Let’s Practice: June 7 – 11, 2021

THIS WEEK’S THEME: THE WEATHER Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Talk about the weather. What different kinds of weather are there? What is the weather today? What kind of clothes do you wear for different weather? Tuesday: Let’s Practice Singing Sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “Mr Sun.”  What other songs do you know about weather? … Read more

Book Buzz: Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s by Tiffany Midge Tiffany Midge may be the snarkiest, funniest writer to pass through Whatcom County in recent memory. Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s is a collection of satirical essays, observations and poems that look at the absurdity of contemporary culture, particularly as it pertains to Native Americans. … Read more

Marie’s Pick: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda As children, Annie and Lee’s worlds were turned upside down when a brutal revolution overthrew the dragonriders. Now they’re getting the chance of a lifetime to become leader of the new dragonriding fleet. There’s just one big secret – Lee is the last surviving son of the previous ruler, and some … Read more

WCLS updates requirements in response to CDC announcement

In response to COVID public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Gov. Jay Inslee’s office, as of Friday, May 14, 2021, masks are no longer required at Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) branches for visitors who have been fully vaccinated. Masks continue to be required for anyone over the … Read more

eRead of the Month: Nomadland

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder

NOMADLANDby Jessica Bruder Our May eRead of the Month is here! Join us this month to read NOMADLAND by Jessica Bruder, the book upon which the recently announced Academy Award Best Picture of the Year is based. NOMADLAND is a story of a new tribe of houseless temporary workers formed by economic hardship – “vanilies,” … Read more

Book Buzz: The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee As the former president of the progressive think tank, Demos, Heather McGhee spent 20 years looking for solutions to economic inequality and other big social problems before realizing she was hitting the same wall. That wall came to … Read more

WCLS partners with Law Advocates to offer free legal help for county residents

The Whatcom County Library System is partnering with Law Advocates to connect Whatcom County residents with free legal help regarding civil law questions. Residents may schedule virtual consultations with lawyers from their homes or at select county library buildings. Virtual appointments are currently available at Deming, Ferndale, Lynden and South Whatcom libraries 1-4 p.m. on alternate … Read more