Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term Capital Improvement Plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and most beautiful library systems in the country. When King County voters approved a $172 million Capital Bond in 2004, it was a resounding endorsement of libraries and their importance to […]Read More from Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication are the three basic necessities we can start with for numerous emergencies, such as natural disasters, a pandemic of diseases, and terrorism. Library Events KCLS offers Emergency Preparedness classes and a workshop in which you […]Read More from Ready for Emergencies?
On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that it had been the victim of a massive data breach earlier in the year, reporting that the personal information of up to 143 million people was stolen. If you were affected by the breach, or want to find out whether you were affected, here's […]Read More from Equifax Data Breach: A Guide for the Anxious
GeekGirlCon, an inclusive convention extravaganza that celebrates the female geek, originated in 2010 as a panel at San Diego Comic-Con titled “Geek Girls Exist.” The enthusiasm for this panel led to the creation of GeekGirlCon in 2011. This year, GeekGirlCon takes place in Seattle on September 30 and October 1. From its humble origins, GeekGirlCon […]Read More from Gear Up for GeekGirlCon!
Each year we invite readers young and old to join us as we ask: What new children's book will win the Newbery Medal? We call it Mock Newbery. Last year, our KCLS Mock Newbery winner was The Wild Robot and the real Newbery went to The Girl Who Drank the Moon. This year there are […]Read More from Mock Newbery!
I have nothing against the supernatural. I read plenty of unsettling mysteries, and I love a book that keeps me up past a reasonable bedtime. Despite all that, I've never been a horror fan. So when I decided to Read a Book from a New-to-you Genre for 10 to Try this month, horror was a pretty obvious […]Read More from 10 to Try Check-in: September
On September 5, the current administration announced a decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and this cancellation is set to go into effect in six months, on March 5, 2018. Included here is reliable information to navigate what this means for DACA recipients and other folks impacted by this decision […]Read More from DACA in Washington: A Guide
Dresses that light up, hats that play music, bracelets that change colors—this is the world of e-textiles! Using materials like conductive thread, LED lights, and flexible circuit boards, you can sew electronics into all kinds of craft projects, including clothing, accessories, and toys. Curious about this medium for expression? Read on for how the library […]Read More from Light Up Your World with E-Textiles
Get ready! Welcoming Week is almost here, and community libraries are working to demonstrate that we are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees. What is Welcoming Week? From September 15-24, King County Library System (along with lots of other organizations nationwide) celebrates Welcoming Week with fun activities that connect our communities and welcome neighbors […]Read More from Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library!
On my little farm in the foothills, we worry about stuff. In summer, we worry about forest fires. In winter, we fret about freezing temperatures, power outages, and treacherous roads. In spring, we brace ourselves for flooding. In fall (for lack of anything better to do) we are uneasy about earthquakes, tsunamis, and the zombie […]Read More from Emergency! for Pet Owners