Saturday, May 27, 2017

Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend

ALL 14 BRANCHES OF WHITMAN COUNTY LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, MAY 27 - MONDAY, MAY 29 IN HONOR OF 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. Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and eBooks, and databases for Consumer Reports, 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 or call us at 397-4366.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Support Your Community at the Colfax Library

Yoga for a Cause benefiting the Colfax High School FCCLA

What is FCCLA? FCCLA (family, career, and community leaders of America) is a nationally recognized CTSO (career and technical student organization), focused on giving back to the community, recognizing students for their leadership, and promoting growth in the family and consumer sciences content areas. "We enjoy serving our community and improving ourselves in order to become better leaders" 
This year, the Colfax chapter has focused their efforts on amenity bags, food pantry for high school students, and applying FCS curriculum in competitive competitions. All donations received at Yoga for a Cause will help fund their trip to the National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.


Yoga for a Cause benefits local non-profit groups in Whitman County on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30 - 7 p.m in the Colfax Library. Ideal for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, the class will begin with a Vinyasa flow and take a quick break at 6:30 to move into the Restorative phase. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire class or use the break to come and go. In lieu of class fees, donations are being accepted to benefit this important project.
For more information on the Center, call Kristie Kirkpatrick at 397-4366. For questions about yoga, you can reach Suzy McNeilly at 509-397-4709 or Crystn Guenthner at 208-305-0057. The Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library is located at 102 S. Main.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

THANK YOU TO ETOL LILLARD

Whitman County Library Supporter of the Month awards are intended to recognize individuals, groups, and businesses for their invaluable contributions to the Library and Community. 


Etol Lillard and her therapy dog, Chesso, of Endicott were honored as May 2017 Library Supporters of the Month by Suzanne Schmick, Library Trustee (Left) and Tia Langston, Endicott Branch Manager (Right).

Etol and Chesso are dedicated library supporters and love visiting the library, especially during Storytime.  All of the children who frequent the library also love and appreciate their time together.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Community & Artist Reception

May is “H’Art of the Palouse” month in downtown Colfax with a variety of ways to participate and celebrate the annual Banner contest sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, including a month long exhibit, public voting and a community reception Thursday May 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The community and all artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 artists and designs on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 in The Center. People’s Choice and Juried Award winners will be introduced and their prizes presented. Past banner painters are also encouraged to attend, to browse the Banner Exhibit and visit with current artists. Refreshments will be served by the Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

Experience “H’Art of the Palouse Banner Paintings: the First 5 Years” during the entire month of May at an exhibit at The Center at Colfax Library. This colorful exhibit features many of the actual banners that adorned downtown Colfax light poles since 2008 and represents an artistic retrospective of the community and the region. The exhibit will include signed, framed copies of the banners painted from 2008-2012 and also a number of full sized banners dating to just last year. An additional exhibit of 2008 banners can be seen at Colfax Rosauers as well.

As part of the 2017 Banner contest, community members are invited to tour downtown Colfax, from May 8-24 to view this year’s Banner entries on the downtown light poles. The public can vote for their favorites for the “People’s Choice” category, determining an adult and youth winner. Voting cans are found all around town, while prize donation containers are located at the library and city hall. A jury of artists will also select the Artist’s Choice winner of a $300 prize donated by Dick and Pauline Gebhardt.

For more information about H’Art of the Palouse Banner events, contact the Colfax Arts Council at (397-2904) or eadams@stjohncable.com. The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 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 our Blog, the library's events calendarFacebookTwitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Recommended Reads for Spring

This book covers everything collards, from their origins in the South, to growing great greens to, cooking up a fabulous feast! 



Who doesn’t love perennials, those wonderful plants that return year after year? This lovely book will guide you to must have perennials for every garden. 



Foodscaping by Charlie Nardozzi

Whether you just want to grow a few herbs in a pot or grow an entirely edible garden this book will show you how to combine food in with your landscaping for a beautifully edible yard.  


