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
509-288-1317

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.