Saturday, May 27, 2017

Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend

ALL 14 BRANCHES OF WHITMAN COUNTY LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, MAY 27 - MONDAY, MAY 29 IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY 


 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 eBooks, and databases for Consumer Reports, genealogy, foreign language instruction and other services remains available by visiting the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the Library Events calendar is also accessible from the library website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call us at 397-4366.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Support Your Community at the Colfax Library

Yoga for a Cause benefiting the Colfax High School FCCLA

What is FCCLA? FCCLA (family, career, and community leaders of America) is a nationally recognized CTSO (career and technical student organization), focused on giving back to the community, recognizing students for their leadership, and promoting growth in the family and consumer sciences content areas. "We enjoy serving our community and improving ourselves in order to become better leaders" 
This year, the Colfax chapter has focused their efforts on amenity bags, food pantry for high school students, and applying FCS curriculum in competitive competitions. All donations received at Yoga for a Cause will help fund their trip to the National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


Yoga for a Cause benefits local non-profit groups in Whitman County on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m in the Colfax Library. Ideal for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, the class will begin with a Vinyasa flow and take a quick break at 6:30 to move into the Restorative phase. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire class or use the break to come and go. In lieu of class fees, donations are being accepted to benefit this important project.
For more information on the Center, call Kristie Kirkpatrick at 397-4366. For questions about yoga, you can reach Suzy McNeilly at 509-397-4709 or Crystn Guenthner at 208-305-0057. The Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library is located at 102 S. Main.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

THANK YOU TO ETOL LILLARD

Whitman County Library Supporter of the Month awards are intended to recognize individuals, groups, and businesses for their invaluable contributions to the Library and Community. 


Etol Lillard and her therapy dog, Chesso, of Endicott were honored as May 2017 Library Supporters of the Month by Suzanne Schmick, Library Trustee (Left) and Tia Langston, Endicott Branch Manager (Right).

Etol and Chesso are dedicated library supporters and love visiting the library, especially during Storytime.  All of the children who frequent the library also love and appreciate their time together.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Community & Artist Reception

May is “H’Art of the Palouse” month in downtown Colfax with a variety of ways to participate and celebrate the annual Banner contest sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, including a month long exhibit, public voting and a community reception Thursday May 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The community and all artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 artists and designs on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 in The Center. People’s Choice and Juried Award winners will be introduced and their prizes presented. Past banner painters are also encouraged to attend, to browse the Banner Exhibit and visit with current artists. Refreshments will be served by the Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

Experience “H’Art of the Palouse Banner Paintings: the First 5 Years” during the entire month of May at an exhibit at The Center at Colfax Library. This colorful exhibit features many of the actual banners that adorned downtown Colfax light poles since 2008 and represents an artistic retrospective of the community and the region. The exhibit will include signed, framed copies of the banners painted from 2008-2012 and also a number of full sized banners dating to just last year. An additional exhibit of 2008 banners can be seen at Colfax Rosauers as well.

As part of the 2017 Banner contest, community members are invited to tour downtown Colfax, from May 8-24 to view this year’s Banner entries on the downtown light poles. The public can vote for their favorites for the “People’s Choice” category, determining an adult and youth winner. Voting cans are found all around town, while prize donation containers are located at the library and city hall. A jury of artists will also select the Artist’s Choice winner of a $300 prize donated by Dick and Pauline Gebhardt.

For more information about H’Art of the Palouse Banner events, contact the Colfax Arts Council at (397-2904) or eadams@stjohncable.com. The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 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 our Blog, the library's events calendarFacebookTwitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Recommended Reads for Spring

This book covers everything collards, from their origins in the South, to growing great greens to, cooking up a fabulous feast! 



Who doesn’t love perennials, those wonderful plants that return year after year? This lovely book will guide you to must have perennials for every garden. 



Foodscaping by Charlie Nardozzi

Whether you just want to grow a few herbs in a pot or grow an entirely edible garden this book will show you how to combine food in with your landscaping for a beautifully edible yard.  


Saturday, May 20, 2017

H'Art of the Palouse Banner Competition & Reception

Community & Artist Reception

Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Colfax Library Center











The community and all artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 Banner Artists and designs on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 in The Center. People’s Choice and Juried Award winners will be introduced and their prizes presented. Past banner painters are also encouraged to attend, to browse the Banner Exhibit and visit with current artists. Refreshments will be served by the Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

May is “H’Art of the Palouse” month in Colfax! There are a variety of ways to participate and celebrate the annual Banner contest sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, including a month long exhibit, public voting, and a community reception.

Experience “H’Art of the Palouse Banner Paintings: the First 5 Years” during the entire month of May at an exhibit at The Center at Colfax Library. This colorful exhibit features many of the actual banners that adorned downtown Colfax light poles since 2008 and represents an artistic retrospective of the community and the region. The exhibit will include signed, framed copies of the banners painted from 2008-2012 as well as a number of full sized banners dating to just last year. An additional exhibit of 2008 banners can be seen at Colfax Rosauers as well.
As part of the 2017 Banner contest, everyone is invited to tour downtown Colfax, from May 8-24 to view this year’s Banner entries on the downtown light poles.  The public can vote for their favorites for the “People’s Choice” category, determining an adult and youth winner.  Voting cans are found all around town, while prize donation containers are located at the library and city hall. A jury of artists will also select the Artist’s Choice winner of a $300 prize donated by Dick and Pauline Gebhardt. 

For more information about H’Art of the Palouse Banner events, contact the Colfax Arts Council at (397-2904) or eadams@stjohncable.com. The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 509-397-4366.







Friday, May 19, 2017

Thank You For Your Service!

A Tribute to Whitman County Veterans



Whitman County Library - Wed. May 24, 6 p.m.


Join the Friends of Hospice and Whitman County Library as we honor our Whitman County Veterans, and their families, for their selfless service to our country on Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room.
Celebration highlights include a traditional folk performance by the Ukulele Players of the Palouse and book donation by Friends of Hospice.

For more information, contact Annie Pillers, Friends of Hospice at (509) 332-4414 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366. 
Sponsored by Friends of Hospice.