Saturday, May 20, 2017

H'Art of the Palouse Banner Competition & Reception

Community & Artist Reception

Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Colfax Library Center











The community and all artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 Banner Artists and designs on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 in The Center. People’s Choice and Juried Award winners will be introduced and their prizes presented. Past banner painters are also encouraged to attend, to browse the Banner Exhibit and visit with current artists. Refreshments will be served by the Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

May is “H’Art of the Palouse” month in Colfax! There are a variety of ways to participate and celebrate the annual Banner contest sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, including a month long exhibit, public voting, and a community reception.

Experience “H’Art of the Palouse Banner Paintings: the First 5 Years” during the entire month of May at an exhibit at The Center at Colfax Library. This colorful exhibit features many of the actual banners that adorned downtown Colfax light poles since 2008 and represents an artistic retrospective of the community and the region. The exhibit will include signed, framed copies of the banners painted from 2008-2012 as well as a number of full sized banners dating to just last year. An additional exhibit of 2008 banners can be seen at Colfax Rosauers as well.
As part of the 2017 Banner contest, everyone is invited to tour downtown Colfax, from May 8-24 to view this year’s Banner entries on the downtown light poles.  The public can vote for their favorites for the “People’s Choice” category, determining an adult and youth winner.  Voting cans are found all around town, while prize donation containers are located at the library and city hall. A jury of artists will also select the Artist’s Choice winner of a $300 prize donated by Dick and Pauline Gebhardt. 

For more information about H’Art of the Palouse Banner events, contact the Colfax Arts Council at (397-2904) or eadams@stjohncable.com. The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 509-397-4366.







Friday, May 19, 2017

Thank You For Your Service!

A Tribute to Whitman County Veterans



Whitman County Library - Wed. May 24, 6 p.m.


Join the Friends of Hospice and Whitman County Library as we honor our Whitman County Veterans, and their families, for their selfless service to our country on Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room.
Celebration highlights include a traditional folk performance by the Ukulele Players of the Palouse and book donation by Friends of Hospice.

For more information, contact Annie Pillers, Friends of Hospice at (509) 332-4414 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366. 
Sponsored by Friends of Hospice.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Whitman County Library Weekly Calendar May 18 - 25

Thursday May 18
Colfax – 3:30 to 4:30 pm – Wildlife Program – Everyone is invited to the Wildlife Fish & Game afterschool science program with expert, Joey McCanna. SNACKS INCLUDED!
Rosalia – 3:30 to 6:30 pm – Microsoft Imagine Academy Open House – Interested in improving your computer skills for school, work, or personal enrichment? Stop in and see how we can help! 
Colfax Hyde Out – 6:30 pm – WCL Trivia Night – Come out and play trivia, but don't forget your library card!
Endicott – 7 pm – Ladies Night – Movie Night! Popcorn will be provided feel free to bring your favorite snack!

Friday May 19
Malden – 11:30 to 1 pm – Caregiver Support Group – All paid and unpaid caregivers are welcome to enjoy coffee and a light lunch with Rural Resources employee, Melissa Johnson.
Colfax – 1:30 to 5:30 pm – Blood Drive – Find the hero in you and donate at the INBC Community Blood Drive! Make your appointment online at www.inbcsaves.org or call 800-423-0151. All those who donate are entered in to win a 5-Burner Gas Grill! 

Saturday May 20
Endicott – 8 am to 1 pm – Flea Market – Stop by the Library Booth to see all the fun programs lined up for summer reading and SPIN THE PRIZE WHEEL!
Garfield – 11 am – Annual May Day & Book Sale – Parade and other exciting community events as well as vendors at the park including the library’s annual Book Sale!
Oakesdale – 1 pm – RSVP you and a friend for an afternoon tea at the library including complimentary refreshments. Seating is limited so call 509-285-4310 today!
Colfax TEK CENTER – 2 to 4 pm – Drop-in Tech Saturday – EVERY SATURDAY stop by the library to get hands on help with basic computer skills, social media, OverDrive and more! Bring your device and questions!

Monday May 22
Rosalia – 4:30 to 5:30 pm – Beginner Vinyasa Flow – People of all skill levels are invited to explore yoga during this new weekly class. Suggested donation $5 - $10 per person.

