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Roesiger history book goes digital

“On the Trail of Richard Roesiger: A Pioneer’s Life in the Pacific Northwest” is now available as an electronic book. The book dives into local history based on journals kept by Roesiger, a German immigrant, as he homesteaded and helped develop the community around his namesake lake. It was researched and written by his great niece, Monika Teuscher-Schramm, of Switzerland. An English version was published with help from the Granite Falls Historical Society. The e-book price is $9.

More info:, search “On the Trail of Richard Roesiger”


Safety story time

A sergeant from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will be the guest at a special safety-themed story time, 2 p.m. Friday at the Mariner Library, 520 128th St. SW, Everett. Families are invited to enjoy stories, songs and a chance to look at a patrol car.

More info: 425-423-9017


Assist cancer patients

The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers to provide support. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles.

More info: Jerri Wood, 425-404-2199 or jerri.wood

Donate to book sale

The Friends of the Edmonds Library seeks donations to its ongoing book sale, including gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. Sale proceeds benefit library programs and a scholarship fund. A drop box for donations is in the foyer of the library, at 650 Main St. Pick-up service is available for large donations.

More info: edmondslibrary

Help make music

The Snohomish County Music Project welcomes volunteers. There are opportunities for audio-visual engineers, carpenters, event coordinators, painters and more. The Music Project is a nonprofit. Its programs include music lessons for children, and group music therapy for veterans and seniors.

More info:


Anti-pesticide group plans meetings

A group called Snohomish County Community Rights has organized a series of informational meetings next week about pesticide use on commercial forests and possible efforts to curb their use.

The meetings are scheduled Tuesday at the Monroe library, 1070 Village Way; Wednesday at the Marysville library, 6120 Grove St.; and March 1 at the Lynnwood library, 19200 44th Ave W.

The group is working with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund on planning a Snohomish County initiative banning toxic pesticide spraying on industrial tree plantations.

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