Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Creative writing workshop ... just $7. Register today...


Using the Energy Method techniques from Roberta Allen’s The Playful Way to Serious Writing, Cathy Ensley offers a Creative Writing class on Saturday, February 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Colfax Library.
Whether you are interested in writing fiction, poetry, journals or short stories you’ll be surprised and delighted with the surprisingly simple process. Cost for the Creative Writing class is just $7. To register for this or a complete lineup of Enrichment Classes being offered in Colfax, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2
 
 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Need Help With Your New Electronic Device? Contact WCL For Assistance

Did you, your child or teenager receive a new Kindle, Sony, iPad, Nook or other electronic device for Christmas? Would you like to learn how to download FREE eBooks and audiobooks to your new device? The Whitman County Library offers help through Book-a-Librarian.

Catalina Flores in the Whitman County Library

Through Book-a-Librarian you may get one-on-one help with your device. Appointments may be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To Book-a-Librarian, simply call toll free 1-877-733-3375 or e-mail info@whitco.lib.wa.us the days and times you desire and how we can assist you. Library staff will follow up quickly to schedule your appointment.

 





 

 


Amazon Shopping today can benefit Friends of WCL

Shop at smile.amazon.com between now and December 31, 2013, and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to the charity of your choice, including Friends of Whitman County Library .... even if your purchase is a free audio book! This is in addition to the regular donation of 0.5% of the purchase price. Up to $1,000,000 extra will be donated to eligible charities as a result of this promotion. Restrictions apply 

WCL Calendar Sampling Jan. 2 - Jan. 9


Thursday, January 2
Colfax, LaCrosse & Tekoa – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Friday, January 3
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Uniontown – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Dance Class – Child and teen dance, ballet, jazz and more by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call (509) 338-0809.

Saturday, January 4
Colfax – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Tumbling Class offered by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call Ana at (509) 338-0809.
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Sunday, January 5
Colfax – Our Palouse Photography Exhibit – Featured at last summer’s Concrete River Festival, this exhibit contains at least one image from each of the 10 participating photographers. The exhibit is on the library’s main floor during open library hours for the entire month.

Monday, January 6
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindgren – For cost and registration, contact Karen at (509) 285-4673 or kklindgren23@gmail.com
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For cost and registration, please email Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 7
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Bliss Yoga with Dawn Bennett – For cost and registration, call Dawn at (509) 397-3777.

Wednesday, January 8
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindgren – For cost and registration, contact Karen at (509) 285-4673 or kklindgren23@gmail.com

Thursday, January 9
Tekoa – 3:30 p.m. – Kids Club – Kids are invited to a fun after school craft project.
Colton – 6 p.m. – Colton & Uniontown Book Club – Join the discussion of Jonathan Franzen’s, “Freedom”. Everyone is welcome!

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WCL Calendar Sampling Dec. 27-Jan. 2


 
Friday, December 27
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Uniontown – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday.

Saturday, December 28
Colfax – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Tumbling Class offered by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call Ana at (509) 338-0809.
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Monday, December 30
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Monday.
Colfax – 3 p.m. – Downtown Association Roundtable – Does Colfax need a Downtown Association? If you like to take part, please contact Debi Anderson at the Colfax Chamber at (509) 397-3712.

Tuesday, December 31
Farmington & Palouse – Storytime – Fun stories, finger plays, songs and crafts every Tuesday. Check the calendar for times.

All Branches close at 3 p.m. in celebration of the New Year.
Wednesday, January 1
All Branches closed in celebration of the New Year.

Thursday, January 2
St. John – 2 to 4 p.m. – Wii Party – Kids grades 6-12 are invited to play Wii games, enjoy crafts and snacks! The library has a new television provided in memory of Farroll Knott.

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Senior Sneakers is back starting Monday, January 6th!

Great news ... Senior Sneakers - Gentle stress and motion (for any age) returns for a 7 week session beginning on Monday, Jan. 6th. Class is each Mon. and Weds at 10 a.m. in the Colfax Library, except January 20th when the library is closed. Cost is $35 but drop ins are welcome. Certified instructor Karen Lingren from the Fit Farm in Oakesdale.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Please vote LIBRARIES on Feb. 11th!


