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It's coming, folks! The Seattle Sounders will be playing their first match-up versus our most hated rivals, the villainous Portland Timbers this Saturday, May 27. You may not be a soccer fan, but if you love sports then you probably enjoy a good rivalry game as much as anyone, and let me tell you this […]

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Humans of Libraryland: Astro-tastic Jackie

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Welcome to the next edition of Humans of Libraryland, where we explore the lives and personalities of the people who work at *your* public library. Is cardigan wearing really a thing? How many cats do we have, collectively speaking? And what's the name of that one book-- with the blue cover? This week we're chatting […]

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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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3 Great Reads for Mother’s Day

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I tried several times to write an introduction for this article, but just couldn't think of the right thing to say. I could, however, think of the perfect person to write about Mother's Day: my mom. Please enjoy this Mother's Day booklist, featuring a special introduction penned by my beloved mother. I am the very […]

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