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LizzHello!  I'm Lizz, the WCLS Community Relations Coordinator. On this page, read about WCLS news and announcements. If you need assistance, always feel free to drop me a line. 

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Your library is all treats, no tricks! Print Email

halloween imageWhile kids from Point Roberts to Glenhaven and Lummi Island to Glacier will be soon be dressing up in costumes and venturing forth in search of candy, don’t forget to bring them (and your favorite adults, too) to any Whatcom County Library System location where it’s all treats, all the time.

Whatcomics 2015 - Teen Art Book & Show Print Email

Drawing of a dogThis fall Whatcom County Library System is producing our 9th annual Whatcomics, showcasing original art from teens in grades 6-12.  Information on how to enter is on our website at

READY! for Kindergarten Print Email

A boy and his momIn collaboration with the Mount Baker School District, Whatcom County Library System is please to offer READY! for Kindergarten classes for families with children ages 3-5. Classes will be held at the Deming and North Fork Libraries in October, January, and April.

Library Closure: Staff Training Day Print Email

Staff Training graphicAll WCLS Libraries, the Bookmobile, and Administrative Services will be closed Monday, October 12 for staff training. In addition, Wi-Fi access will be unavailable all day for network maintenance. 

The library website and the online catalog will be available during the closure. The Northwest Indian College Library Connection will not be affected. The Bellingham Public Library, Fairhaven Branch Library, and Barkley Village Branch Library will be open regular hours.

Ripe for the Telling: Surprising Stories of Washington Fruit Print Email

apples on a treeWhat is the messy and juicy history of Washington’s produce industry? Who was Cashmere’s Cider King? From apples to oranges, huckleberries to durian, anthropologist Julia Harrison will cover how these perishable products preserve historic events and reflect our changing relationship to the natural world.

Mask-Making! Print Email

Two kids showing off the masks they madeHear a story and make a mask. It's a simple agenda but wildly popular among kids in WCLS libraries in October. All mask-making materials are supplied, you supply the creative kids, ages 4-11. Here's the full list of Mask-Making events this month. Find the one that works best for you! 

Fall Food Explorations at Your Library Print Email

Healing Herbal TeaEating bugs, keeping bees, drinking teas, baking pies – it’s all about FOOD.  That’s the topic we’re exploring at your local Whatcom County Library this fall!  Pick up your copy of the WCLS Explorations adult program guide at any WCLS library or at many hotspots around the county.  Then make plans to enjoy learning about (and tasting) fermented foods, olive oils, herbs for wellness, and much, much more. 

Serendipity Print Email

woman reading a book in a hammockThere’s something so delicious about summer in the Pacific Northwest.  Possibilities seem endless when the days are long.  There are berries to pick, trails to hike, and sunsets to admire.

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