Great Fiction by or about Muslims

You've read The Kite Runner and want more. Maybe you’re seeking to explore Islam more deeply. What are some great reads about (and mostly by) people who are Muslim? Reading Lolita in Tehran was on the NYT bestseller list for 117 weeks! The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf is about a devout Muslim family in 1970s Indiana. Secret […]

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It’s Picnic Season!

Is there anything more sublime than a summertime picnic? Food just tastes better when you're lounging in the sun on a big old blanket, watching happy dogs hurtle through the park, and politely swatting away the bumblebees hovering around your plate. However, I must confess, I don't have the most impressive picnic prowess. I usually show up […]

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Movies in the Park 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to grab your blankets and your low backed chairs, and head to the park for a movie. There are movies closer to home than you would think. Just check this list for parks in your area. And if you're not the outdoorsy type, KCLS offers many movie screenings […]

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From 1843 to Zyzzyva

I'm pretty sure that I could easily kill an afternoon reading through library magazines.  There's just so much available, so much variety.  Once in a while when I tell someone that I work in a library, the response is along the lines of "I'm not that into books." I'm willing to bet that almost everyone can […]

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Movies Al Fresco

Summer is finally here and all I want to do is be outside to sit in the garden, eat on the patio, and take walks in the sun. It's the most beautiful time of year so why not make the most of it. All over Seattle and the Eastside outdoor theaters are popping up. Classic oldies […]

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hoopla Film School: Celebrate Pride!

Greetings, avid scholars, and welcome to a long, long overdue session of hoopla Film School! LGBTQ representation in American cinema has an extremely fraught history. The rigid, censorious Motion Picture Production Code enacted in the 1930s made it virtually impossible to show homosexuality on film unless it was portrayed in a negative light. Consequently, gay characters […]

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On YOUR Recommendation

One of the very best things about working for a library is talking to folks about books and movies when they come up to the desk. I cannot tell you how many times a patron has walked in to return a book or called to place a hold on an item and raved to me about […]

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