This is Not the Victorian Era: Teen Books Written by Female Authors

A new study just came out from the Universities of California and Illinois citing that female representation in fiction was better during the Victorian Era than it is today. Researchers found that "women authors wrote 50 percent of works published in English in 1850, but that percentage had dropped to just 25 percent by 1950.…
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Baking with Attitude

Baking seems like such a pleasant hobby. Mixing sugar and spice and everything nice to make a sweet treat must be a calm and relaxing undertaking, right? But what if you’re feeling a little rebellious? What if you want to break the baking status quo? Whether you need to let off some steam in the…
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2017: A Year in Review

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics, and patron feedback that provides a glimpse of the wide array of programs, services, and resources that KCLS offers, and demonstrates the impact to our communities to ensure transparency and…
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Grace and Frankie Watch Alikes

In Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are proving that you can be fabulous at any age. Though opposite in many ways, these two women find themselves dealing with a rather specific situation. Their husbands (Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston) have been having an affair for years and now want to begin a life…
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Lesser Known Love Stories

Today is the day for confessions of the heart and friends, I have a confession. I can't hold it in any longer. I, Jenna the librarian, am a romance reader. I love them - from the meet-cutes to the marriages of convenience, from the sweet first kiss to the steamier scenes, from the misunderstandings to…
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