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Dystopian Fiction Is the New Current Affairs- The Handmaid’s Tale

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The Handmaid's TaleBibWidget "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood was written in 1985 but its message is more relevant now than ever. Dystopian novels are not always about alien invasions or zombie viruses- some are cautionary tales about what the future will look like if we make certain choices. For example, what will happen if […]

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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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Most Popular Teen Fiction of 2016 at KCLS

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KCLS has an abundance of awesome teen fiction titles, but even with so many options available some items inevitably rise to the top of the popularity rankings. The most popular teen fiction books of 2016 include some perennial favorites as well as a couple of new hits. Take a look at the list to see […]

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Westworld Fans: Try These While You Wait!

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Season 1 of Westworld took me on a twisted thrill ride, so enduring until the release of season 2 in 2018 is going to be painful. If you're suffering like me, try one of these titles to ease your discomfort: Want more sci-fi/western-themed television? Try Firefly, a spicy space western with cult status that was cancelled too soon. FireflyBibWidget […]

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10 to Try? I Can Help with Audiobooks!

10 to Try 2017 Reading Challenge

Would you like to do the KCLS 10 to Try challenge? I've been meeting people who tell me they don't like listening to audiobooks. I didn't either until I broke my wrist 4 years ago. During recovery, I developed a "frozen shoulder." The exercise for that was to lay on my back on the floor with my arm […]

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