Saturday, December 31, 2016

Informative Battle Titles for any history buff

Ardennes 1944 by Antony Beevor
This deeply researched work give a definitive account of the Battle of the Bulge, the battle involving more than one million men that finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht. 

Dead Wake by Erik Larson
This is the story of the last crossing of the Lusitania the infamous luxury cruise liner that was sunk by a German U-boat at the beginning of WWI. 

The Secret War by Max Hastings
This is the story of how spies, codes, guerillas and espionage influenced the course of WWII. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Closed in observance of the New Year.

WCL will be closed in Observance of the New Year, December 31st and January 1st 2017!

We will resume our regular hours on January 2nd at 10:00 AM.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays!

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WCL is sending warm wishes to all!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Closed for the Holidays.

WCL will be closed in observance of the Holidays on December 24th and 25th.  
We will open again on December 26th at 10:00 AM.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – December 22
Thursday, December 22
Colfax – Bill of Rights Pop-Up Exhibit open for viewing at the Center.  This informative exhibit is brought to the library by Humanities Washington.
Tekoa – 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Social Hour is a fun free time to work on a project, share ideas, or just sit down to visit!
Friday, December 23
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play and Learn, fun free form play for kids ages 0 to 5 and time for adults to relax!
Malden, Palouse, & Uniontown – Storytime – All preschool children, and their parents, are welcome to join us for STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math), stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.  No sign up required.  To find out times for Storytime at your branch visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.  Or ask your librarian.
Saturday, December 24
All Branches – Closed in observance of Christmas
Sunday, December 25
All Branches – Closed in observance of Christmas
Monday, December 26
Colfax – 10 to 11 a.m. – Fit and Fun Exercise, with Nancy.  Enjoy a gentle warm-up, low impact aerobic workout, and a soothing cool down. Cost is $5 per class but instructor Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class for free. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117 or Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.
Tuesday, December 27
Albion – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play and Learn, parents/caregivers bring your children for free play and socialization.
Farmington & Rosalia – Storytime – This fun and educational time is designed for children about 3-5 years-old (but everyone is welcome.) Kids will be practicing the alphabet, singing and rhyming, movement and of course… STORIES! STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) components are included with the goal of preparing kids to be lifelong, joyful learners. 
Tekoa – 1:30 p.m. – “Herblock” Political Cartoonist Display, Come in and view the display that showcases education and democracy. A free copy of Herblock's biography is provided by the Herb Block Foundation.
Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Join Molly for a great game of Bingo and a yummy slice of pie!
Palouse – 4 p.m. – Young readers are welcome to bring their own book or choose one from the library.  For a full hour they will have time for silent reading on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the library but are encouraged to read at home so they are ready to share what they had read on Friday.  There will be snacks provided on Friday.
Wednesday, December 28
Albion & Oakesdale – Crafts, Singing, Rhyming, and Movement are just part of the fun at Storytime.
Garfield – 1 p.m. – Families with children 5+ are welcome. Each family will compete as a team answering questions about Disney, Animals, Geography, Christmas & more!
St. John – 1 to 4 p.m. – Family-time, the library will provide supplies for a variety of crafts and coloring.  Not in the mood for crafts so soon after Christmas?  We'll also have a selection of board games and STEM activities available for all ages.
Thursday, December 29
Colfax – 10:10 to 11:30 a.m. – Storytime, children ages 0 to 5 are welcome to enjoy engaging stories and imaginative activities that include songs, finger plays, crafts, puppets and more!
Tekoa – 1 p.m. – Preschool Storytime is designed for kids ages 3 to 5 and involves songs, crafts, fun and of course stories!
Palouse – 4 p.m. – Day two of Silent reading book club!  Young readers can come in and take advantage of the quiet warm reading time!


The Festival of Trees will be on display through out December, come into the Center during library hours to view the winners.  Whitman County Library wishes you Happy Holiday’s, for more festive activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Art Among the Trees December 21st. from 5 to 9.

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There's still time to VOTE for your favorite tree! 
The library is open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prizes awarded for: 
People's Choice, Best Theme/Most Creative, Kids' Choice and Judges' Choice. 

