Ep 40: Open Book Recap and Shush with Debi

Shush, with Debi. The Puyallup Public Library podcast

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

Jerry Steinhilber on drums

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

Ep. 37 Sarah & Hana: Summer Reading Update

Sasquatch sitting on a beach reading Explorations

Sarah Lavender and Hana Boxburger update us on the lively and exciting Summer Reading 2023 activities and we get a surprise announcement about our Whatcom Million Trees Project partnership! Transcript If trees could speak,they wouldn’t, only hum some lowgreen note. – Dorianne Laux

Ep 35 Summer Reading 2023 – Whatcom Million Trees Project

Summer Reading tree logo

Sarah Lavender discusses our Summer Reading program and our partnership with Whatcom Million Trees Project and then we take a walkin the woods with Whatcom Million Trees Executive Director Michael Feerer as he and his crew of volunteers remove English Ivy from the trees in Cornwall Park. “The true meaning of life is to plant … Read more

Ep 31 Bringing books back to the Sumas Library

Sumas 2022-2023 After the Flood

We talk to staff who are loading books onto the brand-new shelves of the newly remodeled Sumas Library after the flood of November, 2021 caused extensive damage. Bonus, find out who makes the best cinnamon rolls! The Waters are Rising: Stories of Inspiration and Hope from the Sumas, Washington Flood of November 2021