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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]

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at local libraries during July

Here’s what’s going on at the Burien branch of the King County Library during July: BURIEN LIBRARY JULY 2014 EVENTS Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children... [Read more]

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigns from King County Library System

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigns from King County Library System

Longtime Director Bill Ptacek resigned from his position at the King County Library System this week. Ptacek, who served in that position since 1989, has been named CEO of the Calgary Public Library…

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]

Your Empress of Information says ‘forget the world with a book’

Your Empress of Information says ‘forget the world with a book’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.” – from ‘Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown’ by Maud... [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]

Your Empress of Information Says…Beware the Books of March!

Your Empress of Information Says…Beware the Books of March!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library ‘It’s not the answer that enlightens, but the question’ – Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes DID YOU KNOW? King County Library System is sponsoring a year... [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]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Give the Gift of Reading’ this Month!

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Give the Gift of Reading’ this Month!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library ‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it’ – William Arthur Ward DID YOU KNOW? You can enjoy  list of... [Read more]

King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

King County Library Board to Consider Building New White Center Library

The King County Library Planning Committee agreed today (Thursday, Nov. 15) to submit to its board of directors a proposal to build a 10,000 square foot library in White Center. The proposal by library... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: KCLS Director Responds to Resident Concerned About Explicit Anime

FOLLOWUP: KCLS Director Responds to Resident Concerned About Explicit Anime

KCLS Director Bill Ptacek. Our post on the local resident who’s upset with the King County Library System for allowing his 10-year old niece to check out an anime book labelled “For Mature... [Read more]

Resident Upset with Library After Niece Checks Out Explicit Anime Book

Resident Upset with Library After Niece Checks Out Explicit Anime Book

Travis De Nevers, a longtime local resident, is upset with the King County Library System after discovering that his 10-year old niece was allowed to check-out an explicit, sexual anime book from the White Center Library…

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Don’t Be Afraid of a Good Book!’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Don’t Be Afraid of a Good Book!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.” ~ Groucho Marx
 DID YOU... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Fall Into a Good Book this Month!’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Fall Into a Good Book this Month!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read”  – Groucho Marx DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Take Time to READ’; Meet Dewey & Sketch

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Take Time to READ’; Meet Dewey & Sketch

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.”  - Cicero DID YOU KNOW? Take Time To READ Posters are located throughout King County At... [Read more]

29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them

29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them

Twenty-nine giant book covers are gracing numerous walls around downtown Burien, courtesy the King County Library System’s 2012 “Take Time to Read” Book Cover Tour…

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]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Giant Book Covers Will Be Going Up Soon!’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Giant Book Covers Will Be Going Up Soon!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “Books – bright windows in this life of ours, lit by the shining souls of men” - H.G. Wells from ‘The Island of Doctor Moreau’ DID YOU KNOW? The... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘May is Loaded with KCLS Programs for All Ages!’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘May is Loaded with KCLS Programs for All Ages!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “The future belongs to those 
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt NOTE: All King County Libraries will be closed... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Now You Can Save to the Cloud’ at KCLS!

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Now You Can Save to the Cloud’ at KCLS!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “All you need in life is truth and beauty and you can find both at the Public Library” - Studs Terkel Did you know? Working on a document on a library... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information Can Read with Her Eyes Shut

Your Empress of Information Can Read with Her Eyes Shut

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library ”The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr. Suess, ‘I can Read with My Eyes... [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]

Your Empress Of Information Says Look To Your Library For Gift Of Reading

Your Empress Of Information Says Look To Your Library For Gift Of Reading

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library To know where you can find anything, that in short is the largest part of learning. ?- Anonymous (Look to Your Library!) Did You Know? Burien Library has... [Read more]

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

UPDATE: Plan To Consolidate North Burien Libraries Put On Hold – For Now

by Ralph Nichols The King County Library System Board of Trustees voted 4-0 Tuesday night (Nov. 29) to put on temporary hold administration plans to close and consolidate the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]

BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures

BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures

After almost three hours of testimony and discussion Tuesday (Nov. 29), the KCLS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to delay proceeding with the closure and consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

UPDATE: ‘Angry’ Council to Insist KCLS Board Drop Library Consolidation Plans

by Ralph Nichols A “very angry” Burien City Council insisted in a letter Tuesday (Nov. 29) [download PDF here] that King County Library System trustees back away from yet another attempt to close and... [Read more]