hoopla Film School: Fashion Films!

Greetings, and welcome to another session of hoopla Film School! The world of fashion has always been inspired by the world of film. From the arrival of the classic Little Black Dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's to the advent of androgynous women's clothing following the release of Annie Hall, countless style moments have been launched by the wardrobes of characters in…
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A Chocolate Intervention!

I love chocolate, it is probably my favorite food. I am discriminating, I only eat dark chocolate, but beyond that I love it all. Add nuts, caramel, sea salt, chili peppers, or just about any other add-in (no ants, please) and I am there! Now comes the rub. I recently learned about the sordid history…
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Girls Gone Activist

Girls can make a difference! The recent Women's March on Washington and marches throughout the nation motivated women of all ages to take action. Enjoy these true stories about ordinary girls who made an impact and inspire young readers to take action for causes they care about. For the Right to Learn When one thinks of girls who have made an…
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Get to Know YA Book Awards

You may have heard of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals for children's literature, but did you know there are similar awards for young adult literature? As part of the Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association, over 20 awards and even more honors are handed out to books, authors, and other media for youth…
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2016 in Review

Note: Gary Wasdin, the former director of King County Library System, left KCLS in March of 2017. It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering ”Where did the time go?” Apparently, it went to the library. Last year, our staff was very busy providing library services throughout the…
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Renovated Anderson School

McMenamins is known for restoring historic buildings with artistic decorations, not just for their brewery/restaurant business... so I heard before but I didn't know what it was really like to experience it until I happened to visit there late December afternoon in 2016. Anderson School in Bothell is vibrant with renovation. Construction is ongoing in…
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