“I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say in any other way things that I had no words for,” Georgia O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887–March 6, 1986) wrote in the foreword to a catalog for an exhibition of her work two decades before she became the first female artist honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art ........Read more
From The Writing Life (public library) by Annie Dillard — a wonderful addition to the collected wisdom of beloved writers — comes this beautiful and poignant meditation on the life well lived, reminding us of the trade offs between presence and productivity that we’re constantly choosing to make, or not................... .Read More
In 1957, Albert Camus (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) became the second youngest laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to him for work that “with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times.”.........................Click to read more
Shortly before his sixtieth birthday and a decade after issuing his immensely prescient admonition that America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without," Whitman writes under the heading “DEMOCRACY IN THE NEW WORLD”:....Click to read more
Kids read aloud to a loving canine listener, strengthening reading
skills and improving reading confidence! For school-age children with a
caregiver. Supported by the Friends of the Edmonds Library and Reading
“The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.” .....Theodore Roosevelt. Click here to read more
“Awe is the moment when ego surrenders to wonder. This is our inheritance - the beauty before us. We cry. We cry out. There is nothing sentimental about facing the desert bare. It is a terrifying beauty.” Terry Tempest Williams
Read aloud to a loving canine listener! The community-based literacy program
Reading with Rover helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve
reading confidence. Supported by readingwithrover.org and Friends of the Edmonds Library.
It's not just big, it's huge! Over 100,000 items will be for sale with over 50 categories of nonfiction including art, cookbooks, crafts, gardening, history, music, performing arts, pets, nature and travel. We have an extensive selection of fiction including science fiction, graphic novel, classics, and short stories. Our children’s selection covers every reading level you can imagine plus several special categories such as folk & fairy tales, history and nature.
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“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.” | By Maria Popova - Brain Pickings