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Beat the lunchbox blues!

A new school year means bus stops, new backpacks and new lunch boxes just waiting to be filled!
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Kip, Eric and Alex discuss books that defined them in KDLcast Book Talk #8.

KDLcast Book Talk #8: Books that defined us

Three of our staff reveal the books that shaped them into the people they've become. In the course of that conversation, they cover topics like generational books, teen novels suited for all ages and the ways books can expand our way of thinking.

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Get the buzz on bees

National Honey Bee Day is August 19 this year! It is a great time to learn about this interesting insect that helps keep our world running. Did you know that bees have been around since the time of the dinosaurs? Or that bees dance to tell each other where to find flowers?

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Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see a total solar eclipse.

Off the beaten path

Looking for something a little (or a lot) different this summer?  Here are a few books I've read recently that push the boundaries of mainstream fiction.  They will all transport you to worlds that seem familiar but a leave you with a sense that something isn't quite right. 

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Two new foreign DVDs

One of the pleasures—and perils—of watching foreign films is understanding the context of the story. This can be an historical context, but it can also simply be the mores and ways of a seemingly modern, but still very different, contemporary society.

Emily, Beth, Kip and Monica discuss teen books for KDLcast Book Talk #7

KDLcast Book Talk #7: Teen books

For the young and the young at heart, four of our staff share their favorite teen reads in the latest KDLcast Book Talk. They cover adventure, fantasy, historical fiction and more -- as well as teen book covers (always fun!).

A conversation recorded on May 15, 2017 with: