Explore the Adobe Creative Lab at Bellevue Library

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Create breathtaking graphics, edit astonishing videos, illustrate original images, or go wherever your imagination takes you with the Adobe Creative Cloud collection of apps available now at the Bellevue Library. Industry standard software programs for a variety of creative fields like Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, and Illustrator are installed on eight computers in a computer lab […]

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Four Teen Novels in Verse for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and what better way to honor the occasion than by reading some poetry? One of my favorite book formats to dive into is the teen novel in verse. These books use poetry to tell a complete novel-length narrative. While these books and authors make up a relatively small part of the publishing […]

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10 to Try: YA Edition

Are you taking on the 10 to Try Challenge this year? As a teen services librarian with a love for young adult books, I thought I'd offer up some suggestions to complete the challenge using only young adult books. Read about STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (fiction or nonfiction) An abundance of excellent […]

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Get to Know ideaX

Child working with STEM technology at ideaX

We want to encourage, empower, and inspire you to create awesome in the world. How can you do that at the library? With ideaX programs and tools, you can learn new skills, whether it's creating electronic circuits, making a talking, moving robot, crafting a structure with a 3D pen, or mixing up a beat for […]

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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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