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  • In 1947, if you had never seen one before, who could help you learn how to choose and use a washing machine?   In 1950, before HGTV and Martha Stewart, where could you go to learn how to tackle DIY projects like reupholstering... 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 »
  • Ever since the advent of Web 2.0 people are finding creative ways to harness the power of the web to learn about and share their passions.  Resources are shared and discovered; connections are made between people.  Here at the Washington... 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 »

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