Ep. 46: Cynthia French and A Forest of Words

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A Forest of Words webpageA Forest of Words Poetry Reading and Celebration, Friday May 10, 2024, at Ferndale Library Books by Robert LashleyPoetry Evening with Robert Lashley, Friday April 17, 2024, at Deming Library Books and Authors mentioned in this podcast Bands mentioned in this episode: The Bigfoot Poetry Festival

Ep. 45: YAI Podcast interview with Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe

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We feature an episode from the Young and Indigenous (YAI) Podcast from Children of the Setting Sun Productions. YAI hosts, Cyrus James and Wykeklyaa Curleybear talk with Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe about her book Red Paint and about life and everything else. Sasha’s powerful memoir, Red Paint, is the 2024 Whatcom READS selection.  Hy‘shqe to our … Read more

Ep. 42 2023 Wrap Up with Christine Perkins

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Transcript Mary Vermillion chats with Executive Director Christine Perkins about the eventful 12 months that were 2023 and the exciting library events and activities that will take place in 2024. Also, a call to write in and give us some feedback. Send comments to neil.mckay@wcls.org Book Recommendations In seed time, learn,In harvest, teach,In winter, enjoy. … Read more

Ep. 41 WCLS Gift Guide for 2023

Transcript Our WCLS book selectors sit down and discuss several of the books in our Gift Guide publication, available at WCLS library branches. Two conversations, our adult selectors, Lisa Gresham, Mary Kinser and Emma Radosevich discuss their picks and three of our Youth Services selectors, Thom Barthelmas, Theresa Morrison and Tamar Clark talk about their … Read more

Ep 40: Open Book Recap and Shush with Debi

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Listen to folks at our Open Book Festival and get a glimpse at the man behind the microphone as we share an excerpt from Puyallup Public Library’s podcast, Shush!…with Debi in which Debi turns the tables on me and interviews me at the Deming Library. Open Book webpage Shush!…with Debi: The Library Podcast Puyallup Public … Read more

Ep 39: Open Book Festival

Open Book: A Festival for Readers. Sunday November 5, noon to 5 p.m.

Find out about the Open Book Festival happening on Sunday, November 5, 2023. WCLS Executive Director Christine Perkins and Village Books Co-owner Paul Hanson talk about this “book lover’s dream day” and all the “bookish experiences” to be had there. Transcript Open Book Festival webpage Open Book Authors and Presenters Open Book Bookish Experiences Open … Read more

Ep 38: Jerry Steinhilber & Whatcom Grooves

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We caught Jerry after his trio performed among the stacks in the Ferndale Library and we discussed jazz and kids and the importance of libraries. And the one record album he recommends we all listen to. Transcript Whatcom Grooves and Junior Grooves event dates JerrySteinhilber.com Miles Davis – Kind of BlueStream this album on FreegalGet … Read more