Refugee Stories Around the World

An African mother and child sitting together

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” -Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee You don't have to be a newshound or a political wonk to have heard a story or two […]

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Get Ready for Get Out

The words "Get Out" on a shadowy dark blue and black background

Has all this mushy February love stuff got you in the mood for something different? If you're looking for a good scare that will also give you something to think about then you've *got* to go see Get Out, an original horror flick written and directed by Jordan Peele that's being hailed as "...both unsettling […]

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Talking to My Dogs

A black dog and a brown dog laying down next to each other on the carpet

As a dog owner and lover, I've often wondered what's going on inside my pups' heads and whether I really understand what they want from me when they're trying to communicate something. I know that when my floofy guy plops his paws on me in the middle of the night --waking me up-- and pants […]

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A Readable Feast: Valentine’s Edition

Welcome back to A Readable Feast, where I coerce my coworkers into giving up their most treasured recipes! This month we're satisfying a sweet tooth with a delectable chocolate dessert that's perfect for Valentine's Day thanks to Eliza, who is a page at the Woodinville library. Here's the story: Eliza and her sister are best […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Yours Truly

Welcome to the latest edition of Humans of Libraryland, where we dish on the lives of the folks who work for your public library! What keeps us awake at night? What makes us happy? What kind of weird hijinks do we get up to when we're not at the library? And why are the books […]

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Lady Protest Songs

Woman marching holding sign reading 4 years in power = 4 years in protest

As you probably know, there are a lot of protest events going on in the greater Seattle area (and around the country/world) this week as a response to the inauguration of 45th US President, Donald Trump. The biggest one here is undoubtedly the Womxn's March on Seattle, which will take place tomorrow morning. The march […]

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The Bone Broth Diet is a Thing

A bowl of soup broth on a wooden counter.

Do you ever encounter one of those fads going around and kind of think to yourself, "Wha? Is that a thing now?" Well, that's what happened to a coworker of mine the other day when a patron came up to ask about the Bone Broth Diet. Wait. Broth? Like... soup broth? There's a diet for […]

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Get Ready For an Oscars Double Feature!

An academy award statuette in front of a sunburst design.

A new year means one thing when it comes to movies: the Oscars rush is upon us! According to Entertainment Weekly, "To qualify for Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial movie theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec, 31, and begin a run of at least seven consecutive days." That means […]

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Humans of Libraryland: A Reader’s Reader

Hello folks, and welcome to our next edition of Humans of Libraryland! Let's find out about some of the folks who work at your public library, shall we? What are their hopes? Their dreams? Their fears? Also, what the heck is a frontispiece? This week we're talking with a serious book expert: Emily Calkins, Readers' […]

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A Readable Feast

Mulled wine

Pssst! Hey. I have a secret to tell you. Library people love food. No, really. L-O-V-E. It's basically the best day of our lives when food magically appears in the break room, and when we meet outside of work the primary goal is always to eat. You may not be lucky enough to have a […]

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