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Newsletter of the Timberland Regional Library District Fall 2010

New Library Director

plans for the future
Michael Crose, the Timberland Regional the shelf, it’s about the people in that
Library District’s (TRL) Interim Director, library becoming more informed as
was promoted this summer to Library they build better lives for themselves,
Director following an intensive interview their families and their communities.
process. He had been serving in that
capacity since October 2009.
From computer stations with Internet
access to downloadable movies, music,
As TRL’s Library Director Crose is
audio books and eBooks, the library Reads Together
Tales & Poems of
remains the commons of its community,”
responsible for managing all aspects of
remarked Crose.
the multi-county rural library district,
which includes 27 libraries, five co- “The public library will continue to
operative library centers and four kiosks. reach out and form partnerships in our Edgar Allan Poe
Previously, he served as TRL’s Manager five counties that best serve the public The Timberland Regional Library
of Administrative Services since 2006 and our mission to improve literacy by District announces its sixth annual
and Assistant Director of Management connecting with schools, literacy and Timberland Reads Together
Services from 1980 to 1994. early learning groups, theater groups, One Book, One Community selection:
museums, businesses and others,” Crose Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
Mr. Crose is a graduate of Central
said. For example, the library partnered
Washington University with a B.A. Timberland Reads Together is a month-
with Northwest Pediatrics in Centralia
in Business Administration and long program held each October to
for Reach Out and Read, a day of
Economics as well as a Masters Degree promote and celebrate reading and
early learning and reading activities
in Public Administration from The community. Everyone in the five-county
in the park across from the Centralia
Evergreen State College. “The library library district (Grays Harbor, Thurston,
Timberland Library.
of today blends high-tech tools with Lewis, Pacific, Mason) is encouraged
our traditional high-touch services. Crose said, “I look forward to to read any collection of Poe’s works
A library is not just about what’s on collaborating over the next year with and to attend free book discussions,
staff and patrons to form TRL’s strategic performances and programs throughout
What you’ll find inside plan and long-range objectives. I’ll be the month at local Timberland libraries.
considering alternative ways to provide Many editions and copies are available
Inside services besides library buildings, which at Timberland libraries.
• Great Reads take great investments of time and
• Kiosk offers TRL services at money. One possibility is expanding The kickoff event, An Evening with
Nisqually Tribal Library TRL kiosks into malls, coffee shops, Edgar Allan Poe: The Poet’s Journey, by
• Summer Reading grocery stores and other high traffic award-winning Washington playwright
Program wraps up spaces.” Bryan Willis and starring critically
• TRL Foundation plans for acclaimed actor Tim Hoban, will be
life-saving AEDs in libraries “Your public library serves the unique at the Washington Center for the
• A change in fines & fees needs of every community by bringing Performing Arts on Monday,
people and information together and October 4 at 7 p.m.
Back Cover providing equal access to information
• Homework Help for all,” said Crose, “I’ll see you at the
• Elections & Political Information library.”
continued inside
Fiction Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
The Ape House: A Novel continued from front
Sara Gruen The program will begin with the He practiced literary criticism as fine art,
From the author of Water for announcement of the 2010 Northwest blood sport and — with a series of female
Elephants. A reporter researches the
Playwrights Alliance Poetry Contest poets — the highest form of flirtation.
controversial Great Ape Language
Lab in England and befriends winners who will recite their poems.
Poe’s work survives and thrives in print,
endangered Bonobo apes who The performance is a free public event.
cyberspace and celluloid. About 200 films
communicate in American Sign
Also free are over 90 other Poe-related so far have attempted to translate Poe’s
programs at the 27 Timberland libraries words. Two versions of “The Fall of the
Artichoke Tales and other venues, to be presented House of Usher” have made the Library of
Megan Kelso throughout October. A few programs Congress’s annual National Film Registry
A moving graphic novel about are being held on of movies worthy of
prejudice and compassion in the October 1 or 2 at local "Ye who read are still among preservation — the
confines of tradition is set in an branches. Complete visually striking 1928
imaginary country divided by conflict.
the living, but I who write shall
