Reading Recommendations

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. We are sharing recommendations for work by creators of Hispanic/Latinx heritage. Here’s a selection of new fiction by Hispanic/Latinex authors. You’ll find Hispanic/Latinex eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Washington Anytime Library app, Libby as well as Hispanic American films and documentaries on our streaming video service, Kanopy.

Hispanic Heritage Month booklist

Book Buzz

eRead of the Month: THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green

THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED by John Green We live in hope–that life will get better, and more importantly that it will go on, that love will survive even though we will not.” John Green’s first book for adults is a collection of essays that explore humans’ relationship to history, the natural world, and each other. The … Read more

Book Buzz: The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-centered Planet by John Green What do Canada Geese, Diet Dr. Pepper, and the song “Auld Lang Syne” have in common? In the mind of author John Green, these disparate topics become pitch-perfect prompts for essays exploring life in the Anthropocene, the current geologic age defined by human activity’s … Read more

Book Buzz: Hippie Food

Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman There is no shortage of “hippie food” in Bellingham. Between the Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets, the Community Food Co-op, CSA Farm Boxes, meat shares, Whole Foods, and community gardens—we’re up to our ears in whole grains, organic produce, kombucha, … Read more

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September 28 is National Voter Registration Day. Join us.

WCLS offers voter registration events Sept. 28

As part of National Voter Registration Day, Whatcom County Library System is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host voter registration events from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Deming, Everson, North Fork (Kendall) and South Whatcom (Sudden Valley) libraries. Volunteers with Friends of the Library groups will also support the events. First celebrated in … Read more

Architect's rendering of Birch Bay Library

WCLS hosts Birch Bay Library information sessions

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Executive Director Christine Perkins will host four online community meetings to share information and to answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Voters who live within the boundaries of the proposed Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) will vote Nov. 2 to determine if they will fund construction … Read more

WCLS shares library stories on new podcast

What’s it like to move from New York to Whatcom County during a pandemic to start working at a rural library?  Who does the Post Office call when they get a delivery of abandoned ducklings? Why were Youth Services librarians tearing pages out of children’s books? There’s a story behind each of these questions, and … Read more

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