The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and other new Christmas books!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Christmas Craftes, Recipies, ActivitiesThe Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – Christmas Crafts, Recipes, Activties by Brandy and Matt Shay

 

A Very Vintage Christmas - Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Very Vintage Christmas – Holiday collecting, decorating and celebrating by Bob Richter

One Hundred Little  Christmas Gifts to Make One hundred Little Christmas Gifts to Make

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IRS warns of a new tax bill scam

ftc_scamalertsIRS Imposter Scams

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Voter’s Guides

Here’s the link to the Skagit County Voter’s Guide and General Election Links

Voter's Guides Skagit County

 

 

 

See also the library page for other useful links.

 

 

Karen

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Archival Library Poster from the Library of Congress

Some things never change, your library and librarians can help navigate all the new ways to find accurate information – on the Internet and in our books, ebooks, reference books, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, now in print and online.  This poster was featured on the Library of Congress blog for Archives Month.For greater knowledge on more subjects, use your library

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Seattle Sketcher visits Burlington

In case you missed it, the Seattle Times Artist Illustrator Gabriel Campanario was in Burlington recently and created sketches of two of our historic buildings, the Old City Hall and the Carnegie Library and the new Chamber Information Center designed as a historic railroad station.  See his sketches here.  The article was published in the Saturday Oct 1 2016 issue.

 

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Tell me about Banned books

Books are banned for a wide range of reasons, click the image for an article that give examples of titles that have been banned and why. For more of the lists, click here

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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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