Thursday, December 31, 2015

WCL Calendar Dec. 31-Jan. 7 2016

Thursday, December 31

Tekoa – 1 p.m. – Early Learning Storytime – Reading readiness and STEAM activities for ages 0-6 and their caregivers. Tekoa – 2 to 3 p.m. – Mixed Media High School Art Show – View a variety of art pieces by the Tekoa High School students.

All Branches will close at 3 p.m. for New Year’s Eve
Friday, January 1                                                                                                                                All Branches are closed for New Year’s Day
Monday, January 4                                                                                                                         Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Ages 0-6 are invited to reading readiness and STEAM activities.LaCrosse – 10:30 to Noon – Play & Learn – Free play and social interaction for young children and their parents/caregivers. Colfax – Two different fitness classes for different skill levels. Visit the online calendar for more information and cost.
Tuesday, January 5                                                                                                                       Palouse – 9 a.m. – Energy Assistance – Need help with your energy bills? Visit the library to apply for assistance. A representative will be on a hand. Farmington, Endicott & Rosalia – Preschool Programs – Social time for kids and parents with play, singing, crafts and storytelling. Visit the online calendar for times. Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Yoga Bliss –Dawn Bennett leads class to help you gain strength, flexibility and a relaxed mind.
Wednesday, January 6                                                                                                                 Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale – Early Learning Storytime – Fun filled time with songs, games and of course stories! Check the calendar for times and themes. Malden – 2 p.m. – Needle Nuts – Work on your knitting or other needle work while relaxing and visiting with others.

Thursday, January 7

Albion – 5 p.m. – Fireside Chat – Visit around our “fire” with friends over tea and cocoa.

Rosalia – 7 p.m. – Pajama Storytime – Bring your favorite stuffed animal and hear some sweet bedtime stories. For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Three new inspirational non fiction books, check them out today!




By Rachelle Ledbetter



This memoir is the first book ever written by one of the members of Def Leppard, lead guitarist Phil Collen.  It chronicles his life and the band’s extraordinary rise to super stardom. 

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larsen

This is the true story of the strikingly beautiful debutante, Rosemary Kennedy, who was also intellectually disabled, a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful, glamorous and famous family but which ended up being the inspiration that led them to transform the lives of millions of the disabled. 


Based on exclusive interviews with his close friends, fellow musicians and lovers this biography traces the spectacular life of this famous rock icon from his obscure youth to his courageous battle with AIDS. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rural Alliance High School Art-Jan. 9-15

 Rural Alliance High School Art Show


The Rural Alliance High School Art Show returns to the Colfax Library, January 9-15, during open hours. This exhibit features over a hundred creative works of local high school students.  Students participating in the show represent schools in Tekoa, Rosalia, Garfield/Palouse, Oakesdale, and St. John/Endicott.

The community is invited to attend the exhibit and an Art Show Reception to help celebrate the teens and their accomplishments.  During the Art Show Reception on Monday, January 11 from 5-7p.m., view art while enjoying refreshments and live music.  Featured student artists will speak briefly during reception about themselves, their artwork, inspirations, and aspirations. 

The exhibit and reception are free to the public and take place in the Norma McGregor room at the Colfax Library.  For more information about these events, contact Patty Mills at Oakesdale School, 509-285-5296 or Nichole Kopp at 509-397-4366.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

European history, Hitler and more new books at WCL!


By Rachelle Ledbetter


Incisive, brilliantly written and filled with penetrating insights, this next volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers an indispensable study of a period in history whose effects are still being felt today.     

Hilter’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly

This is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains in history.  A man who regime of murder and terror haunts the world to this day. 


This is the tale of spell-biding leaders versus bland businessmen and upper-class elites and of two nations hoping for safety but lurching instead towards disaster. 


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New at Whitman County Library books on carpentry, quilts, and craft projects!

By Rachelle Ledbetter

Easy Home Furniture Projects by Cool Springs Press

While you’re home over the holiday break you can become a competent carpenter and build some of these amazing projects for both inside and out.  Each project is designed to be built with tools and lumber you can find at your local building supply store. 

