Category Archives: Nature & Science

Solar Eclipse 2017: Reading for all ages

Whether you’re reading in advance of the solar eclipse on August 21, or stockpiling suggestions to read afterward, here are a selection of books for readers of all ages; check out the full list in our catalog. Mask of the … Continue reading

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New nonfiction – August 2017

Food, scandal, food, memoir, and some more food – enjoy these new nonfiction titles coming out in August 2017.

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Nonfiction new book round up – July 2017

New nonfiction coming out in July 2017 – memoir, science, history, politics and environment. Enjoy!

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Celebrating the Lake Washington Ship Canal Centennial

Did you know the Ballard Locks turns 100 this year? In recognition of the anniversary, we’ve combed through our archives and digitized some of the most interesting maps, photos, postcards, correspondence, and more related to the history of the Lake … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Love of Nature with Children

The clouds are disappearing and the temperatures are warming, which means the summer months are just within reach in the Pacific Northwest! Take a book or two along as you and your kiddos head to the park or the beach. … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Day

Mark your calendars for May 19 – Endangered Species Day. Since 2006, the third Friday in May has been a day to reflect on animal and plant species that are becoming extinct at an alarming rate. The International Union for … Continue reading

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Nonfiction new book round up – May 2017

Looking for new nonfiction to read or a new cookbook to test out? Here is a selection of nonfiction being published in May 2017. 5/2: The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’ 4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, … Continue reading

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