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Reading Recommendations


Hispanic Heritage Month: Memoirs

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. These new and notable memoirs explore the range of lived experiences of Hispanic authors. Each title offers compelling reading for Hispanic Heritage month and beyond.


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Book Buzz: The Book of Difficult Fruit

The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with Recipes) by Kate Lebo Mixing culinary history, personal reflections and tantalizing trivia, poet and pie aficionado Kate Lebo delves deep into 26 lyrical essays featuring “difficult” fruit — one for each letter of the alphabet — in her first work of nonfiction, … Read more

Book Buzz: Monk and Robot series

Monk and Robot series by Becky Chambers In the gentle, hopeful future world of the ‘Monk and Robot’ series by Becky Chambers, Sibling Dex, a tea monk on the planet Panga, and a scatterbrained and lovable robot named Splendid Speckled Mosscap (robots in Panga are named for the first thing their awareness touches on, in … Read more

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News


Alix Prior is the new Ferndale Library manager

Alix Prior is the new manager of the Ferndale Library. She succeeds Sarah Koehler who retired earlier this summer after 25 years with the Whatcom County Library System. As manager of the 15,000-square-foot, city-owned library building, Prior works with a team of 24 staff members to deliver library services to the Ferndale community. “Alix’s professional … Read more

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Read & Share features Bellingham author Clyde Ford’s acclaimed memoir, Think Black

WCLS’s fourth annual Read & Share features Bellingham author Clyde W. Ford’s award-winning memoir, Think Black. It is a vivid portrayal of the intersection between technology and race and the tension between a trailblazing father and rebellious son. Borrow the book or eAudiobook from the library. Then register for Oct. 8-Nov. 10 online author events, including … Read more

Wilson Family Sacred Waters Documentary

WCLS hosts screenings of Nooksack River documentary with filmmaker Althea Wilson of Lummi Nation 

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is honored to feature two screenings of the film “Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Waters: The Documented Oral History of Life on the Nooksack River” with Tli’nuk’dzwidzi/Althea Wilson, Lummi tribal member and documentary filmmaker. The events are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Deming Library and 5-8 p.m. … Read more

WCLS is updating its phone notification service

When WCLS patrons set up their library accounts, they can choose whether to receive phone, text, or email notifications about items they have requested or items that are overdue. Patrons using phone notifications will notice a few changes to the service as of Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. Patrons may notice that the messages are shorter and … Read more

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