Tuesday, September 16, 2014

19,000 audio and eBooks available from your library!

 
Accessing digital audio and ebooks is even easier with the free and improved Overdrive app for your mobile device now that an Adobe account is not required.  All you need is a library card to browse a collection of almost 19,000 titles for all ages and interests.  For info, call 397-4366 or visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sept. 18-25 WCL Calendar Sampling


Thursday, September 18
Colfax’s Methodist Church – Noon – Milt Priggee’s Past, Present & Future of Editorial Cartooning – A fun, informative and free slide show by Eastern Washington’s last graphic commentator. Guests can call ahead to pre-order a catered lunch for $10 at (509) 397-4366.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club - Join the discussion of Stephen Crane’s, “The Red Badge of Courage.” Everyone’s invited.

Friday, September 19
Endicott, LaCrosse & St John – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Dance Class – Child and teen dance, ballet, jazz and more by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call (509) 338-0809.

Saturday, September 20
Oakesdale – 11 a.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske returns to Oakesdale to offer her wisdom on fall planting, pruning and cleaning up for the winter.
Rosalia – 2 p.m. - Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!

Monday, September 22
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, September 23
Colfax – Noon – Fall Gardening with Donna Guske - Gardeners will learn how to prepare perennials for the winter, and how to select new ones to plant in the cool of the fall.
Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Community Blood Drive – Roll up your sleeve and donated blood! Appointments are being taken by Inland Northwest Blood Center at www.inbcsaves.org
LaCrosse – 4 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske offers her wisdom on fall planting, pruning and cleaning up for the winter.

Wednesday, September 24
Endicott, St. John & Tekoa – Early Release Wednesday – Exciting after school program in three locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.
Malden – 1 p.m. – Tee-Shirts into Bags – Head on down to the library and create a stylish tote bag from a tee-shirt. All ages are welcome.
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazoo Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will be here teaching us all about bicycles and safety.

Thursday, September 25
Colton – 3:15 p.m. – Chain Reaction Fun! – Kids ages 10 and up are invited to design a Rube Goldberg Machine or a Domino Chain Reaction. Bring a friend and win a prize!
Palouse – 3:45 to 5 p.m. – After School Homework and Game Time – The Center for Civic Engagement (WSU) students will be available to assist 3rd graders and up with their homework. Afterwards, there will be time for game time.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.

Youth Programs at the Colfax Library

The Colfax Library is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of programs for children and teens this fall:
  • Newest to the lineup is Wazzu Wednesdays. Students ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend each Wednesday afterschool from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to explore technology, art science and the community with student mentors from Washington State University. Teens will also enjoy snacks, play games and receive homework assistance as needed.  Programs through September focus on learning bicycle components, maintenance, and safety.
  • For teens ages 12 and up a variety of programs like domino chain reactions, recycled art, duct tape crafting, book to movie events, and Zombiefest are scheduled.  
  • For smaller children each Thursday brings Early Learning Storytime with stories, finger plays, rhymes, and songs. Baby Time is for ages 0-2 and runs from 10:10-10:30 a.m., Toddler Time is for ages 2-3 and runs from 10:30-11 a.m., and Preschool Time is for ages 4-5 and runs from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Each Friday, Play & Learn playgroup is from 10-11:30. Parents and caregivers bring their young children for any or all of that time period to enjoy educational free play time. Kids learn through play while adults engage with the youngsters or make valuable connections with neighbors and peers.
  • Third Thursday Club is a popular afterschool program for kids in grades 1-4. The program is every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 and features educational theme featuring stories, games, crafts, snacks and more. JES kids may take bus #16 with parent permission note.
  • Children's dance classes for ages 5 and older are provided by library partner Sears Academy of Dance. The Academy offers dance, tap, and ballet. For cost and registration information contact Ana Maria Sears (509) 338-0809 or by email at searsanswers@gmail.com.
A complete lineup of these and all Whitman County Library programs for all ages and all 14 branch locations can be found at the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us,  on Facebook or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall gardening workshops .... for free!