By a vote of the people, Whitman County Library District formed in 1945. Since that time, we’ve worked hard to provide you the very best in staffing and services.
 
On February 11, voters will be asked to reset the library's levy. Below are the answers to some questions you may have but don't hesitate to email Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director at kirkpatr@colfax.com with any others.

Why does the library need to reset its levy?

Since the passage of Initiative 747 in 2001, the levy rate continually drops causing the library’s budget to lose pace with costs and inflation. As a result, a vote is required to reset the library’s levy rate to 50 cents per $1000 of property value.

What do I get for my money?

The library provides valuable social, educational, recreational and economic impact! 14 countywide locations offer top quality staff, the latest books, eBooks, movies, music, Community and educational programs, Internet, Wi-Fi hotspots, free Microsoft coursework, outreach services to schools and seniors, Whitman County Rural Heritage and so much more!

What will this cost me?

A household valued at $100,000 will pay an additional $7 per year for a total of $50 per year for library services.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays from WCL!


Happy Holidays from all of us at WCL! Thanks again to this talented group of 5th grade girls from Jennings Elementary who entertained us with their festive carols during the Winter Celebration.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WCL Calendar Sampling Dec. 19-26


 
Thursday, December 19

Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class.
Farmington – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of M.L. Stedman’s, “The Light Between Oceans.” Everyone’s invited.
Rosalia – 7 p.m. – Picture Books with Katie Wilkes – Learn how to introduce difficult topics and encourage reluctant readers.

Friday, December 20
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddler, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Endicott, St. John & Uniontown – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Dance Class – Child and teen dance, ballet, jazz and more by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call (509) 338-0809.
Oakesdale – 6 p.m. – Cookie Decorating Extravaganza – Join Brianna Reynolds and Librarian Michelle for a fun evening full of cookies, royal icing and a variety of edible decorations.

Saturday, December 21
Colfax – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Tumbling Class offered by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call Ana at (509) 338-0809.
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Monday, December 23
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Monday.

Tuesday, December 24
All branches closed for the Christmas Holiday.
Wednesday, December 25
All branches closed for the Christmas Holiday.

Thursday, December 26
Colfax & Tekoa – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times.

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Beat the winter blues with these fun classes...


Adult Classes at the Colfax Library
Call 800-845-3324 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2 for cost and registration through
ACT 2, Community Colleges of Spokane

  • Art classes include: Watercolor Painting, Intro to Chalk Pastels, Intermediate Chalk Pastels, Pastel Portraits, and Garden Mosaic Sculptures.
  • Microsoft Excel and iPad classes, time/date TBA
  • Creative Writing, Sat, 2/1, 10-noon
  • Playwriting, Weds, 2/12, 5-8 pm
  • Beginning Ballet, Weds, 1-3 pm, beg. 1/22
  • Intro to Ukulele, Tues, noon -1:30, beg. 1/7
  • Play Music Again, Thurs, 3-5 pm, beg. 1/23

Friday, December 13, 2013

Perfect Christmas gifts at the library...

Visit the library to complete your Christmas shopping:
  • Booksale items ALL 1/2 price and most are just like new!
  • One-of-a-kind journals made from books only $9.99.
  • Barn Calendars ... just $6.
  • Friends of WCL cookbooks $5.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sign up today!

Signups are now being accepted for winter enrichment classes at the Colfax Library. These non-credit classes require no studying or tests and are provided at a very low cost to keep adults informed, active and engaged. Sponsored by Community Colleges of Spokane, registration is available at the Colfax link at www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2 or by calling 1-800-845-3324.

Classes start in January and include iPads, Microsoft Excel, chalk and pastel arts, garden design, Ukulele and other instrumental music, beginning ballet, creative and playwriting. Some classes consist of one-time instruction while others are scheduled as a series. For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366.
 
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Santa photos are here!

Santa photos are now available for pickup. Happy Holidays!!

Soccer fans take note...

Kids and families ... come play Kickshot on Weds, Dec. 11 from 6-8 pm in the Colfax Library. On sale at Tick Klock Drug ... this new game was developed in Moscow, ID and is fun for all ages. Visit www.kickshot.org for more info!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Barn Calendars just $6...


