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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 28, 2014

At the Library

By LeAnn Kunz, Washington Public Library | Jan 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 20. In honoring Dr. King, people are asked to make it a day of service by volunteering in their communities. In an annual report issued by the Corporation for National and Community Service, they found that one in four American adults volunteer. They reported that 64.5 million Americans served 7.9 billion hours for an estimated value of $175 billion!

I can only wonder how much our local volunteers contribute to these statistics. Our community is blessed to be filled with so many who have enriched Washington by the endless hours they have volunteered to bring the positive changes that have made Washington the great community it is. Our beautiful library wouldn’t be here today, without all the countless hours our library board and friends volunteered before and during the library building project. It is a privilege to come downtown every day and work in such a wonderful space. Having this opportunity reminds me of the positive impact volunteering has in communities and serving the needs of many. I don’t think there can be a value placed on volunteering — it is priceless.

“Everybody can be great ... because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy birthday Dr. King.

The following new materials are available.

Adult Fiction

She Shall Be Praised by Ginny Aiken, Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini, The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell, The Quaker & the Rebel by Mary Ellis, A Promise Kept by Robin Lee Hatcher, Revolution by Mecedes Lackey, Seeking Signs by Staci Angelina Mercado, First Love by James Patterson, All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson, Saints of the Shadow Blue by Ian Rankin

Adult Nonfiction

Steel My Soldier's Heart by David H. Hackworth, Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer, Urban Dictionary by Aaron Packman, Honor & Betrayal by Patrick Robinson

Adult Biography

Are You the Real Santa? by David Stoufer

Young Adult Fiction

Little Blue Lies by Chris Lynch, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Audio CDs

Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko, The Power of the Half Hour by Tommy Barnett, Wife by Wednesday by Catherine Bybee, The Power Trip by Jackie Collins, The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly, Don't Tempt Me by Sylvia Day, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell, The Aviators by W.E.B. Griffin, The Puppet Masters by Robert H. Heinlein, Heisman by John M. Heisman, The Silvered by Tanya Huff, The Footprints of God by Greg Iles, Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance, Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman, True Colors by Jayne Ann Krentz, The Last Debutante by Julia London, Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier, Beach House Memories by Mary Alice Monroe, Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson, Mafia Summit by Gil Reabill, Friends Forever by Danielle Steel, Midnight Caller by Leslie Tatler, Black List by Brad Thor, The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner, The New Countess by Fay Weldon, The End of Money by David Wolman, Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods

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