Let’s Try Something New!

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Are you up for a challenge this summer? How about trying a book by a debut author? This is undiscovered country, my friends. Who knows, you might just find the next hot author right here. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Eleanor Oliphant struggles with social skills.  She says exactly what's on her mind. She wears […]

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Books about Books

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Don't you just love books? Yeah, me too. There are so many different types of books: fiction, non-fiction, romance, western, chick-lit, self-help, history, fantasy. The list goes on and on. Speaking of lists, I ran across an interesting one the other day: 'Books about Books.' I've never really thought about that idea before. Skimming the list, […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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You know, Summer Reading... for adults! There are so many new books hitting the shelves right now that I hardly know where to begin. Here are a few of the new titles that I've been reading about. Now, understand, I haven't read them, yet... but they have my interest piqued! NEW BOOKS Into the Water […]

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Head for the Hills

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It's raining, it's pouring.........  still! Will we ever see the sun again? Man, I hope so. In the meantime, let's grab our GoreTex, lace up our hiking boats, and head for the hills. We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Let's get out there and explore it, come rain or come shine. […]

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Hidden History

Gold plated sign with the phrase, "Everyday Heroes"

There are hidden heroes walking among us.  Did you know? Yep, everyday people that do amazing things that we just don't know about. Have you had a chance to either read the book or watch the movie, Hidden Figures' I've done both and loved each of them for different reasons. The movie was moving, challenging, and so […]

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PNW Author: Kristin Hannah

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I think I just might have a new crush: PNW author, Kristin Hannah! I finished her latest novel, The Nightingale, last week and now I'm madly putting holds on her other titles as fast as my fingers will hit 'place hold.' With more than 20 books to her name, you will have plenty of great reads to choose from. […]

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*Groan* Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Soon, couples will be declaring their undying love. Hearts and flowers will be everywhere you look. What if it's not your thing? Don't worry, KCLS has got your back. Being a library, you know we're going to suggest reading as a way of getting through this holiday. So, without further ado........ […]

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Readers Unite

Fists in the air in solidarity

What are you reading this year?  Our friends over at the New York Public Library started a fun reading campaign called Readers Unite. They are encouraging readers to share their love of reading by posting a photo or the title of the book that they're reading on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media sites with the hashtag #ReadersUnite. […]

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Time for a Clean Sweep

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Happy New Year, everyone! It's that time of year again when we put away all the holiday decorations and return the house back to normal order. What I'm noticing as I do this is, I'm enjoying having less stuff sitting around. Plus, I really need to step up my cleaning. I found a really informative video, "How […]

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Best Books to Read on an Airplane

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Flying........ There's no in-between on this one; either you love it or you hate it. No matter which camp you're in, sitting on an airplane is one of those places that just demands a great read. I get a little giddy myself, as I'm walking to my gate and see all the books available in […]

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