Saturday, July 21, 2018

Summer ACT 2 Classes - Sign up Early!

Downsizing: Prisoner of Your Possessions
with DeAnne Wilfong. Cost $11. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Possession paralysis is real. The sheer volume of possessions we acquire over decades become an obstacle to the pursuit of life-long dreams. Kick off the class with a discussion of the real issues within ourselves, the reason we have 30 rolls of paper towels and not enough extra cash. Participants will create a plan for letting go of "stuff"; dealing with 10 of the stickest possession problems and how to decide if an item is trash or a treasure. By the end of the class, participants will be set free from possession and procrastination. If you are not yet convinced to take this class, think about the mess you are leaving your family to deal with if the downsizing and disposal falls to them. Do you really want to leave this burden to your family?

Don't Just Downsize, De-Own
with DeAnne Wilfong. Cost $11. Tuesday Aug. 21, 5-7:30 p.m.

For many, the goal is to de-clutter, downsize and organize to simplify their lives. But by organizing, we create only a temporary solution for the real problem at hand. We simply have too much stuff and we will have to organize it again and again. By thinning out your possessions, you have a chance to evaluate your life and purchases and even help others when you pass on things you don't use. Instead of de-cluttering, try de-owning and start on the path toward a major lifestyle change with less future organizing to do.

Medicare: What You Need to Know at 65
with Kathy Dugan. Cost $12. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1-4:30 p.m.

Are you confused about Medicare A, B, C, or D? Do you know what is covered or not covered by Medicare? This workshop answers these questions and helps you make sure that Medicare works well for you. Information and comparison of Medicare Advantage Plans and Medigaps are covered.

All classes are offered at the Center at Colfax Library. To register, please call Spokane Community Colleges at (509) 279-6030 or 800-845-3324 or visit any of our 14 branches of Whitman County Library for a mail-in form.

Friday, July 20, 2018


Come to the TEK Center every Saturday in July from 1:30 to 2:30 PM for a BLOCK PARTY!

Build with LEGOs, magnets, straws/connectors, and more during TEK Center Block Party! ALL AGES are welcome to bring your creativity and enjoy free play building fun! 

Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions?? Call Nichole 397-4366. Whitman County Library 102 S Main St, Colfax, Washington 99111

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Give the gift of life on Friday, July 20

Every day the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) needs 200 donors to ensure a safe supply of blood. Help give the gift of life at Colfax Library on Friday, July 20 anytime from 1:45-5 p.m. FIND THE HERO IN YOU!

Present to donate blood in July and be entered to WIN a pair of kayaks to explore the great outdoors or a 55” Ultra Definition Flat screen TV! YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER!

This is your opportunity to save lives! Registration is directly on the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) mobile bus at the Whitman County Library. Go to to make your preferred appointment time to avoid the wait or call 800-423-0151.

Visit the Whitman County Library online calendar at for a complete listing of programs and events or call 509-397-4366 for details.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Congratulations to Sonja Hall of Garfield WCL's July Supporter of the Month!

The Garfield "Inconvenience Store" and owner Sonja Hall gives back to the community in many ways, from delivering groceries to shut-ins to volunteering for the food pantry, community events or her local library. Sonja keeps a book sale shelf in the store that benefits the library and she sees that her children are super-library users. Librarian Heather McArthur says, "Sonja bends over backwards for her community each and every day!"

Local supporters across the Palouse greatly impact library services and facilities! Whitman County Library could not thrive without the community donations and volunteers. Whitman County Library and our community appreciate you!

Whitman County Library trustees, Friends and administrators sponsor the library supporter award to recognize individuals and groups who play a key role in forwarding the library’s activities, improving cultural offerings within our communities and supplementing a limited budget

July 2018 Whitman County Library Supporter of the Month

 For a complete list of recognized supporters, click here!

For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509.397.4366 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

And the 2018 LEGO Contest Winners are...

Congrats to ALL the participants in the Colfax LEGO Contest & especially to the winners below. You Are #1 In Our Book! LIBRARIES ROCK! Great job to everyone who created a LEGO masterpiece!

K-3 Grade Winner: Isaiah Vantrease

4-6 Grade Winner: Caleb Lustig 

7-12 Grade Winner: Bradyn Heilsberg

Monday, July 16, 2018

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth are here for a boot-stompin' family concert TODAY!

Get on your country hats and spurs for a boot-scootin', rip-roarin' good time or come as you are to the Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth concert at the Colfax Library  on Monday, July 16 at 4 p.m. Their foot stomping music and down-home personalities are sure to charm audiences of all ages. LAST COLFAX SUMMER READING EVENT of 2018! 

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth have been family favorites at schools, libraries, county fairs and festivals for many years. Everyone is welcome to this one-of-a-kind show!

This country duo puts on a high energy show including interactive musical comedy, dance, sing-alongs, sign language, ventriloquism & more! Buck and Elizabeth’s passion of education through entertainment, dynamic vocals, and amazing puppetry are just a few of their many talents. Call Sheri at 397-4366 with questions.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Makey Makey Kits Arrive at Whitman County Library!

Have you ever played the piano on a banana or made a video game controller out of Playdoh?
Discover everyday objects that conduct electricity and trick the computer into thinking they are a keyboard using Makey Makey invention kits at the library! Then use interactive apps to play bongos, piano, Tetris, Pac Man and more.

Family using carrots & bananas as piano keys with Makey Makey in Colfax

All ages welcome to create, invent, and explore STEM learning at the following library branches:

Tuesday, July 17 – Rosalia at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 21 – Endicott at 11 a.m.

Monday, July 23 – St. John at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25 – Uniontown at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 – Colton at 3:30 p.m.

Makey Makey kits are made available to Whitman County Library through the Washington State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, visit or call toll free at (877) 733-3375.