Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:52am

25th annual book

sale set for Oct. 29

The 25th annual Friends of the Edmonds Library Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St.

General titles will be placed in the gym; children’s books will be in Room 206.

Thousands of books will be grouped into 16 sections and 73 categories which include fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction, biography, political science, history, cooking, gardening, travel, religion, art, self-help and nature. This year there will be a large selection of videos, DVDs, audio books, CDs and tapes for sale.

Hardbacks will be $1 (books published before 1990 are 50 cents); paperbacks, 50 cents (published before 1990, 25 cents); and paperback serial romance, $1.50 per bag of about 25 titles. Special books are priced slightly higher.

From 3-4 p.m. patrons will be given a plastic bag they can fill with titles for $1.

Proceeds of this sale go toward library scholarships, programs and other needs.

Sno-Isle plans

gala fund raiser

A children’s library and starter wine cellar are among the items on the auction block at the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation gala and auction beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Mukilteo Library.

This is the third year for the event that raises money to support programs for the 20 libraries throughout Snohomish and Island counties. A silent auction precedes the live auction. The silent auction will feature local art, gift certificates and other items donated by businesses in the two counties. The gala will be hosted by Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. The ticket price covers the cost of hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Ticket prices are $35 for an individual or $60 for a couple. Tickets may be purchased online at or by contacting Karri Matau at 1-800-342-1936 ext. 7067. Space is limited.

Seminars tackle

fair-housing issues

Two free public seminars on landlord-tenant and fair-housing laws will be held Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 24 and 25 at the Lynnwood Library meeting room and Everett Public Library downtown branch auditorium, respectively.

The Lynnwood Library is located at 19200 44th Ave. West and the downtown Everett Library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Topics planned for the two-hour sessions include renters’ and landlords’ rights and responsibilities and the local impact of the federal and state fair-housing laws, which ban discrimination in the sale, rental, finance, advertising and brokerage of housing. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion with the panelists.

Speakers will be Kathy Rice of the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center; Julie Rattree, attorney with Snohomish County Legal Services; Jennifer Greenlee of the Washington State Human Rights Commission; and Tom Hoban, Jr. of Coast Management Company.

Seminar sponsors include government, private and non-profit organizations. For more information, call 425-339-1335 or 425-339-1388.

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