Thursday, September 20, 2018

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Parents Did You Know...

  • 92% of two-year-olds in the US already have an online record
  • 80% of kids can't tell if talking to a child or an adult posing as a child
  • 92% of teens are online daily...24% are almost constantly connected

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

WorkSource for Businesses & Employers Tomorrow!

WorkSource Appointments available Wednesday, Sep. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tim Rubio, Worksource Specialist, will meet with businesses and job seekers on Wednesday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Center at Colfax Library. For businesses, Tim can provide a wide variety of solutions including tax incentives, worker training, and improved recruitment strategies. For job seekers, Tim provides assistance in mastering the technology to improve your job search, helps you build your resume, and improves your interview skills. More information can be found at By appointment only.

For questions or to set an appointment for Wednesday, September 19 at The Center at Colfax Library, contact Tim Rubio, Worksource Specialist at 509-254-7357 or 509-758-1716.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Trivia Night in Colfax - Do you know your ABCs?

 "The Killer Cobras" one of Rosalia's top trivia teams

WCL Trivia Nights are Back for the Fall!

YOU ARE INVITED for an evening of laughter, learning, and friendly competition! Join us this September for two exciting trivia contests...featuring a special ABCs category for the “Back to School” season and, as always, clips from your favorite songs! Remember, everyone is an expert at something!
Colfax Hyde Out - Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Rosalia Brass Rail - Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 7 p.m.

 Bring your team (or join one), test your knowledge, and WIN *free* food & drinks! Extra points are awarded to teams who present their library cards! WCL Trivia Night is the most fun you can have while learning! 

Prizes sponsored by the Hyde Out & Rosalia Brass Rail and trivia contests are hosted by your information professional, Whitman County Library. To schedule a trivia night in your community, please email

Friday, September 14, 2018

Giving Blood = Giving Hope

The gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Friday, Sept. 14, 2:15 to 5 p.m. at the Colfax Library

Call the Inland Northwest Blood Center at 800-423-0151 or make your appointment online at Present to donate blood in September and be entered to win a $100 tattoo gift card!

Here are a few facts about donating blood...

  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood product 
  • Although 60% of Americans are eligible to donate, only about 5% actually do 
  • One in three people will need blood sometime during their life

Walk-ins are on a first come, first serve basis. Photo ID is required. Donors should drink plenty of fluids and eat a meal at least two hours prior to arrival. The entire list of eligibility criteria can be found at 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Learn to Play the Ukulele!

Introduction to Ukulele with Scott Hallett at the Colfax Library, Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Sept. 19 - Oct. 10. (Cost $18)

The ukulele has made a huge comeback in popularity and is the EASIEST of all stringed instruments to learn. The emphasis is on FUN rather than theory. This class is for absolute beginners, as well as those who know a few chords or have taken previous classes. 

Pre-registration is required. Call (509) 279-6030 to enroll today! Mail in registration forms are also available at the Whitman County Library.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Storytime & Playgroup starts up again this week!

Storytime and Play & Learn are back at the Colfax Library!

Storytime - Thursday Mornings, 10 -11:30 am

Storytime is a FREE listening and pre-reading experience for children birth to age 5 every Thursday morning during the school year. Kiddos and parents/ caregivers enjoy engaging stories and imaginative activities that include songs, crafts, puppets, and more!

Baby Time (0-2) 10:10-10:30
Toddler Time (2-3) 10:30-11:00
Preschool Time (4+) 11:00-11:30

Play & Learn - Friday Mornings, 10-11:30 am 

Join us for family, friends, and neighbors playgroup every Friday morning September through June! Parents/caregivers bring your children for free play, fun, and socialization.

Call Sheri Miller or Nichole Kopp at 397-4366 for details on these or other children's programs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What is your favorite book? Tell us!

What's YOUR favorite book on PBS's Top 100 list? Vote and join in the community discussion! 

Want your vote featured on the library's Facebook page and front desk? Ask a librarian to take a photo of you with your #1 book!

 100 Books, One Winner, Which Will You Choose?

What is the Great American Read?
A PBS television series, competition, and nationwide campaign that explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s top 100 novels, ending with a nationwide vote to choose America's #1 most-loved book!

Enter your favorite title at the front desk to vote on Colfax's choice for the GREAT AMERICAN READ. Ask for a photo! 

Visit to vote on America’s choice for the GREAT AMERICAN READ.

Help choose America's #1 most-loved book! 
Want your vote to be featured on the library's Facebook page? Have your photo taken with your #1 book by a librarian or send us one!

Read your way through all 100 contenders on the Great American Read!