Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture […]

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The Right Way to Zombie Paintball

Last Halloween, I discovered the most amazing thing: zombie paintball. As a new resident of Washington, I have never seen this before. They take you out on a truck lined with paintball guns, then you simply shoot at zombies wandering around in a field. I could not stop laughing and started getting serious about getting in […]

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Gear Up for Salmon Days!

  The weather has turned a bit chilly, and fall is in the air. This means the return of Washington salmon to local waters! To welcome our fishy friends home, we will be celebrating them and their spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival 2017. This wonderful festival runs October 7-8 and is free to […]

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Mock Newbery!

Each year we invite readers young and old to join us as we ask: What new children's book will win the Newbery Medal? We call it Mock Newbery. Last year, our KCLS Mock Newbery winner was The Wild Robot and the real Newbery went to The Girl Who Drank the Moon.  This year there are […]

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Light Up Your World with E-Textiles

Dresses that light up, hats that play music, bracelets that change colors—this is the world of e-textiles! Using materials like conductive thread, LED lights, and flexible circuit boards, you can sew electronics into all kinds of craft projects, including clothing, accessories, and toys. Curious about this medium for expression? Read on for how the library […]

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Movies in the Park 2017

It’s that time of year again! Time to grab your blankets and your low backed chairs, and head to the park for a movie. There are movies closer to home than you would think. Just check this list for parks in your area. And if you're not the outdoorsy type, KCLS offers many movie screenings […]

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