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Spring training for library staff
Rolling Library Closures, May 1-22

In May TRL libraries will close on a rolling schedule to give employees a professional training day to enhance knowledge and skills while still providing access to the public. Read more...

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Library Unveils New Sign by Ira Coyne
Olympia Library - Mon. Apr. 27, 10:45am

Community members are invited to the unveiling of sign painter Ira Coyne’s latest work, a sign that will grace the entrance of the Olympia Timberland Library. Read more...

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Financial Wisdom and Best Practices
Shelton Library - 1pm on Apr. 6, 14, 21 and 28

In the spirit of impending tax deadlines and money matters in general, the Shelton Library presents a series of four programs to help everybody in the family get smarter about finances. Read more...

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Oakville Timberland Library Open House
Oakville Library - Wed. Apr. 29, 5-6pm

Perennial favorites Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth entertain as the Oakville Library celebrates its bright, new look. Read more...

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“Feathers, Form and Function”
Olympia Library - Wed. Apr. 29, 7:30pm

“Feathers, Form, and Function” by artist Chris Maynard is a gorgeously crafted book, written and designed to share new ways of seeing the natural world. Read more...

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Today's Library - TRL Newsletter
March/April 2015 issue

Check out the new issue of Today's Library, TRL's newlsetter. Read more...

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For the Love of Comics
Tumwater Library - Sat. May 2, 11am-4pm

May 2 is all about comics at the Tumwater Library. At 11 a.m., cartoonist Megan Kelso talks about her work followed by the “May-hem Comic and Game Fest.” Read more...

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The Quest for Rest
Centralia Library - Sat. May 2, 2pm

Many people experience sleep problems and disorders that affect their health, safety and well-being. Dr. Mehrdad Razavi will speak on this topic on May 2. Read more...

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An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Olympia Library - Mon. May 4, 6:30pm

Dunbar-Ortiz's will focus on how Native Americans resisted the expansion of the United States, experiencing it not as “manifest destiny” but as the building of an empire by conquest. Read more...

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Authors Teach Writing Workshops for Teens
May 7, 15 and 16, 2015

Authors Chelsea M. Campbell and Kendare Blake will lead writing workshops for teens in the Salkum, North Mason (Belfair), South Bend, Tumwater and Centralia libraries. Read more...

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It’s the annual Peeps® Diorama Contest
Olympia Library, Apr. 1 to May 8

Everyone is invited to celebrate spring, literature and libraries by entering the Peeps® Diorama Contest. Contest rules and entry forms available on Wednesday, April 1. Read more...

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Islam 101: Perceptions, Misconceptions & Context
Shelton Library - Sat. May 9, 2pm

What does it mean to be Muslim in a modern world? What if much of what we believe about Islam is incomplete or simply wrong? David Fenner discusses the culture and traditions of Islam. Read more...

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Travels in Greece
McCleary Library - Thu. May 14, 6:30pm

Lindy Cameron presents a photo journey through Greece. Ruins and mythology proved less fascinating than the kindness of the Greek people and the vibrant local traditions. Read more...

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McCleary Library Closed for Maintenance
Library closed May 15-25, 2015

The McCleary Timberland Library will be closed from Saturday, May 16 through Monday, May 25 for new carpet installation. The library will reopen Tuesday, May 26. Read more...

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Author Mitchell S. Jackson on “The Residue Years”
Olympia Library - Mon. Jun. 1, 6:30pm

Mitchell Jackson is an all-too-rare success story. He grew in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Portland, Oregon during the crack epidemic of the 1990’s. Read more...

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