Book Buzz: After the Flood

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag Climate fiction, also known as “cli-fi” (referential to sci-fi), explores what life on earth will be like if climate change and global warming continue unchecked. Stories in this genre are important in that they can connect us emotionally with planetary changes occurring in our own backyards. Kassandra Montag’s debut … Read more

Blaine Building Project Public Meeting #1

Blaine Library Project Meeting 1 participants

Hopes and Dreams Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Thirty-seven people attended the first in a series of three public meetings with the design team of Johnston Architects / King Architecture to discuss possible design elements for an updated and bigger Blaine Library. Introductory comments shared an update of work that has already taken place. Focus group … Read more

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Girls Burn Brighter by Shoba Rao

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao Though the cruelty of others pulls them apart, Poornima and Savitha strive to overcome poverty and distance in this powerful ode to love’s indissoluble bond. Check it out!

Libraries say farewell to overdue fines

Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County are saying farewell to overdue fines. On January 2, Bellingham Public Library (BPL) and Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will join libraries across the country that have eliminated the practice of charging people for returning library materials after the due date. This change is designed to help … Read more

WCLS honors 75 Library Champions

Photo of Miss Linda Hellyer, WCLS's first director.

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) selected 75 Library Champions who have made significant contributions to the library system. These organizations and individuals were honored at a Nov. 9 event at the Pioneer Pavilion Community Center in Ferndale. Meet the Champions and read their profiles in the commemorative … Read more

Grizzly Boy by Barbara Davis-Pyles

Grizzly Boy by Barbara Davis-Pyles

Grizzly Boy by Barbara Davis-Pyles A child’s contrary, Grizzly Boy persona refuses to cooperate but when his mother pursues the same kind of freedom they both grow in understanding. Check it out!