Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Labor Day Closure

All 14 branches of the Whitman County Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day weekend September 3rd to the 5th.              
Patrons are welcome to continue using the library website and databases during the holiday weekend. We hope that you have a great weekend and we will see you Tuesday the 6th!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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Visit your local branch for more information, for open times or contact information check out Whitman County Library's web-site at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ice Age Programs Sept. 14 at 3 & 7 pm



Colfax Branch Library
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3:00 pm
Join the Ice Age Floods Institute-Palouse Falls Chapter as they present "Changing the Course of the Palouse River" for this exciting talk to learn how stream capture during the floods diverted the Palouse River from Washtucna Coulee to its present day location. Visit iafi.org or contact iafipf@gmail.com for more information.

Also at the Gathering Place in Lacrosse
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 pm. This program is at the Gathering Place 201 S Main St, Lacrosse, WA. Visit iafi.org or contact iafipf@gmail.com for details.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

WCL Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – September 1

Thursday, September 1
Colfax – 3 – 7 p.m. – 1st Thursday – Harvest Party: Celebration of Farmers – themed events held throughout down-town Colfax.  For more information call the library at 509-397-4366 or go to http://www.colfaxwa.org.
Tekoa – 4 p.m. – Women’s Social Hour – Want a place to just share ideas?  Come to the Library women's social hour Thursdays.  Bring a project (knitting, crafting, or just come to visit.  Snacks are provided.

Friday, September 2
Endicott, Palouse, & Uniontown – Storytime – Join us for early learning activities with music, stories, and crafts.  Visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for times.

Saturday, September 3
All 14 Branches – Closed in observance of Labor Day.

Sunday, September 4
All 14 Branches – Closed in observance of Labor Day.

Monday, September 5
All 14 Branches – Closed in observance of Labor Day.
Tekoa – 6 p.m. – Attentive Parenting Classes – A six week program for parents with children age 2-6 to teach active parenting skills.  Completers of the course will receive a book and incentive.  To register call Diane at 509-284-3121 or visit the Whitman County Library Website Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Tuesday, September 6
Rosalia – 10:15 – 11 a.m. – Storytime – Join us for early learning activities with music, stories, and crafts.  Visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for times.
Colfax – 2 – 4 p.m. – Coffee, Cookies, & Coloring – Seniors are invited to come enjoy Coffee, Cookies and Coloring downstairs in the meeting room.  Materials are provided, feel free to bring your own and share too!

Wednesday, September 7
Albion & Garfield – Storytime – Join us for early learning activities with music, stories, and crafts.  Visit the Library Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us for times.

Thursday, September 8
Colfax – Palouse Empire Fair – The fun is in the air at the Palouse Empire Fair!  Join the Whitman County Library at the fair booth just inside the Community Building and spin the Spinning Wheel to get a prize! 


September is Library Card Sign-up Month, visit your branch and get your Library Card!  For a complete list of library events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call 509-397-4366. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rising Stars Dance Classes


Colfax classes will run from 3:40 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays and 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Contact the library for more information and registration forms.

Afterschool Math-Colfax

The Colfax Library plans Crazy 8s Club for kids in grades 3-5 Wednesdays, 2:30 - 4:00 pm September 21 - November 09. This 8 week after school program is designed to get kids fired up about math. Registration is required for this free, fun math and discovery club.   Space is limited. Sign up by September 16.

For more information, contact:

Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hollywood non-fiction titles to check out


Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman
Complete with exclusive interviews from writers, directors and stars of our best loved cult classics this book details the lessons we learned from watching eighties movies and why those lessons are missing from the movies we watch today. 

1971 is the year that rock music exploded onto the scene bringing with it stars like David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.  This book is a love song to the music of 1971 and an homage to its artists. 

This is the untold story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency the talent agency who over the last four decades has influenced film, television, sports, music and business ventures throughout the world. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WCL Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – August 25

Thursday, August 25
Colton – 2:30 p.m. – Snap Circuit Fun – Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MYKids ages 10 and up are invited to join in learning about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kits.  To register or for more information call Holly at 509-229-3887.
Colton – 5:30 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Come play some bingo and eat pie while the kids watch a movie in their pajamas.
 Colton – 5:30 p.m. – Pajamas and a Movie – Calling all kids, throw on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal and come watch a movie at the library with your friends.  Bring your parents so they can play Bingo on the other side of the library building!

Friday, August 26
Garfield6 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 use the pages provided.

