More movies and books on the Olympics like “The Boys in the Boat”? Here are a few titles:
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.
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.
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.
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, email@example.com,
Burlington Historical Society Facebook page
HubHistory Online Collection
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.
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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.
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.
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.
This week is Preservation Week at libraries all over the country. Although we can’t save everything, some family and institution treasures are worth taking the time and effort to preserve. Here are some beginning suggestions for preserving your heirlooms and family memories. Use these quick tips as a starting point for taking care of your precious items or come in and talk to me about the process. You can also come in to the library for some help with this process. Just ask a librarian!