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Read and Share. Read Leif Whittaker's book, My Old Man and the Mountain, and check out the author events at your library this fall.
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Aug 1-Aug 19, 2019

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

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


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

Book Buzz

Book Buzz: Deep River

Deep River by Karl Marlantes In his debut novel, Matterhorn, based on his experiences as a Marine in Vietnam, Pacific Northwest author Karl Marlantes established himself as a master of evocative settings and characters developed over time. Deep River, his second novel, is a sprawling family epic set along the mouth of the Columbia River … Read moreBook Buzz: Deep River

Book Buzz: Before the Wind

Before the Wind by Jim Lynch Several years ago, Whatcom READS featured Jim Lynch’s excellent novel Border Songs, about a dutiful, extremely tall, bird-loving rookie Border Patrol officer and his observations of life along the 49th parallel between the United States and Canada.  Since then, he has written several fine books. Before the Wind continues … Read moreBook Buzz: Before the Wind