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  • From the desk of Steve Willis, Central Library Services Program Manager of the Washington State Library: Several years ago I discovered an unusual Washington State connection to Earth Day while compiling biographical information about... MORE »
  • From the desk of Kathryn Devine Every year, the Thursday of National Library Week, April 17th  this year, is set aside as Teen Literature Day. Check out these teen books at the Washington State Library.     Meet Hannah West—smart,... MORE »
  •   The story of the Oso mudslide is being followed around the nation.  What many people don’t realize however is that this area was hit by a similar mud slide in 1951, thankfully non-fatal.  The pictures accompanying this post... MORE »
  • Do you know what you can find in a city directory? If you want to research your home, your family history, or local history you’ll want to use city directories. They are similar to telephone books in that they were published every... MORE »
  • From the desk of Brian Frisina Washingtonians know the importance of preserving the history and culture of our great state. One way to preserve our history is by supporting the Washington State Library. Established as a territorial... MORE »

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