The Refugee Haven South of Seattle: Nearly 40% of Tukwila’s population is foreign-born.

The Refugee Haven South of Seattle: Nearly 40% of Tukwila’s population is foreign-born. After the 1990s tech boom drove up housing costs in Seattle, refugee resettlement agencies began placing immigrants in the neighboring city of Tukwila. The suburb had 834 foreign-born residents in 1990, according to U.S. census figures. Today almost 8,000 residents—about 40 percent […]

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Group sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bellevue ceremony

Group sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bellevue ceremony Twenty-two people became United State citizens Tuesday at the first naturalization ceremony held in a Bellevue library in at least a decade. The Bellevue Library hosted oath-takers from nine countries Sept. 6, including Canada, China, Ethiopia, India, Russia, Sweden, Syria, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. It […]

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What did we read this summer? Check out the libraries’ most-requested books

What did we read this summer? Check out the libraries’ most-requested books Lit Life Summer’s almost gone; it’s time to look toward fall and the quickening pace of literary events in Seattle. Before leaving the alleged lazy season behind, here’s a brief look at the books our region’s readers read this summer. The most accessible […]

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Shhhh…ake it off at the library, the new happening place

Shhhh...ake it off at the library, the new happening place Everywhere, people are deserting the public space. They’re not standing in line at the bank: They’re banking online. They’re not shopping for clothes at the mall: They’re getting clothes mailed to them at home. The internet is enabling people to meet their needs without going […]

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Renton Public Library in Washington by the Miller Hull Partnership

Renton Public Library in Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership by Sanjay Ganga When it opened in 1966, the Renton Public Library was an engineering feat. With pre-cast concrete and wood truss joists creating a stunning 80-foot central span across Washington State’s Cedar River and active salmon habitat, the library is beloved by generations of […]

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Guest Post: Bookmarks and Landmarks in South King County

SoCoCulture is a coalition of arts, heritage and botanical organizations throughout South King County, all working together to connect King County residents to the cultural vitality of the area. In this guest post, Barbara McMichael shares details on a brand new program created by a group of South King County historical organizations: Ask the executive director of any […]

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Rooted in Research

 Library Journal, May 3, 2016 Rooted in Research | Genealogy Popular culture, advances in DNA testing, and digital resources enhance the family search, but help from human experts is still crucial By Henrietta Verma On Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., a PBS program that’s a must for those interested in family history, […]

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