Tuesday May 23
Tekoa – 1:30 to 3 p.m. – Energy Assistance – Community Action Center will be assisting low income households with home energy costs. Call 1-800-482-3991 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Colfax TEK Center – 2 to 4 p.m. – Drop-in Tech Help – Bring your questions and devices to the for assistance!
Malden – 4 to 6 p.m. – LEGO Mindstorms EV3 (Intro) – Students grades 6 and above; explore the world of robotics, learn basic programming, and compete in challenges. Call 569-3350 to reserve your robot today!

Wednesday May 24
Malden – 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Microsoft Imagine Academy Open House – Are you looking to refresh or learn new Microsoft skills? We can help! We have laptops as well as our library computers available for use.
Colfax – 6 p.m. – Tribute to Veterans – Join Friends of Hospice, Boy Scouts, and Whitman County Library as we honor our veterans and their families with a traditional folk music performance and book donation.
Colton – 6 p.m. – Book Club – Join us in discussing “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick! Everyone is welcome!
Palouse Caboose – 6:30 p.m. – WCL Trivia Night – Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT at Caboose! Bring your team, test your knowledge, and win great prizes! Remember your library cards for a bonus point!   

Thursday May 25
Colfax – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – H’Art of the Palouse Banner Reception – The community and artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 Banner Contest and to view past entries. The winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Refreshments will be served by the Art Council and Friends of the library.

REMINDER: ALL 14 BRANCHES WILL BE CLOSED MAY 27 – 29 FOR MEMORIAL DAY. For more information or to learn about future events, stop by your library, visit us at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, call us at 397-4366, or like us on Facebook.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Trivia Nights in Whitman County


WCL Trivia Nights are the most fun you can have while learning! 

Have you been to Whitman County Library's new Trivia Nights! The library hosts Trivia Nights all over Whitman County in Colfax, LaCrosse, Palouse, Rosalia, and St. John! We provide the questions, materials, and trivia host while local businesses donate the prizes and choose their favorite categories!

Having fun isn't hard when you have a library card!

Answer questions, enjoy friendly competition, and see what you know! Bring your team of up to 8 people or join one on arrival. Extra points are awarded to team members who present their library card and all donations go to Friends of the Library for local library programs and projects. For more information, contact Sarah Phelan at 509-397-4366.
Don't miss these upcoming Trivia Nights!


Colfax Hyde Out on Thursday May 18 at 6:30 p.m.  
Palouse Caboose on Wednesday May 24 at 6:30 p.m. 
St. John Rialto on Saturday June 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Colfax Hyde Out on Thursday June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
LaCrosse (Next to City Hall on Main Street) on Friday June 23 @ 6:30 p.m.
Rosalia Brass Rail on Saturday July 15 at 7 p.m.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Creativity Meets Relaxation

Color Me Crafty at Colfax Library

Adults of ALL AGES are invited to the Whitman County Library's meeting room to enjoy Coffee, Cookies and Coloring from 2 - 4 pm on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays of the each month. A variety of coloring sheets and bookmarks are provided, but feel free to bring your own and share too! For more information please contact Molly Overby at 397-4366.

Learn to Crochet in May with Debi McNeilly

SPECIAL MAY 2017 ONLY: Learn how to crochet! Supplies will be provided but if you would like to bring your, she recommends an "I" sized hook.

Everyone is welcome to bring any craft, crochet, knitting, or similar project they are working on if coloring is not your thing.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blood Drive - Colfax Library - Friday, May 19

The gift of blood is the gift of life. You can save the lives of three people by donating blood Friday, May 19, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Appointments are being taken by contacting the library at 509-397-4366 or the Inland Northwest Blood Center at www.inbcsaves.org. Present to donate blood at the Colfax Library, and enter to win a BBQ 5-Burner Gas Grill.

According to the Inland Northwest Blood Center, here are a few facts about donations: 

1. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood product. 
2. Although 60% of Americans are eligible to donate blood, only approximately 5% actually do. 
3. It is estimated that one in three individuals will need a blood product sometime during their life.