information including silent version and
details about other
have long since gone my way Roger Corman’s 1960
The Information Officer: a Novel
performances by Tim into the region of shadows." version, starring
Mark Mills
In the summer of 1942 on the small Hoban, enactments Vincent Price.
From Shadow — A Parable
Mediterranean island of Malta, a of The Tell-Tale Heart,
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Poe was born
British officer pursuing a submariner discussions, film
serial killer is thwarted by bombings
in Boston to an
screenings, poetry recitations and arts
and the need for secrecy. A historical itinerant theater couple on January 19,
and activities, is online at
thriller by a master. 1809. Orphaned before age two, Poe was
Program guides are in Timberland
taken in by the Allan family but never
The Slap libraries now.
legally adopted and was disowned in 1830.
Christos Tsiolkas Poe’s contribution to Poe struggled for success, acceptance and
When a man slaps a child who American literature happiness all his life. He died in Baltimore
is threatening his own son at a on October 7, 1849 under circumstances
family barbecue, the emotional Poe is one of the great classic authors
repercussions are like a tidal wave. of American literature — a master of that remain mysterious to this day.
Told from eight different points of the short story and a magician of the For more information, go to
view, the story outlines the complex short poem. Poe invented the detective, or stop by your local
ethnic and political milieu of story, perfected the horror tale, and first
modern day urban Australia. Timberland library for a copy of the
articulated the theory of the modern program guide.
short story and the idea of pure poetry.
Children & Teens
Boo Cow
Patricia Baehr E TRL Foundation plans for life-
Every midnight Mr. and Mrs. saving equipment in libraries
Noodleman hear mysterious
Moooooos on their farm. The novice
The Timberland Regional Library Fines & Fees total for blocking
farmers are at a loss; how can they Foundation and the American Red Cross, checkout raised to $10.00
banish the ghostly bovine visitor so Mount Rainier Chapter are partnering to
The fines and fees limit at which users are
their hens will lay eggs? Unexpected bring Automated External Defibrillators
twists keep readers guessing. blocked from checking out further library
(AEDs) to all 27 Timberland Regional
items has been raised from $5 to $10.
libraries. These units may keep someone
Even Monsters Need Haircuts Patrons who have previously been blocked
experiencing a cardiac episode alive until
Matthew McElligott E at a balance of $5 can now checkout and
professional help arrives. According to the
Perfect for Halloween, this is a renew materials unless they reach a $10
hilarious story about a boy who American Red Cross approximately 50,000
balance. This $10 limit includes both fines
follows in his father's footsteps as people in the U.S. die each year because
for items not yet returned and bills for
a barber in his own unique way: this technology was not available to them.
with scissors, rotting tonic, horn
items already returned or in lost status.
If you would like to help bring AEDs to
polish, and stink wax. After all, even the Timberland libraries you can donate
monsters need haircuts. online at
The Name of This Book Is Secret
Kiosk offers TRL services at Nisqually Tribal Library Pseudonymous Bosch J
Warning: this description has not
In partnership with the Nisqually Tribe, Any Timberland Regional Library card been authorized by the author. He
the Timberland Regional Library District holder can use the kiosk to: wouldn't want you to hear about
opened a library service kiosk this his brave 11-year old heroes, a
• Search the library catalog, place holds on mysterious box of vials, the
summer in the tribe’s library, located on
books, DVDs, CDs and other materials, Symphony of Smells, or the hair-
the Nisqually Tribe reservation. raising adventures that follow.
and request that holds be delivered to the
The kiosk is equipped with two computer tribal library for pickup.
stations. One provides access to the TRL • Search the TRL reference databases.
Catherine Fisher YA
library catalog, website, and reference • Search the TRL website for upcoming A thrilling high-concept fantasy for
databases. The other allows Timberland
library programs and activities. fans of Garth Nix and Nancy Farmer.
library cardholders to check out their Incarceron is a prison so vast that
• Contact the Timberland "Ask A Librarian"
holds that have been delivered at their it contains not only cells, but also
request to the Nisqually Library. service by phone, email, or online chat to metal forests, dilapidated cities, and
ask a reference question or get help with vast wilderness. Finn, a 17-year-old
library cards or checking out materials prisoner, is sure that he came from
Nisqually Tribal Library (see back page for contact information). Outside, a place that few believe in.