Barns of Whitman County Calendars are just $6 with proceeds benefitting all 14 WCL locations. Available at Ace Hardware, Rosauers, Pullman Chamber and any WCL library location. Thanks to Steve Van Vleet who photographed the barns and donated the calendars along with Barry Folsom, and Shawn McAdams for being AMAZING library and community supporters!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Visit YOUR nice warm library today...

BRRRR .... it's cold outside but warm in the library. Come find books, movies, music, public Internet, Wi-Fi and computers, free Microsoft classes and online resources like Consumer Reports and Ancestry.com just to name a few! Colfax hours are:

Mon-Weds 10-8
Thur - Fri 10-6
Sat - Sun 1-5

For a complete list of days/times in all 14 WCL locations, visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Great Christmas gift ... signed copies of Harvest Heritage...

 
We are pleased to announce local appearances by Richard Scheuerman, Alex McGregor and John Clement, Dec. 6-7 as they release their new book Harvest Heritage. Friday’s book signing is scheduled from noon-2:30 in the Lacrosse Market/Library and 3-5:30 in the Colfax Library. On Saturday, the three appear from 11-noon at the Endicott Food Center and 1-3 at the St. John Museum/Library. Copies of Harvest Heritage will be on sale at the events for $32.95 plus tax.

Harvest Heritage is the story of the remarkable transformation of the rolling hills of the Inland Northwest from sheep and cattle range to become one of the most productive wheat and barley growing regions in the world.  It is a story of pioneer settlers, who brought with them seed varieties from their homes across the continent or across the ocean, who worked hard beginning with horse and mule powered equipment and who adapted and persevered.  A story of dedicated agricultural scientists—particularly wheat and barley breeders—who started with early grain varieties brought haphazardly to the land, and developed varieties that brought improved yields, disease resistance, and quality.

Local businessman and author Alex McGregor says, “Harvest Heritage is an account of what one veteran wheat grower, my cousin, Bill McGregor, recalled as the values pioneers brought west with them—dyed-in-the-wool optimism, a wry, self- deprecating sense of humor that helped them overcome adversity, and “a tenacity verging on stubbornness” — qualities that Bill noted were useful then, useful now, and will be useful in the future.  It is a story of farm families, agricultural scientists and a remarkable land, described in prose and illustrated with striking photographs of a land where so many farm families have put down deep roots.”

For more information contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366 or Main Street Books at 397-3334.

Tonight in Colfax ... Music, food, Santa, parade ....

Special surprise for today's Winter Celebration at the Colfax Library ... 5th grade carolers at 3:45, Erica Eng & Katie Largent at 4:10 and Nicole Wiley at 4:30. Also, Santa, kids crafts and refreshments from 3-5:30 with Mill Street Parade at 6 pm!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Soccer game for kids...

Hey Kids ... come play Kickshot, a fun soccer board game at the library on Weds, Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. For more info, contact Nichole at 509-397-4366. or see http://kickshot.org/game-overview/

Monday, December 2, 2013

WCL Calendar Sampling Dec. 5-12


Thursday, December 5
Farmington – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

Friday, December 6
LaCrosse – Noon to 3 p.m. – Harvest Heritage Book Signing – Meet local authors Richard Scheurman and Alex McGregor, and photographer John Clement.
Colfax – 3 to 5:30 p.m. – Harvest Heritage Book Signing – Meet local authors Richard Scheurman and Alex McGregor, and photographer John Clement.

Saturday, December 7
LaCrosse – 10 a.m. – Family Fun with Santa – Visit with Santa, create holiday crafts and enter for a drawing of presents.
Endicott – 11 a.m. to Noon – Harvest Heritage Book Signing – Meet local authors Richard Scheurman and Alex McGregor, and photographer John Clement.
St. John – 1 to 3 p.m. – Harvest Heritage Book Signing – Meet local authors Richard Scheurman and Alex McGregor, and photographer John Clement.
Rosalia – 1 p.m. – Winter Fest Craft – Create a holiday themed bookmark and ornament.
Colfax – 1 to 5 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

Monday, December 9
LaCrosse – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

Tuesday, December 10
Oakesdale – 6 p.m. – Christmas Craft – Create homemade cards, gift tags and center pieces with Juni Dunn-Gray.

