Thursday, January 29, 2015

Uniontown Library renovation

Special thanks to Northwest Farm Credit for your generous support of the Uniontown Library renovation!
 
 
Thanks also to Inland Northwest Community Foundation for your generous support of the same project!

If you'd like to donate, please contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 today. Only $5000 is needed to complete this important project.
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


Dating Myths:

Myth: "Teen dating isn't really that serious."


The Facts:
Nearly one-third of teenage girls ages 13 to 17 said they know someone their age who has been physically abused by someone they dated.  Numerous others experience psychological and emotional abuse from their partners.


Myth: "Jealousy and possessiveness are signs of true love."


The Facts:
Jealousy and possessiveness are signs the person sees you as a possession.  It is one of the most common early warning signs of abuse.


Myth: "Victims bring on the abuse themselves.  They ask for it."


The Facts:
Perpetrators believe the have the right to use abuse to control their partner and they see the victim as less than equal to themselves.  The victim has no control over the abuser.
 Learn the facts and get helpContact "Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse"Visit the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month website.Suggested Reading List:
"Breathing Underwater" by Alex Flinn "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher "Evernight" by Claudia Gray "Honey, Baby, Sweetheart" by Deb Caletti


Tax Forms at the Library

Tax Forms at the Library

For years, the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library has supplied IRS tax forms to the public. Due to significant cuts in the IRS appropriations in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill that was passed by Congress, the timing and number of tax forms available to the public is changing.

This year, the library expects tax forms to trickle in from the IRS beginning February 9th. For this filing season, the library will only receive the following products:

• Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ
• Publication 17, one reference copy for the library (Taxpayers will be able to access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online from irs.gov/Pub17 and, new this year, it will also be available as a free e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
• Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions

Instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ will not be available at the library but copies of these instructions and other tax forms can be obtained through the IRS website at www.IRS.gov.

To print forms from your personal computer or library computers, visit IRS.gov/Forms. If you’d like to order tax forms, visit IRS.gov/orderforms or call 800-829-3676 and they will be delivered to you by mail.
Finally for general questions during regular weekday business hours, residents can call 800-829-1040 and business can call 800-829-4933.

State and Federal Tax forms online

Federal Tax Forms via IRS
Click above to download federal tax forms directly from the IRS website.

State Tax Forms via Federation of Tax Administrators
Click above and then click on the map to go to the tax form site for your state.


For more information, contact:
Kristie Kirkpatrick at 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.

Palouse Plein Air Traveling Exhibit


Image: Bursche Road by Nancy Bowman, winner of “Best Palouse” award.
Image: Bursche Road by Nancy Bowman, winner of “Best Palouse” award.

The Palouse Plein Air Traveling exhibit is now on display at the Colfax Library. This exhibit features the award winning work of 10 of the artists who competed in the Palouse Plein Air competition in Moscow, Idaho last fall.
Plein Air is French for "in the open air" and used to describe the act of painting outdoors. For the local competition artists were required to paint outdoors using the medium of their choice. Among the prize winners on display in Colfax are Forrest Dickson’s 1st place entry, “Creekside Light” and Martha McIver’s “September Colors” by Nancy Bowman winner of the Artists’ Choice award.
The exhibit can be seen during regular library hours which are Mon-Weds 10-8, Thur-Fri 10-6 and Sat-Sun 1-5. For more information, call the library at 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, January 26, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling Jan. 29-Feb. 5


Thursday, January 29

LaCrosse – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – E-book & Audiobook Open House – Learn how to download e-books and audiobooks from the library’s website. Sponsored by the Digital Training Grant

Palouse – 3:45 p.m. – Homework help and game time with WSU students.

Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Game Night – Teens grades 6 and up, call/text your friends to meet at the Colfax Library for Game Night!  

Friday, January 30

Endicott, LaCrosse, St. John & Uniontown – Early learning storytime with books, singing and crafts for ages six and younger.   Check the calendar for times.

Rosalia – 7 to 9 p.m. – Family Game Night – Bring your favorite board or card game or just come join in the fun with snacks, games and laughter.  

Saturday, January 31

Colfax – Palouse Plein Air Exhibit – Featuring award winning work of 10 artists who competed in the competition in Moscow, Idaho last fall. Exhibit is open during regular library hours.

Monday, February 2

Colfax – Three different fitness classes for different skill levels at The Center.  Visit the online calendar for more information and costs.

Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Ages 1-6 are invited to learn about numbers through stories and songs.

Tuesday, February 3

Farmington, Palouse, Rosalia & Uniontown – Pre-School programs – Social time for kids and parents with play, singing, crafts and storytelling for ages 6 and younger. Visit the online calendar for times.

Colfax – 11 a.m. – Friends of WCL – Business meeting followed by assembling new baby packets for the hospital.

Wednesday, February 4

Albion, Garfield, Malden and Oakesdale – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Wednesday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Colfax – 2 to 4:30 p.m. – WAZZU Wednesday Teens 12 and up are invited for FREE after school fun. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) provides student mentors for teens to explore science, technology, everyday skills, homework assistance and more.

Colfax – 5 p.m. – World War I: Conflict & Consequences – Cost is $16 for four class sessions. For more information or to register visit http://www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030.

Thursday, February 5

Tekoa – 1 p.m. – Pre-School Storytime – Join Miss Diane for stories and songs.

Albion – 4 p.m. - Craft Day- An afterschool Pre-Valentine party with treats and card making.

 

This is only a sampling of the dozens of programs held each week in branches of the Whitman County Library.  Check our events calendar www.whitco.lib.wa.us  to see what else is happening.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Learn about wolves in the modern times...


Kim Weerts, president of the Whitman County Cattleman’s Association recently presented Sarah McKnight of the County Library District with 14 copies of The Real Wolf by Ted Lyon. The book explores the science, politics and economics of co-existing with wolves in modern times. Because wolf sightings and contacts are increasing, the Cattlemen want this information to be easily accessible to members and the community.  To secure a copy, visit Whitman County Library’s online catalog at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call toll-free 877-733-3375.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Teen Art at the Colfax Library

Art Exhibit
January 10-23
Local teen artwork, paintings, drawings, collage, pottery displayed throughout two floors of Colfax Library. Exhibit open hours M-W 10-8, Th-F 10-6, Sat-Sun 1-5.







 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.