Four Reasons Why Now’s a Good Time to Learn a Language with Mango

4. It's free with your KCLS library card. Choose "Education and Testing" under the Online Library drop-down menu at the KCLS home page, and scroll down. Or go directly to Mango Languages. First-time users can start with "Guest Access." Once you pick a language to explore, you can take a placement test. The "Hello, guest! […]

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Indie Author Day 2017

Join us for Indie Author Day on Saturday, October 14, from 10 am – 3 pm at the KCLS Service Center. Whether you're a new writer with dreams of publishing your first book, a seasoned author looking to find a new audience, or a reader hoping to discover a new favorite book, Indie Author Day is for you! […]

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Gear Up for Salmon Days!

  The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fishy friends home, we will be celebrating them and their spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2017. This wonderful festival runs October 7-8 and is free to […]

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Banned Comics: Very Graphic Novels

During Banned Books Week, libraries across the country celebrate intellectual freedom, one of KCLS' guiding values. Calls to ban books continue to happen every year, and some of the most frequently challenged materials come in the form of comics and graphic novels. Why might that be? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund explains: "Comics are challenged for all of […]

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Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term Capital Improvement Plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and most beautiful library systems in the country. When King County voters approved a $172 million Capital Bond in 2004, it was a resounding endorsement of libraries and their importance to […]

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