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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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RiffTrax on hoopla

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Are you a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000? If so, you may have heard of RiffTrax, which is written and performed by the MST3K folks but covers more genres than just science fiction. You can download the commentary tracks from their website to play along with their films, or (as I just discovered) hoopla has several […]

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Teen spotlight: Lil Smitty

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While some people grew up singing in the shower, Marques (AKA Lil Smitty) grew up rapping in the shower. Now a high school graduate, Lil Smitty has two mixtapes under his belt and shows no signs of slowing down. When I interviewed him in June, Smitty had just dropped his newest mixtape, "PTW (Paved the Way)." […]

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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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