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 in blue as well. 2017 WINNERS "Mi familia" by Jey V.  grade […]

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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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Xperience! Festival Artist Interview: Young Go Hards

black and white portrait of five bands members and the words Young Go Hards written in magenta pink text above them

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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Xperience! Festival Artist Interview: Cake “Alchemy!”

Portrait of two members of the band Cake "Alchemy!" stand among tall bushes and flowers

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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For Fans of ‘Get Out’

Actor Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

SPOILERS AHEAD-- IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN GET OUT YET, AVERT YOUR EYES!  Okay, everyone, you've been warned. This is now a spoiler zone, so let's talk about Get Out. In my opinion, this movie did an excellent job of portraying two of the most terrifying elements of real life in today's America: humans and racism. Humans! […]

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10 To Try – Graphic Novels with Lynda Barry

I don't think of myself as someone who reads comics or graphic novels, yet I am someone who faithfully clipped Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry from the back pages of Seattle Weekly for years. This quirky strip focused on the daily adventures of young Marlys, her moody teenage sister Maybonne, and little brother Freddy […]

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