Comics Crush: Ongoing Women-Led Series

Cover of the comic Lady Killer by Joelle Jones, showing a Tiki Party

Now is a great time for ongoing comic series by and about women, and there are a handful of titles that I am seriously in love with. They range from the fluffiest of the fluff to the totally serious and intense, but a commonality I've found among them is a tendency to portray interesting, flawed individuals. […]

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Last-Minute Audiobooks for Family Trips

Are you and your family going on a road trip and need a story to keep the whole crew interested (and your sanity intact)? If you need something that will appeal to kids and adults alike, and you need it NOW, take a look at our collection of downloadable and streamable audiobooks from OneClickDigital! The perk of OneClickDigital? There […]

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Adventures in Microfilm #2: Know Your History!

Collage of black and white and sepia-toned historical family snapshots

Calling all fans of genealogy and local history! Did you know that we have a free series of adult programs going on through April called Know Your History? The programs focus on exploring genealogy, learning about local and national history, and collecting family photos and personal stories. Obviously that's a wide range of topics, so I'm […]

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PNW Author Alert: Meet G. Willow Wilson

G. Willow Wilson at the 2014 New York Comic Convention

G. Willow Wilson is one of those authors for me- you know the ones. The ones you trust. The ones that make your heart go a little funny every time you see they have a new book and you just can't rest until you get your hands on it. The ones that you talk up to […]

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Celebrating Seattle Artist Jacob Lawrence

Cover of the book Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Exciting news for art fans and history buffs alike: on January 21, the Seattle Art Museum will be marking the 100 year anniversary of the birth of artist Jacob Lawrence with the return of his Migration Series! This collection of 60 paintings depicts scenes and stories from the Great Migration, a time beginning in the 1910s when […]

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Stephen King Recommends

Stephen King's Twitter Picture

Anyone who's enough of a Stephen King fan to follow his tweets will know that he regularly recommends the best of the books he's currently reading. The books (as you might expect!) tend towards horror novels and thrillers, but he is obviously an incredibly prolific reader and his recommendations really run the gamut of genres. […]

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Modern Poetry Exploring Race & Identity

Vivek Shraya Even This Page is White Cover

I've long been a fantasy and graphic novel nerd, but lately I've been trying to expand my reading horizons in a quest to be a "well-rounded reader." This has brought somewhat mixed results (I'm a little too squeamish to ever be a fan of true crime, for one!), but the plus side has been finding out that, […]

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African-American STEM Heroes!

I do a little internal happy dance every time I get a reference question that directly relates to what I'm reading at the moment. This happened recently when a patron asked for children's books on African-American inventors and inventions-- a question that came exactly one day after I read and loved Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson's Super-soaking Stream of Inventions, the story […]

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Oh, The Horror! 9 Creepy Graphic Novels

It's about that time again where I go out of the way to try and scare the pants off myself. As the days cool and force me inside- Wait, no. Let's try that again- As the days cool and give me a reason to not feel bad about being inside (there, better), my tastes change to […]

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Super Fun Girl Power Graphic Novels!

Sometimes I just want to pick up a graphic novel and read about amazing girls doing amazing things, and thankfully this is becoming easier all the time! It's exciting to see so many fun comics featuring all different kinds of girls, from the girly to the not-so-girly, the super book-smart to the more cleverly streetwise, the […]

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