Thursday, June 30, 2016
When was the last time you laughed as hard as your kids? Come to the Colfax Library on Tuesday, July 12 at 4:00 p.m. for the self-described, “human cartoon,” Alex Zerbe as he entertains the entire family. This free show is sponsored by the Friends of the Colfax Library. The “Professional Zaniac,” has been cracking jokes onstage for over 15 years, making apperances on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. Alex zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. Zerbe is a two-time Guinness World Record holder and voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic.
Along with the captivating amounts of energy of the Professinal Zanaic on July 12 at 4:00 p.m., there is also a Lego building contest for grades K-12. Submit one project no larger than 11"x11"x11" in size to the Colfax Library by July 15. Prizes are awarded for all entries.
Posted by Whitman County Library at 12:24 PM
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
LEGO Contest for Grades K-12
Submit one project no larger than 11”x11”x11” to the Colfax Library on July 12 using Legos incorporating the theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!” Projects are displayed until July 19 and must be picked up by 5 pm. Prizes awarded to grade categories in K-3, 4-6, 7-12 on creativity, originality and theme. Awards announced July 19 during the Summer Reading program at 4:00 pm.
Posted by Whitman County Library at 12:53 PM
Whitman County Library is teaming with the Colfax Police Department to host a Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their bikes to the Baptist Church parking lot where they will take part in a host of fun and important free activities.
During the rodeo, officers will lead children through an obstacle course and teach them proper biking rules and safety measures. All bikes and helmets will be inspected. If a child has outgrown their helmet, or they don’t have one, a new helmet will be provided courtesy of the Grandmother’s Club.
Besides the safety instruction and fun of the bike obstacle course, Whitman Hospital’s Child Passenger Safety Technician will be on hand to answer any questions adults may have about car seats and invite you to take advantage of a free car seat safety checks.
Please keep the children in your life safe by bringing them to Colfax’s Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 p.m. The location is at the Baptist Church parking lot at 200 North Mill Street or you can contact Sheri Miller at the Whitman County Library at 397-4366 or www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
Posted by Whitman County Library at 11:11 AM
THANK you to Marcy Campbell for the great tour of Rosalia Library and the amazing service you provide to the community. THANK you to WCL’s wonderful Board of Directors for your dedication and the time you donate on behalf of Whitman County citizens! THANK you to the Brass Rail for a wonderful meal after the June Board meeting.Rail.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Continuing our “summer of getting healthy” theme WCL recommends these cookbooks to help you cook healthier meals. This cookbook showcases vegetarian meals with bold Texas flavors!
This cookbook features 150 amazing recipes that are light on calories and big on flavor! Each recipe has a stunning photograph and includes detailed nutritional information.
Everything tastes better with bacon especially when you are on a diet! This cookbook will show you how to create the sultry and smoky flavor of bacon using plant based recipes. I personally made a “baconish” grilled cheese sandwich and it was delicious!
Sunday, June 26, 2016
All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Monday, June 27 to repair a failing computer server and complete related system upgrades. A number of regularly scheduled community programs including Colfax Fit and Fun and Bootcamp, Colton Summer Reading and LaCrosse Play and Learn will take place as scheduled.
During the repairs, access to the library's online catalog will not be available. Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for this day. Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to downloadable audio and eBooks, and databases for the online librarian, genealogy, foreign language instruction and other services remains 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 Mondays closure are: Colfax, Colton, Garfield, LaCrosse, Oakesdale, and St. John. 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.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
County Library Calendar – June 23
Thursday, June 23
Albion, Colton/Uniontown & Palouse – Cecil the Magician – Cecil the Magician will exercise imaginations with a 45-minute magic show full of fantastic surprises and audience participation. See the Calendar for times.
Friday, June 24
Colfax – 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschooler and parents. Visit the calendar for times.
St. John – 11:30 a.m. – Early Learning Summer Reading – This summer Miss Trinette is leading four special Summer Reading programs designed for age 0 to 4. All ages are welcome!
