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Nov 14

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:

Nov 13

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

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.


Oct 26

eReader Overview an Help: an eReads in eWA program

Posted by heather in Events

Columbia County Rural Library District eReads in eWA program will provide eReader overview and help.

                   WHERE:   Dayton Memorial Library

                   WHEN:      Friday, November 16th

                   TIME:        10 to 11:30 a.m.

Carolyn Peterson from the Washington State Library will be doing an overview of various types of eReaders, i.e., Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader.  The first half of the program will be an overview of the various kinds of eReaders.  The last half of the program will be hands-on experience will the eReaders.

Anyone of any age, please join the library staff at the Dayton Memorial Library on November 16th to learn more about eReaders.

Please direct questions to Janet Lyon 382-4131 or email

Oct 13

Tribute To Columbia County Authors Sponsored By Friends

Posted by heather in Events

Friends of the Dayton Memorial Library are having a special tribute to Columbia County authors Saturday, October 20th from 1 to 3 in the Delany Room of the Dayton Memorial Library. Authors will be invited to the October 20th event to talk about his/her book.  The public is invited to attend the special tribute event.

Known Columbia County authors identified at this time are:

Mary Alice Beatty; Kay Brown Tunnell, Maxine Buchite (deceased); Greg Bye; Pam Sunderland Catlin; Kevin Carson; Liz Carson, compiler; Cody Courson; Lina Cunningham; Wilma Fletcher (deceased); Joanne Gagnon; Laura Hill; Charlotte Hutchens (deceased) ; Ashlee James; Nathan Krekula; Diane Longanecker; Bill Lyman; Clorissa Orchard; Alice Pool (deceased); Joann Patras; Ward Rinehart; Rodney Rose; Cornelia Shields; Heather Stearns; Leslie Sweetwood; Ashlee Warner; Jack Williams.

Contact Lois Hemphill 509-520-8838 -- Betty Keller 382-2403 – or email if you know of a local author that is not on the list.




Sep 26

Storytimes for All Ages!

Posted by heather in Events

It's about time for children's storytimes to begin again!

Beginning October 1st and continuing every Monday...

  • Toddlers: 11 to 11:30am
  • Babies: 11:30 to 11:45am
  • Preschoolers: 2:30 to 3pm

Storytimes will continue into April 2013! Please contact Sue or Janet at 382-4131.

Sep 14

Banned Book Week: Celebrate your Right to Read!

Posted by heather in Events


Banned Book Week will soon be upon us. Between September 30th and October 6th, stop by the library and check out a "banned" or challenged book to celebrate your Right to Read. Libraries across the country take this annual event to highlight the importance of freedom of access to information and the hazards of censorship.

You can learn more about the 30th Anniversary of Banned Books Week at

Top 20 Banned and Challenged Classics:

  1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
  6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
  7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  9. 1984, by George Orwell
  10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
  11. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
  12. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  14. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
  15. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  16.  As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
  17. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway

Sep 12

NYT Bestselling Author, Gregg Olsen, to visit Library TODAY!

Posted by heather in Events

New York Times Bestselling Author, Gregg Olsen, will be at the Dayton Memorial library tonight from 6:30 to 8pm to talk about his books and his new YA series, 'The Empty Coffin."

"A Seattle native who lives in Washington State, Gregg has seen the darker side of the Pacific Northwest and knows a little more about the area than your average guy. “There is something dark and beautiful about the Pacific Northwest," he says. “We seem to have an overabundance of serial killers out here–so many, in fact, sometimes I wonder if they have a secret convention in Washington.” A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with 13 books and sales of over one-million copies to his credit, Gregg made his young-adult fiction debut with Envy. The follow-up, Betrayal, will be published in September 2012."

Learn more at or

Jul 25

End of Summer Reading: Programs & Parties

Posted by heather in Events

It's almost time to call it done -- the 2012 Summer Reading Programs ("Dream Big: Read!" for k-6 and "Own the Night" for 6-12) will be coming to a close this next week.

Thursday, July 26th, 3-5pm: "Own the Night" Teen Party

Snacks, games, and prize drawings! Teens who turn in a completed bingo card (from the Summer Reading packet) will have their name thrown in a hat to win an iTunes giftcard!

Monday, July 30th, 11am: "Dream Big" Craft Day

Children pre-k through 6th grade can come do some final crafts in the library. There will be activities and crafts spanning each week of this year's Summer Reading program.

Don't miss the fun! :-)

Questions? Please contact the library at 382-4131.

Jul 18

Owls in the Night -- a Forest Service Teen program!

Posted by heather in Events

The Forest Service will present a teen program on our silent, nocturnal neighbors, owls, from 3 to 5pm TOMORROW (July 19th) in the Delany room. There will be slides, authentic owl pellets, and more!

Questions? Contact Heather at 382-4131.

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