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Building on Support from Voters: 2004 Capital Bond Progress

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 […]

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And the Winner Is…Women!

The 69th Annual "Prime-Time" Emmy Awards were presented this past weekend. The title of the show may have lost a bit of its relevance over the years, as more viewers continue to stream shows "on demand," but the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has definitely increased its efforts to recognize directors, writers, and performers […]

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Ready for Emergencies?

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 […]

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Gear Up for GeekGirlCon!

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 […]

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Mock Newbery!

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 […]

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DACA in Washington: A Guide

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 […]

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Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library!

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 […]

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