Community Book Sale Details

Our first in-person book sale is coming up on Saturday, June 25th from 1 – 4 PM at the Edmonds United Methodist Church. This sale is free and open to the public. Here’s a few things you should know! We’ll have amazing used books at majorly discounted prices Hardbacks for $2/each and paperbacks for $1/each.…

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Local Booksellers Share What They’re Reading These Days

We were thrilled to host representatives from Edmonds Bookshop, The Neverending Bookshop, and Main Street Books to discuss spring reads and trends in the industry during a recent panel presentation. Here, we share books, authors, and small publishers that are currently generating buzz among these booksellers! Authors Charlie Jane Anders: https://www.charliejaneanders.com/ Becky Chambers: https://www.otherscribbles.com/Silvia Moreno-Garcia:…

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Celebrating Success in 2021

What a year it’s been! We were excited to share with our membership what they as Friends of the Edmonds Library accomplished in 2021 during our recent annual business meeting. This year, Friends of the Edmonds Library: Provided financial support for library amenities, including summer reading materials and prizes for children and teens, personal hygiene…

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A Perfect Night of Poetry

We were treated to an evening of poetry this past week, courtesy of EPIC Group Writers. Our poet panel was facilitated by published author and long-time friend of the Edmonds Library Judith Works. Each poet shared selected poems, as well as insight on their inspiration and approach to their craft. You can find a recording…

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A Book Talk Book List!

The Friends recently hosted a Book Talk for community members, several of whom gathered online to discuss the following topics. What’s something you’ve read or listened to recently that you can’t stop thinking about? What’s sticking with you/why? Please tell us about a character (or characters) from your literary life that you find compelling –…

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Scriber Lake Writers with Marjie Bowker

Marjie Bowker is the founder of the Scriber Lake Writing Program.  FEL always looks forward to meeting Marjie’s students and hearing about their upcoming book.    This year’s publication, “The Smile is for Everyone Else”,  will soon be available exclusively from the Edmonds Bookshop.  This year we heard from three students, sisters Stephanie and Yahaira Souza and Dominic Severich. Stephanie…

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Meet new author William McClain

Bill taught high school math and physics and then spent three decades consulting with large sized companies regarding retirement benefit plans before writing his first book The Risk in Crossing Borders. Bill said he had no idea what he was getting into when he started writing this book which was a two year endeavor. Because publishers…

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Storytelling with a Purpose

Epic Group Writers  founder Judith Works began the session with a question for each author about what stories they like to tell.  Dorothy Van Soest, a past UW Professor of Social Work answered that she explores how experiences and problems are impacted by a complex world.  Her life experiences, and social activism have led her to…

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Support the Future of the Edmonds Library — Join the Friends of the Edmonds Library

The Friends of the Edmonds Library (FEL) has officially launched our annual membership drive, and we’re hoping you’ll join us as a member! We need you, fellow Edmondtonians, to help us achieve our membership goals. We’re looking for at least 200 individuals, families, and/or businesses to join or renew their memberships in FEL and we’re…

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Fall Reading Recommendations from Edmonds Bookshop

Mary Kay Sneeringer from Edmonds Bookshop shared a number of exciting reading recommendations with Friends of the Edmonds Library during our September meeting. You can access these fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles at the bookshop, or, of course, the library! Happy reading! Recommended Fiction Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles Lying Life of Adults by Elena…

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