Meet the Author: Kelly Jones

Local author Kelly Jones has a penchant for quirky titles and unusual topics. Part letters home, part correspondence course information on chicken-raising, to-do lists and more, this adventure follows a city-girl turned country-farmer and her discovery that her family's chickens aren't just cranky, they have superpowers! Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer Just out […]

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Four Reasons Why Now’s a Good Time to Learn a Language with Mango

4. It's free with your KCLS library card. Choose "Education and Testing" under the Online Library drop-down menu at the KCLS home page, and scroll down. Or go directly to Mango Languages. First-time users can start with "Guest Access." Once you pick a language to explore, you can take a placement test. The "Hello, guest! […]

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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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Your Vote Counts!

Here's one election in which all the nominees are pretty awesome. Nominated by teens, teachers, and librarians, pared down to ten representative titles by the Evergreen Award Committee, and sent back to teen readers across Washington State: The Evergreen Teen Book Award. The Making of A Navy SEAL Six of Crows Whether you want to […]

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A Soldier’s Heart

O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand / Between their loved homes and the war's desolation ~ The Star Spangled Banner On Veteran's Day, we honor all of our fellow citizens who've served their country at war. Honestly, it's hard to imagine a job that demands more from a human being, body […]

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