Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coffee, Cookies & Coloring-Feb. 16


Seniors are invited to Coffee, Cookies and Coloring on Tuesday, February 16 at 2 p.m. in the Colfax Library. This program is free, thanks to funding from Empire Health Foundation in partnership with Whitman County Library.

 
While surging in popularity, studies show that adult coloring helps maintain cognitive skills while providing valuable stress relief and a creative outlet. When provided in a social settings, seniors will see important health benefits as well.  For more information on Coffee, Cookies & Coloring, Bingo and Pie, Rural Heritage conversations and other services for seniors, contact Sarah McKnight, Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WCL Calendar Feb. 11-18

Thursday, February 11

Malden – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents.

Colfax – Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Two different classes to meet your needs and fitness level. Visit the online calendar for call (509) 397-4366 for more information.

Friday, February 12

Colfax – Noon to 1 p.m. – The Best Yes Book Discussion –Everyone’s welcome to join in the discussion. For more information, contact Becky at (509) 397-2550 or via email at ewingrl@gmail.com

Malden – 6:30 p.m. – Pinterest Party – Pinterest Party – Create a Valentine inspired craft.

Sunday, February 14

All branches closed in observance of President’s Day

Monday, February 15

Eddy’s in Colfax – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Caregiver Coffee Group meeting at Eddy’s Restaurant in Colfax

Endicott – 6 p.m. – Free informative workshop based on Gary Chapman’s book series “Discover Your Love Language.” All adults and couples are invited to attend.

All branches closed in observance of President’s Day.

Tuesday, February 16

Endicott – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents.

Farmington & Rosalia – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more.

Tekoa -5 p.m. – EggBot Computer Designs – Decorate all sorts of shapes with the EggBot, an introduction to computer numerical control (CNC) gadget. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information please call Diane at (509) 284-3121.

Wednesday, February 17

Tekoa & Uniontown – Afterschool Fun – Check the calendar for times and themes.

Colfax – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – World War II Class with Steve Balzarini – Cost is $17 for a five week course. For more information or to register, visit www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2 or call (509) 279-6030.

Thursday, February 18

Albion, Colfax, Colton Farmington & Palouse – Afterschool Fun – Exciting after school programs in five locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Join the discussion of “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Everyone’s invited.

 

It’s Food for Fines at Whitman County Library. Library users are invited to exchange nonperishable food and toiletry items for up $10 in outstanding library fines. Visit any of WCL’s 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for details.

 

 

 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring is just around the corner, new ideas on gardening!


By Rachelle Ledbetter


This practical book will show you how to grow big things this spring even if you have a small back yard or no back yard at all.  Rich with new full-color images and updated tips new gardeners and old gardeners alike will love this book. 

Building Soil by Elizabeth Murphy

You don’t need a degree in soil management to have healthy soil your plants will thrive in.  All you really need is to check out this handy how-to guide. 

Garden Projects by Roger Marshall

Spring is coming so now is the time to get to work on these 25 easy-to-build wood structures and ornaments that are useful and ornamental additions to yards and gardens.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

After School Program Feb. 18

Third Thursday Club Fun for Grades 1-4 at the Colfax Library February 18 3:30-4:30

For more information contact:Sheri Miller at the library (509-397-4366.)

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.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Healing spices, plant medicines and prescription interactions all new books at WCL!


By Rachelle Ledbetter




Seven out of ten Americans take prescriptions drugs.  But when it comes to food and medicine interactions what you don’t know can hurt you.  This easy to use guide will show you what foods to avoid ensuring your medications are working properly. 

The Herbal Apothecary by JJ Pursell

Plant-based medicines offer many possibilities for the body, mind and spirit.  This holistic guide provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to medicinal plants, how they work and how to use them safely. 

Healing Spices by Nicole Smith

Spices not only ad a flavorful kick to meals, they also have benefits that improve overall health.  This handy little book will show you how to use spices to reduce salt, sugar and fatty oils in your meals as well as create inexpensive home remedies.  

County Library Calendar- February 4-11

Thursday, February 4

Colfax, Lacrosse & Tekoa – Storytime - Bring in the littles ones for stories, crafts and more. Visit online calendar for times and themes

Albion – 5 p.m. – Fireside Chat – Visit around our “fire” with friends over tea and cocoa

Friday, February 5

Colfax – 3:30 to 6:45 p.m. – Rising Stars Dance – Four classes for different ages. For more information and pricing, please call Keri at (509) 432-6961.

Malden – 3:30 pm – Take Your Child to the Library – National celebration with a special Storytime and craft, including prizes during regular open hours 2-6 p.m.

Saturday, February 6

Rosalia – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Take You Child to the Library – National celebration encouraging families to enjoy the library with a special craft and giveaways.

Monday, February 8

St. John – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tech Monday – Drop in for help with your basic computer and digital device questions the 2nd Monday of each month.

Center in Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Relay for Life Meeting – Open to community members interested in volunteering or participating. For more information, contact Taylor Johnson at (509) 242-8303.

Albion – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us in discussion of the White Elephant books we each read.

Tuesday, February 9

Colfax – 2 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Mature adults are invited for Bingo & Pie on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. This event is free thanks to funding from Empire Health Foundation.

Colfax – 6 p.m. – Ukulele Plus with Scott Hallett – For all skill levels, cost is $16 for four class sessions. For more information or to register, visit www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2 or call (509) 279-6030.

Wednesday, February 10

Endicott, Lacrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Rosalia & St. John – Early Release Wednesday – Afterschool fun with crafts and activities for grades K-6. Check the calendar for times.

Palouse – 3 p.m. – Kids, Kolor & Kookies – Afternoon of fun for kids with heart themed coloring pages.

Colfax -5:30 to 9 p.m. – eBay Basics – Learn this proven method for creating a lucrative home business. Cost is only $10 with registration available at www.scce.spokane.edu/ACT2 or by phone at (509) 279-6030.

LaCrosse – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join in the discussion of Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane.

Thursday, February 11

Rosalia – 7:30 p.m. – Pinterest Party – Create a Valentine inspired craft.

 

It’s Food for Fines at Whitman County Library. Library users are invited to exchange nonperishable food and toiletry items for up $10 in outstanding library fines. Visit any of WCL’s 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for details.

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