Saturday, May 19, 2018

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most?

Being Mortal Documentary & Discussion
Tuesday May 29, 2 - 4 pm

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? Join us for a community showing of the documentary, Being Mortal, by Dr. Atul Gawande on Tuesday, May 29 at 2 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room. The film features the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and illustrates the importance of Advanced Care Planning. Following the film will be an opportunity to come together as a community and have an interactive group discussion with trained Advance Care Planning facilitators.

This event is free and open to the public with refreshments served. Advanced Care Planning is for all adults. It is about having the meaningful conversations about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. 

For additional information, please call Friends of Hospice at 332-4414 or Whitman Medical Group at 397-4717.

Sponsored by Friends of Hospice, Whitman Hospital and Whitman Medical Center.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Only 3 Spots left...REGISTER NOW!

Marketing, Advertising, & Sales: How they're different and how they work together comes to The Center at Colfax Library on Thursday, May 17, 12 - 1 PM

When it comes to marketing, advertising, and sales, not everyone is riding the same definition bus. To each person, each tool might mean something different. This workshop will give an up to date explanation of each tool, as well as describe the way the three interact and play off each other. A no cost lunch will be provided by SEWEDA

To register, visit: For questions, contact Sarah McKnight at or (509) 288-1317. Sponsored by Southeastern WA Economic Development Association.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WCL Trivia Night in Colfax is Almost Here!

Come to the Hyde Out Thurs. May 17 @ 6:30 p.m. for fun facts, quizzical questions, and swinging tunes!



GOLDEN OLDIES: Tunes from the 40s, 50s, 60s, early 70s!

VOLCANOES: Volcanic fun facts in honor of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens

 Bring your team, test your knowledge, and WIN *free* food & drinks! Extra points are awarded to teams who present their library cards! WCL Trivia Night is the most fun you can have while learning! 

Having FUN isn't hard when you have a LIBRARY card!

For more information, contact Sarah at 397-4366 or
 For a complete list of events and programs at all 14 Whitman County Library branches, visit our websiteevents calendarBlog, FacebookTwitter,  or call the library toll-free at 877-733-3375. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Afterschool Ozobots for grades 1 to 4 at the Colfax Library Thursday, May 17 @ 3:30-4:30 PM

For the next generation of creators...OZOBOT is an award-winning smart miniature robot that bridges digital and physical gaming. Designed to learn, play, and entertain in a variety of social and interactive settings. Don't miss it!

It's free, fun afterschool learning! JES Kids: take bus #8 with parental note. with Call Sheri or Nichole at 397-4366 for details.

Click here to view other upcoming children's and youth programs

*photos Whitman County Library program in Colton School District April 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

CANCELED: Workshop in Colfax Helps to Safeguard your Future!

we apologize for the inconvenience

FREE presentation at The Center at Colfax Library to discover "Ten Delay Mistakes with Big Consequences" on Saturday, May 19 from 1-3 PM. Halette King-Meyer, Ph.D. gives invaluable tips to prepare for the unexpected!

Ten things that you likely won't hear about from your friends, attorney, financial planner, or funeral director. You will learn practical and easy actions to implement in order to safeguard your future. It will cost you NOTHING to attend and zero dollars to employ.

You will learn how to...
* Ensure that you receive quick and accurate medical intervention while traveling by car, abroad or even when something unforeseen happens in your own home.
* Leave a -- FREE -- meaningful and lasting legacy.
* Get things done quickly, accurately and the way YOU want them in times of uncertainty and/or emergency.
* Secure the well-being of those who depend on you, when you are unable to do so personally.
* Ensure the safety of your pets and ease the minds of your pet sitters and even your vet.

Dr. Meyer will be sharing life changing tips from "and then there was one" a real-life planning guide for those caring for aging parents, people with pets, Boomers with partners, and mid-life singles.

Dr. Meyer adds, “I aspire to inspire before I expire.” For more information, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What are you reading this spring?

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

A compulsively readable novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in NYC just as the Great Recession hits.

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

A hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention, sisterhood, and facing up to our former selves. Read about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small ambitions and awake to a strange, new future.

Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton

A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history. Pregnant, left behind by her lover, and banished from her Quaker home and teaching position, Lilli gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia. She is told she must give up her daughter but refuses.

Circe by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--possessing the power of witchcraft that can menace even the gods. Banished by Zeus, she crosses paths with famous mythological figures, including the Minotaur, Icarus,  Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

You Won't Believe What WCL Got From STEM Supply Drive...

Courtney Berge: AmeriCorps Vista, Nichole Kopp: WCL TEK Center Coordinator,
 & Samantha Croney: AmeriCorps Vista (pictured left to right)

A HUGE THANK YOU for the donations from generous community members to the STEM Supply Drive.  Donations were collected to fill Palouse area schools, libraries, and after school programs wish lists of STEM supplies. Whitman County Library received a collection of smart and stimulating items to be used in programming throughout 14 library branches. The STEM Supply drive was sponsored by WSU - Ask Dr. Universe and Palouse STEAM Coalition.

The Whitman County Library received:
  • Snap Circuit Kits
  • Raspberry Pi Kits
  • Magnetics