Plant up, Prune up, Clean up!
With Horticulturist Donna Guske Hanson

September 13, Tekoa - 10am & Garfield - 1pm
September 17, Endicott - 10am & St. John - noon
September 20, Oakesdale - 11am & Rosalia - 2pm
September 23, Colfax - Noon & LaCrosse - 4pm
September 27, Albion - 10am & Colton - 1pm
 
Handouts and tips like choosing  perennials and caring for new ones. What to do with all those leaves  and weeds; Fall planting for the     table and beautiful fall colors. All of your gardening questions answered!

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rare opportunity - free program Thurs, Sep 18

The community is invited to hear nationally syndicated political cartoonist Milt Priggee during two free presentations on Thursday September 18 at noon in Colfax and at 5:30 p.m. in Pullman. Priggee’s presentations are part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau in partnership with local libraries.

The noon appearance at the United Methodist Church in Colfax is sponsored by Whitman County Library and Colfax Rotary. While the presentation is free, guests can call ahead to pre-order a catered lunch for $10 at 509-397-4366.
The 5:30 presentation will be held in the Hecht Meeting room at Neill Public Library. More information can be obtained by calling 509-338-3252.
Priggee’s presentation called Political Cartooning; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow features the stories behind the cartoons and explores cartooning as a powerful political medium. Priggee says, “Political imagery can touch the heart, coalesce the truth and make people think. It can make a difference in the life of a person and a country.”
Milt Priggee has been a professional political cartoonist since 1976, including several years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He’ll explain the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of political commentary as it evolves from print to digital-media platforms. The discussion will then turn to some of Priggee’s own cartoons, including some which were rejected from publication, and explore the stories behind the art and the importance of political cartooning as a medium.
Milt Priggee was born in Alaska, grew up in Chicago, graduated from college in Colorado, was a journalism fellow at University of Michigan and has drawn local newspaper cartoons in twelve different states. His nationally syndicated cartoons, caricatures, comic strips and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, websites, album covers, shirts and even wine bottles. A past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Priggee’s cartoon commentary has generated hate mail, awards, death threats, libel lawsuits and many heated discussions. Priggee currently lives in Oak Harbor and previously resided in Spokane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling Sept. 11-18

Thursday, September 11
Palouse – 3:45 to 5 p.m. – After School Homework and Game Time – The Center for Civic Engagement (WSU) students will be available to assist 3rd graders and up with their homework. Afterwards, there will be time for game time.

Friday, September 12
Endicott, LaCrosse & St John – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Playgroup – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Dance Class – Child and teen dance, ballet, jazz and more by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call (509) 338-0809.

Saturday, September 13
Tekoa – 10 a.m. – Putting Your Garden to Bed – Donna Guske returns to Tekoa to show gardeners how to prepare trees, shrubs and perennials for the winter.
Palouse – 11 a.m. – Magician Dick Frost at Palouse Days – Free magic program for all ages.
Garfield – 1 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!

Monday, September 15
St. John – 5:30 p.m. – Local Author Returns to St. John – Bruce Holbert introduces his new book “The Hour of Lead” which spans a period of about sixty years and takes place in the Grand Coulee area, Davenport and Colfax. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.
Garfield – 6:30 p.m. – Card Making with Darcie Bagott – Join us for a fun evening of card making. Open to ages 12 and up. Pre-register with Sarah at (509) 635-1490 to ensure we will have enough supplies.

Tuesday, September 16
Farmington & Palouse – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs, crafts and adventures every Tuesday. Visit the online calendar for times.
LaCrosse – 3 p.m. – After School Program – Join your friends at the library for a fun after school craft.

Wednesday, September 17
Endicott – 10 a.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!
St. John – 1:30 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske returns to St John! Gardeners will learn how to prepare perennials for the winter, and how to select new ones to plant in the cool of the fall.

Thursday, September 18
Colfax, Colton & Farmington – 3rd Thursday – Exciting after school program in three locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.