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2014 Timberland Reads Together...About Food
Local authors Dylan Tomine & Jo Robinson

This year, the library is stretching the “one book, one community” tradition by offering two books, both focused on a universal topic: food. Read more...

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Back by Popular Demand, “Dialogues with Doc”
Aberdeen Library - Wed. Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

Following rave reviews earned last January of Plato’s “The Republic,” Dr. William “Doc” Carter will lead a series of conversations drawn from ancient Greek philosophy. Read more...

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TRL Board of Trustees meeting
Winlock Library - Wed., October 22, 7:00pm

The TRL Board of Trustees will meet at 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 22 at the Winlock Timberland Library. The Board meeting is open to the public. Read more...

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Today's Library - TRL Newsletter
September/October 2014 issue

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

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“The Land Called Lewis”
Chehalis Library - Sat. Nov. 1, 2pm

Sandra Crowell discusses her book "The Land Called Lewis: A History of Lewis County, Washington" followed by audience questions; books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more...

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American History in Music, Story & Art
Yelm Library - Wed. Nov. 5, 6pm

Through a variety of artistic expressions, Joe and Paula McHugh will take their audience on a journey through American history. Read more...

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American History in Music, Story & Art
Winlock Library - Thu. Nov. 6, 6pm

Through a variety of artistic expressions, Joe and Paula McHugh will take their audience on a journey through American history. Read more...

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Susan Fletcher Leads Writing Workshops
North Mason Library - Thu. Nov. 6

Susan Fletcher, author of “The Dragon Chronicles,” presents three workshops to help writers of all ages learn how to develop ideas and hone writing skills. Read more...

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Author Robert Michael Pyle
Naselle Library - Wed. Nov. 12, 6-8pm

Prolific and much beloved author Robert Michael Pyle will read from his latest work, Evolution of the Genus IRIS, which is his first full-length book of poetry. Read more...

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New Voice in Literary Horror
Olympia Library - Thu. Nov. 13, 7:30pm

Critics are using words such as “brutal,” “unflinching,” “visceral” and “moving” to describe Charlie Jack Joseph Kruger’s fiction. Meet the author of "In Stark Weather." Read more...

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November “Books at the Beach” Program
Westport Library - November 1, 8, 15

For writers and lovers of writing, the Westport Timberland Library offers 3 programs about writing – building skills, defining technique, exploring creativity – in the company of accomplished writers. Read more...

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A Murder Mystery for the Mind’s Eye
Lacey Library - Sat. Nov. 15, 2:30-4:30pm

Calm your work-a-day minds and fire up your imagination for a dramatic reading of Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” by “Readers Theatre Unlimited.” Read more...

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Hunting for Treasure in the State Archives
Lacey Library - Mon. Nov. 17, 3:00pm

Whatever subject you are curious about, if it relates to the land and people of Washington, you are likely to find lots of historical information in the Washington State Archives. Read more...

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Comic Artists Share New Work in Olympia
Olympia Library - Tue. Nov. 18, 6:30pm

“Dragon’s Breath & Other True Stories” is MariNaomi’s recent work. Yumi Sakugawa has authored “Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe.” Read more...

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Singer, actor, writer, vocal teacher Susan Carr
Olympia Library - Thurs. Nov. 20, 7:30pm

The multi-talented Susan Carr, accompanied by Shenandoah Nelson on piano, will perform beloved songs of the 1970’s and read from her new novel, The Ballad of Desiree. Read more...

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Writing Classes & Workshops in November
Belfair, Tumwater, Westport & Yelm - Nov. 1-22

November is “NaNoWriMo” month. That’s National Novel Writing Month, and writing workshops are scheduled in many Timberland libraries. Read more...

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Crafting a Complete Story
Tumwater Library - Nov. 8, 11 & 22

Local author Lindsay Schopfer will teach a three-part writing class starting Nov. 8. He is a writing coach and instructor for Adventures in Writing, a program for young writers. Read more...

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Winter’s Return: A Celebration in Music
North Mason Library - Wed. Dec. 3, 7:00pm

Felicia Dale and William Pint play music of the sea. Tania Opland and Mike Freeman perform music from many lands. Read more...

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Lindstrom Discusses Infamous Grays Harbor Man
Hoquiam Library - Wed. Dec. 3, 6:30pm

Former Daily World editor, Bill Lindstrom has pursued the truth about John Tornow for almost 3 decades. Lindstrom discusses the book, the research and the Tornow legend. Read more...

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Remembering Medicine Creek
Tumwater Library - Wed. Dec. 3, 12:30pm

The Medicine Creek Council took place in the Nisqually Delta on December 26, 1854 and changed the course of Northwest history. Hear historian Drew Crooks discuss the event and its ramifications. Read more...

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A Tribute to the Queen of Country Music
Mountain View Library - Sat. Dec. 6, 6pm

Multi-talented Elizabeth Stierle, half of the duo “Buck and Elizabeth” gives voice to country and pop music star Patsy Cline. Read more...

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Live at the Library – BoomerBrass
Olympia Library - Thu. Dec. 11, 7:30pm

Come to the library to hear joyous music as the Olympia-based BoomerBrass performs holiday classics including Hanukkah favorites. Read more...

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Tumwater Vocal Ensemble Welcomes the Holidays
Tumwater Library - Tue. Dec. 16, 12pm

Take a mid-day break, bring your lunch and enjoy a merry mini-concert with Tumwater High School’s premier vocal ensemble, “The Noteables.” Read more...

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Holidays Hawaiian Style
Lacey Library - Wed. Dec. 17, 6:30pm

The “Olympia Aloha Ukulele Pu’ukani” bring a little aloha spirit by playing and singing about holiday luaus, decorating the palm tree and Santa Claus arriving in a red canoe. Read more...

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