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Photographer Matika Wilbur’s work on Native Americans at Burien Library Dec. 1

Photographer Matika Wilbur’s work on Native Americans at Burien Library Dec. 1

Matika Wilbur Presents: Changing The Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes For far too long, Native America has been misrepresented as a “vanishing race,” silenced in... [Read more]

Could Library Report Signal 1st Step Toward Merging 2 North Burien Libraries?

Could Library Report Signal 1st Step Toward Merging 2 North Burien Libraries?

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members will receive a report at tonight’s meeting (7 p.m. Feb. 7) that could have long-term implications for the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries. The... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Is Scaring Up All Sorts Of Halloween Libraria

Your Empress Of Information Is Scaring Up All Sorts Of Halloween Libraria

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, Burien Library It’s Back! Our beloved Tsutakawa Fountain has been installed in its new home inside the Burien Library!  Next time you visit the library be sure to have... [Read more]

City Of Burien Wins Two Awards For Library/City Hall Building

City Of Burien Wins Two Awards For Library/City Hall Building

Two honors for design recently have been accorded the King County Library/Burien City Hall building, which opened last June. The three-story centerpiece of downtown Burien has received an award for “outstanding”... [Read more]

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

Burien City Council Will Face Off With King County Library Tonight

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members will receive a briefing at tonight’s regular meeting (7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22) on the King County Library System’s (KCLS) process for siting libraries. The... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says Happy Holidays To All!

Your Empress Of Information Says Happy Holidays To All!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library Happy Holidays to each and every one of our fine bookworms out there! Can you believe it’s almost 2010? (and isn’t that the “Year... [Read more]

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

Burien City Council, Residents React To County’s Pitch For Puget Sound Park; Plus, Take Our Poll…

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members had their first face-to-face discussion with a representative of the King County Executive’s office on the divisive issue of Puget Sound Park at their... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine, whose first full day on the job was Monday (Nov. 30), reportedly plans to meet with all interested parties before deciding the future of Puget Sound... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says: Be Thankful For Books!

Your Empress Of Information Says: Be Thankful For Books!

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library All King County Libraries will be Closed Thursday, Nov. 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library System offers a... [Read more]

Your Empress Of Information Says: “Slather Up & Read A Great Book!”

Your Empress Of Information Says: “Slather Up & Read A Great Book!”

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library Summer is here dear Readers, which means it’s time to slather yourself with gobs of SPF750, cover your nose with zinc oxide, then find a shady... [Read more]

George Tsutakawa Fountain Temporarily Removed From New Library Due To Damage Concerns

George Tsutakawa Fountain Temporarily Removed From New Library Due To Damage Concerns

Thursday (July 2nd), we received the following email from a BTB Reader named Jessica, inquiring about the 1972 George Tsutakawa fountain at the new library, which has been recently removed: Hello, Yesterday... [Read more]

Library Closes May 16th; To Re-Open 6/13 In New Building

Library Closes May 16th; To Re-Open 6/13 In New Building

The Burien Library will be closed beginning May 16 in preparation for the move to their new building at Burien Town Square.

However, the large meeting room will be open for holds pickup, returns and Choice Reads only through June 9th.

The grand opening of the new Burien Library building will be Saturday, June 13th at 10am. The new branch will be located at 400 SW 152nd Street in the same building as the new city hall in the Burien Town Square complex…

Your Empress Of Information Says "Look To Your Library"

Your Empress Of Information Says "Look To Your Library"

by Marilee A. Cogswell
Manager, 
Burien Library

As everyone has shown time and time again, we’re a strong community here in Burien, whether we’re using our beloved library or whacking invasive weeds in a local park or helping neighbors in need, and the month of May will show everyone just how strong we are with this upcoming, helpful, community-oriented event:

‘Look to Your Library’ job-hunting help from May 1st – May 8th at ALL KCLS Libraries!

Your Empress Of Information Salutes All B-Town Bookworms

Your Empress Of Information Salutes All B-Town Bookworms

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library Greetings and salutations to all B-Town Bookworms from your Empress of Information! DID YOU KNOW? The King County Library System now offers downloadable... [Read more]

Your “Empress Of Information’s” February Column

Your “Empress Of Information’s” February Column

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library Happy belated New Year as well as a premature Valentine’s Day to all! Please Note: All King County Libraries will be Closed Monday February... [Read more]

Holiday Salutations From Your “Empress Of Information”

Holiday Salutations From Your “Empress Of Information”

by Marilee A. Cogswell Manager, 
Burien Library Holiday Salutations my Dear Readers from your Burien Library Empress of Informationâ„¢! Despite the winter wonderland-ness of the recent weather,... [Read more]