Here are the October Highlights at the Burien Library

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Check out these free programs happening at the Burien Library! Everyone is welcome:

To celebrate the traveling exhibit, Hope In Hard Times, hosted by the Highline Historical Society October 15, 2013 – January 4, 2014, writer and historian Janet Oakley will speak at the library about the Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington during the Great Depression.

Artisan Bread at Home:

  • Wednesday, October 16, 6:30pm

Join Pastry Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft in a lively discussion of bread making. Please register at

Amy Pennington’s Canning 201 – Fall Preserves & Fermentation:

  • Saturday, October 26, 3:30pm

Presented by Author & Gardener, Amy Pennington.

Come learn how to make homemade ginger beer and switch up your boring old canning recipes with skill and ease. Please register at

Free Job Workshops:

Presented by WorkSource South Seattle Community College.

Effective Interviewing Techniques for the New Economy:

  • Saturday, October 5, 2pm

This course will go over the issues and provide an in-depth analysis of the interviewing process. With some independent practice, this course can help you prepare successfully for any job interview!

Mid-Life Career Changing in the New Economy:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2pm

Analyze and understand the problem of ‘Ageism’, how age discrimination affects your job search and most importantly what you can do to empower yourself and find meaningful work in this difficult job market.

The Role of Social Media: LinkedIn & Twitter in the New Job Search:

  • Saturday, October 26, 2pm

This course empowers participants in using LinkedIn and Twitter social media venues to enhance their ability to develop key relationships with hiring managers.

October Book Review:

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now—As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It

By Craig Taylor

How do you define the experience of a city as great and sprawling as London?

The answer is one person at a time.

In the tradition of Studs Terkel, journalist Craig Taylor spent five years interviewing over 200 Londoners from every borough of the city and all walks of life to fill the pages of this highly readable book.

The result is a collection of 83 oral histories by Londoners that fascinate, educate, entertain, and inspire. A driving instructor waxes poetic about roundabouts; a voice-over artist talks about her gig as the voice of the London Underground (her favorite station to pronounce was Theydon Bois); a yeoman warder talks about the difficulty of getting a pizza delivered when you live in the Tower of London; and a Wiccan priestess talks about researching spells in the British Library. Fantastic!

– Heather Marker
Adult Services Librarian
Burien Library
King County Library System

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