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    Racism and Diversity: Resources for Learning

    WCLS staff have developed several booklists focused on racism and the experiences and voices of our BIPOC (Black, Indigeneous and People of Color) communities 

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    Book Buzz


    Book Buzz: The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

    The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton Escapism seems to be in order these days, and sometimes a twisty mystery is just the ticket for engrossing distraction. Stuart Turton’s inventive 2018 whodunnit, The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, is more like a who-what-when-where-how-dunnit. It’s been billed as … Read more Book Buzz: The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

    Book Buzz: The Dutch House

    The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Bel Canto, the exquisite novel about an opera singer and a dozen guests held hostage at a South American embassy, came out in 2001 and left such a positive impression in my memory that every time I see a new Ann Patchett title I check it out from the … Read more Book Buzz: The Dutch House

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    Library system extends WiFi service

    Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) has enhanced drive-up WiFi service at four of its branches and a bookmobile stop. From the parking lots of public libraries in Deming, Everson, Ferndale and Sudden Valley as well as the Birch Bay bookmobile stop, community members will now find boosted WiFi signals that expand free public broadband internet … Read more Library system extends WiFi service

    WCLS offers curbside pickup and other library services for patrons during building closures

    Although library buildings remain closed to the public, the Whatcom County Library System is offering a wide range of services, including curbside pickup of library materials, free WiFi access from branch parking lots, and online Summer Reading programs. Here is an overview of current library services. Curbside pickup of library materials: Using your library card … Read more WCLS offers curbside pickup and other library services for patrons during building closures

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