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On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, all KCLS libraries will be closed. My Account, premium databases, and eBooks may be briefly unavailable from 6 am to 4 pm during maintenance.


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10 To Try – Graphic Novels with Lynda Barry

I don't think of myself as someone who reads comics or graphic novels, yet I am someone who faithfully clipped Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry from the back pages of Seattle Weekly for years. This quirky strip focused on the daily adventures of young Marlys, her moody teenage sister Maybonne, and little brother Freddy […]

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10 to Try Check-In: May

10 to Try 2017 Reading Challenge

Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so I wasn't sure I'd be trying anything different or new. But five months in, I'm finding that I'm picking up books that I might not've read otherwise - […]

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Beyond cinco de mayo: Celebrating Mexican History and Culture

In the U.S. on cinco de mayo, which means May 5th in Spanish, margaritas are half price at Mexican restaurants and bars and avocados are often sold out in stores and markets. While lots of people enjoy a cool margarita and homemade guacamole on May 5th, not many know why that day in particular is celebrated. On May 5th, 1862, […]

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The Best Database You’re Not Using

Testing & Education Reference Center is an amazingly useful resource. It's especially great for students, job seekers, and anyone preparing to take a big test. You can use it to build résumés, take online practice tests, read Peterson test prep ebooks, and more. It's definitely in my Top 5 Favorite Premium Databases. (Side note: You know you're […]

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GiveBIG to Your Library

Children and adult holding books up on a grassy lawn

Did you know 68% of all direct library program costs are funded by community donors through the KCLS Foundation? You can join this important effort by making a donation to the KCLS Foundation on GiveBIG - May 10. GiveBIG, in its 6th year, is a one-day online giving event to raise funds for the many […]

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