Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Technology Tuesdays-Colfax Library

Technology Tuesdays at the Colfax Library, Social Media October 14, devices October 21, and The Basics October 28 all 10 - 11 am

For more information, contact:
Sara Garza at 509-397-4366

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coming events, Colfax Library...

Wazzu Wednesdays are 2:30-4:30 for kids in 5th grade and older. They’ll have a blast exploring science, the outdoors, and other fun skills with Washington State University student mentors at the Colfax Library.  Call Nichole for bus and other info at 397-4366.

The 6 marketing must haves for every small business, Tuesday Oct. 7 from 3:30-5 at Colfax Library. $15 call 397-4366 to register.

Social Media marketing for small business, Tues, Oct. 7 from 6:30-8 pm at Colfax Library. $15 call 397-4366 to register.

Bread making class, recipes and tour of Joseph’s Grainery, Mon, Oct. 13, 9 am – 1 pm. Cost is $14. To register visit http://sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2 or call (800) 845-3324.
 
For a complete county-wide listing, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

WCL Calendar Sampling Oct. 2-9


Thursday, October 2
Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class.
Albion – 4 p.m. – After School Art – Bring a friend, your artistic skills and imaginations, and create fun masterpieces for Halloween.

Friday, October 3
Endicott, LaCrosse, St John & Uniontown – Storytime – Early learning story time with books, singing, crafts and storytelling for ages 6 and younger. Visit the online calendar for times.

Monday, October 6
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Monday.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 7
Uniontwon – 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Playgroup – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Tuesday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Six Marketing Must-Haves for Every Small Business – Register by calling Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366. Cost is $15 per person.
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Bliss Yoga with Dawn Bennett – For cost and registration, contact Dawn at (509) 397-3777
Colfax – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Social Media for Small Business – Register by calling Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366. Cost is $15 per person.

Wednesday, October 8
Garfield, Malden & Oakesdale – Join us as we explore the alphabet, sounds, and words through songs and stories every Wednesday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazzu Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. Explore science, technology every day skills with student mentors from the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Thursday, October 9
Endicott – 6:30 p.m. – Shoebox Artwork – Local teens are invited to bring their artistic ideas and imaginations, and turn an ordinary shoebox into something special.
Farmington – 7:30 p.m. – Mom’s Night Out – Enjoy some down time with yummy treats and craft projects.

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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Whitman County Library (WCL) System wants to make sure that all youth and adults in the area have the smartest card of all – a library card.
Public library programming and the vast collection of books, videos and resources make a difference in the lives of people for a variety of reasons.  Whether you are a student at school or a student in life, the library provides engaging programs, reading and listening choices for people from all backgrounds to become excited and enthusiastic learners.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply,” says Sheri Miller, WCL Youth Manager. “Today’s libraries are thriving community centers with technology hubs that many rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access.  There’s a lot happening at the Whitman County Libraries and the best part for children, teens, parents, adults and seniors - is that it is free with a library card.” 

Activities at the 14 branches of Whitman County Library during Library Card Sign-Up Month include events such as Early Learning Storytimes, author visits, exhibits, educational classes, after school programs, and more.  The Friends of WCL help to promote this event by offering a chance at two $25 certificate drawings to those signing up for a new card.

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) promotes the importance of your public library. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any WCL branch in person, call toll free 1-877-733-3375, like us on Facebook or visit the library online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 


Bread Making-October 13-Colfax Library

Bread making and a full lineup of enrichment classes announced for Colfax

Learn the art of bread making from Kelli Collins and tour Joseph’s Grainery as part of a new lineup of fall classes at the Colfax Library. This farm to table experience is Monday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with pre-registration required. Cost is just $14.
Five years ago, Colfax’s own Kelli Collins and her dad, Bill Myers, began selling the family farm’s whole wheat directly to consumers through Joesephsgrainery.com. After getting many questions about how to use the grain, Kelli decided it was time to start blogging her favorite whole wheat recipes. Participants in the bread making class will receive Kelli’s recipes, cooking tips, and tasty samples along with a tour from her dad at the Grainery.

