Ready for Emergencies?

September is National Preparedness Month. It is a great time to reflect upon our emergency preparations. Water, shelter, and communication are the three basic necessities we can start with for numerous emergencies, such as natural disasters, a pandemic of diseases, and terrorism.  Library Events KCLS offers Emergency Preparedness classes and a workshop in which you…
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Library Card Sign-up: 3 Reasons Why You Want to Do It

September is the month when many new people are moving into the area. Invite your new neighbors and friends to register for a library card for three main reasons: information, connections, and contributions! INFORMATION: The first, most obvious and indisputable reason to get a library card is for free access to information: books (both in print…
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Renovated Anderson School

McMenamins is known for restoring historic buildings with artistic decorations, not just for their brewery/restaurant business... so I heard before but I didn't know what it was really like to experience it until I happened to visit there late December afternoon in 2016. Anderson School in Bothell is vibrant with renovation. Construction is ongoing in…
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Art in Libraries: 101 (or more) Reasons to Visit Your Libraries in Person

Ever marveled at a piece of art in front of your eyes during your library visit? Ever wonder about the stories behind the amazing art pieces in and out of your library?   Local artist Benjamin Moore co-created the glass sculpture pictured left. This is a ceiling installment over the quiet area at Kirkland Library. Moore studied with…
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Elephants to Fleas!

Last month, Ringling Brothers held their last show with elephants. Ringling Brothers are the most prominent circus enterprise featuring elephants performances in the US. We are truly happy that those noble animals don't have to suffer for their work anymore. That being said, for our own selfish reasons, many of us will miss seeing their elegant…
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