Springtime Hikes for All Levels

It's springtime and that means that you should be getting out your hiking boots, your backpack and your sunhat!  List created by SnoIsleLib_MattL Hiking Snohomish County Great stories about all the hikes, but especially Monte Cristo.Hiking Washington's History Hiking Through History, Washington Includes hike to Robe Canyon Hanging Gardens.Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington A whole…
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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

Nothing says “I love you” like a one-of-a-kind gift you’ve made with your own two hands. This Valentine’s Day, take a break from the same old candies and flowers and put on your crafting gloves: do-it-yourself gifts are a romantic way to show your loved one how much you care. Mom Crafts DIY T-shirt Crafts…
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Some of My Favourite Cookbooks

I love looking at cookbooks!  For me a good cookbook has two requirements — the recipes have to be easy and there must be lots of pictures! Here are some new cookbooks that fit my criteria. Fix-it and Forget-it Healthy 5-ingredient Cookbook Fix-it and Forget-it Healthy 5-ingredient Cookbook: 150 Easy and Nutritious Slow Cooker Recipes by…
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Native authors to read during Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, where we celebrate the diverse cultures of native peoples, as well as their contributions to history. In honor of this month, we’ve found some must reads by great Native American Authors: There There The Round House Crazy Brave Trail of Lightning Hearts Unbroken Buffalo Bird Girl In the Footsteps…
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Writer-in-Residence interviews author of much-anticipated new book in latest episode of “Inside the Writer’s Head”

For teen readers, high school teachers and librarians, New York Times bestselling author and two-time National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson needs no introduction.  Since the publication 20 years ago of her groundbreaking novel, Speak—in which a teenage girl becomes isolated in the aftermath of her rape—Laurie has become known for the unflinching way she writes about…
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Meet Jessica Strawser, our new Writer-in-Residence

Our 2019 Writer-in-Residence, Jessica Strawser, is no stranger to the writing community—whether on the national stage, through her work as editor-at-large for Writer’s Digest, or in her own Cincinnati backyard, where she has set much of her fiction. A graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Strawser has been both writer and editor for her…
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