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    Comfort and Escape for Trying Times

    When times are hard, what titles do you turn to for comfort or escape? Here are the books and films our staff identified as those that bring peace if life feels overwhelming.


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    Book Buzz


    Book Buzz: The Ghost Map

    The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities and the Modern World With reports of COVID-19 dominating the news cycle and the worldwide run on face masks and antibacterial hand sanitizer, reading a book about a deadly cholera epidemic in London might not be the kind of escapist … Read more Book Buzz: The Ghost Map

    Book Buzz: Highway of Tears

    Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls by Jessica McDiarmid Ramona Wilson, a bright, bubbly teenager from Smithers, B.C., was last seen alive the evening of June 11, 1994. As teenagers are wont to do, Ramona told her mother she’d … Read more Book Buzz: Highway of Tears

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    Library locations and book drops are closed, but you can access the library’s free digital resources online. Need help? Call library staff between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily at 360-305-3600. Please keep your library materials until we reopen. There are no overdue fines.

    Although Whatcom County Library System buildings are closed, community members can still access the library’s extensive, free digital resources online. And, beginning Monday, March 23, library staff will answer patron questions daily from 1-5 p.m. via phone, email and online chat. A library card is required to access digital services. It’s easy to apply for … Read more Library locations and book drops are closed, but you can access the library’s free digital resources online. Need help? Call library staff between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. daily at 360-305-3600. Please keep your library materials until we reopen. There are no overdue fines.

    UPDATE 4/5/2020: WCLS closes branches to mitigate COVID-19 spread

    April 5, 2020 update: Library programs are cancelled until further notice. Due to current public health guidelines, Whatcom County Library System has cancelled or postponed all programs, events, branch services and outreach activities until further notice. We will share updates — and free online library resources you can use at home — on our website and social media … Read more UPDATE 4/5/2020: WCLS closes branches to mitigate COVID-19 spread

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