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Blog Post – February 18, 2017

Adult Coloring starts March 2 at NTL

Coloring, geared for adults, starts in March. Pens, colors, colored pencils, markers and intricate coloring sheets will be available for participants. Join the fun on Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, April 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the North Tillamook Library in Manzanita.

Pick your favorite color beginning March 2

New Board Members Join NTL Friends

Five new board members were elected during the Friends’ annual meeting in January.

Becky Berg is a relative newcomer to Manzanita having relocated from Kansas City with her husband Jim. Becky, who has long run her own interior design firm, recently designed the interior space remodel of the North Tillamook Library. She will be vice chair of the board membership committee.

John Hanby returns to the Friends board after previous service. John, an engineer by training, has an extensive background in the forest products industry. He retired from the University of Washington in 2006 and lives with wife Elaine in NeahKahNie. John serves as the board’s assistant treasurer.

Trish Johnson and husband Marc Johnson also join the board after relocating to Manzanita in 2013 from Boise, Idaho. Trish, with a PhD in education, has an extensive background in education and strategic planning. She currently teaches online colleges courses for North Arizona University and the University of Idaho. Marc, a long-time partner with a regional public affairs consulting firm, served as chief of staff to an Idaho governor and chaired the Boise Public Library Board. Trish serves on the nominating and governance committees and Marc co-chairs the communication committee.

Jo Newhouse, a full-time Manzanita resident for three years, has a varied background, including human resources, ergonomic consulting, sports reporting and Mahjong teaching. A native of Portland Jo is the secretary of the board.

Ideas for Good Reads

Looking for a good winter read? Here are a couple of new titles at our Library, one fiction and one non-fiction that have been well reviewed.

fool_coverRichard Russo – Everybody’s Fool. This is the Pulitzer Prize winner’s follow on to Nobody’s Fool. Writing in the New York Times novelist T.C. Boyle said: “The book is droll and affecting, not only in its masterly depiction of the workings of an inbred small-town society, but in its portrait of Sully, the nobody’s fool of the title, ‘a case-study underachiever’ who is ‘divorced from his own wife, carrying on halfheartedly with another man’s, estranged from his son, devoid of self-­knowledge, badly crippled and virtually unemployable — all of which he stubbornly confused with independence.’”

51nrnfbgghl-_sx329_bo1204203200_Richard Evans – The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914. Kirkus Reviews calls this 100-year survey of European history “An immensely readable work that considers incremental continental developments up to the outbreak of war in 1914.”

Evans is a much-acclaimed British historian and the author of among other works a three-volume history of Germany from the 1930s to the end of World War II.

Attention Artists!

Each month for the past several years the North Tillamook County Library has featured a local artist. Eight to ten pieces are hung throughout the library for all to enjoy. However, if it has been awhile since you’ve seen new art displayed, it’s because there are no artists waiting in the wings.

As a result, the Friends would like to invite members to consider showing their work in 2017. Volunteers Peggy Biskar and Barbara Temple Ayres coordinate and hang the exhibits. You may contact them if you are interested or if you have suggestions of other artists who might like to show. Email Peggy Biskar at to discuss your interest.

See you at the Library!