Category Archives: Staff Picks

Eat It

by Marie B. Who likes food?  Me!  If you’re human, chances are you do, too.  You probably already know how important three square meals a day are, but what about the time between meals when your stomach feels as if it’s rubbing against your backbone?   Enter the snack.  Snack food is so important that February […]

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Tuck into a Classic

by Craig B. If you’re like me, you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands. Without seeming too presumptuous, my fickle bandwidth indicates that you’re doing exactly what I’m doing: binge-watching television shows. I’m currently on Season 5 of Downton Abbey. As a member of that sliver of humanity that […]

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Women in Film

­­ By Julie T. Women in Film As we wrap up Women’s History Month, let’s celebrate the women in film, both their roles in front of and behind the camera. These women called the shots from the Director’s chair, inked unforgettable animation, created iconic movie monsters, and doubled for performers by doing stunt-work. Check out […]

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Always Available Audio

By Kristi S.  We are in unprecedented times, and I don’t know about you all, but I am looking for an escape. When I get really stressed or sad, I find the best thing to distract me is an audiobook. If you are also looking for an escape, give one of our many no-wait audiobooks […]

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Runaway Bunny

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) It doesn’t take much to get me spiraling down a WikiHole, on a Google frenzy, or placing holds on every book written by my current author of interest. When I’m interested in a topic, I want it all. And I want it now. Like the time I listened to […]

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I’m Okay

by Marie B. As a self-aware control freak, I spend a lot of time thinking about what to do and whether what I already did was the right thing to do.  Choices, amirite?  Today, though, things will be different.  Why?  Because March 16 is Everything You Do Is Right Day!  The unsure and the confident […]

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Spilling the Tea

by Marina M. A few weeks ago we had a post about adult beverages and their connection to the nerd world of pub trivia, knowledge, and libraries (both hosting trivia nights and the books for knowledge and recipes). I would like to offer up another beverage synonymous with libraries and reading. Tea! How often do […]

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In Praise of a Reliable Narrator

By Jennifer K. If you read crime and suspense fiction, you know that antiheroes and unreliable narrators are all the rage. Some of the bestselling novels of the last five years (like Gone Girl, The Witch Elm, and The Girl on the Train) feature morally compromised narrators. You simply cannot trust them. I like all […]

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Roll The Dice: What’s Your Moral Alignment?

By Isaac H. You’ve got your rations and pack set. Your potions and weapons are secured. Your spell and incantations prepared. Adventure beckons. Now to decide what type of wayward adventurer you want to be. The character moral alignment system is a set of classifications for a character’s actions, ideals and ethical views. If you’ve […]

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Confessions of a Houseplant Murderer

By Hannah K.  I’m a plant murderer. I’m so ashamed! It’s terrible, I know. I don’t want to kill my houseplants, but it keeps happening. I long for a home filled with greenery and life. I want a lush indoor jungle. I want to care for living things and watch them grow and thrive. Honestly, […]

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Chatting with Author Laurie Frankel

by Marie B. Whidbey community libraries, their Friends of the Library groups, and community volunteers have put together a great slate of programs for Whidbey Reads 2020.  You don’t have to live on Whidbey to attend these events.  Start a carpool and take a day trip to the island!  All roads lead to three chances […]

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