Construction Everywhere!

Summer is officially in full swing and that means one thing... road construction. As if traffic was not bad enough. Have you ever wondered why some people have so much road rage, how transportation planning works, or even how we got into this mess in the first place? The King County Library System has a great deal…
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Many Narrators, One Audiobook

One of the most important things to consider when looking for your next great audiobook is the narrator. While there are incredible narrators out there who can make listeners think they're listening to a roomful of characters (staff raved about the amazing Bahni Turpin in another post) I'm always impressed when I find a full cast…
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Poetry for Nature Lovers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to combine and share two of my favorite things: nature and poetry. First things first, let's just acknowledge that reading poetry can be intimidating. I remember the first time I had to read a poem out loud- it felt like I was trying…
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Bellevue Art Museum Passes

The Bellevue Art Museum has an exhibit opening April 13, 2018 that is a must-see. Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada’s (1852-1913) work will be on display at the museum until August 19. He is best known for his well-dressed calaveras (skeletons) and Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) illustrations that were published on handbills to announce…
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More Books to Movies 2018

We are so lucky to see so many books being adapted for film this year. With fantastic novels already in the theaters, such as Annihilation, Peter Rabbit, 12 Strong and, of course, our old friend, Ferdinand the Bull, it is overwhelming to think of how many more will be hitting the big screen throughout the year. Classics such as Little Women, Fahrenheit…
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Lesser Known Love Stories

Today is the day for confessions of the heart and friends, I have a confession. I can't hold it in any longer. I, Jenna the librarian, am a romance reader. I love them - from the meet-cutes to the marriages of convenience, from the sweet first kiss to the steamier scenes, from the misunderstandings to…
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5 Craft Books for Book Lovers

If you ask me, books and crafting go together like peanut butter and jelly. So imagine my delight when I discovered the world of altered books: craft projects made from discarded books or book pages. While some might find the thought of dismantling a book upsetting, when you consider how many books wind up in recycle…
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