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…

Events this week at the Mountlake Terrace Library

Monday, July 22 Professional Networking Group Large Meeting Room 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. For adults This WorkSource group meets every Monday morning to cover a variety of topics including job opportunities and networking with your peers. All job seekers are welcome, and there is no cost to participate. Tuesday, July 23 Play and Learn –…

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…

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…

May 18: Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library to hold annual meeting

The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library is holding its annual meeting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, and everyone is invited. The mission of Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library is to support and promote public awareness of library services, facilities and staff; to enhance partnerships with the community;…

‘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 be receiving 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,…

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…

All Sno-Isle community libraries closed Feb. 9

All branches of Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9. “For the safety of customers and employees, all community libraries will be closed Saturday, Feb. 9, due to snow and icy conditions,” Sno-Isle said on its home page Friday.

Kiah Helms photography exhibit opens at Mountlake Terrace Library Jan. 2

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Kiah Helms Photography Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Kiah Helms attended Mountlake Terrace High School and earned a general degree from Edmonds Community College. She began taking photographs when she was 5 years old, and got her first digital camera when she…

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 in search 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…

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…

Kellie Moeller Calligraphy Exhibit opens Oct. 1 at library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission will present the Kellie Moeller Calligraphy Exhibit for the month of October at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Kellie Moeller’s artwork places thoughts to paper with praise and ink. She seeks to draw people towards contemplation of faith and now and then to mirth. Having lived…

Terrace Library helps 10-year-old business whiz

From the Sno-Isle Libraries website section titled “Your Library Stories” comes this report of 10-year-old Torren, who asked Mountlake Terrace Library staff for a piece of paper and if the library had a copy machine. “He wanted to make fliers for his summer dog walking business,” says Melody from the Terrace Library. “He made a…

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…

Enroll for reduced-fare ORCA card at MLT Library on Fridays

WithinReach, a nonprofit assistance organization, is partnering with the Mountlake Terrace Library to help low-income individuals and families to enroll for reduced fares on local transit systems. WithinReach representatives will be at the Mountlake Terrace Library each Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m., helping people sign up for the ORCA LIFT Reduced Fare Transit Pass. An ORCA…

Mountlake Terrace library takes steps to reduce trash

The Mountlake Terrace Library is taking steps to reduce landfill waste by recycling and composting more trash. “Over the past five years, we’ve systematically become a greener, more sustainable operation,” Public Information Manager Jim Hills wrote on Sno-Isle’s website. “With 21 libraries, five mobile-library vehicles, a fleet of additional vehicles and a service center, Sno-Isle Libraries…