Wednesday, December 11
Endicott, Malden, St. John & Tekoa – Early Release Wednesday – Bring a friend and enjoy crafts, stories, games and more. Visit the online calendar for times.
Tekoa – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Meet & Greet Aziz Makhani the creator of KickShot, a soccer strategy board game.

Thursday, December 12
Colton – 4 p.m. – Teen Craft – Create colorful magnetic picture frames using popsicle sticks and duct tape with Teen Librarian Nichole Kopp. Kids in grade 6-8 are welcomed.

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Your invited to the Colfax Library...


·         Cool retro craft and bring your own lunch Weds, Dec. 4 at noon. Preregistration required.

·         Tree of Lights, Hospice ceremony remembering our friends and loved ones on Weds, Dec 4 at 5:30.

·         Santa at library, Thurs, Dec. 5, 3-5:30. Photos available with Lighted Mill Street Parade at 6 pm. (Thanks to Rosauers for providing candy canes every year!)

·         R. Scheuerman, A. McGregor and J. Clement, sign their new book Harvest Heritage on Fri, Dec. 6 from 3-5:30.

·         Assistance with new affordable care act and website, Sat, Dec. 7 from 1-5 pm.

·         Palouse Cares Food Collection and Fireman’s Toy Box children’s book collection ongoing in the library foyer.

·         Yoga, Bootcamp, Senior Fitness, Zumba, children’s dance, tumbling, and always educational programs for kids and adults.

Call 397-4366 or visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for details!
 

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

 
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Whitman County Library!
We'll be closed Nov 28-29 but looking forward to serving you again on Saturday
from our Albion, Colfax and Rosalia locations.

First Wind supports the community!


THANK YOU -
First Wind, operators of the Palouse Wind farm generously present the communities of Oakesdale and Rosalia with funding for expanded library services. Beginning this month, the Oakesdale library will beef up programs for all ages while the Rosalia Library will be open 2 hours longer each week. THANK YOU FIRST WIND, including Shawn Elston who presented the check to Rosalia's manager Karen Wallace and library director Kristie Kirkpatrick. For more info, contact Kristie at kirkpatr@colfax.com.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meet The Authors

"Harvest Heritage" book signing

"Harvest Heritage" book signing December 06 and December 07


 

WCL Calendar Sampling Nov. 28-Dec. 5


Thursday, November 28
All branches closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.
Friday, November 29
All branches closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Saturday, November 30
Colfax – Palouse Cares Food Drive – Donate food items at the library now through Dec. 7
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Monday, December 2
Colton – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Garfield – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

 
Tuesday, December 3
LaCrosse– 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddler, preschoolers and parents every Tuesday.
Farmington & Palouse – Storytime – Fun stories, fingers play, songs and crafts every Tuesday. Check the calendar for times.

 
Wednesday, December 4
Uniontown – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Tree of Lights – Honoring those who have passed, the Hospice Tree of Lights Ceremony is in the Norma McGregor Community Room. For more information, contact Anita Ackerman at (509) 397-4521.

 
Thursday, December 5
Colfax – Winter Celebration – Celebrate Winter with Whitman County Library. Photos with Santa, from Leifer Photography will be available between 3 to 5:30 p.m.  The Friends of the Library’s Toys for Kids Box will collect donated books for the Colfax Fire Dept.’s toy drive. The fun concludes about 6 p.m. with a community parade and firework extravaganza.

 
This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Santa Claus is coming to ... the library!

Santa Claus is coming to town ... the library to be specific on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 3-5:30. Bring the kids for a visit or to get their photos taken by Leifer Photography. Santa also appears in Colfax's lighted parade at 6 pm on Mill Street.

Hospice Tree of Lights Ceremony and recommended books for those who are grieving...


Remember to join us Weds, Dec 4 at 5:30 pm for the Hospice Tree of Lights and Remembrance Ceremony. There is still time to remember your friends and loved ones with a donation if you act quickly. Simply call (509) 332-4414.

