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A painted tifo display quoting from Conan the Barbarian

It's coming, folks! The Seattle Sounders will be playing their first match-up versus our most hated rivals, the villainous Portland Timbers this Saturday, May 27. You may not be a soccer fan, but if you love sports then you probably enjoy a good rivalry game as much as anyone, and let me tell you this […]

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Books to Embrace Aging

May is Older Americans Month and whether you are well into your years or not far along the aging spectrum, we can all embrace growing older. Recent life events, which included caring for my 98-year-old grandmother, have changed my perspective on life and aging. "Oma," as we called her, proved that even at ninety-eight one can experience "bucket list" dreams and […]

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Not Your Everyday ABC Books

Alphabet Book

One alphabet book is just like any other. Right? Nope! People are endlessly creative when it comes to ABC books and you can find something unique and fun for your alphabet explorer. Some of them are meant for much older kids (G is for Googol for example) but most can be used with early learners as […]

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R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore

image of Sir Roger Moore

Sad news out today, the passing of Sir Roger Moore. Outside of the Bond films, he acted in a wide variety of genres - westerns, comedies, classics, romance features, and more. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Moore for his humanitarian work with UNICEF in 2003. Our family didn't really go out to movies growing up, so the […]

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2017 Teen Poetry Contest Winners!

It is always a joy to judge the KCLS Teen Poetry Contest, but the joy is always mixed with a bit of trepidation: What if nobody submits a really great poem? (Somebody always does.) I've included brief notes from the judges below each entry (italicized and marked with an *) as well. 2017 WINNERS   "Mi familia" […]

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10 to Try: May is for Mysteries

A magnifying glass looking at fingerprints

I am not the biggest mystery fan. I know - this is blasphemy when May is Mystery month and one is a librarian who is supposed to love ALL the books. It's good to know one's weak points, I guess. When I first saw the 'Try a New to You Genre' square on the 10 […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Astro-tastic Jackie

A smiling woman, seated in a leather chair holding an infant who looks surprised.

Welcome to the next edition of Humans of Libraryland, where we explore the lives and personalities of the people who work at *your* public library. Is cardigan wearing really a thing? How many cats do we have, collectively speaking? And what's the name of that one book-- with the blue cover? This week we're chatting […]

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Xperience! Festival Artist Interview: SSNACKSS

members of the band SSNACKSS perform on stage

Today the Bellevue Library will host Xperience! Music & Technology Festival, a free all-ages weekend of music and technology. This is your chance to hear performances from incredible local artists like SassyBlack and DoNormaal and get hands-on experience with emerging technology like 3D printers and audio recording software. Whether you want to build a musical […]

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Website Navigation Changes

Example of the reordering of mobile search options.

The week of May 22 you'll see navigation changes rolled out to the KCLS website. Here's what you need to know. Searching  Click on Search to expand the search box. With the removal of the Format dropdown you'll use the filters on the left side of your search results to narrow your search results. After clicking on […]

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Xperience! Festival Artist Interview: MKB ULTRA

Portrait of six members of the band MKB ULTRA stand outdoors, beneath a wooden archway

This coming weekend, the Bellevue Library will host Xperience! Music & Technology Festival, a free all-ages weekend of music and technology. This is your chance to hear performances from incredible local artists like SassyBlack and DoNormaal and get hands-on experience with emerging technology like 3D printers and audio recording software. Whether you want to build […]

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