On September 5, the current administration announced a decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, and this cancellation is set to go into effect in six months, on March 5, 2018. Included here is reliable information to navigate what this means for DACA recipients and other folks impacted by this decision […]Read More from DACA in Washington: A Guide
Get ready! Welcoming Week is almost here, and community libraries are working to demonstrate that we are welcoming to everyone, including immigrants and refugees. What is Welcoming Week? From September 15-24, King County Library System (along with lots of other organizations nationwide) celebrates Welcoming Week with fun activities that connect our communities and welcome neighbors […]Read More from Celebrate Welcoming Week at Your Library!
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! […]Read More from For Fans of ‘Get Out’
Valentine's Day always spawns a million lists of adorable couples in movies, and, by the end, we are reminded of the passionate journey and triumph of true love. While I do reserve a small space in my cold, dead heart for films like these, mostly they make me roll my eyes so much that I'm afraid they'll […]Read More from Odd Movie Couples That Won’t Make You Roll Your Eyes
If you're a bibliophile, you probably already think the Library of Congress is incredible. But did you know that the Library of Congress (LOC) is also an excellent resource for cinephiles? Prime example: the Library of Congress has a National Film Registry, which adds to its list 25 films each year, "showcasing the range and diversity of […]Read More from Cinephiles Rejoice: 25 Films Added to the National Film Registry!
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend an event at the Burien Library (where I also happen to work) entitled Changing the Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes, featuring Pacific Northwest photographer Matika Wilbur. I went into the event expecting to see some beautiful photographs (which I certainly did see), but I […]Read More from An Evening with Matika Wilbur
First dates are the worst, in my humble (expert) opinion, but one thing I've learned over the years is that nourishing that excruciating discomfort can be really fun, too, especially if it helps you learn more about your date. I happen to like odd movies that make a lot of people uncomfortable, and when looking for a mate, […]Read More from Uncomfortable First-Date Movies
If you're like me, when October rolls around and the prospect of Halloween movie marathons is upon you, you feel something like this: However, when October 28 rolls around and you realize you forgot to plan that awesome horror movie marathon party you've been talking about, maybe you feel something more like this: You haven't placed […]Read More from Stream and scream: a hoopla Halloween party (for adults)
It's that time of year again, when the seasons change and things start to get spooky. I love this time of year, and I usually like to read some horror to get me in the mood for Halloween. However, I'm also kind of a wimp, so when I'm reading horror, I often like to get […]Read More from One-night stands: afraid of the dark
Spoiler alert: There are minor spoilers if you haven't watched the first season of Stranger Things yet, so proceed with caution! I know I'm not the only one who's recently binge-watched Stranger Things on Netflix. One of the reasons I'm so compelled by this series is the overwhelming sense of nostalgia that it evokes, and the fact […]Read More from Loved Stranger Things? Watch these!
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