Join Us for a Delicious Big Library Read

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Fresh off the heels of Pi Day, join fellow readers from across the globe in the Big Library Read by reading and discussing Kate McDermott's Art of the Pie from March 16 to 30! Just what is the Big Library Read? Think of it as a digital book club that anyone can join. OverDrive, the service […]

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Getting Started with Digital Music Production

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Combine arts and technology to create your own music with digital music production. There are many software and hardware options to record, mix, and create your own beats. If you'd like to learn more about getting started with these tools, we've got resources to explore this technology at home and in the community. Ableton at […]

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Getting Started with Robotics

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Are you interested in building and programming robots? With robotics you can design, build, and program a robot to do almost anything you can imagine! If you'd like to learn more about robotics, we've got resources to explore this technology at home and in the community. ideaX Robotics at the Library At the library, you […]

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Getting Started with 3D Design and Printing

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Are you interested in bringing your imagination to life? With 3D printing and design, you can take a concept or idea from your brain to the computer and print it in a variety of materials. Or with a 3D pen, you can even "draw" directly from pen to 3D. Whether you've attended an ideaX 3D […]

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Get to Know YA Book Awards

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You may have heard of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals for children's literature, but did you know there are similar awards for young adult literature? As part of the Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association, over 20 awards and even more honors are handed out to books, authors, and other media for youth […]

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Local Author Receives Library Journal Indie eBook Award

Book cover of Rosehead by Ksenia Anske

Congratulations to Ksenia Anske, a Seattle-based author, for winning an honorable mention in the Young Adult fiction category of the 2016 Indie Ebook Awards from Library Journal for her novel Rosehead (also available in paperback)! Synopsis: Misunderstood and overmedicated, twelve-year-old Lilith Bloom finds the prospect of a grand family reunion decidedly dull... That is, until she […]

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Rock the SAT with Tutor.com’s SAT Essentials

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If you're thinking about college, chances are you're thinking about the SAT. This standardized test, which is required or recommended for admission to most colleges, can be challenging for any student. Luckily for you, the King County Library System has lots of resources to help you prepare, including a brand new service from Tutor.com: SAT […]

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Three Hilarious Webcomics Turned Books

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Some of the funniest, most insightful comics artists these days publish their work online first. Webcomics are rich with diversity in story, characters, creators, and formats. One of my favorite formats for a quick punch of so-true-it-hurts humor is the one-shot comic. Even if you're not a tumblr devotee, where most of this style originates, […]

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15 Ways to Have a More Literary Winter

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When the days get shorter and the weather gets chilly, it's the perfect time to cozy up with a book. But maybe you need a little added inspiration for things to do during the colder months to bring more books into your life. Here are some suggestions for ways to have a more literary winter. […]

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Take the Reading Without Walls Challenge

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Are you up for a challenge? Since 2008, the Librarian of Congress has selected an author to serve as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The Ambassador works to raise awareness of the importance of young people’s literature. Our current ambassador is Gene Luen Yang, the award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels including […]

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