Your Empress Of Information Says ‘Happy Holidays, Bookworms!’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Burien, Boulevard Park, White Center, and Greenbridge Libraries!!!

All Libraries will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24th and Saturday, Dec. 25th for the Holidays.


KCLS offers lots of Digital Downloads
You can download a variety of materials for FREE! Why buy when you can borrow?  Digital downloads for your eReader, tablet, phone, MP3 player and computers are free for King County Library System users. In most cases you will need to download and install free software to manage your downloads. Check it out here:


  • The Three Little Pigs: a Puppet Show
    Thursday, December 30, 10:30am
    Presented by Rowbes.
    All ages welcome.
    Three brothers set out to make the perfect house, but a pesky wolf is intent on doing a little unwanted redecorating! Experience this classic story with modern updates sure to tickle your funny bone.
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
  • Opera Preview: The Barber of Seville
    Wednesday, December 22, 7pm
    Arguably the funniest of all comic operas, Rossini’s delightful, vivacious romp kicks off with an instantly recognizable overture, gains speed with a non-stop parade of hit tunes and concludes with an “all is forgiven” finale!
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.


  • Cookie Story Time
    Wednesday, December 15, 6:30pm
    Ages 2 to 6, families welcome.
    Come for a special Story Time featuring cookies of all shapes and sizes! Everyone will get their own cookie to decorate and take home.
  • Game On!
    Tuesday, December 28, 3:30pm
    Ages 10 to 18.
    Play your favorite multi-player video games on GameCube, Xbox 360 and Wii! We’re turning the meeting room into an arcade so don’t miss the fun!


  • Board Game Blast!
    Thursday, December 30, 2pm
    All ages welcome.
    Back by popular demand! Play your favorite games with your friends and munch on some holiday snacks.

Check out all King County Library System programs here:

Great Books for Giving this Holiday Season – Recommended by Library Staff:

For Cooks:

For Animal Lovers:

For Teens:

For Children & Parents:

Something funny:

For the Yogi:

For Adults:

Until next time – see you in the stacks!

– Marilee A. Cogswell

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

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