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Green Berets In Viet
St John Branch Library
Monday, Nov. 13, 10 to 11:30 am
In 1957, Captain Harry Cramer led the first team of Special Forces (“Green Beret”) advisers to South Vietnam to assist the development of the Vietnamese Army. This mission was highly classified at the time. The situation in Vietnam in the 1950’s was much different from that of the 1960’s, and Dwight Eisenhower’s strategy for dealing with it differed sharply from that of John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson. Captain Cramer was killed in Vietnam in October 1957, becoming the first US Army soldier to die in that war. His son, folksinger and historian Hank Cramer, will share the story of this mission, and its once secret details.  Hank has a unique perspective on this story, as he is not only Captain Cramer’s son, but he himself later served with his father’s Special Forces unit in Asia, three decades later.

Hank Cramer is a traveling folksinger and historian based in Winthrop, WA. He is also a retired US Army officer. Hank has presented programs of history and music for Humanities Washington for over eight years. He was the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Humanities Washington Award. He is currently writing a book on the subject of this 1957 Special Forces mission.
  Sponsored by Friends of the St. John Library.
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:10 am -11:30 am
Early Learning Storytime at the Colfax Library is a FREE program that offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children birth to age 5. Children, parents/caregivers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in imaginative activites that include songs, fingerplays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more each Thursday (unless library closed) Sept.14-June 7. Call 509-397-4366 for details.

Baby Time, Ages 0-2, 10:10-10:30 am
Toddler Time, Ages 2-3, 10:30-11:00 am
Preschool Time, Ages 4 and up, 11:00-11:30 am



 
Early Learning Story
LaCrosse Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:30 am
Join us for early learning activities with music, stories and crafts.  Early Learning Storytime at the LaCrosse Library is a FREE program that offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children birth to age 6. Children, parents/caregivers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in imaginative activities that include songs, fingerplays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more each Thursday (unless library closed) September 14-May 31. Call 509-549-4110 for details or visit our LaCrosse Library Facebook page.
Flex & Flow, Colfax
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 12:05-12:55 p.m.
Flex & Flow Yoga meets every Thursday from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room. Flex and Flow is suitable for all levels. Poses focus on foundation, alignment, and breath; while building strength, flexibility, and focus. This class introduces San Salutations, linking movement with breath. It includes breath work (pranayama), joint opening, standing and seated poses, meditation, and relaxation. Modifications are offered to personalize your practice to your desired level.
Cost is $10 per session. Punchcards are available for purchase. For more information, contact Suzy at (509) 397-4709 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
Preschool Storytime-
Tekoa Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 PM
Early Learning Storytime at the Tekoa Library is a FREE program that offers a valuable listening and pre-reading experience for children birth to age 5. Children, parents/caregivers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in imaginative activites that include songs, fingerplays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more each Thursday at 1 PM (unless library closed) Sept.21-May 24. Call 509-284-3121 for details.
 
Thursday Art, Albion
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Kids, come and join us for an hour of mixed media art. Do you like paint? Markers? Colored paper? Then this is for you!
For additional information, contact the Albion Library at (509) 338-9641.
Thursday Art, Albion
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Kids, come and join us for an hour of mixed media art. Do you like paint? Markers? Colored paper? Then this is for you!
For additional information, contact the Albion Library at (509) 338-9641.
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30-4:30 (Every 3rd Thursday of the school calendar months)
It's 3rd Thursday fun & learning at the Colfax Library. Kids in grades 1-4 are invited to the library for STEM engagement activities with stories, games, crafts & more! Call Sheri or Nichole at 397-4366 for details.
Colton Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m.
Third Thursday is an after-school craft program for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Crafts are often seasonal or holiday crafts, with occasional programs run by other people. Look for school flyers describing each event on the preceeding Tuesday.
Farmington Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:30 p.m.
After school fun every third Thursday (during the school year) at your local library! Kids visit the Farmington Library and do science experiments, play games, do crafting projects and of course read a book and check them out.
For additional information, contact the Farmington Library at (509) 287-2035.
Albion Thursday Art
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4:00 pm
We will be using mixed media to create crafts around sesonal themes. All ages are welcome. Questions? Call: 509-338-9641
State Park Storytime
Rosalia Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m. (Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19)
Join real a STATE PARK AIDE for stories and activities about the animals that live in our state!  Program designed for Preschool-4th grade. 

If you have any questions, please call or stop in the Rosalia library Tuesday or Saturday from 10-2 p.m. or Thursday from 3-7 p.m. or you may leave a message at 523-3109.
  Sponsored by Washington State Parks and Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Ladies Craft Circle-
Tekoa Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 4-5 pm
CRafts, friendship, and sharing of expertise each week at the Tekoa Library
Albion Fireside Chat
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This is a time to drop in and visit with neighbors and share a few laughs. Come on over and join us, maybe sip a cup of tea or coffee and build freindships. Questions? Call the Albion Library at (509) 338-9641.
Albion Knit Night
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 5-7:30 p.m.
Learn to knit or bring any craft project you are working on and join us as we work and visit together. Questions? Call Albion Library at 509-338-9641.
*SPOOKY* Trivia Nigh
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Colfax Hyde Out to test your knowledge and compete with friends! Bring your team or join one upon arrival. Extra points will be awarded for teams that bring their library cards! COSTUME CONTEST!!! If your whole team is wearing a costume, you will earn an extra point! There will also be a prize for "best costume" awarded, so don't be afraid to dress up! 

Trivia contest sponsored by the Hyde Out and hosted by your information professional, Whitman County Library.

Did you know that Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday? LEARN MORE FRIGHTENING FACTS AT WCL TRIVIA NIGHT!
Ladies Night, Endico
Endicott Branch Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:00 pm
All ladies are invited to join our discussion of the book:
"The Homecoming of Samuel Lake" by Jenny Wingfield.
 
October 19 @ 7 pm
 
Questions:  Call Tia 657-3429
Feel free to bring a snack to share. Sponsored by Friends of the Endicott Library.
Early Learning Story
St John Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 11 am
Join us for early learning activities with music, stories and crafts for age 0-6.  We meet Friday at 11 during the school year.
Subjects and schedules are available at the library and on our Facebook page.
Free Medicare Help,
Endicott Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Medicare plans need an annual review as they change in cost and coverage every year. Join SHIBA volunteers Joyce & Daniel Leonard on Friday, October 9 at the Endicott Library between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free and impartial information tailored to meet the needs of current and future Medicare recipients. Drop in anytime during the scheduled hours for assistance.
For more information, contact the Endicott Library at (509) 657-3429..
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 10:00-11:30 am ( Friday (Sept 15-June 29) unless closed )
Join WCL for FFN Play & Learn (playgroup) each Friday from September through June (excluding holidays). Parents/caregivers bring your children from 10:00-11:30 a.m. for free play and socialization. Call 397-4366 for details.  Sponsored by Child Care Aware through DEL of Eastern Washington .
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