Friday, July 31, 2015

Aisan dishes to vegetarian cooking come checkout a new cookbook, by Rachelle Ledbetter.





Meatless in Cowtown by Laura Samual Meyn

After moving to meat loving Texas this vegetarian author had to figure out a way to add Texas flair to her favorite dishes minus the meat.  Includes full color photos and a wine guide for each dish. 

Chinatown Kitchen by Lizzie Mabbott

From noodles to Nuoc Cham this cookbook will show you how to make classic Asian dishes with favorite recipes from China, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Korea. 

The Kitchen Cookbook by Sara Kate Gillingham & Faith Durand

This delightful cookbook offers two books in one:  a trove of techniques and recipes plus a comprehensive guide to organizing the most important room in your house, the kitchen. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maintain Your Brain-Aug 11

Maintain your brain: Evidence-based practical strategies to stay sharp

Maintain your brain: Evidence-based practical strategies to stay sharp. Learn about common causes of memory loss, strategies for staying sharp, and when to seek help for memory loss. August 11, 2015, Colfax Library


You might also be interested in a new series of programs at Whitman County Library called “Making Connections for Mature Adults.” This series of classes, one-on-one programming and informal get-togethers will serve the county though the library’s 14 branches, community locations and in-home visits. These programs are made possible by an $11,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation.  To participate or schedule informal coffee groups, card games or other activities contact Sara Garza at Whitman County Library 509-397-4366 or sara@whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about Empire Health Foundation, visit www.empirehealthfoundation.org
and
Alzheimer's Basics: an educational program by the Alzheimer's Association. Friday, August 14, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm at the Colfax Library

Connections for Mature Adults

Making Connections for Mature Adults - Schedule

Suzy McNeilly and Sara GarzaWhitman County Library announces a new series of programs called “Making Connections for Mature Adults.” This series of classes, one-on-one programming and informal get-togethers will serve the county through the library’s 14 branches, community locations and in-home visits. These programs are made possible by an $11,000 grant from Empire Health Foundation.
In getting the program rolling, project coordinator Sara Garza is seeking assistance from residents and communities. She says, “If you’d like to participate I hope you will give me a call. Getting these services out to residents across our county is a valuable component of the project.”
These free Making Connections for Mature Adults (or any adult really!) programs are as follows:
Y-Balance Yoga with Suzy McNeilly August 10th 8:30-9:15 a.m. (Free if 65 and older)
Care giver Coffee Hour with Sara Garza 2nd & 4th Mondays starts August 10th 3:30-4:30
Maintain Your Brain presented by Rural Resources August 11th 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer's Info Session with Melissa Johnson August 14th 1-3
Professionally Facilitated Care Giver Coffee Group with Melissa Johnson 1st & 3rd Mondays starts 3:30-4:30
Supporting Independence as We Age presented by Rural Resources Q & A August 18th
For more information, click here.
Many amazing, educational programs are scheduled at 14 branch locations of the Whitman County Library. Call 509-397-4366 and keep visiting Whitman County Library website for details

Closed for Maintenance Aug. 3-9

Upcoming Library Closure

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library are closed Monday, August 3 through Sunday, August 9 for the annual maintenance week. According to Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick, “WCL traditionally closes the first full week in August, so that communities and staff from our 14 locations can upgrade systems and complete facility projects that cannot be performed while the libraries are open.” 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 e-books, Microsoft IT Academy and other resources will still be available by visiting the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. For more information about library closures and upcoming community programs, click on the Library Events calendar on the library website or check out our Facebook pages. Libraries affected by the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. Residents may call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375 for information, details regarding the closure or renewal of materials.
For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

Monday, July 27, 2015

Did you miss the Mayor Candidate Forum at Colfax Library?

video
 Colfax Mayor Candidate Forum, watch the video here or you can visit the
  League of Women Voters of Pullman  for more information and videos.

