Check 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.
Millissa : 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.
Janice: 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.
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!
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Take advantage of these handy lists of ebook and audiobook romances from the Northwest Anytime Library (Overdrive).
Romance with Humor
If you need help with downloads, come in or call the Burlington Public Library.
North Cascades National Park is one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Animals with fins, fur, feathers and scales are all at home in this dramatic and beautiful environment.
Local National Park Ranger Jason Bordelon will be sharing information about nature through literature. Join us for captivating tales, fiction and non-fiction about our wildlife, critters, ecosystems, and how to use our park system when camping and or hiking in our earth’s beautiful habitat.
Our first session begins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Burlington Public Library. Homeschool families and educational institutes with children 5 to 9-year-olds are encouraged to attend!
Booktalk and Presentation:
A people’s geology guide book: “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington”
Research Associate, Western Washington University
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Burlington Public Library
840 E. Washington Ave NW
Burlington WA 98233
Geology Underfoot in Western Washington is a get-out-of-the-car-and-put-your-hands-on-the-rock sort of guide book. The author, Dave Tucker of Bellingham, wrote the book for folks without academic background in geology, though geologists enjoy it and teachers use it.
The book is enhanced with with introductory color photographs and many descriptive diagrams. There are 22 field trips to places in the Cascades, Puget Lowlands, Olympic Mountains and the Pacific shore. Readers are introduced to some geologic essentials, such as plate tectonics, how rocks are named and dated, and a capsule geologic history of Washington State. Each chapter was reviewed by a geologist who has worked at the site, and field tested by a lay reader. The presentation will highlight one of the field trips, and explain how the book was put together.
Join us for this inspiring lecture and chance to meet the author of what is sure to become a classic on Washington’s magnificent geography. For more information about the book, visit Dave’s Northwest Geology Field Trips website, https://nwgeology.wordpress.com/my-book/
Caption reads: “A Typical American Working Man’s Family going to a Labor Day Picnic” in 1915
According to the Tacoma Times one hundred years ago, there were active celebrations of Labor Day even amidst the WWI news.
For the complete article, click the image from: “Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers from the Library of Congress”
But The Journal (of Burlington) in 1915 reported bank stockholder meetings and County fair activities but had no references to Labor Day as a holiday or event.
For more background on labor history here are few books
The fight in the fields : Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers movement by Susan Ferriss and Ricardo Sandoval
The working poor : invisible in America by David K. Shipler.
Sweat and blood : a history of U.S. labor unions by Gloria Skurzynski.
Company towns of the Pacific Northwest by Linda Carlson.
Harvest Wobblies : the Industrial Workers of the World and agricultural laborers in the American West, 1905-1930 by Greg Hall.
For more info on your homework and history research, contact us.