Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Yes It Rained

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

Storm Coming

The river is going to jump up. Thanks to Mike McHenry for passing on this river forecast.

Ojibwe People's Dictionary

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

Tribal Librarian's Meeting at State Library in Olympia Sept. 19, 2013

 Nisqually's Bookmobile!

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

Remember Library Open House

We will have ice cream sundaes! Come see our new books!!!

September 16, 2013 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sherman Alexie

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.