Thanks to a generous donation from Hospice, the following books are available for checkout from the library. Call 509-397-4366 and we'll send them your way -

Understanding your grief
Healing the adult child's grieving heart
When your grandparent dies, a child's guide to good grief
Help me say goodbye, activities for helping kids cope
Tear soup, a recipe for healing after loss

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hospice provides books to help you through difficult times...

Thanks to Annie and Rita from Hospice for another valuable donation of books to help residents deal with grieving and death. Please mark your calendars to join WCL and Hospice for their annual Tree of Lights Remembrance ceremony on Weds, Dec. 4 at 5:30 in the Norma McGregor Community Room. Contact Hospice at 338-5792 if you'd like to remember a friend or loved one.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kid fun!

Whitman County Library's photo.

Wouldn't your kids love to be here ... playing, learning and growing? Come to the Colfax Library Mon-Weds 10-8 pm, Thur-Fri 10-6 pm, Sat-Sun 1-5 pm.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Palouse Cares Food Drive at Colfax Library


Colfax Library is collecting food for The Palouse Cares Food Drive with all donations remaining in our community. PLEASE drop off your food donations for those less fortunate.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kids Soccer fun...

Hey Kids ... come play Kickshot, a fun soccer board game at the library on Weds, Dec. 11 from 6-8 pm in the Colfax Library. For more info, contact Nichole at 397-4366 or visit http://kickshot.org/game-overview/

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Art news from WCL


Registration is open for new low cost art (and other) classes starting in 2014. These include pastel portraits, chalk pastels, garden mosaic and more. To see the entire list, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

Also special thanks to Betty Fitzgerald for donating many of her art books to the library. Some are being sold by the Friends of WCL to fund library programs while others have been added to the collection, including Creative Watercolor, Creative Collage techniques and Dynamic Still Lifes in Watercolor. 
 
WCL recently added Susan Russell’s ABC Delirious and Ann Johnston’s DVD, Color By Accident which Ann Marra helped organize, edit and assisted with graphics. Contact the library at info@whitco.lib.wa.us or select any of these items in the library catalog to request them.

 Finally, WCL has some great exhibits planned for 2014 so mark your calendar to come visit!

January – Our Palouse, photography exhibit

February – County Art Students (2013 reception below)

March - Palouse Plein Air Watercolor Traveling Show

April-May – Rob Smith
 


 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Save the Date-Nov. 21-28 for WCL Programs

WCL Calendar Sampling:
Thursday, November 21
Albion – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of Mary Ann Shaffer’s, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.” Everyone’s invited.
Rosalia – 7 p.m. – Picture Books with Katie Wilkes – Learn how to introduce difficult topics and encourage reluctant readers.

Friday, November 22
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddler, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Dance Class – Child and teen dance, ballet, jazz and more by Ana Maria Sears. For cost and registration, please call (509) 338-0809.

Saturday, November 23
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Monday, November 25
Colfax – Palouse Cares Food Drive – Donate food items at the library starting Nov. 25 – Dec. 7.
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindgren – For cost and registration, contact Karen at (509) 285-4673 or kklindgren23@gmail.com
Colton & Garfield – Storytime – Fun stories, fingers play, songs and crafts every Monday. Check the calendar for times.
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For cost and registration, please email Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 26
Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Craft – Kids are invited to a fun after school craft project.
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Bliss Yoga with Dawn Bennett – For cost and registration, call Dawn at (509) 397-3777.

Wednesday, November 27
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindgren – For cost and registration, contact Karen at (509) 285-4673 or kklindgren23@gmail.com
Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Wednesday.

Thursday, November 28
All branches closed for Thanksgiving Holiday.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday events ... mark your calendar


Tree of Lights, Colfax Library, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 pm                   
Join families, friends and community members for the Tree of Lights and Remembrance ceremony - remembering the lives of those we’ve lost. For more info or to sponsor a loved one, contact Rita Ackerman of Hospice at 397-4521.

Santa & Winter Celebration, Thursday, Dec. 5, 3-7 pm                
You’re invited to celebrate at the library as part of Colfax’s Christmas parade and fireworks. Santa will be available from 3-5:30 for photos, then moves along to the 6 pm parade and fireworks show!

