Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:09pm
By
Greta B.

We'll be closed this coming Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In Kitsap, the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program will take place at the Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Admission is free. 

Posted on Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:09pm
By
Tressa J.

With your Kitsap Regional Library Card, you can download up to five tracks each week from Freegal, for free - and you get to KEEP the track forever!

Here’s a sampling of  the Dylan albums you'll find in Freegal; all tracks  are available with your library card:

Blonde on Blonde

The Basement Tapes Raw (with The Band)

Another Self-Portrait

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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:58pm
By
Michelle W.

Many people love a series! They enjoy watching characters grow, relationships change, and worlds being created. Some readers read the books right when they come out and wait in anticipation until the next one is released. Others like to hear about a series that has several titles so that they can dive in and read them all straight through -- kind of like binge watching your favorite t.v. show! One thing I know for sure is that everyone hates when their favorite series is over.

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Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:10pm
By
Kirstin M.

Every year, hundreds of picture books are published and readers get the opportunity to experience new combinations of story and art. Along with amazing drawn and painted illustrations are those created using collage.

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
By
Whitney S.

A new year can be the beginning of a new chapter, one that may include new goals to work towards.  What’s on your resolution list?

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 7:38pm
By
John

2016 was a great year for releases, but tough on some of performers. Here's hoping for a "bumper crop" of discs in 2017. 

The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert - Bob Dylan

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Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:52pm
By
Megan C.

On January 27th at the Coffee Oasis, a group of highly talented youth will take the stage to perform original songs at The Art of Hip Hop concert. The Art of Hip Hop class has given unique opportunities to teens at Coffee Oasis and Kitsap Regional Library since 2015. The class was featured last year in the Kitsap Sun and has been running strong through 2016. The class is lead by local rap talent, Darrell Thomas, the Outreach Director of Coffee Oasis-- or as we know him, Smiley D, fam!  Darrell and the group of teens work for 6 months to create original songs.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 4:06pm
By
Serena O.

Winter Solstice is December 21st and Wednesday will be the shortest day of the year with the least amount of light. In honor of the solstice, I am hoping to slow down and let myself start reflecting on the last year through writing, nature and limited access to the Internet. This has been a rough year for many of us (me included) because of what is happening in the United States and abroad. As I attempt to be mindful of the changing season, I hope to start thinking about what I can give back to my community, friends and family.

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 10:36am
By
Lisa L.

This is the time of year when I dig into “best of the year” lists. Whether it’s to compare, catch up, or to discover a missed gem, it’s a great way to reflect on the good things that happened in 2016.  As a super-fan of books for kids and teens I always want to find out and share out what’s great.  I’ve gathered some great recommendations from the best resource around, Kitsap Regional Library staff, and included professional book critic’s lists of the year too. Cheers to this year’s best books for kids and teens!

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:04am
By
Shannon P.

This post was written by Jenny Bloom, Interim Teen Services Librarian at the Bainbridge Island location. 

YA (Young Adult) literature is a big field in the publishing world: Over four billion dollars in sales for 2015 with several national organizations dedicated to connecting books to young adult readers. It’s BIG.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
By
Michelle W.

So, you think it's been cold here lately? Here are some books that will make you glad our temps have only dropped to about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. In these titles you will find frigid temperatures, icy landscapes, and weather so threatening that it seems like it could be another character. Snow and ice are not to be taken lightly. They are literally breathtaking, twisting plots with a gust of well-placed wind. 

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Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 5:18pm
By
Carmine R.

Warning: If you do not appreciate potty talk, go ahead and skip today’s post. If you are among the number who celebrated World Toilet Day on November 19th, read on.

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Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:38pm
By
Sarah J.

As the two librarian selectors for adult fiction and nonfiction at the Kitsap Regional Library, Gail Goodrick and I are usually focused on the future, on what’s coming out next, working to add titles to the collection when they are fresh and new.  As the year winds to a close, we recently took a break to reflect back on some of the books that have stood out, focusing on books that have staying power, because of their subjects, quality of writing and relevance to the world we live in today.

Gail’s Nonfiction Favorites:

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 10:00am
By
Greta B.

Many afternoons you'll find students doing homework and research projects at home or at the library. Librarians love to help students navigate through all the information they find on the Internet, especially in finding current, relevant, and accurate sources. With all the information available on the Internet, it can be challenging to make sure what you've found online is a reliable source for a project. 

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:14pm
By
John

For this edition of the blog I’m going to look at my favorite recordings from 2016.   

