WCLS offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

Are you in need of a COVID-19 home test? All Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) branches are offering free COVID-19 antigen home tests to patrons while supplies last. The tests come two per box; the library is offering up to five boxes per family, if needed. To pick up tests, visit WCLS branches in Blaine, Deming, … Read more

Apply to serve on WCLS Board of Trustees

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a Whatcom County resident who loves libraries to fill a partial term on the WCLS Board of Trustees. This term will expire Jan. 31, 2025. The application deadline is Friday, June 10. Library trustees’ responsibilities include:  Being an advocate for the library system and the community it serves.  Establishing a mission, … Read more

CLEAR Hotline

https://nwjustice.org/clear-hotline 1-888-201-1014 401 Second Avenue S, Suite 407 Seattle, WA 98104 CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) is a toll-free legal hotline for people with low incomes. Outside of King County, call the CLEAR Hotline at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 am – 12:15 pm. In King County call 2-1-1. 2 1 1 is open … Read more

CPR Training – American Red Cross

https://www.redcross.org/local/washington/take-a-class/cpr Washington CPR classes and first aid training opportunities are available in dozens of locations throughout the state, making it easy to find one that will suit your schedule. Learn more about our classes and find out how to get certified locally. After successfully completing your CPR training in Washington your certification will be good … Read more

Get Ready For An Emergency

https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/be-prepared-be-safe/get-ready Emergency events in our state range from earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions to more common events such as flooding, windstorms or disease outbreaks. Now is a good time to get ready for whatever might happen. Have an emergency kit Make a plan with your family Get involved in your community Washington State Department of … Read more

Law Advocates

https://lawadvocates.org/ 360-671-6079 1415 Commercial St. Bellingham, WA 98225 LAW Advocates provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in Whatcom County. Get help with any civil law questions over the phone or through a virtual meeting. Want to attend a virtual meeting but don’t have the technology at home? Your local Whatcom County Library … Read more

Dementia Legal Planning

https://www.probonocouncil.org/dementia-legal-planning 1239 120th Ave NE, Suite J Bellevue, WA 98005 If you are a Washington State resident and need help navigating the completion of dementia legal documents, you may be able to connect with a legal professional who will guide you through them. Attorneys can help talk through: Powers of attorney for finances and health … Read more

Whatcom Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program

http://www.whatcomready.org/cert/ 360-778-7163 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, Washington The Whatcom CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  CERT members are prepared to safely and efficiently assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately … Read more

Book Buzz: Murder at the Mission

Murder at the Mission: A Frontier Killing, Its Legacy of Lies, and the Taking of the American West by Blaine Harden Whether you’re a “Whittie,” know someone who attended Whitman College, or have never heard about early Washington pioneer Marcus Whitman, you’ll still find much to learn by reading veteran journalist Blaine Harden’s deeply researched … Read more