Whatcom County Library System


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A Washington Double Hitter
ClanDonnell will present "Get In Touch With Your Irish Roots" at two branches of the Whatcom County Library System - on the same day!!!

The date is Saturday, October 18. The day will start with a presentation at the Lynden branch from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm or so. And the day will end with a similar presentation at the Everson branch from 3:00 to 4:30 pm - at least if ClanDonnell has any strength left.

We understand that there will be fancy posters and signs, with all the good stuff of promotion. We'll post these on this page as soon as we've seen them.
The Whatcom system has ten branches, so we'll be at 20% of them. These two branches are as close as one can get to Canada without actually being in Canada.

I've spent most of my life in Michigan, which is only a wee piece from Ontario. But the two lands are separated by water. I've only crossed into Canada by bridge or by boat. I may change that by traveling north after Everson, and placing one foot into Canada and keeping the other in the U.S.A. That is, if the customs folk let me.

Visit Whatcom County Library System.

The image to the right is from Whatcom's "Exploration" brochure for Fall, 2014. We're also on the Everson Branch News webpage for October events.

The Bellingham Herald ran a promo for the event. Here's the link.

So did ZVents in Lynden, Washington at this link, Whatcom Word, Whatcom Talk, and the Seattle Times.

We also made the Everson Nooksaak Chamber of Commerce website, on its October events page. Nooksaak is one of the neatest town names anywhere. Unfortunately, it's slowly losing its status as a town - the post office is now closed and the town receives most of its city services from neighboring Everson. But it is located in the beautiful Nooksaak Valley and we're anxious to go there.

In one of the strangest links I've seen yet, the Lynden event was promoted in the Colorado Springs Gazette at this link. I met everyone at the Lynden library event, and none of them made the drive from Colorado to Washington.

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