Friday, January 30, 2009
Thanks to AARP, the Marysville library (and some of the other branches in our system) offer free tax help primarily for the elderly and lower income tax payer. Appointments can be made by phone (360-658-5000) or in person at the customer service desk.
April 15th will come faster than you think!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Walk into any elementary school and stroll down the halls and what you will see in every direction is imagination in full bloom. From the sophisticated use of watercolors, the whimsical splash of pastels or the spontaneous sculpting with recycled material to the rather magical technique of blending crayon and paint, artistic endeavors at the hands of children are inspiring and genuinely a sight to behold.
The Marysville Library has for years been a display site for student art. Submissions for the annual Reflections art competition can be viewed at the library in December and January of each year and rotating displays of artistic creativity lend a colorful and vibrant ambiance to the Children's area of the library.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
2008 was a great year for Teens here at the library and 2009 is going to be even better! Here’s a look at some of the stuff coming up.
January 12, 26, February 9, 23
Many of you may already know about the Teen Monday programs we started last year. Every other Monday afternoon we show a movie or have open gaming with Rock Band, DDR, Guitar Hero, Super Smash Brothers, and Wii Sports. Teen Mondays are going to get even better in 2009 as we add Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, MarioKart, and a brand new Karaoke Machine!
January 15, February 12, 19, 20
Got homework? Get it done at the library! Extra laptops and help available at our Study Lounge. Perfect for group projects! If you need a break, pick up one of our board games, or use the time to hang out with your friends.
January 28, February 25, March 25
For all of you who enjoyed our summer craft programs (summer spa, button making, duct tape crafts, green teens) this new series is for you! Each month we will be taking stuff you can find around the house and turning it into something cool and new! In January, we’ll make jewelry out of things you find in a hardware store. In February turn juice pouches into a new bag and in March make speakers for your iPod or MP3 player. We provide all the supplies, all you need is your creativity! Please sign up for these programs so we have an idea of how much to get.
In 2009 we are going to try starting a book club just for teens--this means we will get to read and talk about the books you like! And you can be part of it right from the start! Come to this planning meeting to help choose the books you want to read, pick a name and make all the other important decisions. Then, join us March 11 as we discuss our first selection over pizza.
Make Your Own Chocolate!
Back by popular demand…this year’s Make Your Own Chocolate will be better than ever! More colored chocolate, new candy molds and more gift ideas! Come make a last minute Valentine’s gift for someone special or make some chocolate to eat yourself! Either way, it will be a tasty afternoon! We don’t want to run out of chocolate, so make sure you sign up for this one!
Ifyou want to be involved in planning the programs happening here at the library, join our Teen Advisory Group (you can get a free t-shirt). Our next meeting is this Saturday, January 17 @ 2:00 and new members are always welcome! Come check it out!
So there you go! That’s just the start of what’s happening in 2009. Be on the look out for some exciting after-hours programs and a special gaming tournament against Lynnwood (we’re still working out the details...but I’m pretty sure Marysville can win!)
You can find out more information about programs for all ages on our website, www.sno-isle.org and click on "Events and Programs".
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
The Weather Channel offers driving safety tips based on the current weather for your location--simply enter the desired zip code and get the current weather as well as driving tips for those conditions. Discovery's HowStuffWorks website offers Top 10 Car Winterizing Tips to get your car ready for the weather.
Before you head out on wintry roads, consider checking out the Washington Department of Transportation's website where you can find information on traffic, travel conditions on the passes, as well as winter travel tips and information.
Keep warm & safe driving!