Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Technology Tuesdays-Colfax Library

Technology Tuesdays at the Colfax Library, Social Media October 14, devices October 21, and The Basics October 28 all 10 - 11 am

For more information, contact:
Sara Garza at 509-397-4366

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coming events, Colfax Library...

Wazzu Wednesdays are 2:30-4:30 for kids in 5th grade and older. They’ll have a blast exploring science, the outdoors, and other fun skills with Washington State University student mentors at the Colfax Library.  Call Nichole for bus and other info at 397-4366.

The 6 marketing must haves for every small business, Tuesday Oct. 7 from 3:30-5 at Colfax Library. $15 call 397-4366 to register.

Social Media marketing for small business, Tues, Oct. 7 from 6:30-8 pm at Colfax Library. $15 call 397-4366 to register.

Bread making class, recipes and tour of Joseph’s Grainery, Mon, Oct. 13, 9 am – 1 pm. Cost is $14. To register visit http://sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2 or call (800) 845-3324.
 
For a complete county-wide listing, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

WCL Calendar Sampling Oct. 2-9


Thursday, October 2
Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class.
Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Art – Bring a friend, your artistic skills and imaginations, and create fun masterpieces for Halloween.

Friday, October 3
Endicott, LaCrosse, St John & Uniontown – Storytime – Early learning story time with books, singing, crafts and storytelling for ages 6 and younger. Visit the online calendar for times.

Monday, October 6
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Monday.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 7
Uniontwon – 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Playgroup – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Tuesday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Six Marketing Must-Haves for Every Small Business – Register by calling Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366. Cost is $15 per person.
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Bliss Yoga with Dawn Bennett – For cost and registration, contact Dawn at (509) 397-3777
Colfax – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Social Media for Small Business – Register by calling Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366. Cost is $15 per person.

Wednesday, October 8
Garfield, Malden & Oakesdale – Join us as we explore the alphabet, sounds, and words through songs and stories every Wednesday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazzu Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. Explore science, technology every day skills with student mentors from the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Thursday, October 9
Endicott – 6:30 p.m. – Shoebox Artwork – Local teens are invited to bring their artistic ideas and imaginations, and turn an ordinary shoebox into something special.
Farmington – 7:30 p.m. – Mom’s Night Out – Enjoy some down time with yummy treats and craft projects.

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

Friday, September 26, 2014

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Whitman County Library (WCL) System wants to make sure that all youth and adults in the area have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Public library programming and the vast collection of books, videos and resources make a difference in the lives of people for a variety of reasons.  Whether you are a student at school or a student in life, the library provides engaging programs, reading and listening choices for people from all backgrounds to become excited and enthusiastic learners.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply,” says Sheri Miller, WCL Youth Manager. “Today’s libraries are thriving community centers with technology hubs that many rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access.  There’s a lot happening at the Whitman County Libraries and the best part for children, teens, parents, adults and seniors - is that it is free with a library card.” 

Activities at the 14 branches of Whitman County Library during Library Card Sign-Up Month include events such as Early Learning Storytimes, author visits, exhibits, educational classes, after school programs, and more.  The Friends of WCL help to promote this event by offering a chance at two $25 certificate drawings to those signing up for a new card.

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) promotes the importance of your public library. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any WCL branch in person, call toll free 1-877-733-3375, like us on Facebook or visit the library online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 


Bread Making-October 13-Colfax Library

Bread making and a full lineup of enrichment classes announced for Colfax

Learn the art of bread making from Kelli Collins and tour Joseph’s Grainery as part of a new lineup of fall classes at the Colfax Library. This farm to table experience is Monday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with pre-registration required. Cost is just $14.
Five years ago, Colfax’s own Kelli Collins and her dad, Bill Myers, began selling the family farm’s whole wheat directly to consumers through Joesephsgrainery.com. After getting many questions about how to use the grain, Kelli decided it was time to start blogging her favorite whole wheat recipes. Participants in the bread making class will receive Kelli’s recipes, cooking tips, and tasty samples along with a tour from her dad at the Grainery.

These non-credit classes set for fall include drawing, beginning ballet, ukulele for all levels, watercolors, mosaic sculpture and more. Sponsorship by Community Colleges of Spokane keeps registration costs very low. To sign up, call 800-845-3324 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

For a lineup of countywide classes and programs, visit the Whitman County Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call 509-397-4366.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Small Business Workshops-Oct. 7

SCORE small business marketing and social media classes at the Colfax Library October 07

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling Sept. 25-Oct. 2


Thursday, September 25
Colfax & Tekoa – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Friday, September 26
Endicott, LaCrosse, St John & Uniontown – Storytime – Early learning story time with books, singing crafts and storytelling for ages 6 and younger. Visit the online calendar for times.

Saturday, September 27
Albion – 10 a.m. -  Fall Garden Care – Learn about fall planting, care of perennials, pruning and fertilizing with master gardener, Donna Guske.
Colton – 1 p.m. – Fall Gardening - Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom, tips and tricks for beginner or experienced gardeners.

Monday, September 28
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, September 30
Uniontown – 9:30 a.m. – Playgroup – Parents and caregivers bring your children to playgroup for free play and socialization.
Farmington, Palouse & Rosalia – Join us as we explore the alphabet, sounds, and words through songs and stories every Tuesday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Wednesday, October 1
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazzu Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. Explore science, technology every day skills with student mentors from the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Thursday, October 2
Colfax – 7 p.m. – Meet the Artist – Learn about artists and the tricks of their trade. From painters and quilters to writers and singers, Meet the Artist hosts a variety of people and topics.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.