It’s February, And Your Empress Of Information Loves Books. Don’t You?

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“Some Books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested” – Francis Bacon

It’s February, the month of love. And I must admit, I LOVE books. Don’t you?

All King County Libraries will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20th in observance of President’s Day.

  • Burien Library: 206.243.3490
  • White Center Library: 206.243.0233
  • Boulevard Park Library: 206.242.8662

Did You Know?
Computer classes are being offered in Spanish at the Burien and White Center Libraries!

  • Internet Nivel 1 (En Espanol/Spanish)
    • Sunday, Feb. 19th  @ Burien 1:30-3pm
    • Thursday, Feb. 23rd @ White Center 6-7:30pm
  • Registration  is Required
  • All of our computer classes and programs are free, call or signup online

The Burien Library is having a ‘STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEP- OVER”!! Don’t let your little buddy miss out!
Saturday, Feb. 18th beginning at 4pm. Children ages 3-9 (with an adult) BRING in your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a special Story Time and then tuck them in and let them spend the night at the Library!!!

  • Come back on Sunday to pick them up and find out what they were up to while you were sleeping!
  • Registration is required
  • Family Movie and Stuffed Animal Pick-Up @ the Burien Library
  • Sunday February 19th beginning at 1pm (movie runs until about 3:30pm)
  • Reunite with your stuffed friend and enjoy a movie about toys while you are here.  Movie is open to all.

Tax season is upon us!  This year the AARP tax assistance folks will be at the Burien Library:

  • Thursdays 2pm-6pm from Feb. 2nd – April 12th,  &
  • Saturdays 10am-4pm from Feb. 5th –April 14th.
  • Drop in only no registration is required.  Bring last year’s tax statement

Visit for a complete list of programs happening at all your King County Libraries.

Book Review – for your creepy Valentine!
Perfume: the Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

Set in 18th century France, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille uses his extraordinary sense of smell to become one of the greatest perfumers of all time.  Smells are beautifully described and brought to life for the reader.

Grenouille is however obsessed with only one thing- capturing the essence of certain desirable young women.

Creepy and fascinating!

Made into a major motion picture starring Dustin Hoffman and John Hurt-also available on CD.

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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