Monday, January 9, 2017

Reminder, Climate Change presentation comes to The Center

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: 
Climate Change, Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem

Climate Change: Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem is the title of a free presentation by Dr. Peter Haug from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11 in The Center at Colfax Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or just come to learn.


For more information, contact Dr. Haug at peterlaoshi@gmail.com or Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Great years in History!

1932 by David Pietrusza
This is two tales richly woven together to tell the story of two men who rise to power in 1932 giving us FDR’s New Deal and Hitler’s Third Reich. 

1944 by Jay Winik
This is the story of a pivotal time in WWII that could have ended very differently had it not been for FDR’s reelection, his wartime leadership and the year that changed history. 

1946 by Victor Sebestyen
This is the story about the year that would signal the beginning of the Cold War, the end of the British Empire and the beginning of the rivalry between the United States and the USSR. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Blood Donations Needed-Jan. 19


January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to honor the volunteer blood donors who ensure the health and safety of nearly 4.5 million American patients each year. Donating blood is the ultimate random act of kindness since you never know whose life you could save. Mark your calendar to donate at the Colfax Library location on Thursday, January 19 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Consider making one of your resolutions to donate three times a year. It is as easy as logging onto INBCsaves.org and making your appointment right from your computer or by calling toll free 800-423-0151. Your commitment will support the much needed blood supply to help save lives across the Inland Northwest.

Need an incentive? By presenting to donate in January, you are entered to win a Fitbit Surge. If exercise or the gym is not for you, you can burn up to 600 calories just by donating blood. Donating blood is so much more than most realize. 30 percent the inventory goes to cancer patients, and about one in seven people entering the hospital end up needing blood. Those in need could be a family member, friend or relative.  

So as we begin 2017, find the HERO in you to give blood and save lives. Visit the Whitman County Library online calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for a complete listing of programs and events or call the Colfax Library 509-397-4366.

Afterschool Fun For Kids-Jan. 19

Winter Fun for Grades 1-4 at the Colfax Library January 19 3:30-4:30

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn - Climate Change

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: 
Climate Change, Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem


Climate Change: Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem is the title of a free presentation by Dr. Peter Haug from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11 in The Center at Colfax Library. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or just come to learn.

During this 30 minute presentation, Dr. Haug will discuss the clear trends that are occurring with climate change including where we are now; where we seem to be going; and why this is a “wicked problem”.  Community input and discussion will be encouraged as well.

Dr. Haug does have some good news related to climate change including the technological advances and market forces that are moving fairly quickly. For example, Las Vegas is now running on 100% renewable energy. Dr.  Haug will also emphasize what we as individuals, communities, and institutions can do to develop long-term, win-win strategies to make the best use of advancing technologies.


Dr. Peter Haug’s career in environmental impact analysis spans nearly 30 years including experience using computer models to analyze ecological systems, and spent more than two decades studying environmental impacts for state and federal agencies. For more information, contact Dr. Haug at peterlaoshi@gmail.com or Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Experience the ARTS in Colfax -

Colfax Arts Council Annual Meeting -

At the Center, Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.

CAC Members and interested friends are invited!!

• “State of the CAC”—activities accomplished in 2016, and
• Events and projects planned for 2017, including what’s New;
• A Financial Report and beginning of the year balances;
• Election of 2017 officers by the membership;
• Refreshments to munch on during the meeting.
BRING IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS AND QUESTIONS!

 Enjoy the Countywide High School Art Exhibit in The Center too!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HS Art Show


The Rural Alliance High School Art Show returns to the Colfax Library, January 7-13, during open hours. This exhibit showcases paintings, drawings, pottery, collage, and sculpture created by talented local high school students.  Students participating in the show represent schools in Tekoa, Rosalia, Garfield/Palouse, Oakesdale, and St. John/Endicott.

The community is invited to a catered Art Reception Monday, January 9, 5-6 p.m. to help celebrate the teens and their accomplishments. Come browse this marvelous exhibit and visit with artists while enjoying refreshments and music.

The exhibit and reception are free to the public and take place in The Center at the Colfax Library. Exhibit open during regular library hours which are Mondays-Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 p.m.  For more information about these events, contact Patty Mills at Oakesdale School, 509-285-5296 or Nichole Kopp at Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366.