Saturday, September 23, 2017

September Library Supporter of the Month

Tom Mohr was recently honored as September’s Library Supporter of the Month by staff at the Colfax Branch. During the presentation, Tom was praised for his many contributions to the local photography scene, The Center at Colfax Library and to our rural communities. Tom spent the last year photographing the Palouse, from landscapes and people to community events and parades. Tom’s photographs were recently featured at the Palouse Empire Fair and will be exhibited regularly as part of a permanent rotating collection at The Center.

Whitman County Library trustees, Friends and administrators sponsor the library supporter award as a way to recognize individuals and groups who play a key role in forwarding the library’s activities, improving cultural offerings within our communities and supplementing a limited budget.

For a complete list of more than 50 supporters who’ve been recognized, visit the WCL website at and choose the Get Involved link.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Blood Drive Today at the Colfax Library!

Every day the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) needs 200 donors to ensure a safe supply of blood. Help give the gift of life at the Colfax Library location on Friday, September 22 from 2 - 5 p.m. A mobile collection unit from the INBC will be on hand to screen applicants and accept donations of blood. Present to give blood and be entered to win a $200 Cabela’s gift card.  You could be the lucky winner!

Find the hero in you! Appointments are being taken by calling toll free 800-423-0151 or online at Priority is given to those with pre-scheduled appointments. Walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first serve basis with photo I.D. required. The entire list of eligibility criteria can be found by contacting INBC.

Visit the Whitman County Library online calendar at for a complete listing of programs and events or call 509-397-4366 for details.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Trivia Night at the Colfax Hyde Out is TONIGHT!!!

Having fun isn't hard, when you have a library card!

Answer questions, compete with friends, and see what you know! Bring your team of up to 8 people or join one on arrival. Extra points are awarded to team members who present their library card and all donations go to Friends of the Library for local programs and projects. For more information, contact Sarah Phelan at 509-397-4366 or email at!

Special "Back to School" Edition!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rachelle's Recommended Reads

The Shack by William P. Young

Now a major motion picture, this fictional audio book tells the story of a man who returns to the place where his daughter was brutally murdered after receiving a suspicious note, apparently from God. 

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

This fictional audio book tells the story of seven year old Elsa who is different and her seventy-seven year old grandma who is crazy.  I HIGHLY recommend this book as it was my favorite read of the summer. 

The Hunting Trip by William Butterworth

This fictional audio book tells the story of a young man who after being expelled from boarding school winds up on a rollicking adventure filled with love, intrigue and heroics during WWII.  

Visit us at, stop by any of our 14 library branches, or call us at (509) 397-4366 to reserve your copy of our recommended reads today! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn about the Ice Age?

Ice Age Floods Presentation TONIGHT at 

the Colfax Library Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Ice Age Floods Institute and Whitman County Library present "Changing the Course of the Columbia River" on Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room. HOW DID THE ICE AGE EFFECT OUR REGION? The community is invited to take a look into how the Ice Age Floods changed the course of the Columbia River in eastern Washington. Incredible coulees, dry falls, scalands, bars and landslides along its path will be examined from the ground and above - all of which help tell the story of the mighty Columbia and the Missoula Floods.

For additional information, visit or contact Can't make this event? See it in Ritzville on September 11 at the Carnegie Library at 7 p.m. or in LaCrosse on September 13 at the Gathering Place at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Ice Age Floods Institute, Palouse Falls Chapter.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Congratulations to the Winners of the Inspired Palouse Art Competition!!!

Inspired Palouse Awards:
2017 photo & art exhibit in the Colfax Center

  • Robin Stanard, Rogers Brothers Seed Company, oil on canvas panel, 2 of 3 Honorable Mention
  • Carla Danielson, photo x2,  Get Along, Honorable Mention. Blue Heron, People's Choice ($100 - don't know if you want to say amounts?)
  • Francisco Aguilar, photo on metal, Milky Way and Crow Homestead,  3rd place ($100 award)
  • Gayle Havercroft, block-print with watercolor wash, Palouse Skyscrapers; Thornton, 2nd place ($200 award), Also Artist's Choice Award
  • Nancy Rothwell, acrylic collage, Ancestor's Warmth, 1st place ($300 award)
  • People’s Choice winner Blue Heron
  • Judge’s Choice winter Ancestor’s Warmth
Thank you to all our community artists who entered their artwork! Visit to see current and future art exhibits in the Colfax Center. Call 397-4366 for details about Center exhibits.