Holiday Salutations From Your “Empress Of Information”
Holiday Salutations my Dear Readers from your Burien Library Empress of Informationâ„¢!
Despite the winter wonderland-ness of the recent weather, it’s nice to be dug out of the snow…and I never thought I’d appreciate seeing the cement in our parking lot as much as I do now!
- On New Year’s Eve, all Libraries will close early at 5pm (Wednesday, December 31st).
- All Libraries will be CLOSED on New Year’s Day (Thursday, January 1st).
DID YOU KNOW?
You can access lots of business and investing information including the â€˜Valuelineâ€™ & â€˜Morningstarâ€™ databases through the KCLS databases page, which is located here â€“ all you need is a current KCLS library card and a current pin number (usually the last four digits of your phone number).
- Holiday Magic! A Childrenâ€™s program (NOT story time) Wednesday, December 31st at 10:30am for children 5yrs and older.Â Magician Jeff Evans and his trained reindeer will perform card tricks!Â Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
- Opera Preview: Wednesday January 14th beginning at 7pm, learn about “Blue Beards Castle & Erwartung” by Schoenberg, presented by Norm Hollingshead and sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
- Highline ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6pm.Â No registration is required â€“ first class of the new year is Tuesday January 6th. Free English as a Second Language classes for adults
- Study Zone (K-12): Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Janurary beginning at 3:30pm, And Sundays January 11th, 18th, and 25th beginning at 2pm.Â Drop in and Get Help with Your Home Work from our volunteer tutors! More information here.
BULLET POINT BOOK REVIEW:
â€˜Touchstoneâ€™ by Laurie R. King
- A suspenseful tale set in the English countryside circa 1926.
- Politics, old families, class struggle, and love set the stage for this compelling drama.
- The story opens as FBI agent Harris Stuyvesant arrives in England to â€˜informallyâ€™ follow the trail of a possible bomb-making union organizer, whose latest work in America has rendered Stuyvesantâ€™s younger brother incompetent.
- Stuyvesant gets no help from the British government and is about to give up when he is inadvertently put in touch with Aldous Carstairs, a very shadowy British operative whose motives for helping Stuyvesant are at the very least questionable.
- The touchstone in â€˜Touchstoneâ€™ is a British veteran of WWI by the name of Bennett Grey.
- Carstairs has worked with (and exploited) Grey in the past and knows of his uncanny abilities- now Carstairs is looking for ways to control and use him again.
- To Carstairs, Stuyvesant looks like the perfect patsy to help him reclaim his leverage over Grey.
- The story is further complicated by Greyâ€™s sister Sarah, who Stuyvesant seems to be falling for.
- This is a page turner with a surprise ending that will leave you wanting more.
- Highly recommended!
- Also available in large print and on CD.
- For a list of the Best Books of 2008, visit this website.