A Cure for Loneliness – Peter Wolf

Former front man for the J Geils Band offers a stellar collection of Rock, Funk and R&B. Check out the Bluegrass version of Love Stinks.      

 

Circlin’ Back – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:11pm
By
Shannon P.

This post was written by Joe Young, a new staff member dedicated to Teen Services at our Poulsbo location. 

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00am
By
Nathan Jones

It has begun - the holiday season, and everything that goes along with it. Of course, retail establishments all started back in October, but for people like me - I'm just realizing that yes, my holiday deadlines are just around the corner. I need to find gifts for people, and fast! I'm not worried though - I have secret librarian tricks up my sleeve. Sometimes, I like to tell people I have a very particular set of skills...

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Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:11pm
By
R. Bromberg

We are well into cold and flu season and it seems like everyone’s got the sniffles. Sick days are the perfect time to use library materials to catch up on reading, watching, or listening. But sick days are not a great time to visit the library. Instead, try one of these ways to take advantage of the library from home! 

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 6:36pm
By
Ericka B.

It’s that time of year for deals, deals, deals!  With Black Friday now behind us, we’re inviting you to celebrate Cyber Monday with us here at the Kitsap Regional Library. Our deals are just too hot to pass up; with a Kitsap Regional Library card, be prepared to save big. Your library card will give you access to thousands of titles for the below bottom-dollar price of $0.00. Nada. Zilch. How do you get in on these amazing deals? I’m glad you asked!

Audiobooks and Ebooks

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Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:00am
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Kirstin M.

Ed Emberley loves to draw and believes that anyone can learn to do it; perhaps that’s why he’s one of my favorite illustrators. In 1970, Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals became the first in a long line of books by the artist focused on teaching children to draw using simple shapes, letters, numbers, and fingerprints.

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:02am
By
Whitney S.

There is a wealth of heritage to celebrate, as there are 800 unique tribes spread out from Alaska to Florida, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Coasts in the United States. Here are two ideas to commemorate the occasion:

Party! (and by "Party" I mean "Read a Book")

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:18pm
By
Megan C.

This week's blog is brought to you by Angelica Kristiansen, BiblioTEC Intern at our Sylvan Way location.

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Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
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Lynn S.

                                                                                                                 

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:19am
By
Kristine S.

As the weather begins to turn a little chillier and a little damper, take some time to treat yourself to a warm mug of something cozy and delicious. While you're at it, why not treat yourself to a new mug too? This fall at several Kitsap Regional Library locations, you can join us to decorate your own mug using oil-based Sharpies in an array of colors. All you need to bring is yourself! We'll have the mugs, the Sharpies, and some inspiring ideas to get you started. Then, take your mug home and bake it to make your design permanent.

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 7:23pm
By
Michelle W.

Whether you got your ballot in the mail or still need a ballot, there are options for all registered voters to get their vote in and counted. 

If you have lost your ballot or never got one in the mail, there are two locations in the county where you can go to receive a new ballot and vote. These locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:38am
By
Lisa L.

A new biography about E.B. White, the author of the children’s books Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, and the Trumpet of the Swan was released a few weeks ago. Melissa Sweet, award winning author and illustrator, meticulously curates White’s lifetime of written work into a uniquely designed biography that includes stories and poems from his childhood, essays and articles he wrote for the New Yorker, and drafts and sketches from his beloved children’s books.

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
By
Siri H.

As we head out of October, you may notice the darkness encroaching earlier and the misty weather becoming more frequent. This is my favorite season and it reflects the kind of dark stories that are on my list for fall. Grab your hot cocoa and a cozy blanket and settle in for some creepy stories with female protagonists.

Cover image of Razorhurst by Justine Larbalester

Posted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 3:27pm
By
Tressa J.

Come to the library for free, unbiased and confidential assistance enrolling for health insurance.  Certified Navigators from Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) will answer your questions, review health insurance options for you and your family, find out if you qualify for financial help, and work with you to complete the enrollment process.  PCHS Navigators are qualified to answer questions about all your health insurance options, including Medicare.

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Posted on Friday, October 28, 2016 - 1:23pm
By
Serena O.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidelines regarding screen time for youth of all ages. The old guidelines were more succinct and there were two basic premises: screen time for children two and under was not recommended and for children two and over, no more than two hours a day.

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 3:22pm
By
R. Bromberg

National Novel Writing Month is almost upon us! Whether you’re spending your November writing a novel or you write throughout the year, here are seven resources to get you started.

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