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 ...
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 ...
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 www.TRL.org 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 www.TRL.org or call a TRL Central Reference librarian at 1-800-562-6022 or 704-4636 in the Olympia areaContinue Reading ...
ABERDEEN, Wash. – At its peak in the 1920s, Schafer Brothers, one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest, commissioned several movies of their operations. Peter Reid, a member of the Schafer family, will show the recently restored films and discuss the history of the company. Join him at the Aberdeen Timberland Library on Saturday, April 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Schafer Brothers Logging Company got its start in 1893 when brothers Peter, Albert and Hubert Schafer began logging on the family homestead six miles upstream from the mouth of the Satsop. They logged with oxen and horses for 20 years. In 1913, they bought a 45-ton Heisler locomotive and laid tracks into the woods from Brady to begin their railroad logging operation.
At the peak of operation, the Schafers were running one of the largest logging, milling and shipping concerns in the lumber industry of the Pacific Northwest, employing about 3,000 people. Simpson Timber Company purchased Schafer Brothers Logging Company in 1955. *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 ...
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 service to the public. Each branch will close for one day on a rolling schedule beginning May 7th to ensure the public still has access to […]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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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