Libraries

Neighbors disdain the use of the Boren building as a temporary site for other schools, especially high schools, during their renovations. But now that Chief Sealth High School began classes there Sept. 3, school administrators and neighbors both think that local students and a developing neighborhood may make this a different situation - for the better.

Since Louisa Boren Junior High on Delridge was closed 27 years ago, its building has been used as a temporary site for programs.

09/23/2008

SEALTH ON DELRIDGE. Students head home from Chief Sealth High School's temporary quarters at the former Louisa Boren Junior High School building, 5950 Delridge Road SW.
Photo by Steve Shay

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES/NEWS

The selection of a developer for the Tukwila Village project is one step closer after discussion by the Tukwila City Council on Aug. 25 of the proposals set forth by Tarragon and Legacy Partners.

Tukwila Village is an idea to liven up the city of Tukwila by giving its citizens and neighbors a place to come together and just hang out. The project will be located on either side of South 144th Street, on the east part of Tukwila International Boulevard.

09/02/2008

Developers Tarragon and Legacy Partners met with the Tukwila City Council Aug. 18 to present their proposals for the Tukwila Village project.

The council's vision for Tukwila Village at South 144th Street and Tukwila International Boulevard is to create a place where residents and others can gather together to enjoy public events. The development would include a new King County Library facility, and Tukwila Police Resource Center.

There will also be residential space for people of varying incomes, along with retail and.

08/25/2008

The Ballard Library and all of the other 25 new and remodeled branch libraries as well as the startling Central Library will open for tours with a commemorative Library Passport available at Ballard Branch and all other library locations beginning Saturday, Sept. 13.

Ballard branch architects David Cinamon and Robert Miller be in Ballard from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to visit with members of the public and to sign passports. Free coffee and snacks will be provided.

Distribution of the Library Passport on Sept.

08/25/2008

A coalition of community organizations and the Family Resource Center are sponsoring a back to school resource fair for SeaTac families on Aug. 22.

The event is supported by businesses, community members, and service groups.

The goal is to provide 500 backpacks filled with supplies to SeaTac students. World Vision is contributing backpacks.

During the fair, parents will learn about after-school activities, affordable childcare, and parent support and assistance programs.

HealthPoint-SeaTac will provide walk-in sports exams and well-child checks.

08/11/2008

Librarians come alive

By Shannon Schinagl

Sensible shoes. Hair in a bun. Glasses perched on the tip of a nose. Tweed suits. Do you recognize the occupation? Shhhhh! Whisper the answer! You're in the library!

Yes, librarians have been battling this stereotype for years. Thankfully, books are helping us change our image.

While some books work subtly to show librarians in a different light, others make it their mission. There are books about librarians in every genre, and for readers of every age.

Romance in the library? Yes, indeed.

07/21/2008

Librarians come alive

By Shannon Schinagl

Sensible shoes. Hair in a bun. Glasses perched on the tip of a nose. Tweed suits. Do you recognize the occupation? Shhhhh! Whisper the answer! You're in the library!

Yes, librarians have been battling this stereotype for years. Thankfully, books are helping us change our image.

While some books work subtly to show librarians in a different light, others make it their mission. There are books about librarians in every genre, and for readers of every age.

Romance in the library? Yes, indeed.

07/21/2008

Librarians come alive

By Shannon Schinagl

Sensible shoes. Hair in a bun. Glasses perched on the tip of a nose. Tweed suits. Do you recognize the occupation? Shhhhh! Whisper the answer! You're in the library!

Yes, librarians have been battling this stereotype for years. Thankfully, books are helping us change our image.

While some books work subtly to show librarians in a different light, others make it their mission. There are books about librarians in every genre, and for readers of every age.

Romance in the library? Yes, indeed.

07/21/2008

New bike racks are coming to Ballard and they could feature your own unique design.

Sustainable Ballard is sponsoring a bike rack competition.

"It has been on our mind for a while," said Ashley Geisendorfer, transportation guild member for Sustainable Ballard.

07/14/2008

Students at Whitman Middle School are quite concerned about the environment thanks to their classroom studies on global warming.

The students sent 120 letters to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels inviting him to visit them.

Their letters discussed serious topics like habitat loss, nuclear weapons, poaching, alternative fuels, bio terrorism, endangered animals and other topics of concern.

The Ballard school teamed up with the Denver based engineering firm MWH which brought in guest speakers to discuss curriculum focused on climate change.

Teacher Mary Decoy

07/02/2008
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION. Tom Finnegan talks about climate change with Whitman Middle School students.

Photo by Dean Wong