Winners of the Festival of Trees will be announce at Art Among the Trees, a community reception on Wednesday, Dec 21 from 5-9 p.m. at the Center.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Musical Non-Fiction titles

Forever Words by Johnny Cash
This nonfiction book is a collection of the never-before-published poems and song lyrics written by Johnny Cash.  Included are facsimile reproductions of Cash’s own handwritten pages.

Angelic Music by Corey Mead
This nonfiction book is the story of Benjamin Franklin’s favorite invention the glass armonica, the composers who wrote songs for it and the women who popularized it. 

Of All the Gin Joints by Mark Bailey
This nonfiction book tells the true tales of celebrity hijinks and movie-star mayhem while also serving up a frothy mix of forty cocktail recipes you can make. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – December 15

Thursday, December 15
Colfax – Bill of Rights Pop-Up Exhibit open for viewing at the Center.
Colfax – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia night at the Hyde Out, come in with your team or join one when you get here!  If your Whole team brings their Library you get a prize!
Rosalia – 7 to 9 p.m. – Moms night out, bring your wrapping paper, and gifts for time and space to wrap without prying eyes!  There will be snacks and maybe even a movie.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Ladies night is open to ladies of all ages to discuss the book “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White.

Friday, December 16
Palouse – 4 p.m. – Holiday fun part 3 is a great time to catch a movie, create a craft, and eat some yummy snacks.
Malden – 6 to 8 p.m. – Pinterest Party, come in and create some wonderful hand folded Holiday Ornaments or bring your gifts and paper for time to wrap without prying eyes!

Saturday, December 17
Oakesdale – 9 to noon – Join Elana for Bingo and a slice of delicious pie.

Monday, December 19
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Caregiver support group this free program is a great opportunity for both paid and unpaid caregivers to meet and support each other.
Rosalia – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Teen Advisory Council is a way for teens to have a say in what young adult programs come to the library, join today to have your say.
Uniontown – 6 p.m. – Bingo and Potluck with Petra.  Come in for a fun game of Bingo and all kinds of great food.

Tuesday, December 20
Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Coffee Cookies and Coloring this is a great way to relax, Molly has supplies but you are welcome to bring your own.
Rosalia –  2 to 4 p.m. – Lego Holiday Building Party is back, come in and use Ms. Marcy’s Lego Collection to make your favorite holiday scene.
Tekoa – 3 to 4 p.m. – Lego Club will spark your imagination and have you building all kinds of wonderfully ornate Lego creations.

Wednesday, December 21
Colfax – Art among the trees reception and beer and wine tasting
Garfield – 12:50 p.m. – Special Storytime with Ladow Court Assisted living, will feature holiday stories and Christmas Carols!

Thursday, December 22

Tekoa – 4:00 p.m. – Women’s Social Hour is a fun free time to work on a project, share ideas, or just sit down to visit!

Whitman County Library wishes you Happy Holiday’s, for more festive activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

3rd Thursday After School Dec. 15

Third Thursday Club Fun for Grades 1-4 at the Colfax Library December 15 3:30-4:30
It may be chilly outside, but the Colfax Library offers warm, friendly fun on December 15.  Youth in grades 1-4 are invited to “Holiday Fun” at the Colfax Library.

For more information contact:Sheri Miller at the library (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.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Fiction titles you might enjoy!

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and instead pick up a good book, like James Patterson’s newest novel about a handsome and charming French Detective whose first case may be his last!

A feisty stud bull, a rich and handsome ranch owner, a beautiful woman and a million dollar prize for an eight second ride make this one tempting romance. 

Seven-time “Spur Award” winning Author Elmer Kelton is at is again with this combined pair of westerns in one great read that is guaranteed to be hustle and bustle free. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

weekly calendar

County Library Calendar – December 8

Thursday, December 8
Colfax – Yoga with Suzy McNeilly, there are three different yoga courses during the day, for more information and times please visit the Library Events Calendar.
Tekoa – 4 p.m. – Women’s social hour, join Diane for a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, craft or just chat with other ladies!

