Your Empress Of Information Wants You To Know About The ‘Library Elf’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

Did You Know that there’s a very helpful ‘Elf’ on the loose in our very own library?

That’s right – the Library Elf makes it easy to keep track of what’s due, overdue or ready for pickup from one or more library accounts. Library Elf is like a personal assistant designed with the busy or avid library user in mind. It is also ideal for families with multiple library cards or individuals who have cards from different library systems because you can consolidate multiple cards into one Library Elf account. Click here for all the details!

Burien is part of the Book Cover Walking Tour!!
The KCLS Book Cover Walking Tour is a display of over 100 framed book jacket covers for all ages creating an outdoor gallery throughout eight King County communities from March to the end of May 2011.

The inspiration for the Tour is to provide an opportunity for the public to interact and engage with books in a fun and unique way.  All of the book covers on the Tour are reprinted with permission of the publisher.  Click here (or read The B-Town Blog’s previous coverage here) for all the book posters here in Burien!

Burien Library now has a  ‘Recommended Reads’ section for fiction and one for nonfiction on the second floor. Burien’s librarians have recommended these books for your reading pleasure, last month over 75 fiction and nearly 40 nonfiction books were recommended and checked out—- come see what our librarians are recommending next time you visit the Burien Library.

Tax Assistance continues @ Burien Library
Tax assistance will be available on Wednesdays-12noon to 8pm,  and Saturdays, 10pm-1pm and 1pm-4pm. Last day for tax assistance is Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Help is provided on a first come, first served basis.  No appointments are taken.  Bring a copy of last year’s tax return and any current tax documents with you. Click here for a complete list of FREE TAX assistance at our libraries.

Book Review: ‘Ahab’s Wife, or the Star Gazer’ By Sena Jeter Naslund
A huge story spanning the life of one woman ‘Una’ who becomes of the wife of the legendary Ahab of Moby Dick.

Wonderfully written, readers enjoy the life a cabin boy on a whaling vessel as told by Una as she joins the crew disguised as a young man, eventually meeting and marrying Captain Ahab.

The saga of Una’s life begins with her experiences living in a Nantucket lighthouse with her Aunt & Uncle after fleeing from an abusive father.

Her life experiences span America’s whaling history, slavery, widowhood, and encounters with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller.


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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