Sunday, March 31, 2013

Join artist Brianna Reynolds on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Colfax Library as the featured guest of Meet the Artist. She'll share her artwork, techniques and inspirations. Sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council ... you won't want to miss it!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Time is running out to register for ACT 2 classes at the Colfax Library. Topics include intro to ukulele, Chinese Culture, Watercolor painting and more. For more info, call the library at 509-397-4366 or online at

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Library Penny Drive Supports Youth Programs

Whitman County Library Penny drive April 1 - 21 to benefit local children's programs

                        Library Penny Drive starts April 01

Randy Suess' presentation on the United Arab Emirates is tonight at 6:30 at the Colfax Library. You won't want to miss it!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Legal forms are free at WCL

Ever need legal forms but don't want to hire an attorney? Your library provides you a free Legal Form Library. All you need is your little blue library card!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Library classes, events and programs ... Oh, my!

The library offers classes and community programs for all ages and many outreach locations. Just visit the library's online calendar. Like to use one branch in particular? Just limit by location at the top of the calendar.

Left: Author Jess Walter signing books at Palouse Library

FREE Family Science Program at the Colfax Library

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Consumer Reports free to library card holders!

Did you know Consumer Reports is one of the library's most popular online products? Last year, it was used more than 5500 times!

Learn a new language!

Want to learn a new language for free? The library offers Livemocha from our website with upgrades expected to the product at any moment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Booksale in progress!

The Friends have set up an extra table of items for sale at the Colfax Library. Are you looking for Books on Tape? Let our staff know and we'll take you to the basement to browse. And don't forget our cool new journals .... with new titles expected any day now. Thanks to Cougar Graphics for partnering on this great new fundraiser!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Friends of Whitman County Library are proud to announce the 2012-2013 Teen Advisory Board Scholarship winners. Casey Hall of Colfax and Kayler Dub from Tekoa will each receive a $200 scholarship from the Friends thanks to proceeds from the annual Teen Dance sponsored each year by Whitman County 4-H and the library’s teen department.

The honorary Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of Whitman County high school representatives nominated for their outstanding leadership, academic success and civic involvement. Six additional scholarships of $25 were awarded to participating Teen Advisory Board members Jordana Dahmen, Colton; Cassie Thompson,Garfield-Palouse; Anna Roberts, LaCrosse; Kourtenay Perry, Oakesdale: Joshua Roe, Rosalia; Michal Schuster, St. John-Endicott.

If you’d like more information on supporting the TAB scholarship or annual Teen Dance, contact Chelsea Leachman at The next teen dance is scheduled at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds for Saturday, May 4 from 8-11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The United Arab Emirates is a tale of rags to riches. Join Randy Suess as he shares stories and pictures from his travels to the region on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm in the Norma McGregor room at the Colfax Library.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Food For Fine Drive Success

Whitman County Library and area food pantries thank the 138 residents who donated $900.00 in non-perishable food for the thirteenth annual “Foods for Fines” drive. Donations came in throughout Whitman County with almost 1/3 of those not attached to the waiving of library fines. Food for Fines is held each February when area pantries report more people struggling with high heat bills and difficulty feeding their hungry families.
Wired or Wireless was recently honored during a reception at the Malden Library celebrating the conclusion of their two year grant that provided 60 hour per week access to Malden's library and computer center. Malden librarian Shannon Roe presented Wired to Wireless owner Bill Giebel and business manager Mike Puryear with Library Supporter of the Month honors. While the company will no longer provide staffing for the facility, they will continue to provide free internet and computer support for many years to come.

Prior to the grant, the Malden Library was open just two hours per week and operated out of a garage-like space. Thanks to the efforts of Wired to Wireless, the library offers 9 public computers and a library facility that has become the focal point of the community. Malden's new library hours are Wednesdays fromn 1-6 p.m. with educational storytimes each Wednesday at 4:30. For more information about the Malden Branch of Whitman County Library, please contact Kristie Kirkpatrick, Library Director at 509-397-4366.

Photo: Bill Giebel, Shannon Roe, Mike Puryear

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Don't forget to sign up for CCS sponsored classes coming this spring to the library. Visit and choose Colfax.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Need help downloading library eBooks, formatting your Excel document or finding great books to read? Book-a-Librarian is a great way to schedule an appointment for one-on-one service from our helpful library staff. Just email today!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wendy Zuppan Bailey is the March 7th featured Artist The Colfax Arts Council is pleased to announce that Wendy Zuppan Bailey, a mixed media sculptor from Spokane, will be the featured artist on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 PM at the Colfax library. Featured in the premier season of Meet the Artist, this is Wendy’s second visit to Colfax and we are thrilled to have her back. As stated on Wendy’s web page, her work is defined by “curiously merry whimsical sculptures and paper doll puppetry”. Inspired by fairy tales, children’s books and the magical adventures of everyday life, Wendy’s work is amusing, mysterious and accessible. Using clay, found objects, vintage fabrics, beads and laces, Wendy’s creations speak to the imagination and incorporate sculpting, fabric art, costume design and painting. Please make the time to meet this amazing mixed media sculptor, see some of her wonderful art and hear her talk about her creative process. For more information regarding Wendy Zuppan Bailey, please visit her web site at For a complete list of of Meet the Artist dates, visit

Monday, March 4, 2013

Author Mark Hart grew up on a farm near Colfax and his book of poems Boy Singing to Cattle, has just been released. It features his father, farming, and the Palouse. The book won the 23rd annual Pearl Poetry Prize for 2011 and can be requested from Whitman County Library or purchased at Tick Klock Drugs or Main Street Books. Hart will speak at the library this summer.

IRS Tax Forms

You may go directly to the IRS website at to research, download and print forms and publications. The production of some 2012 tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, has been affected by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The Internal Revenue Service does not know when these products will become available to Whitman County Library or from the IRS website at Information about this delay can be found at
For more information, call the library at 877-733-3375 or the IRS toll free phone number at
800-829-3676.  Links to online sources of state and federal tax forms can be found here.