Marysville Library Blog

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Could you Survive the Library After-Hours?

Hey, Teens! Looking for something to do this weekend? Join us at the library for a special after-hours event.

Come explore the world of Reality TV and compete in challenges from Project Runway, Fear Factor (anyone out there brave enough to try a clam milkshake?), American Idol, Are You Smarter Than A Librarian, So You Think You Can Read and more. Win prizes and enjoy free food and drinks (other than clam milkshakes) as well .

There’s still time to sign up!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Autumn Creations

The leaves are changing, the rain is starting and the crisp air of Fall has arrived. What better time to turn the colors and inspirations of autumn into art. The library has a variety of materials with how-tos and ideas for fall craft creations.

Crafts to Make in the Fall by Kathy Ross is a children's book with 29 different craft activities to make creations inspired by the bounty of the season.

Materials from Nature by Victoria Seix includes projects for every season, made out of natural materials. Make an autumn wreath or fruit basket, or learn how to press and dry flowers.

All Through the Seasons: recipes & crafts
includes ideas for recipes, decorations and gifts for every season.

Or try your hand at cardmaking.

Handcrafted Cards by Paige Gilchrist offers 60 design ideas for a variety of cards and celebrations.

Whatever your crafting need, the library has you covered. Check out our library catalog to start your search today.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Traveling on a Budget with Sno-Isle

Everyone loves to travel, but traveling on a budget can be a hurdle or an opportunity.

My husband and I just returned from a bargain cruise to Mexico and I used many Sno-Isle resources when planning our vacation. From finding the bargain itself online to researching the ports and planning activities, Sno-Isle Libraries can help you plan your vacation.

When you start to plan remember that each patron at the library has 2 hours per day of Internet use to check the travel bargains that are e mailed to you or to search tour company, airline and cruise line websites.

Once you have a few possibilities in mind, it is time to check the library catalog. Sno-Isle has up-to date Frommer’s, Fodor’s and other travel guides to help you learn about the areas you are considering. There are also DVDs to let you see your choices before you go.

Our librarians have done research for you as well. From the Sno-Isle Home page, choose Research Tools>Explore the World. You will find links to several websites that have been recommended by our reference staff as helpful when planning a trip. Tripadvisor to see reviews from actual travelers, Amtrak and Washington State Ferry Schedules, Seatguru will show you the seat layout of most airliners so you can choose the one most comfortable for you.

By planning carefully before you go you can minimize the unpleasant surprises that are awaiting you and have more time for the pleasant ones. Now if the library could just do something about the weather…….