Tag Archives: Linda J.

Seattle Rep’s TWO TRAINS RUNNING: Beyond the Theatre

Here in Seattle we claim playwright August Wilson as one of our own, even though he was born in Pittsburgh and spent only 15 years (from 1990 until his death in 2005) here. But it was here, in the basement … Continue reading

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Ideas for Book Giving this Holiday

Librarians give – and get – a lot of books this time of year. Seeing that familiar shape surrounded by festive wrapping is a special thrill. Sure, we know it is a book, but what book? We recently shared some … Continue reading

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What we’re reading, November 2017

I feel lucky every day for a workplace where our casual conversations in hallways, before meetings and over the water cooler (if we had one) are regularly about what we’re reading. Periodically there’s a call-out on our staff message board … Continue reading

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Read Local: 2017 Washington Book Award winners

Here’s to the finalists and winners of the 2017 Washington State Book Awards, celebrating books and their creators that speak to the creative talent and literary legacy of our state. More than 200 books were considered for this year’s awards. … Continue reading

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Library Reads top 10 picks for October 2017

Each month librarians across the U.S. nominate and vote for their favorite new books. It’s a great way to get ideas for what to look forward to and what to put on hold. That’s definitely what I do; but I … Continue reading

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The summer of 10,000 books: #BookBingoNW2017!

Wow, Seattle readers! Those of you who submitted your Book Bingo cards this year read a whopping 10,870 books during our adult summer reading program! We had 668 official entries, and 323 of those were total blackouts.

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New books from Washington authors: September 2017

We are thrilled to share some of the latest books published by authors in Washington state! First up, three novels for adults, beginning with one from a former SPL librarian: George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl: From “America’s librarian” and NPR … Continue reading

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