Monday, August 29
Uniontown – 4:30 p.m. – Bingo Night – Please join the Library as it hosts Bingo Night!  Win some fabulous prizes, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks provided by friends of the Library.
Tekoa – 6 p.m. – Attentive Parenting Classes – A six week program for parents with children age 2-6 to teach active parenting skills.  Completers of the course will receive a book and incentive.  To register call Diane at 509-284-3121 or visit the Whitman County Library Website Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
LaCrosse – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Adult Coloring – Come join us for an evening of relaxation and color.  Coloring has been proven to lower blood presssure.  So come for health reasons as well as the fellowship.  Bring your own coloring pens and pencils or use the libraries.  Snacks provided.  

Tuesday, August 30
Albion – 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Play and Learn – Play and Learn is a fun, intentional play time for young children, giving them a variety of opportunities to explore and grow while interacting with their peers. This time is also for parents and other caregivers to visit and share ideas about nurturing the growing minds in their care.

Wednesday, August 31
Malden – Noon – Book-nic – This is a picnic with books! Bring a sack lunch & a blanket to the park next to the library. We will eat together, play games and read some great books!  This event is for all kids and kids-at-heart.  (Weather permitting we may have a water-fight!)
Tekoa – 3 - 4 p.m. – Snap Circuit Fun – Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MYKids ages 10 and up are invited to join in learning about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kits.  To register or for more information call Diane at 509-284-3121.

Thursday, September 1
Colfax – 3 – 7 p.m. – 1st Thursday – Harvest Party: Celebration of Farmers – themed events held throughout down-town Colfax.  For more information call the library at 509-397-4366 or go to http://www.colfaxwa.org. 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, visit your branch and get your Library Card!  For a complete list of library events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call 509-397-4366.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pajamas, Movies, Bingo, and Pie OH MY!

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Colton Library is hosting Pajama movie night for the kids while the adults get to indulge in a piece of pie or a cookie while they play Bingo!  Everything starts at 5:30 p.m. August 25th and will go until the movie is over and the prizes have been won.


Bingo and Pie comes


Storytime Begins Sept. 15

Colfax Library's Early Learning begins Thursday, September 15 with Baby Time (Ages 0-2) 10:10-10:30 am, Toddler Time (Ages 2-3)10:30-11:00 am, and Preschool Time (Ages 4+)at 11:00-11:30. Friday PLAY & LEARN Playgroup (Ages 0-5)begins Spetember 16 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information, contact:
Sheri Miller at 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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

We need your historic photos!


LEFT:  St. Ignatius Hospital,        1907 postcard from the personal collection of Patrick McDonald, Whitman County Library’s Rural Heritage Collection


Whitman County Library just got an exciting boost in its efforts to preserve our region’s rich local history. Thanks to $8870 in grant funding from The Institute for Museums and Libraries administered by the Washington State Library, the Rural Heritage online collection will expand with special emphasis on items from the MacGregor Store in Hooper, Tekoa Museum, Perkin’s House, St. Ignatius Hospital and other health related professionals, patients, and facilities from across Whitman County. A large portion of the funding will also provide metadata updates to make the collection even easier to search.

Project coordinator Patti Cammack is proud of the online database that now contains more than 3800 local images. She says, “Many of the items we’ve preserved were fading and crumbling or never-before seen photos from personal collections. Digitizing and compiling them into this statewide database has been a great way to archive local history while making it accessible worldwide.”

While most collections being added during this grant cycle are already gathered in museum settings, Cammack is requesting the community’s help in finding St. Ignatius or medically related images. Cammack says, “We are hoping to find a wide variety of photos from all across the county; everything from medical personnel and facilities to patients and interesting people like Peg-Leg Kenedy (see photo.)” With the renewed interest in St. Ignatius, photos of the building, the patients, or staff are encouraged.

Over the past seven years, Whitman County Rural Heritage has partnered with hundreds of local residents, Washington State University and dozens of local museums and community groups. The collection can be viewed at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. If you are interested in participating, contact Patti Cammack at 509-397-4366 or visit Whitman County Library.
 
PHOTO: Claiborne “Peg-Leg” Kenedy, Palouse postmaster at the turn of the century who suffered a “woods accident.”  To save his life, Kenedy’s leg was amputated just below the knee without benefit of either physician or anesthetic. From the collection of Bob West, Roy Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum and Whitman County Library’s Rural Heritage

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rachelle's Top biography picks for August


It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson
Having recently turned 80-years-old, Nelson shares his story in this definitive autobiography that covers his life from his childhood in Abbott, Texas to his life today. 


