NaNoWriMo Success Stories

"NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing" says the group's website, encouraging people worldwide to set aside the month of November to write the first draft of a novel. Every year, people do! In 2017, more than 400,000 writers reported success in reaching the 50,000-word goal.  Many of these efforts are just for practice.  Some…
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

Each week, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shares a list of the top titles sold in independent bookstores around the region. Curious about what your neighbors are reading now? Here are this week's hardcover fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. PNW Indie Fiction Bestsellers Unsheltered The Reckoning Killing Commendatore The Witch Elm Lethal White See the rest…
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Romances We Love: Sweet Cinnamon Rolls

Are you in need of a romance that'll help you believe in love and goodness and happily ever afters? While I know that a lot of us already have our favorite go-to tropes for times like these, if you're in the market for something a little extra gooey, I'd like to suggest something featuring a beautiful cinnamon roll character! For anyone unfamiliar with the term, cinnamon…
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Get Started with MCE Certification

"The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students." Learn more about the MCE Certification and the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. Pathway to MCE Certification at KCLS Read the study guide linked below. Take the online…
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Books Foodies Will Devour

On this episode of The Desk Set, we're exploring Books About Food and Books Recommended By KCLS Staff, two of our favorite 10 to Try reading challenge categories. First, we chat with author and chef Becky Selengut (How to Taste) about the art and science of taste. Then, we explore the relationship between pie and whiskey with…
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Lived Experiences

On this episode of The Desk Set, we dig into two 10 to Try categories: Books by Native American Authors and Biography and Memoir. We chat with Hugo-Award winning author Rebecca Roanhorse about her Navajo-inspired urban fantasy Trail of Lightning and her award-winning short story, "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™". We also sit down with Seattleite and…
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