Make the Most of hoopla

As someone who adores analog media, my home is filled with record players, typewriters, and of course- a tall stack of books on my bedside table. I love the smell of the pages and the weight of a book in hand. Books remain my favorite library collection, but over the years, I've discovered digital services that…
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Banned Comics: Very Graphic Novels

During Banned Books Week, libraries across the country celebrate intellectual freedom, one of KCLS' guiding values. Calls to ban books continue to happen every year, and some of the most frequently challenged materials come in the form of comics and graphic novels. Why might that be? The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund explains: "Comics are challenged for all of…
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Pass That Driver’s Test!

Ready to join the traffic in the Puget Sound area as a new driver? Let us help you master the Washington State driver’s test. Whether you are getting your permit or license, or you just need to refresh for the senior citizen’s test, use Driving-Tests.org to prepare. While you will still need to read the…
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ideaX at Seattle Mini Maker Faire

The Seattle Mini Maker Faire, held at the Museum of Pop Culture on September 16 & 17, is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a place where attendees can be delighted by fellow tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage-and-kitchen tinkerers and other creators of all ages and backgrounds. The King County Library System will be present at the…
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5 Modern Book Clubs Online

Joining a book club can be a fun way to connect with a community of readers, experience new perspectives, and discover books you might not otherwise have read. You can find a book club at a KCLS library near you or get inspired to read along with your favorite celebrity-curated book clubs online. Sarah Jessica…
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