Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rachelle's recommended reading ...

Rachelle's most recent recommendations - 

Neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan takes readers on a journey though the world of psychosomatic illness and tells true stories of people suffering from imaginary illnesses. 

This self-published sensation and UK bestseller will shows how the author found courage, direction and effective methods for dealing with her fear, anger, grief and denial after being diagnosed with cancer. 

This is a groundbreaking and intimate exploration of how doctors think and how we can restore humanity to medicine. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Your purchases support Whitman County Library

The best way to support Whitman County Library is to shop locally. Most businesses in our community support the many programs and services we provide.

Many of your supporters are shopping for Valentine's Day gifts, and reminding them to shop at smile.amazon.com can increase donations for Friends of Whitman County Library. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Valentine's Day including electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more.

To share this with your supporters and staff, copy the image at the bottom of this email and use it on your website, in an email, and in social media. Be sure to link the image to your unique charity-link, which takes customers directly to smile.amazon.com in support of your charity: smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1651792

Don't miss this special event at The Center at Colfax Library

Why I Moved to Colfax - an exhibit by Tom Mohr
March 1-April 30
 The Center at Colfax Library
with a Community reception on Friday, March 10 from 5-7 p.m.

Colfax, WA - Why did Tom Mohr move to Colfax? That was the question everyone wanted
to know.

To answer the queries, Mr. Mohr has designed an exhibit of his artistic photography called “Why I moved to Colfax.” For the exhibit, Mohr provides a visual explanation of his relocation to Colfax through colorful landscapes and panoramas that are up to twenty four feet long and fill both rooms of The Center. Mohr also shares some of the many images he’s taken of community members including a gathering at Dave Morgan's 25th Annual Plow Day.

Tom Mohr was born in Rochester, NY and lived in New York City with his wife Jil for over 30 years. Graduating with a bachelor of fine arts in painting, Tom worked as a freelance photographer, as commercial photographer and in photography labs where he learned to separate colors and manipulate images. This work would later influence Tom’s images into a style he calls “painting with photography.” Tom spent his final working years in the art department of Barron’s Magazine retouching photographic images.

Then the unthinkable occurred. On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists and the world would never be the same. For Tom and Joan, who lived directly across the street from the Towers, their future was forever altered. Thankfully, they were away from home at the time of the attack but the tragedy caused them to rethink their lives and set a new course.

Community members gather for Dave Morgan's 25th Annual Plow Day.
In 2002, the couple bought a fifth-wheel and began traveling in the United States and Canada. Tom photographed much of the journey which has taken them from Cold Foot, Alaska to Key West Florida, and also, a two year stay in Venice, Italy.

Finally, in 2016, the couple made a fateful stop in Colfax to photograph the Palouse. Tom invites you to his exhibit and also the community reception to learn why they stayed! For more information about the exhibit or reception, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 or Tom Mohr at 212-300-3694.

Monday, February 20, 2017

You're invited - economic development planning meeting

Want to be a part of local economic development planning? Do you want to insure that your community is well represented? If so, you'll want to attend the planning meeting for 2017 at The Center at Colfax Library. Read the current plans at online and/or RSVP to SEWEDA at 509-288-1317 or whitman@seweda.org

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heather Lustig joins the Library Board

Congratulations to Heather Lustig who was recently appointed to the Whitman County Library Board of Trustees.

Heather grew up on a small farm outside of Moses Lake and moved to Whitman County in 2002. She and her husband are raising 4 boys near Dusty and their children attend school in Colfax. Heather has been a stay at home mom until recently when she began substitute teaching as a Para-Educator in the Colfax and Steptoe School Districts.  Heather is active in the Colfax PTO, teaches Sunday school and is the 4H horse leader for the Mockonema 4H club. 

Heather is excited to serve on the Whitman County Library Board of Trustees.  The library has provided valuable programs and resources for her family and they’ve enjoyed participating in the Summer Reading programs, Third Thursday after-school programs, Storytime, teen activities, adult fitness classes, and various other activities.  

Heather feels serving on the board is a great way to give back to the library for all it has given to her family.

The Whitman County Library Board of Trustees meet the 3rd Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library. For more information, call Shirley Cornelius at 509-397-4366.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Manage your Business Finances: Workshop comes to Colfax!

Entrepreneur Lunch Connect @ Events On Main 
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Manage Your Business Finances with the right tools! Quick Books, Payroll & Accounting Systems, Year End Taxes, Minimum Wage, and answers to your questions! Join expert Shirley Cornelius, Business Manager with Whitman County Library.  Shirley has over 30 years of tax experience and has worked with Quick Books for 25 years.  She brings over 10 years of payroll experience and can assist you with these and other questions.  Come join us for lunch and discussion at Events on Main!

Please RSVP to-

Sarah McKnight
Startup Whitman & SEWEDA
Whitman County Managing Director
409 N. Main Suite #2
Colfax, WA 99111

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Public Forum at the Center - The John Wayne Trail

***Public Forum: John Wayne Trail Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 6 p.m.***
Washington State Parks has approved funds to repair the John Wayne Trail which runs through many local small towns such as Tekoa, Rosalia, and Malden.
The community is invited to join in on the discussion at the Center, adjacent to the Colfax Library! Come share your thoughts or concerns.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Cedar Street Library is open for business!

Visit our mini replica Free Little Library located on Cedar Street in Colfax (near the pool.) Borrow a book, return a book simplicity!

For more information about the three Little Free Libraries around the county visit the library website or any of WCL's 14 branches locations!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Legos Wanted!

Legos Wanted! The Colfax Library will gladly take any unused/unwanted Legos that are taking up your valuable closet space. Lego pieces are needed for after school programming. Become a treasured Friend of WCL and donate today!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Colfax Crazy 8s Math Club with Chief Thime

The Colfax Library’s Math Club participated in firefighter training during the Wednesday gathering of Crazy 8s. Fire Chief, Steven Thime brought gear from the Colfax Department to share with the 3-5 grade students. Chief Thime demonstrated the importance of math skills as the students calculated weights and measures pertaining to fire safety.


The goal of Crazy 8s is to show that math is fun and recreational in order to change our culture and get kids to think of math as play. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that appeal to a wide range of kids.


To learn more about the non-profit math program, check out http://bedtimemath.org/ or go to the Whitman County Library site at www.whitco.lib.wa.us. 

Pictured: Colfax Fire Chief Steven Thime demonstrates the weight of safety equipment to students.