Your Empress of Information is in Love…with READING!

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“Books are a uniquely portable magic”

– Stephen King

You can get FREE AARP TAX help at many King County Libraries including the Burien Library!

Tax helpers will be at Burien Library on Saturdays from 10am-4pm Multipurpose Room on the first floor

Thursdays 2pm – 6pm Conference room on the second floor (February 2 – April 13th).

Visit to find out dates/times for Tax Help at other libraries.

Programs @ Boulevard Park Library:

  • Board Game Bonanza
    Tuesday, February 19th 1pm
    Play classic board games with friends and family

Programs @ Burien Library:

  • The Snow Queen
    Sunday February 24th 2pm
    Presented by Live Paint and Cindy Arnold
    During this wintry event be surrounded by flurries of make believe snow and create your own snow wand. Costumes welcome
    Ages 3 and older with families
  • Citizenship Class
    Wednesdays 6:30pm
    Get help with the citizenship process

Programs @ White Center Library:

  • Sweet Fantasy Face-off Movie Week
    Monday February 25 and Thursday February 28 4pm
    Watch two versions of the same ‘deliciously sweet’ story and vote for one
    Snacks provided by the White Center Library Guild
  • Talk Time
    Mondays February 11 & 25th 6pm
    Come and practice your English conversation skills
    All levels welcome

Please visit the King County Library website at for a complete list of programs and events at all of our libraries.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Winter of the World‘ by Ken Follett
This is the second novel in Ken Follett’s ‘Century Trilogy’ after ‘The Fall of Giants’.

Set against the backdrop of World War II and following the offspring of families we met in ‘The Fall of Giants,’ Follett once again delivers a gripping tale.

Following the lives of individuals and families who are placed in circumstances that demand extraordinary acts of courage the reader experiences the war first hand.

You’ll meet Daisy Peskov an American heiress who sheds her aristocratic façade to become an ambulance driver during the London Blitzkrieg.  Daisy falls in love with Lloyd Williams a British soldier who smuggles downed airmen out of German controlled territories.

There is also the story of Carla the young German girl who passes classified Nazi documents to a Russian spy to help  stop the march of fascism.

An epic tale that brings to light the complexities of human behavior and government machinations. Follett focuses on ‘big picture’ events while bringing to life the trials of everyday people and gives the reader a true taste of daily life during wartime.


Also available on CD.

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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