WCL Calendar Sampling July 30-Aug 9

Thursday, July 30
Colfax – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cool Creations – All week event! What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?  
Colfax – 12 p.m. – Flex and Flow Yoga – Stretch your body and soothe your mind with Suzy McNeilly certified instructor. $10 per week or $35 for session
Friday, July 31
Colfax – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Cool Creations – Last day for this program provided by the Washington State Library – What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?
Colfax – 10 a.m. – Play & Learn – Last session for the summer!
Rosalia – 7 p.m. – Family Fun Night – All ages are invited to have fun and create memories.
Saturday, Aug 1
Colfax – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. - Hatha Yoga – Suzy McNeilly invites everyone to try their first class for free.  All levels are welcome.
Colfax – 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Mosaic Sculptures in The Center - Cost is $16 for one day workshop. For more information or to register visit http://www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030
Sunday, Aug 2
Colfax – 1 to 5 p.m. – The library will be open regular hours – Last chance to grab a DVD or book before maintenance week.
Monday, Aug. 3
All Branches of the Whitman County Library are closed for Annual Maintenance week from August 3-9.  Online services like our digital collection, IT Academy, Rural Heritage and our catalog are available through the library’s website.
Schmuck Park in Colfax – 6 p.m. – Fitness Boot Camp with Carissa Little – For more information or to register, contact Carissa at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com
Tuesday, Aug 4
All branches will be closed for Annual Maintenance Week.                                                                          
Colfax – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – Cheer and Tumble class with Keri Oldroyd owner of Rising Stars Dance Studio. For cost a registration forms, contact Keri at (509) 432-6961.
Wednesday, Aug 5 – Sunday, Aug. 9
All branches will be closed for Annual Maintenance Week.
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. Teen and Adult Summer Reading continues through the end of August. Completion forms can be accessed from the library’s website or by stopping in at any branch of WCL.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Book Sale at The Center!





The Friends of Whitman County Library are sponsoring a Book Sale Blowout in the Center, an annex to the Colfax Library. All proceeds will benefit The Center renovation project. The sale features a large number of painting, crafting and art books along with many other genres. Hours of the sale are Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. Entry is available from the library at S. 102 Main Street in Colfax. For more information about donating items or about the book sale, contact Peggy Bryan at 509-397-4366.

Cooking never felt so good, inspiring cookbooks recommended by Rachelle Ledbetter









Yes, you can fit your favorite foods into a calorie-smart eating plan and this cookbook filled with hundreds of delicious 300 calories per serving recipes will show you how. 

Cook Your Butt Off  by Rocco Dispirito

Ideal for people who love to eat, this cutting edge cookbook shows you how to turn your kitchen into a gym while you create fabulous feasts using fat burning foods. 

The Start Here Diet by Tosca Reno

Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of diets and exercise regimens?  This book will show you how to start making simple and easy steps in your everyday life to begin your journey to safe weight loss and optimal health.  

Monday, July 20, 2015

Calendar Sampling July 23-30




Thursday, July 23

Farmington, Rosalia & Tekoa – Summer Reading Finale! – Great prizes available for summer reading completers. Check the calendar for times.

Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Blood Drive – Share the gift of life – Call 800-423-0151 for more information.

All Branches – Teen/Adult Summer Reading - Read and briefly review 3 books now through and August 31 for a prize and a drawing entry. Call 877-733-3375 or your favorite branch for information about local promotions and programs.

Friday, July 24

Colfax – 10 a.m. – Play and Learn – Only two more weeks for this free play program. Don’t worry, we’ll start again in the fall.

Malden – 3:30 p.m. – Preschool Storytime – Stories and songs for little ones

Saturday, July 25

Colfax – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – Hatha Yoga – Suzy McNeilly invites everyone to try their first class for free.  All levels are welcome.

Monday, July 27

Center in Colfax – 8:30 a.m. –Nurture Zen Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Gentle movements, aromatherapy, restorative poses and guided relaxation. Free for ages 65 and older. $5 for ages 64 and younger

Colfax – 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. – Cookies & Cakes with Whole Grains - Cost is $13 for one day workshop. For more information or to register visit www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT-2.aspx or call (509) 279-6030.

Colfax – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cool Creations – All week event – What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?   Materials for this program are provided by the Washington State Library to help us encourage STEM learning this summer in a fun way.

