Tag Archives: classics

#BookBingoNW2017: Reread a Book You Read in School

Although we are hard pressed to think of a single drawback to Book Bingo, it is true that for some readers it calls forth unwelcome memories of required reading. Yet the popularity of bingo and similar reading challenges and groups suggests that … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Written Over 100 Years Ago – Vintage Beach Reads!

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category. Wait, we’ve got a Book Bingo square asking you to read a book written over one hundred … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary Series: What We Were Reading in 1891

2016 marks the 125th anniversary of The Seattle Public Library. After it was adopted as a department of the city in 1890, the Library opened its first reading room in Pioneer Square on April 8, 1891. To honor this milestone, we … Continue reading

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October Takeover: Frankenstein

~posted by Tyler N. Mary Shelley’s classic story of hubris and horror has been retold and adapted so many times that in some ways to read the original work is something of a shock.  The creature brought to life by … Continue reading

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Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Classic Fantasy

~posted by Meranda T. Classic Fantasy is both old and new. What we casually think of as Fantasy is relatively new. However, Fantasy has been around for ages if we take into consideration fairy tales, myths, folk stories, and legends. Look … Continue reading

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So many books, so little time! 

By Diane At times, relief is looking at my bedside table and finding a nice thin book on the stack. And so much the better when it turns out to be an exceptional read! One such a rare find was This … Continue reading

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Nightstand Reads: Christopher Barzak, author of “Before and Afterlives,” shares what he’s reading

Christopher Barzak will be reading from his recent collection of short stories, Before and Afterlives, on Wednesday, June 25th at the Central Library on Level 4, Room 2 at 7:00 p.m. His novel One for Sorrow was recently made into the … Continue reading

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