Your Empress of Information Says ‘Fall Into a Good Book this Month!’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read” 

– Groucho Marx

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! – 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
    Registration required
  • 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 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.

Highly recommend!

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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