Urgent appeals for aid that you get in person, by phone or mail, by e-mail, on websites, or on social networking sites may not be on the up-and-up. Unfortunately, legitimate charities face competition from fraudsters who either solicit for bogus charities or aren’t entirely honest about how a so-called charity will use your contribution. Read more about making sure the charity you are helping is sincere at this link from the Federal Trade Commission.
Women’s (and men’s) high school basketball started early, class pictures show the girls playing in Burlington as well as all over the United States with the invention of the game. The game of basketball was invented in late 1891 by Dr. James A. Naismith, physical education director at the Young Men’s Christian Association. Women started playing immediately in high schools and colleges everywhere. It was a welcome relief to the tedium of calisthenics. See this title and all of our books on the sports and basketball below. [ scroll down and click the covers to get to our catalog]
This is a reminder! Take advantage of this opportunity for self paced technology training for learning Microsoft software.(e.g. Word, Excel) critical for the workplace and for more effective home use. All the basic classes are free and you can take them on your own time!
Access to the Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly IT Academy) is provided through a collaboration between the Burlington Public Library, Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State and the Washington State Legislature.
To register, click on this website
Burlington, WA 98233
Dave Tucker of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center will be the speaker for a program on the volcanic history of Mount Baker, its eruptions, collapses, and the hazards this active volcano poses. The state of volcano monitoring at the volcano will be discussed. The likely volcanic future and the potential for impacts on Whatcom-Skagit communities will close out the presentation.
Only 40,000 years old, the Mount Baker cone is about the same age as Mount Saint Helens. Very little was known of its volcanic history until extensive geologic mapping by USGS geologists Wes Hildreth and Kevin Scott began in the mid-1990s.
We now know that Mount Baker is but the youngest in a series of volcanoes in the immediate area extending back over 1,000,000 years. Other volcanoes in the Baker group include: two calderas that each erupted roughly 200 times as much ash as Mount Saint Helens did in 1980 all in single devastating eruptions; a subglacial cone; and a number of once-sizable stratovolcanoes, most now eroded to nubs.
Collapse of the volcano’s southwestern slope sent a large mudflow, or lahar, down the Middle Fork Nooksack River into the lowlands of Whatcom County and possibly as far as the Fraser River. Field studies continue to describe the post-glacial eruptive history. Much of this work is being done by graduate students at Western Washington University.
The newest, as yet unpublished research has revealed the patterns of ash deposits erupted from Mount Baker which will be part of the program along with video from inside the crater.
Click here for more information on the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center
The Burlington Library has several great online resources in addition to the book collection of the Skagit Valley Genealogy Society. America’s Genealogy Bank includes Historical Newspapers (1690 – 1922), Historical Books (1749 – 1900), Historical Documents (1789 – 1994), Social Security Death Index (1937 – 2011).
We also have Ancestry.com Proquest Library Edition and Heritage Quest. These are also useful for local and regional history research in surprising ways. Give them a try. You just need your Burlington Public library card or to visit the library.
Contact library staff about how to make better use of them. The Skagit Valley Genealogy Society volunteers are also available on the first Saturday of the month (except holiday weekends) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help with detailed questions.
Try Pronunciator – a language learning app!
You can log in anytime – or – to track your progress, create an “account” with your library card.
Or Download the app of your choice to use you mobile phone or tablet.
New! There are now live online conversation practice classes for Spanish (Latin America), French, English as a Second Language, Tagalog, Greek, and Mandarin Chinese.
Log in and look for Prolive for schedule!
Pronunciator para las personas que hablan Espanol
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!