Feature articles

Kiwanis help third-graders at Mill Creek Elementary learn how to look it up

Jack LaPoint at Mill Creek Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Sno-Isle Libraries.

No matter what the question, Jack LaPoint has the answer. “Look it up,” he says. “If you know how to look things up, you can be the smartest person in the world.”

It’s a message LaPoint has been bringing to third-graders for ten years as part of an annual dictionary giveaway sponsored by the Silver Lake Kiwanis and Friends of the Mill Creek Library; and supported by Sno-Isle Libraries.

"The Magic of Fall Colors," by the Whistling Gardener

This “Waterfall" maple is stunning right now. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Albert Camus, the French philosopher that developed Absurdism once said, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

While Albert didn’t attach any meaning to this annual event (since according to him everything is meaningless) at least he recognized that fall color is a pleasant experience that reminds us of the flowers of spring.