Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DVD Collection Expands

Here are some of the new DVDs. More are on their way. Come borrow a few from the library.

When you look in the catalog online, clicking on the DVD tag will always get you all the DVDs. We're entering them as fast as we can.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Good News for California Salmon

Here is a very interesting and cheering article about restoration of streamflow to the San Joaquin River. The gradually increasing release of water will begin on October 1. There's plenty of news coverage: (1)(2)(3)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Good Reads and Other New Stuff

We are moving shelves of books and shelves of DVDs around, to incorporate all the new-- mostly used but new to us-- items. We'll let you know when the next bundle of DVDs is added, so you can come take a look. Meanwhile, here are some of the new books:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Reading News Online

As usual, I mined a couple of hours of Twitter activity to come up with these links. I wonder if any tribes twitter...

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission: Makah Students Help Survey Culturally Important Purple Olive Shells on Makah Beaches

Indian Country Today: Stimulus money will fund habitat restoration projects

Wall Street Journal: Tribal Casino Rules Revisited

Reznet: 'New Moon' Star Gives Acting Lessons at Tribal School

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Purely For Fun

Looking for an online timesink? Try bomomo.com. It's part of Google's Chrome Experiments.

New Items Coming

We've been shopping at the Clallam County Historical Society's annual garage sale. Lots of feature film videos, lots of yummy books. We'll let you know as they get added into the collection. Just for example:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eric Carle

One of the great pleasures of having little kids to read to, is that you get to admire the illustrations. Just now we found out (via Twitter, of course, a posting from one of the editors of School Library Journal), that Eric Carle has a blog. From the blog we discovered that he has established a Museum of Picture Book Art.

Don't for a minute think that book illustrations can't be art. What you see on the printed page is only a shadow of the original paintings or collages or drawings. We once had the opportunity to see some of Ezra Jack Keats' original paintings. They were so vibrant they practically leaped right out of the glass case.

The library has several of Eric Carle's titles, and a couple of Ezra Jack Keats's. We have in fact about 2300 children's books (not counting duplicates), many of them beautifully illustrated picture books. The culture books are in their own section. Stop by and take a look, and just ask for help if you need a little direction...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tsunami Warning Test Later This Month

On September 16th there will be a "tsunami warning communications test along the entire west coast of the lower 48 states." This will include a test of the AHAB (All-Hazard Alert Broadcast) siren. We will NOT actually be evacuating. The National Tsunami Exercise with evacuation drill will be on 3/24/2010. But our AHAB will sound...

AHAB over the shop. (Click for larger image).

As the aerial photo in the previous post makes clear, we are in the tsunami zone. Here's a map. Click for larger image. (Sorry for the blurriness. It's from the Washington State Hazard Mitigation Plan, Hazard Profile - Tsunami, 2004, and we can't find a better version anywhere...)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Playing with the Washington Coastal Atlas

Here we are, on the Washington Coastal Atlas. This is an amazingly cool tool, covering the entire coastline of the state. It's unfortunately a little bit hard to use. But worth the trouble of picking your way along until you are over the part of the coastline you want to see, and coax it to show you the image. From there you can click on adjacent images, see the same area in other years, and so on.

Endless entertainment: the pilot station on Ediz Hook ; Tongue Point in 2002 ; Lake Aldwell, Elwha Dam, April 2007 and another angle (2) ; Ellen Creek crossing Rialto Beach ; Jamestown in 2006 ; and on and on.