• Pick up and check out holds that have
(360) 456-5221, ext. 1125
been delivered to the Nisqually Library.
4814 She-Nah-Num Drive SE Nonfiction
• Check their library card account.
Olympia, WA 98513 The Murder Room: The heirs of
• Sign-up for a computer session at any Sherlock Holmes gather to solve the
Hours world's most perplexing cold cases
TRL library.
Monday through Friday Michael Capuzzo
9 a.m.–5 p.m. No Timberland library materials are Documents the efforts of the
housed at the Nisqually location other Vidocq Society, an elite trio of gifted
Librarian: Faith Hagenhofer
than holds that have arrived for pickup. investigators. Tribal library materials may only be used
Nisqually Tribe reservation website inside the library and people are welcome The Shallows: What the
to visit for that purpose. Internet is doing to our brains
Nicholas Carr
Discusses the intellectual and
TRL summer program a success, and not only for the numbers cultural consequences of the Internet,
The TRL annual districtwide Summer The teens who attended the McCleary and how it may be transforming our
neural pathways.
Reading Program (SRP) finished August library’s Guitar Hero event were global
31 with 13,849 participants from infants in their diversity. They were homeschool, What I eat:
to teens, 562 more than last year, and a Christian school, and public school youths; Around the world in 80 diets
raft of good stories. Here are a few: had different religious and political Peter Menzel
backgrounds; they were grades 7 to 12, with Portraits of people from 30 different
One young teen felt he’d outgrown SRP, but
one out of school. They were boys and girls, countries with the foods they
when a youth librarian at the Yelm library typically eat in a single day.
shy and outgoing, academic and not so…
told him about some of the offerings — 
They got along, learned about each other
Rock Band, Teen Movies, Pizza & Books —  The Book of Awesome
and talked not one bit about teen celebrities.
his face lit up and he said, “Really!? Whoa… Neil Pasricha
the library is getting a lot cooler!” In the fall, summer programs give A whimsical treasury of simple
way to story times for babies, toddlers, pleasures that includes popping
A six-year-old told the Chehalis library’s bubble wrap, fixing electronics
preschoolers and families. School-age
youth librarian that his favorite book by smacking them and wearing
children and their families are offered a
was Arthur and his Underwear, that underwear right out of the dryer.
variety of afterschool programs and family
the author was Marc Brown, and that
activities. Stop by your local Timberland
you find Marc Brown’s books in the “B’s.”
library or go to and check Selected by Timberland
The accompanying adult said the child Regional Library selectors
out the programs under Kids Events.
had become a reader over the summer Jean Padovan
by participating in SRP. It was just the Jackie Marquardt
incentive he needed. Kim Storbeck
Reference Databases Ask a Librarian!
Homework Help Central Reference Service
librarians are here to help.
“Do your homework!” You may have said About the Library’s Reference Databases
Reference & Information
that already this school year. If you want Timberland Regional Library subscribes
704-INFO (4636)
to help your student, but don’t remember to online reference databases to provide
much geography, science or literary Outside the Olympia area:
current, reliable resources for personal,
criticism, go to, select 1-800-562-6022
academic, business and professional
Research → Reference Databases, and research. Regularly updated and
click on Teen or Kids Homework Help. checked for accuracy, they include full- Central Reference hours*
Databases for teens text magazine and newspaper articles, Monday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Current Events & Issues directories, auto repair manuals, practice Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
tests, photographs, maps, and information Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
• History & Cultures
on a variety of subjects. All databases are Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Language & Literature
available on library computers. Most are Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Math
also accessible from home with your library Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
• People & Places card number.
• Research & Writing *Except holidays
• Science & Technology

Databases for kids Internet Picks from your Librarians

• Animals Election Info
• Around the World
• Dictionaries TRL Internet Resources are free websites Topics
• History selected by TRL Reference staff to meet • Campaign Finance &
the interests of Timberland patrons. Special Interests
• Math
• County Election Sites
• People You can be a fully informed citizen
• Elections & Voter Information
• Science in this voting season by visiting your
library system’s online “branch” at • Humor
• United States Select Research • Media Sources
• Washington State
→ Internet Resources on the • National Political Parties
drop-down menu for a directory of • Parties & Politics in
Today’s Library Editor Washington State
Elections & Political Information
Leanne Ingle websites compiled by TRL librarians. • Political Blogs
Timberland Regional Library • Political Issues and Perspectives
Communications Department

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