Crafter’s Market 2016 by Kerry Bogert

Tired of working at your regular old job?  This book will show you how to sell your homemade crafts at market and make a career out doing what you love! 


This encore collection features 12 all-new patchwork and applique toppers for quilters of all skill levels.  It includes “sew easy” lessons and step-by-step photography. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Tis the season...for holiday sweaters at WCL!



Christmas sweaters came out of the closet for Whitman County Library Bingo and Pie Tuesdays! Bingo and Pie 65 & Over will continue through the new year from 2-4 pm, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Don't miss other senior outreach activities call 509-397-4366 for more information or check our events calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us

WCL Calendar Sampling Dec. 24-31


Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25

All Branches – WCL is closed for the Christmas Holiday. The website, digital collections and drop boxes remain available.

Monday, December 28

LaCrosse – 10:30 a.m. to Noon – Play and Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschoolers and parents every Monday.

Colfax – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Gentle, low impact exercise class. Visit the online calendar for more information and cost.

Tuesday, December 29

Farmington & Rosalia – Early Learning Storytime – Reading readiness and STEAM activities for ages 0-6 and their caregivers. Check the calendar or call you library for times.

Tekoa – 2 to 6 p.m. – Mixed Media High School Art Show – View a variety of art pieces by the Tekoa High School students.

Colfax – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Yoga Bliss with Dawn Bennett -  For cost and registration, contact Dawn at (509) 397-3777.

Wednesday, December 30

Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Fit & Fun with Nancy Stanard – Gentle, low impact exercise class. Visit the online calendar for more information and cost.

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. – Storytime – Early learning with books, singing and crafts for ages six and under every Wednesday.

St. John – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Tween Party – Kids grades 4 and up are invited to the library to game with the Wii U.

Tekoa – 2 to 6 p.m. – Mixed Media High School Art Show – View a variety of art pieces by the Tekoa High School students.

Thursday, December 31

Tekoa – 1 p.m. – Early Learning Storytime - Reading readiness and STEAM activities for ages 0-6 and their caregivers every Thursday.

Tekoa – 2 to 3 p.m. – Mixed Media High School Art Show – View a variety of art pieces by the Tekoa High School students.

All Branches will close at 3 p.m. for the New Year’s Eve.



For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar or at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Monday, December 14, 2015

County Library Calendar–December 17 - 24


Thursday, December 17

Albion, Colfax, Colton, Farmington & Palouse – Afterschool creativity incorporating art, reading and science activities for elementary students.  Check the online Events Calendar for program specifics.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join a discussion of A Clockwork Orange by Burgess.  Bring a snack to share.

Colfax – Yoga – Four classes for different fitness levels and schedules.  Check the online calendar or call 397-4366 for more information.

Friday, December 18

Malden– 12:30-1:30 p.m. -Teen Crafts – Students in grades 5-12 are invited to get creative with Teen Librarian Nichole.

Palouse – 12 p.m. – Holiday Craft and Movie Afternoon – All ages are invited to take a holiday break at the library.

Uniontown – 5:30 p.m. – Gift Wrapping and Cookie Exchange- Can’t find time to wrap those presents or make one more holiday treat?  Join us for a ladies night out.   Call the library, 229-3880, for more information.

Saturday, December 19

Colfax 1 p.m., The Center – Christmas High Tea among the Festival of Trees. $25 sponsored by Colfax Chamber of Commerce. Reservations required by contacting 509-533-9729 or www.explorecolfax.com.

Monday, December 21

St. John – 1 to 3 p.m. – Teen Coding Camp – Teens age 12 and up learn basic coding skills to perform 6 LED light sequence experiments.  Space is limited, please pre-register by Dec. 16.  Call 648-3319 for more information.

The Center in Colfax – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Caregiver’s Coffee Group with Melissa Johnson – Relaxed conversation about caregiving topics. No registration required.

Tuesday, December 22

Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Seniors are invited for Bingo & Pie. This event is free thanks to funding from Empire Health Foundation.