 

After School Fun - Nov. 21 - Grades 1-4

Third Thursday Club Fall Fun at the Colfax Library Novmeber 21 3:30 - 4:30 pm Grades 1 - 4



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Program for ages 12 and up-Nov. 19 at 6pm-Colfax Library

Hunger Games Catching Fire movie release Party


Hunger Games Catching Fire movie release Party November 19 Colfax Library 6-7 pm

Visit Hayden's Corner...

Looking for a fun and educational way to entertain the kids? Visit Hayden's Corner in the Colfax Library filled with great books, kids computers, puzzles and the amazing Rain Forest tree!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Art, artists, ahhh....


The library has a great lineup of arts & craft classes and art exhibits in the coming months. For more info on lunch & craft programs or Meet the artist, give us a call at 397-4366. For classes, visit www.wiel.spokane.edu/ACT2. The artwork above is by Andy Sewell and is part of the Palouse Plein Air Exhibit set for March 2014 in the Colfax Library.

Make holiday gifts


Great gift project on Weds, Nov. 13 and 20, from 12:00-1:00 pm at the Colfax Library. These free classes feature easy, inexpensive, hand-made gifts to give this holiday season. Participants can bring a lunch and create a holiday gift. Call 397-4366 to RSVP.
 
 

New Barn Calendars ... just $6!


2014 Barns of Whitman County Calendars are now on sale for just $6 with proceeds benefitting library programs and projects countywide. All new photos and locations fill this calendar produced and donated by Steve Van Vleet of WSU Whitman County Extension. (Steve is pictured here with his daughter Katilyn who works in the Colfax Branch.) To purchase, visit any WCL location, Ace and Rosauers in Colfax or The Pullman Chamber of Commerce ... or by calling 877-733-3375.

WCL Calendar Sampling Nov. 14-21


Thursday, November 14
Tekoa – 4 p.m. – Recycled Art – Kids are invited to make Christmas decorations using recycled materials.
Farmington – 7 p.m. – Mom’s Night Out – Enjoy some down time with yummy treats and craft projects.

Friday, November 15
Endicott, St. John & Uniontown – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Saturday, November 16
Rosalia – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Scrapbooking, Card Making & More – Join Amy Gehring for a fun and informative afternoon.

Monday, November 18
Malden – 1 to 2:30 p.m. - Scrapbooking, Card Making & More – Join Amy Gehring for a fun and informative afternoon.
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Senior Sneakers with Karen Lindgren – For cost and registration, contact Linda at (509) 285-4673 or kklindgren23@gmail.com.
Colfax – 6 to 8 p.m. – Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For cost and registration, please email Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 19
Colfax – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Community Blood Drive – Help give the gift of life and enter to win a $500 Visa gift card.
Colfax – 6 to 7 p.m. – Catching Fire Movie Release Party – Tributes ages 12 and up will participate in Hunger Games trivia, a cornucopia challenge and even try their hand at archery. Enter to win movie tickets courtesy of Village Center Cinemas in Pullman.

Wednesday, November 20
Rosalia – 1 p.m. – Science Demonstration with Mobius Science Center – Kids are invited for a fun afternoon!
Uniontown – 3:30 p.m. – Children are invited to make trees out of recyclable material with Judi Gray.
Colfax – 4 to 7 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

Thursday, November 21
Colfax, Farmington & Tekoa – 3rd Thursday – Exciting after school program in three locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.
Albion – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Assessor Joe Reynolds providing valuable information to WCL Board of Trustees

Thanks to County Assessor Joe Reynolds for providing tax information during the last WCL Board of Trustees meeting. Do you have what it takes to serve on the library board? If yes, call Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509.397.4366 for an application.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Luncheon author event on Thursday, Nov. 14th

Janet Oakley, author of Tree Soldier comes to the United Methodist Church Thursday Nov. 14 at noon. Oakley is a Humanities Washington speaker and will talk about the Citizen Conservation Corp. To reserve a lunch for $12 or reserve your copy of Tree Solder, call the library at 509-397-4366.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Palouse Plein Air coming to Colfax Library


Palouse Plein Air comes to the Colfax Library in March of 2014. French for "in the open air" this traveling exhibit is on loan from the City of Moscow. This image was the "People's Choice" selection by Andy Sewell.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Civilian Conservation Corps in the NW - a history presentation


Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps on Thurs, Nov. 14 at noon
This free presentation is being held at the Methodist Church in Colfax in conjunction with the Rotary Club. Presenter Janet Oakley is an authority on the CCC speaking for Humanities, Washington. She is also the author of Tree Soldier.
Just come listen, bring a lunch or pre-order one for $10 by calling 397-4366. Brought to you by Everybody Reads!
 
