Empress Of Information Says: “Design A New Library Card!”

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Burien Library

Happy Spring my sprouting B-Town Bookworms from your Empress of Information!

Create the next new Library Card!

That’s right – your art can grace the new library cards, so get busy!

Winners will be announced May 29th, and there are three levels of competition:

  • Elementary, Grades 3 and up
  • Middle School/Junior High
  • High School

Entries may be submitted until April 30, 2009.

Winners will be selected by a panel of children’s and teen librarians and other KCLS staff.

Each winner receives a $100.00 gift card to Barnes and Noble-funded by the King County Library System Foundation.

Check out www.kcls.org/librarycardcontest/ for all the details

From the KCLS Homepage you can access practice tests for the WASL and SAT tests.

We have partnered with Brainfuse to offer this new online tutoring service.

Visit www.brainfuse.com for all the details.


  • Saturday, April 4th at 1pm: ‘Recess Monkey’ Live! Will Hop Bump and Bounce into Spring! All ages. Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild
  • Wednesday, April 29th 10:30am: ‘Nursery Rhymes & Tales’ Puppeteer Peter Allen tells the story of ‘The Little Duckling Who Couldn’t Quack’ All ages. Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
  • To see our entire list of upcoming events and programs, click here.

Visit the KCLS Programs page for a complete list of programs throughout the Library System.

“Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson.

A true ‘thriller’ in every sense of the word!

Local writer Erik Larson’s research illuminates the genius behind the innovative 1893 Chicago ‘World Columbian Exposition’.

Daniel H. Burnham, architect of the fair, was responsible for the construction of the famous ‘White City’ around which the fair was built. There were numerous obstacles, including the death of this partner, that had to be overcome.

At the time the Exposition was going on another sort of genius was busy in Chicago as well – serial murderer, H.H. Holmes, was entrapping young women in his home and executing them in a sealed room while he watched them die.

Larson weaves these two stories together as skillfully as any novelist, but the difference here is that these two stories really happened.

Absolutely gripping!

Comes in large print, on CD and is available for download as an ebook from the KCLS homepage as well.

See you in the stacks!

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

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