Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Baby & Toddler Story Time at the Rosalia Library!

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Little ones and their grown-ups are invited to a special lap-time story hour at the Rosalia library. This program includes games, songs, and stories and is designed for fun, loving, and educational interaction between adult and child.

Monday, July 25, 2016

PJ Storytime-August 10 at 7 pm

Join Miss Nichole under the tree in Hayden’s Corner.

Pajama Storytime at the Colfax Library August 10 7:00 pm



Public Forum at the library


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Healthy Gardening tips from Rachelle's Booklist


Organic Farming Manual by Ann Larkin Hanson
Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning to an organic way of life this guide will tell you everything you need to know about growing and marketing you produce as well as caring for your animals.

The Naturally Bug-Free Garden by Anna Hess
Put down those harmful sprays and check out this book to learn the natural way to control pests. With over ninety full-color photographs you will easily identify which pests are bugging you!

The Organic Gardener’s Handbook by Frank Tozer
This handy guide includes everything you need to know to create a productive and sustainable organic garden.  Chapters include site selection, garden layout, soil appraisal and more.



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

WCL Calendar July 21 - 28, 2016

County Library Calendar – July 21

Thursday, July 21
Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Final Inning – Join Kathy Wilkes to wrap up the kids' summer reading program with a fun and educational program about America's pastime...BASEBALL!
Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Olympics – Celebrate the success of completing your summer reading goals with a NERF gun Olympics competition. Hula hoops of dread, Minion targets, CDs of destiny, and many other great games.
Colton & Uniontown – 1:00 p.m. – Gardening for Healthy Living – Join horticulturist Donna Guske Hansen as she explores the health benefits of forming a relationship with Nature, whether the scale of gardening is a few potted herbs on a windowsill in an apartment or vast acreage at the Uniontown branch library.  For more information call the Colton or Uniontown library at 229-3887 or 229-3880 or visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive – You may save lives by donating blood at the Colfax Library location. For friends, family and many other patients, you are truly a HERO! Contact the Inland Northwest Blood Center to register the time that is most convenient for you at www.inbcsaves.org.

Friday, July 22
St. John – 11:30 a.m. – Early Learning Summer Reading – Fun Summer reading event with Miss Trinette!
Malden – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Teen Pennant Craft and Lunch – Middle and high school students are invited to the Malden library to create your own pennant and to share a pizza feast!
Garfield – 6:30 p.m. – Gardening for Healthy living – Join horticulturist Donna Guske Hansen as she explores the health benefits of forming a relationship with Nature, whether the scale of gardening is a few potted herbs on a windowsill in an apartment or vast acreage.  For more information visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call Sarah at 635-1490.

Saturday, July 23
Rosalia – 8:15 a.m. – Library Book Walk for Families – Meet at the library for a 30 minute walk around town for health and lively conversations about the books we are all reading!

Monday, July 25
St. John – 10:30 - 12 – Tween Messy Science –  Kids grades 4 – 8 come to enjoy science in a new way!  We will have a variety of experiments available, so wear your old clothes learn about science.  Contact the St. John library for more information at 648-3319 or visit the calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 6 - 8 p.m. – Adult Coding Camp – Adults come exercise your mind and learn computer programming in Coding Camp I!  Each adult will complete 6 LED light experiments using the Arduino platform during this 2 hour class !  Registration is required for this event since space is limited.  For more information or to register call 509-397-4366.

Tuesday, July 26
Colfax – 1 - 3 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Seniors are invited to come enjoy a great game of Bingo and a slice of Pie downstairs in the meeting room.  
Farmington – 2:30 p.m. – Ready Set READ – This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!  Join the libraries for fun and fitness!
LaCrosse – 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Adult Coloring Night – Come join us for an evening of relaxation and color.  Coloring has been proven to lower blood pressure.  So come for health reason as well as the fellowship.  Bring your own coloring pens and pencils or use the libraries.  Snacks provided.
Palouse – 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Hit a Homerun with Overdrive – Have you ever wondered how to download the library's audiobooks and e-books to your electronic devices?  Come to the library to learn how to use overdrive!  For more information call Bev at 509-878-1513 or visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Wednesday, July 27
Uniontown – 1:00 p.m. – Ready Set READ – This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!  Join the libraries for fun and fitness!
Malden – 4 - 6 p.m. – Hit a Homerun with Overdrive – Have you ever wondered how to download the library's audiobooks and e-books to your electronic devices?  Come to the library to learn how to use overdrive!  For more information call Bev at 509-878-1513 or visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Light Impact Exercise – offered for free by Lisa Johnson Shull this fun exercise class will keep you moving!

