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Finding Potter’s Field: Indigent Burial in the United States

A patron recently called the library to ask what happens when someone dies without means to pay for cremation or burial. In some cases, such a person might have no living relatives. In others, the identity of the deceased is … Continue reading

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Summer Fun and Washington Facts

Summer is the best time to enjoy all Seattle and Washington has to offer! Check out this list of books to help you explore your recreation options. If you check out any of these (or other) great books, you are … Continue reading

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Future Books about Seattle’s Past (and Present)

~posted by Frank From history and science to food and music, there are a bounty of books about our fair city and environs being published over the next few months. Here are a dozen of the most noteworthy titles. Classical Seattle: Maestros, Impresarios, Virtuosi, and Other … Continue reading

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Two Nonfiction books about the Pacific Northwest: ‘The Boys in the Boat’ and ‘The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff’

I must confess–every year I tell myself that I will try to read more nonfiction and ever year I read a bit more but perhaps not as much as I had intended. Last year I happened to read two nonfiction … Continue reading

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