Monroe Library Blog

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Big Read

The Monroe Library is pleased to participate in the Big Read program going on throughout Snohomish and Island counties. The book we are reading is the noir classic The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

The Monroe Library will host a book discussion for the novel on Wednesday, May 5th at 7pm.

In addition we will be hosting a film program on Thursday May 21st at 7pm. We will be showing the movie, Brick. The film is neo-noir detective story set in a California high school. Discussion of the film will follow and both adults and teens are welcome to attend.

Snake at the Library!!!

Today we had a patron bring his pet snake Slipknot to the library. We couldn't resist the temptation to take a few pictures and enjoy the moment.

Here is Slipknot being modeled by Jesse Cummins

Even our branch manager Betsy Lewis got into the action as Tyler Murphy holds Slipknot.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fiesta at the Library

This year we will be celebrating Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros: Children's Day/Book Day with a live Mariachi band! The event will take place this Saturday at 2:00 and will include games, prizes, activities and snacks. I am very hopeful that we will have some couragous attendees willing to dance. Hmmmm....perhaps I'll bring my dancing shoes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Joe Raiola - Joy of Censorship

Sno-Isle Libraries brought Joe Raiola, Senior Editor of MAD Magazine, to Monroe on April 16 for a multimedia show, "The Joy of Censorship". Joe toured the Northwest in April and he says, "From Salem to Monroe not one librarian has told me to tone it down. This is very liberating for me --and for the audience. It's like people are rooting for me to address the issues that are relevant to them."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

National Holocaust Day Remembered

Jonathan Sacks, British Chief Rabbi stated, "What we remember, we can guard against." Books are on display at Monroe to do just that for National Holocaust Day. Anecdotal accounts of genocide survivors are ready to check out.
Volunteer Week:

Monroe Library staff would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers for all the work they do here. Volunteers have helped us with pulling the books for patron placed holds, do opening procedures, place items alphabetically on the hold shelves, look for books that are missing, help with programs, tech teens help teach the beginning catalog & internet classes, wash toys after each children's program, wash books for us and the bookmobile, wash the headphones, and much more! We really appreciate everything you all do!

(Mardi Olsen, Volunteer)

If you are interested in volunteering we have openings for Monday & Thursday mornings 9am helping pull the books for holds, opening procedures, & filing holds. Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays for 3pm & 6pm pulling items for holds.

Please contact Carolyn Morris at 360-794-7851 or visit the Information desk for a volunteer packet.