Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Local Wildlife & Habitat: Hands-on Family Program

It's 3rd Thursday, afterschool at the Colfax Library on February 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Biologist Brian Gaston shares local wildlife and habitat information with hands-on science learning for the whole family!

Kids in grades 1-4 can join us for afterschool FUN and learning every 3rd Thursday during the school year. JES students may ride the bus directly to the library. Call 509-397-4366 for details.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thank You to Stateline Processors for Supporting Your Library

Tekoa Librarian Shelly Ausmus, Virginia, Larry and John Heaton, and Sandy Hansen

Stateline Processors
Honored as Supporters of the Month

Tekoa Librarian, Shelly Ausmus, honors Virginia, Larry and John Heaton, and Sandy Hansen for generously supporting the library and community since 1962.

The Staff, Friends, and Board of Whitman County Library present this monthly award as a way of recognizing the generous donors and volunteers who make an important impact in their libraries and communities. To see the complete list of those recognized to date, click here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Blind Date with a Book

Fall in Love with a Good Book at Colfax Library

Want to find the book of your dreams? The Colfax Library is making that possible through our 4th annual “Blind Date with a Book” program, available all February.

You may be wondering, how do I go on a “Blind Date with a Book?” Browse our collection of wrapped up books, read the hints, unwrap, and enjoy! Not sure which to pick, ask the librarian to set you up.

Previous blind date goers thoroughly enjoyed the surprise of unwrapping the book, trying to guess the titles from our clever hints, and the opportunity to read something that they would have never found otherwise. Here are some reviews our blind daters have shared with us:

“It has a lot of heart and causes one to consider what it was like to be in that time” 

“I LOVED this book from the start”

“It was gripping from the very beginning”

“When I unwrapped the book, imagine my surprise, I’d already read it! We must be soulmates since I read it a second time”

“I was terrified!...This book is ugly but beautiful; horrifying but uplifting”

“[I loved] how it opened my eyes to an era I didn’t understand before.”

To sweeten the deal, Fonk’s Coffeehouse of Colfax has generously donated a romantic coffee date for one lucky grand prize winner. To enter, blind daters will “Rate your Date” using a scale that ranges from “major dud” to “red hot read!” All entries are due by March 10.

If you’re ready to fall in love this February, please contact me at Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366 or

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Social Media Resolutions

Social Media Resolutions
Colfax Library, Friday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Are you a Small Business needing Social Media Resolutions? Join SEWEDA and Pullman Marketing for a Workshop Series starting next week, Friday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Colfax Library. Please RSVP to

Discover the best tips and tricks for maximizing your business through social media. Get a free audit of your business' online digital presence and get help developing a road map for social media success in 2020!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day from WCL

Holiday crafts, art, and events available at a library near you!

Galentine's Day at Colfax: Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Looking for a fun ladies night out? Join us during First Thursday for an evening of Valentine's Day crafting, food, beverages and fun! A $5 fee includes all supplies.

Heartburst Art at Oakesdale: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.
Bring a friend to create a beautiful heart shaped watercolor design! All supplies provided.

Adult Painting at LaCrosse - Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.
Back by popular demand, we are creating a LOVE painting again. Space is limited, reserve your spot at 509-549-3770, $10 supply fee.

Adult Valentine's Day Craft at Malden: Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m.
Make a beautiful Valentine's craft for your house, office, or a special someone.

Galentine's Night at Albion: Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Treat yo self to a fun and pampering evening! We will be making sugar scrubs and bath bombs while enjoying a homemade chocolate dessert.

Couples Painting at LaCrosse - Friday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
Grab your sweetheart and come paint a cute truck. Please RSVP to 509-549-3770, $20 per couple.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Virtual Reality All Week at Colfax!

Virtual Reality at Colfax Library Monday, February 3 - Friday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Climb Mount Everest, take a tour through the bloodstream, explore the International Space Station, or visit the world with Google Earth all without leaving the library! Drop-in or make an appointment at 509-397-4366 to experience Oculus Rift Virtual Reality. Must be 13+ with a waiver.