Make your appointment online at www.inbcsaves.org or call 800-423-0151. Walk-ins will be seen on a first come, first serve basis with photo I.D. required. Donors should drink plenty of fluids and eat a meal at least two hours prior to arrival. The entire list of eligibility criteria can be found by  contacting the Inland Northwest Blood Center at 
www.inbcsaves.org or by calling toll-free 800-423-0151.

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, May 13, 2017

*NEW* DROP-IN TECH HELP SATURDAYS

Need technology help? Now you can drop into the TEK Center on Saturdays to get hands on help with basic computer skills, internet, email, social media, OverDrive, downloading eBooks and audiobooks and more! Bring your phone, laptop, tablet, or other device along with your questions to our WSU volunteer, Tara, EVERY SATURDAY from 2 - 4 p.m.

The "TEK Center" or "Technology, Education, and Knowledge Center" is a new technology lab for individual learning as well as a digital development hub for the community and businesses. The TEK Center currently provides free WiFi, 8 laptops, projection capabilities, and access to a wide variety of on library resources including experienced instructors, educational software, coding kits, LEGO learning, Microsoft Imagine Academy, and more!

For more information about this or other events in the TEK Center, technology classes or volunteer opportunities, contact Nichole Kopp, Whitman County Library Teen Services Director and TEK Coordinator at 509-397-4366.  This event is sponsored by the WSU Center for Civic Engagement. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

We are closed today, May 12

REMINDER: All 14 Branches of Whitman County Library will be closed today, Friday May 12

Our website and online catalog are always available for your convenience. Audio & eBooks are available 24/7 with our OverDrive app. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!  

All 14 branches of Whitman County Library will close Friday, May 12 for annual staff training.  Due dates for library materials have been extended in anticipation of the closure and no late fines will be charged for these days. Drop boxes will remain open at all locations for returned items. Access to the library’s catalog, downloadable audio and eBooks, Rural Heritage, 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 the closure are: Albion, Colfax, Colton, Endicott, Farmington, Garfield, LaCrosse, Malden, Oakesdale, Palouse, Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa, and Uniontown. 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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thank You to the Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers!!!

The Bettie Steiger Community Enrichment Center came one step closer to completion today when the Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers presented a check for $5000 to Whitman County Library. Thank you for your gift!

The Colfax Thrifty Grandmothers present donation for the Center to WCL Staffers, Catalina Flores, Circulation & Branch Coordinator and Shirley Cornelius, Business Manager

Thanks to the Grandmothers only $2000 is needed to reach the $33,334 match that is required to access the Whitman County .09 Economic Development grant the project received last week. That grant of $100,000 combined with these matching funds will allow the Center to complete restrooms, a technology center, a safer back entrance, signage, and a variety of finish work. The Center’s purchase and all renovation has been accomplished through grants, donations and volunteers. WCL wanted to sincerely thank 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Looking to get fit and healthy for summer?

Whitman County Library Fitness Classes

Whether your goals are to improve your fitness level, work hard to get into your best shape, increase flexibility, balance, and coordination, or you simply want to improve your overall health & happiness...just head down to the Whitman County Library!

Fit & Fun - Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Low impact, gentle aerobic exercise with old time dance moves that improve mobility and balance. Instructor, Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class for free!

Boot Camp - Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. High intensity workouts focused on cardio, muscle building, and coordination. Ask instructor, Carissa Little about *Free Wednesday Sessions* 

Potpourri Yoga - Tuesdays, 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Fifty minute yoga class designed to energize your day.

Align & Refine - Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Alignment based class with yoga pose progression.

Yoga for Balance & Aging -  Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Gentler approach to yoga that can be  tailored to meet the participant’s fitness, balance, or rehabilitation needs. 

Flex & Flow - Thursdays, 12:05 - 12:55 p.m. Poses focus on foundation, alignment, strength, and flexibility. 

Yin Yoga - Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. End your day feeling calm and grounded, increase circulation and become more focused.