These non-credit classes set for fall include drawing, beginning ballet, ukulele for all levels, watercolors, mosaic sculpture and more. Sponsorship by Community Colleges of Spokane keeps registration costs very low. To sign up, call 800-845-3324 or visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

For a lineup of countywide classes and programs, visit the Whitman County Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call 509-397-4366.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Small Business Workshops-Oct. 7

SCORE small business marketing and social media classes at the Colfax Library October 07

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, September 21, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling Sept. 25-Oct. 2


Thursday, September 25
Colfax & Tekoa – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Friday, September 26
Endicott, LaCrosse, St John & Uniontown – Storytime – Early learning story time with books, singing crafts and storytelling for ages 6 and younger. Visit the online calendar for times.

Saturday, September 27
Albion – 10 a.m. -  Fall Garden Care – Learn about fall planting, care of perennials, pruning and fertilizing with master gardener, Donna Guske.
Colton – 1 p.m. – Fall Gardening - Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom, tips and tricks for beginner or experienced gardeners.

Monday, September 28
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, September 30
Uniontown – 9:30 a.m. – Playgroup – Parents and caregivers bring your children to playgroup for free play and socialization.
Farmington, Palouse & Rosalia – Join us as we explore the alphabet, sounds, and words through songs and stories every Tuesday. Visit the online calendar for times.

Wednesday, October 1
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazzu Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. Explore science, technology every day skills with student mentors from the WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE).

Thursday, October 2
Colfax – 7 p.m. – Meet the Artist – Learn about artists and the tricks of their trade. From painters and quilters to writers and singers, Meet the Artist hosts a variety of people and topics.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.

Avista Foundation honored by Whitman County Library


The Avista Foundation was recently named Whitman County Library Supporter of the month during an award ceremony at the company’s Spokane Headquarters. The Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Bettie Steiger Community Enrichment Center in Colfax to update the building’s Main Street fa├žade. Additionally, the Foundation has long supported library projects ranging from countywide Summer Reading sponsorship to the funding of open hours in the Malden Library. Avista has assisted with a number of energy upgrades and provided financial support for building renovations in Endicott, Colfax and other branch locations.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Avista Foundation were Kristi Meyer, Director along with Paul Kimmel, Business and Public Affairs Director for the Palouse Region.

The Board of Trustees, administration and Friends of the Whitman County Rural Library District sponsor the Library Supporter of the Month award as a way of recognizing individuals and groups that play an invaluable role in supporting and supplementing the library’s budget and activities. For a complete list of more than 50 supporters who’ve been recognized, visit the WCL website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us and choose the Get Involved link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

19,000 audio and eBooks available from your library!

 
Accessing digital audio and ebooks is even easier with the free and improved Overdrive app for your mobile device now that an Adobe account is not required.  All you need is a library card to browse a collection of almost 19,000 titles for all ages and interests.  For info, call 397-4366 or visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sept. 18-25 WCL Calendar Sampling


Thursday, September 18
Colfax’s Methodist Church – Noon – Milt Priggee’s Past, Present & Future of Editorial Cartooning – A fun, informative and free slide show by Eastern Washington’s last graphic commentator. Guests can call ahead to pre-order a catered lunch for $10 at (509) 397-4366.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club - Join the discussion of Stephen Crane’s, “The Red Badge of Courage.” Everyone’s invited.

Friday, September 19
Endicott, LaCrosse & St John – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 7:30 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, September 20
Oakesdale – 11 a.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske returns to Oakesdale to offer her wisdom on fall planting, pruning and cleaning up for the winter.
Rosalia – 2 p.m. - Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!

