Welcome to November!

We're thankful for all of our amazing patrons!

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Welcome to the liminal space of November!

November is a month of transitions - its not quite fall, but its not quite winter either--it's the monthly equivalent of a liminal space - a slightly eerie "crossing over" space where things may not seem like they should be at face value, yet they aren't completely surreal.

There are a few transitions happening here at the library this month - stay tuned for more information!

On another note, we might be biased, but, we think our patrons are pretty wonderful. We're so thankful for the support of patrons and the community, and not just on Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of thankfulness...

We just want to take this opportunity to thank Slav Kislyanka, our Library Technology Specialist, for his years of hard work here at the Upper Skagit Library. Slav has moved on to new things at a different place, but I'm sure you'll all agree that he's welcome to come back and visit us at any time!

Thank you, Slav!

Last month at the Upper Skagit Library we...

...reviewed Our 24/7 Wi-Fi Access Policy.

After reviewing multiple surveys, patron testimonies, and several spirited board meetings, the Library Board of Trustees has decided to keep the current Wi-Fi Access Policy. Additionally, the board has decided to assist the East County Resource Center in looking into additional options when it comes to East County campus security. For more information, head over to our website (upperskagit.lib.wa.us) where we've posted links to survey results, Wi-Fi use data, and more.

At November's Board of Trustees meeting, the October minutes will be approved, and we'll post them on our website here: http://upperskagit.lib.wa.us/trustees.html soon after.

...visited with local Skagit Valley author Peter Randolph Keim!

Skagit Valley author Peter Randolph Keim read excerpts from his Jesse Cramer Mystery Series, based on the Concrete Ghost Walk, followed by a Q&A session and book signing.
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This month at the Upper Skagit Library...

Author Reading/Signing/Q&A: Lauren Danner, PhD Saturday, November 3rd 3:30-4:30pm

Lauren Danner, PhD, is a writer and historian based in Olympia, Washington. She focuses on public lands policy, Pacific Northwest and environmental history, and outdoor recreation. A former college professor, museum director, and Washington State field coordinator for the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, she now writes at laurendanner.com. Join us in welcoming Lauren as she reads from her book Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park. This event is free and open to the public!

November is National Novel Writing Month!

In celebration of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, the Upper Skagit Library will have a “Come Write-In” Workshop on Saturday, November 17th at 3:30pm, lead by local author Nicola Pearson, and followed by a book launch for her latest project, "The Gift." We will also hold an “Open Mic” on Friday, November 30th at 5pm, also to be lead by Nicola. Both events are for writers to discuss and share what they are and/or have written during the month.

The Municipal Liaison for the Skagit Valley Region of NaNoWriMo, Isabella Cooper, will be hosting the opening event at 5b’s Bakery DATE AND TIME.

We'll also have various writing challenges and prompts on display throughout the month.

For more information on National Novel Writing Month, visit nanowrimo.org.

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Closed for Thanksgiving!

Don't forget that we'll be closed on November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday! We'll see everyone again on the 24th, for Storytime at 11am and Game Night at 5pm!


Families are welcome to join Ms. Beth every second and fourth Saturday of each month for stories and a simple craft from 11 a.m. to noon.

Drop-In Computer Assistance!

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will have Drop-In Computer Assistance from 11am-1pm. Have questions about your laptop? Or your Smartphone? Bring your questions and Tess and Chazlyn will help however they can!

It's nearly winter - it's time to get Knitting and Crocheting with Sylvia!

Knitting/Crocheting sessions are held next door at the Resource Center Conference Room from 5-8pm every Tuesday.

Next month at Upper Skagit Library

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New Materials at the Library

New in Fiction

New in Non-Fiction

New in Young Adult

New in Juvenile/Children's Fiction

New in Young Adult and Juvenile Non-Fiction

New in Audiobooks

New in Adult DVD

New in CDs

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Upper Skagit Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 5pm

45770 Main Street

Concrete, WA

The Upper Skagit Library Board of Trustees Meeting occurs the second Thursday of each month. Next meeting: November 15th, 5pm, Upper Skagit Library.

Special Meeting: This month, the BoT will also be conducting the annual Public Budget Hearing, starting at 5pm. The regular board meeting will being immediately after.