Project 562 Artist Matika Wilbur Visits Whatcom County October 3–5, Free Community Presentations “Changing the Way We See Native America”

WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON — In partnership with the Nooksack Tribe and Northwest Indian College, the Whatcom County Library System is honored to host one of the nation’s leading photographers, Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples. Wilbur will be in Whatcom County October 3–5, 2019, for four free community presentations of her ground-breaking work, … Read moreProject 562 Artist Matika Wilbur Visits Whatcom County October 3–5, Free Community Presentations “Changing the Way We See Native America”

WCLS cardholders now have online access to Value Line investment research database

Value Line logo

Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) now offers online access to the Value Line investment research database. Value Line helps users do smart research for smarter investing and all that is needed is a WCLS library card and internet connection. Value Line is best known for publishing “The Value Line Investment Survey,” a stock analysis newsletter … Read moreWCLS cardholders now have online access to Value Line investment research database

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING VACANCY

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 moreAPPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR UPCOMING VACANCY

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

Four Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other – Blaine Library, August 1, 2019

A free public talk with Everett Community College Professor T. Andrew Wahl

Blaine Public Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with T. Andrew Wahl, a member of the 2019-2020 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Blaine Public Library, 610 3rd Street, Blaine, Washington. For more information, visit wcls.org/events.

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

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

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.

Library Giving Day

ONLINE DAY OF GIVING ESTABLISHED TO SUPPORT WHATCOM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is raising funds through the inaugural Library Giving Day campaign.  This one-day online fundraising event occurs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and encourages patrons and library lovers nationwide to make a gift to their local library system. Library Giving … Read moreLibrary Giving Day