Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Klallam Word of the Day

Our linguist, Tim Montler, writes that he has "set up a Twitter site called 'Klallam Word of the Day'. I'm going to try to post a new word each day with a sound link. I've put up two so far. I don't know how long I'll keep it up, but you can have a look at it at http://twitter.com/KlallamWOTD."

We are slowly finding tribes who are twittering or getting ready to twitter: Chehalis, Kiowa, Puyallup, Quapaw, Narragansett, Pyramid Lake Paiute. Probably there are more, it's a matter of figuring out how to find them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Indian Country Today Writes About Elwha River Restoration

There's a wonderful article on Indian Country Today online, ‘It’s going to be just like Tse-whit-zen’. The story includes links to animations of the dam removal process that are really REALLY cool. (1)(2)

'Before' Pictures

(Just in case we get new bookcases and start moving everything...)

The children's corner:

Middle school and high school materials:

The new Fiction (& Biography) section moved in where the GED books used to be.

The front of the main bookcase. We left the image large, click on it to read some of the book spines. Note the DVDs in the upper right corner...

Seriously Entertaining Link

A counter of the usage in social media. How fast people are posting to Facebook, Flickr, Youtube; downloading iPhone apps, texting each other in Second Life; and so on.

No, really. Go look at it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A What-We-Have Update

For now, new stuff has stopped flowing in. So here is where we are:

altogether, 4542 items:
1932 total items for adults (includes DVDs & videotapes)
2610 total youth items, all ages

items for adults are about 70% culture materials
the youth items are about 21% culture materials

Don't forget, you can get a view of our collection through our online catalog at LibraryThing, and coax it to separate out, for example
    All Adult Books
    Adult Culture Books
    All Children's Books
    Children's Culture Books,
(or maybe just the DVDs).

We rearranged things, and there is now a fiction section. If you're just looking for something good to read, give the new section a whirl. Soon we may be rearranging bigtime: the public library has offered us a lot of bookcases (that came from the Sequim branch before their remodel...) We'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, if you have books and DVDs around the house that you are finished with, the library would be happy to receive them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rogue River Runs Free

Savage Rapids Dam on the Rogue River in southern Oregon (map) is gone, and the Rogue River runs free.

Articles with images (1)(2)(3)(4)(5). Nitty-gritty removal-work photos (1). More articles (1)(2)(3).

...Can't wait until it's our turn. :-)