Teen artists featured in annual publication

Whatcomics 2021 cover art

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is celebrating talented young artists in the community with the release of its 15th annual teen art anthology, Whatcomics. Teens submit artwork in many styles including pen and ink, colored pencil, paint, and digital art. The program is coordinated by WCLS Teen Services Coordinator Tamar Clarke and promoted county-wide. … Read more

Friends of the Library open online bookstore

When Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) buildings closed to the public last year due to COVID-19 public safety guidelines, Friends of the Library volunteers began thinking about how they could continue their popular sales of donated books and DVDs. Their answer: an online bookstore, wcls.org/friendsbooks. “During COVID closures, we heard from many people who missed … Read more

Whatcom READS announces 2022 selection

Photo of author Michael Christie and cover of 2022 Whatcom READS selection Greenwood

The novel Greenwood by Canadian author Michael Christie is the Whatcom READS 2022 book selection. The announcement was made at the close of a March 4 event featuring Esi Edugyan, author of the 2021 featured title, Washington Black. Publisher Penguin Random House describes Greenwood as a magnificent generational saga and a “shining, intricate clock-work of … Read more

WCLS buildings reopen March 1

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) buildings will reopen to the public Monday, March 1, 2021. The county libraries will have modified services, limited hours, and entry requirements for in-person visits in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington plan. Curbside pickup of library materials will continue. Visit wcls.org/info or call a county library for branch-specific … Read more

Whatcom READS invites you to read the book, join the conversation at free online events

Washington Black ad featuring octopus

Whatcom READS, Bellingham and Whatcom County’s annual countywide book club, kicks off 2021 with a thought-provoking slate of programs inspired by this year’s featured title, Washington Black by award winning author Esi Edugyan. The online events are free and open to the public; pre-registration is required. See whatcomreads.org for more information. “Inspired by the book, … Read more

Let’s Practice: Talking

Let's Practice Talking

This week’s theme: Dancing Some people feel joyful when they dance. Some people feel uncomfortable. Put on some music and dance. Talk about the way it makes you feel. Do you like the way your body moves? Are there dance steps you’d like to learn? Talk about different styles of dance: ballet, jazz, hip hop, … Read more