The North Mason library started in 1950 in a Belfair drug store. The current library shares Timberland's collection over 1.6 million books, CDs, DVDs, ebooks, downloadable audio books, videos, magazines, and talking books.
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June is the month to celebrate the world's oceans and to take action. Tomorrow is World Oceans Day. To learn more about both and find links to resources, go the websites below.
World Oceans Day:
World Ocean Month:
"What Laughter Tells Us: Asian Americans, Comedy & Belonging" is an online Humanities Washington presentation on Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. Sign up, and you will receive a Zoom link to join the program: https://events.trl.org/event/what-laughter-tells-us-asian-americans-comedy-belonging
The Friends of the North Mason Library will hold a book sale on Tuesday, June 14, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. The next book sale isn't until September, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your summer reading needs! Find out more here: https://events.trl.org/event/north-mason-friends-library-book-sale-0
We started handing out the June Take & Make craft bag for young children on June 1. These are popular and go fast, so be sure to stop by and pick one up! Here are some of the supplies included in this month's bag.
Did you know we have free Summer Library Program prize books for all ages? Receive one when you sign up, and one when you complete 10 activities.
Summer Library Program begins today! From now through August 31 all ages, babies through adult, can come to the library and receive a free book, (just for participating!) and pick up an activity sheet. Complete the activities and receive another free book!
Is someone having a birthday? Oscar the Grouch is! The Sesame Street resident is perpetually 43 years old today.
All Timberland Regional Library branches and offices will close on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
Irish author Maeve Binchy, who died in 2012, was born on May 28, 1939. Her novels sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. We have many of her books available as ebooks, including this popular title: https://timberland.overdrive.com/media/148356
Circle of Friends “[An] irresistible invitation to share the lives of people who believe in enduring values.”—Detroit Free PressIt began with Benny Hogan and Eve Malone, growing up, inseparable, in the village of Knockglen. Benny—the only child, yearning to break free from her adoring pare...
Have you visited our StoryTrail at the Salmon Center's Bark Park yet? From the Salmon Center (600 NE Roessel Road,) follow the signs to the Bark Park and read the picture book "Senorita Mariposa" along the way. And when you reach the end of the story you can continue walking on the newly extended path that loops back to the road!
May 31st is National Heat Awareness Day, a campaign by OSHA and the National Weather Service. Are you ready to stay safe in the heat this summer? Check out the sites for tips.
Summer Library Program is almost here! Starting June 1 you can come into the library and receive a free book. Find out all the details here: https://www.trl.org/summer-library-program
Picture books in the library are arranged in fun categories for families who like to browse for subjects like "animal," "dinosaur," or "seasonal" books specifically. Come in and explore the neighborhoods in Picture Book City!
Did you know the North Mason Timberland Library and the Theler Wetlands are only .3 of a mile distance from each other on State Route 3? You can plan a day during library open hours to visit both! Find out more about the Wetlands trails here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/mary-e-theler-wetlands-nature-preserve
Mary E. Theler Wetlands Nature Preserve Located at the head of Hood Canal, Theler Wetlands consists of more than 3 miles of accessible walking trails within 139 acres of protected salt marsh and estuary wetlands. If they’re open, you and your family can discover the displays and hands-on exhibits that teach more about the wetlands ecosy...
Are you a fan of science fiction books? The Hugo Award nominees for 2022 were recently announced. The awards ceremony is scheduled for September, giving you plenty of time to read these titles and predict the winner: https://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2022-hugo-awards/
Timberland Regional Library continues to offer virtual Storytimes on Zoom throughout the summer. To receive the Zoom link each week for Friday Family StoryTime, register here: https://events.trl.org/event/zoom-family-storytime-20
The Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program offers free vouchers for low income seniors. Apply online or pick up a paper copy at the library, applications are first come first serve. https://lmtaaa.org/media/dynamic/files/583-2022-sfmnp-application---english.pdf
Watch this short video of George Takei or the full program from US National Archives for AAPI month https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-FXnYE8-eY
A Conversation with George Takei: George Takei in Hyde Park “…I’m going to the home of the man who imprisoned me, to remember my childhood imprisonment. Only in America could that happen.”An excerpt from the program “...
May 18, 1980 was the day Mount St. Helens erupted. The library has information about this event in our display case this month. You can find out more about this historical date here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/destination/mount-st-helens-national-volcanic-monument-0
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument | US Forest Service At 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980, Mount St.
Check out the The Library of Congress' Asian American and Pacific Islander collection virtually on https://guides.loc.gov/asian-american-pacific-islander
Research Guides: Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide: Introduction Comprising over 21 million people, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. electorate. This guide provides research strategies and pointers to materials available both at the Library of Congress and online.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national movement to raise awareness, fight stigma and provide support. Find out more here: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month
Some of our Timberland Regional Library branches recently held a Literary Peeps Diorama Contest. Check out the cute photos of the Peeples Choice winners! https://www.facebook.com/TimberlandLibraries/posts/10158785943918133
Dim the Lights for Birds at Night.
May 14th is World Migratory Bird Day.
Help the birds and learn about the campaign.
We hope you didn't have any bad luck on Friday the 13th today. Ever wonder how this superstition began? Here are some insights from history.com: https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/friday-the-13th
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