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Newport Way Book Club

For over twenty years, a group of readers has met to discuss books at the Newport Way Library. Although the composition of the Newport Way Book Club has changed over the years, all the members of the group have had two things in common: a love of books, and an eagerness to talk about the books they […]

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Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena Offers Free Admission on “Library Appreciation Day”

Begin your holidays and skate into Bellevue's “Magic Season” for free at its ice arena on “Library Appreciation Day,” held on Tuesday, November 28, 3-9 pm. For the second year in a row, the Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is offering “Library Appreciation Day” during its annual Bellevue Magic Season in partnership with King County Library […]

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King County Library System Encourages Patrons to Read, Listen and Watch Digitally

ISSAQUAH —  As one of the highest circulating library systems in the U.S., the King County Library System (KCLS) lends out more than 16.3 million print books to its patrons every year. What some residents are surprised to learn is that KCLS also has the largest digital circulation in America, with double-digital annual growth projected […]

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Opera Preview With Norm Holligshead at Newport Way Library

KCLS' Opera Previews by Norm Hollingshead pack our meeting room every time. Devoted fans of opera turn out in droves to gain understanding of plot lines, historical context, composer biographies and, sometimes, juicy operatic scandals that add to their enjoyment of upcoming Seattle Opera's productions. The information is certainly a draw, but Norm, as a presenter, […]

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Newport Way Teen Volunteer Council

Have you ever heard a high schooler say that applying to college is not that hard?  I didn’t think such a viewpoint was possible. Every fall King County Library system runs a series of “Life After High School” programs, and so many of the college discussions I have with teens and parents at Newport Way […]

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