Monday, May 18, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling May 21-28




Thursday, May 21

Colfax, Colton & Farmington – After School Program – Hour of after school fun for elementary students with crafts, snacks and games.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for a discussion of "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Everyone’s invited.

Friday, May 22

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

Malden – 4 p.m. - Bookworms Club- Afterschool crafts and book talks

Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25

All Locations Closed for Memorial Day Weekend – Online services and digital collection remain available.

Tuesday, May 26

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 – Fitness Classes – Two different evening classes are held on Tuesday.  Check our calendar or call 397-4366 for more information.

Wednesday, May 27

Tekoa – 4 p.m. – Chain Reaction Dominoes for Teens – Grades 6 and up are invited to learn how one action can create a big reaction.

Uniontown – 4:30 p.m. – Adult Craft Night – Express your creative side while you socialize with friends.

Thursday, May 28

Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive – Give the gift of life. Contact the Inland Northwest Blood Center to register the time that is most convenient for you at www.inbcsaves.org or call toll free 800-423-0151 for additional information.

 

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, May 8, 2015

WCL Sampling May 14-21

Thursday, May 14

Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more. Visit our Events Calendar for times and themes.

Colfax – Noon – Flex and Flow Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class.

Colfax – 7 p.m. – Zumba with Jenna Miller – Latin inspired cardio workout. Try your first class for free.

Friday, May 15

All Locations Closed – Annual Staff Meeting day.  Online services and digital collection remain available.

Saturday, May 16

Endicott – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Endicott Flea Market – Visit Librarian Tia and spin the library wheel for prizes!

Garfield – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – May Day Book Sale – Come by and take home a great read while you support our programs.

Monday, May 18

Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Crafts, songs and stories for kids ages 1-6. 

Colfax – 4 p.m. – Library Board Meeting – meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, May 19

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.

Palouse Empire Fairgrounds – 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Back to School in 1895 - Experience a (slightly shortened) day in a one room schoolhouse in 1895. Cost is only $13. For more information or to register call (509) 279-6030 or Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.

Wednesday, May 20

Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fun and Fit Exercise – Gentle warm-up and low impact aerobic workout. Cost is $5 per class but try your first class for free.

Uniontown – 3:15 p.m. – After school fun with around the world themes.

Thursday, May 21

Colfax, Colton & Farmington – Third Thursday Program– An hour of after school fun for elementary students with crafts, snacks and games.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of Khaled Hosseini’s, “The Kite Runner.” Everyone’s invited
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.

WCL-Closed May 15-Staff Training


SUBJECT:      UPCOMING LIBRARY CLOSURE
 
All 14 branches of Whitman County Library are closed Friday May 15 for the annual All Staff Training Day.  According to Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick, “WCL traditionally closed one day in May, so that staff from our 14 locations can gather to learn new skills and plan for summer projects.”  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 other online resources including Consumer Reports are available by visiting the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about library closures and upcoming community programs, click on the Library Events calendar on the library website or check out our Facebook pages.
            Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Residents may call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Going away open house for Giovanna. Visit Colfax Library on Wednesday!

Colfax Branch Library, Whitman County Library
Wednesday, May 6, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Giovanna is leaving to set sail on a new adventure! Join the WCL staff on Wednesday, May 6 between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Colfax Library to celebrate before she goes. Light refreshments will be served.
 
 

WCL Calendar Sampling May 7-17




Thursday, May 7

Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more. Visit our Events Calendar for times and themes.

Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Art – Make a Mother's Day gift for a special person in your life

Colfax – 7 p.m. – Zumba with Jenna Miller – Latin inspired cardio workout. Try your first class for free.

Friday, May 8

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

Malden – 4 p.m. – Kids Craft and Book Club – An afternoon of fun and crafting for school-aged kids

Saturday, May 9

Garfield – 11 a.m. – Mother’s Day Gift – Kids are invited to make a gift and decorate a cookie for the person they call mom.

Monday, May 11

Tekoa – 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – Climb Your Family Tree – Experienced genealogy trainer Carolyn Arnett returns for two classes.  Join her at 1 p.m. for a repeat of the beginning class. For those who attended the first class or experienced genealogy researchers, the advanced class will meet at 3:30 p.m.

Albion – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for coffee and great discussion.

Tuesday, May 12

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 – 5:30 p.m. – Yin Yoga with Suzy mcNeilly, certified instructor. Cost is $10 per week.

Colfax – 7 p.m. – Zumba with Jenna Miller – Latin inspired cardio workout. Try your first class for free.

Wednesday, May 13

Endicott, Malden, Rosalia & Tekoa – After School Programs – Many branches hold special programs for elementary students on Early Release Wednesday.  Check the calendar for times.

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. – Blocks, Legos, Straws, Oh my! – Kids bring your imaginations and get creative on building day. Snacks will be provided. Program sponsored by SunEdison (formerly First Wind).

Thursday, May 14

Colfax – Noon – Flex and Flow Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by 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. 

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.

 

 

Colfax Library Afterschool Program-May 21

Third Thursday Club with SciBorg Team 4061 for Grades 1-4 at the Colfax Library May 21 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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Gardening books available from Whitman County Library -


Thanks to Rachelle Ledbetter, WCL staffer for these helpful gardening suggestions!

The Naturally Bug- Free Garden by AnnaHess Put down those harmful sprays and learn how to control pests the organic way with beneficial insects, larger animals and pest resistant plants. 
Practical Permaculture by Jessi Bloom& Dave Boehnlein  This book covers the basic principle of permaculture and will show you how to work with nature to live a rich life filled with healthy food, safe housing and renewable resources.

Stand Up and Garden by Mary Moss-Sprague Focusing on containers, trellises and raised beds this book will show you how to grow a glorious garden filled with vegetables without digging, tilling or stooping.