Innovation and Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs class at Lynnwood Library Oct. 3

An Innovation and Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs is class is scheduled at the Lynnwood Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The class, presented by Lara Merriam-Smith of the Northwest Innovation Resource Center, introduces the basics of innovation and how design thinking processes can help your business build revenue. Registration required. The Lynnwood Library is located…

Help for Seniors event at Edmonds Library Sept. 30

A seminar aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions is set for Monday, Sept. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to ensure that you have taken all of your…

Reminder: Gravity Catastrophe at Lynnwood Library June 26

The Zaniac, Seattle magician and master juggler Alex Zerbe, will bring a show to the Lynnwood Library Wednesday, June 26 that combines a tornado of juggling skills with a whirlwind of scientific knowledge about gravity. The event will run from 4-5 p.m. The program is the Lynnwood Library’s kickoff to the Explore Summer reading and discovery…

Local libraries launching summer reading programs

Sno-Isle Libraries is urging kids and teens to blast off into a “Universe of Stories” with its Explore Summer reading program underway now at library branches throughout Snohomish and Island Counties, including the four local libraries in south Snohomish County. Teens and kids 18 and younger can sign up for the summer program at any…

Deadline Saturday: Talk about a book, win a bike at Lynnwood Library

Are you a K – 5th grade student who loves to read and ride bikes? Then the Lynnwood Library’s Bikes for Book Talks challenge is for you! Two bikes are available as prizes, thanks to the Mill Creek Masonic Lodge #243. To be entered in the drawing, students need to visit with a Lynnwood Library staff member between May 15…

Lynnwood Library to present ‘Writing for Children and Teens’ class June 8

The Lynnwood Library is presenting a class “Writing for Children and Teens” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 8 at the library. Presented by author Kristin Halbrook, the class will cover how and why to write for children and teens. It will also provide an overview of genres, age-appropriate content, trends, necessary skills and publishing process for…

Sno-Isle Libraries events and classes for June

While the weather in June may get you thinking about being outdoors more, Sno-Isle Libraries is going to tempt you to come inside with a number of special events and classes. Here are a select few at library branches in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road Eric Ode Presents: Space…

‘Transportation: Getting From Here to There’ discussion now on video

Representatives from Sound Transit and Community Transit and the cities of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — which will receive light rail stations —  were at the Lynnwood Library Tuesday night to discuss “Transportation: Getting from Here to There” during the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter program. Those speaking at the Lynnwood Library event included David Kleitsch,…

Reminder: Transportation focus of Issues That Matter discussion at Lynnwood Library May 14

Sno-Isle Libraries’ 2019 Issues That Matter series of community discussions comes to the Lynnwood Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 on the topic of Transportation: Getting from Here to There. Panelists include David Kleitsch, Director of Economic Development for the City of Lynnwood; Roland Behee, Manager of Planning for Community Transit; Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Mountlake Terrace Mayor and Kamuron Gurol,…

Third-graders competing in 2019 reading challenge

Sno-Isle Libraries’ 2019 Third Grade Reading Challenge events are underway. Officially called “The Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge,” the 2019 version of the literary trivia program involves third-graders at 51 elementary schools in 13 school districts across Snohomish and Island counties. In 2018, more than 1,300 students participated. Teams of 6-8 students…

Local libraries spring into March with classes and programs

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a number of special events and classes that will put a spring in your step during the month of March. Here are a few that stand out among the many scheduled at the library branches in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Brier Library, 23303 Brier Road Mo Willems Celebration —…

Sno-Isle Libraries reports on latest state audit findings

Sno-Isle Libraries reported that for the 32nd year in a row, it has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The latest in the string of official reports are the accountability audit for the period Jan. 1, 2016- Dec. 31, 2017, and the financial statements audit for the period Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2017. All audit reports are available…

