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Sno-Isle Libraries closed Monday

All Sno-Isle Libraries facilities will be closed Monday for a day of staff training. Online services at that do not require library staff assistance will be available. All Sno-Isle Libraries facilities, including its 23 community libraries, bookmobile and the service center, will resume normal schedules Tuesday.

Every other year, all Sno-Isle Libraries employees gather for a day of training. While regular training for employees does occur at other times, this one day is the only time that all Sno-Isle Libraries employees from all facilities across Snohomish and Island counties have an opportunity to gather in one place.

The last all-staff training day occurred in 2017. This year, staff are scheduled to gather at the Lynnwood Convention Center.


New to the Edmonds area?

Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women’s “Coffee and Conversation” at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 and every third Friday at Cafe Louvre, 210 5th Ave. S., Edmonds.

More info: or email us at

Special dance

The S.P.I.N. Dance is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Hall at Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett.

Dance and mingle with peers of many abilities to popular music played by a live disc jockey. Volunteers set up and supervise this social evening for developmentally disabled youth and adults. A $1 donation accepted at the door.

More info: 425-327-5533


Food and clothes

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9613 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens, offers a limited food pantry for its neighbors in need. In addition, free coats sponsored by Being are located just outside the church entrance (take some, bring some). No other clothing items accepted.

More info: 425-334-6817


Tutors needed at EvCC

Everett Community College’s Volunteer Literacy Program seeks volunteers who can tutor adults learning basic reading, writing and math skills and students learning English. An informal interview and a training workshop are required.

More info:, 425-388-9085

Volunteer at the gift shop

EvergreenHealth Monroe seeks volunteers for its gift shop. Volunteers ring up purchases on a cash register, price merchandise, help organize and stock the gift shop. Friendly and warm people needed. Must know how to make change. The gift shop supports EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundation.

Health screening, including TB and flu shot, and a national background check required. Need to be at least 21 and able to commit to one shift once a week for at least six months. Benefits include free parking and meal with volunteer shift.

More info:

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