Ballard mom releases new book

It’s hard work to be a parent. Starting on day one, each day brings a new dilemma. Ballardite Kerry Colburn wants to help parents stay sane as they wade through life with kids. Mama’s Big Book of Little Lifesavers has nearly 400 tips for parents from many of those dilemmas such as potty training, bedtime […]

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Get creative this holiday season

Can’t think of what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Ballard author Jennifer Worick has an idea – a handmade gift. “I like – actually, love – giving gifts that are spot-on, and sometimes that’s hard to do when you’re going to a large store,” Worick says, “So I wanted to come […]

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Adams Reads the Same Book event Friday

For the last six weeks, all 400 students at Adams Elementary have been reading George Shannon’s Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World. To finish up the third annual “Adams Reads the Same Book” program, Shannon has been invited by Secret Garden Books (2214 NW Market) and the Adams PTA to talk with students, […]

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Magnolia author presents ‘The Map as Art’

Most of us see maps as getting us from here to there, but a Magnolia author is pointing readers in a new direction by using imaginative versions of maps created by various artists.

Last Thursday, Jan. 21, the Secret Garden Bookshop in Ballard teamed up with the Ballard Library to feature Magnolia author Katharine Harmon. She presented a slide show of her new book, “The Map As Art.”

“The Map As Art” is a compilation of artwork by artists who use maps as the basis of their vision. For example, one artist painted a picture of all the continents as if they were viewed from space at night. Cities in the United States and parts of Europe were dimly lit and the rest of planet was left in the dark. The artist titled it “The Axis of Evil–Mostly in the Dark.”

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