The sharp crack of the bat when it hits a ball just right, the buzz of the crowd, the sound of hot dog vendors creaking up and down the bleachers and the 'thwack' of a ball slapping a glove: baseball season has started once again! Sun's out, gloves out and, happily, a few choice baseball…
Top 5 Punk Films to Stream on Kanopy!
By BettinaApril 27, 2018
Did you hear the news?! King County Library System now subscribes to Kanopy, a streaming movie service with a film selection so vast and eclectic that it's sure to turn you into a film buff in no time! As a KCLS cardholder, you can stream five movies for free each month using your computer, laptop…
5 Movies to Stream on Kanopy
By KCLS SocialApril 24, 2018
Looking for ideas on what to watch? Here are five films I'm excited to try this month.
Growth, Knowledge, Learning at your Library
By Lisa G. RosenblumApril 24, 2018
Spring is the time of year when many of us focus on growth and renewal, reinvigorated to cultivate our interests or explore new ones. Last spring, King County Library System adopted a new strategic focus that renews KCLS’ commitment to its patrons. Our refreshed mission — to inspire the people of King County to succeed…
Ready to Read
By MarenApril 18, 2018
Pair simple but powerful techniques with resources at your library to help children get ready to succeed in school.
Simple Sewing Books and More
By KatherineApril 12, 2018
Browse some of our favorite resources for all levels of sewing.
Shaking Up Shakespeare
By TandraApril 11, 2018
Happy birthday, Mr. William Shakespeare! This famous English playwright, poet and dramatist was born around late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. His works are so pervasive and historically significant that they have actually changed the English language! I'm not surprised that such influential writing would move other creators to try some Shakespearean spin-offs. Shake up your Shakespeare with these inspired parodies and adaptations. Enjoy! Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on your Favorite Songs What happens when Erik Didriksen turns 100 famous pop songs from artists like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift into Shakespearean sonnets? A…
Picture Books for Arbor Day
By KatherineApril 10, 2018
Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have no shortage of beautiful trees and Arbor Day reminds us of how important it is to preserve them. National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree-planting times in their area…
Make! Play! Invent! at Your Makerspace
By coleyApril 2, 2018
The new Bellevue Library Makerspace, opening April 14, 2018, is a space for inventive community members to push their creativity to new bounds.
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