The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe Thorpe’s reflective and very human account chronicles the year she spent with the Newcomers, a class of immigrant teens, revealing the abundant challenges of cultural assimilation and resettlement. Check it out!

Whatcomics features talented teen artists

Whatcomics cover art by Payton Elefson

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) will celebrate talented young artists in our community during a reception for the Whatcomics exhibit and publication. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, which will take place Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Lynden Library, 216 4th Street.  The annual program began … Read more

Book Buzz: To the Bright Edge of the World

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey If you’re looking for an engrossing novel to carry you beyond any holiday chaos and onward through the dark days of winter, be sure to pick up a copy of the 2020 Whatcom READS selection To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.  Like Ivey’s … Read more

Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle

Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle A priest called to work with gang members in LA shares his experiences giving and receiving truly unconditional love in at-risk communities, and the renewal these encounters bring. Check it out!

Blaine Building Project Public Meeting #2

Developing Character Tuesday, December 11, 2019 Thank you to all who participated in the second public meeting for the Blaine Library design process titled Developing Character. About 50 people participated at the event held on Tuesday, 12/10 at the Blaine Senior Center. The Johnston/King design team shared three initial design concepts including external renderings, floor … Read more

Book Buzz: Gift Picks

A basic philosophy shared by librarians and booksellers alike is that there is a book for every reader. Books make great gifts for this reason, and the book experts at your local library or bookstore can help you match the people in your life with books they will enjoy. On a recent “best holiday gift … Read more

Book Buzz: In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada Standing between six and 10 feet tall, long-armed, stooped posture, giving off a strong bad odor, primarily nocturnal and shy, possibly displaying aggressive, territorial behavior. These are descriptions that Sasquatch experts and enthusiasts mostly agree on. But are they animal? … Read more