Category Archives: Staff Favorites

Best of the Best of lists

Year-end lists can be the best, giving you ideas to round out your 2016 reading year and take into 2017. Here are some lists created by librarians – from the expected, such as best novels and top ten picture books; … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Novels of 2016

… according to Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services department. As Reader Services librarians, we spend our days at the Central Library talking to people about books and suggesting reading we think they might enjoy next. Of course, we’re readers too. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Novels of 2015

…according to Seattle Public Library’s Reader Services department As Reader Services Librarians, we spend our days at the Central Library talking to people and suggesting books we think they might enjoy. Of course, we’re readers too. With the end of … Continue reading

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Staff favorites: books with attitude

Posted by Jen B. The 2014 Spring/Summer edition of Staff Favorites is now available! Here, in their own words, Library staff members talk about why they love books with attitude. The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey Ever wonder where … Continue reading

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Staff Favorites: 5 nonfiction books we love

Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke by Rob Sheffield Rolling Stone editor Rob Sheffield oozes popular culture and arcane rock music trivia from every pore. But in a good way. In this memoir (his third!), he … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself Harmonica

All my life I wanted to play harmonica. So many songs come to mind that grab me.  There’s On the Road Again by Canned Heat or maybe Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker and Rollin’ and Tumblin’ by Cream too. I … Continue reading

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Comics That Educate

I like to read comics and I also like to learn. I also like to read comics to learn. If you’re not one of the many people who already read non-fiction comic books, then you might find these reviews and recommendations helpful … Continue reading

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