Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Looking for Raffle Donations

As many of you know....we are remodeling our Endicott library.  We plan to have an Open House sometime in April....date to be determined. 

We are going to hold a raffle to earn money for our Endicott Friend's of the Library fund. 

We are asking for donated items, baked goods, hours of service (ie:4 hours of garden work), etc.....that we could raffle off. 

We have received our first donated item  -  "Palouse Springtime" a 16x20 framed print of the rolling hills of the Palouse by photographer Otto Stevens.

If you have items or hours of service to donate...please let Tia at the Endicott Public Library know. 


Wendy Zuppan Bailey is the March 2013 Colfax Arts Council Meet the Artist

The Colfax Arts Council is pleased to announce that Wendy Zuppan Bailey, a mixed media sculptor from Spokane, will be the featured artist on Thursday, March 7 at 7:0...0 PM at the Colfax library. Featured in the premier season of Meet the Artist, this is Wendy's second visit to Colfax and we are thrilled to have her back.

As stated on Wendy's web page, her work is defined by curiously merry whimsical sculptures and paper doll puppetry. Inspired by fairy tales, children's books and the magical adventures of everyday life. Wendy's work is amusing, mysterious and accessible. Using clay, found objects, vintage
fabrics, beads and laces, Wendy's creations speak to the imagination and incorporate sculpting, fabric art, costume design and painting.

Please make the time to meet this amazing mixed media sculptor, see some of her wonderful art and hear her talk about her creative process.

For more information regarding Wendy Zuppan Bailey, please visit her web
site at http://www.wendyzupanbailey.com/.

Meet the Artist Basic Data:

Who: Wendy Zuppan Bailey, mixed media sculptor
Where: Colfax Library located at 102 S Main, Colfax WA
When: March 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Jim Gill - FREE Family Concert

Please join us at the Colfax Library on Saturday, March 2 at 3:00pm for a
free, family musical program with Jim Gill. http://www.jimgill.com/
Jim performs all throughout the U.S. and we're lucky to have him in our area thanks to the Foundation for Early Learning.
Please contact the Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 for details.
Everyone's Welcome!

Friday, February 22, 2013

CCS Classes @ Whitman County Library in Colfax

Whitman County Library Partners with Community Colleges of Spokane to Offer Classes for Boomers

The Whitman County Rural Library District's Colfax Branch will start offering classes aimed at baby boomers this spring through Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). "The library was looking to expand outreach to people in retirement," said Kristie Kirkpatrick, library director. A county-wide survey found that baby boomers in the community are interested in a wide range of topics including hobbies, self-help, and wellness. Community Coleges of Spokane logoThe library contacted CCS, which operates ACT 2, a continuing education program geared to adults 50+, about bringing the classes to Colfax. Registration is now open for nine different classes, including watercolor painting, Chinese culture, and introduction to ukulele.
“It’s really exciting to bring this kind of continuing education to our area,” said Kirkpatrick. “While we currently provide community programs, these will provide a lot more variety, depth and repetition..”
Those interested can register online at: www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2 (or you can go to http://www.campusce.net/Spokane/course/course.aspx?catId=194 to see just those classes at the Colfax) or call 509-279-6030. More information will also be available on the Whitman County Library website.
“We are excited about ACT 2's growth to the Colfax area and the partnership with the Colfax Library,” said Jacyln Jacot, director of ACT 2. “It is terrific that we can take the success of ACT 2 and partner with such a wonderful community agency like the Whitman County Rural Library District.”

For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick 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.

Story Time 2-22-13

We decided to put a close to the winter season here in Endicott, with polar bears. We read the books "Snowy's Special Secret" by Guido van Genechten and "The Three Snow Bears" by Jan Brett. Then we made some super-cute polar bears. These kids are getting good with the scissors!
Happy faces!

So independent and look at the concentration!

Very sweet group of kiddos today and they paid great attention to the books read, as well.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Prostate Cancer presentation comes to Colfax Library

To Media
From: Whitman County Library, Kristie Kirkpatrick, 509-397-4366
RE: Prostate Cancer presentation comes to Colfax Library
Event date: Weds, Feb 27 at 7 pm

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis for American men today.
To help you learn more about it, the Colfax Library invites you to hear
author Steven Heaps on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. when Heaps discusses
his book The Rancid Walnut and his experiences as a prostate cancer

In the book, Heaps explores a world many men experience, but few discuss
with both seriousness and humor. The Rancid Walnut contains poems and
personal stories as well as factual information about the disease.

