Your Empress of Information Says ‘Never Judge a Book by its Movie’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

‘Never judge a book by its movie’

– J.W. Eagan

The King County Library System has an online database called UniversalClass ( with online continuing education courses covering a wide range of subjects.

Whether you’re looking for extra tutoring in a specific subject for school, training for a new career, advancement within your current company or simply to learn something new, our online courses can help you. UniversalClass™ currently offers over 100 courses in our General Education category including over 25 related subject areas. General Education covers such areas as math, psychology, writing, teacher resources, art, music, special education, science, legal studies and more

Programs @ Burien Library:

  • Burien Young Readers Club
    ‘Wonderstruck’ by Brian Selznick
    Wednesday January 16th 4:15pm
    Ages 7-12
    Pick up a copy of the book at the library and join us for a lively discussion!
    Snacks provided by the Burien Library Guild
  • Coming in February…
    Sunday February 3rd at 5pm @Burien Library
    Enjoy popcorn and the movie ‘Ratatouille’
    All ages
    Sponsored by the Burien Library Guild

Programs @ Boulevard Park Library:

  • Sleepy Stories & Songs
    Wednesday January 16, 23, 30 6:30pm
    Join Miss Echo and her ukulele for songs & stories
    Ages 2 and older

Programs @ White Center Library:

  • Super Action Movie Week
    Monday January 14- Thursday January 17th 4pm
    Enjoy a different suspense movie every day after school
    Snacks provided by the White Center Library Guild

Drop-in to Learn About eBooks

  • Boulevard Park Library
  • Saturday January 12th 3pm
  • Burien Library
  • Saturday January 19th 3pm
  • White Center Library
  • Saturday January 26th 3pm

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Life and Love from Dear Sugar’ by Cheryl Strayed

I know it’s only January, but this just might be my favorite book of the year!

A compilation of letters written to ‘Dear Sugar’ (previously anonymous) advice columnist, Cheryl Strayed. Insightful, sad, uplifting, and prophetic the responses that ‘Dear Sugar’ writes will touch your heart and make you want to read them out loud to everyone.

There are letters from struggling young adults just out of college, folks in unhappy marriages, people suffering from financial disaster, and over 60s looking for love. ‘Dear Sugar’ provides such beautifully crystalline and compassionate advise that you will want everyone you know, especially your friends and loved ones in need of a lift to read this book.

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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