Friday, December 9
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play and learn is a fun way for pre-school aged kids to learn without even knowing.
Endicott, St. John, and Uniontown – Storytime for ages 0 to 6 is a fun way to introduce kids to books and reading while the adults relax!  Times may vary, call your local branch or visit the Library Events Calendar online.
Malden – 3:30 to 4:15 – Storytime for kids age 3 to 5 offers learning with the alphabet, singing, rhyming, and movement and of course stories!
Saturday, December 10
LaCrosse – 9 to noon – Breakfast with Santa, come to the Gathering place for Pancakes, Sausage, and Juice or Coffee with Santa and don’t forget to share your wish list.

Monday, December 12
Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Storytime for ages 0 to 5 has music, stories, and crafts.
St. John – 11 to 1 – Tech Monday is open, bring your tablet, smart phone, or laptop for technical assistance.
Albion and LaCrosse – Book Club is a wonderful opportunity to gather, read and discuss a great book!  Times are available on the Library Events Calendar or by calling your local branch.

Tuesday, December 13
Colfax –  2 to 4 p.m. – Bingo and Pie, come in for a yummy slice and a fun game of bingo!
Farmington and Rosalia – Storytime for pre-school aged kids is a fun way to introduce kids to reading with music, crafts and fun! Times may vary so check out the Library Events Calendar for more information.

Wednesday, December 14
Uniontown – Adult craft night, bring in your current project or use what the Library has.  Kids are welcome to come in a do their own craft or play with the toys.

Thursday, December 15
Colfax – Bill of Rights Pop-Up Exhibit open for viewing at the Center.
Colfax – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia night at the Hyde Out, come in with your team or join one when you get here!  If your Whole team brings their Library you get a prize!
Rosalia – 7 to 9 p.m. – Moms night out, bring your wrapping paper, and gifts for time and space to wrap without prying eyes!  There will be snacks and maybe even a movie.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Ladies night is open to ladies of all ages to discuss the book “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White.


Whitman County Library wishes you Happy Holiday’s, for more festive activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Biography selections from Rachelle

Duke by Terry Teachout
This biography peels away the layers of Duke Ellington’s public persona to tell the unvarnished truth about the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century. 

The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
This biography tells the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture and repatriation by one of the world’s most ruthless regimes after she fled North Korea at the young age of 17. 

Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser
This courageous and mesmerizing memoir tells the story of two sisters who must endure a bone marrow transplant – one the donor and one the recipient – and their journey through this life and death experience. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

WSU / Ace Hardware Raffle Tree


Enter to win this WSU / Ace Hardware Raffle Tree!

Tickets are $1.00 each and you must be 18 to enter.

The tree is a 7.5 foot, ultra-real, prelit Fir with scentsicles. It has 750 clear lights, crimson and gray ornaments, flags, fan fingers and more.

Drawing to be held December 21, 2016 at a community reception in the Center.

All proceeds will go toward the further renovation of the Center.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WCL Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – December 1

Thursday, December 1
Colfax – Winterfest in the Center.  Celebrate with Santa from 3-5:30, crafts for kids, Festival of Trees, vendors and hot cocoa!  A great place to hang out while waiting for the lighted parade and fireworks at 6 p.m.
St. John – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia Night at the Rialto, join Clancy and Sarah with your trivia team and see how much you know!  If everyone on your team brings in their library card you could win a prize!
Colton – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Bingo and Pie night join Holly for a fun game of bingo and don’t forget the yummy pie!

Friday, December 2
Uniontown – 9:30 to 12:30 – SHIBA, WCL and Joyce and Daniel Leonard are providing free Medicare assistance for both current and future Medicare recipients.

Saturday, December 3
Colfax – 10:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Mosaic Sculpture with Lisa Soranka offered by Community Colleges of Spokane this course should be a great time!  Register early to save your space!  Cost is $16 for a one day session. To register, please visit http://www.sccel.spokane.edu/ACT2 or by phone at (509) 279-6030.
Colfax – 1 to 3 p.m. – Christmas High Tea in the Center with the Colfax Tea ClubCost is $25 for one person or $125 for a table of six. Seating is limited with proceeds going to the Late Bloomers Garden Club.
For more information or tickets, please contact Nancy Cochran at (509) 553-5344 or (509) 397-0122 or stop in at The Hen House Chicks in Colfax to get your tickets. Tickets should be bought one week prior to event.
Monday, December 5
St. John – 11 to 1 p.m. – Local Author Fred Hale is bringing his new book "Through a Passage in Time".  Drop by for a cup of coffee and visit with him about his book.  Copies will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, December 6
Colfax  –  2 to 4 p.m. – Coffee Cookies and Coloring with Molly, bring your own project or use the library supplies!

