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Hearing History

~posted by Jenny C. I’m a fan of history – reading books based in historical times (yes, sometimes even the romances), enjoying biographies of interesting people, delighting in extensive footnotes, and recreating historical activities, like folk dancing and fencing. What … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s Seattle Doppelgänger

~posted by Jade D. While looking through the portraits in our Seattle Historical Photograph Collection online, I came upon a photograph of an older man with wild white hair and a moustache and momentarily wondered what we were doing with … Continue reading

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Postmarked with Love

~posted by Jade In honor of Valentine’s Day and the spirit of sending messages to loved ones, I’m sharing a couple of fun postcards from our online Historic Seattle Postcard Collection. One of my favorite parts about this collection is … Continue reading

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Freegal: Five for Free

~ posted by Cameron M. Due to recent changes in the matrix, Seattle Public Library patrons are now allowed five free song downloads a week from Freegal, up from the previous allotment of three weekly downloads.  Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Away

by Marion S. Winter’s arrival makes me consider visiting places unlike Seattle. My kind of trip is exploring what’s unique about a place and its history. And having some relaxation time.  For my next trip I’m dreaming of a warm … Continue reading

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Looking back on Startup Weekend EDU Seattle

By Jay L. Imagine 80+ people running around an auditorium with giant post-it notes and sharpies voting on ideas with smaller post-it notes and seeking collaborators to work on their education projects.  This was the Friday night pitch chaos during … Continue reading

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Movie Mondays: best of 2014 on hoopla

hoopla has been adding some noteworthy new releases to its collection. While they’re not blockbusters, these limited release films from 2014 include critical darlings and star power – and are available at this very moment!

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