Knit This, Watch That: A Pairing Guide

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Few things in life give me as much pleasure as firing up a movie and getting to work on a new knitting project. In fact, I find the combination of film, fiber, and the gentle clicking of bamboo needles so soothing and hypnotic that I won't even notice I'm actively crafting something until the credits roll and, […]

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Why Not Retire Abroad?

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  If you are getting to the age of contemplating retirement, you might have toyed with the idea of living abroad. Many Americans choose to retire in more affordable countries.       The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on A Budget will tell you about how to do it. How to Retire Overseas […]

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Uncomfortable first-date movies


First dates are the worst, in my humble (expert) opinion, but one thing I've learned over the years is that nourishing that excruciating discomfort can be really fun, too, especially if it helps you learn more about your date. I happen to like odd movies that make a lot of people uncomfortable, and when looking for a mate, […]

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My name is Alexander Hamilton


Okay, I'll admit it, I'm DYING to see Hamilton.  Like, D.Y.I.N.G! So, while flying to New York and spending a ton of $$'s to see the show isn't in the cards for me, I'm gobbling up anything I can find about the show to help me experience it. PBS has pulled together a fantastic look at […]

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Budget Planning for 2017

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King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding. The message has consistently communicated that libraries are valuable and dynamic community institutions, and continuing support over the years demonstrates that residents […]

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Thin Air, Thick Reads, Part 1


'Tis the season for a lot of the biggie book and literature awards: National Book Awards, Man Booker Prize, and Nobel Prize. I also look forward 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 mid-November, […]

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Do you want to learn Spanish?

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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 school […]

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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 20? Of course you did! With a stellar cast-- […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Queen of Teens

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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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