Saturday, January 4, 2014
We will be open 11-3 Monday Jan. 6th, Tuesday Jan. 7th and Wednesday Jan. 8th
Closed Thursday Jan. 9th and Friday Jan. 10th for Training
Anyone wishing to return Library Materials on Thursday or Friday can leave them in the Tribal Center main office - they will be sure we get them.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
95% of the items presently checked out from the tribal library— books and films— are overdue. I'm embarrassed to say how many. Hundreds.
If you have any library items at all around the house, there's 19 chances in 20 that it's OVERDUE. Alas.
Please bring these items back to the library. If you never got around to reading them and holding them in your hands reminds you that you still are interested, we'll check them right back out to you and the clock starts over. But, please, we'd like to see these things and know that they are not lost. Please bring them back.
Both NPR and the New York Times have built really flashy sites about favorite books. NPR's site came first, Best Books of 2013, and has mostly (not entirely) adult books. Then NYPL constructed their Children's Books 2013 site. They look alike, yes they do: the two public institutions had many discussions, and NPR's 'Book Concierge' code was open source, so NYPL did not have to reinvent something that already worked very well. This is pretty inspiring in itself, aside from all those gorgeous books...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Things have been pretty quiet on the email list of the American Indian Library Association. So Janet Rice of the University of Wisconsin-Madison asked the members to list their top three American Indian novels, and compiled the results. The top 10 are:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko The Grass Dancer, Susan Power Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie Love Medicine, Louise Erdrich The Round House, Louise Erdrich If I Ever Get Out of Here, Eric Gainsworth Winter in the Blood, James Welch Fool's Crow, James Welch Water Lily, Ella Deloria
and we have them all. Three got honorable mention:
Almanac of the Dead, Leslie Marmon Silko Night Sky, Morning Star, Evelina Zuni Lucero The Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
Evelina Lucero's book we do not have, and will work on getting a copy. Then there's a much longer list of titles which were mentioned less often. We have most but not all, and will put the titles we lack on the wish list...
Indian Killer, Sherman Alexie The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie Rachel’s Children, Lois Beardslee When the Legends Die, Hal Borland Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden Through Black Spruce, Joseph Boyden Hidden Roots, Joseph Bruchac April Raintree, Beatrice Culleton Sees Behind Trees, Michael Dorris Yellow Raft on Blue Water, Michael Dorris & Louise Erdrich The Last Miracle at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich Tracks, Louise Erdrich From Where the Sun Now Stands, Will Henry The Last of the Ofos, Geary Hobson Mean Spirit, Linda Hogan Crazy Dave, Basil Johnston Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas King Medicine River, Thomas King Wind from an Enemy Sky, D'Arcy McNickle The Surrounded, D’Arcy McNickle House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story, N. Scott Momaday Light in the Forest, Conrad Richter The Pow-wow Highway, David Seals Gardens in the Dunes, Leslie Marmon Silko Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitich Smith The Hiawatha, David Treuer The Lesser Blessed, Richard Vancamp The Death of Jim Loney, James Welch The Heartsong of Charging Elk, James Welch
Friday, October 25, 2013
The After School Program has returned to its regular schedule. There will be no afterschool program on Halloween.
The library's regularly scheduled hours will be 11AM to 3 PM, Monday to Friday. It may be open earlier or later if Tracey is available. The library will be closed on Halloween.
The math tutors are in the library every week, Mondays from 9-11AM and Fridays from 2-4 PM.
Governor Inslee's has proclaimed November to be American Indian Heritage Month. A number of events are scheduled around the state.
Mo (Maurice) Charles is the very first recipient of a new recognition program at Port Angeles High School to recognize individuals nominated for going “above and beyond” their usual duties in making their school a better place, overcoming obstacles, or in achieving something noteworthy. He was "pinned" by the committee recognizing his assistance to Crystal who uses a wheelchair. Mo helps make sure Crystal and her aid can get into and out of buildings easier. He also was complimented for his academic turnaround as he has increased his attendance and completed required assignments.
Monday, October 21, 2013
A little uncertain as to schedules and plans. The library will be open at least 10AM to 3PM daily. We will plan out all the rest of it as fast as we can, and keep you posted. Meanwhile, here we are.
Thank you to Sue Hayek, Tom Roorda, and Coastal Watershed Institute for sharing this image.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
All weekend, on and off, it rained. This morning we had a grey, pink and blue sunrise, then it rained some more.
The river jumped up exactly as predicted.
At the last possible moment in the water year, the rain pushed the precipitation measure at the Waterhole Snotel over last year's total (look at the red line).
Last night, it snowed just a little at the Visitor Center on Hurricane Ridge.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Here is a beautiful language website: Ojibwe People's Dictionary. It was created and is maintained by the University of Minnesota's Department of American Indian Studies and University Libraries. A fabulous piece of work.
Another interesting language project is at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, where they are researching and translating a collection of manuscript papers written in Cherokee: Team exploring linguistic legacy of Cherokee documents at Beinecke
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tracey attended the Tribal Librarian's meeting in Olympia. The State Library hosted the meeting and gave us a tour. We got to go in the "vault" that holds the books that first came to Washington Territory original books, maps, globes, and miscellaneous materials that were funded through Organic Act of March 2, 1853 in the amount of $5,000. At the rate of inflation in 2009 the value of the books would have been $131,500. They smelled of leather and old paper - we even got to touch some of them!!! What a special visit.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sherman Alexie has a poetry contest on his website. If you are at all that way inclined, read the rules and send him a poem.
Oh yeah, of course the library has every Sherman Alexie book we know about, and there are still giveaway copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian available.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
We continue to have a great turn out for school supplies!! Remember this is the last day. 10-3pm.
Because we have had such a great turn out we will wait till school begins before we buy some backpacks. We hope to get some great deals!
It's going to be a great school year! I can just feel it!!
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
- Looking in lots of libraries: Wayfinder: the catalog of Washington Libraries
- Looking in REALLY lots of libraries: WorldCat, a catalog of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries with a total of 2 BILLION physical and digital items. Really.
- Looking in our library: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Library
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Summer program went octopus-hunting today at Freshwater Bay where there was a good low tide. Here's Mark Charles telling the kids about hunting, cleaning and cooking an octopus. "You don't catch 'em and then not eat 'em." Octopus/devil-fish are a traditional food for Klallam people.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Once again we have copies of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a gift from The Literacy Council, and we are giving them away to middle-school, high-school and adult students. Come by the library and ask for one if you don't already have it. It's a great read.... :-)