On this episode of The Desk Set, we're talking about KCLS's Best Books of 2018. We share some favorites from the lists, talk about themes and trends, recommend our picks for gifting, and more! Listen Download episodes on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, or stream the episode using the media player below. A transcript of this episode…
Five Stars, Best Books and KCLS’ Commitment to Intellectual Freedom
By Lisa G. RosenblumNovember 26, 2018
Library Journal recently announced its 2018 Star Libraries as rated by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services. In the category Libraries with Annual Expenditures Exceeding $30M, KCLS was one of only five libraries nationally to receive five Stars, gaining one Star between 2017 and 2018.
Commute-Friendly Nonfiction Audiobooks
By RachealNovember 25, 2018
I love to learn but lately I can never seem to find the time or focus I need to give nonfiction books the attention they deserve. Give me a fluffy romance novel and I can read it pretty much anywhere under any circumstance— the TV blaring, in line at the grocery store, the world outside…
Boeing Awards Major Grant to Support KCLS’ ideaX and STEAM Programs
By Lisa G. RosenblumNovember 20, 2018
I am excited to announce that the King County Library System has been awarded a generous $80,000 grant from The Boeing Company to expand Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs in south King County. Secured by the King County Library System Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of KCLS, the highly-competitive grant will support…
Fluffy Comfort Reads Featuring Trans & Non-Binary Folks
By RachealNovember 15, 2018
As we head into Transgender Awareness Week and take some time to look at the issues facing transgender and gender non-conforming people, we're likely to find a lot of painful stories. While I don't want to downplay the importance of looking at these experiences, equally as important are the stories about trans and non-binary folks that are on the lighter side, stories about people just living their lives.
5 Bookish Podcasts to Download Now
By EmilyNovember 5, 2018
As a reader who wants to make the most of my long commute, I'm always on the lookout for bookish podcasts that will introduce me to new titles, connect me with authors, and expand my literary world. Here are five of my favorites.
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