Tuesday, July 28

Rosalia –10:30 a.m. – Preschool Storytime – Stories and songs for little ones

Colfax – 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. – Cheer and Tumble class with Keri Oldroyd owner of Rising Stars Dance Studio. For cost a registration forms, contact Keri at (509) 432-6961.

Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Yin Yoga – Cost for each class session is $10. For more information, contact the library at (509) 397-4366.

Wednesday, July 29

Colfax – 7 p.m. – PJ Storytime - Wear your PJ's, bring your stuffed animal, and snuggle up under the tree in Hayden's Corner for a fun evening Storytime.

Thursday, July 30

Colfax – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cool Creations – All week event – What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?  

 

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. Completion forms for teen and adult Summer Reading can be accessed from the library’s website.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Be an informed Voter! Meet the Candidates for Colfax Mayor!






To assist local voters, a candidate forum for Colfax Mayor will be Weds, July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Colfax Library and for Palouse Mayor on Thurs, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. These forums provide local residents the opportunity to hear from the candidates and question them on important issues and concerns.

Candidates for Colfax Mayor are incumbent Todd Vanek, Don Henderson and J.W. Roberts. Candidates for Palouse Mayor are incumbent Michael Echanove, Connie Neman and Brad Pearce.

The forums are sponsored by the Pullman League of Women Voters, The Whitman County Gazette and Whitman County Library. For questions about the forum, please contact Deborah Olson from the League of Women Voters at 509-332-2114 or Kristie Kirkpatrick, Whitman County Library Director at 509-397-4366.

Whitman County Library has helpful books on common ailments such as Backaches & Arthritis!




Three great books suggested by Rachelle Ledbetter

Arthritis: What Exercises Work by Dava Sobel

Rated the best exercises by arthritis sufferers themselves, this book can help you use exercise to overcome pain even after surgery and drugs have failed to work. 

Backaches: What Exercises Work by Dava Sobel

Skip the surgery and drugs with potentially dangerous side effects and learn how to live pain free through the use of simple and daily exercise. 

Arthritis RX by Vijay Vad

Arthritis does not have to mean a lifetime of pain and prescription.  This book will show you a revolutionary three part approach to easing pain through simple lifestyle changes. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Family Fun Event! Eric Herman comes to Whitman County Library!



Looking for free, family entertainment? Come to the Colfax Library on Tuesday, 
July 21 at 4:00 p.m. for Eric Herman's "Cool Tunes for Kids." Eric is ingeniously witty, indelibly memorable and incredibly fun. Herman’s videos, led by the viral hit, 
“The Elephant Song,” have become hugely popular, with over 50 million views online.  Eric's songs and videos are featured nationally on PBS Kids, XM Radio, Fox & Friends, 
The Today Show, and more.

Bursting with comedy, creativity, audience participation and outrageously fun songs, Eric Herman’s shows receive rave responses from kids, parents, educators and event coordinators. 

Bring the entire family to the Colfax Library on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
For details about this or any program at the Whitman County Library visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call 509-397-4366.  PBS 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Colton & Uniontown summer readers gather to show off hats!


Colton Librarian Holly Meyer celebrated Community Heroes with youngsters as part of summer reading program themed "Every Hero Has a Story." Local fireman displayed the firetruck to show kids participating in  Colton/Uniontown what it was like to be in the big seat! For a list of summer reading events visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us

Monday, July 13, 2015

WCL Calendar Sampling July 16-23

Thursday, July 16

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for a discussion of “The Sky Fisherman” by Craig Lesley

Tekoa – 12 p.m. – Animal Heroes – Create animal masks and art.

Rosalia – Every Hero has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

All Branches – Teen/Adult Summer Reading – Read and briefly review 3 books now through August 31 for a prize and a drawing entry. One entry per person. Call 877-733-3375 or your favorite branch for information about local promotions and programs.

Friday, July 17

Malden –2 to 6 p.m. – Cool Creations - What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination? Materials for this program are provided by the Washington State Library to help us encourage STEM learning this summer in a fun way.

Farmington – 3:30 p.m. – Summer Reading – Sargent Keith Cooper and his K9 partner are visiting and discussing what they do on patrol.