Wednesday, December 7
Endicott, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Rosalia, St. John, and Tekoa – Early Release programs for Wacky Wednesday!  Times vary so call your branch or check out the Library Events Calendar for more information.
Colfax – 1 to 3 p.m. – Lego Mindstorms EV3 program Explore the world of robotics during this hands-on introduction to Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics.  Kids grades 5 and up are invited to build and learn basic programming techniques to complete robot challenges. 
Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – The Hospice Tree of Lights and Remembrance.  Community members are invited to attend this solemn and touching event.  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.

Thursday, December 8
Colfax – Yoga with Suzy McNeilly, there are three different yoga courses during the day, for more information and times please visit the Library Events Calendar.
Tekoa – 4 p.m. – Women’s social hour, join Diane for a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, craft or just chat with other ladies!


Whitman County Library wishes you Happy Holiday’s for more festive activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Colfax Afterschool-Nov. 30 & Dec. 14


STEM afterschool fun with friends, Wednesdays November 30 and December 14.

For more information contact:Sheri Miller at the library (509-397-4366.)

     

Amazon Smile!

Smile with holiday shopping

Use Amazon Smile on Cyber Monday and they will donate to the Friends of the Whitman County Library!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great cookbook selections for wonderful holiday meals!

Good and Cheap by Leanne Brown
How can a person eat not only healthy but well on just $4.00 a day?  Check this book out and learn exactly how it can be done!

From cozy holiday get-togethers to full course meals this cookbook will be your inspiration for creating an unforgettable affair. 

The Thanksgiving Table by Diane Morgan
Just in time for the big day this cookbook will show you everything you need to get organized, go shopping and cook an amazing feast! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Have a safe Black Friday!

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Wishing you a safe and sane Black Friday!  Good Luck!

Just remember that books make a great gift and WCL is always a wonderful place to purchase books!  Visit the book sale for a great deal!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – November 24

Thursday, November 24
All 14 Branches – Closed: Happy Thanksgiving.
Palouse – 7:45 a.m. – The 12th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run brought to you by the Library and the Green Frog Café. This is a great time and the proceeds fund children’s books for the library, donations are always welcomed and can be turned in at the library or the Green Frog.  Meet at the Green Frog to register and start the race!

Friday, November 25
All 14 Branches – Closed.

Saturday, November 26
Tekoa – noon to 2 p.m. – STEM math and Lego’s with Diane, this is a fun activity for all ages, while you celebrate Small Business Saturday throughout town!
Rosalia – 2 to 4:30 p.m. – Library decoration party, Students from grades 6 through 12 can come in and decorate for Christmas!  Bring your friends for food, music and of course food!

Monday, November 28
Uniontown – 6 p.m. – Bingo/ Potluck Night, Petra is hosting a potluck and bingo night visit the library for fun and great food!
LaCrosse – 6:30 p.m. – Adult Coloring is relaxing and good for your heath!  Bring your own supplies or use what the library provides!
Palouse – 7 p.m. – Meet the authors, Mary Estes and Shirley Leendersten; learn about becoming a Master Gardner and share tips and tricks to growing roses.

Tuesday, November 29
Albion– 3:30 to 6 p.m. – Medicare assistance with Joyce and Daniel Leonard and SHIBA.  This free workshop will help current and future Medicare recipients.

Wednesday, November 30
Malden – 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Decorate the Malden Library!  Marcy will be decorating for the Holidays 6th through 12 grade students can come in and join her as she makes the library festive!  There will be lots of food, crafts and fun music!

Thursday, December 1
Colfax – Winterfest in the Center.  Celebrate with Santa from 3-5:30, crafts for kids, Festival of Trees, vendors and hot cocoa!  A great place to hang out while waiting for the lighted parade and fireworks at 6 p.m.
St. John – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia Night at the Rialto, join Clancy and Sarah with your trivia team and see how much you know!  If everyone on your team brings in their library card you could win a prize!

Colton – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Bingo and Pie night join Holly for a fun game of bingo and don’t forget the yummy pie!

