Tomi Whalen

Tomi posted 42 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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Chevy Stevens, author of ‘Thrillers’, visits Kingston | Check It Out

Although Spring is coming, we have plenty of those rainy days left,…

  • Apr 3rd, 2017 9:00am

Chevy Stevens, author of Thrillers, Visits Kingston | Check It Out

Although spring is coming, we will have plenty of rainy days which…

  • Feb 25th, 2017 11:41am

What if everyone in Kitsap read the same book? | Check it Out

Join the “One Book, One Community” read and take part in opportunities…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 11:11am

November is National Novel Writing Month | Check It Out

Your library can help those who want to write that work of fiction that people are waiting for.

  • Nov 18th, 2016 9:36am

There’s still time for summer reading | Check It Out

As we say goodbye to summer, think about all the reading you did on those long evenings filled with natural light.

  • Aug 12th, 2016 7:21pm

Events for the family at the library | Check It Out

There is something for everyone at your library this summer.

  • Jul 5th, 2016 9:37pm

On leaving the old community center and library | Check It Out

One never knows exactly how it will feel to leave a place filled with memories. We look forward to providing service to you in the new building at the Village Green on West Kingston and Dulay roads.

  • May 17th, 2016 4:03pm

The virtue of patience reigns this spring | Check It Out

Below is a list of our events this month. Before heading to the library after the first week of April, please call 360-297-3330 or check KRL.org to confirm we are open. If you are unable to reach us via telephone during regularly scheduled open hours, please call the Little Boston location at 360-297-2670 for updated information.

  • Mar 28th, 2016 10:03pm

Ring out the old; ring in the new | Check It Out

Last year was amazing for Kitsap Regional Library with our new brand launch, new website, new Strategic Plan, new Inspire publication, new Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant to develop programs for small and rural libraries on science, technology, engineering and math, and new-building groundbreaking in Kingston.

  • Dec 18th, 2015 9:09pm

Calling all readers, writers and bookworms | Check It Out

As 2015 ends, I am reflecting on the various journeys I have experienced this year. The most amazing one of all was a sojourn to Bali, which never would have happened if I had not supported the Village Green by signing up for this silent auction adventure offered at Pie in the Park. Opportunities to grow and learn sometimes catch us by surprise.

  • Nov 20th, 2015 6:42pm

New library coming along | Check It Out

When Kingston staff members had a chance to take a hard-hat tour of the Kingston Village Green Community Center under construction and get a glimpse of the new library, we were all amazed.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 10:38pm

One Book, One Community

This year, Kitsap Regional Library’s One Book, One Community title — selected for all of Kitsap County adults to read — is “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” by Jonathan Evison. Contact your library if you would like a copy held for you. Discussions about the book will occur in October at all library locations.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 4:30pm

Summer learning rewards await

Bring your completed reading tracker or fill it out at the library to pick up your summer learning rewards while they last.

  • Jul 31st, 2015 5:01pm

Friends of the Library book sale at farmers market

The Friends will hold their biggest book sale of the year at the Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 18. There will be a wide variety of books available. Here is a long list of library programs for July.

  • Jun 26th, 2015 10:20pm

Summer learning: contest and prizes for children and adults

We have books for youth and buttons for adults who read 10 hours this summer. Special T-shirts for adults and youth who read 100 hours this summer await you while supplies last.

  • May 26th, 2015 4:52pm

Attend library groundbreaking on May 3

The groundbreaking for the new Kingston Village Green Community Center will take place that day at 4 p.m. at the Village Green on West Kingston and Dulay Road.

  • Apr 24th, 2015 4:42pm

Library summer reading program surpasses last year’s total, this year’s goal | Check It Out

Before I list all October programs, I want to share a report from our youth services librarian, Whitney...

  • Oct 1st, 2014 1:00pm

Library is sizzling in the summer | Check it Out

If you have come into the library during the summer, not only have you realized how hot it gets in here, but you have seen how many families visit.

  • Jul 28th, 2014 6:03pm

Libraries are steaming ahead this summer with mini camps | Check It Out

Join us at the library for a variety of events. Note that pre-registration is required for some programs.

  • Jul 1st, 2014 4:27pm

Celebrate National Library Week with your north end branch in April | Check It Out

Join us April 19 at our open house from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate National Library Week.

