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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Eclipse Watching FAQs

We’re glad you’re excited about the upcoming eclipse! The library is here to help you make the most of this amazing opportunity to learn about our universe. Does my library provide eclipse glasses? You may have heard reports that libraries have eclipse glasses to give away. KCLS is not a participant in the grant that […]

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Feeling Infinite with Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama is a contemporary Japanese artist, perhaps best known for her "Infinity Mirror Rooms." Her work is currently on display (through September 10th) in a popular exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Emily Pothast, art critic at The Stranger, writes "The playful accessibility of Kusama's work, paired with its genuine expression of cosmic wonder, […]

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Genre-love at first read

Do you remember the first book that made you fall in love with a genre? Here are 5 childhood classics of speculative fiction that made us lifelong fantasy, horror and sci-fi readers. More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark With their truly terrifying cover art and macabre tales contained inside, this spooky book series was […]

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David Bowie: Icon

Last Friday, a new exhibit opened at the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle, featuring portraits of the musician David Bowie, taken by photographer Mick Rock. Rock was a Cambridge-educated Londoner, working as a journalist in the early seventies. When he interviewed bands, he would take their photographs to go along with the articles he wrote. Rock was […]

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A Twin Peaks Road Trip

It's happening again. The bizarre and beloved cult classic Twin Peaks has returned to the small screen. For the unfamiliar- Twin Peaks was a television series, on air in the early 1990s. It is set in a sleepy Washington town full of dark secrets and quirky characters. The show's creator, David Lynch, is known for his surreal […]

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