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5 Fantastically Funny Females to Follow this Fall

Amy Schumer Amy Schumer has had a ton of success over the past few years and her most recent venture is no exception. This past month, her brutally honest and uproariously funny memoir was published and has so far received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. You can place a hold on a copy […]

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What to Read While You’re Waiting for Sharknado 5

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The Sharknado series of movies (KCLS has them on Hoopla) are extraordinarily silly; very nearly on a par with Plan 9 from Outer Space or The Eye of Argon fanfic. The premise would seem to be impossible--tornados made of sharks? But if you follow Film Theorist MatPat: Maybe not! What if there could be death storms […]

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RiffTrax on hoopla


Are you a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000? If so, you may have heard of RiffTrax, which is written and performed by the MST3K folks but covers more genres than just science fiction. You can download the commentary tracks from their website to play along with their films, or (as I just discovered) hoopla has several […]

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Teen spotlight: Lil Smitty

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While some people grew up singing in the shower, Marques (AKA Lil Smitty) grew up rapping in the shower. Now a high school graduate, Lil Smitty has two mixtapes under his belt and shows no signs of slowing down. When I interviewed him in June, Smitty had just dropped his newest mixtape, "PTW (Paved the Way)." […]

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Back to School with KCLS


Where did the summer go? It’s hard to believe that August is nearly over. It was a very busy summer at the library. This year over 31,000 kids and teens participated in the annual Summer Reading Program. For those of you who don’t believe young people read anymore, we definitely disproved that! As September looms closer […]

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