Storytime, Play & Learn and events for all ages are provided throughout the 14 branches of Whitman County Library. To learn more about times, locations and more great activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

12th Annual Turkey Leg Run!


Be a part of the Thanksgiving Day Tradition in Palouse, Washington by participating in the 12th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run on Thursday, November 24 at 7:45 a.m. While your turkey roasts, you can run, jog or walk helping raise money for a great cause.  All proceeds are used to fund new children’s books and fun activities for the Palouse Library. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Closed for Thanksgiving

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WCL will be closed November 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving!  We hope your holiday is wonderful!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

White House Reading suggestions from Rachelle

The Residence by Kate Andersen Brower
Each administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House and a new set of challenges to the fiercely loyal and hardworking people who serve them.  This book takes you inside the private world of both. 

J.B. West spent twenty eight years working inside the White House.    This book is a rich account of his life as chief usher for America’s first ladies. 

Dead Presidents by Brady Carlson
While in office each President left his mark on our nation.  What might surprise you is the bizarre affect they had when not only not in office but also not alive. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Guess Who?!?!?



The U.S. Post Office was located on the south side of Steptoe Avenue in Oakesdale, Washington. On the town's first application for a post office the name was spelled as Oaksdale. The post office was established April 1, 1887 at which time an "e" was added to the name and was then spelled Oakesdale. Some information comes from "Whitman County from Abbieville to Zion" by Edith E. Erickson. Recognize someone or have a story to share? Let us know on Facebook! For this and more great photos, visit our website at: http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/whitman

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – November 17

Thursday, November 17
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – INVESTIGATING INSECTS!  Let the Cockroach Races begin with Steve Van Vleet from WSU Extension bringing his fun bug adventures.
Rosalia – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Kids Drive-In Movie Night invites youngsters 8 and under to a fun movie night with snacks and friends galore!

Friday, November 18
Palouse – 4:00 p.m. – Holiday Fun #2! Bev shares a fun filled afternoon of crafts, snacks, and a movie for all ages.

Sunday, November 19
Oakesdale –5 p.m. – Bingo and Pie.  Everyone is invited for yummy treats and Bingo with Elana and Molly.

Monday, November 21
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Caregiver Coffee and Support Group is free to all paid and non-paid caregivers.
Colfax – 4 p.m. – Library Board Meeting open to all community members.

Tuesday, November 22
Colfax– 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. – INBC Blood Drive. Please come and donate.  Present and donate in November and you are entered to win a ski resort package from Silver mountain ski resort.  Register for a time that is convenient for you by visiting www.inbcsaves.org.

Wednesday, November 23
Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Early Release Kids Club, come in and visit Diane for crafts, snacks, and fun!

Thursday, November 24
All 14 Branches – Closed Happy Thanksgiving.
Palouse – 7:45 a.m. – The 12th Annual Turkey Leg Fun Run brought to you by the Library and the Green Frog Café. This is a great time and the proceeds fund children’s books for the library.  Sponsorship forms are available at the Green Frog, the Palouse Library and donations are always welcomed.


Storytime, Play & Learn and events for all ages are provided throughout the 14 branches of Whitman County Library. To learn more about times, locations and more great activities visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Monday, November 14, 2016

WCL Databases

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WCL has several databases for your use!  Check out our website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us and put them to use today!

A to Z databases logo People and Business Locator.
 Ornithology resources.
 Automotive repair guides.
 Information and advise on Consumer products.
CultureGrams globe logo Culture Grams: Cultural information on countries around the globe.
Digital Literacy icon IT Academy: Digital Literacy Tech Tips.
 Research tool for students.
"Greenfile" logo Environmental impact resource.
Heritage Quest Online logo Genealogical resource.
History Study Center: collection of primary and secondary sources on Global history.
Legal Forms logo Access to a wide variety of legal forms.
Gale PowerSearcch database search tool logo Learn a new language with this database.
 Nearly 4,000 resourses in both full text and abstracts.
Proquest Learning: Literature; Where student can research the author and literature that they are reading in class and at home.
Scholastic GO! logo Encyclopedia resourses.
SIRS Discoverer sailboat logo SIRS Discoverer: Award winning database with the young researcher in mind.
 Find products and company for placing orders, catalogs and more!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Book Club Boxes available at the library

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WCL currently holds 64 titles in Book Club Boxes that are available for your club or group!

