Your Empress of Information Says ‘Now You Can Save to the Cloud’ at KCLS!

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library”

– Studs Terkel

Did you know?
Working on a document on a library computer you need to continue later? Consider saving your work to the ‘Cloud’! The ‘Cloud’ refers to saving files long-term or using software on the Internet (the current system of saving to the ‘P’ drive will be discontinued in the near future so NOW is an excellent time to begin using ‘Cloud’ services such as Google Docs or Windows Live SkyDrive for free long-term online storage).

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Programs @ Burien Library:

  • Somali Story Time
    Fridays at noon
    Now through June 1st in the Children’s Story Time Room
    Recommended for ages 2 and older with adult
    Come hear stories and songs in Somali! This story time is for Somali speakers and those interested in the language.
  • KAPLAN SAT practice test
    Saturday, April 21st 10:30-3
    Registration required-high school students only
    Sign up for a free fully-proctored practice SAT will that will show you what to expect in a test-like environment. You will receive a comprehensive analysis of your performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.
    Offered by Kaplan. Registration ends 4/20/2012 at 6:00 PM
  • Teen Talk Time
    Wednesday, April 25, 3-5pm
    No registatration required
    Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group for students in middle and high school.
    Snacks provided by the Burien Library Guild.
  • Mid-Life Career Changing in the New Economy
    Tuesday April 17th 7pm
    Analyze and understand the problem of ‘Ageism’ , how it affects your job search and what you can do to about it.
    This program is for adults
  • Opera Preview
    Madame Butterfly
    Wednesday April 18th 7pm
    Join Norm Hollingshead for his entertaining commentary and introduction to this beloved opera.
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild

Programs @ White Center Library:

  • Be Kind to Our Earth
    Wednesday April 25th 6:30pm
    Ages 5 and older
  • ….In Early May join us for
    A Pirate’s Poetry Party Show
    Wednesday May 9th 7pm
    Ages 5 and older

Programs @ Boulevard Park Library:

  • ‘Star Jumper’ by Frank Asch
    Thursday April 12th 2pm
    Join us to talk about this great book and use your imagination to make your own duct tape creations
    For children and teens ages 8-14

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

Book Review
‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ by Garth Stein

This is a sweet, tragic, funny, and finally uplifting story that anyone who owns a dog will love.

Enzo, a lab-terrier mix, is the constant companion and support for aspiring race car driver Denny Swift. Denny’s life if not easy, his marriage to Eve is solid and they have a daughter named Zoe.

However, Eve’s family does not support or approve of Denny’s racing dreams and when Eve gets sick Denny’s lack of resources and his self doubt put him at the family’s mercy especially when it comes to Zoe.

Throughout the struggle and Eve’s illness Enzo is there for Denny and Zoe. Enzo’s point of view provides insightful observations and sometimes comic relief from our all too ‘human’ problems and drama.


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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