Tales about man’s best friend

Tales about man's best friend for the Dog Days of Summer

Click on the book covers below for more information on the book!  

Animals make us human by Temple Grandin
Chaser - unlocking the genius of the dog who knows a thousand words by John W. Pilley
Pet Sitting for Profit by Patti J. Moran
One Nation Under Dog by Michael Schaffer
Rin Tin Tin - The life and the legend by Susan Orlean
Good dog  by Graham Chaffee
The Dog Who Knew Too Much

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Olympic Reads

More movies and books on the Olympics like “The Boys in the Boat”?  Here are a few titles:

Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics by Jeremy Schaap.

Triumph : the untold story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics by Jeremy Schaap.

Tumbling : a novel by Caela Carter.

Tumbling : a novel by Caela Carter.

Rising from ashes - a T.C. Johnstone film

Rising from ashes – a T.C. Johnstone film

The Three-year Swim Club : the untold story of Maui's Sugar Ditch kids and their quest for Olympic glory by Julie Checkoway.

The Three-year Swim Club : the untold story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch kids and their quest for Olympic glory by Julie Checkoway.

Gold by Chris Cleave

Gold by Chris Cleave

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The vision of a champion : advice and inspiration from the world’s most successful women’s soccer coach by Anson Dorrance

Grace, gold and glory : my leap of faith : the Gabrielle Douglas story

Grace, gold and glory : my leap of faith : the Gabrielle Douglas story

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Chariots of Fire [Movie / DVD]

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Finding jobs, businesses and people using your library

Reference USA – Try this business and telephone directory to locate products and businesses, market your business, research competitors, finding a job or just find relatives and friends. Have your Burlington Public library card handy for access.

This database is provided courtesy of the Port of Skagit.

ReferenceUSA Telephone and Business Directory

For some short videos training any time, click on the Learning Center for a direct link to one of the scheduled trainings. ReferenceUSA’s Search Essentials
Mondays – 3:00 pm CST (1 Hour)

Designed for anyone new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. We will cover the four essentials anyone, particularly those new to ReferenceUSA, will want to know in order to successfully use the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks, and techniques. Plenty of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.

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What we’re reading – July 2016

What We're ReadingCheck out the list below of the books we’re reading here at the library.  Click the highlighted titles for a link to our catalog listing to reserve your copy.

Fans of audiobooks know that the reader matters. For J. Ryan Stradal’s novel Kitchens of the great Midwest, readers Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg raise the book from good to great! Stradal introduces Eva Thorvald, and her culinary journey from adolescent foodie to star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club. Eva’s story is told through the family, friends, and the wide variety of ingredients that have been a part of her life–from Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros. Image ofKitchens of the Great Midwest by StradalReaders Ryan and Stuhlbarg fully embrace the accents of the Midwest, creating a good story—wonderfully told. —  Janice

 

Pax by Sara  Pennypacker is a great childrens chapter book. Peter rescued a defenseless fox kit whom he named Pax.  The boy and Pax bonded and became inseparable. Then Peter’s father enlisted in the Military and Peter was forced to release Pax out into the woods far from home. Peter ‘s father dropped Peter off at his grandfather’s house to reside. Image of item Peter sneaks off to find his beloved pet, Pax.  Meanwhile, Pax is learning how to survive in wild. —  Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

Me Before You by Jojo MoyesMe before you by Jojo Moyes

Check out this modern classic in preparation for the upcoming movie. The story follows the unconventional love story of Will Traynor, former business whiz kid and London socialite, and his caregiver, Louisa. After suffering an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down, Will begins contemplating suicide. Is Louisa’s love and determination to see him live enough to change Will’s mind?

After You Jo Jo Moyes After youby Jojo Moyes —  The sequel to Me Before You picks up approximately 18 months after the end of the last book. This book follows Louisa as she tries to live the life Will challenged her to live, plan her future, and find peace with after the heartbreaking conclusion of Me Before You.  –Jennifer

 

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Time Capsule Opening – Treasures from 1916

Members of the Burlington Historical Society, library and city officials gathered Saturday June 25th to officially open and reveal the contents of the “time capsule” stored in a cornerstone cemented into the historic Burlington Carnegie library building (see image below).  The local newspaper of the day described the ceremony of a century ago. [Click here for slide show of the process and event]

Under [within] the cornerstone the following articles of more or less historic community value were deposited in a sealed jappaned box, These documents were placed in a japanned tin box, in large manila envelopes that were heavily coated with paraffine (sic) wax.”

