Lower Elwha Education and Culture
Lower Elwha Education Departments
(Klallam Language and Culture, K-12, Higher Ed, and Tribal Library)
sharing events and thoughts!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

School Supplies!!!!!

School Supplies!!!

 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

Searching in Libraries

So if you find out about a book you want to read and we don't have it, let us know what you need and we will help you figure out how to get hold of it.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The River, The River

Here is an aerial photograph of the Elwha River flowing into the Strait, on August 21. Thank you to photographer Tom Roorda and to Coastal Watershed Institute for continuing to capture and share this record of ongoing change...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Library Open House

Library Open House to show off our new books! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. September 16th

The Library is located in the modular behind the Tribal Center. We have a computer lab, lots of great books (culture too!) and videos (yes we take donations!)
Join us for a Ice Cream Sundae!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elementary Summer School Field Trip

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

Absolutely True Diary Again

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

School Supplies!!!

Through generous donations from the Elwha River Casino and area churches, we will have school supplies for students!

Who:  Lower Elwha  and community students k-12

Where: Language Building behind the Tribal Library Building behind the Tribal Center – 2851 Lower Elwha Rd.

When: August 27, 28, and 29 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Return of the First Salmon Ceremony

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

School Supplies!!

We went shopping for school supplies today! We will have them laid out in the Language and Culture Trailer behind the library for Tribal families to pick up August 27, 28, and 29. See you then!

We Have Cookbooks

In the library, we have cookbooks,


and cookbooks.


Come by and check some out.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Welcome to the Lower Elwha Education and Culture Blog

The new Lower Elwha River Beach!!!
With SAND! I know it's silt but it's like sand :)
Tracey Hosselkus

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Past Appears Below

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

Ways of Looking at What We Have

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.