Monday, November 30, 2015

Fireman's Toy Drive drop off at Library!

The Friends of the Whitman County Library have a collection box 
located in the Colfax Library for new children and teen books.
The books collected will be given to the Fireman's Toy Drive.
Please leave your donation at the Colfax Library by December 10th.
Please contact Nicole at 397-4366 for additional information.

Join Colfax Winterfest Fun!

Colfax Winterfest is just around the corner with Santa’s Claus, a Festival of Trees, extended retail hours, regional vendors, a lighted parade and fireworks set for Thursday, December 3 in Colfax.
  Santa will be at The Center from 3-6 p.m. to hear gift requests from local youngsters before joining the lighted Christmas Parade at 6:00 p.m. on Mill, Canyon and Main Street. 
A tradition since the 1950s, Santa visits children each year at the library. 
This year, photos will be available from Leifer Photography. 

The Festival of Trees takes place at The Center and in participating businesses with visitors encouraged to vote for their favorite tree while shopping expanded selections and hours. The Center and many businesses will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Santa takes center stage in the lighted parade on Mill Street. He’ll ride on a brightly lit fire engine accompanied by glowing farm implements and other brightly lit entries. A fireworks show from the town’s water tower culminates this fun event. 

For more details regarding the Library Winter Celebration and photos with Santa contact Whitman County Library toll-free at 877-733-3375 or 397-4366. For more information on Winterfest, the parade or to sign up as a vendor, contact Valoree at the Colfax Chamber of Commerce 397-3712.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

St. Ignatius Hospital voting station at library!

Your thoughts and opinion matter, come in and warm up 
to fill out a survey for the future of St. Ignatius Hospital. 
For a list of library hours please

Guy Pace book signing comes during Winterfest!

Author Guy Pace will be at the Colfax Library selling and signing his book Sudden Mission as part of Colfax Winterfest on Thursday, December 3,  from 3-6 p.m.

Sudden Mission is Pace’s first novel and tells the story of a young teen’s journey through a messed up world. The story blends religious and science fiction themes.

Tree of Lights & Remembrance Ceremony

The Hospice Tree of Lights and Remembrance Ceremony will be on Wednesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Norma McGregor Community Room at the Colfax Library. Community members are invited to attend this solemn and touching event.

The ceremony pays tribute to loved ones who have passed through music, readings and special ornaments bearing the names of loved ones. The Tree of Lights remains lit within the library throughout the holiday season for community viewing.

If you are interested in paying tribute to a special person in your life who has died, or if you would like more information about this or a similar event at Bishop’s Place in Pullman please contact Friends of Hospice at 509-332-4414. 

Ukulele Players to play at The Center!

As part of the Winterfest Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3 in Colfax, the Ukulele Players of the Palouse (UPOP) will perform holiday and festive tunes at The Center, 110 S. Main starting immediately after the Parade and Fireworks. Besides music, The Center is hosting Santa
 from 3-6 pm, a Festival of Trees for community voting and vendor booths.

UPOP is the brainchild of Colfax resident Scott Hallett who started the group in conjunction with his Ukulele classes at the Colfax Library. UPOP meets and performs across the Palouse including Moscow, Pullman and Colfax. For more information about this performance or to get involved with UPOP, contact Scott Hallett at 397-4074.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Create homemade gifts with these great new books from WCL!

By Rachelle Ledbetter

Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop by Sian Hamilton

While everyone else is out battling the hordes of holiday shoppers you can be home relaxing while you create beautiful pieces of jewelry to give as gifts.  This comprehensive guide gives you step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and handy tips to get you started. 

Paper Craft by DK Publishing
This book will show you how to transform you favorite paper into beautiful home d├ęcor, greeting cards, holiday scrapbooks and gifts. 

Food Gift Love by Maggie Battista

This book features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions and stunning photography.