Book Buzz: The Gift of Books

Season’s Readings: The Gift of Books Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa … December is a time of celebration, and in many traditions, that celebration takes the form of gift-giving. As a book-lover, I most admire the Icelandic Jolabokaflod tradition — roughly translated as “Christmas book flood” — where books are given as gifts on Dec. … Read more

WCLS Staff Favorites 2022

WCLS Staff Favorites booklist

WCLS Staff Favorites 2022 What did WCLS staff enjoy reading in 2022? All kinds of interesting things, from fiction to nonfiction to children’s books and more! Take a look at this wide-ranging list to find a new favorite of your own.

Book Buzz: Soccernomics

Soccernomics: Why European Men and American Women Win and Billionaire Owners Are Destined to Lose by Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski Fans of the “beautiful game” who are finding it hard to ethically rationalize watching the World Cup this go-around may take interest in the 2022 World Cup Edition of Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski’s … Read more

Personal Finance

Personal Finance Booklist

Personal Finance These personal finance titles were purchased with a grant awarded to Whatcom County Library System by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation after the disastrous flooding event experienced in Whatcom County in November 2021. In addition to building the library’s personal finance collection, these titles were selected with the hope that this information would … Read more

Emergency Severe Winter Shelter for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness 

Emergency Severe Winter Shelter for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness  Click to find out what severe winter shelters and centers are open. For more information about each location, go to our Severe Winter Shelter and Warming Center Locations section of this page. You can call 360-788-7983 for severe weather shelter availability.  Bellingham Overnight Shelter Status last updated: 12/2/22, 08:32 am … Read more