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Native American Heritage Month

Check out these adult nonfiction titles to honor and celebrate Native American peoples and to commemorate their histories and cultures.

Native American Nonfiction and Memoir list

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Legends of the North Cascades by Jonathan Evison

eRead of the Month: Legends of the North Cascades

In November, LEGENDS OF THE NORTH CASCADES by Bainbridge Island author Jonathan Evison can be checked out by WCLS cardholders in eBook or eAudio with no waiting. Get started reading today! After three tours in Iraq, Dave Cartwright is back in his rural Washington home, but feels disconnected from the community, frustrated and angry at … Read more

Book Buzz: The Last Thing He Told Me

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Sometimes when the world is heavy, a book that’s not too complicated and not too dark can be just the thing for a rainy or windy weekend. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave fits the bill. It’s not quite a thriller, not quite a mystery, … Read more

Book Buzz: At the Edge of the Haight

At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman One night several years ago while driving through Golden Gate Park, journalist Katherine Seligman and her husband were stopped by a frantic man who jumped in front of their car, pleading with them to stay with him and saying that someone was threatening to kill him. … Read more

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Birch Bay Vogt Community Library measure headed for Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot

After reviewing the narrow margin of the November general election and with full support of the Friends of Birch Bay Library, the Whatcom County Library System will ask the Whatcom County Council to place the Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) on the Feb. 8, 2022, special election ballot. In the Nov. 2, 2021, … Read more

Community Resources for Emergencies and Flood Relief

WCLS curates searchable list of flood relief resources

Historic November flooding severely impacted Whatcom County communities. As a service to those who are now involved in flood recovery and cleanup efforts, WCLS staff have curated a searchable, online collection of resources, websites, phone numbers and information to help with flood relief, next steps and future emergencies. Find the collection at Browse the … Read more

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Whatcom READS announces seasonal programs

The 2022 Whatcom READS selection is the generational saga Greenwood by Canadian author Michael Christie. With trees as a guiding metaphor, Greenwood charts a family’s rise and fall and the “hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light.” “We think local readers will enjoy not only author Michael Christie’s writing and the book’s inventive structure but … Read more

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