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    Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

    Jan. 2, 2020 (Bellingham, WA) – Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County are saying farewell to overdue fines. On January 2, Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) joined libraries across the country that have eliminated the practice of charging people for returning library materials after the due date. This … Read more Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

    Invitation for teens to submit original poetry for A Forest of Words

    Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

    Teens are invited to submit their original writing for possible publication in A Forest of Words, Whatcom County Library System’s annual teen poetry book. The rules are simple: be a Whatcom County teen in grades 6–12 and submit your original verse or poetry to any public library on or before March 15, 2020. Submissions accepted online … Read more Teens, submit poetry for A Forest of Words

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    Book Buzz: The Woman’s Hour

    The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine F. Weiss This year is a big one for democracy: Not only is it a presidential election year, it’s the year of the decennial census, which helps apportion congressional voting districts. It’s also a milestone anniversary for two voting-related Constitutional amendments. The 15th … Read more Book Buzz: The Woman’s Hour

    Book Buzz: The Word is Murder

    The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz Chances are, you’ve read one of British author Anthony Horowitz’s novels or seen one of his television shows. With more than 40 books under his belt (the Alex Rider series about a teenage spy has sold over 19 million copies) and BAFTA Awards for the television series Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders, Horowitz … Read more Book Buzz: The Word is Murder

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