Tag Archives: walking

New & Notable Northwest Nonfiction

A dozen new and updated books about Seattle and the great Northwest, past and present, are coming to shelves at a library near you. Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels by Rose Marie Wong. This history of … Continue reading

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Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars, a Traveling International Exhibition

One of the highlights of the 1939 World’s Fair was a massive exhibit called “Futurama,” created by General Motors. It promised that within twenty years the working man would live in a glorious future filled with friendly suburbs, gleaming skyscrapers, … Continue reading

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Book Bingo: Nonfiction

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.  Fancy a walk in the countryside? The English love a long walk through the rainy countryside– … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the sunscreen – or the rain gear!

Here’s hoping you’ll need the sunscreen. Whether it is a destination lake, a stroll along a creek or an adventurous climb, there are lots of places nearby where you can let the city noise fall to the trailside and sleep … Continue reading

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Let’s start walking …….

Has someone mentioned New Year’s resolutions to you? When listening to TV or radio stations in the past week, it has been hard not to hear someone chirp about or mention getting more exercise in this new year.  Where does one begin? … Continue reading

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Taking a walk is such a mundane activity, but there is still something mysterious and wonderful about it, even if it only takes us around the neighborhood. One notices a relaxation of pace and shortening of perspective, perhaps — objects … Continue reading

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