Books to Embrace Aging

May is Older Americans Month and whether you are well into your years or not far along the aging spectrum, we can all embrace growing older. Recent life events, which included caring for my 98-year-old grandmother, have changed my perspective on life and aging. "Oma," as we called her, proved that even at ninety-eight one can experience "bucket list" dreams and […]

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Refugee Stories for Teens

Whenever I read news stories about the struggle of refugees around the world, I can't help but wonder what that experience must be like. The thought of uprooting a life you've worked so hard to build, embarking on a grueling and dangerous journey, and starting all over in an unfamiliar country is absolutely astonishing to me. […]

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10 to Try Check-in: February

If you start with the hardest thing, it's all downhill from there, right? Reading is very rarely hard for me, but I'll admit that I've been eyeing the 10 to Try STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) category with some trepidation. Determined to get it out of the way first, I downloaded Magic and Loss, a […]

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10 to Try: Women in Science

Did you see the movie Hidden Figures this weekend? Are you participating in our 10 to Try challenge this year? One category we have been challenged to read is STEM (that stands for science, technology, engineering and math). To help provide you with some good choices I have assembled here a brief introduction to three […]

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King County’s Most Popular Nonfiction of 2016

Yesterday we revealed the 10 most popular fiction titles checked out by KCLS patrons last year. Today, we're taking a look at nonfiction! Japanese decluttering expert Marie Kondo shows up twice on this year's list, with #1 The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up (also in eBook) and #5 Spark Joy (also in eBook). For more inspiring minimalism, see our list […]

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