Your Empress Of Information Says Happy Holidays To All!

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Burien Library

Happy Holidays to each and every one of our fine bookworms out there!

Can you believe it’s almost 2010? (and isn’t that theYear We Make Contact?)

Please note that all King County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th for the Christmas Holidays.

Also, all King County Libraries will also close at 5pm on Thursday, December 31st for New Year’s Eve and remain closed on Friday, January 1st 2010, New Year’s Day.

The Burien Library Guild is now sponsoring the ongoing book sale at the Boulevard Park Library. Bring your donations of gently used books to the Boulevard Park Library, all sales collected from this book sale will be used to sponsor programs at the Boulevard Park Library.

The Burien Library Guild continues to sell used books in their ongoing sale at the Burien Library as well.

The Guild is also selling ‘Book Lover’s Calendar’ 2010 for $8 each at the Burien Library – a great bargain and a wonderful gift!

The King County Library System selection department has put together a list of the Best Books of 2009 – check it out here.


Burien Library:

  • Opera Preview : Verdi’s  ‘ll Trovatore’ presented by Norm Hollingshead
  • Wednesday December 23th beginning at 7pm
  • Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild
    Visit for a complete list of Opera Preview times and locations.
  • Holiday Magic, for children ages 5 and older.
    Thursday December 31st beginning at 11am
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.

White Center Library:

  • Fiestas – Early Literacy Parties in Spanish
    December 10th & 17th 6:30pm-8pm
    The ‘Fiestas’ are workshops designed for Spanish-speaking families to prepare their children for Kindergarten. Las ‘Fiestas’ son talleres disenadow para los padres hispanos que preparan a sus hijos para el Kindergartern
    Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation

Visit for a complete list of programs throughout the library system.


  • Burien Library – 400 SW 152nd St Burien (206.243.3490)
  • White Center Library – 11220 16th SW (206.243.0233)
  • Boulevard Park Library- 12015 Roseberg Ave S (206.242.8662)
  • Greenbridge Library -9720 8th Ave SW (206.762.1682)


My Dream of You” by Nuala O’Faolain

When middle aged travel writer Kathleen de Burca returns to her native Ireland to research a scandalous love affair between a landlord’s wife and an Irish peasant during the potato famine she finds herself examining her own desires and needs as passion comes to her in the form of a married man.

The story is both an historical account of Irish history and a contemporary novel.

Wonderful, sad, uplifting.


Until next time…see you in the stacks!

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

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