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In This Issue: October 2012 
•   It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
•   Children's Bookmark Contest Still Open
•   Issues That Matter: Marriage Laws Referendum 74 Videos Online
•   "Libraries are not made, they grow." -- Augustine Birrel
•   Teen Read Month 2012
•   October's eResource of the Month: Cars, Trucks & Small Engines
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
Colder days. Darker nights. The weather is taking a turn as we head into fall. This booklist takes a look at extreme weather, future weather, Pacific Northwest weather, and more.

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld (nonfiction)

City of Refuge: A Novel by Tom Piazza (fiction)

Extreme Weather: A Guide to Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Severe Snowstorms, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters by Bonnie Schneider (nonfiction)

The Cloud Collector's Handbook by Gavin Pretor-Pinney (nonfiction)

The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planet by Heidi Cullen (nonfiction)

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest by Cliff Mass (nonfiction)

Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather by Mike Smith (nonfiction)

Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities by Paul Yeager (nonfiction)

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Weather of the Future
Issues That Matter: Marriage Laws Referendum 74 Videos Online
In September, Sno-Isle Libraries hosted two panel discussions on the hot topic of R-74, the referendum that will ratify or reject Senate Bill 6239, which would allow same-sex couples to marry in Washington. Videos of both events are now available to watch online.

Before you vote, hear the arguments for and against R-74. If you missed the panel discussions on Sept. 25 at Edmonds Community College or on Sept. 27 at the Oak Harbor Library, watch them on video to become an informed voter.

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 included representatives from Preserve Marriage Washington and Washington United for Marriage, who took questions from the audience. Both "Issues That Matter" forums were made possible by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

Issues That Matter
Teen Read Month 2012
October is Teen Read Month at Sno-Isle Libraries, when we celebrate the joy of teen books and reading.

This year's theme is "It Came From the Library." What amazing things have you found at the library? What else awaits you? More than you can possibly imagine!

Check out all the fun things we have planned. Write reviews, enter our 9th Annual Teen Art Contest, or attend one of our great teen events where you can talk about your favorite books that came from the library, while doing other fun activities.

Teen Read Month 2012
Teen Read Month 2012
Children's Bookmark Contest Still Open
Artistic kids from preschool through 6th grade still have time to put their crayons, colored pens, and imaginations to work to submit an entry in the Bookmark Contest. Bookmark entries should reflect the theme "Celebrate Your Library" and be submitted by Oct. 5

Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed in Sno-Isle Libraries in November and posted on our website.

Print out a Bookmark Contest entry form in English or Spanish.
Bookmark Contest
"Libraries are not made, they grow." -- Augustine Birrel
Thanks to donations, our libraries grow into exciting, vibrant and relevant places. So far this year, gifts have allowed Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation to:
  • Support cultural and literacy programs for more than 3,000 children, teens and adults
  • Buy 60 Storytime Kits that have been the basis for 134 different storytimes
  • Offer 423 Book Kit reservations
  • Distribute 511 Books for Babies Kits
  • Fund Summer Reading activities for more than 10,300 children, 3,600 teens and 1,100 adults
To learn more about how your donation can help grow and enhance services within Sno-Isle Libraries, visit our website at www.sno-isle.org/foundation.
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October's eResource of the Month: Cars, Trucks & Small Engines
Start your engines! eResources to do-it-yourself repair and maintenance. Available free at the library or from your own computer/device with a library card.

Cars, Trucks, & Small Engines
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