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    Read and Share. Read Heather "Anish" Anderson's memoir of adventure and discovery, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home and stay tuned for events with the author at your library this fall. Click to place your hold now. Downloadable audiobook and ebook available too.

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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: Greenwood

    Greenwood by Michael Christie Like the rings of a mighty tree, Michael Christie’s recent novel Greenwood spans generations, telling the story of a family whose lives are inextricably connected with trees and who are often at odds with each other—among them a lumber tycoon father, his eco-activist daughter, and her carpenter son. It’s 2038, and Jacinda “Jake” … Read more Book Buzz: Greenwood

    Book Buzz: Pandemic Fiction

    Playing the board game Pandemic recently, it was oddly comforting to have a role in eradicating the virus and fighting the good fight with our team of scientists, researchers and first responders. Thinking about the experience, I realized I’ve been feeling the impulse to read some pandemic fiction, even though that subject matter isn’t my … Read more Book Buzz: Pandemic Fiction

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    Library Giving Day is April 23. Click here to Donate online.

    Online day of giving supports libraries

    During this time of staying home and staying healthy, record numbers of people are accessing Whatcom County Library System’s free digital services. Now, they can say thanks by donating to support library programming during the second annual Library Giving Day campaign, a one-day online fundraising event on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  Library Giving Day donations … Read more Online day of giving supports libraries

    WCLS at Home. A weekly schedule of inspiration, experiences, and fun from your library.

    Library system launches WCLS@Home

    Looking for a new source for online entertainment and educational resources while you’re spending time at home? Turn to your library. In addition to the wealth of digital content such as streaming music and movies, eBooks and eAudiobooks, genealogy tools and more on, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is now creating original programming … Read more Library system launches WCLS@Home

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