Burien Library News for September


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September Highlights at the Burien Library:

The New Job Search in the New Economy
Presented by WorkSource South Seattle Community College
If you are starting a job search, have been laid off or want to prepare for possible a layoff, this workshop is for you. It will provide you with a template to develop a successful job search plan for tough economic times. Topics include adjusting to reality of being unemployed, developing a work plan for the successful job search including where to find free career counseling, information on the top paying professions, and where to find training.

  • Saturday, September 07, 2013
    2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    2nd Floor Library Conference Room

Effective Networking for Employment:
Presented by WorkSource South Seattle Community College
Discover why networking is so important for getting a job in today’s environment. Learn how to take your job goal and develop a comprehensive approach to professional networking. Topics include myths of networking, developing a network “system”, and the 4 core elements of networking.

  • Saturday, September 14, 2013
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    2nd Floor Library Conference Room

Burien Book Group: Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell:
An irreverent analysis of late-nineteenth-century imperialism in the United States and an examination of Hawaii’s emblematic and exceptional history, which retraces the impact of New England missionaries who began arriving in the early 1800s to remake the island paradise into a version of New England.
Books are available at the Information Desk on the 2nd Floor. Everyone is welcome.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    2nd Floor Library Conference Room

Norm Hollingshead’s Opera Preview: The Daughter of the Regiment
Donizetti’s lively and graceful comedy sparkles with high notes and great fun.

  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    1st Floor Multipurpose Room

Online Job Search
Presented by WorkSource South Seattle Community College
Learn to search the Internet for job opportunities, contact information and research companies. The course covers what the Internet can and cannot do for you in a job search. Learn how to integrate the Internet into a comprehensive networking plan, submit online resumes and complete web based job applications. A comprehensive list of company job websites for the Puget Sound Region will be provided.

  • Saturday, September 21, 2013
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    2nd Floor Library Conference Room

Effective Resumes for the New Economy
Presented by WorkSource South Seattle Community College
The workshop focuses on developing a resume that will get past the 10 second screen. A resume template will be distributed that can be used in paper or electronic form. Learn what employers are looking for in a resume and how to get your resume pass the first employer screening. Discover the ten keys to a successful resume.

  • Saturday, September 28, 2013
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    2nd Floor Library Conference Room

Evaluating Diets: What the Science Says About Trendy Diets
Presented by Ben Atkinson, MS, RD, CD
Learn how to evaluate a diet. We will discuss popular myths and fad diets as well as the scientific evidence for how diets work.

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2013
    6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    1st Floor Multipurpose Room

Book Review for September:

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
ISBN: 978-0374102418

Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation.

Packer is a staff writer for the New Yorker.

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