As I was going through papers last weekend, I stumbled upon my 1986 Summer Reading packet from the Kirkland Library. Get a load of this cool folder: It even has a lock on the front! Just being in possession of such an alluring item made me feel important. Everything about it implied mystery and intrigue: […]Read More from Summer Reading Flashback: 1986
If you're a devoted fan of John Hughes' classic teen movies, chances are you've spent a moment wondering what happened to these characters after the credits rolled. Did Ferris Bueller become a fry cook on Venus? And what became of the teenagers in Pretty in Pink? Did Andie become a fashion designer and buy a […]Read More from Pretty In Print: The Cast of Pretty In Pink Writes!
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 […]Read More from 10 To Try – Graphic Novels with Lynda Barry
As someone who grew up watching Little House on the Prairie (and never stopped), it's possible that I experience a disproportionate level of excitement every time a former cast member publishes a memoir. Wanna know my best book of 2016? Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl's Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X, […]Read More from Back to the Prairie with the Ladies of Little House
If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, but don't enjoy the process of downloading them from Overdrive or being tied to a cumbersome CD player, you might be the perfect candidate for Playaway audiobooks. These pre-loaded MP3 players are pocket-sized and come to you with the book of your choice already installed. They are super portable, […]Read More from Make Pre-loaded Audiobooks a.k.a. Playaways a.k.a. Players Work For You
If you love binge watching TV series, you may find it frustrating trying to use the library to do so. All too often you’ll go to place a series on hold and find that Season 1 has a much longer waiting list than the later seasons. Everything either arrives out of order, or you’re forced […]Read More from Press Pause Before You Press Play
Does anyone remember Ruth Chew, a prolific author and illustrator of children’s books pertaining to all things magic? I first encountered Ms. Chew after receiving The Trouble With Magic in second grade. In it, a brother and sister find a wizard named Harrison Peabody trapped in a bottle of air freshener purchased on clearance at […]Read More from Nostalgia Meets Modernity in Ruth Chew eBooks