  • Apr 4th, 2014 5:19pm

NK libraries join forces for a March murder mystery | Check It Out

This month, the Kingston branch joins with Little Boston branch for an interactive production of an after-hours mystery for adults

  • Mar 4th, 2014 11:05pm

Beat the cold, chill at the library | Check It Out

Library happenings at the North end libraries in December

  • Nov 22nd, 2013 7:42pm

Summer happenings at the north end libraries | Check It Out

As summer ends, so does our chance to break ground on a new library this year. Anyone who wants to see a new 5,000-square-foot library in the next couple of years can help now with a pledge.

  • Jul 29th, 2013 8:35pm

View the Kingston library design on display | Check It Out

In June, Rice Fergus Miller, the architectural firm designing the interior of the Kingston branch library, presented its design ideas to the public.

  • Jul 1st, 2013 11:05pm

Summer Reading Programs at the library | Check It Out

It’s Summer Reading Time! Kids can “Dig Into Reading” and teens can “Read Beneath the Surface” as our themed programs progress through the summer.

  • Jun 6th, 2013 11:03pm

Get involved in effort to build new library and community center | Check It Out

We could be breaking ground on a new Community Center with a new library and senior center this summer if more people get involved.

  • Apr 26th, 2013 7:04pm

Tips for tablet users and lots of spring events at your library | Check It Out

The newest service provided by Kitsap Regional Library is downloading magazines onto your tablet or computer. Get tips on April 27, 3-4 p.m. at the Kingston Library. Pre-register for this class or an individual tutoring session.

  • Apr 1st, 2013 5:25pm

It’s ‘Resolve to Read Mysteries’ month | Check it Out

In January at our well-attended fundraising campaign launch event, we learned an anonymous donor had pledged $1 million in memory of Anne Petter to the new Kingston Library through the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.

  • Mar 4th, 2013 7:51pm

‘Resolve to Read’ with the mystery book program | Check It Out

In the Northwest, many of us enjoy reading during the winter, so Kitsap Regional Library developed a “Resolve to Read” program about mysteries.

  • Jan 25th, 2013 10:09pm

Capital campaign launch for new library Jan. 26 | Check It Out

On Jan. 26, you and your entire family are invited to an extra special event. Your library staff and neighbors are working to bring you a new library within a new community center building at the Village Green. Visit the future building site at 3 p.m., and at 4 p.m. come to the library to warm up with delicious local fare and festivities.

  • Dec 28th, 2012 11:53pm

Short update on new library and December events | Check it Out

Daily at the library, we hear questions about whether construction has begun on a new library building. The answer is not yet, and it will not take shape until enough pledges have been signed.

  • Nov 19th, 2012 6:03am

Teen story winner announced | Check It Out

Congratulations to Teen Short Story first-place winner Maggie Levine (Kingston Library). Be sure to read her story, “Never Let Me Go,”

  • Oct 26th, 2012 7:42pm

Book selection spurs discussions on medical ethics | Check It Out

This year, our One Book, One Community title is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

  • Sep 28th, 2012 8:59pm

Fall activities at the library | Check it Out

At the library, we can show you how to find information for reports, study a foreign language, review math, and direct a question to a library tutor.

  • Aug 31st, 2012 10:04pm

North end library summer events | Check it Out

Our industrious Kingston Friends of the Library will host a Book Sale at the Kingston Farmers Market July 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find a book to treasure.

  • Jun 29th, 2012 8:46pm

There’s a new star at your local library | Check it Out

Kitsap Regional Library has a new circulation system called Polaris. By the time you read this, our branches should be up and running with the new catalog.

  • May 3rd, 2012 11:32pm

Spring break at your local library | Check it Out

Take a break and visit us for a program or a new title. Ask us how to download free music using Freegal Music from our website.

  • Mar 30th, 2012 10:41pm

Meet our new youth librarian; more programs soon | Check It Out

When you visit our library, please say hello to our new Youth Services librarian, Whitney Chamberlin.

  • Mar 1st, 2012 8:48pm

Reading programs and more at the library | Check It Out

Read a book, review it at our website www.krl.org, and enter a drawing for a gift card at a bookstore.

  • Feb 6th, 2012 7:26pm

Entertaining events for all ages at local libraries | Check It Out

As 2011 comes to an end, I want to thank Jerrianne Helberg, former president of Kingston Friends of the Library, for her many years of enthusiastic service. She was a joy to work with during my first year as branch manager of the Kingston Library.

  • Nov 25th, 2011 8:10pm