Let’s Practice: August 22-28

THIS WEEK’S THEME: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Children as young as 3 months start noticing differences in appearances. Early childhood is a great time to start pointing out the beauty in our differences. Practice looking at books and acknowledge the similarities and differences in characters but also show that you celebrate those differences. … Read more

Let’s Practice: August 23 – 27

THIS WEEK’S THEME: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Children as young as 3 months start noticing differences in appearances. Early childhood is a great time to start pointing out the beauty in our differences. Practice looking at books and acknowledge the similarities and differences in characters but also show that you celebrate those differences. … Read more

Book Buzz: Hippie Food

Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat by Jonathan Kauffman There is no shortage of “hippie food” in Bellingham. Between the Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets, the Community Food Co-op, CSA Farm Boxes, meat shares, Whole Foods, and community gardens—we’re up to our ears in whole grains, organic produce, kombucha, … Read more

Let’s Practice: August 16 – 20, 2021

THIS WEEK’S THEME: SUMMER Monday: Let’s Practice Talking Talk about your favorite summer things.  Are there things you like to do in the summer that you can’t do any other time of year? What is your favorite memory from this summer? What are your favorite summer foods? Do you like that the sun sets so … Read more

WCLS welcomes author Erica Bauermeister for third annual Read & Share

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Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) staff selected the book for their third annual Read & Share program during the COVID-19 pandemic when they were working from home offices. Home and family were top-of-mind when they chose author Erica Bauermeister’s memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life. Now, library staff invite the community to join a countywide … Read more

Book Buzz: Great Circle

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead Author Maggie Shipstead was not on my radar until picking up her latest novel, Great Circle, and now I’m wondering how I missed her previous novels. An epic, swashbuckling novel that spans a century, described by The Telegraph as “a masterclass in historical fiction,” Great Circle’s two engaging heroines are daring and adventurous women, determined … Read more