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“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

“To name something truly is to lay bare what may be brutal or corrupt — or important or possible — and key to the work of changing the world is changing the story.” ...... Click to read more

Clive Staples Lewis (1898 - 1963) C. S Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster and lecturer,. He held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. 

 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

“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.” Click here 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
with Rover.

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“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

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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.

Presented by Dragon Theater Puppets.

Family program, all ages welcome.

A lady bug meets a caterpillar and they travel the world together, exploring new places and discovering different languages. But, will they get caught in Mr. Spider's web of deceit, or will they get home safely? Come find out!

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.

Your support helps the Friends of the Seattle Public Library advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Thank You!

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"It is often said that we are born scientists — naturally curious, tickled rather than daunted by the unknown, unafraid to experiment and to stumble in learning the world"..........More

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Lucy • 02/25/2018 at 12:34PM • Like

Love the poetry and vibrant illustrations!

“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and re imagined if it is to survive.” Zadie Smith's  Welt Literature Prize acceptance Speech 

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“Nature’s particular gift to the walker… is to set the mind jogging, to make it garrulous, exalted, a little mad maybe — certainly creative and suprasensitive.” www.brainpickings.org

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