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Celebrating National Library Week

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Libraries are transformational spaces that our communities depend on for the tools and resources needed to improve lives, regardless of income or circumstances. Libraries are not simply a place to be… they are a place to do. The week of April 9-15 marks the 59th year of National Library Week, a time to celebrate the […]

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Craft-spiration for All!

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Recently there has been a large movement in bringing back the art of crafting. From DIY home projects to old fashioned hobbies like knitting, the world of craft has grown in popularity in recent years inspiring new websites, television shows, and events. Websites like Pinterest and Etsy are solely devoted to helping people sell art, […]

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No One Can Ruin Your Beloved Story (Really)

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I know it feels like that; when someone with an axe to grind decides to, well, take an axe, to something you loved about a book or a movie in their new production. Writer Jagi Lamplighter explains why so many introverted, book-loving girls feel utterly betrayed by Disney Corp's decision to make Belle an inventor, because, according to […]

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig, or The Day of the Festival of Patrick

March 17 commemorates the day of death of St. Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland. On St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. in today's world, green is the must-wear color, kids make leprechaun traps at school and corn beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread grace dinner tables. For some it's a day to visit pubs, parades, or churches and listen to traditional Irish […]

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Teen Poets Wanted!

There once was a writer from Issasquah... A melancholay Puget Sound poetess... There was a Young Lady whose Rhymes... Hmmm. Writing poetry isn't as easy as it looks. But WAIT! It doesn't have to rhyme! Teen poets may submit their verse (whether it rhymes or not) to the annual RHYME ON Teen Poetry Contest from April 1 through […]

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