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Sometimes it’s Chopin, sometimes it’s “Chopsticks”

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In August, we keep the bookdrop door open. Not just to confound the library's HVAC system, which invariably kicks into must heat the building right now" mode around midsummer each year. Not just to ease the steady enter-and-exit of rolling bins as returned books, magazines, DVDs and music are returned through the slots by the front door. In August, […]

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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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Pizza leads to literacy (everyone knows that)

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What has 280 toes, eats 4 pizzas in an hour, and was recently featured in a podcast?   Why, the Teen Pizza and Book Club at the Lake Forest Park Library, of course! Meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at the Lake Forest Park Library, Pizza and Books attracts between 6 and 18 readers between the […]

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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 believe young people read anymore, we definitely disproved that! As September looms closer […]

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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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