Thursday, July 28
Rosalia – 10:30 a.m. – Summer Reading Fun for Babies and Toddlers – Little ones and their grown-ups are invited to a special lap-time story hour at the Rosalia library. This program includes games, songs, and stories and is designed for fun, loving, and educational interaction between adult and child.


Ready Set READ!  Summer reading is happening!  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.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Snap Circuit Fun-Ages 10 & Up

Snap Circuit Fun @ C
Snap Circuit Fun @ Colfax LibraryTuesday, Aug. 9, 10-11:30am        
Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MY!
Curious kids ages 10 and up are invited to learn about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kit downstairs at the Colfax Library 10-11:30am! Space is limited please call Nichole to register 397-4366.  Sponsored by the WSL!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

WCL weekly calendar July 14 - 21, 2016

County Library Calendar – July 14

Thursday, July 14
Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Library Records! – Participants work alone and in groups to set and break crazy records all around the library!
Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Robot fun – My Robots name is Ironman and you can build one in summer reading today!
Rosalia – 5 to 7 p.m. – Hit a homerun with Overdrive – Come to the library to learn how to use Overdrive on your e-reader, tablet or phone.

Friday, July 15
Malden & Rosalia – Cockroach Races & Other Buggy Fun – WSU bug expert Steven Van Vleet is bringing a collection of bugs, alive and dead, and would love to help you identify any bugs you would like to bring!  For times visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 6 to 9 p.m. – Voter Forum – The League of Women Voters is hosting the candidates from District 9.

Saturday, July 16
Rosalia – 8:15 a.m. – Library Book Walk for Adults – Meet at the library for a 30 minute walk around town for health and lively conversations about the books we are all reading!
Albion – 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Outdoor Art in the Park! – Learn about watercolor painting with local watercolor artist Kat Downes as she leads us on a walk with paints that will exercise mind and body.

Monday, July 18
Tekoa – 10 to 4 p.m. – Babysitting 101 – Students will learn CPR, choking, child safety, proper diet, and discipline techniques.
St. John – 1 to 3 p.m. – Teen Coding Camp – For grades 6-12.  <Coding Camp> Part 2 is a two-hour camp that introduces teens to robotics engineering with line patterning with RedBot.  Contact the St. John library to register at 648-3319 or visit the calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Caregiver Coffee Group – Caregiver Coffee Group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All paid and unpaid caregivers are welcome to attend the event is free.

Tuesday, July 19
Palouse – 9:30 a.m. – Summer Reading Party Extravaganza – This is an all-out party, playing, cake eating, face painting, prize getting day!!
Endicott – 11:00 a.m. – The Final Stretch – Suzy McNeilly will be at the Endicott Library to give instruction.
Colfax – 1 to 3 p.m. – Coffee Cookies and Coloring – Seniors are invited to come enjoy Coffee, Cookies and Coloring downstairs in the meeting room.  Materials are provided, feel free to bring your own and share too!
Colfax – 4:00 p.m. – Family Yoga – What better way to be introduced to a health & fitness regime than a YOGA class for kids and adults? Join certified Yoga instructor, Suzy McNeilly for basic Yoga fun for the whole family.

Wednesday, July 20
St. John1:00 p.m. – Kids Summer Reading Final Party – It's time for our last Summer Reading program.  Come for a party and pick-up your prize bag.
Garfield – 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Olympics – Just as it sounds there will be different events to compete in, lots of fun, and prizes to end our summer reading for the year.
Oakesdale & Uniontown – Ready Set Read – This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!  Join the libraries for fun and fitness!
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Light Impact Exercise – offered for free by Lisa Johnson Shull this fun exercise class will keep you moving!
Malden – 7 p.m. – Final Inning – Join Kathy Wilkes to wrap up the kids' summer reading program with a fun and educational program about America's pastime...BASEBALL!

Thursday, July 21
Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Final Inning – Join Kathy Wilkes to wrap up the kids' summer reading program with a fun and educational program about America's pastime...BASEBALL!
Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Olympics – Celebrate the success of completing your summer reading goals with a NERF gun Olympics competition. Hula hoops of dread, Minion targets, CDs of destiny, and many other great games.
Colton & Uniontown – 1:00 p.m. – Gardening for Healthy Living – Join horticulturist Donna Guske Hansen as she explores the health benefits of forming a relationship with Nature, whether the scale of gardening is a few potted herbs on a windowsill in an apartment or vast acreage at the Uniontown branch library.  For more information call the Colton or Uniontown library at 229-3887 or 229-3880 or visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive – You may save lives by donating blood at the Colfax Library location. For friends, family and many other patients, you are truly a HERO! Contact the Inland Northwest Blood Center to register the time that is most convenient for you at www.inbcsaves.org.


Ready Set READ!  Summer reading is happening!  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.