Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dryland comes tomorrow to LaCrosse!

Tomorrow is the screening of Dryland in Lacrosse (Thursday, March 26th at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place.)  Set in Eastern Washington and the community of Lind, “Dryland” is an intimate portrait of rural America in transition, as seen through the eyes of a young man pursuing his dream and a town fighting to survive. The film’s directors and cast members including Alex McGregor will participate in a panel discussion following the film. Admission is free thanks to funding from Humanities Washington and in partnership with Whitman County Library. You can learn more at Dryland Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com



 

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fun stuff happening this week!

Dryland, free community screening of this local documentary on Thursday at 7 p.m. Lacrosse Gathering Place.

Singer, Storyteller Hank Cramer, Seven Tongues of the Flame, Friday 10:20 a.m. Colfax High School, free.

Come visit, handle, learn to use the digital devices at the Colfax Library on Friday, 11:30-2 p.m., free.

Blood Drive at the Library on Friday 2-5:30.

Saturday, Hank Cramer in Oakesdale at 11 a.m. and Albion at 3 p.m., free.

Sign up for a fun enrichment class like Back to School in a one-room schoolhouse; Healthy family dinner ideas; Indian Wars of 1858; Watercolors; Ukulele and more.

 For a complete lineup of children’s programs, exercise classes and a whole lot more visit the Events Calendar or call 397-4366.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hank Cramer coming soon!

Singer, songwriter Hank Cramer brings “Music Across the Palouse” to
eleven library locations the last week of March.  With his booming bass voice, vintage flat top guitar, and a wry sense of humor, Hank’s shows are an experience you won’t want to miss. Hank’s programs are geared to all ages in partnership with Humanities Washington.

 In “Music Across the Palouse,” Hank is providing three different programs. “The Seven Tongues of Flame: Ireland’s Easter Rebellion of 1916,” shows the power of music and poetry to change government when violence fails. In “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Wilson Cramer’s Civil War,” Hank portrays his great-grandfather, a Civil War veteran, as he shares  battle experiences, thoughts on the causes of the conflict, and the lessons learned in the war. “The Family Concert” is an acoustic blend of folk and country music popular with all ages that includes the historical events that shaped these genres.
 
A complete schedule can be found at the library’s Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.

WCL Calendar Sampling March 26-April 2




Thursday, March 26

Lacrosse – 7 to 9 p.m. – Dryland, documentary film screening, and discussion – an intimate portrait of rural America in transition, through the eyes of a young man pursuing his dream and a town fighting to survive.  Free program made possible with funding from Humanities Washington. 

St. John (10:30 a.m.) & Palouse (6:30 p.m.)   Musician and historian Hank Cramer presents The Seven Tongues of Flame: Ireland’s Easter Rebellion of 1916 – Learn the power of music and poetry to change governments when violence fails. 

Farmington (2 to 3:30 p.m.) & Tekoa (4 to 6 p.m.) – Computer Basics – Help with basic computer skills including: Resume help, on-line searching and using digital library services.  Preregistration encouraged.

St. John – 4 to 6 p.m. – Explore eReaders and other Tech Toys – Get hands on experience with over 20 digital devices on loan from the Washington State Library.

Friday, March 27

Colfax High School, Colton Library & Endicott Library – Music on the Palouse – Three different programs in three different locations. Check the calendar or call your library for more details.

Saturday, March 28

Oakesdale (11a.m.) & Albion (3 p.m.) – Music on the Palouse – Listen and learn from musician and historian Hank Cramer.  Two different acoustic programs. 

Monday, March 30

Colfax – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Healthy Family Dinner Ideas – Cost is $13 for a one day workshop. For more information or to register visit http://www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030.

St. John (2 p.m.) & Tekoa (5:30 p.m.) – What’s for Dinner? – Join Kelli Collins, cooking instructor and food blogger as she helps you take your cooking to a whole new level using the Internet.

Tuesday, March 31

Endicott (1 to 3 p.m.) & Lacrosse (4- 6 p.m.) – Computer Basics – Help with basic computer skills including: Resume help, on-line searching and using digital library services.  Preregistration encouraged.

Uniontown (9:30 a.m.) & Rosalia (1 p.m.) – What’s for Dinner? – Join Kelli Collins, cooking instructor and food blogger as she helps you take your cooking to a whole new level using the Internet.

Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Teen Blackout Poetry – Participants will create poetry using a book page, newspaper, ink and watercolor with Teen Librarian Nichole Kopp.

Wednesday, April 1

St. John (12 p.m.) & Colfax (3 p.m.) – Internet Selling Learn from two experienced online sellers how to supplement your family's income with Amazon, eBay & Etsy.  Set-up help, as well ask plenty of time for questions is available at the end of the class.

Colfax – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Introduction to Ukulele Plus – Cost is $17 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, April 2

Rosalia (2 p.m.) & Tekoa (6 p.m.) – Internet Selling Learn from two experienced online sellers how to supplement your family's income with Amazon, eBay & Etsy.  Set-up help, as well ask plenty of time for questions is available at the end of the class.

 

Many of this week’s programs are made possible by Technology Made Easy from the Washington State Library through funding provided by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Music on the Palouse is supported by Humanities Washington.

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, March 20, 2015

Historical Music Tour coming to a location near you!



Singer, songwriter Hank Cramer brings “Music Across the Palouse” to eleven library locations the last week of March.  With his booming bass voice, vintage flat top guitar, and a wry sense of humor, Hank’s shows are an experience you won’t want to miss. Hank’s programs are geared to all ages in partnership with Humanities Washington.

 In “Music Across the Palouse,” Hank is providing three different programs. “The Seven Tongues of Flame: Ireland’s Easter Rebellion of 1916,” shows the power of music and poetry to change government when violence fails. In “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Wilson Cramer’s Civil War,” Hank portrays his great-grandfather, a Civil War veteran, as he shares  battle experiences, thoughts on the causes of the conflict, and the lessons learned in the war. “The Family Concert” is an acoustic blend of folk and country music popular with all ages that includes the historical events that shaped these genres.
 
A complete schedule can be found at the library’s Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.

 
 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dryland comes to LaCrosse Library

An amazing film called Dryland that will screen in LaCrosse on Thursday, March 26th at 7 p.m. at The Gathering Place.  Set in Eastern Washington and the community of Lind, “Dryland” is an intimate portrait of rural America in transition, as seen through the eyes of a young man pursuing his dream and a town fighting to survive. The film’s directors and cast members including Alex McGregor will participate in a panel discussion following the film. Admission is free thanks to funding from Humanities Washington and in partnership with Whitman County Library. You can learn more at Dryland Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com


 

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Learn genealogy at your library!

Coming soon ... “Climb Your Family Tree with a Computer.” Taught by experienced genealogy trainer Carolyn Arnett, the class explores on-line resources for family history research including a number of free products available from the Electronic Resources page of our library’s website. Climb Your Family Tree will helps you start the genealogy process or move past roadblocks that have you stumped. Individual help sessions can be booked after the program by calling 509-397-4366. This program is made possible thanks to Technology Made Easy funding provided to the Washington State Library by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
A complete schedule can be found at the library’s Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.