks has made it easier to read no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 - 11:39am
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Seth C.

                                                   

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016 - 8:10am
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Ericka B.

I can't quite explain it, but I can tell you this: ever since daylight savings time last week, my cats have been out of control.  This isn’t all necessarily new behavior, but they are chasing invisible shadows like never before; scaling curtains to bold and valiant heights; and clawing furniture like it’s going out of style. When we gained that one hour, my cats gained a whole new bag of tricks.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:56pm
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Sarah J.

Presidential elections are such interesting things.  So many nuances. The combination of federal, state, and county rules can be confusing.  With presidential hopefuls visiting our state, and the Democratic party's caucus next week, I wanted to share some resources I've found that can help give further information if you're interested in learning more about the election process.

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Kirstin M.

Do you and your family have songs that you enjoy singing together?  Well, don’t stop, because singing with your child or children can help develop their early reading skills.

Musician Nancy Stewart, on her amazing website www.singwithourkids.com, explains how:   

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 8:09am
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Peggy B.

I grew up with a passion for reading Encyclopedia Britannica, the alluring leather volumes (brown for adults, red for the “Junior” version) proudly on display in our living room. I especially relished every picture, every article about dog breeds and animals of all kinds. I decided being an international Zoologist would be a good career for me. Actually, becoming an Adult Services Librarian was a great fit for my lifetime curiosity about, well, pretty much everything.

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:32pm
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Megan Doreen

There are two types of readers in this world: those that reread and those that do not. I am an unashamed rereader.

Everyone has a coping mechanism for dealing with stress. It can be spending time with family, binge watching shows on Netflix, exercising, taking a road trip, shopping, or eating comfort food. My coping mechanism is reading comfort books. 

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Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 3:34pm
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Megan Carlin

On March 14, math geeks the world around gather to recite the number pi to the furthest decimal they can. How far can you go without looking it up

There are so many ways to celebrate Pi Day. You could calculate the circumference of a fresh baked pie or you could try out Raspberry Pi. Despite its delicious name, it is not the kind of pie you can take 3.14 slices of-- Raspberry Pi is a micro-sized computer that can run full linux and help emerging programmers with the designs of their dreams. 

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Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:03pm
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Lynn S.

The library’s “Inspire” publication just keeps getting better and better. I can truly (and proudly) say that the glossy and gorgeous “Inspire” features events which appeal to a broad range of tastes and interests.

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:12pm
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Michelle W.

If you have a KRL card, then Freegal is your source for free music. Every week you get 5 free downloads and they're yours to keep -- forever. New music is added every week and it's not just a bunch of artists that you've never heard of. 

Posted on Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:42pm
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John

I saw the Boss with the E Street Band a couple of times in the 70s and then again a few years ago during Clarence Clemmons last tour with the band. No pyrotechnics, no multi-media show, no fluff, just straight-ahead, high energy, no apologies Rock ‘N’ Roll performed by one of the best songwriters of the latter 20th with a tight combo of the hardest working musicians in show business.

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Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:54pm
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Siri H.

Trying to figure out this adult thing is hard sometimes. Whether you are a high school, college or university student, or a graduate who is looking for tools for your next steps, we've got some great things coming up at the Library this spring. 

 Learn the things you need to know to 'adult' most effectively. Ages 15-25.

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 2:12pm
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Lisa L.

Whether it is with family or friends or at my second home, the library, I am graced to be surrounded by smart and effective women. Even in an eventful election year, I take for granted the right to vote as I consider which candidates or initiatives to support.

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:38pm
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Stefanie

This March, we’ll celebrate inspiring women from the past. It’s also a great time to recognize young women who are inspiring others in ways big and small. The following memoirs offer a range of experiences to read about; some will have you laughing, some will have your crying, but in the end they will all have you feeling proud of young women today. Descriptions from Baker & Taylor.

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