New to be artwork unveiled at Hoquiam Timberland Library

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

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Timberland Regional Library schedules closures for spring training

Timberland Regional Library (TRL) employees will have a day of training at their local branches in May. Staff will participate in training to enhance their knowledge and skills in library

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Kurt Cobain: Aberdeen and Legacy – Author to launch new Kurt Cobain book at Aberdeen library

Bestselling author Charles R. Cross of Seattle will launch his new book, “Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" title="View all articles about Kurt Cobain

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Timberland Regional Library branches now offering access to Microsoft IT Academy

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.

Microsoft IT Academy

Visit 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.

Schafer Bros. Logging Co. film screening & Schafer State Park book signing

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.

Timberland Regional Library Asks Public for Input

This May, Timberland Regional Library (TRL) will be hosting Community Conversations, an opportunity to listen to the public's ideas, comments and concerns relative to library services in the communities it serves. The information gathered will be used to focus library services in areas of the greatest need and provide library materials and technological solutions patrons need now and into the future.

Participants will be able to provide input and ideas on four major library-related topics, including services and programs, technology, collections, and facilities. Suggestions of additional topics by those participating will be welcomed and appreciated. Those unable to attend will have the opportunity to provide comments on the TRL website at and on computers in all Timberland libraries.

Dates, times and locations of Community Conversations include: 
Thursday, May 3 at 5 p.m. - Chehalis Timberland Library 
Wednesday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. - Salkum Timberland Library 
Thursday, May 10 at 5 p.m. - Shelton Timberland Library 
Tuesday, May 15 at 5 p.m. - Lacey Timberland Library 
Thursday, May 17 at 5 p.m. - Administrative Service Center (Tumwater) 
Wednesday, May 30 at 5 p.m. - Montesano Timberland Library 
Thursday, May 31 at 4 p.m. - Ilwaco Timberland Library 

The responses TRL receives will help shape the future of library services in all communities the library district serves. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit or call a TRL Central Reference librarian at 1-800-562-6022 or 704-4636 in the Olympia area