Spring is here! Time for cleaning

It's April, and Spring has sprung, as they say. Time to engage in a healthy bit of spring cleaning. For inspiration, dip into the latest publishing trend ... downsizing! The idea has been around for ages, but getting rid of clutter really grabbed the public's imagination in 2014, when author Marie Kondo's out-of-left-field bestseller The Life-changing…
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King County libraries lead nation in digital lending

Geekwire's contributing writer Frank Catalano wrote about KCLS for his new media and tech column series, which examines the evolution of digital content, from creation to consumption, and the technology transforming it. Here's a direct link to the article: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/seattle-king-county-library-systems-rank-top-global-digital-lenders-growth-continues/. The piece was also picked up by KING5: King County libraries lead nation in digital…
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Angst documentary screening

The idea that we need to address anxiety in our students really hit a nerve in the Mercer Island community.  On February 6, the high school's Performing Arts Center was “standing room only,” according to one parent—or at least 350 people, according to the stage manager—for the screening of Angst – Breaking the Stigma Around…
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Connection Café Series

"I came to the Art of Listening workshop at the library tonight because the country is so polarized right now. Everybody is talking, but nobody is listening. If we can learn how to stop, take a breath, and truly, deeply listen to each other, we might have a chance. I feel like this is the key…
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