Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling July 2-9


County Library Calendar – July 2, 2015

 

Thursday, July 2

Farmington, Rosalia & Tekoa – Superheroes and Sidekicks – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Friday, July 3

Malden – Preschool Storytime – Summer fun for younger kids.

Saturday, July 4

Albion – 12 p.m. – Summer Reading kids are invited to march together in the 4th of July Parade.

All Branches – All branches of the Whitman County Library are closed for Independence Day.  Our website and digital collections remain available.

Sunday, July 5

All Branches – All branches of the Whitman County Library are closed for Independence Day.  Our website and digital collections remain available.

Monday, July 6

St. John – 10 a.m. – Junior Summer Reading for younger children with activities and crafts.

LaCrosse – 11 a.m. – Join us in the park for Summer Science with Palouse Discovery Science Center.

Lamont Park – 5p.m. – Hometown Heroes –  Join us for Stories, hot dogs and the chance to visit with local firemen and police officers.  All children attending choose a free book.

Tuesday, July 7

Palouse and Endicott –Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

St. John – 11 a.m. – Family Book Club: "The One and Only Ivan" by Kathrine Applegate – Based on a true story that took place in Tacoma.  All ages are welcome to join the discussion.

Colfax – 4 p.m. - Celebration of our Community Hero Firefighters and EMT's with emergency vehicles, suitable for the entire family. This program is at Eells Park in Colfax.

Wednesday, July 8

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. –Summer Reading Game Day in the Park – Compete for prizes or just enjoy refreshments in the shade.

St. John – 1 p.m. – Young Heroes – Spokane Explorer Search and Rescue is coming to tell us what they do and teach wilderness safety. 

Garfield, Malden, & Uniontown – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Thursday, July 9

Farmington & Rosalia – Every Hero has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Tekoa – 12 p.m. – Community Superheroes – Visit with Fireman and Ambulance heroes, then check out their emergency vehicles.

 

For a complete list of summer events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366. Summer Reading signups for youth or completion forms for teens and adults can be accessed from the library’s website.

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Three great books suggested by Rachelle Ledbetter on lunch, vitamins, and how we think about food.

The Little Book of Lunch by Caroline Craig

When was the last time you really enjoyed your “sack” lunch?  This book features clever approaches to classic foods making them easy to transport, delicious at room temperature, easy to make and much healthier than take-out. 


Make sure your kids are getting the vitamins and minerals they need the natural way with these incredibly nutritious and totally delicious no-sugar-added smoothie recipes which include dairy, gluten free and vegan options.   


The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig

This follow up to “It Starts with Food”, the critically acclaimed book that helped thousands of people transform how they think about food, their bodies and their lives, is a step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guide to help continue the transformation. 



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Firetrucks & Ambulance at Eells Park-July 7 at 4 pm

Community Heroes Program

You’re invited to a Community Heroes Program at Eells Park, Tuesday, July 7 from 4-5:00 p.m. It's a celebration of our Hero Firefighters and EMT's with emergency vehicles from Steptoe and Colfax, suitable for the entire family. A water demonstration is planned and fun prizes for all attendees.
For information call Sheri at the Colfax Library 509-397-4366

Monday, June 22, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling June 25-July 2


Thursday, June 25

St. John – 2 p.m. – Superhero America with T. Andrew Wahl – Explore how historical events and shifting social mores can be seen in the evolution of characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Friends of WCL.

Farmington & Rosalia – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Friday, June 26

Tekoa & Oakesdale – Superhero America with T. Andrew Wahl – All ages will explore how historical events and shifting social mores can be seen in the evolution of characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Friends of WCL.  Check the calendar or Facebook for times and location.

Saturday, June 27

Albion – 12 p.m. – Learn about Historic Heroes – Make your own monument out of clay to a hero you would like to celebrate.

Palouse – 2 p.m. – Superhero America with T. Andrew Wahl – Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Friends of WCL

Monday, June 29

St. John – 10 a.m. – Junior Summer Reading for younger children with activities and crafts.

Colton & LaCrosse – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Colfax – 4 p.m. – Clown Around Family Program – Charles The Clown is a master children's entertainer.  His expert blend of stories, poems and jokes offers kids a feast of language play as well as creative problem solving.

Tuesday, June 30

Palouse – 9:30 a.m. – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs.

Endicott – 11 a.m. – Our favorite teachers share their journey to becoming a teacher.

Wednesday, July 1

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. –West Valley Outdoor Learning Center leads this program in the park about wildlife preservation. 

Garfield, Malden, St. John & Uniontown – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Thursday, July 2

Farmington, Rosalia & Tekoa – Superheroes and Sidekicks – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

 

For a complete list of summer events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366. Summer Reading signups for youth or completion forms for teens and adults can be accessed from the library’s website.

Schools Out! Fun books to check out on Summer vacation recommended by Rachelle Ledbetter.

Stay on track with your reading from Whitman County Library this summer!!








School is out and the grandchildren will be visiting keep them entertained with this non-fiction juvenile book packed with 300 brain-bending facts.  


From  a tornado  to snow storms this non-fiction juvenile book filled with puzzles, games and facts helps make weather fun for kids.  


This non-fiction juvenile book allows you to not only read to kids 
at bedtime but to also teach them math skills with kid appealing riddles and puzzles. 


Nurture Zen & Free Classes for 65 and up

Yoga with Suzy McNeilly/ Nurture Zen
The Center Monday (Mondays 8:30-9:30 a.m.)
Yoga with Suzy McNeilly is made possible through Empire Health Foundation Rural Aging Responsive Grant. 65 and older free. 64 and younger $5. In this class you will experience gentle movements, aromatherapy, restoritive poses, breath awareness, and guided relaxation. No previous yoga experience required. Perfect for those wanting to obtain the health benefits of yoga at a personally appropriate level. Suzy will modify the class to fit the needs of: injuries, health conditions, and/or mobility issues. Call Sara G. @509-397-4366 for questions. No registration required. Pay as you go or punch cards available.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rachelle sugggests these books ... request them today!

Great books available from Whitman County Library



Foodscaping by Charlie Nardozzi
Foodscaping is just what it sounds like – growing food in a landscape.  This practical guide will teach you everything you need to know to incorporate food into your landscape design. 

The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne
Reverse your autoimmune disease with this guide that shows you how to use foods to regulate your immune system and help heal your body. 

If you are a camper or hiker you know how heavy a backpack can be!  This handy book will show you how to pack smarter and pack lighter.