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In This Issue: September 2012 
•   Is Going Green a Good Thing?
•   Mission: Good Grades
•   Issues That Matter: Marriage Laws Referendum 74
•   Foundation Awards Scholarship to Sno-Isle Employee
•   Early Learning Resources: Every Child Ready to Read and Rock!
•   September's eResource of the Month: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Is Going Green a Good Thing?
Are you helping or hurting the environment? These books will shed light on environmental protection and what it means to go green.

Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest by Kevin R. Marsh (nonfiction)

Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle by Matthew W. Klingle (nonfiction)

Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy is Undermining the Environmental Revolution by Heather Rogers (nonfiction)

Green, Inc.: An Environmental Insider Reveals How a Good Cause Has Gone Bad by Christine C. MacDonald (nonfiction)

The Everything Green Living Book: Easy Ways to Conserve Energy, Protect Your Family's Health, and Help Save the Environment by Diane Gow McDilda (nonfiction)

The Green Workplace: Sustainable Strategies That Benefit Employees, the Environment, and the Bottom Line by Leigh Stringer (nonfiction)

Windshield Wilderness: Cars, Roads, and Nature in Washington's National Parks by David Louter (nonfiction)

More recommendations
Green Gone Wrong
Issues That Matter: Marriage Laws Referendum 74
Before you vote, hear the pros and cons from this panel discussion on the hot topic of R-74, the referendum that will ratify or reject Senate Bill 6239, which passed the Legislature this year and would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington.

Sno-Isle Libraries and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation are neutral on the topics covered in Issues That Matter programs. We are committed to giving the public an opportunity to make informed decisions about important issues by providing this forum, along with a wide range of information resources reflecting a variety of viewpoints.

Panelists include representatives from Preserve Marriage Washington and Washington United for Marriage.
  • Black Box Theatre
    Edmonds Community College
    Tuesday, Sept. 25
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

  • Oak Harbor Library
    Meeting Room HH137
    Thursday, Sept. 27
    7:00 - 8:30 pm
Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions through a moderator. Free and open to the public. Funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Be an informed voter by attending one of these Issues That Matter panel discussions and visit www.sno-isle.org/explore/issuesthatmatter for recommended books and websites on this important issue.

Issues That Matter
Issues That Matter
Early Learning Resources: Every Child Ready to Read and Rock!
We're celebrating early learning this month at Sno-Isle Libraries!

Join celebrated musicians Nancy Stewart, Eric Ode, or Charlie Hope as they sing interactive songs that promote Ready Readers skills. Plus, discover some new fun ways to reinforce early literacy.

Funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Find a Read and Rock event at your community library.
Early Learning Resources: Every Child Ready to Read and Rock!
Mission: Good Grades
This is a message of critical importance for all secret agents (students and their parents)! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is a three-fold covert operation:
  1. Infiltrate the library (during open hours).
  2. Interrogate a librarian (or ask nicely).
  3. Increase your intelligence (and grades).
The target of this mission is to ambush and defeat the enemy (low grades) with special weapons (your brain) and tactics (library resources).

Call your library to "Book-a-Librarian" for a one-on-one debriefing (meeting) to learn how the library can help you accomplish the mission of getting good grades!

Your country is depending on you.

Foundation Awards Scholarship to Sno-Isle Employee
Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation knows that it's not the books on the shelves that make a library beloved, but the employees in the stacks who provide access and information to our customers that make Sno-Isle Libraries such a well-respected organization.

We are honored to be able to help continue that standard of excellence by awarding an annual Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation scholarship to an employee enrolled in a Master of Libraries and Information Services program.

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Brend is our 2012 recipient (pictured at right). Dani says of this scholarship, "It is so gratifying to know that the Foundation continues to support my education and my work with Sno-Isle. I feel I have found a professional home here, and I'm excited to continue my work with Sno-Isle after graduation!"
Scholarship Recipient Dani Brend
September's eResource of the Month: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Research made easy with reference eBooks.
  • Available 24/7 on virtually any subject.
  • Material from trusted sources not always found through popular search engines.
  • Read on a computer, download to an eReader, or print articles.
Available free at the library or from your own computer/device with a library card.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
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