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Play & Learn-playgroup-Colfax & LaCrosse

 


Picture of Three girls in firefighter costumesDo you have a child longing to get out of the house for an educational, romping good time? Join us for Play & Learn playgroup at two Whitman County Library locations: the Colfax Library every Friday morning from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and the Lacrosse Library every Tuesday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. These friends, family and neighbors (FFN) programs are sponsored by the Department of Early Learning distributed through Child Care Aware of Eastern Washington.

Childhood experts agree: Attending a high-quality program gives children early learning experiences and prepares them for school. "Every child should have some sort of group experience before starting Kindergarten," says Sheri Miller, Whitman County Library’s Youth Services Manager.

For more information please call 509-397-4366. A complete list of scheduled events for any of the 14 Branches of the Whitman County Library is online at library's events calendar or "Like" us on Facebook.


In Observance of Veteran's Day-WCL Closed Nov. 10 & 11

 

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Sunday, November 10 and Monday November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for these days. Bookdrops will remain open in all locations accepting returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and e-books, subscription databases like LiveMocha foreign language instruction and the online librarian will still be available by visiting the Whitman County Library website. For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the Library Events calendar is also accessible from the Whitman County Library website. 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.
For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the library's events calendar is also accessible from the library website.

INBC Blood Drive-Colfax Library-Nov. 19

    Colfax Library Hosts INBC Blood Drive Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 2:15-5:30
Present to give blood  Enter to Win a $500 Visa Gift CardYou can save the lives of three people by donating blood Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 2:15-5:30 pm at the Colfax Library and you will be entered in a drawing to win a $500 Visa gift card! Appointments are being taken by contacting the library at 509-397-4366 or the Inland Northwest Blood Center at www.inbcsaves.org.
According to the Inland Northwest Blood Center, here are a few facts about donations:
1. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood product.
2. Although 60% of Americans are eligible to donate blood, only approximately 5% actually do.
3. It is estimated that one in three individuals will need a blood product sometime during their life.  
Walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first serve basis with photo I.D. required. Donors should drink plenty of fluids and eat a meal at least two hours prior to arrival. The entire list of eligibility criteria can be found by  contacting the Inland Northwest Blood Center at www.inbc2.org or by calling toll-free 800-423-0151.

 

Don't miss this opportunity!

 
Rob Smith comes to Colfax Library on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. for Meet the Artist.
Join us for a great time and homemade cookies.
Learn more about Rob, his art and his children's book,
Undead Ted at www.robsmithstudio.com.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Get Fit ... the gentle way!



Don't forget Gentle Fitness classes each Monday and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Colfax Library. $35 for 7 classes with certified instructor Karen Lindgren, owner of the Fit Farm in Oakesdale. For more info, call 509-285-4673.

Babe Hollingbery coaches PHS football in 1943...


Pullman Jr. High football team of 1943
Names from left to right, front to back: Schroder, Norm; Markley, Fred; Semingson, Gene; Hatley, Al; Stone, Calir; Christian, Don; Hooper, Paul; Webb, Richard; Glover, Marvin; Barton, Havey; Staley, John; Bashaw, Bob (Brick); Langmas, Sam; Groth, Ronnie and Hollingbery, Orin E. (Babe)

This photograph was taken of the of the Pullman Junior High School football team in 1943, coached by Orin E. "Babe" Hollingbery. He agreed to coach the team after Idaho, Oregon and Oregon State cancelled college football for the duration of WW II. Before he took the job, the teams last game with Moscow ended in a crushing defeat 19-7. One week after he began coaching, the Pullman team beat Moscow 26-7.


