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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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

bannedbooks

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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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