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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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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Rock On at Your Library

If you've explored trails and parks here in Western Washington, chances are you may have seen some colorful rocks dotting the landscape. Whether they feature children's book superstars or a simple word or phrase, rock painting, hiding, and hunting is a new fad that's taken off.  This all reportedly began when a Massachusetts woman left a rock…
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