2024 Carnegie Medals – Fiction The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year. These awards are presented by the American Library Association. Check out this list of 2024 fiction honorees!
Trailer Park Psalms: Poems by Ryler Dustin Ryler Dustin’s latest book of poetry, “Trailer Park Psalms,” is a slender volume of poems that speaks to readers with a quiet voice. Dustin developed his skill as a poet and spoken word performer at the long-running Poetry Night open mic at Stuart’s Coffeehouse on the corner of … Read more
12:15 p.m. MAINSTAGEWelcome with Rena Priest 12:15 p.m.YOUTH STAGEWriting Activities 12:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEPhoebe WahlPhoebe’s Diary 12:45 p.m. LOCAL AUTHORS STAGEI Sing the Salmon HomeGroup Reading with Rena Priest 1:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEBook Talk 1:45 p.m. MAINSTAGEArianne TruePoetry 2:00 p.m. YOUTH STAGEPhoebe Wahl Story Time 2:15 p.m. LOCAL AUTHORS STAGERed Wheelbarrow Writers 2:30 p.m. MAINSTAGEBook Talk 3:00 … Read more
Whatcom County Library System staff members Diana Antaño, Evie Harman and Amelia Martinez won a Washington Library Association Merit Award for Outstanding Service at the state organization’s spring 2023 conference. The trio was honored for an innovative partnership that provided library services to Lynden and Everson’s migrant farmworker community. In summer 2022, Antaño, Harman and … Read more
Rose Quartz: Poems by Sasha taqʷšblu LaPointe and I Sing the Salmon Home: Poems from Washington State edited by Rena Priest Just in time for National Poetry Month, there are two newly published poetry collections by writers with roots in Whatcom and Skagit counties. “RoseQuartz” is the debut poetry collection by Sasha taqʷšblu LaPointe, the author of … Read more
Season’s Readings: The Gift of Books Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa … December is a time of celebration, and in many traditions, that celebration takes the form of gift-giving. As a book-lover, I most admire the Icelandic Jolabokaflod tradition — roughly translated as “Christmas book flood” — where books are given as gifts on Dec. … Read more