Your Empress of Information Can Read with Her Eyes Shut

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

”The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”

– Dr. Suess, ‘I can Read with My Eyes Shut!’

Did You Know?
You can book a 30 minute appointment with a Librarian at the Burien Library to help you with your information needs! Here are some of the ways our librarians can help you:

  • Discover job searching tools
  • Help with online reseach for health, consumer, and business information
  • Help with ebook downloads to your own device
  • Call the Burien Library @ 206.243.3490 to set up an appointment

Programs at the Burien Library:

Free Tax Help:

  • Thursdays 2pm-6pm
  • Saturdays 10am-4pm
  • Though April 12
  • First come, first served. No appointment needed

Dr. Seuss Party:

  • Wednesday March 14th 4pm
  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories and birthday cake.
  • Ages 3-8 with an adult
  • Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild

B.Y.O Book Club for Teens:

  • Tuesday March 20th 3:30pm
  • Discuss your favorite books and hot new reads
  • Our theme for this month is mysteries

Programs at the Boulevard Park Library:

Third Thursday – OPEN MIC!

  • March 15th, 4pm
  • Play in instrument, sing a song, read a poem
  • Ages 8-14

Cuentos en Espanol – Story Times in Spanish:

  • Monday March 12th and 26th 6:30pm
  • Un programa familiar.  Este es un programa de 30 minutos de cuentos y canciones con actividades manuals.  Un programa organizado y presentado pro padres de familia para todos nuestros ninos.
  • Stories, songs, and activities in Spanish.  For children who speak Spanish and those interested in learning.

Programs at the White Center Library:

Smile and Draw- Manga Faces Workshop:

  • Wednesday March 22nd 4pm
  • Learn the basics of manga-style drawing
  • This program is for Teens

April Fool’s Day nonSENSE:

  • Wednesday March 28th  6:30pm
  • Get ready for April Fool’s Day and learn some fun ‘Sense-ational’ tricks to fool your friends.
  • Ages 5 and older
  • Sponsored by the White Center Library Guild

Visit for a complete list of programs throughout the King County Library System.


Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Company: a Road Novel with Literary License’ by Maria Amparo Escandon

Libertad Gonzalez, serving time in a Mexican prison, sets about telling the story of her life via weekly ‘library club’ meetings.

Libertad captives her fellow inmates with her own story that she pretends to be reading from literary classics in the library’s collection.

Speculation about what will happen next brings out many painful truths for the inmates and solidifies the group as nothing else could.

‘Gonzalez and Daughter’ is a surprisingly sweet and touching love story with a positive and uplifting ending.

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 Can Read with Her Eyes Shut”
  1. Rachael Levine says:

    thanks for a good run down of the programs in our libraries. This is so helpful in getting
    the word out into the community.

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