Book Buzz: Vox

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Vox by Christina Dalcher It’s the near future, and all women and girls across the United States are required to wear word counters that limit them to 100 words per day. For each word beyond 100, the irremovable “bracelets” deliver a series of electric shocks that increase in intensity from painful to completely devastating. What’s … Read more

Book Buzz: A Home on the South Fork

A Home on the South Fork: An Early History of Acme by Margaret A. Hellyer

A Home on the South Fork: An Early History of Acme by Margaret A. Hellyer After reading A Home on the South Fork: An Early History of Acme by Margaret A. Hellyer, it is easy to conjure the wild place this river valley once was: ancient cedar and fir trees growing tall in fertile soil; … Read more

Book Buzz: Unsheltered

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver With trademark style, Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, Unsheltered, tackles political and social justice issues through the story of two families inhabiting the same house, separated by more than a century, who find themselves terribly at odds with the changing world around them. Willa Knox and her husband Iano are an educated professional couple … Read more

Library Receives $100,000 Gift from BP Cherry Point for Birch Bay Library

Local library fundraisers got a big holiday gift this season, with $100,000 from BP Cherry Point to launch a major capital campaign to build a public library in Birch Bay.  Representatives from Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) and the Friends of the Birch Bay Library met with Pam Brady, BP Associate Director of Northwest Government … Read more