In this powerfully emotional biography, Shatner tells the story of his five decade long friendship with Leonard Nimoy. 


This biography claims to be the first truly comprehensive portrait of Jordan covering not only his greatness but his darker side as a ruthless competitor and gambler. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bingo and Pie in Oakesdale

Bingo and Pie comes Oakesdale is hosting Bingo and Pie!

Saturday August 20th at 5:00 p.m., come to the Oakesdale branch for a great game of Bingo and a slice of pie or a cookie.  There will be great prizes and even better company!  For more information call Shanna at 509-285-4310 or visit the WCL events calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Relaxing night at the Malden and Rosalia Libraries.

RELAX in RosaliaJoin Marcy on the 18th in Rosalia, and the 19th in Malden for a relaxing night.  A licensed massage therapist will be providing chair massages,  there will be adult coloring, gentle music, infused waters, fruits and vegetable snacks and a calm atmosphere to just unwind!  Create your own stress ball and wave bottle to help continue your peaceful feelings at home or work.  To register or for more information call Marcy at Rosalia at 509-523-3109 or Malden  at 509-569-3771.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WCL Weekly Calendar

County Library Calendar – August 18
                                            
Thursday, August 18
LaCrosse – 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Snap Circuit Fun – Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MY!  Kids ages 10 and up are invited to join in learning about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kits.  To register or for more information call Tami at 509-549-3770.
Rosalia – 7 – 9 p.m. – RELAX in Rosalia – A licensed massage therapist will be providing chair massages. There will also be adult coloring, gentle music, infused waters, fruit & vegetable trays and a calm atmosphere to just unwind. You may create your own stress ball and wave bottle to help continue your peaceful feelings at home or work.  To register or for more information call Marcy at 509-523-3109.

Friday, August 19
Malden6 – 8 p.m. – RELAX in Malden – A licensed massage therapist will be providing chair massages. There will also be adult coloring, gentle music, infused waters, fruit & vegetable trays and a calm atmosphere to just unwind. You may create your own stress ball and wave bottle to help continue your peaceful feelings at home or work.  To register or for more information call Marcy at 509-569-3771.

Saturday, August 20
Oakesdale – 5 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Come to the library to play a game of Bingo and eat a slice of Pie or have a cookie.

Monday, August 22
Palouse – 11 a.m. – Snap Circuit Fun – Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MYKids ages 10 and up are invited to join in learning about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kits.  To register or for more information call Bev at 509-878-1513.

Tuesday, August 23
Colfax – 2 – 4 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Seniors are invited to play Bingo, win prizes and enjoy pie and or cookies, downstairs in the meeting room.

Wednesday, August 24
Oakesdale – 3  p.m. – Cockroach Races – Steve Van Vleet and his cockroach races! Great fun for all ages, Steve will also be available to identify any new bugs that you have found this summer!  For more information call Shanna at 509-285-4310.


Thursday, August 25
Colton – 2:30 p.m. – Snap Circuit Fun – Electricity, motors, resistance, capacitors, transistors, meters, and integrated circuits OH MYKids ages 10 and up are invited to join in learning about electronics with the fun filled Snap Circuit Kits.  To register or for more information call Holly at 509-229-3887.
Colton – 5:30 p.m. – Bingo and Pie – Come play some bingo and eat pie while the kids watch a movie in their pajamas.
Colton – 5:30 p.m. – Pajamas and a Movie – Calling all kids, throw on your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animal and come watch a movie at the library with your friends.  Bring your parents so they can play Bingo on the other side of the library building! 


Ready Set READ!  Adult and teen Summer reading is still happening!  For a complete list of library events, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, visit the Events Calendar at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, like the library on Facebook or call 509-397-4366.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Robotics/Coding Part 2-Aug. 15

Coding Camp Part 2,
Coding Camp Part 2
Colfax Branch Library-Monday, Aug. 15, 6-8 pm.
Coding Camp Part 2: Line Patterning RedBot
Computer Science and robotics with SparkFun RedBot during this free coding camp! Kids and adults ages 12-99 will code to instruct bot to move forward, stop at a line, control infrared sensors, and follow a line during this 2 hour camp August 15 6-8 pm.
Space is limited call 397-4366 to register for class by Aug. 12th. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

August books to check out!

This is the extraordinary true story of the first wild weasels, the band of maverick aviators who flew the most dangerous missions during the Vietnam War. 

This is the true story of the eight men who led the Eighth Air Force to victory over the Luftwaffe. 

This is the deeply research retelling of the Battle of the Bulge with striking insights into the major players on both sides of the battle.