“Burlington Library Cornerstone is laid” The Journal, Burlington Washington June 2, 1916
1. Two copies of the Burlington Journal
2. Two copies of the [Skagit County] Informer  [so far there is only one reference to another copy (microfilmed) of the Skagit County Informer held at the Washington State Library – however we have not yet checked with the Skagit Museum]
3. Copy of the Burlington Journal containing the library ordinances
4. History of library and reading rooms
5. History of new library activities in getting money for founding Carnegie library
6. Year book of the Alpha Club
7. Yearbook of the Monday Civic Club
8. Ordinance establishing Library Board
9. List of city and school district officers

These items will be on display soon at the library temporarily and viewable on our Hub History page.

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Historic Carnegie Library cornerstone “time capsule”

Historic Carnegie Library Centennial CelebrationJoin us for the June 25th Tour and Program (Saturday) celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the historic Carnegie Library building.

The Burlington Public Library, Burlington Historical Preservation Advisory Board and the fledgling Burlington Historical Society are co-hosting Burlington’s Historic Carnegie Library Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 25, 2016

  • Noon ~ Tour inside the Carnegie Library building by local historian and city councilwoman, Edie Edmundson. The Carnegie Library is located in historic downtown Burlington at 901 E. Fairhaven Ave.
  • 1 p.m. ~ Short program and the opening of the 100-year-old Carnegie Library time capsule at the new Burlington Public Library (820 E Washington Ave)

The time capsule was installed in June 1916 behind the cornerstone of the Carnegie Library at the start of its construction. The cornerstone has been removed and the time capsule box was inside.  The contents of the time capsule will be removed and displayed with related historical artifacts at the library during the celebration. Please bring and share your memories of visiting and using the Carnegie Library.

All ages welcome. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Burlington Library.
Questions: (360) 755-0760, karenp@burlingtonwa.gov,

More information

Burlington Historical Society Facebook page

HubHistory Online Collection

 

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Stay Informed @ the Library

The library has dozens of programs throughout the year for children, teens and adults.  Summer Reading is coming up, Quidditch Fest is June 11, and we have a new telescope you can actually check out.  We would like to remind you that it is possible to sign yourself up for email or mobile notifications of these programs.

You can sign up for our Blog on the right of this page for occasional announcement and information links.  Or  you can sign up for our website calendar notifications here and (ICalendar for mobile apps).  Or use Facebook.  You can also remove yourself from the list any time if they clutter your email account too much.  Check our website periodically for new programs or find business and research resources here.

Stay Informed @ the Library

 

Stay Informed at your library

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What we’re reading

What We're ReadingCheck out the list below of the books we’re reading here at the library.  Click the highlighted titles for a link to our catalog listing to reserve your copy.

Karen:  Too High & Too Steep – Reshaping Seattle’s Topography by David B. Williams.  If you’ve been following the Big Bertha rotary tunneling machine story in Seattle you might be interested in some of the historical changes Seattle has made to make the hills and tideflats of Elliot Bay more habitable for commerce.

Murder of Mary RussellMillissa : The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King – This is the new title in King’s series that began with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. The series tells Sherlock Holmes story after he retires to the countryside and pairs up with his young, inquisitive neighbor Mary Russell. The two have been through a lot in the series. In this book, they untangle Mrs. Hudson’s past and solve one of Holmes’ earlier cases.

Janice: Being mortal: medicine and what matters in the end by Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande is a surgeon, Harvard Medical School professor, public health researcher, and has been named one of the world’s hundred most influential thinkers. In the face of our inevitable end-of-life choices, Gawande offers compassionate answers to questions about what makes life worth living.

The Secret Wisdom of the EarthJanice: The secret wisdom of the earth by Christopher Scotton
Set in the coal country of Appalachia, Scotton has written a novel of both human cruelty and human compassion. This is character driven story, which will bring to mind Harper Lee’s classic novel, To kill a mocking bird—and in my opinion that’s not a bad thing.

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Stargazing 101 – Learn to use our new Telescope

The Burlington Public Library has added an Orion StarBlast 4.5” telescope that you can check out with your library card.
Telescope Program and Loan Program

It’s a great family activity and there are many books in our library to introduce you to basic astronomy. The telescope will be loaned out for two weeks at a time.

The telescope was donated by Island County Astronomical Society. Volunteer astronomer Bob Scott of the society has decades of experience studying the stars and is happy to help.
Click here for videos on how to use the telescope and more information on the program.  Drop by the library and we’ll put you on the waiting list. We anticipate requests to be high throughout the summer months.

 

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May is “Get Caught Reading” month

There are lots of ways to find new books to read – our catalog now shows what’s new and what’s returned (click the image below for a link)   – OR try our Wowbrary site for new titles on order.

Our catalog now shows new titles and just returned items for ideas for reading your next book you can get caught reading!

Our catalog now shows new titles and just returned items for ideas for reading your next book you can get caught reading!

 

 

 

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