GeekGirlCon, an inclusive convention extravaganza that celebrates the female geek, originated in 2010 as a panel at San Diego Comic-Con titled “Geek Girls Exist.” The enthusiasm for this panel led to the creation of GeekGirlCon in 2011. This year, GeekGirlCon takes place in Seattle on September 30 and October 1. From its humble origins, GeekGirlCon […]Read More from Gear Up for GeekGirlCon!
I recently became a regular customer of a local secondhand clothing store to which I was introduced by a friend. There's just something so satisfying about scouring the racks of a quirky shop to find new treasures and unique vintage items. For fans of secondhand clothes shopping, there's also a great deal of enjoyment to […]Read More from Fun Fiction for the Fashionable Reader
I tried several times to write an introduction for this article, but just couldn't think of the right thing to say. I could, however, think of the perfect person to write about Mother's Day: my mom. Please enjoy this Mother's Day booklist, featuring a special introduction penned by my beloved mother. I am the very […]Read More from 3 Great Reads for Mother’s Day
As I sit here, wearing a shirt festooned with donut-eating narwhals and contemplating the purchase of a truly epic pair of socks, I feel compelled to share with all of you, dear readers, what I'm sure will soon be recognized as the most delightful picture book available in this or any other library system: Not […]Read More from Unicorn? Narwhal? Why Not Both!
A year or two ago I decided to make a gift for my cats. I'm aware that cats don't understand the concept of getting presents, but that's never stopped me from showering my kitties with affection in the form of new toys and snacks. For this particular gift, though, I wanted to make something myself. […]Read More from Crafts for Cat Lovers
Alphabet books have long been a staple of library collections, but among the bright, candy-colored stories you'll occasionally find an ABC book that's a little spookier and a bit less kid-friendly. Strange? Perhaps, but there is a peculiar kind of pleasure in seeing the shiny-happy idealism of many kids books turned on its head. While […]Read More from ABCs for the Macabre Reader
KCLS has an abundance of awesome teen fiction titles, but even with so many options available some items inevitably rise to the top of the popularity rankings. The most popular teen fiction books of 2016 include some perennial favorites as well as a couple of new hits. Take a look at the list to see […]Read More from Most Popular Teen Fiction of 2016 at KCLS
Penguins are among my favorite things in the world. I also love to travel. So, it follows that visiting penguin-related places would be on my list of future travel goals. From Australia to Antarctica, and many places in between, the world is full of fantastic holiday destinations that also happen to be home to some […]Read More from The Penguin Lover’s Travel Guide
The holidays are here and many people are considering what gifts, if any, they should give to friends and family this year. While gift-giving can be fun, it can also cause unnecessary stress, especially when budgetary concerns collide with advertisements that urge us to buy more and more. Instead of giving in and purchasing more […]Read More from Reimagine Holiday Gift-Giving
Feature films directed by women are, sadly, quite rare and it was only in 2010 that Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director. The disparity in representation between women and men in the cinematic world doesn’t just end in the director’s chair. In the 100 top grossing films of […]Read More from Women Directors, Women’s Stories