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One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together becomes reality.” - Yoko Ono On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films,... [Read more]

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

Man has probable drug overdose in bathroom of Burien Library Thursday

An adult male transient had a probable drug overdose in the bathroom of the main Burien Library Thursday afternoon (July 31), according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. He survived, and was apparently... [Read more]

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

DIRT ALERT! Learn about soil contamination from the Asarco Smelter this Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. Representatives from the Department of Ecology’s Tacoma... [Read more]

Burien Author to teach ‘Self-Publishing 101′ at Burien Library April 17

Burien Author to teach ‘Self-Publishing 101′ at Burien Library April 17

Burien Author George Matthew Cole will be teaching ‘Self-publishing 101′ for FREE at the Burien Library at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Cole is an area resident who has self-published three... [Read more]

Learn why there’s a ‘Buzz about Mason Bees’ on Sunday, March 9

Learn why there’s a ‘Buzz about Mason Bees’ on Sunday, March 9

Learn why there’s a ‘Buzz about Mason Bees’ at a free Sustainable Burien presentation on Sunday, March 9 at the Burien Library. Here’s what you can expect: Coffee & Cookies... [Read more]

Make time to learn about ‘TimeBanking’ at Burien Library this Sunday

Make time to learn about ‘TimeBanking’ at Burien Library this Sunday

Organizers of Sustainable Burien want our Readers to know that they’ve recently taken some time to create something new – a TimeBank – and you can learn all about it this Sunday at 2 p.m.! What... [Read more]

Here are the October Highlights at the Burien Library

Here are the October Highlights at the Burien Library

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 –... [Read more]

Burien Library News for September

Burien Library News for September

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... [Read more]

Here’s the July schedule for the Burien Master Gardener Clinics

Here’s the July schedule for the Burien Master Gardener Clinics

Burien Master Gardeners continue with FREE advice, appearing at the Burien Library on Wednesdays as well as Furney’s Nursery on Saturdays. Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals... [Read more]

English Language Learner Students to be honored for Creative Writing tonight

English Language Learner Students to be honored for Creative Writing tonight

Highline Public Schools will be holding community celebration to honor the winners of this year’s English Language Learners (ELL) creative writing contest tonight – Wednesday, May 29 – at the Burien... [Read more]

Here’s the June schedule for the Burien Master Gardener Clinics

Here’s the June schedule for the Burien Master Gardener Clinics

Burien Master Gardeners continue with FREE advice, appearing at the Burien Library on Wednesdays as well as Furney’s Nursery on Saturdays. Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals... [Read more]

REMINDER: Environmental Science Center’s FREE workshop on soil is Sunday

REMINDER: Environmental Science Center’s FREE workshop on soil is Sunday

REMINDER: Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding a FREE workshop on soil this Sunday, May 19 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Burien Library. “A beautiful garden or yard... [Read more]

Leigh Newman still Facing North – an Interview with the Author

Leigh Newman still Facing North – an Interview with the Author

by Sharisse T. Smith “Just because you’ve written a memoir doesn’t mean you’ve resolved everything,” author Leigh Newman said recently about her debut memoir, “Still Points North” (The Dial... [Read more]

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

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

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “Libraries are not made; they grow…” – Augustine Birrell DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library System is now offering ‘ ZINIO ‘ the world’s... [Read more]

Author Leigh Newman to Read from her new Memoir at Burien Library April 21

Author Leigh Newman to Read from her new Memoir at Burien Library April 21

Author Leigh Newman – deputy editor and head of books coverage for Oprah.com – will read from her new memoir Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home at... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information is in Love…with READING!

Your Empress of Information is in Love…with READING!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “Books are a uniquely portable magic” – Stephen King DID YOU KNOW? You can get FREE AARP TAX help at many King County Libraries including the Burien... [Read more]

Donate Warm Clothing at Burien Library to Help Homeless Youth in Area

Donate Warm Clothing at Burien Library to Help Homeless Youth in Area

BLAB volunteers dressed up as library mascots Dewey and Sketch. The Burien Library Advisory Board (BLAB) is hosting a warm clothing drive to benefit homeless youth in the area, beginning Monday, Dec. 3... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says: ‘Don’t Be a Turkey – Read a Book!’

Your Empress of Information Says: ‘Don’t Be a Turkey – Read a Book!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library All King County Libraries will be CLOSED Sunday November 11th in observance of Veterans’ Day. “The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Reading Books is Better than Fireworks!’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Reading Books is Better than Fireworks!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “I like stories well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself” – Mark Twain NOTE: All King County Libraries will be CLOSED... [Read more]

BURIEN AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Suspect in Custody, Children Safe + Pics

BURIEN AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Suspect in Custody, Children Safe + Pics

UPDATE 5/22/12 2:50 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office released photos of the suspect, two abducted children and stolen Lexus car involved in an Amber Alert at the Burien Library Tuesday afternoon…

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday at the Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday at the Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night this Thursday, May 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. “Come... [Read more]

‘Remember Century 21′ at Burien Library on Saturday, May 12

‘Remember Century 21′ at Burien Library on Saturday, May 12

In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of Century 21, MOHAI invites you to explore the memories, memorabilia, and myths of Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair through a series of free community-wide workshops.... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says ‘Fulfill Your Resolution To Read More!’

Your Empress Of Information Says ‘Fulfill Your Resolution To Read More!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library ‘We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s... [Read more]

RFP Released To Restore Tsutakawa Fountain Inside Burien Library

RFP Released To Restore Tsutakawa Fountain Inside Burien Library

The Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce is reporting that a “Request for Proposal” (RFP) has been released for a project that would re-locate the historic George Tsutakawa fountain to the interior... [Read more]

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches The New Library Building

B-Town Artist: Dave Branson Sketches The New Library Building

We stumbled upon a sketch by Burien resident Dave Branson, who is letting us post his rendition of the new Library/City Hall Building he created on Monday, Feb. 15th. Here’s what Dave had to say... [Read more]

Burien Library Branch Holds Sneak Peek Opening

Burien Library Branch Holds Sneak Peek Opening

Story and Photos by Janet Grella

Burien’s new King County Library branch held a sneak peek opening Wednesday night (June 3rd) at its shiny digs in the new Burien Town Square complex, and the BTB was there.

Nearly 150 residents, assorted councilmembers, Library Foundation members and, of course, librarians enjoyed wine from Bookwalter Wines of Woodinville, appetizers provided by Tony’s Events & Catering in Seattle along with self-guided tours of the new library…