Saturday, June 24, 2017

Need Technology Help? Just Stop by the library's new TEK Center!

Drop-In Tech Help the Last Tuesday of Month & Every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.



Need tech help?  It's Drop-in Tech Day! Drop-into the TEK Center to get hands on help with basic computer skills, internet, email, social media, OverDrive and more!  Bring your phone, laptop, or tablet  and your questions to our WSU volunteer Tara every Saturday from 2-4 pm.   Sponsored by WSU Center for Civic Engagement.

For more information, contact Nichole, Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) Center Coordinator, WCL 397-4366.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Children's Summer Reading FUN at Colfax Library

Tuesday, June 27, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are invited to interactive Traveling Lantern Theater! Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Our mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. Check it out...http://travelinglantern.com/index.phpSponsored by Friends of the Colfax Library.

Readers of ALL ages are encouraged to visit the Colfax Library as we present, "Build a Better World" during summer programs. Activities in upcoming weeks include games, art, science, engineering experiments, and more. Families are always welcome!
Children's Summer Reading Challenge: Kids ages 0-12 need only read 10 books or 10 hours during the summer months to complete the program for a FREE book of their choice. For details contact the Colfax Library at 509-397-4366.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Get Fit & Healthy For Summer with Help from Whitman County Library

Whitman County Library Fitness Classes

Whether your goals are to get in better shape, improve flexibility, balance, and coordination, or you simply want to improve your overall health & happiness...just head down to the Whitman County Library!

Fit & Fun - Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Low impact, gentle aerobic exercise with old time dance moves that improve mobility and balance. Instructor, Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class free!

Boot Camp - Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. High intensity workouts focused on cardio, muscle building, and coordination. Classes will be held in Schmuck Park all summer! Ask instructor, Carissa Little about *Free Wednesday Sessions* 

Potpourri Yoga - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Fifty minute yoga class designed to energize your day.

Align & Refine - Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Alignment based class with yoga pose progression.

Yoga for Balance & Aging -  Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Gentler approach to yoga that can be  tailored to meet the participant’s fitness, balance, or rehabilitation needs. 


Flex & Flow - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Poses focus on foundation, alignment, strength, and flexibility. 

Yin Yoga - Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. End your day feeling calm and grounded, increase circulation and become more focused.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Mondays in ROSALIA 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
People of all skill levels are invited to explore Yoga with a licensed instructor during this weekly class at the Rosalia Park (near the pool) each Monday this summer

If you have any questions, please call or stop in the Rosalia Library Tuesday or Saturday from 10-2 p.m. or Thursday from 3-7 p.m. or you may leave a message at 523-3109. Sponsored by Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Instructors: Nancy Stanard, Carissa Little,
Crystn Guenthner & Suzy McNeilly


WCL Fitness classes vary in price from ~$5 to $10 per class, with punch cards and other incentives available. Exercise classes at the library are currently free to Whitman County seniors 65+ thanks to a local donor. For more information about Yoga contact Suzy McNeilly (509) 397-4709 or Crystn Guenthner (208) 305-0057, email Carissa Little at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com about Boot Camp, or call Nancy Stanard at (509) 288 -1117 if you are interested in Fit & Fun. View our complete list of events at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. or call (509) 397-4366 for details. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Adult Summer Reading is Here!

Adults are encouraged to "Build a Better World" by reading! 

Adult readers who finish three books between the beginning of June and the end of August win a summer reading prize! Readers who finish seven books or more will be entered into the grand prize drawing
Please pick up summer reading challenge forms at any of our 14 branches or at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. Contact Whitman County Library at 509.397.4366 or info@whitco.lib.wa.us with questions. HAPPY READING! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yoga, Wine, & Chocolate - June 22. 6:30 p.m.

“Class and a Glass” wine and yoga at the Colfax Library


To celebrate The International Day of Yoga, community members are invited to “Class and a Glass,” wine, yoga, and chocolate at the Colfax Library on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is just $15 with refreshments served, including spirits for those over 21 years of age.

Instructor Suzy McNeilly, RYT200 certified will guide participants through Yin Yoga poses that release tight fascia, hamstrings, hips and backs while providing a much needed tonic of wine and chocolates to further relax and soothe the soul.



To register, please contact Suzy McNeilly at 509-397-4709 or the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.



Monday, June 19, 2017

Family Variety Program with Henrik Bothe!

If you like fast paced juggling, mystifying magic, and laugh-out-loud comedy...THIS is for you! Entertainer Henrik Bothe has performed in 50 states and 22 countries with an appearance on many TV shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Check it out...http://www.nwcorporatecomedy.com/ 

Readers of ALL ages are encouraged to visit the Colfax Library as we present, "Build a Better World" during summer programs. This activity is most suitable for ages 3-12, but families are always welcome! Activities in upcoming weeks include games, art, science, engineering experiments, and more.
Children's Summer Reading Challenge: Kids ages 0-12 need only read 10 books or 10 hours during the summer months to complete the program for a FREE book of their choice. For details contact the Colfax Library at 509-397-4366.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Staff Picks!

Whitman County Library is encouraging readers to "Build a Better World" this summer by reading and giving back!
Librarian, Rachelle Ledbetter, shares her recommendations on books to help their "Build a Better World" by hiking, exploring, and enjoying nature!





If you love to hike and you love history this handy guide is for you!  It details forty historic trails from across the state ranging from short day hikes to multiday backpacking trips. 




This handy guide details 46 distinct destinations for hiking, climbing, biking, swimming, boating and fishing Washington’s spectacular geological sites. 




Written by an avid outdoorsman this book will show you tips and tricks for shaving as much weight off your backpack as possible.