Your “Empress Of Information’s” February Column

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Burien Library

Happy belated New Year as well as a premature Valentine’s Day to all!

Please Note:

All King County Libraries will be Closed Monday February 16th for Presidents Day.

That the King County Library System offers many programs and program series throughout the county that are  FREE and open to all:

“Puss ‘n Cahoots” (Mrs. Murphy) by author Rita Mae Brown

If you like mysteries, small towns, and animals as detectives, then the “Mrs. Murphy” mysteries are for you.

“Puss ‘n Cahoots” is the 14th in the series where all the animals belonging to Mary Minor ‘Harry’ Haristeen, post mistress of a small Virginia town, get in on the action.

In this series the critters serve not only as friendly human companions but are central characters in the story.  They find clues, solve mysteries, and most importantly, protect ‘Harry’.

Mrs. Murphy (tabby) is the brains of the operation, lazy Pewter (a slightly overweight cat) and Tee Tucker (corgi) exuberant and fearless, team up with a wide range of farm and wild animals to uncover who done it every time.  A fun twist on the relationship between animals and their humans, discussed from the animal’s point of view.

Many of the books in the ‘Mrs. Murphy’ series are available in audio format and in Large Print.  Check the KCLS catalog here:

Highly recommended!


Preschool Story Times:

  • Tuesdays at 10:30am
  • Ages 3-6 with an adult

Toddler Story Times:

  • Wednesdays at 11:15am
  • Ages 24months to 36 months with an adult.

Early Toddler Story Times:

  • Thursdays at 10:30am
  • Ages 12 – 24 months with an adult

Lapsit Story Times:

  • Fridays at at 11am
  • Ages 6-12 months with an adult

Cuentos en Español:

  • Thursdays at 6:30pm
  • Ages 2 and older
  • Stories and songs in Spanish and English

Sweet Songs!

  • A Nancy Stewart Concert
  • Wednesday February 11th at 10am

Happy Valentines Day!!

  • Ages 3-7 with an adult.

Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.

Marilee A. Cogswell is the Manager of the Burien Library.

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