Book Buzz: Beauty is a Wound

Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

Reviewed by Christine Perkins Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan There are times when you happen upon a book and are completely blown away by its scope, craft and story. Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound is just such a novel—sweeping, epic, with a vast but unforgettable cast of characters. It’s reminiscent of One Hundred Years of Solitude, … Read moreBook Buzz: Beauty is a Wound

Page – South Whatcom Library

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the South Whatcom Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of … Read morePage – South Whatcom Library

Administrative Assistant

The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of specialized, complex, and confidential administrative and accounting support duties and special project work for the Executive Director and Board of Trustees of the Whatcom County Library System. This position is ideal for an organized individual that enjoys bringing structure … Read moreAdministrative Assistant

Library opens exhibit of local mixed-media artist’s paintings

Image of painting by Rae Ellen Lee: Beargrass and Dragonfly

DEMING, WASH. – Whatcom County artist Rae Ellen Lee has lived many places and had many adventures in her life, but she always seems to find a home at the library. She says, “When I visit the library, it’s like I’m visiting a friend.” This connection makes the Deming Library the perfect place to host … Read moreLibrary opens exhibit of local mixed-media artist’s paintings

B-I-N-G-O spells summer reading fun beginning June 1

Teen version Summer Reading Bingo Card 2019

Summer reading programs for everyone — kids, teens and adults — begin June 1 throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County. Visit your local library online or in person to find out more! Public libraries in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County have teamed up to provide summer reading challenges for all ages, featuring a popular bingo-card format. … Read moreB-I-N-G-O spells summer reading fun beginning June 1

Book Buzz: A Fire Story

A Fire Story by Brian Fies A recent report by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and the National Interagency Fire Center calling for this year’s wildfire potential to be “above normal” in the Pacific Northwest may have Whatcom County residents already thinking about the threat of local fires and another summer of smoke-filled air. But … Read moreBook Buzz: A Fire Story

State budget includes $2 million for Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

Image of Birch Bay Library rendering

The 2020-2021 state capital budget approved April 27 by the Washington State Legislature includes $2 million in funding for the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library. Now, Friends of the Birch Bay Library and the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) Foundation will launch a major fundraising campaign to raise the remaining approximately $2.7 million needed to … Read moreState budget includes $2 million for Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

Book Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran There’s something really fun and escapist about hard-boiled detective novels, and Sara Gran’s first Claire DeWitt mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, delivers in spades.  There’s a self-destructive protagonist who may or may not be a reliable narrator. It’s set in … Read moreBook Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Library celebrates publication of teen poetry anthology with a public reading and reception.

A Forest of Words

The Youth Services department of the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is celebrating the publication of A Forest of Words: 2019 Whatcom County Teen Poetry Anthology with a public reading and reception on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Library. A Forest of Words is an annual publication that … Read moreLibrary celebrates publication of teen poetry anthology with a public reading and reception.