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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King County Library System Honors “Friends” for their Advocacy

ISSAQUAH – King County Library System (KCLS), one of the largest and busiest library systems in the U.S., recognized 15 honorees last Saturday at Friends’ Day, an annual celebration of KCLS volunteers. Hosted by the KCLS Foundation, Friends’ Day honors KCLS volunteers who contribute their time, talents and expertise to serve as good will ambassadors […]

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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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Local Artist: Humaira Abid

Ignoring family pressure to become a doctor and the social constructs of her native Pakistan, Humaira Abid decided to become an artist. Pursuing an education in the centuries-old, male-dominated world of wood sculpture, Humaira encountered opposition and sexism at every turn. Her dogged perseverance, passion and belief women needed to be represented in this art […]

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