Local Libraries Reopening

Residents gather at the Walla Walla Public Library to enjoy four world-class musicians in town for the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival on Jan. 18, 2020.

The Walla Walla Public Library theme for November is Native American Heritage Month.

This week’s adult feature is fiction, “Monkey Beach," by Eden Robinson.

"In her debut novel, Eden Robinson, a young First Nations woman who grew up in Haisla territory near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, does not wring her hands or cast blame. This is a candid and contemporary tale of family love and societal screw-ups and she simply acknowledges the reality of an unfolding universe." — Remezcla

The youth selection is a fiction picture book, “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story," by Kevin Noble Maillard.

"The book celebrates fry bread and much more. Maillard and Martinez-Neal bring depth, detail and whimsy to this Native American food story, with text and illustrations depicting the diversity of indigenous peoples, the role of continuity between generations, and the adaptation over time of people, place, and tradition. Ages 3-6." — Booklist

To borrow these titles, visit the Walla Walla Public Library at 238 E. Alder St., online at wallawallapubliclibrary.org, or call 509-527-4550 for details on curbside pickup and open building hours.

Many other titles are available with a library card on the Washington Anytime Library at anytime.overdrive.com.


Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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