Garfield – 6:00 p.m. – Adult Coloring - Did you know that coloring promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety and can help improve your overall mood, along with many other benefits? Enjoy some coffee, conversation, and coloring. Bring your favorite coloring book or choose from the pages provided.
Malden – 7 to 8 p.m. – Book walk for Adults – de-stressing, healthy walk at your own pace in the evening as participants talk about books they are reading.
Saturday, June 25
Albion – 12 to 1:30 p.m. – Ball Court Spray Chalk – Come have some active artistic fun with games that involve the use of chalk paint that sprays. Paint is easy to remove and does not harm clothes. Let's do some jumping and moving while creating!
Sunday, June 26
Colfax – 1 to 4 p.m. – Ice cream social at Perkins House - 44th Annual Ice Cream Social, celebrating 130 years of the house and 146 years of the cabin. WCL will have a kid’s corner and Rural Heritage table set up for patrons.
Monday, June 27
All Branches – Closed for System maintenance.
Tuesday, June 28
Palouse – 9:30 a.m. – Summer Reading Experience – Please join us for jump rope and Mancala. Trust me it will be fun!
Endicott – 11 to 11:30 a.m. – Summer reading Speed Challenge.
Colfax – 4 p.m. – Matt Baker Family Show – Comedy & Variety Show! This free program at the library promises to be a fun and funny experience.
LaCrosse – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – Adult Coloring Night – Enjoy some coffee, conversation, and coloring. Bring your favorite coloring book or choose from the pages provided.
Wednesday, June 29
LaCrosse – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. – Summer Reading in the City Park – If the weather is bad we will be at the library. We will have a special guest Jim Nelson and his Falcon.
St. John – 1 p.m. – Old Time Fun – Come learn how your parents and grandparents had fun!
Garfield – 1 p.m. – The Palouse Discovery Science center will be at the library!
Malden – 7 p.m. – 50’s Fun – Kids of all ages (even those born in the Fifties!) are invited to join in the fun and games at the library. There will be hula hoops, jacks, and maybe even Elvis! Special prizes for 50s-Style clothes and hair-dos!
Thursday, June 30
Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – 50’s Fun – Kids of all ages are welcome to this fun event. Prizes will be given for 50’s style clothes and hair-dos!
Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Summer Reading musical fun in Tekoa with guest librarian and music teacher Lisa. Make Pan Flutes and learn all about making music.
Ready Set READ! Summer reading is happening! 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.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
FREE Family Comedy Stunt Program at the Colfax Library
Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Colfax Library.For more information, contact:
Sheri or Nichole at 509-397-4366
Posted by Whitman County Library at 9:11 AM
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cecil the Magician will exercise imaginations with a 45-minute magic show full of fantastic surprises and audience participation. He will perform in Albion, Colton/Uniontown, Endicott, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, & Tekoa. Check the Library website at for dates and times!
Monday, June 20, 2016
There have been a few changes at WCL, Peggy retired and Shirley Cornelius has become our Business Manager. Shirley will be the treasurer for the Friends of the Library, and take care of all things financial for WCL.
Brandy Montgomery has taken the position of Public Services. Brandy will be taking care of Interlibrary Loans, as well as helping with Rural Heritage, and scheduling of programming.
Jessica Wilson-Saia has joined us to be the Tech Services Assistant. Jessica will be assisting patrons with technical questions as well as working with Rural Heritage.
Sarah Phelan our new Library Assistant will be helping with programming and any branches that need her.
Amie Jones will be WCL's new mail clerk. She will be handling all of our out-going mail and hanging posters for programs around Colfax.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
WCL’s Summer Reading Program has started and this summer we challenge you to get healthy by checking out some of our exercise DVD’s like this one that will help you strengthen and tone your body while reducing stress.
This exercise DVD will help you get your pre-baby body back with post-pregnancy exercises you can do with or without your baby.
Spend a day walking through the forest without leaving your treadmill with this virtual walk DVD that feature beautiful scenery with natural and ambient sounds from actual locations.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
What you plant in is just as important as what you choose to plant. This book will show you natural solutions for creating healthy soil.
