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Ongoing Exhibits Everson Nooksack Valley Heritage Display Cabinet: Clock Collection July 23-Aug 7, 2019 Deming Art Exhibit by Bob Barker Aug 1-Aug 19, 2019 Upcoming Events News Book Buzz


The WCLS Board of Trustees is currently seeking applicants to fill a trustee position that will become vacant 2/1/20 when the current trustee’s term ends.  The Board is particularly interested in applicants with the following skills, experience, and interests: Professional background in budgeting, finance, accounting, or data analysis Ability to attend monthly Board and committee … Read more

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson “If I had my life to live again …” Ursula Todd is born over and over into different versions of herself. But can she change the course of history? Check it out!

Book Buzz: Before the Wind

Before the Wind by Jim Lynch Several years ago, Whatcom READS featured Jim Lynch’s excellent novel Border Songs, about a dutiful, extremely tall, bird-loving rookie Border Patrol officer and his observations of life along the 49th parallel between the United States and Canada.  Since then, he has written several fine books. Before the Wind continues … Read more

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel Finkel’s mesmerizing account of Christopher Knight, who disappeared into the Maine woods to live alone for 27 years, dissects the impact of solitude on the search for greater meaning. Check it out!

Book Buzz: The History of Living Forever

The History of Living Forever by Jake Wolff Precocious, brilliant Conrad Aybinder just spent summer vacation working with his favorite teacher to develop a winning science fair competition entry for the coming school year. In classic summer-love-story fashion, the teacher is also Conrad’s first love. And then, contrary to the title of Jake Wolff’s debut … Read more

Local libraries advocate for readers’ rights after publishers decide to limit ebook access

By Christine Perkins, executive director, Whatcom County Library System, and Rebecca Judd, director, Bellingham Public Library Troubling limits imposed by publishers on public library purchases of electronic books and audiobooks are inspiring a strong response from libraries across the country. We are raising awareness about this issue because pricing and access barriers make it difficult … Read more

Bull by David Elliott

Bull a novel by David Elliott

Bull by David Elliott The myth of the Minotaur gets a contemporary verse reworking told from varied perspectives in a bunch of poetic forms. Searing, woeful, and debauched. Check it out!