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    Racism and Diversity: Resources for Learning

    WCLS staff have developed several booklists focused on racism and the experiences and voices of our BIPOC (Black, Indigeneous and People of Color) communities 

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    Book Buzz: What It’s Like to Be a Bird

    What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing: What Birds are Doing, and Why by David Allen Sibley One of the things I’ve enjoyed about being home so much during Washington’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive is setting up bird feeders and spending time birdwatching. Resulting questions about bird … Read more Book Buzz: What It’s Like to Be a Bird

    Book Buzz: Seveneves

    Seveneves by Neal Stephenson For a brief moment on Sat., May 30, the world’s attention soared beyond the earth, following the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon on its first manned mission. There were high-fives and cheers, and a feeling of excitement and possibility. Then came breaking news from Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, and elsewhere, … Read more Book Buzz: Seveneves

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    Online initiative gathers multimedia impressions of local life during COVID-19

    How will we remember life in Bellingham and Whatcom County during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy quarantine? Peoples’ Perspectives: COVID-19 in Whatcom County, a new online initiative organized by a coalition of local organizations, invites community members to record their impressions. Visit to see the selection of multimedia projects, to view stories gathered so … Read more Online initiative gathers multimedia impressions of local life during COVID-19

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    WCLS prepares for phased return to service

    View Phase 2 service schedule updates here. Now that Whatcom County is moving to Phase 2 of Washington’s Safe Start plan, Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) staff are ready to go with a safe phased approach to services. Reopening will happen in stages to protect the health of library staff and the public. WCLS’s plan … Read more WCLS prepares for phased return to service

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