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Nooksack Valley Heritage Print Email
Early Everson StreetNooksack Valley Heritage is a collection of historic material documenting the early culture and industry of Everson, Washington and nearby communities throughout the Nooksack River Valley in Northwest Washington State. The collection is a project of the Everson Public Library and the Friends of the Everson Public Library, funded by a grant from the Washington State Library. Over 400 historic photos have been digitalized and are freely available online, along with photos from other Washington State communities.
 
Front Street and Berthusen's Barn Print Email
Cover of Hans Berthusen's BarnLocal history fans have two new books available.  Footsteps on Front Street by Lynden Pioneer Museum Director Troy Luginbill and Hans Berthusen’s Barn by Larry McPhail are available for borrowing. Both titles have wonderful historic photos and great stories. 
 
Whooping Cough Print Email
medicine logoAccording to the Washington State Department of Health, over 250 new cases of whooping cough were reported in the state during one week as recently as August 25, so the epidemic isn’t over yet. Vaccines are recommended for kids and adults.  In Whatcom County, there are free or reduced-cost shots for qualifying adults and kids. 
 
Long Live the King Print Email
Elvis Presley passed away on August 16, 1977, 35 years ago, but Graceland, his home in Memphis, draws more than 600,000 visitors a year, and is a National Historical Landmark. “Vanity Fair” reported that Elvis has sold more than one billion records; his estate earns around $50 million per year making him the most highly paid dead celebrity.  You can find more than 50 books about him in the library catalog, along with his music and movies.
 
Learn a new language with Powerspeak Print Email

Learn a new language with Powerspeak¡Hola! Bonjour! Hallo! Whatcom County Library announces a new language learning resource. Whether you want to learn a language for travel, business, or personal enrichment, Powerspeak Languages is an entertaining and effective way to learn Spanish, French, German, Mandarin and English as a second language (ESL). Grab your WCLS library card and start having fun!

 
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