Come by the library and browse hundreds of used books. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are only 50¢! Library book bags will also be on sale for $3.00. Each Friends member receives a free book bag. All proceeds benefit library programs and services. You can donate your gently-used books at the library anytime during regular business hours.
The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.
Local horticulturalist Alan Helland will share tips and information on what you need to do to get your garden ready for winter, and what to consider when planning the next growing season.
Tune in to KOPN 89.5 FM every weekday August 21-September 30 to hear the audiobook version of this year's One Read book and announcements on additional One Read programming.
On board, you'll find books, music CDs, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
Looking for ideas on organizing and decorating your home, planning an event, changing your hairstyle, doing a new craft or cooking a certain dish? For a visual prompt to inspire you, Pinterest and other social media sites are great resources. Learn how to use their virtual pinboards, smart lists, social-bookmarking and more. Basic Internet skills required; Pinterest account recommended. Registration begins Monday, September 8.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, associate professor and chair of social work at WWU, will discuss how sports participation gives at-risk young people opportunities to increase their self-esteem and overcome challenges at school, in their neighborhoods and within their families. This ties in with our One Read program, devoted this year to the story of the 1936 U.S. eight-man Olympic men's rowing team.
As part of One Read, enjoy a free screening of the historical drama "King of the Hill," directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film, shot in St. Louis and set in the 1930s, Depression-era Midwest, contains echoes of Joe Rantz, the central character of "The Boys in the Boat." It follows a young boy as he struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at the University of Missouri. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)
Learn about the upcoming open enrollment period for making changes to an existing plan or find out how to enroll for the first time in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by representatives of local agencies which provide certified counselors to assist with enrollment.
During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.