UPDATE 2/24/2021: Library buildings remain closed at this time. We will be reopening with limited capacity and services on March 1, 2021. Check www.wcls.org/info for updates. Curbside and online services are available.

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    Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May

    eRead of the Month: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

    Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May Join us in February to read Katherine May’s new book Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times. In Wintering, May explores the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. This is a lovely … Read more

    Book Buzz: Let My People Go Surfing

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard Everywhere you look in Whatcom County, Patagonia clothing is ubiquitous. Maybe it’s because so many of us love to spend time being active in the outdoors. Maybe it’s because the clothes are high quality and last a long time. Maybe owning … Read more

    Book Buzz: The Cold Millions

    The Cold Millions by Jess Walter Among the many excellent fiction writers in Washington state putting out great work these days—Jonathan Evison and Jim Lynch among them—Jess Walter (pictured) stands out for his ability to take on a wide variety of genres and excel in each. Citizen Vince has a mobster-noir feel; The Zero is political satire; Over Tumbled … Read more

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    WCLS buildings reopen March 1

    Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) buildings will reopen to the public Monday, March 1, 2021. The county libraries will have modified services, limited hours, and entry requirements for in-person visits in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington plan. Curbside pickup of library materials will continue. Visit wcls.org/info or call a county library for branch-specific … Read more

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    Whatcom READS invites you to read the book, join the conversation at free online events

    Whatcom READS, Bellingham and Whatcom County’s annual countywide book club, kicks off 2021 with a thought-provoking slate of programs inspired by this year’s featured title, Washington Black by award winning author Esi Edugyan. The online events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is required. See whatcomreads.org for more information. “Inspired by the book, … Read more

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