Colfax – 5 to 6:45 p.m. – Rising Stars Dance Classes with Keri Oldroyd. Call Keri at (509) 432-6961 for more information.

Saturday, July 18

Colfax – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – Hatha Yoga – Suzy McNeilly invites everyone to try their first class for free.  All levels are welcome.

Albion – 12 p.m. – Summer Reading Picnic – Finale program with a cupcake picnic in the park.

Monday, July 20

Colfax – 10 a.m. – Fourth Grade Fun – Soon to be 4th graders are invited to have fun with their friends and keep up their reading skills.

St. John – 2 to 4 p.m. – Making Connections – Two programs to help mature adults make connections with the past and the future.  Funded by Empire Health Foundation

Tuesday, July 21

St. John – 10 a.m. – Tween Science – Palouse Discovery Science Center is coming to St. John for a special program for grades 5-8 - Exploring Electricity with Kathy Dawes. Attendance is limited. Please call or message the library to reserve a space.

Palouse and Endicott –Summer Reading Finale – Time for our wrap-up party after six weeks of fun. Check the calendar for times.

Colfax – 4 p.m. – Eric Herman Music and Comedy – All ages are invited to join the fun.

Wednesday, July 22

Garfield, Malden, St. John & Oakesdale – Summer Reading Finale – Games, snacks, and goodie bags are available for summer reading completers.

Colfax – 7 p.m. – Mayoral Candidate Forum – Meet the candidates for Mayor – Incumbent Todd Vanek, Don Henderson and JW Roberts. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Whitman County Gazette and Whitman County Library

Thursday, July 23

Farmington, Rosalia & Tekoa – Summer Reading Finale! – Great prizes available for summer reading completers. Check the calendar for times.

Colfax – 2 to 5:30 p.m. – Blood Drive – Share the gift of life – Call 800-423-0151 for more information.

 

For a complete list of summer 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. Summer Reading signups for youth or completion forms for teens and adults can be accessed from the library’s website.

July Library Supporter of the Month, Paige Collins from Rosalia!!


Marcy Campbell (left) & Sue Hallett (right) present Paige Collins of Rosalia July  Library Supporter of the Month Award at the Rosalia Library Branch. Paige has been recognized in her efforts for fundraising as well as a new storytime rug for the Rosalia Library. Thank you Paige for all you do!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blood Drive July 23, 2-5:30 pm.

INBC Blood Drive Thursday, July 23, 2:00-5:30 p.m. Be entered to win a pair of mountain bikes. The gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Friday, March 27, 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.
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.

Branches of Whitman County Library have educational fun programs planned through Summer!


 The Endicott Library Branch has been a busy bunch so far this summer. Tabitha Roach (right), Dietician at Whitman Hospital recently spoke with Endicott youngsters about the “Super Foods” that make them most healthy as part of “Super Hero” Summer programs.  Here, kids are holding pictures they made of their own super food heroes. One child drew Super Asparagus with his sidekick Bacon and another drew a tomato fighting an Oreo cookie.  Residents of all ages can contact any branch of Whitman County Library to participate or find details online at http://whitco.lib.wa.us/

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summer Session Dance comes to Colfax Library!



Summer session for children’s dance comes to The Center beginning Friday, July 10.  Rising Stars Dance Studio of Pullman and owner/instructor Keri Oldroyd will run the classes through Tuesday, August 14. A variety of classes will be available including ballet, tap, Jazz, cheerleading and tumbling for ages 3 and older.


Keri Oldroyd has been in business for 8 years in Pullman leading dancers to perform at University sporting events, and annual recitals. Students can participate by the week or for the entire series. For more information contact the Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or visit www.RisingStarsStudio.com or call Keri Oldroyd at 509-432-6961. 

Farm to Table Workshop coming July 27th!


Have you ever driven through the rolling hills of the Palouse and wondered, "What are all these grains used for?" Joseph’s Grainery in Colfax, has teamed up with Spokane Community College’s ACT 2 program and the Whitman County Library for a morning packed with yummy goodies and a trip to the farm to see just how Joseph's Grainery takes whole grains and legumes From Farm To Table.

