2022 – This is the year we must save our Democracy.
Sign up for the FREE 10-week class – Cultivating Civic Conversations About the State of Our Democracy: January 6 – March 10, 2022

This riveting 10-week seminar (one hour each) will give you the tools to fight for democracy. It offers participants an opportunity to step back and use a “beginner’s mind” when discussing civic education and engagement. If we want to encourage our friends, coworkers, and family to participate in our democracy, then sometimes we need a fresh approach—one that makes fewer assumptions about what “everyone knows” about our history and government.

The FREE seminar uses the League of Women Voters WA’s elementary civics textbook, The State We’re In: Washington, as the anchoring framework. The book is available online (no charge) or hardcopy (purchase through the LWVWA website). Links and purchasing details are in the registration and welcome materials.

Registration open through January 6. Register here:

To recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November, Bellingham Public Library is honored to feature a screening of the film “Revitalizing Cultural Knowledge and Honoring Sacred Waters: The Documented Oral History of Life on the Nooksack River,” with Tli’nuk’dzwidzi, Althea Wilson, Lummi tribal member, documentary film maker and Northwest Indian College educator.

DVD copies of the film are being catalogued and added to the Bellingham Public Library collection.The entire community is invited to participate via Zoom on Thurs, Nov. 4, 2021 at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Click this link to attend: Althea will present about the film and its significance, and she will be joined by a panel of esteemed Lummi tribal members connected to the film. Please join us for this special opportunity of learning and connecting.