New chapter books for young readers

Here are some of Librarian Lisa’s favorites for 2016 to try.  Click on the books or titles to find them in the catalog; the catalog record of the books has reviews and short descriptions to learn more about each title.

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More titles –

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

Click here to Start by Denis Markell

The Best Worst Thing by Kathleen Lane

My Life with Liars by Caela Carter

As always – Ask Us

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New Graphic Novels at the Burlington Public Library

A new larger collection of graphic novels are available at the Burlington Public Library for all ages.  The art of some amazing artists and illustrators are featured in these visual journeys told on the pages of a book.  We have a bit of everything from classics to contemporary, from Superman and Batman to Lynda Barry, Will Eisner, Brian K Vaughan, Frank Miller, Alison Bechdel, Joe Sacco, Bryan Talbot and more! Visit and check out our growing collections.

Mooncopy by Tom Gauld Neil Gaiman's Teknophage ImaDC Comics encyclopedia

But beware they are not for faint of heart

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Happy Birthday Alice Walker

Today happens to be author Alice Walker’s birthday and in honor of African American History Month we are featuring  her influential books and other writings.  In 1982 her  book “The Color Purple” came out.  It won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1983 and was made into a successful movie.

For more information about her and her other books, click here.

 

-Karen

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Books for African American History Month

(Click the covers to place a hold; for more Ask us!)

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Fact and Opinion Check – Ask A Librarian

Opposing Viewpoints

If you aren’t in the library, you will need your library card number.

There’s a really easy way to help you with finding facts or more reliable sources for your political discussions or for your homework. Use the library’s online resources! Search engines are great for special interest resources but it helps to balance the research out, double check your dates and names in books and articles using references and periodical articles.
For help, Ask a Librarian

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Legal Forms and Resources @ your library

Ask us at the Info desk if you need help downloading the forms or finding articles. The Legal Forms database allows you to find forms you need from the library computers and at home with your library card.  You can use Legal Forms to design your own forms for business and personal uses. [Click the image below for links to access – you may need your library card number from home]

 

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Looking for Betty Macdonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I

Looking for Betty Macdonald Tuesday afternoon, January 17th 2017

Tuesday afternoon, January 17th 2017 2 p.m.

Program “Looking for Betty MacDonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I
Speaker : Paula Becker, Seattle Author and Historian
January 17th 2017
Tuesday afternoon, 2 p.m.
Burlington Public Library
820 E. Washington Ave
Burlington WA
www.burlingtonwa.gov/library

Join us for a slide presentation and reading from the new biography “Looking for Betty MacDonald – The Egg, the Plague, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, and I” by the author Paula Becker.

This new book is the story of the life of Betty MacDonald, one of only a few nationally celebrated authors from Washington State in the 1940s and early 50s. Biographer Paula Becker chronicles MacDonald’s vibrant, close family life, writing career, her books and her era.

Material from letters, personal accounts, and her own writing made it possible for Becker to explore what drove this unconventional often irreverent woman. MacDonald’s first bestselling success “The Egg and I” (1945) evolved from stories she told and re-told of her experience chicken farming as young wife on the rural Olympic Peninsula. She followed her unexpected success with the children’s book “Mrs. Piggle Wiggle” (1947), another memoir “The Plague and I” (1948) and more of the children’s stories, articles and memoirs until her untimely death at the age of 49 in 1958.

Join us to hear Becker share her observations about MacDonald’s humorous writing style and the world as Betty saw it.  Q & A to follow.

For more information, contact the Burlington Public Library at 820 East Washington Avenue, call 755-0760, or visit the Burlington Library

More links:

http://crosscut.com/2016/12/the-best-northwest-non-fiction-of-2016/

http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/BECLOO.html

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/looking-for-betty-macdonald-finds-comedy-and-tragedy/

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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

Check with us for more suggestions!

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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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