To view the entire Whitman County Rural Heritage Collection, visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us and choose Rural Heritage.

WCL Event Sampling Nov. 7-14


Thursday, November 7
Colton – 4 p.m. – Teen Craft – Kids in grades 6-12 are welcomed to create duct tape picture frames with Teen Librarian Nichole Kopp.

Friday, November 8
Rosalia – 1:30 p.m. – After School Fun with Art – Kids in grades 4 and up are invited.
Palouse – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.

Saturday, November 9
Albion – 2 p.m. – Storytime and Craft – Fun stories and craft projects every Saturday.

Sunday, Nov. 10 & Monday, Nov. 11
All branches closed for Veteran’s Day.

Tuesday, November 12
Endicott – 1 to 4p.m. – SHIBA Open House – Joyce Leonard will be available to answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid.
Endicott – 3:30 p.m. – Teen Craft – Create a picture frame using colorful patterned tape.

Wednesday, November 13
Colfax – Lunch & Gift – Repurpose a metal serving tray into a fun memo board. Participants may bring in a lunch. Registration is required.
Uniontown – 3:30 to 6 p.m. – SHIBA Open House – Joyce Leonard will be available to answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid.
Malden – 4 to 6 p.m. – Individual Assistance with the Healthcare Exchange – Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will be available in helping you find your best option for health insurance.
Colfax – 7 p.m. – Concrete River Festival Planning – Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to attend this meeting. For more information, contact Kimberly Marshall at (509) 397-0397.

Thursday, November 14
United Methodist Church in Colfax – Noon – Everybody Reads Tree Soldier – Learn about the Great Depression from expert and author J. L. Oakley. Lunches are available for $12 to those who pre-register by Nov 12.
This is just a sampling of the community programs for all ages in Whitman County Library’s 14 branches. Visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mobile memories

Tell us your bookmobile memories...
This and other historic photos from the library and your community can be found at Whitman County Library Rural Heritage on the library's website.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tell your friends and loved ones ... gentle exercise has arrived!

Get fit the gentle way with Senior Sneakers exercise each Monday and Wednesday at the Colfax Library from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $35 for 7 classes with Karen Lindgren, certified instructor and owner of the Fit Farm in Oakesdale. For more info, call 509-285-4673.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Great opportunties for seniors ...and younger folks too!


Senior Sneakers, Colfax Exercise, Mon & Weds, 10-11 am   
A gentle exercise program specifically designed for seniors Cost is $35 for 7 classes. Call 509-285-4673 to register.

Lunch and Gift Ideas, Weds, Nov. 6-20, 12:00-1:00 pm
These free classes feature easy, inexpensive, hand-made gifts to give this holiday season. Participants can bring a lunch and create a holiday gift.

Civilian Conservation Corps, Thurs, Nov. 14, noon, free                 
Held at the Methodist Church. Just come listen, bring a lunch or pre-order one for $10 by calling 397-4366.

Tree of Lights, Colfax, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30 pm                    
Join families, friends and community members for the Tree of Lights and Remembrance ceremony - remembering the lives of those we’ve lost. For more info or to sponsor a loved one, contact Rita Ackerman of Hospice at 397-4521.

Santa & Winter Celebration, Thursday, Dec. 5, 3-7 pm                
You’re invited to celebrate at the library as part of Colfax’s Christmas parade and fireworks. Santa will be available from 3-5:30 for photos, then moves along to the 6 pm parade.

Classes for Seniors, call 800-845-3324 for cost and registration through ACT 2, Community Colleges of Spokane

  • Art classes include: Watercolor Painting, Intro to Chalk Pastels, Intermediate Chalk Pastels, Pastel Portraits, and Garden Mosaic Sculptures.
  • Microsoft Excel and iPad classes, time/date TBA
  • Creative Writing, Sat, 2/1, 10-noon
  • Playwriting, Weds, 2/12, 5-8 pm
  • Beginning Ballet, Weds, 1-3 pm, beg. 1/22
  • Intro to Ukulele, Tues, noon -1:30, beg. 1/7
  • Play Music Again, Thurs, 3-5 pm, beg. 1/23