The morning will start at the Colfax Library baking with whole grain and legume flours, sharing cookie and cake recipes. Next, the class will head to the farm (weather permitting). Farmer and Joseph’s Grainery owner, Bill Myers will show you around the operation and those attending will get to learn exactly how the grain being harvested will make it's way from the farm to their tables.

Joseph’s Grainery has been offering these Farm To Table workshops quarterly for the past year. The next scheduled class will be in October and will focus on bread making and touring the farm’s mill.

To register for Farm to Table Workshop visit http://www.josephsgrainery.com/ or call SCC at
 509-279-6030. You can also register at Whitman County Library 509-397-4366. There is a small fee to register.


Colfax Parade with Recycle Man


LOOK who is going to be in Saturday's Concrete River WATER Parade with the Colfax Library...
It's RECYCLE MAN! Parade starts at 10 am on July 11.
Bring your camera & come to the library for pictures after the parade.

WCL Calendar Sampling July 9-16

Thursday, July 9

Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Historical Heroes and Tall Tales

Tekoa – 12 p.m. – Community Superheroes - Visit with Fireman and Ambulance heroes, then check out their emergency vehicles.

Farmington – 3:30 p.m. – Super Heroes to the Rescue

Friday, July 10

Colfax – Concrete River Festival – Events include a 5K run through the river channel, a cruise night, car show, craft fair, kid's carnival, music, food, beer garden and more.

Colfax – 5 to 6:45 p.m. – Rising Stars Dance Classes with Keri Oldroyd. Call Keri at (509) 432-6961 for more information.

Saturday, July 11

Colfax – 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. – Hatha Yoga – Suzy McNeilly invites everyone to try their first class for free.  Oakesdale – 9 a.m. – Old Mill Day’s Celebration – Visit our Rural Heritage, pick a book at our book sale and spin the wheel for a prize!

Albion – 12 p.m. – Hometown Heroes – Meet local firemen and learn about their job.

Sunday, July 12

Colfax – Concrete River Festival – Events include a 5K run through the river channel, a cruise night, car show, craft fair, kid's carnival, music, food, beer garden and more.

Monday, July 13

St. John – 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. & 2 to 5 p.m. – Cool Creations - What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination? Materials for this program are provided by the Washington State Library to help us encourage STEM learning this summer in a fun way.

LaCrosse – 11 a.m. – Cecil the Magician is coming to the final summer reading program.  All ages are welcome to join us in the park.

Albion – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for a discussion of “Stone Mattress” by Margaret Atwood

Tuesday, July 14

Palouse – 9:30 a.m. – Summer Reading fun for all ages.

Endicott – 11 a.m. – Comic Strip Workshop with Teagan Langston

Colfax – 4 p.m. – Medieval Heroes - The Realms of Avalon from Moscow share their Medieval History suitable for the entire family. 

Lacrosse – 6:30 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for a discussion of “Hearts of Horses” by Molly Gloss

Wednesday, July 15

Oakesdale – 12:30 p.m. –Summer Science – Radical Rick is coming with science experiments. Join us at the Fire Station for loud noises and bright flashes.

Tekoa – 1:30 to 6 p.m. – Cool Creations - What can be done with 32 Legos and lots of imagination?   Materials for this program are provided by the Washington State Library to help us encourage STEM learning this summer in a fun way.

Garfield, Malden, St. John & Uniontown – Every Hero Has a Story – Kids of all ages are invited to our summer reading programs. Check the calendar for times.

Thursday, July 16

Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Kid Heroes! – Learn about some little kids who made a big difference in the world. And learn how you can make a difference, too!

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join us for a discussion of “The Sky Fisherman” by Craig Lesley

Tekoa – 12 p.m. – Animal Heroes – Create animal masks and art.

 

For a complete list of summer 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. Summer Reading signups for youth or completion forms for teens and adults can be accessed from the library’s website.

Three amazing books recommended on WWII Romance, Relationship Guidance, and Dating Today!

