Exhibits & Galleries

Past Display Case Exhibits at Western Libraries


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AYSS Programs Glass Art
Christopher Morrison has been creating glass art for three decades and teaching glassblowing to students for over twenty years. Currently, in collaboration with Western Washington University’s Art Department, Christopher offers Glassblowing classes for college credit every quarter. Classes are... more
Display by: Morrison Glass Art
Display Date: 11/12/2019
Banned Book Display
THESE BOOKS ARE DANGEROUS Do not read these books! Banned Book Week Sept. 24 - Sept. 30  Come check out some dangerous books!  Learn about what a challenged book is compared to a banned book, where and who challenges books, and see books that have been challenged!   Banned Book Week was created... more
Display by: Stephanie Morgan
Display Date: 9/22/2017
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read September 21−27, 2014 Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the... more
Display by: Pattie Moon
Display Date: 9/25/2014
When someone bans a book, they are attempting to remove the material from the curriculum or library.  As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice. American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might... more
Display by: Emma Sieh
Display Date: 9/09/2016
Banned Books!
THESE BOOKS ARE DANGEROUS Do not read these books! Banned Book Week Sept. 23 - Sept. 29  Come check out some dangerous books!  Learn about what a challenged book is compared to a banned book, where and who challenges books, and see books that have been challenged!   Banned Book... more
Display by: Emily Spracklin
Display Date: 10/03/2018
From the very beginning of motion picture exhibitions, there was public debate about whether or not the motion picture industry was morally fit to control their own content. Boards and committees have been influencing the censorship of film since 1909. Many of these committees tried to get Congress... more
Display by: Emma Sieh
Display Date: 7/25/2016
Through photos, text and artifacts, this exhibit attempts to help the viewer gain an understanding of early Whatcom, a small settlement on Bellingham Bay that later became the city of Bellingham. Chief among the events during the 1850’s was the arrival of Captain George Pickett and the men from... more
Display by: Edradine Hovde, Marion Bremmer, and Leslie Hall
Display Date: 1/11/2013
Got a sunny day and feel like taking a walk? Explore Bellingham's history by way of a walking tour of the older neighborhoods. The maps on display are on loan from the Libraries' Map Collection located on Wilson 1 west.
Display by: Pattie Moon
Display Date: 4/12/2013
Helping People Communicate This annual event provides opportunities to raise awareness about communication disorders and to promote treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.
Display by: Adam Coe & Terry Sacks
Display Date: 5/03/2013
A large, hairy primate has been spotted in the Pacific Northwest for centuries. From Native American lore to recent days, thousands of Bigfoot sightings have been recorded. This display features books on the topic including children's literature, scholarly tomes, and popular culture. A few various... more
Display by: Michael Lorenzen
Display Date: 1/19/2012

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