Perennials are the mainstay of any garden and this book will help you choose your favorites from among the thousands available and help you care for the ones you already have.
This book will show you how to keep the garden you planted this spring growing year-round by using deep-organic techniques and unheated greenhouses.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Written from years of research and interviews with dozens of intimate associates this biography covers Prince’s life and career for the last thirty-five years.
Now a number one New York Time’s best seller this biography tells the revealing story of David Mascavige’s childhood and his path to the head seat of Scientology as told through the eyes of his father.
This is the biographical history of Eugene Barnett, a victim of the Centralia Washington conspiracy whose willingness to sacrifice his life and his freedom contributed to our Nation’s history.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Slippery Gulch Celebrates
Back to the 60’s
June 15 – 19 2016 Schedule
Fishing Derby Hangman Creek
Royal Tea 5 pm Tekoa Community Church
Teen Game 8 – 11 pm Tekoa Grade School
Adult Dance 8 pm The Big Barn (old Brotherton)
Chamber Breakfast 7:30 – 10 am Tekoa High School
Bike Race 7:45 am John Wayne Trail Entrance
Fun Run 8 am Tekoa High School
Vendors 9 am to 6 pm Down Town and Lower Park
Kiddie Parade 10:30 am Down Town
Grand Parade 11 am Down Town
Awards 12 pm Down Town
Egg Toss 12:15 pm Down Town
Tekoa Museum 1 to 5 pm Down Town
Tekoa Library 5 pm President T. Roosevelt's Whistle Stop Tour with Scott Woodward
Tekoa Pool 1 to 5 pm By High School
3 on 3 Basketball 1:30 pm Lower Park and Meltons
Dunk Tank 1:30 pm
Kids Games 1:00 pm Lower Park
Duck Race 1:30 pm Lower Park
Variety Show 2 pm Empire Theatre
Softball 4 pm Softball Field
Free Flight Film 4 pm Empire Theatre
Adult Dance 9 pm The Big Barn (Brotherton)
Fireworks 10 pm Football Field
Golf Tournament 11 am Tekoa Golf Course
***Schedule is subject to change
Posted by Whitman County Library at 4:08 PM
Thursday, June 9, 2016
L-Bow has a great fast paceed 45 minute performance set to family friendly music which everyone can enjoy. His show includes ball, club, machete, and fire juggling, unicycling, animal ballooning, and a variety of acrobatic, balance and interactive clowing with props and audience participation! Check the Library Calendar for which branch locations dates and times when L-Bow will be performing.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
County Library Calendar – June 9
Thursday, June 9
LaCrosse – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Roominate Science – Roominate teaches important STEM skills, including hands-on problem solving, spatial and fine motor skills, self-confidence and creativity.
Colfax & Malden – Preschool Programs – Social times for kids and parents with play time, singing, crafts, and storytelling. Visit the calendar for times.
Friday, June 10
Colfax – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Palouse RTPO Open Forum Meeting - The Palouse RTPO is seeking your input for the Long Range Regional Transportation Plan (2016-36) for Whitman County. This is a unique opportunity to bring residents together to discuss potential transportation projects, policies, goals and improvement we need for our entire region in next 20 years. For details on the meeting and more information please visit www.palousertpo.org
Malden – 1 p.m. – Outdoor Fire Safety Information Meeting – Representatives from the Department of Natural Resources will present a multi-media informational seminar regarding outdoor fire safety.
Saturday, June 11
Albion – 12 to 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Kick Off! – Adults, Teens, Kids, and Babies… Summer Reading is here. Celebrate the kick-off with a sign up party! Come in for a slice of cake and learn how you can win prizes this summer for reading!
Monday, June 13
Colton & LaCrosse – Preschool Programs – Social time for kids and parents with play, singing, crafts, and storytelling. Visit the calendar for times.
St. John – 11 to 1 – Tech. Monday – Computer and digital device help for adults.
