Veteran newsman Bill Lindstrom has pursued the truth about John Tornow for almost 3 decades. Among the several outcomes of his work is a new book, “John Tornow: Villain or Victim?” Lindstrom will discuss the book, the research and the Tornow legend at three Timberland libraries in November: Saturday, November 1 from 2 to […]Continue Reading ...
On Wednesday, October 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, artist Jenny Fisher will unveil her latest work – two large murals depicting many of the most beloved icons from children’s and teen literature. Library staff members anticipate a large turnout for the public unveiling and members of the Friends […]Continue Reading ...
Local naturalist, author and educator Julie Tennis will talk about earthquakes and tsunamis at the Westport Timberland Library, Saturday, September 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. On her website, Tennis writes, “my mission is to help people develop a deeper sense of connection and peacefulness in their lives.” Her talk will focus on how an […]Continue Reading ...
No matter how cold and rainy it is this January, it’ll be warm and friendly inside the Aberdeen Timberland Library as book lovers gather in the library meeting room for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to the eighteenth annual Rainy Day Reading Reviews presentations from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays from […]Continue Reading ...
Ongoing library programs: Story Times
Readiness for reading and school, positive experiences among families and friends, and growth in the connection between libraries, learning and joy: these are some of the objectives of library story time programs for children from birth to Kindergarten. Following are the regular story time program series being held this season at local Timberland Regional Libraries.
Preschool Story Time
For children ages 3 to 6. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in.
Hoquiam Timberland Library: Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., October 4-December 13
No story time November 29
Family Story Time
For children age 6 and younger and their families; all ages are welcome. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games.
Elma Timberland Library: Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, September 3-December 17
Story Time Anytime
Stop by the library anytime during open hours, and ask the librarian for a story.
Amanda Park Timberland Library: September 3-December 31
You-Choose-the-Time Story Time
Call the library to arrange the date and time you want, for a birthday party, sleep over, no school day, play group, or special event; call for a custom program created especially for you.
Elma Timberland Library: September 3-December 31
E-book Help, for adults and teens. Sign up for a hands-on help session and learn how to check out e-books and e-audiobooks with the library’s Overdrive download service. Call the library to arrange a hands-on tutorial session. Aberdeen Timberland Library, 360-533-2360
One-on-One Computer Instruction, for adults. Learn basic computer use, the Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, the library catalog, or library databases, check out books on your e-reader, and more. Call the library to make an appointment with a staff member.
Hoquiam Timberland Library, (360) 532-1710
Oakville Timberland Library, (360) 273-5305
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Remix the Masters, October 1-May 31, 2014 for teens. Let your inner artist shine. Each month learn about a different artist and create a small art project inspired by their art. Pick up your do-it-yourself kit at the library early in the month as supplies are limited. A different project will be available each month through May. For more information call (360) 533-2360.
Oakville Timberland Library presents Watercolor & Acrylic Painting, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for adults. Bring your art supplies and join others on Wednesdays for painting and fun. Instruction will be provided. Check out some of the library system’s thousands of books, DVDs and videos on the arts. For more information call (360) 273-5305.
Friday, November 1
The Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library will hold a book sale Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held in the library meeting room. Please enter at the back of the building. For more information call (360) 249-4211.
Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month at the Library, November 1-30 for adults and teens. A writing adventure: to churn out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. No judges or entry fees, just a whole lot of fun. The Westport library is presenting events for novel writers throughout November. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Saturday, November 2
Amanda Park Timberland Library presents Schafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing , 3-4:15 p.m., November 2 for adults. LOCATION: Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 S Shore Rd. Peter Reid, a member of the Schafer family, will show recently restored films of 1926 logging operations of one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest. Following the 45-minute film, Mr. Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle will talk about their recently released book, “Schafer State Park.” The book was published in celebration of the Washington State Parks System’s 100th anniversary. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call (360) 288-2725.
Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Basement Bargains Fall Book Sale, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., November 2 for all ages. The Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library will hold a book sale Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please enter at the back of the building. For more information call (360) 249-4211.
Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: Author Talk, 1-3 p.m., November 2 for adults and teens. Local author Darrel White will talk about the process of writing and publishing. He will also share an excerpt from his book, “Skunk Cabbage and Chittum Bark”. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Tuesday, November 5
Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., November 5 for adults. Join in a discussion of “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers. New members are always welcome. Stop by the library to request a copy. This event will be held after library hours. For more information call (360) 532-1710.
The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 5 at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. For more information call (360) 495-3368.
