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    Peter– you’ll want to contact the central branch downtown, as they’re the only branch that might have microfilm and the equipment to view it. You might also check the Seattle Room on the tenth floor, it’s exclusively Seattle history and the staff there might have a good line on where to check for historical photos of houses.
    The local history databases and links might be of help:
    http://www.spl.org/library-collection/articles-and-research/local-history

    You could also contact the library at MOHAI, as they have a spectacular collection of local history:
    http://www.mohai.org/

    MOHAI did an exhibit in 2009 on the Arts and Crafts movement in the Northwest, with an accompanying book:
    http://seattle.bibliocommons.com/item/show/2446629030_the_arts_and_crafts_movement_in_the_pacific_northwest

    in reply to: Need to find a great vet #62503

    Ipomoea
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    We’re happy patients of Carkeek Park Vet– we’re able to book online, they’re prompt in responding to emails/calls, and the staff is friendly and not pushy about meds or surgeries. We have an elderly greyhound and when her spine started going, both Drs Jolivet and Rossi have been realistic about what’s going to be the best for her, discouraging surgery and instead suggesting meds or physical therapy. I also love their Tuesday nail trim specials.

    in reply to: Good books you have read! #62234

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    I’m re-reading a YA series called The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor– the first two books are out, and the third is being released next month. Love the setting (Prague and another dimension/world called Eretz), the magic system, and the characters, especially the fact that the main character isn’t a helpless nobody.

    Recently read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison, about a scientist who decides to go about finding a wife via a 16 page double-sided survey but gets sidetracked by the prospect of finding a woman’s biological father. A really sweet romantic comedy from a guy whose day job is as a statistician.

    I will be handing out Where’d You Go Bernadette for World Book Night next month– I couldn’t get over how hysterically familiar and infuriating the characters were, especially as a lifelong Seattlite. I laughed at them and myself.

    While I’m admittedly a romance fan, I’ve found that Courtney Milan’s romances are, quite frankly, the best in the industry and she’s self-publishing. Her characters struggle with the realities of 19th century British law and how it affects their lives, from inheritance to the inequalities between classes, and she still manages to write dynamic people and families I love. If you think romances are all boring alpha he-men and fainting shallow big-bosomed virgins, I really suggest checking Milan’s Duchess War out (and SPL carries all of her titles).

    If you read A Song of Ice and Fire and can’t wait for The Winds of Winter to come out, try Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles. There are only two of the three books out so far, but Kvothe is an unforgettable character and for whatever reason, they feel like the natural next step for people craving more Game of Thrones gray-area action. After the Kingkiller Chronicles, Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series starts with The Lies of Locke Lamora, about a gang of gentlemen thieves in a fantasy world.

    (You guys, I’m a librarian, I can’t stop with just one or two)

    in reply to: Lost Dog #61379

    Ipomoea
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    regarding ear tattoos: registered racing greyhounds (greyhounds bred and born into racing lines, not necessarily dogs that raced) are tattooed as puppies in their ears, with their identifying litter # and birth year so that if they’re lost, they can be identified by the group that finds them. I have a retired grey and she has tattoos in each ear, and when I type them into the greyhound-data.com database, she pops up.

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