Your Empress Of Information Is Back And Ready For Summer Reading

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

Did You Know?
Burien Library now has TWO FULL TIME TEEN LIBRARIANS!! They will be pumping up our Teen Program offerings beginning this summer — Here’s a taste of our JUNE offerings for TEENS:

  • Friday, June 10th at 3:00 pm: Where Is Matt?
    Matt has traveled to many countries on all seven continents, dancing badly the entire time.  In fact, it’s his claim to fame.  Learn more about the places Matt has traveled and learn how to do Matt’s dorky dance.  For more information about Matt, visit
  • Monday, June 13th at 3:00 pm: Skateboarding Maintenance
    Join Mike from Gravity Sports in Renton as he shows you how to take care of your skateboard and fun mods you can do. All teens who attend will be entered in a drawing to win a free skateboard.
  • Thursday, June 16th at 3:00 pm: Super Smash-a-Thon Tournament
    Pit your favorite Super Smash Bros. Brawl character against other players in this head-to-head double elimination tournament. Gift cards will be awarded to the tournament winners.
  • Thursday, June 30th at 1:00 pm: Geocaching 101
    Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played with GPS devices.  Members of the Washington State Geocaching Association will share more about this unique hobby and we’ll try to find some caches located nearby.  For more information about Geocaching, visit


  • One World, Many Stories
    2011 Summer Reading Program
    June 13 – August 31
    Sign up at a KCLS library or online at  If you are in elementary school, pick up the Reading Log for Ages 5 to 12.  A Preschool Reading Log is available for younger children. Teens can participate in the Read 3 get one FREE program and be eligible for the laptop computer drawing too!
  • The Final Funktier
    Wednesday, June 29, 11am Burien Library
    Presented by Recess Monkey.
    Ages 3 and older.
    Explore distant planets and far-flung galaxies as Recess Monkey searches for new beats, funky tunes and fun!
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
    Boulevard Park Library
    Monday, June 13, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
    Ages 4 – 12
    Calling all summer readers! Kick off your reading adventure with games, treats, and simple crafts.


The Forty Rules of Love: a novel of Rumi’ by Elif Shafak

A fictionalized account of the friendship between wandering Dervish, Shams of Tabriz, and the famous 13th century Sufi poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, better known simply as ‘Rumi’.

Rumi’s friendship with Shams played a huge role in his development as a poet and mystic.

At the same time author Shafak tells the story of present day Ella, whose world is transforming as she begins a relationship with Sufi writer Aziz Zahara.

Both stories are about love, about finding your true self and about mysticism.

The story is filled with Rumi’s quotes and poems that beautifully illuminate the seekers path, timeless.

Wonderfully written, highly recommended!

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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