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Image of sunglasses - 2019 Summer Reading, June 1 through August 21
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

Upcoming Events


WCLS announces emergency repairs at North Fork Library

Dec. 6, 2023 — WCLS Executive Director Christine Perkins has declared an emergency at the North Fork Library (Kendall) due to a catastrophic leak in the water treatment system that provides the library’s drinking water. Perkins has directed WCLS Facilities staff to immediately begin working with a local contractor to repair the system and restore … Read more

RFQ for Architectural Design Services for Birch Bay Vogt Community Library

Whatcom County Library System issues the following Request for Qualifications: WCLS RFQ – Birch Bay Vogt Community Library – 2023. Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 To learn more about this project please visit our Birch Bay Vogt Library Express webpage.

Book Buzz

The cover of The Wok has a black background with the title in white type. There is a stylized drawing of a wok.

Book Buzz: The Wok: Recipes and Techniques

The Wok: Recipes and Techniques by J. Kenji López-Alt The 2023 winner of the Washington State Book Award for General Nonfiction, J. Kenji López-Alt, is not a flash-in-the-pan. His first book, “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science,” was a New York Times bestseller and won a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award. In 2020, … Read more

Cover image of "The Book of (More) Delights: Essays" by Ross Gay

Book Buzz: The Book of (More) Delights

The Book of (More) Delights: Essays by Ross Gay In this sequel to The Book of Delights (2019), Ross Gay is back with even more digressions about delight. This book is the result of Gay’s project to notice and record everyday moments of gratitude for one year, starting in August 2021. As the world opens … Read more