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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3 Speedy SFF Novellas

Although the weather isn't getting any cooler (!), you can tell that fall is on its way. School supplies are on sale everywhere and just today I saw the first mention of Starbuck's beloved PSL (that' s the Pumpkin Spice Latte for the sadly uninitiated). All this means that if I want to squeeze in […]

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10 to Try Check-in: August

It's summer! In the spirit of taking it easy, I chose Read a Book Recommended by KCLS Staff this month and let someone else pick my book. I asked for recommendations for witty romantic comedies (something like Eligible or The Royal We, both of which are perfect summer reads). A friend and coworker suggested Public Relations, a comedy about a PR professional and […]

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Twin Peaks Festival…What?

In lieu of the May 21st launch of Twin Peaks: The Return, I discovered a local tradition. There is actually a Twin Peaks Festival, and it has been happening since 1993! The Twin Peaks Festival is a three-day celebration in North Bend, with a bus tour of the locations around Snoqualmie where the show was filmed. Fans […]

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Grow Your Poetry Knowledge

April is National Poetry Month (I know you all were eagerly anticipating this celebration all year). Since my poetry reading during the rest of the year is sporadic at best, I always like the reminder to fill my to-be-read pile with new poets. If you'd like to honor the art of verse in April, the […]

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017

Last year, I was lucky enough to get to go to the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle for the first time. This year, I will have the privilege of attending Sasquatch! Music Festival held May 26 through 28. I have never been to the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington (so fun to say!), so this will be a […]

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