Monday, September 22
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, September 23
Colfax – Noon – Fall Gardening with Donna Guske - Gardeners will learn how to prepare perennials for the winter, and how to select new ones to plant in the cool of the fall.
Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Community Blood Drive – Roll up your sleeve and donated blood! Appointments are being taken by Inland Northwest Blood Center at www.inbcsaves.org
LaCrosse – 4 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske offers her wisdom on fall planting, pruning and cleaning up for the winter.

Wednesday, September 24
Endicott, St. John & Tekoa – Early Release Wednesday – Exciting after school program in three locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.
Malden – 1 p.m. – Tee-Shirts into Bags – Head on down to the library and create a stylish tote bag from a tee-shirt. All ages are welcome.
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Wazoo Wednesday – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will be here teaching us all about bicycles and safety.

Thursday, September 25
Colton – 3:15 p.m. – Chain Reaction Fun! – Kids ages 10 and up are invited to design a Rube Goldberg Machine or a Domino Chain Reaction. Bring a friend and win a prize!
Palouse – 3:45 to 5 p.m. – After School Homework and Game Time – The Center for Civic Engagement (WSU) students will be available to assist 3rd graders and up with their homework. Afterwards, there will be time for game time.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.

Youth Programs at the Colfax Library

The Colfax Library is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of programs for children and teens this fall:
  • Newest to the lineup is Wazzu Wednesdays. Students ages 12 and up are encouraged to attend each Wednesday afterschool from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to explore technology, art science and the community with student mentors from Washington State University. Teens will also enjoy snacks, play games and receive homework assistance as needed.  Programs through September focus on learning bicycle components, maintenance, and safety.
  • For teens ages 12 and up a variety of programs like domino chain reactions, recycled art, duct tape crafting, book to movie events, and Zombiefest are scheduled.  
  • For smaller children each Thursday brings Early Learning Storytime with stories, finger plays, rhymes, and songs. Baby Time is for ages 0-2 and runs from 10:10-10:30 a.m., Toddler Time is for ages 2-3 and runs from 10:30-11 a.m., and Preschool Time is for ages 4-5 and runs from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Each Friday, Play & Learn playgroup is from 10-11:30. Parents and caregivers bring their young children for any or all of that time period to enjoy educational free play time. Kids learn through play while adults engage with the youngsters or make valuable connections with neighbors and peers.
  • Third Thursday Club is a popular afterschool program for kids in grades 1-4. The program is every 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 and features educational theme featuring stories, games, crafts, snacks and more. JES kids may take bus #16 with parent permission note.
  • Children's dance classes for ages 5 and older are provided by library partner Sears Academy of Dance. The Academy offers dance, tap, and ballet. For cost and registration information contact Ana Maria Sears (509) 338-0809 or by email at searsanswers@gmail.com.
A complete lineup of these and all Whitman County Library programs for all ages and all 14 branch locations can be found at the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us,  on Facebook or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall gardening workshops .... for free!


Plant up, Prune up, Clean up!
With Horticulturist Donna Guske Hanson

September 13, Tekoa - 10am & Garfield - 1pm
September 17, Endicott - 10am & St. John - noon
September 20, Oakesdale - 11am & Rosalia - 2pm
September 23, Colfax - Noon & LaCrosse - 4pm
September 27, Albion - 10am & Colton - 1pm
 
Handouts and tips like choosing  perennials and caring for new ones. What to do with all those leaves  and weeds; Fall planting for the     table and beautiful fall colors. All of your gardening questions answered!

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rare opportunity - free program Thurs, Sep 18

The community is invited to hear nationally syndicated political cartoonist Milt Priggee during two free presentations on Thursday September 18 at noon in Colfax and at 5:30 p.m. in Pullman. Priggee’s presentations are part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau in partnership with local libraries.

