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The 2017 Summer Library Program

June 21 - Aug 9, Wednesdays 

was sure fun!


June 21 – Tower Power

  June 28 – Architecture: Here, There, and Everywhere

  July 5  –    Bridges

  July 12  –  Transform: Inventions and Circuits

  July 19  --  Wonder Walkers

  July  26 --  Discover: Oceans

  August 2 – Conserve and Protect

  August 9 – Awards Party



RETURN VISIT! Cathlamet writer Lilly Robbins Brock, who is dedicated to telling the stories of World War II veterans,  came to Cathlamet Public Library again on Saturday May 13th at 3pm. She is the author of Ever A Soldier: Reflections of a veteran from horse cavalryman to WWII to Vietnam, and Wooden Boats & Iron Men: A World War II Sailor’s Life Story and His Passion to Help Save One of the Last Surviving PT Boats, a biography of WWII vets.


Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall came here on Thursday, January 26th, to give a poetry reading.

 The Washington State Poet Laureate program is jointly sponsored by the  Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) and Humanities Washington. Poets laureate work to build awareness and appreciation of poetry--through public readings, workshops, lectures and presentations in communities throughout the state.

Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, New York.  He grew up in Wichita, Kansas.  He studied English and philosophy at Siena Heights University, earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and graduated with his PhD from The University of Kansas.  He directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Endowed Professor in the Humanities.  He enjoys backpacking and fishing and spends about a month of every year in a tent.  From 2016-2018, he will serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate.

His work has been published in many journals, including Narrative, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Boulevard, The Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Columbia Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, Volt, Interim, The Canary, Willow Springs, Cutbank, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.


A few kids came and enjoyed ROOMINATE at the Library April 8-22. We will try to get it again later this year, or next year.

Build houses, rooms, furniture, vehicles, and power them with an iPad.

Autumn and Lucia are using the iPad to control the speed of the electric motor spinning the rabbit sitting on the platform, without it flying off.

Preschool Story Time now every Tuesday at 3:30pm.




can be rescheduled at the 

Cathlamet Pubic Library

Contact Librarian Carol Blix if you

are interested in having it come to our library again.

Can you make a banana piano?

A game console out of Play-doh?

Needed: Young or Young at heart Inventors

Bring: Moist or metallic objects (think: fruit, vegetables, coins, aluminum foil, copper wire, and EVEN YOUR FRIENDS!)

Anything that can complete a circut to create your own interactive keyboards causing a Chromebook to make music or play video games.


The 2015 CHILDREN'S SUMMER Reading Program:

Every Hero Has a Story is finished!

If you read for the program, but didn't turn in a list of the books you finished, please contact Librarian Carol Blix, at 795-3254.

Here are the Cool Challenge LEGO Winners!

(Everyone who successfully made one or more Lego creations.)

Ember Urias and her "kitchen".

That's some tractor!

Ayla Adams was shy when it came time to take a picture of her "sno-cone machine.

Will Adams created his version of a "sno-cone machine".

Annelise Vik's ice cream machine.

Peter Vik made four items from his 35 pieces:

a fire extinguisher holder, airplane, drag racer, and cow head" !

Russell Morrison's neat tow truck!

Iaian Haney made a "futuristic tank" first,

and then a "space station".

Arwynn Haney made a "hardware store" of nine items!

Sebastian Britt's "tractor" and "light stand".

Aiden Scott made a "robot and a water cannon ".

Wyatt Bruntmyer first made a "space shark",

then a "raccoon-duck".

Dalton Bruntmyer shows  off his "alien named, Tim".

Library sponsored STEM Event!

March 5th

We had fun reading great books that rhymed,

  Then made crafts, for a fabulous time!


Cathlamet Public Library patrons enjoyed the poetry reading by the Washington State Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Austen!



 Imagine Academy Computer Training

Local residents needing to learn new information technology skills for their current job, a new career or just wanting to add some skills for personal enrichment can do so through Cathlamet Public Library thanks to a partnership between the Washington State Library and Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Imagine Academy program offers free training to participating Washington residents to help prepare them for jobs and careers in a global economy that is becoming more tech-dependent.

Cathlamet Public Library patrons will be able to access 250 courses offered on three basic levels: digital literacy, for those who need basic skills such as using a mouse or sending emails; e-learning courses that support Microsoft Office suites; and courses leading to professional technology certifications. Certification is available but at cost to the participant.

Librarian Carol Blix invites patrons to come and sign up for Imagine Academy, which can also be accessed on home computers that have the necessary software installed./sites/cathlamet.lib.wa.us/files/uploads/PropBoardMtgAgenda%2010-01-15.doc

Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services
through the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State.