Your Empress of Information Says ‘Libraries are not made; they grow’

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by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, Burien Library

“Libraries are not made; they grow…”

– Augustine Birrell

The King County Library System is now offering ‘ ZINIO ‘ the world’s largest newsstand, where you can view magazines on any Internet device – check it out:

Programs @ Burien Library:

  • Firefighter Story Time Friday April 12 @ 11am
  • Meet a real firefighter from the Burien Fire Department who will read a story and talk about safety and what firefighters do.
    • Ages 2 and older
  • Burien Book Group: ‘Blood, Bones, and Butter’ By Gabrielle Hamilton: Wednesday April 17th 2pm
    • Everyone is welcome

Programs @ Boulevard Park Library:

  • Formula for Fossils: Thursday April 11th @ 2pm
    • Presented by Nature Vision
    • Learn about ancient life forms and make your own ‘fossil’. Be prepared to get messy!
    • Call the Boulevard Park Library at 206.242.8662 to reserve a spot.

Programs @ White Center Library:

  • It Came from Outer Space Movie Week: Monday April 22 & Thursday April 25 @ 4pm
    • Out of this world movies! A different movie each day.
    • Call the White Center Library at 206.243.0233 for titles

For a full listing of all programs and events visit our website at

Book Review: ‘Vengeance’ by Benjamin Black

Chief Inspector Hackett and consulting pathologist ‘Quirke’ come together in this character-driven period piece set in Scotland.

Black has a wonderful ability to develop complex and compelling (if sometimes repellant) characters and bring the reader directly to the scene of the crime. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke and fill the chill in the air as the story unfolds around a baffling apparent suicide and a murder.

Quirke, while not an ‘official’ detective has an insatiable curiosity that drives him to investigate and in some way become involved with the families of the deceased. Quirke has his own demons to battle and is often his own worst enemy.

Well written and intriguing.

Available as a downloadable book and 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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