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Mar 14
2014

Celebrate National Potato Chip Day!

Posted by heather in Events

Celebrate National Potato Chip Day with us at the library!

Taste-test the newest culinary sensation -- chocolate-covered potato chips -- all day!

And while you're here.... you can check your email, browse the videos, or even... read a book! :-)

Dec 18
2013

World Book Night

Posted by heather in Events

Want to be a World Book Night book giver on April 23, 2014, in support of literacy and community? It’s Shakespeare’s birthday and 25,000 volunteers will go out on one day and give a half million specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers across America. Apply to be a book giver by January 5, 2014 by going to www.us.worldbooknight.org, read up on the guidelines and list of books, and then apply!

Select the Columbia County Rural Library District as your pickup site.

On the night of the event, book givers can pick up their books at the library and we'll have refreshments available.


Nov 27
2013

Friends' 2nd Annual Cookie Walk & Other Holiday Info

Posted by heather in Events

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their 2nd Annual Cookie Walk, "Cookies on Parade," in the Delany Room on Friday, November 29th from 1 to 4pm. Come buy cookies and goodies for your holiday needs and help support the Friends!

Also:

There will be NO STORYTIME on the 29th, as the Library will be closed for Thanksgiving Day (the 28th) and the day after (the 29th).

The Library will resume normal hours on Saturday, November 30th.

Jun 05
2013

Kicking Off the Summer Reading Program!

Posted by heather in Events

It's almost time for our annual Summer Reading program! Sign-ups begin on June 11th, but we're kicking things off early with a special performance by the Walla Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival musicians this Friday at 3:30pm.

The Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival musicians will be presenting a performance called "Harp," of Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat, op. 74. The nickname 'harp' comes from the way the musicians pluck the strings during the first movement.

Refreshments to follow the performance.


Mar 12
2013

Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt!

Posted by heather in Events

Teens: Are you computer savvy?

This week is a celebration of all things technological! Check back here for fun trivia, online privacy tips, digital services, and more!

Also, participate in our online scavenger hunt for a chance at  prizes! Pick up a hint sheet at the front desk and turn in or submit your answers via email (heather@daytonwa.net) by Saturday, March 16th, at noon!

Jan 03
2013

2013 Teen Video Challenge: Beneath the Surface

Posted by heather in Events

The Washington State Library has announced CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Programming)'s national video challenge for the 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program, "Beneath the Surface."

Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their interpretation of the slogan, "Beneath the Surface," in relation to libraries and reading. The creators of the winning video could win $275 for themselves, plus $125 for their local library. The submission deadline is February 23rd, 2013.

For more information on the video requirements and how to enter, please visit the Washington State Library's website for the Teen Video Challenge.

Nov 21
2012

Holiday Happenings

Posted by heather in Events

Lots of things going on this week, folks!

The Library will be closed both Thursday AND Friday (November 22nd and 23rd) for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their "Cookies on Parade: Cookie Walk" sale on Friday, November 23rd from 1 to 3:30pm in the Delany Room. You can swing by and pick up some homemade Christmas cookies and candy for $6 per pound. All monies go to the Friends of the Dayton Library.

The Library will have normal open hours on Saturday, November 24th (10am to 2pm).

Have a happy -- and safe, if you're traveling -- holiday!

Nov 14
2012

Border Songs Discussion: Thursday Night

Posted by heather in Events

Come join us at the library for a book discussion on the Everybody Reads 2012 selection, "Border Songs" by Jim Lynch.

The book discussion goes from 7 to 8pm in the Delany Room.

About Jim Lynch:

Jim Lynch's first novel, The Highest Tide,  won the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and became a bestseller in the United States and the United Kingdom. His second novel, Border Songs, won the Washington State Book Award for Fiction in 2010 and was a finalist for the American Booksellers Award for Best Fiction. Before becoming a full-time novelist Jim wrote for newspapers throughout the Northwest and beyond, winning the Livingston Young Journalist Award for National Reporting. He now lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife and daughter.

To learn more about the Everybody Reads program, and find out about other Everybody Reads events, please visit the website: http://everybody-reads.org/

Nov 13
2012

eReader Overview and Help Program This Friday

Posted by heather in Events

(photo by edvvc)

The eReader Overview and Help Program is coming up this Friday!

Come join Carolyn Peterson from the Washington State Library to learn about various ereader devices, and get some one-on-one experience with an ereader of your choosing.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

10 to 11:30am

In the Dayton Memorial Library

Nov 09
2012

Friends Booksale -- November 9th and 10th!

Posted by heather in Events

The Friends of the Library Booksale begins TODAY, 1pm in the Delany Room! There are all kinds of books on many different subjects -- something for everyone. The Friends are also running a "bag sale," where you can pick all the books you can fit in a bag for one flat rate of $5.

All proceeds to go to the Friends of the Dayton Library.

Booksale Dates:

  • November 9th, 1 to 4pm
  • November 10th, 9am to 3pm.

 

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