Your Empress Of Information Says: It’s (Almost) Back To School Time!

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

As summer winds down and everyone prepares to go back-to-school, you can almost hear the excitement of every child’s inner voice shouting: “we can’t wait to give up playing to return to studying!”

Unfortunately, it’s being drowned out by the screams of the kids playing in the nearby spray park.

Oh well…

Did you know?

  • The Burien Library has a monthly book group for adults! Book group meets the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Our next meeting will be Wednesday September 15th to discuss ‘The Lieutenant’ by Kate Grenville. Everyone is welcome!
  • All King County Libraries will be closed Monday September 6th for Labor Day
  • New KCLS Catalog is Coming Soon (Fall 2010); the Goals:
    • To meet the needs of library users, KCLS is introducing a more reliable catalog that will feature the following:
      • A more attractive and intuitive design;
      • New ‘my account’ pages; improved accessibility;
      • Enhanced holds tools;
      • Improved self check out functionality;
      • Easy user friendly messages.

Visit our home page at for more information

What’s happening

  • Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) is in full swing. It’s NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP, READ, and enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes. All reading logs submitted by August 31st will be in the drawing.  Visit our home page at for all the details.
  • Fiestas de Alfabetizacion Temprana en Espanol: Early Literacy Parties in Spanish @ Burien Library – Monday August 16th & 23rd, 10:30am – Noon. Para familias hispanas con ninos recien nacidos hasta 5 anos.  Las familias aprenden acerca de Alfabetizacion Temprana y como preparar a los ninos para el Kindergarten.  Subvencionado por la Fundacion del KCLS.

Be sure to visit for a full list of programs for children, adults, and teens.

Book Review:
The Meaning of Night: a Confession’ by Michael Cox

More like the meaning of spooky!

This story starts out with a cold-blooded murder then continues on with one diabolical plot twist and turn after another.

Lots of suspense, intrigue, and subterfuge that leave you wondering just who IS the real villain here? The true nature of these evil, yet sometimes likable characters is only hinted at, leaving us, in the end trusting no one.

Well researched and written this book has it all; history, romance and murder.

The setting, Victorian England, is a perfect choice for this psychological thriller.  Chilling! Available as a recorded book on CD or cassette tape.

Get out there and read!

Until next we meet, see you in the stacks!

– Marilee A. Cogswell

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

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One Response to “Your Empress Of Information Says: It’s (Almost) Back To School Time!”
  1. Library Lover says:

    Why oh why is our original water fountain destined to be re-installed under the stairway???? Our library has a lovely HUGE entry, and the fountain could be installed right in front of the large Meeting room window. It could be protected from little fingers by a small moat area surrounding it and there would still be more than adequate walk area around it…..Please think about installing this much missed fountain where it can be seen, enjoyed and appreciated…….

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