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By Jean Markert
La Conner Swinomish Library director 

Library Happenings


December 28, 2022

As we get ready to ring in the New Year the library is looking forward to exciting new events that will happen in the new year. First, we must look back and thank everyone who worked on the Festival of Tiny Trees auction. The event was very successful and a good time was had by all who attended. The library is looking forward to ordering some new furnishings for both the teen and children’s areas and we are looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year.

Under 19 and want to learn how to ride the bus for free? Come to the library on Dec. 28 from 1-2 p.m. to learn about riding the bus at no cost. Delicious snacks will be provided.

Kids – looking for some fun on New Year’s Eve, but don’t want to stay up until midnight? Come to the library at 11 a.m. Dec. 31 for our Noon Year’s Eve celebration. We will have a fun craft and will ring in Noon Year’s at 12 p.m. sharp.

If you are looking for a book to cozy up with come in and check out our new books section. Our staff is happy to help you find a good read. Some of our new books include:

The “Discworld” series by English author Terry Pritchett is a fun comedic fantasy series set in the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle. We have the first 10 books in this 40-book series, so if you are looking for a fun read, this might be the series for you.

“Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt is a story of friendship between Tova an aging woman who just lost her husband, Marcellus, an aging octopus who befriends Tova and several others. The book reviews call it a charming and witty exploration of friendship, reckoning and hope, tracing a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. If you are looking for lighthearted escape reading, this book will fit that bill.

“Murderbots” graphic novels by Martha Wells is a series about a part robot, part human designed as a Security Unit which manages to override its programming and develop independence which it uses to watch soap operas. Over time, this unit also begin to develop friendships and emotional connections which it finds inconvenient. Great book for sci-fi fans

“Indigenous Continent” by Pekka Hamalainen. A prize-winning scholar rewrites 400 years of American history from Indigenous perspectives, overturning the dominant origin story of the United States. American historical counter narrative shatters the basic assumptions about American history. A must read for anyone interested in a different historical perspective.

We also have a large new graphic novel collection for both teens and adults, come in and discover a new favorite.

Finally, if you can’t find a book you are looking, for please fill out a book request form and we will do our best to get the book.


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