Sno-Isle Libraries to present TEDx program in November

Sno-Isle Libraries promises to bring some of the region’s most fascinating thinkers, innovators, artists and speakers to the stage when it presents TEDxSnoIsleLibraries on Nov. 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The day-long program, “Creating New Futures,” will feature the famous TED Talks format. Though TEDx events are locally organized, some of the…

Mountlake Terrace Library presents Jane Mayer painting exhibit

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Jane Mayer Painting Exhibit starting May 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. West. According to Mayer, her work has evolved into an impressionistic realistic style. She loves shapes and the light that gives them form. Her subjects range from landscapes and animal portraits to figurative…

Mountlake Terrace Library hosts Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen Saturday in second annual celebration of National Poetry Month

The public is invited to join Washington’s Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen for a afternoon of live music and poetry at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the Mountlake Terarce Library. Austen will be reading selections of new and unpublished poems in the second annual celebration of National Poetry Month at the library. Jazz musician John Burgess will perform throughout…

Mountlake Terrace, Brier libraries to change hours in May

Sno-Isle Libraries is changing library hours to meet customer needs, according to library district officials. The changes will take place May 3. Mountlake Terrace will opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Saturdays, the library will close an hour later, at 6 p.m. For Brier, the hours on Tuesdays and…

Last two weeks for AARP Tax Aide Preparation Services at Mountlake Terrace Library

The AARP Tax Aide Preparation Services will be assisting elderly and low income residents in the preparation of their federal tax returns on Wednesday, April 8 and 15 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The free service by AARP trained volunteers will be from 4-7:30 p.m. on April 8 and 4-5:30 p.m., April 15. Stop by the library to pick…

Mountlake Terrace Library to feature photography exhibit by T.J. Becerra

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the T. J. Becerra Photography Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, starting on April 1. Becerra purchased his first SLR camera 14 years ago. He was in college, and was about to go on a study abroad program to Spain. Earlier that year, he traveled to Guatemala in…

Free tax help for low income residents available from United Way, AARP through April

Residents can receive assistance in preparing their income taxes from volunteers from the United Way and AARP through April. United Way volunteers are working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Edmonds Community College. Volunteers are able to help people in English and Spanish. Individuals who want to file their taxes themselves can use a free website set up…

Mountlake Terrace, Brier libraries to change hours in May

The Mountlake Terrace and Brier Libraries will be changing their hours starting May. Mountlake Terrace will opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Saturdays, the library will close an hour later, at 6 p.m. For Brier, the hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., on Thursday through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6…

Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library to meet on Friday

The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library will be meeting from 3-4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library is a nonprofit organization which offers opportunities to volunteers to join in supporting programs. Anyone interested in our library and the people who support it is welcome…

Kids can ‘Read with Rover’ on Saturday at Mountlake Terrace Library

The Mountlake Terrace Library is again hosting the popular Reading with Rover program on Saturday, Feb. 21. Kids can stop by to read aloud to loving canine listeners from 11 a.m.-noon. Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. The program is supported by Reading…

Sno-Isle Libraries seek ideas for public forums

Sno-Isle Libraries managers are planning the district’s 2015 Issues That Matter forum series of timely topics and want to add the public’s ideas to the mix. The programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile issues. In 2014, there were four forums on two subjects: drug use and end-of-life health care. Previous topics were…

Brier Library presents beginning Genealogy program on Saturday

Interested in researching your family history? Then check out Saturday’s Learn for Life: Genealogy 101 Getting Started program from 10 a.m.-noon. Learn the basics of genealogical research using Ancestry Library Edition as one of your online genealogy tools. Basic computer skills required. Seating limited; please preregister here. The program is funded by The Paul G….

Mountlake Terrace and Brier Libraries name new managers

The Mountlake Terrace and Brier Libraries have announced new managers. Kristin Piepho was selected as the managing librarian for Mountlake Terrace Library. Previously she was the children’s services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries and temporary managing librarian for Lake Stevens Library. From 2008 to 2010, she worked for Seattle Public Library. Prior to that, she served…

Mountlake Terrace Library hosts Winter Extravaganza on Monday

The Mountlake Terrace Library continues its Winter Extravaganza with the “Elephant and Piggie Party” at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29. Come celebrate Mo Willems’ beloved characters (and maybe pigeon). The program is for school-aged children. The program is supposrt by the Friends of the Edmonds Library.

Mountlake Terrace Library presents Katya Minkina Painting Exhibit

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Katya Minkina Painting Exhibit starting Jan. 2 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. The exhibit features paintings by local artist Katya Minkina, who was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. Growing up among her mom’s paintings, she spent a lot of time drawing. At the…

Read with Rover Saturday at the Mountlake Terrace Library

The Mountlake Terrace Library is again hosting the popular Reading with Rover program on Saturday, Dec. 20. Kids can stop by to read aloud to loving canine listeners from 11 a.m.-noon. Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. The program is supported by Reading with…

Brier Pizza hosting Friends of Brier Library fundraiser on Monday

Brier Pizza and Family Restaurant, 23631 Brier Road, is hosting a fundraiser for the Friends of the Brier Library on Monday, Dec. 8. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of each bill to the library support group when a fundraiser flyer is presented at time of payment; flyers are now available at the library, 23303…

Dick McMahan Photography Exhibit opens Dec. 1 at Mountlake Terarce Library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Dick McMahon Photography Exhibit starting on Dec. 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The exhibit features images by local photographer and this year’s Arts of the Terrace “Best of Show” winner Dick McMahon. McMahon has been a Seattle resident since 1953. He is mostly self-taught using books,…

Learn about Amazing Magnets at Science Saturday at Mountlake Terrace Library

If you’ve ever wondered what make a magnet work, you’re in luck. As a part of Science Saturday, the Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting a program titled Amazing Magnet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22. Discover the surprising ways that magnets can be used. The program is for ages 6-11 and is funded by the…

Mountlake Terrace Library presents Tween programs that combine science, art and more

Sno-Isle Libraries is partnering with the Pacific Science Center to bring exciting, thought-provoking programming to tweens and young teens. Through collaborative learning and mentoring experiences, the Tween STEAM Club programs are designed for youth to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). “Our goal is to get tweens excited about science…