Endicott, Farmington & Rosalia – Preschool Classes – Reading readiness and STEAM activities for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Wednesday, December 23

Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale  – Preschool Learning – Reading readiness and social activities for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25

All Branches – WCL is closed for the Christmas holiday. The website, digital collections and drop boxes remain available.

For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Check out our great Christmas books!



By Rachelle Ledbetter


Together for Christmas by Katherine Spencer

This book, the sixteenth Christmas novel set in Thomas Kincaid’s beloved town of Cape Lite, tells the fictional story of one couple whose relationship is about to be torn apart while another couple is just finding love. 

A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft by Shelly Shepard Grey

This is the fictional story of Beverly, who has her beloved Inn broken into and of Eric, the handsome owner of the Inn who comes to handle the repairs and instead repairs Beverly’s heart.  

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

This is the fictional story of Miranda, who did not put adventure on her Christmas List, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that is exactly what she is going to get!  Buckle your seat belts because it’s going to be an exciting ride.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Position Opening - Public Services and Marketing Coordinator

Whitman County Library Rural Library District, based in Colfax is seeking a highly capable, enthusiastic, creative, and community-oriented individual to join our leadership team.

This full time position coordinates public services, community relations and marketing efforts for the 14 branch system.
Starting salary is $31,000-$41,000 depending upon education and experience. Benefits include full medical insurance, retirement and annual leave.
To apply: Submit cover letter, resumé and three professional references with contact information by email (kirkpatr@colfax.com), fax (509-397-6156), mail (Whitman County Library, attn. Kristie Kirkpatrick, Director, 102 S. Main, Colfax, WA 99111), or in person at the Library.
Closing date: December 30, 2015
Brief Job Description:
 Join the library’s administrative team and share our deep commitment to the success of the library district and the communities we serve. Play a leadership role in the oversight of services, staff and community relations. This position is focused upon quality customer service, problem solving and community building partnerships. Work closely with staff, the public, local groups and agencies. Develop marketing plans and implement procedures through traditional, electronic and social media and community events. Provide program oversight, coordination and development through the library’s budget, expanded partnerships, and grants. Candidates should demonstrate flexibility, attention to detail, fiscal responsibility, strong computing and technology and excellent customer service skills.

Colfax After School-Dec. 17

Third Thursday Holiday Fun

It may be chilly outside, but the Colfax Library offers warm, friendly fun on December 17.  Youth in grades 1-4 are invited to “Holiday Fun” at the Colfax Library on Thursday, December 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Come join in the seasonal stories, yummy snacks, energetic games and wild laughter with friends located in the Norma McGregor Community Room of the Whitman County Library.
Every Third Thursday during the school year kids may ride bus #16 with a parent permission note, walk or ride to the Colfax Library. No need to sign up or pre-register for this free, monthly after school event. This program is open to all students and home school kids in grades 1-4.
Third Thursday Club Fun for Grades 1-4 at the Colfax Library December 17 3:30-4:30

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

County Library Calendar –December 10 - 17


Thursday, December 10

Colfax, LaCrosse, Malden & Tekoa  Preschool Classes – Educational activities for children, ages 0 to 6.  Check the online Events Calendar for times.

Colfax – Yoga – Four different classes to meet your needs and fitness level.  Check the online calendar or call 397-4366 for more information.

Friday, December 11

Colfax, Endicott, Malden, Palouse, St. John & Uniontown – Preschool learning is fun, teaching reading readiness for ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Colfax and The Center – Festival of Trees continues with the library and local businesses providing a number of trees for community voting. Also visit the Hospice Tree of Lights and Boy Scout tree.

Saturday, December 12

Oakesdale – 6 p.m. – Cookie Decorating – Bring the whole family to decorate Holiday cookies.  Thanks to SunEdison for providing decorating supplies and extra cookies for snacking.

Monday, December 14

St. John – 11a.m. to 1 p.m. – Tech Monday – Drop in for help with your basic computer and digital device questions the 2nd Monday of each month. 

Colfax – Fitness Programs –Yoga, Bootcamp, Fit and Fun programs for all abilities - Check the calendar or call the library for more information.

Tuesday, December 15

Rosalia – 1 -3 p.m. –Rural Heritage – Seniors and community members are invited to reminisce about the past as library staff shares historic photographs from the popular local collection. Funded by Empire Health Foundation.