Yoga for a Cause - June 6, 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
First Tuesday of each month. In lieu of class fees, all donations will benefit local non-profit groups, including the Center, Local Food Pantry, Senior Programs, and more! This class is ideal for both beginners and those with experience. The class begins with a vinyasa flow, then a quick break at 6:30, and finally we move into the restorative phase. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire class or use the break to come and go. 
Instructors: Nancy Stanard, Carissa Little,
Crystn Guenthner & Suzy McNeilly

WCL Fitness classes vary in price from ~$5 to $10 per class, with punch cards and other incentives available. Exercise classes at the library are currently free to Whitman County seniors 65+ thanks to a local donor. For more information about Yoga contact Suzy McNeilly (509) 397-4709 or Crystn Guenthner (208) 305-0057, email Carissa Little at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com about Boot Camp, or call Nancy Stanard at (509) 288 -1117 if you are interested in Fit & Fun. View our complete list of events at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It's Tech Tuesday!

Tech Tuesday Lineup for May 2017

May 9 - Overdrive Easy Access 2 - 4 p.m. If you want to access thousands of eBooks and audiobooks with just your phone, tablet, or laptop then you should try the library's app, OverDrive! Need help installing OverDrive on your device? Learning how to download an eBook or audiobook? Have general questions about OverDrive?  Drop into the TEK Center Tuesday, May 9 from 2-4 to get all your questions answered!

May 16 - Cybersecurity Essentials 12 - 1:30 p.m. In today’s increasingly networked world, how can we keep ourselves and our information safe and secure? On Tuesday, May 16, Mike J. McCully answers those concerns in a presentation titled “Cybersecurity Essentials for Work and Home” from noon – 1 p.m. at the TEK Center at Colfax Library.
 
During the presentation, McCully will provide practical advice that everyone should know including identity theft and phishing defenses, preventing Malware, common Web attacks, safely browsing the Internet, making secure purchases, recognizing an exploited computer, securing social media, hacking yourself first and more.

McCully is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CIP) and Information Systems Security Officer at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) 


May 23 - Drop-in Tech Help 2 - 4 p.m. Need tech help?  It's Drop-in Tech Tuesday! Drop-into the TEK Center to get hands on help with Microsoft Imagine Academy, basic computer skills, internet, email and more!  Bring your device and your questions to our tech librarian Tuesday, May 23 2-4 p.m.


If cannot make this date, do not worry as WCL is providing Drop-in Tech Help EVERY SATURDAY from 2 - 4 p.m. with our WSU volunteer, Tara.

May 30 - Overdrive Easy Access 12 - 1 p.m. Couldn't make May 9? Stop by the Whitman County Library's TEK Center to set up OverDrive for eBooks and audiobooks!

For more information, contact Nichole, Technology, Education, Knowledge (TEK) Center Coordinator, WCL 397-4366.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Microsoft Imagine Academy

Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly known as Microsoft IT Academy) is a program that provides libraries and their patrons FREE access to Microsoft's online courseware for technology training. Courses cover a variety of Microsoft products and skill levels - ranging from beginner users to advances technical courses that qualify for Microsoft Certification testing. The digital curriculum offers courses not only on fundamental technology skills, but also technical courses for those pursuing a career in IT. Imagine Academy is a complete technology education solution through leading-edge technology skills development that leads to certification professional development. Click here to get started!
Upcoming Microsoft Imagine Academy Events 
While our patrons are always welcome to come to the library and work on Microsoft Academy any time, we have several upcoming events to showcase the program and help you learn more about it. If you are looking to refresh or learn new digital skills we can help at these Microsoft Academy Open Houses!



Learning Paths Offered
  • Productivity. Become efficient in Microsoft Office and other software tools in your personal life, educational path, or career for a wide range of jobs. 
  • Computer Science. Prepare for college and career roles in software and app development.
  • IT Infrastructure. Learn the technical skills required to build a sustainable technology career managing infrastructure for cloud, clients, devices databases, and Office 365.
  • Data Science. Builds on core Excel and database fundamental skills but provides students with advanced skills for querying, analyzing, and visualizing data.
Curriculum
  • The Microsoft Office Academic Course Series delivers a complete learning and teaching framework developed specifically for use in an academic setting
  • The Microsoft Online Learning Curriculum provides unlimited access for more than 400 courses
  • Ready-to-use, customizable lesson plans include links to relevant Microsoft Online Learning and free demos and videos
  • The Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum provides essential computing 
Certification
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams that make you more productive in academics and business careers
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) provides an entry-level opportunity to explore various technical careers
  • Microsoft Certifications Solutions Associate/ Expert (MCSA/MCSE) exams provide steps to validation of a student's ability to design and build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premise and in the cloud

Sponsored by the Digital Learning Grant and Washington State Library

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Calling all book lovers!

