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Highline Public Schools partners with King County Library System for ‘Big Read’

Highline Public Schools partners with King County Library System for ‘Big Read’

Highline Public Schools has teamed up the King County Library System (KCLS) to participate in the ‘Big Read,’ a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. KCLS distributed 800 free copies... [Read more]

It’ll be a FREE ‘Clay Day’ all day this Saturday at the Burien Library

It’ll be a FREE ‘Clay Day’ all day this Saturday at the Burien Library

Washington Clay Arts Association is presenting a FREE ‘Day of Clay’ this Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Burien Library – all day! “Join us at the Burien Library for this year’s WCA Winter... [Read more]

Shadow Puppetry Workshop will be held Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at Burien Library

Shadow Puppetry Workshop will be held Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at Burien Library

A two-day Shadow Puppetry Workshop for students in grades 5-8 will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Burien Library. “Some of the first stories people told long ago were with... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Sylvester Middle School Teacher/Author Megan Morrison at Burien Library Sat.

Sylvester Middle School Teacher/Author Megan Morrison at Burien Library Sat.

Meet Sylvester Middle School teacher – and Author – Megan Morrison at the Burien Library on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. Mega has created the fantasy world of Tyme, whose residents include a certain... [Read more]

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

Groundbreaking for new White Center Library will be Thursday, March 19

From our sister site The White Center Blog: Groundbreaking for the new White Center Library – to be located at 1409 SW 107th Street – is set for Thursday, March, 19 at 3 p.m. The current White Center... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Dreams Unlimited’ is this Saturday at the Burien Library

REMINDER: ‘Dreams Unlimited’ is this Saturday at the Burien Library

Dreams Unlimited – a multimedia presentation (music, spoken word, art, video, oral storytelling) asking people to identify and pursue their dreams – will be held at the Burien Library this Saturday,... [Read more]

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... [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... [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]