Colfax – 7 p.m. – PJ Storytime – Gather the whole family under Hayden’s Tree for holiday stories and songs.

Wednesday, December 16

Uniontown– 3:30 p.m. – 3rd Wednesday Club - Crafts and other fun activities for grades K-6. 

Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale  – Preschool Classes – Reading readiness and social activities for ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Thursday, December 17

Albion, Colfax, Colton, Farmington & Palouse – Afterschool Creativity  – Art, Reading and science activities for elementary students.  Check the online Events Calendar for program specifics.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join a discussion of A Clockwork Orange by Burgess.  Bring a snack to share.

Colfax – Yoga – a choice of four popular classes.  Check the online calendar or call 397-4366 for more information.

For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Friday, December 4, 2015

We have new National Geographic DVD's and more!

By Rachelle Ledbetter

The Blue Planet Seas of Life/Planet Earth by BBC

This ten disk collectors set was generously donated to the library so that everyone could enjoy these non-fiction DVD’s of the most groundbreaking natural history series ever created!

The Nature Collection by National Geographic

Also, generously donated to the library this six disk set of non-fiction DVD’s is a collection of television programs about asteroids, dinosaurs, Mt. Everest, Tigers, crocodiles and volcanos…oh my! 


Also, generously donated to the library these ten non-fiction DVD’s capture animal behavior in real life and death sequences with fascinating footage in the sea, on land and in the air. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas High Tea!




Christmas High Tea will take place
 at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19th and will be among the
 Festival of Trees at The Center. The cost is $25 per person, 
to prepay online please visit www.explorecolfax.com
or call 509-553-9729. 

This event is sponsored by the Colfax Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Fireman's Toy Drive drop off at Library!



The Friends of the Whitman County Library have a collection box 
located in the Colfax Library for new children and teen books.
The books collected will be given to the Fireman's Toy Drive.
Please leave your donation at the Colfax Library by December 10th.
Please contact Nicole at 397-4366 for additional information.



Join Colfax Winterfest Fun!


Colfax Winterfest is just around the corner with Santa’s Claus, a Festival of Trees, extended retail hours, regional vendors, a lighted parade and fireworks set for Thursday, December 3 in Colfax.
  Santa will be at The Center from 3-6 p.m. to hear gift requests from local youngsters before joining the lighted Christmas Parade at 6:00 p.m. on Mill, Canyon and Main Street. 
A tradition since the 1950s, Santa visits children each year at the library. 
This year, photos will be available from Leifer Photography. 

The Festival of Trees takes place at The Center and in participating businesses with visitors encouraged to vote for their favorite tree while shopping expanded selections and hours. The Center and many businesses will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At 6:00 p.m. Santa takes center stage in the lighted parade on Mill Street. He’ll ride on a brightly lit fire engine accompanied by glowing farm implements and other brightly lit entries. A fireworks show from the town’s water tower culminates this fun event. 

For more details regarding the Library Winter Celebration and photos with Santa contact Whitman County Library toll-free at 877-733-3375 or 397-4366. For more information on Winterfest, the parade or to sign up as a vendor, contact Valoree at the Colfax Chamber of Commerce 397-3712.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

St. Ignatius Hospital voting station at library!


Your thoughts and opinion matter, come in and warm up 
to fill out a survey for the future of St. Ignatius Hospital. 
For a list of library hours please www.whitco.lib.wa.us

Guy Pace book signing comes during Winterfest!









Author Guy Pace will be at the Colfax Library selling and signing his book Sudden Mission as part of Colfax Winterfest on Thursday, December 3,  from 3-6 p.m.

Sudden Mission is Pace’s first novel and tells the story of a young teen’s journey through a messed up world. The story blends religious and science fiction themes.

Tree of Lights & Remembrance Ceremony



The Hospice Tree of Lights and Remembrance Ceremony will be on Wednesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Norma McGregor Community Room at the Colfax Library. Community members are invited to attend this solemn and touching event.

