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Fun Board Games that Teach STEM Skills too

April 27, 2016|Comments Off on Fun Board Games that Teach STEM Skills too

Just because you are playing doesn't mean you aren't learning, too! Board games provide great opportunities for learning and honing specific skills, such as collaboration, following directions, and memorization. [...]

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Print from Anywhere is available now

April 25, 2016|0 Comments

WCCLS and the Cedar Mill Libraries have a new service called Print from Anywhere.  Anyone can print a document from their device (computer, smartphone, etc.) [...]

Film Club – Amour Fou (Germany)

April 25, 2016|0 Comments

In Amour Fou, celebrated film director Jessica Hausner has created an exquisite and oddly ironic period piece inspired by the real-life double suicide in 1811 [...]

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Marvel’s Comic Millennials: Geeks and Squirrels

April 18, 2016|0 Comments

Kamala Khan and Doreen Green (Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl, respectively) anchor the best of a new breed of superhero graphic novels. Rejecting superhero comics' recent tendency to be nothing but grim, dark, and occasionally grimdark (see most of DC Comics' New 52), the two series feature millennial women for whom the status quo is the true villain.

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Dee Williams, author of The Big Tiny

April 15, 2016|0 Comments

More than ten years ago, a near-death experience abruptly reminded sustainability advocate and pioneer Dee Williams that life is short. She sold her sprawling home [...]

The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Dishes That Even Carnivores Will Love

April 9, 2016|0 Comments

I recently tried a recipe from The High-Protein Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Dishes that even Carnivores Will Love.  What really attracted me to this particular cookbook [...]

  • The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America's Food

The Mad Feast: Fifty States of Food

March 31, 2016|0 Comments

"The flatness, Iowans say, allows the grain elevators their majesty. We're convinced sometimes that they are mirages, swimming loosely in the watery heat haze. We [...]

Film Club: Secrets of War (Netherlands)

March 28, 2016|0 Comments

Based on the Young Adult novel by author Jacques Vriens, Secrets of War is set in a seemingly tranquil village in the Dutch countryside during World War II. Join us Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM.