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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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3D Printer Events for Teens & Adults Print Email

3DInterested in 3D printing? WCLS has 3D printer demonstrations and MakerLabs for teens and adults at the Lynden Library. See the printer in action and hear librarians talk about how to use it at our 3D Printer Demo/Orientation.

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Talk Time Classes at WCLS Print Email

Talk TimeWant to improve your English speaking skills? Talk Time English conversation classes are available in several WCLS libraries where you can learn and practice English with a tutor in a fun and informal environment. Weekly Talk Time sessions are available at the Blaine, North Fork, Everson, and Lynden Libraries with an additional class starting up at the Ferndale Library in February. Sponsored by WCLS and the Whatcom Literacy Council. All classes are free. 

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Introducing New WCLS Trustee Lori Jump Print Email

WCLS logoThe WCLS Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Jump to the Library Board. Jump will complete the 5-year term of recently retired board chair Deb Lambert, which runs through January 31, 2019.

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Whatcom READS! Receives Grant: Events Begin in January Print Email

Whatcom READS-Western Reads logoWhatcom READS!, the annual county-wide one-book reading program in Whatcom County, was awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Humanities Washington to support the 2015 program. The Whatcom County Library Foundation (WCLF) received the funds. The Friends of the Bellingham Public Library and WCLF are the major contributing sponsors for Whatcom READS!

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Washington HealthPlanFinder Drop-In Enrollment Event Print Email

two adultsThe last day to enroll in Health Insurance is February 15th. Still need to get it done but don't know where to start? Receive personalized assistance signing up for insurance through the Washington HealthPlanFinder at several WCLS Libraries in January and February. Knowledgeable assistance will be provided by the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) and the Opportunity Council.

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Whatcom County Library Foundation Receives Veterane Family Gift Print Email

WCLF logoThe Whatcom County Library Foundation is pleased to announce that it received $8,000 from the Veterane Family Foundation, the largest unrestricted gift in the organization’s ten-year history.  The donation was recommended by Whatcom County resident Robert Bates, who is a member of the Veterane family. 

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New computer, Tablet, or iPad? We can help! Print Email

Computer tabletBring your laptop, tablet, eReader, or even phone to the Blaine Library for a one-on-one, 30 minute session with library staff. We'll help with basic computer operation, or you can bring your specific question or problem.

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In Gratitude Print Email

pieI recently attended a re-PIE-rement party for Susan Johns, a longtime Public Services Assistant at the Everson McBeath Community Library (think: a retirement party featuring lots of tasty pie). 

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