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What to Read While You’re Waiting for Sharknado 5

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The Sharknado series of movies (KCLS has them on Hoopla) are extraordinarily silly; very nearly on a par with Plan 9 from Outer Space or The Eye of Argon fanfic. The premise would seem to be impossible--tornados made of sharks? But if you follow Film Theorist MatPat: Maybe not! What if there could be death storms […]

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Viva VHS!

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With countless streaming services at our disposal (hi there, hoopla!) and legions of Redboxes in every neighborhood, it's hard to believe that we once had to leave our homes and interact with a living, breathing, possibly sweating movie nerd to get our hands on the film of our choice (by the way, the legendary Scarecrow Video in Seattle's University District is still […]

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Back to School with KCLS

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Where did the summer go? It’s hard to believe that August is nearly over. It was a very busy summer at the library. This year over 31,000 kids and teens participated in the annual Summer Reading Program. For those of you who don’t think young people read anymore, we definitely disproved that! As September looms […]

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It was a kid’s book, I can picture the cover….

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My daughter and I recently enjoyed reading one of my all time favorite books, The Velveteen Rabbit together. Not only is Margery Williams Bianco's 1922 classic in my top 10 books of all time and a hit with my daughter, the version we read also happened to be the exact 1986 edition I read with my Mom when I was […]

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Help, It’s Hot Outside!

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When April temperatures sky-rocketed in King County this year, I was biting my nails. "Does this mean it will be 90 degrees every day this summer?!" Thankfully, that hasn't happened (yet), but for some of us locals, anything above 75 degrees makes us uncomfortable. Fear not shade dwellers, for we have many fun and practical […]

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