Thursday, November 7
Oakville Timberland Library presents Tribute to Patsy Cline, 6:30-7:30 p.m., November 7 for all ages. LOCATION: Oakville Middle School Gym, 103 School Street, Oakville. Southwest Washington’s own Elizabeth Stierle will present her tribute to American country and pop music singer Patsy Cline. Stierle sings some of the best-loved songs Cline recorded, illustrating the singer’s development as one of the first crossover artists from country to pop. She’ll be accompanied on guitar by her husband Paul, a team also known to regional fans as “Buck and Elizabeth.” For more information call (360) 273-5305.
Westport Timberland Library presents National Novel Writing Month Author Talk: Eileen Pinkerton, 1-2 p.m., November 7 for adults and teens. Eileen Pinkerton, author and library staff member, will read an excerpt from her latest novel, “Utopia, Oregon.” Ms. Pinkerton will discuss her process of writing and the “National Novel Writing Month” experience. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Saturday, November 9
Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: South Beach Writers Group, 12:15-2:15 p.m., November 9 for adults and teens. You may bring an excerpt of your poetry, short story, blog, novel or other writing to read to the group. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Monday, November 11
All Timberland libraries will be closed Monday, November 11 for the Veterans Day holiday. Libraries will resume regular schedules Tuesday, November 12. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.
Tuesday, November 12
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo Write-In, 4-7 p.m., November 12 for teens and adults. National Novel Writing Month writers, you’re almost halfway there. “Come Write In” to the library for a quiet place to continue working feverishly on your NaNoWriMo novel. Snacks and caffeine will be provided. For more information call (360) 533-2360.
Oakville Timberland Library presents Fairy Tea Party, 10:30-11:30 a.m., November 12 for children. Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk. Dress in a fairy folk costume and enjoy a magical fairy tea, stories, games and activities. For more information call (360) 273-5305.
Wednesday, November 13
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 2nd Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., November 13 for adults. Join other community members in discussing “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Connie Willis. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by to request a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the title.
Elma Timberland Library presents It’s a Fancy Nancy Soiree, 2-3 p.m., November 13 for children 3-9 years. Inspired by the Fancy Nancy books. Soiree is French for a party, so wear your fanciest attire. Hear a Fancy Nancy story, make a fabulous craft and join in other related activities. Enjoy refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. For more information call (360) 482-3737.
Thursday, November 14
Elma Timberland Library presents Ninjago Party, 2-3 p.m., November 14 for children grades 1-6. Based on the Ninjago book and television series. Unlock your true potential. Learn your Ninjago name, run a training course (like Kai), use your robot claw to protect others (like Zane) and build and knock down mountains (like Cole). Earn a Master of Spinjitzu certificate for completing each trial and following the rule of the ninja. For more information call (360) 482-3737.
Friday, November 15
Aberdeen and HoquiamTimberland Libraries present “Catching Fire” Teen Lock-In Event, 6-10 p.m., November 15 for Hoquiam and Aberdeen teens. LOCATION: Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th St., Hoquiam. Aberdeen and Hoquiam teens can celebrate the Hunger Games trilogy and the movie release of “Catching Fire” at the Hoquiam library by dressing as their favorite characters, registering as a Panem citizen and practicing for the games. A viewing of Hunger Games, the movie and snacks end the event. Register at either the Hoquiam or Aberdeen Timberland Library. For more information call (360) 533-2360.
Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: Mid-Month, November 15 for adults and teens. Check in with a librarian, show your word count, and pick up a reward for all your hard work. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Westport Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion – Readers Group, 11 a.m.-noon, November 15 for adults. Read or listen to “Edible Stories” by Mark Kurlansky and join your friends and neighbors in a discussion. For more information call (360) 268-0521.
Saturday, November 16
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Chautauqua of American Fiddle Tunes, 2-3 p.m., November 16 for all ages. Kick the holiday season off with a hoedown. Musicians Brad Pinkerton of Westport and Pete Martin of Seattle perform old-time music in traditional American fiddle-tune style. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide refreshments. For more information call (360) 533-2360.
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., November 16 for adults. Join other community members in discussing “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by to request a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title.
Tuesday, November 19
Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., November 19 for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. For more information call (360) 482-3737.
Thursday, November 21
The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet Thursday, November 21 at 10 a.m. People interested in joining an active group of library supporters are encouraged to attend. For more information call (360) 482-3737.
Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., November 21 for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “West of Here” by Jonathan Evison. New participants are always welcome. For more information call (360) 249-4211.
Saturday, November 23
Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Nature Play: Cycles, 10:30-11:30 a.m., November 23 for children 3-9 years. Families play and learn together. Join in a nature play program where families read stories and experiment with hands-on activities. For more information call (360) 533-2360.