The ceremony pays tribute to loved ones who have passed through music, readings and special ornaments bearing the names of loved ones. The Tree of Lights remains lit within the library throughout the holiday season for community viewing.

If you are interested in paying tribute to a special person in your life who has died, or if you would like more information about this or a similar event at Bishop’s Place in Pullman please contact Friends of Hospice at 509-332-4414. 

Ukulele Players to play at The Center!



As part of the Winterfest Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3 in Colfax, the Ukulele Players of the Palouse (UPOP) will perform holiday and festive tunes at The Center, 110 S. Main starting immediately after the Parade and Fireworks. Besides music, The Center is hosting Santa
 from 3-6 pm, a Festival of Trees for community voting and vendor booths.

UPOP is the brainchild of Colfax resident Scott Hallett who started the group in conjunction with his Ukulele classes at the Colfax Library. UPOP meets and performs across the Palouse including Moscow, Pullman and Colfax. For more information about this performance or to get involved with UPOP, contact Scott Hallett at 397-4074.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Create homemade gifts with these great new books from WCL!

By Rachelle Ledbetter

Polymer Clay Jewelry Workshop by Sian Hamilton

While everyone else is out battling the hordes of holiday shoppers you can be home relaxing while you create beautiful pieces of jewelry to give as gifts.  This comprehensive guide gives you step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and handy tips to get you started. 

Paper Craft by DK Publishing
This book will show you how to transform you favorite paper into beautiful home décor, greeting cards, holiday scrapbooks and gifts. 

Food Gift Love by Maggie Battista

This book features 100 memorable, edible gifts for any occasion with simple, delicious recipes, detailed wrapping instructions and stunning photography. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pajama Storytime Dec. 15-Colfax Library

Library Holiday Pajama Storytime


Winter Pajama Storytime at the Colfax Library December 15 7 pm

For more information, contact:

Nichole Kopp at 509-397-4366

Friday, November 20, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling Nov. 26-Dec. 3

Thursday, November 26

All Branches – WCL is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The website, digital collections and drop boxes remain available.

Palouse – 7:45  a.m.- 11th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run – Walk, jog or run to raise money for children’s books.  Call 878-1513 for more information.

Friday, November 27

All Branches – WCL remains closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Saturday, November 28

Tekoa – 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. – Small Business Saturday – Kid’s crafts at the library while you shop around town.  For more information visit http://www.tekoachamber.com

Rosalia – 10 a.m. to 1p.m. – Decorate the Library – Join us for open house party to transform the library into a Winter Wonderland.

Monday, November 30

Colfax – Fitness Programs –Yoga, Bootcamp, Fit and Fun programs for all ages and abilities - Check the calendar or call the library for more information.

Colton- 10:30 a.m. – Storytime – Stories, music and learning activities for age 0-5

Tuesday, December 1

Albion & Palouse – Medicare Supplement Help – Drop in for impartial help from trained volunteers from the Washington Insurance Commissioner.  Call the library for specific times and additional programs.

Endicott, Farmington & Rosalia – Preschool Learning – Reading readiness and STEAM activities for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Wednesday, December 2

Colfax– 5:30 p.m. – Tree of Lights – Join Community members for the annual Tree of Lights and Remembrance Ceremony at the Colfax Library.  Contact director@friendsofhospice.net to pay tribute to friends and family.

Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale – Preschool Learning – Reading readiness and social activities for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Thursday, December 3

Colfax – 3 to 6 p.m. – Santa and Vendors at the Center- In conjunction with Colfax Winterfest, the Center will host photos with Santa from 3-6 along with the Festival of Trees and local vendor booths all day long. Contact the library at 397-4366 or kirkpatr@colfax.com for more or for more information.

Albion – Tea Time – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Drop in ready to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and neighbors. We’ll provide assorted teas and sometimes a treat.

 

For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Animal lovers....check out our newest books!

 By Rachelle Ledbetter


The Horse by Wendy Williams

Based on her own experiences and the opinions of experts around the world, famous equestrian Wendy Williams gives an epic history of our noble companions and looks in to the bonds between horses and humans. 

The Total Dog Manual by David Meyer

The editors of Adopt-a-pet.com bring you the definitive resource for meeting, training and caring for your new best friend. 