Lynnwood Library presents ‘Crazy Politics’ program Oct. 28

Has it always been this bad? Discover the history of conspiratorial thinking in American politics during a program,”Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Lynnwood Library. In conjunction with Humanities Washington, Lynnwood Library presents Cornell Clayton, professor, Washington State University.  Clayton will explore how American…

Sno-Isle Libraries adds direct link to voter registration on all public computers

Sno-Isle Libraries is making it easy to register to vote. Every public computer in the library district now includes a direct link to the Washington State Voter Registration page. “This will improve access to the state voter registration page and all related information in support of our strategic priority of building civic engagement,” Lead Librarian…

Librarians mean business at Sno-Isle Libraries

Helping local businesses get started and grow is a priority for Sno-Isle Libraries. So much so that there is a team of librarians on the job. “We have amazing business resources available through our community libraries,” said Emily Felt, the recently appointed lead librarian for business services. “We also provide direct connections to business experts…

Sno-Isle Libraries board names Lois Langer Thompson as executive director

Lois Langer Thompson will be the next executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Thompson is currently director at Hennepin County Library, which serves Minneapolis and the surrounding county. Her appointment was announced at the Aug. 27 Board of Trustees meeting and follows a nationwide search. Thompson and two other finalists for the position recently spent three…

Three finalists for Sno-Isle Libraries executive director position selected

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists are: Tess Mayer is Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade prior to KCLS. Mayer earned a Master of Library and Information…

Sno-Isle Libraries begins interviews for new executive director

Sno-Isle Libraries is moving toward naming a new executive director, according to an update released Friday. “We are looking at some excellent candidates and are confident that the creative and far-sighted leader we are looking for is among them,” Board President Marti Anamosa said.  “We expect to select someone who will guide us through the…

Sno-Isle libraries are cool, especially in the heat

In the heat of the summer, finding a way to stay cool can a problem. Sno-Isle Libraries has a solution: Visit your community library. Of the 23 library buildings, 20 have air conditioning and are open to the public during regular business hours. Open hours can vary from building to building. Wi-fi is free and…

Summer reading can set stage for school success, and Sno-Isle Libraries ready to help

As youngsters get set to slide into summer, Sno-Isle Libraries is ready to help stop their academic slide in June, July and August. “There are plenty of studies that show ‘summer slide’ is real,” said Joy Feldman, early learning coordinator at Sno-Isle Libraries. “Students begin to lose skills learned during the school year if they…

Sno-Isle Libraries levy certified with just over 50 percent approval

The Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy was officially approved Friday, after canvassing boards in Snohomish and Island counties each certified the April 24 election results. The measure passed with a combined 50.46 percent yes votes to 49.54 percent no votes. The levy provides 98 percent of the library district’s funding. “We know that voting for property…

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at libraries translate IRS-speak

Lynnwood resident Zebib Negash speaks five languages – English, Swedish, Danish, Arabic and Tigrinya, the main language of Eritrea. But she does not speak IRS. The language of the U.S. tax code is foreign to many people, regardless of English proficiency. You might be able to claim a “qualifying child” who is actually an adult…

Questions, answers and facts about the Sno-Isle Libraries operations levy

Property taxes are a tough subject, but worth talking about. Almost all of the money needed to operate the Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier libraries – and the other 19 community libraries in the Sno-Isle Libraries district – comes from an operations levy, which is on your annual property tax statement. Only 2 percent…

Friends of the Lynnwood Library group seeks volunteers

Friends of the Lynnwood Library is seeking volunteers to help enhance the services of the library and raise funds for library programs. Funds for library programs and services are raised through an ongoing used book sale. The group also needs help with daily tasks involved in the book sale. Friends of the Lynnwood Library meets once…

Sno-Isle Libraries program looking for instructors with ‘write stuff’

Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy: “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” There definitely won’t been any bleeding and typewriters are unlikely, but Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for people who can help others be writers, maybe even the next Hemingway. “We’re soliciting proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures…