Streaming Music to Craft By

National Craft Month is coming to a close, and I finished my nine-foot-long scarf just in time! With seven different stitch patterns worked across horizontal, vertical, and diagonal sections, this project presented quite the challenge. I may have even cried on it a few times. But the one thing that helped me persevere through this harrowing wool journey […]

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Marching for Science!

Who here is a fan of science? *waves hand vigorously in the air* Awesome! I figured there would be a lot of us. Washington state is one of the US's scientific havens: we are major contributors to aerospace engineering, clean energy, cancer research, computer science, fisheries and wildlife study, forestry, self-driving cars (thanks, Elon Musk), and […]

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On The Lighter Side

We've just had our wettest February/March on record. Taxes are due. Flower blooms are late. Politics is... no, never mind. Fortunately, April is National Humor Month. It's also National Fresh Celery Month, but it's harder to create a booklist about fresh celery, so I'm going with humor. The thing is, everyone has a slightly different […]

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Bye, Thrillers…Hello, US Social Class

For months, I was very happy flitting from one psychological thriller to another, in pursuit of the next Gone Girl-Girl on the Train-Couple Next Door roller-coaster read. I was on a quest, and there were plenty of new recommendations yet to explore! And then, overnight, a paradigm shift.  I just wasn’t feeling the Gone-Girl-Read-Alike-Quest anymore because there was just […]

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Get to Know ideaX

We want to encourage, empower, and inspire you to create awesome in the world. How can you do that at the library? With ideaX programs and tools, you can learn new skills, whether it's creating electronic circuits, making a talking, moving robot, crafting a structure with a 3D pen, or mixing up a beat for […]

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Ask and You Shall Receive

Have a real need for a really good read? We have recommendations from real people...really! If you are looking to complete another reading category for our 10 to Try Reading Challenge, then try reading a book recommended by KCLS staff. Connecting readers to books happens to be one of our many specialties at the library, […]

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Read or Watch the Nature

When I was growing up, Sunday evenings were sacred. Every week without fail my family and I would all snuggle up and watch the television series Nature. I loved learning new things about the natural world and seeing exotic creatures up close. This was such a cornerstone of my childhood, that it is not entirely surprising that […]

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Craft-spiration for All!

Recently there has been a large movement in bringing back the art of crafting. From DIY home projects to old fashioned hobbies like knitting, the world of craft has grown in popularity in recent years inspiring new websites, television shows, and events. Websites like Pinterest and Etsy are solely devoted to helping people sell art, […]

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