The Cat Encyclopedia by Miezan Van Zyl

This book is a lavish celebration of all things feline, including history, breeds, health care, and behavior all in one purrrfect book. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Library News - Nov. 26 & 27


SUBJECT:      UPCOMING LIBRARY CLOSURE

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library are closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving.  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 or upcoming community programs, the Library Events calendar is also accessible from the library website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

            Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Call the Colfax Library toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.

Purchase your Whitman County 2016 Barn Calendars, on sale now!


The Barns of Whitman County 2016 calendars are now on sale and feature historic black and white barn photos from Whitman County’s past. Calendars are available for $6 at any branch of Whitman County Library, Rosauers in Colfax, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, or by calling the library at 509-397-4366. Proceeds from calendar sales benefit Friends of the Library programs and projects in all 14 branches of Whitman County Library.

The calendars were designed and donated by Steve Van Vleet from WSU’s Whitman County Extension department with photos coming from Whitman County Library’s Rural Heritage Collection and WSU’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections. To view historic barn photos, visit the Rural Heritage link at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Get organized, creative, and live simpler! Great new reads at Whitman County Library!




By Rachelle Ledbetter


Lovable, Livable Home by Sherry Petersik

This handy little guide book, packed with thoughtful advice and inspiring photos, will show you how to add beauty, get organized, and make your house work for you. 

Little House Living by Merrisa Alink

This motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder, will show you fun and creative ways to live simply and frugally. 

Simpler Living Handbook by Jeffery Davidson

This is a must read for anyone who wants to de-clutter, organize and streamline their home
 and de-stress their personal and professional lives.  

WCL Calendar Sampling Nov. 19-26

Thursday, November 19

Colfax – 7 a.m. – Coffee with Val – The public is invited to bring business ideas to the Colfax Downtown Association during this informal session.

Albion, Colfax, Colton, Farmington & Palouse – Afterschool Children’s Creativity – Check the calendar for times and themes.

Colfax – 6 to 9 p.m. – Essentials of Advance Care Planning –Pre-registration is required, please visit sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or by phone at (509) 279-6030. Cost for a one day session is $10

Friday, November 20

Colfax, Endicott, Malden, Palouse, St. John & Uniontown – Preschool Excitement – Fun and reading readiness for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Uniontown – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Medicare Supplement Help – Drop in for impartial help from trained volunteers from the Washington Insurance Commissioner.

Saturday, November 21

St. John – 9 a.m. – Join the book discussion of History of Love by Nicole Krauss.  Bring a suggestion for the January book.

Rosalia – 10 a.m. to 1p.m. – Lego Day – Explore your engineering creativity through Lego building.

Monday, November 23

Colfax – Fitness Programs –Yoga, Bootcamp, Fit and Fun programs for all ages and abilities - Check the calendar or call the library for more information.

Tekoa- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Guiding Good Choices - Parents of kids 0-18 can attend five classes, free of charge, to enhance parenting skills.  Pre-registration is required.

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. – Early Release Day -Fun activities for elementary students.

Tuesday, November 24

Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive - 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.

Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Seniors are invited for Bingo & Pie. This event is free thanks to funding from Empire Health Foundation.

Wednesday, November 25

Endicott– 1 p.m. - Afterschool Art and Learning – Check the calendar for more information.

Thursday, November 26

All Branches – All branches of the Whitman County Library are closed for Thanksgiving Day. Our website and digital collections remain available.

Palouse – 7:45  a.m.- 11th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run – Come to Palouse after you put the turkey in the oven and help raise money for children’s books.  Call 878-1513 for more information.

For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blood Drive-Colfax Library-Nov. 24 from 2-5:30 pm

INBC Blood Drive Friday, November 24, 2:00-5:30 p.m.

Present to donate and be entered for 2 FREE movie tickets :)
The gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Friday, November 24, 2:00-5:30 p.m. 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.
Blood Drive November 24 2:30 - 5:30 pm at the Colfax Library. Find the hero in you.  Give blood three times a year.

