The 2020-2021 state capital budget approved April 27 by the Washington State Legislature includes $2 million in funding for the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Now, Friends of the Birch Bay Library and the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Foundation will launch a major fundraising campaign to raise the remaining approximately $2.7 million needed to … Read more
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran There’s something really fun and escapist about hard-boiled detective novels, and Sara Gran’s first Claire DeWitt mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, delivers in spades. There’s a self-destructive protagonist who may or may not be a reliable narrator. It’s set in … Read more
The Youth Services department of the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is celebrating the publication of A Forest of Words: 2019 Whatcom County Teen Poetry Anthology with a public reading and reception on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Library. A Forest of Words is an annual publication that … Read more
Golden Child by Claire Adam You might expect a celebrity like Sarah Jessica Parker to have her own fragrances (she does) or line of shoes (she has that too). But it might be surprising to learn that the award-winning actress is a prolific reader whose passion for books led to a collaboration with Crown Publishing … Read more
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Fox 8 by George Saunders Back in 1995, there was a fabulous movie about a little pig who learns to herd sheep; maybe you remember it? My husband and I referred to Babe as the “best talking pig movie of the year” because there were actually two talking pig movies released that year—Gordy was the … Read more
ONLINE DAY OF GIVING ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT WHATCOM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is raising funds through the inaugural Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day online fundraising event occurs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and encourages patrons and library lovers nationwide to make a gift to their local library system. Library Giving … Read more