Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Be a HERO - Donate Blood!

DID YOU KNOW: almost 40% of the population is eligible to donate blood but only 10% do? Help raise that percentage and ensure a safe blood supply in your community!
Find the HERO in YOU and donate at the Colfax Library on Friday, March 23 from 2 to 5 p.m.!
This is your opportunity to save up to THREE lives by donating blood! Click here to make your preferred appointment time to avoid the wait or register directly on the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) mobile bus parked outside the library. As the only provider of blood to local hospitals, INBC needs 200 donors per day to supply the community with the components needed for chemotherapy, transfusions, and major surgeries. Call INBC toll free 800-423-0151 for details.

New month, new opportunity to WIN big while saving lives in your community! Presenting donors in March are automatically entered to win a $200 Sportsman's Warehouse gift card!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thank You Gary & Trudy Libey!

Major Donation from Superior Court Judge Gary Libey and wife Trudy to benefit Center and Library!
Whitman County Superior Court Judge, Gary Libey and his wife, Trudy shared news of their $104,000 donation to The Center in Colfax & Friends of the Library during a surprise announcement at Thursday’s Picnic in Style.  In making the announcement, the couple expressed their desire to give back to the community that means so much to them. They hope their donation might inspire others to give locally to the organizations that are making a positive difference in our communities.
Gary and Trudy Libey (left) announce their donation during The Picnic in Style on
Thursday, March 15 at The Center with Director, Kristie Kirkpatrick (right)

Initial plans for the donation include funding of special library projects and services, completion of the roof at The Center, and developing a reserve fund for ongoing operations.
Picnic in Style was a fundraising event sponsored by Tick Klock Drug, Sport Town, and Fonks that raised funds for children’s technology. Last year, attendance at Whitman County Library’s children’s programs topped 20,000 with nearly ¼ of those utilizing specialized technology . 

Thank you for your ongoing support and generous donation!

Kristie Kirkpatrick encourages you to contact Gary and Trudy Libey at (509) 397-2151 or (509) 592-03658. They are very excited to talk about this gift and encourage others to give back to the community as well!

Monday, March 19, 2018

How to Spot a Computer Scam

Tech Tuesday! How to Spot a Computer Scam with Theresa Kusznir Tuesday, March 20, 6-7 pm
Theresa Kusznir, of Colfax Computer guides participants on how NOT to fall victim to impersonation fraud via phone calls, pop up messages or incorrect search engines. Learn how to spot a computer scam and keep your information safe.

See a list of all March Tech Tuesday programs

For more information call TEK Center Coordinator, Nichole Kopp 397-4366 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The Story of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus

Everyone know that St. Patrick drove the snakes from Irish soil, that the Irish have all the luck, that Tristian’s Isolde came from Ireland, that Deirdre of the Sorrows was a great beauty, right?  If you didn’t know, you might want to check out this book and find out all you don’t know about the Irish people. 

Heritage of Ireland by Brian de Breffny

Featuring 100 black and white photographs and 16 full color pagers this book covers the history, culture, religion, folklore, myth, language, architecture, art, literature the Irish people have created throughout history. 

Poems from Ireland selected by William Cole

Through the long centuries of invasion and conquest, even when their language was taken from them Irishmen still sang secret songs to their beloved land.  Poverty and oppression could not silence them and this book contains and exciting collection of some of the most enduring Irish literature. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Community Art Reception March 20 - CANCELLED, we apologize for any inconvenience

UPDATED Multi-Media Artist Exhibit & Reception
Colfax Center - Tuesday, Mar. 20, 4-6 p.m.

The community is invited to a reception and updated multi-media art show hosted by Molly Rice on Tuesday, March 20 from 4-6 p.m. at The Center at Colfax Library. Light refreshments will be served.

To keep the sizable exhibit ever-changing, Rice has included a number of new canvas prints. Rice’s colorful exhibit features a wide variety of media from paintings, pen and ink works and photographs to handcrafted papers made from a variety of plant materials.

The exhibit runs through March. Hours are Mondays – Wednesdays 10 – 8, Thursdays – Fridays 10-6, Saturdays – Sundays 1-5 p.m. The Center is located at Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax, WA. For more information, call 509-397-4366.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Trivia Night in Colfax - March 22!

WCL Trivia Night - March 22, 6:30 pm

Trivia Nights: The most fun you can have while learning! 

Check out Whitman County Library's Trivia Nights! The library holds trivia contests in Colfax, Endicott, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and more! We provide the questions, materials, and a trivia host while local businesses donate prizes.

Answer questions, compete with friends, and see what you know! Bring your team of up to 8 people or join one on arrival. Extra points are awarded to team members who present their library card and all donations go to Friends of the Library for local programs and projects. For more information, contact Sarah Phelan at 397-4366!

Don't miss these upcoming Trivia Nights!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018