Tuesday, November 26
The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet Tuesday, November 26 at 6 p.m. This is an advisory board which assists in developing long-range plans for library services in Elma. Monthly meetings are open to the public. For more information call (360) 482-3737.
McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., November 26 for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. For more information call (360) 495-3368.
Wednesday, November 27
The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 27 at the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
All Timberland libraries will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All libraries will resume regular schedules Saturday, November 30. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.
Saturday, November 30
Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: TGIO, 1-2 p.m., November 30 for adults and teens. Thank Goodness It’s Over. Finishers and non-finishers alike are welcome to celebrate their word counts. Winners–those who reach a word count of 50,000 by midnight Nov. 30–can pose with a finisher’s certificate for the library’s “Writer Hall of Fame”. This is the final event in the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. For more information call (360) 268-0521.Continue Reading ...
ELMA, Wash. – The Grays Harbor community will have two opportunities this month to learn more about important healthcare issues. Summit Pacific Medical Center’s (SPMC) Will Callicoat, CFO, will present another town hall style discussion on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare); while Fawn Ross, ARNP and Stroke/Telestroke Coordinator at Providence St. Peter Hospital will be hosting a free community education seminar on strokes at SPMC.
Ross’ seminar will take place Friday, September 20th at 4pm in the conference room at SPMC. The presentation will touch on what a stroke is, who they affect, how they affect your body, and the life saving responses one should take if having or witnessing somebody else having a stroke. Ross will also walk guests through what a stroke victim can expect upon arriving at the emergency department, including a demonstration on the Telestroke Robot used at facilities, like SPMC, that participate in the Telestroke Network.Continue Reading ...
Timberland Regional Library (TRL) is offering people a chance to win one of five popular e-readers while becoming familiar with premium online reference/information resources they can use every day. TRL subscribes to 60 web-based reference and information databases that are not available for free on the internet, but are accessible to all at Timberland libraries or from individuals’ own computers and electronic devices with a TRL library card.
The Contest: The Name That Database contest will be conducted online only, at www.TRL.org. To be eligible to win, participants must correctly answer all 13 questions about TRL’s reference databases and submit them on the online form.
Contest Period: May 1 to June 15. Drawings will take place on June 25, 2012.
Who Can Enter: The contest is open to people 18 years or older who have a valid TRL card and whose residence is within the library district’s five-county service area: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties. TRL employees and their family members are ineligible.
How to Enter: Go online at www.TRL.org to complete and submit a 13-question form. Participants may enter multiple times by completing and submitting a new form each time.Continue Reading ...
Library patrons in the five-county Timberland Regional Library (TRL) service area asked for longer hours; starting September 2, they’ve got them! District-wide, 26 libraries and the Ask-A-Librarian service will add hours – a total of 58 more each week. The increased schedules come at no additional cost. TRL administration, branch librarians and staff members gathered […]Continue Reading ...
Bestselling author Charles R. Cross of Seattle will launch his new book, “Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain” with a reading, conversation and book signing at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Thursday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The author of nine books, Cross has previously published two books […]Continue Reading ...
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Library has joined with Microsoft to present free access to anyone with a Timberland library card to its Microsoft IT Academy. This includes about 1700 courses–from the most basic (how to use a mouse and keyboard) through IT Professional training courses.
The IT Academy offers technology courses on three levels – basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills and advanced skills for IT Professionals. Timberland Regional Library says they are able to offer free access to the Microsoft IT Academy for all Timberland patrons through a collaboration between Washington libraries, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State and the Washington State Legislature.
Visit TRL.org/Research to get signed up for the Microsoft IT Academy. All you need is an email address and a library card, they can also help you sign up at the library branches.Continue Reading ...
Local library hosts Peter Schafer Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle at Lake Quinault Lodge Sat., Nov. 2
QUINAULT, Wash. – At its peak in the 1920s, Schafer Bros., one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest, commissioned several movies of their operations. The films were recently restored and Peter Reid, a member of the Schafer family, will show them and discuss the history of the company. After the film, Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle will talk about their new book, “Schafer State Park.”
The presentation, introduced by Amanda Park Timberland Library staff, will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 at the Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 S Shore Rd., Quinault, 98575.
The Schafer brothers, Peter (Reid’s grandfather), Albert and Hubert began logging in 1893 on the family homestead six miles upstream from the mouth of the Satsop River. By the 1920s the Schafers were running one of the largest logging, milling and shipping concerns in the Northwest, employing about 3,000 people.Continue Reading ...
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