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New Year’s Resolutions Up In Flames? Go Smarter!

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I guess everybody does it. We want to improve, so with best intentions we make New Year's resolutions. But they're hard to keep up, and we end up breaking them. How about unleashing the power of one of the nation's busiest library systems to OUTSMART the New Year? Check out one of these titles to […]

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Local Author Receives Library Journal Indie eBook Award

book cover of Rosehead by Ksenia Anske

Congratulations to Ksenia Anske, a Seattle-based author, for winning an honorable mention in the Young Adult fiction category of the 2016 Indie Ebook Awards from Library Journal for her novel Rosehead (also available in paperback)!BibWidget Synopsis: Misunderstood and overmedicated, twelve-year-old Lilith Bloom finds the prospect of a grand family reunion decidedly dull... That is, until she […]

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A Very Unfortunate Book List

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On the most unlucky day of Friday the 13th a television series premiered on Netflix depicting the tribulations (the word 'tribulations' means a state of great trouble or suffering) of the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans. If you tuned in expecting a nice little television show with puppies, rainbows and a happy ending then you were sorely disappointed. […]

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Stay Golden: Spend 2017 with the Girls

Golden Girls Forever

The Golden Girls is like mac-and-cheese. Whenever I’m stressed or depressed, it’s my go-to pick-me-up. Maybe it’s the nostalgia for nights with my grandma, eating ice cream and watching the newest episode (It’s been a whole other show watching as an adult!). Or maybe it’s the timeless humor and continuing relevance of the show’s themes. […]

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Most Popular Kids’ Fiction of 2016 at KCLS

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We treat the kids' list a little differently, because so many of our most popular kids' books are part of series! Instead of giving you the 10 most popular overall, we've compiled with 10 most popular with books from the same series removed, so you'll see the top title in each big series (instead of […]

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