A clockwork orange Burgess, Anthony
A great deliverance: #1 of Inspector Thomas Lynley mysteries George, Elizabeth
A reliable wife: a novel Goolrick, Robert
A visit from the goon squad Egan, Jennifer
A yellow raft in blue water Dorris, Michael
All over creation Ozeki, Ruth L.
All the light we cannot see: a novel Doerr, Anthony
All the light we cannot see: a novel Doerr, Anthony
Amagansett Mills, Mark
Attonement McEwan, Ian
Bel canto Patchett, Ann
Blazac and the little Chinese seamstress Dai, Sijie
Blue heaven Box, C.J.
Blue Shoes and happiness: #7 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
Border songs Lynch, Jim
Confessions of a Southern lady King, Florence
Divisadero Ondaatje, Michael
Finding Caruso Barnes, Kim
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet Ford, Jamie
How evan broke his head and other secrets: a novel Stein, Garth
In the company of cheerful ladies: #6 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
In the Kingdom of men Barnes, Kim
Justine: #1 of the Alexandria Quartet Durrell, Lawrence
Little Bee Cleave, Chris
Morality for beautiful girls: #3 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
My dream of you O'Faolain, Nuala
Olive Kitteridge Strout, Elizabeth
Pictures at an exhibition Houghteling, Sara
Reading in the dark Deane, Seamus
Spilling clarance Ursu, Anne
State of wonder Patchett, Ann
Sugar time Malby, L.A.
Tears of the giraffe: #2 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
The art of racing in the rain Stein, Garth
The assistant Malamud, Bernard
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao Diaz, Junot
The crossing places Griffiths, Elly
The Finkler question Jacobson, Howard
The full cupboard of life: #5 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
The hearts of horses Gloss, Molly
The help Stockett, Kathryn
The History of Love Krauss, Nicole
The ice princess Lackberg, Camilla
The Kalahari typing school for men: #4 of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
The kite runner Hosseini, Khaled
The lace reader Barry, Brunonia
The last Chinese chef Mones, Nicole
The last dickens: a novel Pearl, Matthew
The leisure seeker Zadoorian, Michael
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency McCall Smith, Alexander
The other Gutterson, David
The Outlander Adamson, Gil
The painter Heller, Peter
The painter Heller, Peter
The Paris wife McLain, Paula
The red badge of courage Crane, Stephen
The secret keeper Morton, Kate
The sisters brothers deWitt, Patrick
The sky fisherman Lesley, Craig
The sky fisherman Lesley, Craig
The submission Waldman, Amy
The tiger's wife: a novel Obreht, Tea
This boy's life: a memoir Wolff, Tobias
Tree soldier: a novel of love, forgiveness and the great depression Oakely, J.L.
Water for elephants Gruen, Sara
We are all completely beside ourselves Fowler, Karen Joy
Where'd you go Burnadette: a novel Semple, Maria

If you have a title that you would like to see added to this collection please call us and let us know!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Great American Politics reads!

This book was written to encourage every citizen to read and think about the Constitution and to do their part to help defend it from those who misinterpret and undermine it. 

This book by Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Stephens, makes a powerful case for the need for American intervention abroad to avoid global pandemonium. 

This book revisits three of the nation’s most dramatic constitutional conflicts while explaining how the Constitution’s text, history and structure are still relevant to every organ of the American body of politics today. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016





All Branches of the Whitman County Library will be closed Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day!  We will open again at the usual time on Saturday the 12th. Thank you, and have a great holiday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – November 10

Thursday, November 10
LaCrosse – 3 to 4 p.m. –Cool Creations invites kids to come use your imagination to create something GREAT with only a few Lego blocks! 
Colfax – 6:30 p.m. –Trivia Night at the Hyde Out.  Bring your team or our library’s staff will place you on one. Contact the library if you’d like to bring a Trivia Contest to your community group or business.

Friday, November 11
All 14 Branches – Closed in observance of Veteran’s day.

