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Youngsters read, learn, and discover with Explore Summer programs

Sno-Isle Libraries has dozens of fun, hands-on events to keep young minds engaged with its Explore Summer programs for kids and teens. Many of this year’s Explore Summer interactive events focus on space exploration and technology in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, America’s first successful manned mission to the moon.

Sno-Isle Libraries has dozens of fun, hands-on events to keep young minds engaged with its Explore Summer programs for kids and teens. 

Many of this year’s Explore Summer interactive events focus on space exploration and technology in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, America’s first successful manned mission to the moon.

Sno-Isle Libraries patrons get improved computing, printing, and copying services

Sno-Isle Libraries has successfully completed a major update to its public computing, printing, and copying services.

Sno-Isle Libraries has successfully completed a major update to its public computing, printing, and copying services.

Customers can still visit any library to use a Sno-Isle Libraries computer or laptop. They can still print and make copies of documents.

Now, there’s a lot more of those good things.

Left Coast / Right Coast: Finger Lickin’ Good

We live in a world surrounded by “fast food.” “Fast food” can be a pejorative to those who are weak when it comes to “push-aways,” the best way to maintain your weight. But as our family finds, in moderation, "fast food" is a great way to come up with something a bit different and convenient as a last minute decision for dinner.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by “fast food.” 

“Fast food” can be a pejorative to those who are weak when it comes to “push-aways,” the best way to maintain your weight.

But as our family finds, in moderation, "fast food" is a great way to come up with something a bit different and convenient as a last minute decision for dinner.

University of Washington Bothell ranked number two on return on investment national study

CNBC Make It ranked the University of Washington Bothell number two on its 2019 list of public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.

CNBC Make It ranked the University of Washington Bothell number two on its 2019 list of public colleges that provide the greatest return on investment.

The ranking of colleges that “pay off the most” was based on CNBC’s analysis of data provided by The Hechinger Report’s Tuition Tracker and PayScale’s College Salary Report.

"Cone Flowers continue to thrill the summer garden," by the Whistling Gardener

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.

I mentioned last week that I always hesitate to spend too much ink on just one variety of plant, so it was my intention to discuss some summer chores for us to complete this month. However, I found myself distracted by an article in my wife’s "The English Garden" magazine about the glories of the perennial Echinacea.