The Evolution of Memoir

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I love a good memoir regardless of who's telling the story. As long as the writing is top notch and the stories are a least somewhat juicy, I will read just about anything that delves into the real-life drama of human existence. Traditionally, memoirs have focused solely on the life events of one particular person: […]

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Humans of Libraryland: The Info Ninja

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Welcome to the next edition of Humans of Libraryland, where we explore the lives and personalities of the people who work at *your* public library. What do we do all day? What do we dream about? What are our deepest fears? And how can I salvage this water-damaged book? This week, we're featuring a beloved […]

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Oh, The Horror! 9 Creepy Graphic Novels

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It's about that time again where I go out of the way to try and scare the pants off myself. As the days cool and force me inside- Wait, no. Let's try that again- As the days cool and give me a reason to not feel bad about being inside (there, better), my tastes change to […]

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The Winner of This Year’s Newbery Medal Is…

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Who will be the next author to receive the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious honor in American children's literature? We won't actually know until it's announced on January 23, 2017. But that doesn't stop us from trying to guess. For those of us with a passion for children's books the Newbery is like the Oscars or the Super Bowl. […]

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Banned Books and the Freedom to Read

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. To Kill a Mockingbird. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone…. three very different books that share a common thread. Each year, individuals across the country take it upon themselves to decide what books you should and should not read. These are three that apparently you should not. Yes, […]

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Books I Would Give My 16-Year-Old Self

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One of the many perks of being a teen services librarian is getting to inspire teens to read for fun, not just because they have too. When you’re in high school you have so much “required reading” for school that it's daunting to even think about reading, let alone reading something YOU want to. So […]

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Fiction for Bibliophiles

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October always brings me mental images of windblown leaves skittering down wet streets, of warm wool blankets newly applied to keep out the chill of a rainy fall evening, and huddling up with a good book. The fall is my favorite time to revel unabashedly in my deep love of books and reading. And nothing […]

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How to Become a Library Power User

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Are you always stopping by your nearest library? Do you often push that holds limit? Is your stack of to-be-read library books in danger of toppling over? You just might be a library power user. If you're already there or just want to step up your library game, we've got some insider tips for how […]

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Indie Author Day

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Are you a writer who has dreamed of publishing a book? Or are you a local author seeking ways to grow your audience? Maybe you’re a reader hoping to discover new local authors! Join us for Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 8, from 10 am – 3 pm at the KCLS Service Center, 960 […]

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