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    Meet local author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker at WCLS 75th anniversary Read & Share events

    To celebrate 75 years of sharing stories, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) created Read & Share, a countywide book group, and invited community members to read the featured title, Leif Whittaker’s gripping memoir, My Old Man and the Mountain. Now, as WCLS closes in on the final months of its anniversary celebration, it’s time to hear … Read moreMeet local author and mountaineer Leif Whittaker at WCLS 75th anniversary Read & Share events

    Project 562 Artist Matika Wilbur Visits Whatcom County October 3–5, Free Community Presentations “Changing the Way We See Native America”

    WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON — In partnership with the Nooksack Tribe and Northwest Indian College, the Whatcom County Library System is honored to host one of the nation’s leading photographers, Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples. Wilbur will be in Whatcom County October 3–5, 2019, for four free community presentations of her ground-breaking work, … Read moreProject 562 Artist Matika Wilbur Visits Whatcom County October 3–5, Free Community Presentations “Changing the Way We See Native America”

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    Book Buzz: Climber’s Corner

    Book Buzz: If you Liked My Old Man and the Mountain by Leif Whittaker You may have heard that it’s Whatcom County Library System’s 75th anniversary year, and to celebrate we’ve created the Read & Share program featuring Leif Whittaker’s excellent memoir My Old Man and the Mountain. Whittaker is the son of “Big Jim” Whittaker, … Read moreBook Buzz: Climber’s Corner

    Book Buzz: Deep River

    Deep River by Karl Marlantes In his debut novel, Matterhorn, based on his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam, Pacific Northwest author Karl Marlantes established himself as a master of evocative settings and characters developed over time. Deep River, his second novel, is a sprawling family epic set along the mouth of the Columbia River … Read moreBook Buzz: Deep River

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