Heaps says, My memoir and self-help book, paints an unguardedly personal
picture of my experience with prostate cancer while providing valuable
information about the challenges prostate cancer provides in terms of
diagnosis, treatment decisions, side effects, prevention and the chances of
a cure.

Steve Heaps is a retired psychologist and college professor. He was
diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent a radical prostatectomy in 2008
and again when he had heart surgery in 2010. Heaps lives with his wife in
Spokane and remains active with running, hiking, fishing, camping and
pheasant hunting.

For more information about Steven Heaps or his book, visit
www.rancidwalnut.com. For more information about the February 27
presentation, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366.

Friday, February 15, 2013

After School Program 2-13-13 - User Friendly Cleaning Potions!

Let me introduce you to The Wildcat Recyclers Club.
Lots of interest and participation as we learned about poisons, household chemicals, and how to make user friendly/eco friendly cleaning potions.

Lots of good stuff here. And each kid was able to go home with a bag of cleaning supplies and information.

Learning about "happy" homes and "sad" homes.

Learning about reading labels.

Some were able to share their stories about poisons, household chemicals, etc.

And some just told stories. :o)

Each kid was able to take home their own cleaning potion.

Making the household cleaner.

Thanks Judi for putting on a great program!
We will be holding an election for "President" of The Wildcat Recyclers Club next month.

President's Day - Story Time 2-15-13

Look at all these Honest Abes! We learned a little about President's Day today...and what presidents are. We read the books "Duck for President" by Doreen Cronin and "Madam President" by Lane Smith. Lots of kiddos at Story Time today....not all of them felt like posing for the pic...but it was a great crowd! Thanks for coming in!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sort out your Insurance Questions at the Library

Put March 5th on your calendar. SHIBA volunteer Joyce Leonard is coming to give free and impartial information tailored to meet the needs of current and future Medicare recipients. She also can help those who may qualify for Medicaid and insurance for low income families. Drop in anytime during the scheduled hours for assistance. March 5...1:00 - 3:00 PM.

After School Program

TOMORROW (Wednesday) - Endicott After School Program @ 12:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Judi Gray from Recycling & Waste Reduction will be here showing us how to make user friendly potions for cleaning. Grades K-5th....with snacks provided.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Story Time

 We did a little early Valentine's celebrating today. We read "Max's Valentine" by Rosemary Wells, "Valentine Mice!" by Bethany Roberts, and "The Ballad of Valentine" by Alison Jackson. Then the kiddos got creative and did a lot of cutting, gluing, and writing in their own homemade Valentine cards.

Oh, the faces of happy children.  Love these two boys!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Journal Sales Benefiting Local Libraries

News Release:

From:   Sue Hallett, Vice-President Friends of WCL, 509-397-4074
Date:    31 January 2013
RE:       Journal sales benefiting local libraries

Photo: Journals on display by staffer Sara Garza

Journaling is more popular than ever. Some people record their daily activities in a diary format while others fill their journals with keepsakes or illustrations. In response to this growing trend, The Friends of Whitman County Library have partnered with Cougar Graphics of Colfax to produce journals made from donated books. Proceeds from the $9.99 sale price benefit library services and projects countywide.

Books for all ages and tastes are being made into journals. Titles range from Nancy Drew and The Help to Lincoln and the Civil War and The Outsiders. To produce the journals, Cougar Graphics cuts and spiral binds the book preserving its cover and key pages and illustrations and replaces most of the printed pages with blank paper.

To see the entire collection of journals visit the Colfax Library. If you have a special book you’d like to have remade into a journal, contact Sue Hallett, Friends’ Vice-President at 397-4366 or shallett@q.com.

Groundhog's Day - Story Time 2-1-13

We learned about Groundhog's Day at Story Time today. We read "Boo and Baa in Windy Weather" by Olof and Lena Landstrom, "Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!" by Abby Levine, and "Gregory's Shadow" by Don Freeman. We also colored our own little groundhogs, put them on popsicle sticks and made holes for them to pop out of.