Your Empress Of Information Reminds Us: ‘KCLS Was Named Library Of The Year’!


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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

Did You Know?
The King County Library System was named ‘Library of the Year’ for 2011 by Library Journal! We are the “best” and the “busiest” in the country!

Read the full article in Library Journal here.

Program Highlights for JULY

@Burien Library

  • Opera Preview: Porgy & Bess: Wednesday July 20 @7pm, presented by Norm Hollingshead. Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild.
  • Teen Advisory Board: Wednesday July 27th @ 3pm. For Teens in high school. Plan teen program, promote library events, AND get volunteering credit.  Ask for an invite to the Burien Library’s first TAB meeting at the Information Desk on the second floor.
  • Master Gardeners, Computer Classes, Burien Book Group, and LOTS  of programs for children and Teens are all happening in JULY at the Burien Library check out http://www.kcls.org/programs/library_programs.cfm for all the program times dates and details.

Boulevard Park and White Center Libraries are having some great programs in July as well:

@ Boulevard Park

  • ‘Around the World with Stories’: Saturday July 23rd @ 1pm, presented by Gerald Fierst. Ages 5 and older. Circle the globe as we share stories from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

@ White Center Library

  • ‘Our Forested World’: Monday July 18th @ 7pm, presented by Nature Vision. Ages 3 to 5. Learn what all about what makes a forest and all the wonderful things forests do for our world.  Sponsored by the White Center Library Guild.

Be sure to visit the library’s program page for a complete list of programs at all our libraries http://www.kcls.org/programs/library_programs.cfm

Book Review: ‘The Forgotten Garden’ by Kate Morton:

Apparently abandoned, 5-year old ‘Nell’ arrives in the port of Brisbane, Australia with no guardian and no memory of who she is or where she came from. The only clue is the small white suitcase she carries with a book of fairy stories inside.

Nell grows up happily in Australia, marries and is approaching middle age when she starts to put the pieces of her past together, this is where the story really begins.

She’s about to put some of the clues together when her young granddaughter, Cassandra needs a home and comes to live full time with Nell.

It isn’t until after Nell’s death when Cassandra inherits a small ramshackle cottage in Cornwall that the mystery of Nell’s past is finally revealed.

A satisfying family saga with all the requisite skeletons in the closet including madness, abandonment and lost love.

Available in large print and on CD too.

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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