 

Monday, November 9, 2015

County Library Calendar – November 12 - 19

Thursday, November 12

Colfax, Lacrosse, Malden, & Tekoa – Preschool classes teach valuable socialization and reading skills for age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Colfax – 1 to 4 p.m. – Heritage Capital Projects - HCP grants can cover up to 1/3 the cost of eligible capital projects that preserve and interpret Washington’s history and heritage. Local organizations can learn more about this grant opportunity and the skills needed to create a compelling project and a competitive application.

Friday, November 13

Colfax, Endicott, Malden, Palouse, St. John & Uniontown – Preschool learning continues at fun and educational events for children age 0 to 6 and their caregivers.  Check the calendar or call your library for times and program specifics.

Malden –6:30 to 8 p.m. – Teen Night – Activities for grade 6 and up.

Saturday – Sunday, November 14-15

Colfax – 1 - 5 Visit the library’s newest Rural Heritage exhibit, Colfax Yesterday and Today in the lower foyer. The main floor features the lovely artwork of Shellie Ochs and photography of Francisco Aguilar.

Monday, November 16

Colfax – Fitness Programs –Yoga, Bootcamp, Fit and Fun programs for all abilities - Check the calendar or call the library for more information.

The Center in Colfax – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Caregiver’s Coffee Group with Melissa Johnson – Relaxed conversation about caregiving topics. No registration required.

Tekoa- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Guiding Good Choices - Parents with children and teens of all ages can attend five classes, free of charge, to enhance parenting skills.  Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, November 17

Colfax – Four different Yoga programs – Licensed instructors lead a variety of programs for different levels and results. Call the library for more information.

Endicott – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Play and Learn – Free play and Socialization – Funded by Child Care Aware through The Department of Early Learning.

Wednesday, November 18

Colfax Public Service Building – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Medicare Supplement Help – Drop in for impartial help from trained volunteers from the Washington Insurance Commissioner. Contact the library for additional dates and locations.

Malden, Rosalia & Uniontown – Afterschool Art and Learning – Check the calendar for times.

Thursday, November 19

Colfax – 7 a.m. – Coffee with Val – The public is invited to bring business ideas to the Colfax Downtown Association.

Albion, Colfax, Colton, Farmington & Palouse – Afterschool Creativity – Check the calendar for times and themes.

Endicott & Lacrosse – 7 pm- Book Club – Check with the library for more information.

For a complete list of events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call (509) 397-4366.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

New books on climate change, disasters and nuclear reactors!


By Rachelle Ledbetter




Imagine a blackout lasting for months, affecting tens of millions of people.  No water, no refrigeration, no heat.  It isn’t just a scenario.  One well designed attack on just one of the nation’s power grids could cripple the infrastructure.  This book evaluates the threat and helps you learn how to survive the worst.

Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Aleksievich

On April 26, 1986 the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred, contaminating three quarters of Europe and affecting millions.  This book tells the oral history of many of the people affected by the melt-down. 


This second edition book will walk you through understanding climate change with graphs, illustrations and charts and help you separate fact from fiction.   

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thank You to Claudia Rollins!



A special thank you to Claudia Rollins, Friend of WCL for taking the “today” images for our Colfax Rural Heritage Exhibit currently displayed in the lower foyer 
(and for so many contributions throughout the years)!

Washington State Representatives visit Colfax Library!






Earlier this week, Senator Mark Schoesler and Representative Joe Schmick learned the basics of coding technology from Colfax Library staff using Makey Makey kits that were used for children’s programs in a number of Whitman County locations.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Do you want to preserve Washington's heritage & history? Join Janet in a great workshop!


Do you have business ideas for Colfax? Come to Coffee with Val!


Coffee with Val



Do you have business ideas for Colfax? 
Do you want to help our economy grow?
Please join Val Gregory, Colfax's new Unified Director, 
for coffee and conversation
Free & open to the public 
Coffee and donuts provided
Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 7-8 a.m.
Whitman County Library in Colfax

Questions? Email sarah@whitco.lib.wa.us


Presented by SEWEDA Startup Pullman, Colfax Downtown Association, Colfax Chamber, and Whitman County Library District