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Need more Hamilton in your life?

We got you, fam. We know what it's like when you have an amazing experience with a book or a movie --or, in this case, a musical-- and you want (NEED!) more of it in your life. For those truly dedicated Hamil-fans-- the ones who've already read Hamilton: The Revolution a million times and knocked […]

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Writers Needed! Join Us for Indie Author Day

Last October, 80 authors and readers gathered at the KCLS Service Center in Issaquah for Indie Author Day, a celebration of self-published and small press books. The second annual Indie Author Day is coming up soon, and we're looking for writers to join us! How can you participate? There are a few different ways to […]

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“Why Won’t You Buy That?!”

Ever wonder what out-of-print really means, or why some books are available for KCLS to buy after they are first published while others aren’t? Selection Librarian Brenna helped us demystify the answers to these frequently asked questions! Publishers and movie studios decide what stays in print. Books and movies are typically assigned a “print run” by their […]

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5 Great Ways to Find Your Next Read

With thousands of books published every year, choosing what to read can be more than a little overwhelming. Never fear, though - we're here to help! Here are five great ways to pick a book: Browse our recommended lists  Did you know we have a whole page of booklists created by KCLS librarians? Here, you […]

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Required Summer Reading That Doesn’t Make You Groan

Every summer, millions of teens are asked to read books off of a list of required summer reading and every summer the sound of millions of teens groaning can be heard throughout the land. This rite of passage has haunted and terrified teens for centuries. I still remember some of the required books I had […]

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My Guilty (Reading) Pleasure

Restoree Just take a gander at that cover, eh? What self-respecting hard science fiction nerd like yours truly is going to be anything but embarrassed to be seeing reading this book? But darn, it's addictive fun. Written by award winning SF-writer Anne McCaffrey (Dragonflight, Dragonsong), its been read and re-read by her many fans (including me). […]

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10 to Try Check-in: July

This month for 10 to Try, I tackled Read a Debut. I chose Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile, a debut published in 2014 (also in eBook, large print, audiobook, and downloadable audiobook). We also have the first season of the TV show based on the book - and we have the author coming for a visit in just a couple of weeks! […]

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Movies We Love to Hate

When it comes to "bad" movies there are some that make me feel so bad I never want to watch them again, and then there are the ones I love to hate. Like Hudson Hawk,* which is a 90s heist comedy starring Bruce Willis with an okay premise that takes a sudden turn through Weirdville en route […]

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10 to Try Mystery Challenge: Graphic Novels

Want to see more of Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Now you can linger over illustrations of him in a manga version of the hit TV show! For my fifth month of reading only mysteries in completing the 10 to Try challenge, I chose this reboot of the BBC show's very first episode to complete the graphic novel category. Sherlock Originally published […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Hey Genesee!

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Humans of Libraryland, where I interview all sorts of KCLS employees to give you a sneak peek into our lives and personalities! What do we really think about the summer reading program? (We love it, fyi.) And what do staff people do when they go "in the back?" All these […]

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