Your Empress Of Information Appreciates These Longer Days

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Burien Library

As each day grows longer, I am happy for the increased hours of sun, as it provides more light to read by!

You can learn a language using one or more of our self guided databases!

Byki provides language learning software with access to flashcard-based lessons in 70+ languages  And Mango -provides language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components.

Check them out at:

You can now learn about VOLUNTEER opportunites directly from the KCLS homepage and find out what’s available and how to apply here.

Programs at the Burien Library:

  • Casper Babypants – More Please!: Friday May 21st beginning at 1:30pm, presented by Chris Ballew (lead singer from the band ‘The Presidents of the United States of America) and his band; Ages 2-5 with an adult
  • Master Gardeners are BACK at the Burien Library!  Wednesdays 5-8pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm, bring us your tough gardening questions!!
  • Citizenship Classes: Wednesdays May 12th , 19th, and 26th at 6:30pm. Get help preparing for the citizenship exam

Programs at the Boulevard Park Library & White Center Libraries

  • Cuentos en Espanol para Ninos: Spanish Story Times Mondays May 10th, 17th, & 24th at 6:30pm, Boulevard Park Library
  • Chuong Trinh Doc Truyen: Vietnamese Story Times, Tuesdays May 11th and 25th at 6pm at White Center Library. Sponsored by the White Center Library Guild

‘Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea’ by Gary Kinder

In 1857 the steam ship SS Central America, carrying nearly 600 passengers and 20 tons of California gold, sank in a hurricane 200 miles off the coast of Carolina.

The ship was lost, but nearly fifty crew members survived.

Their stories became the first nationwide media event in history as the newly minted telegraph system transmitted news of the sinking and tale of survival far and wide. The SS Central America remained at the bottom of the sea until 1989 when, after a ten year search, explorer and inventor Tommy Thompson discovered the ship.

Seattle author Gary Kinder thoroughly researched the history of the ship and its sinking to bring readers this truly harrowing tale of adventure on the high seas. Kinder seamlessly weaves the modern day story of amazing scientific and technological recovery efforts together with real life events from 1857.

‘Ship of Gold..’ is a fascinating and absorbing true story; one full of historical detail as well as modern technological advancements.

(For photographs, drawings, and illustrations also check out ‘America’s Lost Treasure’ by Tommy Thompson, leader of the recovery team.)

Until next we meet, see you in the stacks!

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

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