Monday, April 21, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling April 24-May 1

Thursday, April 24
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 4th graders and up with their homework. Afterwards, there will be time for board and/or video games.

Friday, April 25
St. John – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – St. John Fair – Visit the library at the fair. Kids stop by the booth to spin the wheel for an awesome prize!
Malden – 2 to 4 p.m. – Kathleen Haley from Whitman Medical Center is available to help you plan for your medical future – including a lead discussion about living wills and advanced directives.

Saturday, April 26
Colfax – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fair in Pullman – Join Whitman County Library for the 18th Annual Family Fair at the Lincoln Middle School.
St. John – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – St. John Fair – Visit the library at the fair. Kids stop by the booth to spin the wheel for an awesome prize!

Sunday, April 27
Colfax – Rob Smith Art Exhibit – Watercolor exhibit by Rob Smith is featured in the foyer of the library for the month of April. Besides watercolors, Rob creates animations, editorial cartoons, websites and videos. Visit his website at for more information.
St. John – Noon to 4 p.m. – St. John Fair – Visit the library at the fair. Kids stop by the booth to spin the wheel for an awesome prize!

Monday, April 28
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindren – For cost and registration, contact Karen at (509) 285-4673 or
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For cost and registration, please email Carissa at

Tuesday, April 29
Farmington, Palouse & Rosalia – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Tuesday. Visit our Events Calendar for times and themes.

Wednesday, April 30
Uniontown – 4:30 p.m. – Craft Night – Create cute scarves out of t-shirt material. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Thursday, May 1
Colfax – 7 p.m. – Meet Marsha Parish – Learn how Marsha embellishes clothing, purses and other items. She also knits, beads, dyes and creates other fine and wonderful fabric modification techniques.

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

FREE Family Event-Saturday

18th Annual Family Fair, Saturday April 26

Are you looking for a fun-filled Saturday event for the whole family? The 18th Annual Family Fair is April 26 at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. This event features more than 30 organizations and agencies serving the Palouse region for a day of free activities. Agency booths have resource information along with a youth activity or exhibit. All attendees have a chance to win one of many fabulous door prizes.

Family Fair is in conjunction with National Healthy Kids Day sponsored by WSU YMCA. Some of the Y's activities include a Fun Run at 12:30 p.m. on the LMS track, (no fee or pre-registration required), and an obstacle course. Stop by the Whitman County Library and Neill Public Library table to spin the prize wheel and ask about upcoming programs for all ages.

Family Fair is free and open to children of all ages and their parents, grandparents and caregivers. Family Fair is a celebration of life and an opportunity to highlight services provided by many area agencies to local families. Family Fair also provides area agency representatives to network and become more aware of the unique roles served to support families.

Family Fair 2014 is organized by the Palouse Resource Network for Families, a consortium of community agencies and community partners in collaboration with WSU YMCA and the Pullman School District.

This fun-for-the-whole-family event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. Food and beverage are available for purchase from Subway. For more information contact the YMCA at WSU at (509) 332-3524, email or visit

18th Annual Family Fair, Saturday April 26 10 am to 2 pm


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Check out The She Project...

Thanks Robyn Ohlgren for donating your sister's book "The She Project." This is a beautiful and inspirational story of women coming together. If you'd like to request a copy at 397-4366 or on WCL's online catalog.

Columbia Bank ... an amazing library supporter!

Special thanks to Columbia Bank, our April Library Supporter of the Month. The bank has long been a member of The Friends of the Library, regularly advertises our events on their reader board and generously supports bank employee Teri Kneale in her work with Friends of WCL!

During last week's Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Colfax Library, County Commissioners Mike Largent and Art Swannack joined Library Trustee Rich Chittenden in presenting the award to Bank Manager Kathy Wride.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Make green cleaners...

Join us today at noon for a Green Cleaning Workshop courtesy of Judi and Whitman County Recycling. The class is free and you'll come away with your own Green Cleaning Kit. This class will be held in The Center adjacent the library in celebration of Colfax Clean-Up Week!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Colfax Clean up this Friday!

The city is hosting a "Hose Down" of downtown businesses between Upton Street and Canyon Street on Friday, April 18th 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please contact the Chamber if you would like to be a part of this event.  All volunteers will meet at the Chamber Office at 5 pm.  

Also on Friday,  five businesses caught sweeping and cleaning during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm will receive a $10.00 Gift Certificate from Rosauers as part of the Chamber " Sweep Stakes".

Please contact the Chamber Office if you DO NOT want your store front cleaned, 397-3712 or email at