Whitman County Library is Selling Used, Donated, and Discarded Library Books! ALL SALES BENEFIT LIBRARY PROGRAMS & PROJECTS!

Book sale at the Colfax Library - Always Available

Book sale available 7 days a week (during regular library hours: Mon - Wed 10 am to 8 pm, Th & F 10 am to 6 pm, Sat & Sun 1 to 5 pm). All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library and library programs. Books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks are 50 cents each and VHS are 25 cents or five for a dollar. 

Booksale at the Rosalia Library - Sat. May 6, 9 am- 3 pm

In conjunction with the Community Garage Sale, the Friends of the Rosalia Library will have a HUGE book sale! All proceeds support programming in the Rosalia Library. Hardback books (50 cents), paperback books (25 cents) and movies ($1). We are also accepting donations in advance! Call the Rosalia library at 523-3109 for more information.

Garfield May Day & Book Sale - Sat., May 20, 11 am

The day’s activities start with a Boy Scout breakfast at the school, a fun run by Garfield Parks and Rec, a kiddie parade with cash prizes for the best costume, and a Big Parade with our marching band and introduction of our royalty. Followed by vendors at the park where the library will also have their annual book sale. All Proceeds from the book sale will go towards programs at the Garfield Library. Call the Garfield Library at 365-1490 for more questions.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Banner Exhibit in the Center May 5 - June 15

H'Art of the Palouse Banner Contest

May is “H’Art of the Palouse” month in Colfax! There are a variety of ways to participate and celebrate the annual Banner contest sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council, including a month long exhibit, public voting, and a community reception.
Experience “H’Art of the Palouse Banner Paintings: the First 5 Years” during the entire month of May at an exhibit at The Center at Colfax Library. This colorful exhibit features many of the actual banners that adorned downtown Colfax light poles since 2008 and represents an artistic retrospective of the community and the region. The exhibit will include signed, framed copies of the banners painted from 2008-2012 as well as a number of full sized banners dating to just last year. An additional exhibit of 2008 banners can be seen at Colfax Rosauers as well.
As part of the 2017 Banner contest, everyone is invited to tour downtown Colfax, from May 8-24 to view this year’s Banner entries on the downtown light poles.  The public can vote for their favorites for the “People’s Choice” category, determining an adult and youth winner.  Voting cans are found all around town, while prize donation containers are located at the library and city hall. A jury of artists will also select the Artist’s Choice winner of a $300 prize donated by Dick and Pauline Gebhardt.

Community & Artist Reception

Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Colfax Library Center

The community and all artists are invited to enjoy a reception for the 2017 Banner Artists and designs on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-8:30 in The Center. People’s Choice and Juried Award winners will be introduced and their prizes presented. Past banner painters are also encouraged to attend, to browse the Banner Exhibit and visit with current artists. Refreshments will be served by the Arts Council and Friends of the Library.

For more information about H’Art of the Palouse Banner events, contact the Colfax Arts Council at (397-2904) or eadams@stjohncable.com. The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main or call 509-397-4366.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Star Wars Day from WCL (May 4th)

May the Fourth Be With You


Whitman County Library invites all Star Wars fans - from toddlers to grownups - to check out our extensive collection of Star Wars childrens, juvenile, young adult, and action-packed adult fiction available from your library, and even ebooks & audiobooks available for download! WCL encourages fans to celebrate this momentous occasion by having movie marathons, reading a galactic thriller, or downloading an audiobook, complete with lightsaber sound effects!
"May the 4th be with you" started as a pun warmly shared by fans but has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday - a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away. Ultimately, this is a day created by and for the fans. We hope WCL can help make your interstellar festivities extraordinary! Click here to learn more ! 

AND MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

Whitman County Library
102 S. Main St. Colfax
509-397-4366
www.whitco.lib.wa.us