Sunday, September 25, 2016

Teen Summer Reading Drawing Winners!













Olivia Kjack of Sj. John (left) won the Galaxy Tablet donated by Washington State Employees Credit Union after completing Teen Summer Reading!

Tayma Vanek of Colfax (right) won a $50 gift certificate for Amazon, in the drawing for Teen Summer Reading!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Congratulations Adult Summer Reading Winners!



 Loralee Cassetty from Tekoa is our Adult Summer reading Black-Out winner!  Diane Harp Tekoa's Librarian presented her with a Galaxy tablet courtesy of Washington State Employee's Credit Union!















Joyce Countryman of Colfax is one of this year's drawing winners!  Here she is with her prize from Dr. Allen Kirkpatrick, DDS! 
Valerie Larson of St. John is also a winner this year, she received a gift certificate from Welcome home!















Kristin Inderrieden From Colfax won a great gift certificate to Fit in Colfax!
















Nancy Anderson of Endicott won a Golf Course certificate from Colfax Golf Course.  She will get to play a few rounds and have use of a cart for her game!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yoga for a good cause

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Two local Yoga instructors are volunteering their services to benefit important local causes and organizations within the community. On the first Tuesday of each month, Suzy McNeilly and Crystn Guenthner are providing a Yoga class from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Colfax Library that will be by donation only with all proceeds going to area groups and causes.

The first class set for Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 is ideal for both beginners and those quite familiar with Yoga. It will begin with a Vinyasa flow and take a quick break at 6:30 to move into the Restorative phase so participants can stay for the entire class or use the break to come and go.

This month, the library’s Senior Pie and Bingo will be the recipient of the class donations. Bingo is provided the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 2-4 p.m. in the Colfax Branch. With as many as 40 seniors attending, proceeds will help purchase pie and other supplies for the popular sessions.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Suzy McNeilly at 509-397-4709. The Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 509-397-4366.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

WCL Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – September 22

Thursday, September 22
Palouse – 3:30 p.m. – Crazy 8’s Math Club – Kids, Grades 2 to 4th Grade.  This 8 week program has been a lot of fun and we are continuing with the new school year.  Sign up now!!  The Palouse school bus will bring you down, if your parents give permission.  For more information or to sign-up call Bev at 509-878-1513.
Tekoa – 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Social Hour – Come join in at the library and bring a project (knitting, crafting, or just come to visit!
Rosalia – 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop – This evidence based class by trained presenters is offered free of charge to all parents. Each parent earns a $20 gift certificate after completing the six-week course.  Babysitting and a snack are provided, for more information or to register call Marcy at 509-523-3109.
Friday, September 23
Colfax – 1:30 – 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 or call toll free at 1-800-423-0151 for additional information!
Endicott, Malden, St. John, & Uniontown – Storytime – Join us for early learning activities with all kinds of fun at the Library!  For more information and times visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax & Palouse – Play and Learn – Play and learn is a fun, intentional play time for young children, giving them a variety of opportunities to explore and grow while interacting with their peers.  For more information or for times visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us

Monday, September 26
St John – 3:30 p.m. – Crazy 8’s Math Club – Kids, Grades K to 2nd                Grade.  This 8 week program has been a lot of fun and we are continuing with the new school year.  Sign up now!!  For more information or to sign up call Clancy at 509-648-3319.
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 library’s.  Snacks provided.

Tuesday, September 27
Farmington & Rosalia –Storytime – Join us for early learning activities with music, stories, and crafts.  Visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for times.
Albion & Endicott – Play and Learn – Play and Learn is a fun, intentional play time for young children, giving them a variety of opportunities to explore and grow while interacting with their peers. This time is also for parents and other caregivers to visit and share ideas about nurturing the growing minds in their care.  For more information or for times visit the WCL Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 2 – 4 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Seniors are invited to play Bingo, win prizes and enjoy pie and or cookies.
Colfax – 6 – 7 p.m. – Movement as Life – This fun exercise class is offered through ACT II!  For more information and how to register see the Library event’s calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or visit the Colfax branch.

Wednesday, September 28
Garfield – 1:00 p.m. – ½ day fun – Visit the library for fun activities on the half day!
Endicott & St. John – 12:20 – 1:30 p.m. – Bug Day – WSU Extension Agent Steve VanVleet has a great insect  (some live, some mounted) collection that he'll bring to the library's first early release Wednesday.  For more information or times call Tia or Clancy at 657-3429 or 648-3319 or visit the library calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Crazy 8’s Math Club – Kids, Grades 2 to 4th Grade.  This 8 week program has been a lot of fun and we are continuing with the new school year.  Sign up now!! 
Colfax – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – WorkSourceWA.com Presentation – Build a resume, search for the best career for you, or search for the best employees.  The new Work Source Washington website can help both employers and employees.
St. John – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Garden Insect and Weed Program - WSU Extension Agent Steve VanVleet will be at the St. John Library to help you control pests in your garden before you put it to bed for the winter!  For more information call Clancy at 648-3319.

Thursday, September 29
Colfax – noon and 7:00 p.m. – Downtown Investor Kim Nguyen – Kim recently purchased a number of downtown Colfax properties and will talk with area residents about her plans for those buildings. For more information and locations please contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at kirkpatr@colfax.com or 509-397-4366.
Colfax, LaCrosse, & Tekoa – Story Time – Join us for early learning activities with music, stories, and crafts.  Visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for times.



September is Library Card Sign-up Month, visit your branch and get your Library Card!  For a complete list of library 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. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Informative non-fiction titles for September

This is the remarkably true story of a group of Montana farmers who in the 1970’s defied corporate agribusiness by refusing to plant GMO’s.  Their company “Timeless Natural Foods” is now a million-dollar organic business. 

This shocking story of how the venture to genetically engineer our food has subverted science, corrupted government and deceived the public while recklessly subjecting our health and our environment to unacceptable risks.    

This user friendly book explores the cutting edge aspects of genetic science and the impact of DNA technology on medicine and society at large.