Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the publication of the book, 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 […]

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3 Teen Romance Books with Mystery Letter Writers

While there are often big publishing trends—Dystopias! Superheroes! Thrillers with the word "girl" in the title!—sometimes you come across much smaller, often coincidental, trends. I read three books recently that all shared a plot point in common. This was an entirely unintentional reading choice, but made for an interesting comparison. These three recently published teen […]

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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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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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Summer Meals at the Library

Stop by the library for FREE meals this summer. As a part of our summer reading program, Build a Better World, the King County Library System is offering meals at 12 library locations. The meals are free for all children and teens ages birth to 18. There are no restrictions on family income and no […]

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