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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]

Here are the September events for your Burien Library

Here are the September events for your Burien Library

Here are the September Events for your Burien Library: Please click on the links below to view the programs for each age group. Children & Families Teens Adults Children & Families September... [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 films,... [Read more]

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Burien Library on Saturday, Sept. 13

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Burien Library on Saturday, Sept. 13

It’s hard to believe it, but the Burien Library will be celebrating its 5th Anniversary soon, with an all-day party on Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be special performances by Brian Vogan and his... [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]

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

Start to Fitness begins with programs at King County Library this Summer

The summer installment of the King County Library System’s Start to Fitness programs has begun.  This is a series of FREE talks and classes, encouraging folks to take steps toward a stronger,... [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…

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]

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: <i>‘The more you read, the more things you will know’</i>

Your Empress of Information: ‘The more you read, the more things you will know’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read... [Read more]

Your Empress of Information says ‘Check out a good book for Mom!’

Your Empress of Information says ‘Check out a good book for Mom!’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library “You may have tangible wealth untold; Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be – I had a mother who read to me.”  –... [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 ‘Never Judge a Book by its Movie’

Your Empress of Information Says ‘Never Judge a Book by its Movie’

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library ‘Never judge a book by its movie’ – J.W. Eagan DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library System has an online database called UniversalClass (http://kingcountywa.universalclass.com/register.htm)... [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]

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]

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 ‘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]