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    Image of painting by Rae Ellen Lee: Beargrass and Dragonfly

    Library opens exhibit of local mixed-media artist’s paintings

    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

    Teen version Summer Reading Bingo Card 2019

    B-I-N-G-O spells summer reading fun beginning June 1

    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

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    Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

    Book Buzz: Beauty is a Wound

    Reviewed by Christine Perkins Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan There are times when you happen upon a book and are completely blown away by its scope, craft and story. Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound is just such a novel—sweeping, epic, with a vast but unforgettable cast of characters. It’s reminiscent of One Hundred Years of Solitude, … Read moreBook Buzz: Beauty is a Wound

    Book Buzz: A Fire Story

    A Fire Story by Brian Fies A recent report by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and the National Interagency Fire Center calling for this year’s wildfire potential to be “above normal” in the Pacific Northwest may have Whatcom County residents already thinking about the threat of local fires and another summer of smoke-filled air. But … Read moreBook Buzz: A Fire Story

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