The noon appearance at the United Methodist Church in Colfax is sponsored by Whitman County Library and Colfax Rotary. While the presentation is free, guests can call ahead to pre-order a catered lunch for $10 at 509-397-4366.
The 5:30 presentation will be held in the Hecht Meeting room at Neill Public Library. More information can be obtained by calling 509-338-3252.
Priggee’s presentation called Political Cartooning; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow features the stories behind the cartoons and explores cartooning as a powerful political medium. Priggee says, “Political imagery can touch the heart, coalesce the truth and make people think. It can make a difference in the life of a person and a country.”
Milt Priggee has been a professional political cartoonist since 1976, including several years at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane. He’ll explain the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of political commentary as it evolves from print to digital-media platforms. The discussion will then turn to some of Priggee’s own cartoons, including some which were rejected from publication, and explore the stories behind the art and the importance of political cartooning as a medium.
Milt Priggee was born in Alaska, grew up in Chicago, graduated from college in Colorado, was a journalism fellow at University of Michigan and has drawn local newspaper cartoons in twelve different states. His nationally syndicated cartoons, caricatures, comic strips and illustrations have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, websites, album covers, shirts and even wine bottles. A past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Priggee’s cartoon commentary has generated hate mail, awards, death threats, libel lawsuits and many heated discussions. Priggee currently lives in Oak Harbor and previously resided in Spokane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling Sept. 11-18

Thursday, September 11
Palouse – 3:45 to 5 p.m. – After School Homework and Game Time – The Center for Civic Engagement (WSU) students will be available to assist 3rd graders and up with their homework. Afterwards, there will be time for game time.

Friday, September 12
Endicott, LaCrosse & St John – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Playgroup – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Friday.
Colfax – 3:30 to 7:30 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, September 13
Tekoa – 10 a.m. – Putting Your Garden to Bed – Donna Guske returns to Tekoa to show gardeners how to prepare trees, shrubs and perennials for the winter.
Palouse – 11 a.m. – Magician Dick Frost at Palouse Days – Free magic program for all ages.
Garfield – 1 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!

Monday, September 15
St. John – 5:30 p.m. – Local Author Returns to St. John – Bruce Holbert introduces his new book “The Hour of Lead” which spans a period of about sixty years and takes place in the Grand Coulee area, Davenport and Colfax. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.
Tekoa – 6 to 8 p.m. – Parenting Wisely Online Class – Tekoa residents who have registered to take the class can get extra time and expert help. Snacks will be provided.
Garfield – 6:30 p.m. – Card Making with Darcie Bagott – Join us for a fun evening of card making. Open to ages 12 and up. Pre-register with Sarah at (509) 635-1490 to ensure we will have enough supplies.

Tuesday, September 16
Farmington & Palouse – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs, crafts and adventures every Tuesday. Visit the online calendar for times.
LaCrosse – 3 p.m. – After School Program – Join your friends at the library for a fun after school craft.

Wednesday, September 17
Endicott – 10 a.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske shares her gardening wisdom on how to take care of perennials, pruning and more!
St. John – 1:30 p.m. – Fall Gardening – Donna Guske returns to St John! Gardeners will learn how to prepare perennials for the winter, and how to select new ones to plant in the cool of the fall.

Thursday, September 18
Colfax, Colton & Farmington – 3rd Thursday – Exciting after school program in three locations. Check the calendar for times and themes.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.

 

INBC-Colfax Library-Sept. 23

Colfax Library Hosts INBC Blood Drive Tuesday, September 23, 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Blood Drive September 23 2:30 - 6:00 pm Find the hero in you.  Give blood three times a year!The gift of blood is the gift of life! You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Tuesday, September 23, 2:00-5:30 p.m. Appointments are being taken by signing up online at 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.

For more information, contact:
Sheri Miller at 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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Early Learning Storytime at the Colfax Library


Mark your calendar each Thursday for Early Learning Storytime at the Colfax Library beginning September 11.  Storytime at the Colfax branch is divided into three age groups:
BABY TIME for ages 0-2 from 10:10-10:30 a.m.
TODDLER TIME for ages 2-3 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
PRESCHOOL TIME for ages 4- 5 from 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Storytime offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children of all ages. The focus this year is “Learning the Alphabet from A to Z” featuring letters and sounds.  Each week a new letter is introduced with visual and phonemic activities, all planned to promote reading readiness in your child. Through stories, sharing, rhymes and songs children acquire information as well as an appreciation for the written word and fine illustration.

