Friday, April 29, 2016

WCL Closed May 13-Training Workshop

Upcoming Library Closures

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Friday, May 13 for an all-staff training workshop and May 28-30 for Memorial Day. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for these days.                          Bookdrops will remain open in all locations accepting returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and e-books, subscription databases, and the online librarian will still be available by visiting Whitman County Library website. For more information about library closures or upcoming community programs, the library's events calendar is also accessible from the library website. 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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Family Magic Show-May 19 at Colfax Library

Cecil's Amazing Magic Thursday, May 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Colfax Library Everyone welcome for this free family program.

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

New books at your library!

Body into Balance by Maria Noel Groves

An antacid or aspirin may sooth your pain but it doesn’t cure the cause of your symptoms.  This book will show you how to read your body’s signals and use natural herbal remedies to repair what ails you. 
Focusing on the four pillars of health, actress Kate Hudson shows readers how she enhances her well-being through eating well, exercising, cultivating a relationship with her body and being mindful. 
Change your way of life with this groundbreaking program that will show you how to drop seven foods, and lose seven pounds in just seven days. 


Monday, April 25, 2016

WCL Calendar April 28-May 5

Thursday, April 28

Colfax – Yoga with Suzy McNeilly – Three different classes to meet your needs and fitness level. Visit the online calendar or call the library (509) 397-4366 for more information.
Friday, April 29

Colfax – 3:40 to 7:10 p.m. – Children’s Dance Classes -

Garfield – 6 p.m. – Adult Coloring Night – Enjoy an evening of relaxation with friends and coloring.

Rosalia – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Family Game Night – Spend time together with other families while gaming. Bring your favorite game to share and join in the fun. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, April 30

Rosalia – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Lego Zoo – Create with Legos! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, May 2

Colton & LaCrosse – Preschool Programs – Social time for kids and parents with play, crafts, singing and storytelling. Visit the calendar for times.

Colfax – 3:30 p.m. – Caregiver Coffee Group – Free caregiver support group every 1st and 3rd Monday.

Tuesday, May 3

Endicott, Farmington & Rosalia – Preschool Programs – Social time for kids and parents with play, singing, crafts and storytelling. Visit the calendar for times.

Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Coffee, Cookies & Coloring – Free adult coloring every 1st and 3rd Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 4

Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale – Early Learning Storytime – Bring in the little ones for fun stories, songs and more.

Endicott & LaCrosse – Afterschool Program – Kids in grades K-5th are invited to enjoy a fun activity at the library. Check the online 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, May 5

Albion – 4 p.m. – Afterschool Art – Create a hot air balloon window decoration out of colored paper.

Uniontown – 4 p.m. – Kids Drama Club – Explore all the facets of drama and theater with improve, games, stage lingo and of course FUN.


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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WCL Calendar Sampling April 21-28

Thursday, April 21

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

Colfax – 7 p.m. – Meet the Artist Henry Stinson – FREE interactive event with a painting demo. Henry’s paintings are on display at the Colfax branch through April. Visit to learn about Henry’s art.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club – Join the discussion of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Friday, April 22   

St. John Fair – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Visit the library at the fair! Take a chance and spin the wheel at the library booth to win a small prize. Ask us all about library services. See you there!

Colfax – Noon – Nurture Book Discussion – Part 5 of a special 6-week book talk. Visit for program details. 

Saturday, April 23 

St. John Fair – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Visit the library at the fair. Kids stop by the booth to spin the wheel for an awesome prize.

Albion – 10 a.m. – Essentials Oils – Discover the natural power of oils.

Pullman – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 20th Annual Family Fair – Join Whitman County Library at the Family Fair at the Lincoln Middle School.

Sunday, April 24

St. John Fair – 12 to 4 p.m. – Visit the library at the fair!

All Locations – Penny Drive – Support youth programs throughout the library system. The drive runs through April 25. The money collected stays at each branch location.

Monday, April 25

Garfield – 6 p.m. – New! Book Club – Our first book is ‘The Book of Time’ by Guillaume Prevost. Slip back into time with this first book in a time-traveling trilogy.  Everyone’s welcome to join in the discussion.

Tuesday, April 26

Colfax – 2 to 4 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Seniors are invited to a fun afternoon at the library with friends, coffee and pie.

Colfax – 5:30 p.m. – Flex and Flow Yoga – Suitable for all levels. $10. per class. Call Suzy 509-397-4709 or the library 509-397-4366 for class details.

Wednesday, April 27

Albion, Garfield & Oakesdale – Preschool Storytime for children and adults.

Malden – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Lego Zoo – Create with Legos! Children under 8 must have adult participation.

Thursday, April 28

Uniontown – 4 p.m. – Kids Drama Club – Explore drama, stage lingo and theater fun. Call Uniontown library for details 509-229-3880.

Whitman County Library is a 14 branch full-service public library system serving rural Whitman County, providing opportunities for patrons of all ages and abilities to engage in the joy of life-long learning. For further information about upcoming community programs, please visit the online Library Events calendar at For questions please call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Request these new books from your library!

The Knot Complete Guide to Weddings byCarley Roney

Feeling overwhelmed by the countless questions and details your wedding entails?  Don’t despair!  Instead check out this ultimate source for ideas and advice for the bride and groom and the people that love them. 

The 50 real weddings featured in this book will inspire you and help you make the most of your outdoor setting’s natural beauty while infusing it with special meaningful touches that are all your own. 
If you ever needed to know whether or not a boutonniere is appropriate, or how to bustle a dress this thoughtful and thorough book filled with style tips, pithy advice and engaging opinions will be your guide. 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Honoring our own Tim Ely for Rare Books Week -

In celebration of April's Rare Books week, Whitman County Library would like to recognize Colfax's own Tim Ely who fabricates manuscript books from philosophy, science and "imaginal" magic. His beautiful creations can be found in museums, libraries and special collections worldwide - including Flight Into Egypt, right here at WCL.