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.... :-)
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Yesterday was the "Return of the First Salmon" ceremony. A great many people— lots of them youth— made their way to the end of Lower Elwha Road, happily picking blackberries along the way. There was sunshine, there was blue sky, there was chanting, there were blessings. There was weaving a raft of cedar boughs, placing salmon on it, and setting it afloat towards the river mouth. There were three eagles hanging around towards the river mouth in case the singing people wanted to release another delicious floating cedar platform of food. (Sorry, eagles, wait until next year.)
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
There will be no more posts on the old Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Library blog. The library will be posting here.
All the old posts have been imported below this marker. Suddenly this brand new blog, Lower Elwha Education and Culture, has a history that reaches back to 2008 — a neat trick...
Friday, August 2, 2013
We have a total of 7229 items at the moment. Some are duplicates, especially in the native-related titles. (We have three copies of Hilary Stewart's Cedar. Doesn't everyone?) The total number of unique titles is 6042.
Of native-related items about 725 are children's and young adults' (elementary, middleschool and highschool ages), about 1450 are for adults.
We also have 175 books for GED students, some general nonfiction, a browsing collection of fiction, 700 DVDs, 61 CDs... Oh, and 421 library users.
Reminder: The online catalog, which comes through LibraryThing, is always available. You can sort materials out into 'collections' to zero in on what you are most interested in. You can now look separately at
All Adult Books
Adult Culture Books
All Children's Books
Children's Culture Books
Anytime you go to the catalog, you can pull out one of these five separate views by clicking on the pulldown that says "All Collections" or "Your Library"
and choosing the one you want.
Purely for the pleasure of admiring them en masse, any time you have one of these lists of titles, try clicking on the "Covers" button. You end up with something wonderful, like the display in the previous post.