Tuesday, June 14
Colfax, Colton/Uniontown & Palouse – L-Bow the Clown – Kick start Summer Reading with a great fast paced 45 minute performance set to family friendly music which everyone can enjoy. Visit the calendar for times.
Albion & Endicott – Play & Learn – Creative play and sharing for toddlers, preschooler and parents. Visit the calendar for times.
Colfax – 1 to 3 p.m. – Bingo & Pie – Seniors are invited to play Bingo, win prizes and enjoy pie and or cookies.
Wednesday, June 15
Garfield, LaCrosse/Endicott, & St. John – L-Bow the clown – Kick start Summer Reading with a great fast paced 45 minute performance set to family friendly music which everyone can enjoy. Visit the calendar for times.
Malden – 7 p.m. – A Very Colorful Fun Run – Everyone is welcome to participate in a wonderful community event sponsored by the teens in Malden and the Malden library. This child-sized run will be fun and memorable.
Thursday, June 16
Oakesdale, Rosalia, & Tekoa – L-Bow the clown – Kick start Summer Reading with a great fast paced 45 minute performance set to family friendly music which everyone can enjoy. Visit the calendar for times.
Endicott – 7 p.m. – Book Club Walk – Wear comfy shoes and bring a bottled water as we take a walk to discuss the books we are currently reading.
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.
The Palouse RTPO is seeking your input for the Long Range Regional Transportation Plan (2016-36) covering Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Whitman counties, cities, ports, public transportation to determine the transportation related issues, improvements, goals and policies.
Public input meetings will be held at seven locations within four counties. Previous transportation goals and policies will be presented here along with a feedback form. This is a unique opportunity to bring residents together to discuss potential transportation projects, policies, goals and improvement we need for our entire region in next 20 years. Details on all meetings and more information about the previous transportation plan can be found at: www.palousertpo.org
The library will be hosting Palouse RTPO on Friday June 10 from 12:30 to 2:30. Come hear what they have to say!
Posted by Whitman County Library at 12:05 PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Rosalia Battle Days
7 – 9:30 AM – Scout Breakfast – Fire Station
8AM – Fun Run – 7:30 AM Sign-Up Fire Station
7 AM– 3 PM Vendors 6th St between Fire Station & Texaco Station
Visit local Businesses – Look for Specials
10:30 am Children Parade – “Ready Set Read”–Line up in Front of Library 10am
11 am Main Parade: Check in at the Catholic Church &
line-up time starts at 9:30 - 10:30 AM for assigned places
Events – Activities:
Lions Club Raffle Ticket drawing following parade
Junior Class “Cow Pie Bingo” Place & Time TBA
Car Show – Whitman Ave-Rose Garage
Pie & Prizes Bingo at the Fire Station following Noon Barbeque
Inland Barrel Racing at Rodeo Grounds – Saturday at 3 pm
School Art Show at Budding Rose Gallery
Visit Rosalia Museum at 5th street (City Hall Bldg.)
Music – Open House at “the Shop”
“Rosalia’s Got Talent” at the Performing Arts /Christian Church 1:30 pm
Quilt Show at the Community Center
Make & Take Card from the Scrapper’s Getaway
Free Swim at the City Pool – weather permitting 1-5 pm
Rosalia Garden Club Plant Sale – Mini Park 9 am – 3 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Art - Free chalk at Pat’s Books for All Ages
Karaoke at Brass Rail – Saturday night
Texaco Visitor Station’s Raffle – Drawing at Fire Station Dinner
Beer Garden at the Rose Garage & Food & Music (Adults only after 8 pm)
Where to Eat?:
Sophomore class Bar-B-Q at Fire Station 11:30- 2 PM $7.00
Rodeo Ground Cook Shack - Snow Cones (support the Swimming Pool)
Rosalia Coffee – Drinks only today --- Rosalia Market
Brass Rail-Ribs --- Vendor Trucks –
Rose Garage – Nitrous Grill –Mexican
Whole in the Wall Pizza – Pizza by the SliceRosalia Fire Dept. Bake Potato Bar & Hot Dogs – 4-8 pm
Posted by Whitman County Library at 7:30 AM