Your Empress Of Information Is Thankful That You Can Actually Read This

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

It’s the month of thankfulness, and every Librarian in the entire universe is thankful that YOU can read this.

Now go check out a book, sit down and read!

Ever wonder what’s going on inside the King County Library System?  Check out the latest ‘Director’s Report’ for all the details

Looking for a book discussion group?  Join the Burien Book Group! Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month- next up ‘The Finkler Question’ by Howard Jacobson.  Wed Nov 16 starting a 2pm. Books are available at the information desk on the second floor (Burien Library)

eReader and Digital Downloads Demonstrations for November:

  • Monday November 14th at 6pm @ the Burien Library
  • Tuesday November 15th at 5:30pm @ Boulevard Park Library

Our libraries continue to offer many programs for children, teens, and adults –  visit for a complete listing.

Matterhorn: a Novel of the Vietnam War’ by Karl Marlantes

This is one of those novels that takes off immediately and never lets you go, even after you have finished reading it, even when you want to stop thinking about it, this one holds on.

It’s 1969 and it’s the Marine Corp’s Bravo Company that the story follows.

Well written, heart breaking, and still relevant today; this one is not to be missed.

Lieutenant Mellas is the new recruit through whose eyes we experience the horrors, the triumphs, and the tragedy of the Vietnam War. You can almost smell the jungle and feel all its terrors, everything from the North  Vietnamese Army, bombing, snipers, impenetrable jungle, tigers, leeches, hunger, and thirst- not to mention carrying out next to impossible orders, some of which get many soldiers killed.

Marlantes does a balanced and sensitive job of weaving in the political and racial tensions of the time as well and bringing us face to face with the unavoidable ethical and moral dilemmas of war.

Available on CD and eAudio.

Highly recommended!

Please note that all Libraries will be CLOSED this Friday, Nov. 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.

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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One Response to “Your Empress Of Information Is Thankful That You Can Actually Read This”
  1. Bonnie Moormeier says:

    I’m so THANKFUL for the Burien Library….I love browsing the shelves, but also appreciate the instantaneous downloads to my Kindle. LIFE IS GOOD!

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