Fall Book Awards Part 1


'Tis the season for a lot of the biggie book and literature awards:  National Book Awards, Man Booker Prize, and Nobel Prize.  For me, I look forward every Fall to the Banff Mountain Book Competition (and their legendary film festival!!) and the National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA).  The Banff Centre just announced their book winners; the NOBA awards will be out […]

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Do you want to learn Spanish?

Don't Give Up

Hola Amigos! I just got back from an 8 day trip to Guatemala! Being that I seem to do things in a backwards manner, I'm now studying Spanish. Most people would have done it before they went on the trip, but I never quite got around to it! I just relied on my 4 years of high […]

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Science Fiction Double Feature!


See androids fighting (ooh ooh ooh) Brad and Janet Anne Francis stars in (ooh ooh ooh) Forbidden Planet Whoa oh oh oh oh oh At the late night, double feature, picture show Did you catch the new Rocky Horror Picture Show when it aired on FOX October 20th? Of course you did! With a stellar cast-- […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Queen of Teens

Photo credit: flickr user Jason Taellious

Hello and welcome to another edition of Humans of Libraryland! Are you ready to learn the deepest, darkest secrets of your local library staff? Well, buckle up and keep your tray tables in the upright and locked position because we're about to take off on a library adventure! This week, we're featuring a very special […]

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How do you KNOW it’s a hoax? (or: How to outsmart the Internet)

Animals laughing

Whether it's the latest rumor about Facebook stealing your photos or the warning you got from a friend-of-a-friend about razerblades in the Hallowe'en candy, how do you know if it's bogus, outdated, or just plain wrong?   Here are few tips to help you OUTSMART THE INTERNET: 1. Consider the distance from the source, (or: Where did […]

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Audiobooks to Walk With Your Dog


Hey dog owners. You live in the Pacific Northwest where it is cold and rainy. But despite the chilly wet of a long dark fall, Fido still needs his morning and evening sabbaticals. If you are an apartment dweller, you may be braving the out-of-doors in your galoshes even more frequently. Don't go it alone! […]

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Presidential Debates Over- What Now?


With the presidential election coming up on November 8th, there's still plenty of time to obsess over this poll and that poll. I prefer to spend my time worrying about the current and near future Supreme Court vacancies. After all, a presidential term (even two) is a drop in the bucket compared to the lifetime appointment […]

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Recursos para hacer negocios redondos


Si estás pensando en comenzar o expandir tu propio negocio ¡este es el momento perfecto para hacerlo! Las bibliotecas del Condado de King ofrecerán unas series de seis clases para pequeños empresarios gratis y en español. Las clases te darán una visión global de aspectos claves relacionados con el éxito empresarial que nadie debería pasar por alto como son: el manejo eficaz del tiempo, cómo mejorar la […]

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