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News from Sno-Isle Libraries
February 2018
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Lakewood/Smokey Point Library opens to supportive community

To meet the needs of a growing North Snohomish County population, Sno-Isle Libraries opened the Lakewood/Smokey Point Library on Jan. 6. The bright library at 3411 169th Place NE in Arlington, was filled with people eager to celebrate the occasion and check out books and DVDs. Watch the video and view the Flickr photo album of the festivities.

Read about the event in the local news media: Everett Herald, Arlington Times, Marysville Globe, North County Outlook, Stanwood-Camano News, Sky Valley Chronicle

Remember to vote, Lake Stevens folks!

Lake Stevens voters will decide this month whether to approve construction of a larger library to serve the area’s fast-growing population. Ballots must be returned by mail or put in drop boxes by 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

The current library at 1804 Main St. is about 2,500 square feet. The new library would be about 20,000 square feet. In addition to more space and materials, it would have features missing in the current library, including public meeting space, study rooms and a teen area.

The new library would be built on the corner of 99th Avenue NE and Market Place. If approved, it will open in summer or fall of 2020.

For more information, visit sno-isle.org/lake-stevens. For links to information about all Feb. 13 ballot measures, visit sno-isle.org/elections.

Issues That Matter mental health forums continue in February

It’s clear that the Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter events for 2017-18 are striking chords.

The theme, “Mental Health: Let’s Talk,” encompasses a breadth of subjects, from dealing with dementia to addiction to traumatic brain injury and more. Since this past November, the community events are drawing large and engaged audiences. The recent “Care for Alzheimer's Caregivers” program brought an overflow crowd to the Lynnwood Library.

The series continues in February with these five forums:

Panelists' names, plus archived video and audio recordings of past events, are posted on the Issues That Matter page.

BookFlix puts stars in the ears of young readers

BookflixWhen Meryl Streep speaks, people listen, and she has the Academy Awards to prove it.

Now, Sno-Isle Libraries is bringing Streep’s voice and those of other well-known actors and singers to a new audience: preschoolers and beginning readers.

BookFlix is an online storytelling service available to the nearly half-million Sno-Isle Libraries cardholders. The service is part of the library district’s strategic priority to increase kindergarten readiness in language and literacy. Read more

Whidbey Reads to celebrate "Before the Wind"

Before the WindThe 2018 Whidbey Reads selection is Before the Wind by Jim Lynch. Start reading now to enjoy Whidbey Reads events from February through April.

Whidbey Reads is an annual program that brings Whidbey Island residents together to read and talk about a book. A series of public events focuses on themes related to the story. The shared experience serves as a springboard to explore commonalities and differences.

Whidbey Reads 2018 is a collaborative effort between Sno-Isle Libraries, Whidbey Island Friends of the Library groups, and volunteers from each community on Whidbey Island. Other partners include The Book Rack and Moonraker Books.

Whidbey Reads is supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation

Staff suggestions: Beyond Bestsellers — Historical Romance

Day of DuchessThe Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean
Hope DividedA Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole
Devil in SpringDevil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
Wilde in LoveWilde in Love by Eloisa James
Beauty like the nightBeauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne
Duchess DealThe Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
Girl with make believe husbandThe Girl With the Make-believe Husband by Julia Quinn
Note Yet UnsungA Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander
Ruin of a RakeThe Ruin of A Rake by Cat Sebastian
Once A RebelOnce A Rebel by Mary Jo Putney

February's Digital Resource: Business & Finance

Business & FinanceExpand your business and make smart money decisions with these resources, which include insight to consumer data and investment strategies.

• ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
• Business Magazines
• DemographicsNow--Business & People
• Morningstar Investment Research Center
• Small Business Reference Center
• Value Line Research Center
• And more!

Business and Finance research information comes from trusted sources you won’t always find using popular search engines.

Available free online, any time with a library card.

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