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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]

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

Undercover Burien Police Officers bust drug dealers near City Hall/Library

On Thursday night (April 10), undercover Burien Police officers busted three adult drug dealers near the City Hall/Library/Town Square area, confiscating two scales, a glass smoking pipe, methamphetamine... [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 Arts offering FREE Art Workshops for grades 4-6 starting Jan. 5

Burien Arts offering FREE Art Workshops for grades 4-6 starting Jan. 5

Our friends at Burien Arts are offer FREE Art Workshops for students in grade 4-6 starting Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Burien Library. Here’s the full schedule: Sunday Jan 5: Pet Portraits in Collage Sunday... [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]

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]

‘Little Free Library’ Pops Up in Burien

‘Little Free Library’ Pops Up in Burien

A new “Little Free Library” has popped up in Burien around 1228 SW 150th Street (between 12th and 13th; map below), and residents are invited to participate by borrowing a book or dropping... [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]

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]

Burien City Council to Discuss Libraries, Budget & More at Tonight’s Meeting

Burien City Council to Discuss Libraries, Budget & More at Tonight’s Meeting

At tonight’s (Monday, Sept. 24) Burien City Council Workshop meeting, on the agenda are discussions about the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries, the preliminary operating budget and more. Download... [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]

Congressman Jim McDermott to Host Q&A at Burien Library this Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott to Host Q&A at Burien Library this Saturday

Congressman Jim McDermott will be in Burien this Saturday, July 14, at 1 p.m. for a question and answer session at the Burien Library. Burien and neighboring Normandy Park are now part of the 7th Congressional... [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…

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, July 19 at Burien Library

Next ‘Youth in Recovery’ Night is Thursday, July 19 at Burien Library

Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA) will be holding its monthly ‘Youth In Recovery’ night on Thursday, July 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Burien Library. SAMA... [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]