Storytime allows each child time to share stories and to express him or herself. At Storytime, children participate in a variety of imaginative activities that include finger plays, games, crafts, puppets, and creative dramatics. These activities help promote cognitive development and reading readiness along with maximizing the critical years in a child’s brain development.

For more information about the Whitman County Library’s 14 branch Storytime line-up, visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call toll free 1-877-733-3375.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WCL Calendar Sampling Sept. 4-11


Thursday, September 4
Colfax – Noon – Gentle Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Pay by the month or by the class.
Palouse Empire Fair – Visit WCL at the fair! Spin the wheel for an awesome prize and view our Rural Heritage Exhibit.

Friday, September 5
Endicott, St John & Uniontown – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Friday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Palouse Empire Fair – Visit WCL at the fair! Spin the wheel for an awesome prize and view our Rural Heritage Exhibit.

Saturday, September 6
Palouse Empire Fair – Visit WCL at the fair! Spin the wheel for an awesome prize and view our Rural Heritage Exhibit.

Sunday, September7
Palouse Empire Fair – Visit WCL at the fair! Spin the wheel for an awesome prize and view our Rural Heritage Exhibit.

Monday, September 8
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Join us as we celebrate a different number through stories, songs and crafts for the month of September.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 9
Palouse – 11 a.m. – Storytime - Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs, crafts and adventures every Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 10
Albion & Oakesdale - Storytime – Join us as we explore the alphabet, sounds, and words through songs and stories every Wednesday. Visit the online calendar for times.
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Low impact aerobic workouts. Cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117.
Colfax – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – CCE After-School Program – Free after school fun for teens ages 12 and up. The WSU Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) will be here teaching us all about bicycles for the month of September.
Colfax – 5:15 to 6 p.m. – Fitness Circuit Training with Nancy Stanard – Fast and fun circuit training routines that make getting in shape a breeze. Cost is $5 per class or $30 per month.

Thursday, September 11
Colfax – 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. – Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more every Thursday.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Sign up for a Whitman County Library card for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit any of WCL's 14 locations, call (509) 397-4366 or online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us  for details.

Do you have the "smart" card in your wallet?

Pictured: Colfax Jennings Elementary Principal, Tom Arlt Starts The School Year Out With A New WCL Card Presented By Youth Services, Nichole Kopp and Reading Bear.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Whitman County Library (WCL) System wants to make sure that all youth and adults in the area have the smartest card of all – a library card.

Public library programming and the vast collection of books, videos and resources make a difference in the lives of people for a variety of reasons.  Whether you are a student at school or a student in life, the library provides engaging programs, reading and listening choices for people from all backgrounds to become excited and enthusiastic learners.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply,” says Sheri Miller, WCL Youth Manager. “Today’s libraries are thriving community centers with technology hubs that many rely on as either their first or only choice for computer and Internet access.  There’s a lot happening at the Whitman County Libraries and the best part for children, teens, parents, adults and seniors - is that it is free with a library card.” 

Activities at the 14 branches of Whitman County Library during Library Card Sign-Up Month include events such as Early Learning Storytimes, author visits, exhibits, educational classes, after school programs, and more.  The Friends of WCL help to promote this event by offering a chance at two $25 certificate drawings to those signing up for a new card.

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) promotes the importance of your public library. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any WCL branch in person, call toll free 1-877-733-3375, like us on Facebook or visit the library online at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Come to the Friends meeting!

Friends of Whitman County Library meet Tuesday, September 2 at 11 am in the Colfax Library. These open public meetings are open to members and the community. For more info, contact Sue Hallett, president at 397-4074.