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Bellingham Public Library Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States. Bellingham Public Library staff will celebrate with in-house displays, readings lists, and staff recommendations. We hope you join us in recognizing the contributions and influence of people with Latin American heritage to the history, culture, and achievements of … Read more

September 2023 Bellingham Public Library Programs & Events

sideways stack of used books

Bellingham Public Library presents the following programs for adults and children in September 2023. Locations are noted for each program, including the Central Library, the Bellis Fair Branch, the Fairhaven Library Branch and online. For more information see BellinghamPublicLibrary.org. All programs are free of charge. Adult Programs Ideal Option Substance Use Disorder Info Fridays, September 1, … Read more

August 2023 Bellingham Public Library Programs and Events

Multiple copies of The Least of Us by Sam Quinones

Bellingham Public Library presents the following programs for adults and children in August 2023. Locations are noted for each program, including the Central Library, Bellis Fair Mall, other offsite locations and online. For more information see BellinghamPublicLibrary.org. All programs are free of charge Adult Programs All Hands Whatcom: An Evening with Sam Quinones Tuesday, August 1, … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Ability Diversity in August

“The act of reading outside of your experience increases empathy. It broadens our understanding of humanity and our ideas about who we are and about what we can be.” – Jesmyn Ward, author of Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing Many of us experience lifelong challenges that impact, and yet often enrich, our lives. … Read more

Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees position

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The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill a vacancy on the board. Pending City Council approval, the successful candidate will serve a partial term ending February 12, 2028. A first review of applications will begin September 5, 2023 for applications received by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. The Board of … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Offers Two Children’s Craft Fairs This Summer

Two children sewing crafts.

More than 100 local kids are spending their vacation days making craft items to sell at two Children’s Craft Fairs hosted by Bellingham Public Library this summer. The community is invited to support these young entrepreneurs by attending the festive events on Friday, July 28, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm outside the Central Library in … Read more

July 2023 Bellingham Public Library Programs and Events

Bellingham Public Library presents the following programs for adults and children in July 2023. Locations are noted for each program, including the Central Library, Bellis Fair Mall, Fairhaven Park and online. For more information see BellinghamPublicLibrary.org. All programs are free of charge. Adult & Teen Programs Library Basics Tech Coaching Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26, … Read more

Bellingham Public Library Celebrates Pride Month in June

The Bellingham Public Library celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride in June. As always, our staff have great recommendations to get you started. Books for Adults From biographies and memoirs to fiction written by LGBTQ authors or featuring LGBTQ characters, you can look forward to some great reading this month! Library staff are happy to help you find … Read more