Monday, November 14
St. John – 11 to 1 p.m. – Tech Monday come in and see Clancy for help with your phone, tablet or laptop!
Oakesdale – 1 to 5 p.m. - Medicare Assistance with Joyce and Daniel Leonard is impartial aide to those already participating in Medicare or those joining in the future.  Offered by WCL and SHIBA this service is free to all!

Tuesday, November 15
LaCrosse – 7:00 p.m. – If Country Heat is a bit too difficult for you, come for Slim and Six!  This low impact exercise class is free; just remember to bring your towel and water!

Wednesday, November 16
Colax – 10 to 2 p.m. – Free assistance with Medicare offered by the library and SHIBA at the Public Health Building.  This impartial assistance for current and future Medicare recipients will save you time and money.
Garfield – 1 p.m. – School is out early so come to the library for a fun movie and Storytime! 
Colfax – 2:30 – SNAKES ALIVE!  Residents of all ages are invited to join Dr. Gordon Wilson and his snakes at this fun and educational free program.

Thursday, November 17
Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – INVESTIGATING INSECTS!  Let the cockroach races begin with Steve Van Vleet from WSU Extension brings his fun bug event.
Rosalia – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Kids Drive-In Movie – Youngsters 8 and under are invited to a fun movie night with snacks and friends galore!


Storytime, Play & Learn and events for all ages are provided throughout the 14 branches of the library. For locations and times or for more great activities at the library visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call 1-877-733-3375 or like us on Facebook.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Guess Who?!?!?!



Group picture of story hour at Tekoa Branch of Whitman County Rural Library District, circa 1947. Recognize someone? Let us know on Facebook! For the full-sized image and more great photos, visit our website at: http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/whitman

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Rachelle's suggestions for Non-Fiction titles about animals.

Compassion in Action by Scotlund Haisley
Written by the founder and president of the Animal Rescue Corps this story is filled with dramatic rescues of animals living in heartbreaking conditions. 

No Better Friend by Robert Weintraub
This is the story Judy a purebred pointer who meets her owner during WWII and stands by his side during his internment in a POW camp in the Pacific.  Their unbreakable bond during the worst circumstances is one of the great sagas of WWII. 

A Gift from Bob by James Bowen
In the follow up to his best-selling novel “A Street Cat Named Bob” author Bowen tells the tale of his last Christmas spent on the streets with his cat and how Bob taught him the true meaning of Christmas. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Everybody Reads Author Malcom Brooks in Colfax!


Tuesday at 12:00 Malcom Brooks will be speaking at the Library. Come in and speak with a great author!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Wine, Beer, and Sparkling Cider Tasting at the Center

This great event at the Center Friday evening will be a wonderful opportunity to support the 
Whitman Community Hospital Foundation.




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – November 3

Thursday, November 3
Colton – 3 to 6 p.m. – Medicare assistance for current and future recipients offered by SHIBA.  This is an impartial and free workshop for everyone.
Colfax – 3 to 7 p.m. – Thanks for Giving – Customer Appreciation events at the library for 1st Thursday down town.

Friday, November 4

Colfax – 6 to 10 p.m. – Taste of Hope, Hospital fundraiser, Wine, Beer, and sparkling cider tasting as well as live and silent auctions are only part of the fun!

Saturday, November 5

Rosalia8:30 to 2 p.m.  – Coug Refill Station, come into the library to refill your coffee and break up the trip to the Cougar game!

Monday, November 7

Garfield – 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Free Medicare assistance by Joyce and Daniel Leonard, this impartial help will aide those who already participate in Medicare and those who will be joining in the future.

Tuesday, November 8

Colfax – 12 p.m. – Everybody Reads Author Malcolm Brooks will be available for a meet and greet!  Come and see the author of Painted Horses!

Wednesday, November 9
Endicott – 3:30 p.m. – Cool Creations at the library!  You’ll be amazed at what you can create with only 35 Legos!  Call or visit Tia at 509-657-3429 for more information!

Thursday, November 10
LaCrosse – 3 to 4 p.m. – Cool creations with Tami, use your imagination to create something GREAT with only a few Lego blocks! 
Colfax – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia Night at the Hyde Out!  Bring your team or just come in a claim some friends to make a team! 


Storytime and Play & Learn are offered at many of the 14 branches of the library, for locations and times or for more great activities at the library visit the Events Calendar on our website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call 1-877-733-3375 or your local branch.