Humanos de Bibiotecolandia: El hombre a cargo

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¡Bienvenidos de nuevo, “Bibiotecolanderos”! ¿Están listos para adentrarse en la aventura de una vida más de nuestro personal de la biblioteca? ¿Quieren saber cuál son sus pensamientos secretos? ¿Recibir algunas sugerencias de libros? Esta semana tenemos la suerte de pasar un poco de tiempo con un bibliotecario asombroso y abogado de la comunidad latina que […]

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Women’s History Month: Read, Watch, Listen Now

It's Women's History Month, the time of year when we honor the historical and cultural contributions of women from all of the various backgrounds and life circumstances that make up the American landscape we enjoy today; women who have been "consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history" and yet have made many "historical […]

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10 to Try: Fiction We Loved in 1942

People getting their books checked out by staff at the Bellevue library (vintage)

We're into the third month of the 10 To Try reading challenge. How's it coming, folks? Stuck in a rut? Need some inspiration for your next read? Well, since we're also celebrating KCLS's 75th birthday, let's try to cross off that "Read a book published since 1942" category by taking a look at the books […]

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Humans of Libraryland: the Man in Charge

Welcome back, Librarylanders! Are you ready for another adventure into the lives of library staff? Want to hear their secret thoughts? And get some book suggestions? This week we were lucky enough to snag some time with an amazing librarian and Latino community advocate who works in South King County. Please meet: José García from […]

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Refugee Stories Around the World

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“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

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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

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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

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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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