Springtime blues…and pinks…and reds…

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We're only in the first week of spring and already I'm looking forward to summer and flip-flop weather. The rain is getting me down, and I've just run out of my allergy medication, but to top it all off, I now have the gosh darn cutest new spring invaders in my yard: Last year I […]

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Remodeling the Non-DIY way

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Considering a remodel to boost the value of your home? What a great idea! Whether you're looking to sell soon to take advantage of the hot real estate market, or you just want to freshen things up and improve the look of your space, KCLS has some ways to help. We have lots of books to give you […]

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Books That Remind Me of My BFFs

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Waxing sentimental now that another year has passed me by. I used to pride myself on not being a crier, but these days, I find it harder to avoid. Maybe it's the seasonal affective disorder. Or the whole aging thing. Or that the rest of my family lives outside of Washington. I can speculate lots […]

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Songs to Beat Post-Election Day Blues

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Admittedly, I am a moody person. I have no qualms about hiding in my room until hunger, thirst, or my own funky fragrances force me to emerge. Post election day I was in shock and feeling low, so perhaps my next weekend off I'll find the time to properly frolic in my misery. In the meantime, […]

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Fil-Am’s, where you at?

Fil-Am's = Filipino American, for those unfamiliar with the term. October is a celebration of Filipino American History month, and I was inspired to write this because of a particularly disturbing episode of The Walking Dead. I love this show, but after a couple days of binge watching the 6th season, it occurred to me: […]

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Top 3 reasons to love autumn

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Although I lament the end of summer, there are some things I look forward to in the fall, hence my top 3 reasons to luuuvvv autumn: Crockpot cooking. Leather boots. No more sleep sweats. Crockpot cooking? Yeah, KCLS has plenty of books if you've got a hankering for some gut busting satisfaction. You'll find them […]

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

I recently took a trip down memory lane-- but not by choice. Last week I spent my California vacation helping my sisters clean out my parents’  backroom addition, and the two car garage which no longer fits their two cars. This did not happen because they have passed into the next world. Oh no, they […]

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I See Me! Artwork in Children’s Lit

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Books with diverse characters weren't very prevalent when I was growing up. While I’m glad to see that there are more examples of diversity in Children’s literature these days, we still have a long way to go. Thankfully, we have some great examples at the King County Library System of books that incorporate diverse characters […]

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Oh, the Horror!

I worked hard in the garden this spring, only to discover that all my hard work is being undermined--literally--by voles. I won't go into details about what I've been doing to rid myself of these pests. (Think Bill Murray's character from Caddyshack.) I need an escape, if only for a moment. Thanks to hoopla, I don't […]

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5 Songs for Your Next Living Room Dance Party

    I don't like bars. I don't do clubs. But, I LOVE to dance! So what's a girl to do when the dancing bug strikes? Simple. Have a dance party in the comfort her own living room. Draw the shades (or leave them open--depending on the type of relationship you have with your neighbors) […]

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