Recommended by: Rachelle Ledbetter

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari


The delightfully funny book written by one of this generation’s sharpest comedians, combines humor with cutting-edge social science and gives an unforgettable tour through today’s dating world.


Lessons of Lifelong Intimacy by Michael Gurian

Gurian uses his twenty-five years of family and marital counseling experience to show you how to build a stronger marriage as well as how to use his nine basic principles to build a balanced and happy relationship with anyone. 

War Bonds by Cindy Hval

The book highlights love stories of the greatest generation telling the tales of couples who met or married during World War II.



Monday, July 6, 2015

Lego Kits to WCL July 10-31




Washington State Library Sending ‘Cool’ Kits to Local Libraries

 

Parents in many Washington communities soon have another reason to take their kids to the local library, “Cool Creations.” More than 30 libraries throughout Washington will receive educational invention kits for children to use for a limited time, courtesy of the Washington State Library. Participating libraries get a chance to offer the 32-piece, “Cool Creations” challenge kits for in-house play and programming.

 

The Whitman County Library offers programs and free play for children to use the kits at the following branches during open hours:

St. John – July 13

Tekoa – July 14, 15
Malden - July 17

Rosalia – July 18

Palouse – July 23 from 2-4 p.m.

Colfax – July 27-31  

 

State Librarian Rand Simmons said, “The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STREAM (science, technology, reading and writing, engineering, art, and math) educational kits benefit libraries that don’t have the resources to buy and provide their own for youth patrons. These construction kits are going to many libraries where funding is scarce,” Simmons said. “The smallest libraries don’t have rooms to store Legos, let alone the money to buy the kits. Providing the kits to these libraries gives many kids opportunities to experiment with them and engage their creative side.”  Carolyn Petersen, the State Library’s assistant program manager for library development said many youth services coordinators from public libraries who attended a youth leadership summit suggested the “Cool Creations” kits.

 

For more information about the Lego “Cool Creations” kits or other summer programs please contact the Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Fit & Fun Mondays & Wednesdays!

Fit & Fun - Monday & Wednesday at the Center, 10:00 a.m.  with Nancy
Stanard. Cost is $5, but your first class is free. Call 397-4366 for
details. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

PJ Storytime July 15, 29; Aug. 12, 26

Kids of all ages, get comfy in your favorite pajamas, grab your blanket, and come hear bedtime stories at the Colfax Library. Bring the whole family to enjoy engaging stories, songs, and rhymes that support early literacy development.
Join Miss Nichole under the tree in Hayden’s Corner.

Pajama Storytime at the Colfax Library

For more information, contact:
Nichole Kopp at 509-397-4366    

Friday, July 3, 2015

Beat the heat with three wonderful books from Whitman County Library!

Books suggested by Rachelle Ledbetter


Pangaea by Kathy Chiles

This is the true story of a professional woman who slid into a psychotic break with reality, was involuntarily committed and her journey back from insanity. 

The Nurses by Alexandra Robbins

This is a lively and fast-paced story of one journalist’s year spent following real-life nurses and learning all about the drama, secrets and miracles of the true heroes of the hospital.


Filled with dozens of heartwarming stories and over 200 hundred training tips this guide will show you how to make your own rescued dog story a success. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rising Stars Dance Studio Colfax Summer Session!!!




   Starting in July, Rising Stars Dance Studio of Pullman will provide summer dance classes at the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, running from July 7 through August 14. Owner Keri Oldroyd will teach the classes which include ballet, tap, jazz, cheer & tumble for ages 3-7 and older. 

    Keri Oldroyd has operated Rising Stars Dance Studio since 2007, teaching hundreds of students over the years. Her students participate in two recitals per year and perform in the Lentil Festival or during University sporting events. 

   For more information, costs and registration forms, contact Keri Oldroyd at 509-432-6961 or contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366

Fourth Grade Kids-Come to the Colfax Library Mon. & Wed.


Calling ALL soon-to-be 4th grade kids: Come to the Colfax Library Monday and Wednesday from 10 am-Noon for games, stories, snacks & crafts. This is a free, FUN program for YOU running through July 22. Turn off the TV, video games and computer and call Sheri for details at 397-4366.