Friday, July 31, 2015

Aisan dishes to vegetarian cooking come checkout a new cookbook, by Rachelle Ledbetter.





Meatless in Cowtown by Laura Samual Meyn

After moving to meat loving Texas this vegetarian author had to figure out a way to add Texas flair to her favorite dishes minus the meat.  Includes full color photos and a wine guide for each dish. 

Chinatown Kitchen by Lizzie Mabbott

From noodles to Nuoc Cham this cookbook will show you how to make classic Asian dishes with favorite recipes from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Korea. 

The Kitchen Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham & Faith Durand

This delightful cookbook offers two books in one:  a trove of techniques and recipes plus a comprehensive guide to organizing the most important room in your house, the kitchen. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maintain Your Brain-Aug 11

Maintain your brain: Evidence-based practical strategies to stay sharp

Maintain your brain: Evidence-based practical strategies to stay sharp. Learn about common causes of memory loss, strategies for staying sharp, and when to seek help for memory loss. August 11, 2015, Colfax Library


You might also be interested in a new series of programs at Whitman County Library called “Making Connections for Mature Adults.” This series of classes, one-on-one programming and informal get-togethers will serve the county though the library’s 14 branches, community locations and in-home visits. These programs are made possible by an $11,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation.  To participate or schedule informal coffee groups, card games or other activities contact Sara Garza at Whitman County Library 509-397-4366 or sara@whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about Empire Health Foundation, visit www.empirehealthfoundation.org
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Alzheimer's Basics: an educational program by the Alzheimer's Association. Friday, August 14, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm at the Colfax Library

Connections for Mature Adults

Making Connections for Mature Adults - Schedule

Suzy McNeilly and Sara GarzaWhitman County Library announces a new series of programs called “Making Connections for Mature Adults.” This series of classes, one-on-one programming and informal get-togethers will serve the county through the library’s 14 branches, community locations and in-home visits. These programs are made possible by an $11,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation.
In getting the program rolling, project coordinator Sara Garza is seeking assistance from residents and communities. She says, “If you’d like to participate I hope you will give me a call. Getting these services out to residents across our county is a valuable component of the project.”
These free Making Connections for Mature Adults (or any adult really!) programs are as follows:
Y-Balance Yoga with Suzy McNeilly August 10th 8:30-9:15 a.m. (Free if 65 and older)
Care giver Coffee Hour with Sara Garza 2nd & 4th Mondays starts August 10th 3:30-4:30
Maintain Your Brain presented by Rural Resources August 11th 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer's Info Session with Melissa Johnson August 14th 1-3
Professionally Facilitated Care Giver Coffee Group with Melissa Johnson 1st & 3rd Mondays starts 3:30-4:30
Supporting Independence as We Age presented by Rural Resources Q & A August 18th
For more information, click here.
Many amazing, educational programs are scheduled at 14 branch locations of the Whitman County Library. Call 509-397-4366 and keep visiting Whitman County Library website for details

Closed for Maintenance Aug. 3-9

Upcoming Library Closure

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library are closed Monday, August 3 through Sunday, August 9 for the annual maintenance week. According to Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick, “WCL traditionally closes the first full week in August, so that communities and staff from our 14 locations can upgrade systems and complete facility projects that cannot be performed while the libraries are open.” Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for these days. Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and e-books, Microsoft IT Academy and other resources will still be available by visiting the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about library closures and upcoming community programs, click on the Library Events calendar on the library website or check out our Facebook pages. Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Residents may call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.
For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

Monday, July 27, 2015

Did you miss the Mayor Candidate Forum at Colfax Library?

video
 Colfax Mayor Candidate Forum, watch the video here or you can visit the
  League of Women Voters of Pullman  for more information and videos.

WCL Calendar Sampling July 30-Aug 9

Thursday, July 30
Colfax – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cool Creations – All week event! What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?  
Colfax – 12 p.m. – Flex and Flow Yoga – Stretch your body and soothe your mind with Suzy McNeilly certified instructor. $10 per week or $35 for session
Friday, July 31
Colfax – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cool Creations – Last day for this program provided by the Washington State Library – What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Play & Learn – Last session for the summer!
Rosalia – 7 p.m. – Family Fun Night – All ages are invited to have fun and create memories.
Saturday, Aug 1
Colfax – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. - Hatha Yoga – Suzy McNeilly invites everyone to try their first class for free.  All levels are welcome.
Colfax – 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Mosaic Sculptures in The Center - Cost is $16 for one day workshop. For more information or to register visit http://www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030
Sunday, Aug 2
Colfax – 1 to 5 p.m. – The library will be open regular hours – Last chance to grab a DVD or book before maintenance week.
Monday, Aug. 3
All Branches of the Whitman County Library are closed for Annual Maintenance week from August 3-9.  Online services like our digital collection, IT Academy, Rural Heritage and our catalog are available through the library’s website.
Schmuck Park in Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tuesday, Aug 4
All branches will be closed for Annual Maintenance Week.                                                                          
Colfax – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – Cheer and Tumble class with Keri Oldroyd owner of Rising Stars Dance Studio. For cost a registration forms, contact Keri at (509) 432-6961.
Wednesday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug. 9
All branches will be closed for Annual Maintenance Week.
For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366. Teen and Adult Summer Reading continues through the end of August. Completion forms can be accessed from the library’s website or by stopping in at any branch of WCL.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Book Sale at The Center!





The Friends of Whitman County Library are sponsoring a Book Sale Blowout in the Center, an annex to the Colfax Library. All proceeds will benefit The Center renovation project. The sale features a large number of painting, crafting and art books along with many other genres. Hours of the sale are Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Entry is available from the library at S. 102 Main Street in Colfax. For more information about donating items or about the book sale, contact Peggy Bryan at 509-397-4366.