Your Empress of Information Says ‘Fall Into a Good Book this Month!’
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read”
– Groucho Marx
DID YOU KNOW?
The King County Library System now provides access to streaming video, providing unlimited access to thousands of full length educational videos and clips anytime, anywhere! http://avod.films.com/Dashboard.aspx – check it out!
Programs at the Burien Library (206.243.3490):
- Book Buddies returns!
Tuesdays Sept 18th & 25th @ 4pm
Ages K-4th grade
Free one-on-one reading help from a trained high school volunteer
- SAT Practice Test
Saturday Sept 22nd 11am-3:30pm
Presented by Kaplan
Fully proctored practice SAT, including a comprehensive analysis of your performance on the test.
High School students only
- Opera Preview: Fidelio
Wednesday Sept 26th 7pm
Presented by Norm Hollingshead
Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild
- Cooking up Home-Based Food Business
Sunday Sept 30th 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Presented by Jennifer Lewis & Zoe Bartlett
Covers new Washington State laws, health code, and business licensing requirements to help you get your business cooking!
Programs at the Boulevard Park Library (206.242.8662):
- So You Think You Can Make a Movie?
Saturday Sept 15th, 22nd, & 29th @ 2pm
Aspiring filmmakers age 8-12 are invited to make a short movie.
Meets weekly for 3 sessions, all equipment is provided
Space is limited, please register.
Programs at the White Center Library (206.243.0233):
- Make Your Own Comic Book
Thursday Sept 20th 4pm
Presenter David Lasky will talk about getting started, go through the process, and invite everyone to create a short comic book
This program is for Teens
Sponsored by the White Center Library Guild
Visit our webpage at http://www.kcls.org/programs/index.cfm for a complete list of all programs offered throughout the King County Library System
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Doc’ by Mary Doria Russell
John Henry Holiday ‘Doc’ Holiday gambler, dentist, and gun fighter of OK Corral fame comes to full, fascinating, and colorful life in Mary Doria Russell’s book entitled simply ‘Doc’.
There have been many stories written (both fiction and nonfiction) about the life and times of this famous character and this one is excellent. Well written and true to place and time you can almost taste the dust as Doc Holiday, suffering from consumption (tuberculosis) struggles to navigate the smoky saloons and gritty streets of Dodge City Kansas.
Filled with other colorful historical characters this is a wonderful ‘western’ that everyone will enjoy.
For a real treat listen to the audio edition of ‘Doc’ read by Mark Bramhall, he is a fabulous reader!
Also available in large print, on CD, as a downloadable Ebook, and on Play-away audio player.
Until next time…see you in the stacks!
– Marilee A. Cogswell