Reading Recommendations

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. We are sharing recommendations for work by creators of Hispanic/Latinx heritage. Here’s a selection of new fiction by Hispanic/Latinex authors. You’ll find Hispanic/Latinex eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Washington Anytime Library app, Libby as well as Hispanic American films and documentaries on our streaming video service, Kanopy.

Hispanic Heritage Month booklist

Book Buzz

Everyone dies famous in a small town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

eRead of the Month: Everyone Dies Famous In a Small Town

Everyone Dies Famous In a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Our October eRead of the Month is here: EVERYONE DIES FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. This slim story collection packs a punch. Connecting the lives of young people from Alaska, Colorado, Washington and across the West, each story builds upon the next … Read more

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson

Book Buzz: Damnation Spring

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson Set in the redwood forests of Northern California near the Oregon border, Ash Davidson’s impressive debut novel, Damnation Spring, tells the story of a logging family and community clinging to a vanishing way of life. Davidson sets her story during the late 1970s, when the National Park Service is expanding, taking … Read more

Book Buzz: Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and A Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch The recent media frenzy over the murder of 22-year-old Gabby Petito is drawing some disheartening comparisons to the attention paid to the alarming number of missing indigenous women across the United States. In South Dakota alone, there are … Read more

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September 28 is National Voter Registration Day. Join us.

WCLS offers voter registration events Sept. 28

As part of National Voter Registration Day, Whatcom County Library System is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host voter registration events from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Deming, Everson, North Fork (Kendall) and South Whatcom (Sudden Valley) libraries. Volunteers with Friends of the Library groups will also support the events. First celebrated in … Read more

Architect's rendering of Birch Bay Library

WCLS hosts Birch Bay Library information sessions

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Executive Director Christine Perkins will host four online community meetings to share information and to answer questions about the proposed Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Voters who live within the boundaries of the proposed Library Capital Facility Area (LCFA) will vote Nov. 2 to determine if they will fund construction … Read more

WCLS shares library stories on new podcast

What’s it like to move from New York to Whatcom County during a pandemic to start working at a rural library?  Who does the Post Office call when they get a delivery of abandoned ducklings? Why were Youth Services librarians tearing pages out of children’s books? There’s a story behind each of these questions, and … Read more

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