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Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 10 - 11 a.m.
Join Fit and Fun, gentle exercise for adults and seniors on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Center in Colfax (adjacent to the library). Enjoy a gentle warm-up, low impact aerobic workout, and a soothing cool down. Cost is $5 per class but instructor Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class for free. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117 or Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.
Storytime, Colton
Colton Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m.
This is an early learning Storytime for kids ages 1-5. The focus from December - January will be shapes. Each week a different shape will be discussed with a craft, songs, stories and a snack. Come join the fun! Sponsored by Friends of Whitman County Library.
Tech Monday, St. Joh
St John Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 11am to 1pm
11 a. m. to 1 p.m. – Technology Help Monday – Do you need a little help with your computer skills or your digital device? Want to get started with Family History or email? The library is offers individual help one Monday of each month.  Drop in with questions or just to have a cup of coffee.
Pie and Bingo -LaCro
LaCrosse Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 12:30-2 p.m.
Join us for Pie and Bingo it is a fun time and FREE!  Open for all ages!  We will be at the Gathering Place from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Contact the LaCrosse Library at (509) 549-3770 for addtional information.
Fitness Boot Camp, C
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 6-7 p.m.
It's not too late to get fit! Join Fitness Boot Camp on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room. Fitness instructor, Carissa Little leads the session and will whip you back into shape with fast results. 
Fitness Boot Camp includes high impact exercises, cardio, plyometrics, muscle strengthening, flexibility and coordination. Please bring hand weights, a yoga mat and water! Punchcards are available at a cost of $60 for 10 punches, or $35 for 5 punches. For more information or to register, please contact Carissa Little at purefitpersonaltraining@gmail.com. Ask about Wednesdays FREE sessions!
Book Club - LaCrosse
LaCrosse Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 6:30 pm
Join us for the latest selection of our Book Club.  Call the LaCrosse Library to reserve your copy.  Bring a snack to share.
Albion Book Club
Albion Branch Library
Monday, Dec. 11, 7 pm
Join us in a discussion of Gilead by Marilyn Robinson. There is no need to have read the book. Just come and enjoy light refeshments and good talk! We will be picking out a new book so bring your ideas. Questions? Call Lynn at 338-9641.
Festival of Trees &
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12

   The Festival of Trees & Art is on exhibit at The Center throughout the month of December with a collection of traditional and eclectic trees decorated by community members and groups. The trees are voted upon through December 20th with winners being announced during Art Among the Trees on Weds, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Raffle tickets for the beautiful holiday tree sponsored by Pioneer Title Company will be on sale throughout this time as well with the winning ticket also being drawn at that same event.
    Throughout the month, artists exhibiting and selling their work Among the Trees will be: Vicki Broeckel, Ken Carper, Greg Kessler, Bob Krikac, Nancy Rothwell, Rob Smith, Henry Stinson, and Carrie Vielle. All sales will go toward a new roof at The Center.
    “Art Among the Trees,” an open house event featuring the work of  these along with community viewing of The Festival of Trees comes to the Center at Colfax Library on Wednesday, December 20 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All tree winners will be announced at 7 p.m.
    Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served at the event while a no-host bar featuring the popular bartending duo Sheri and Gary Miller will serve beer and wine with proceeds also going toward The Center's new roof.
    “Art Among the Trees” is sponsored by the Friends of Whitman County Library, Colfax Chamber and Colfax Downtown Association. Proceeds from all art sales will benefit The Center. For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366.

Preschool Storytime,
Rosalia Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m.
Songs, games, stories and crafts are all part of the fun at Storytime!  This year we will be focusing on one letter each week.

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 Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Play and Learn - St.
St John Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 10 to 11:30 am
Play and Learn is a weekly program for preschoolers and the grown-ups who care for them.  While the kids play the adults can talk about the joys and struggles of growing little people.  Supported by Family, Friends and Neighbors Network.
Begins October 10 and will meet each Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the St. John Library through June 26.
If you have any questions, please call or stop in the St. John library 648-3319.
  Sponsored by Child Care Aware through DEL of Eastern Washington.
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2-4 pm
Seniors are invited to join us on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month at the Colfax Library from 2-4 p.m. for rousing games of Bingo with a break halfway through for some hot coffee, delicious pie, and other treats! This program is FREE and you can win some great prizes!
For additional information, please contact the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
Farmington Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:30 PM
Early Learning storytime is a free program that offers a valuable listening and pre-reading expeirence for chrildren birth to age 5.  Chrildren, parents/caretakers will enjoy engaging stories and participate in activities that include some songs, crafts, construction, and snacks.  The month of November will focus on colors. Sponsored by Whitman County Library.
Quickbooks Basics
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7PM
Are you currently using Quickbooks financial software for your business but still have questions?  Or are you a small business owner wanting to explore financial software options?

Instructor Shirley Cornelius will draw upon her 30 years of Quickbooks experience to provide a review and answer questions during this free class.  If you already have Quickbooks installed on a laptop or device please bring to class so individual questions can be answered.  

For additional class information contact Shirley Cornelius at 397-4366.
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7 pm
YinVasa with Suzy McNeilly meets Tuesday evenings from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Colfax Library's meeting room. End your day feeling calm and grounded designed to open the connective tissue that surround the muscles and joints, to increase circulation, and to help you become more present.
Cost is $10 per class. Punch cards available for purchase. For more information, contact Suzy at (509
) 397-4709 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.
A public meeting of Citizens for Quality Schools will be held at The Center at Whitman County Library on Dec. 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
  Sponsored by Citizens for Quality Schools.
Albion Storytime
Albion Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m.
Early Learning Storytime at the Albion 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 activities that include songs, fingerplays, action activities, crafts, puppets, and more each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m..
For more information, please contact the Albion Library at (509) 338-9641.














 
Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 - 11 a.m.
Join Fit and Fun, gentle exercise for adults and seniors on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Center in Colfax (adjacent to the library). Enjoy a gentle warm-up, low impact aerobic workout, and a soothing cool down. Cost is $5 per class but instructor Nancy Stanard invites you to try your first class for free. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 288-1117 or Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366.
Garfield Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m.
Winter in other countries: 
The children will be learning about what winter is like all over the world, and compare our winter to theirs. We will have a fun craft about winter, and talk about the ways we can help others during the cold season.
For more information, contact the Garfield Library at (509) 635-1490.
Storytime - Oakesdal
Oakesdale Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:30 p.m.

Early Learning Storytime!

Kids ages 6 and under are invited to come to the library for stories, songs and a craft activity!

Crazy 8s math club--
Tekoa Branch Library
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3-4 pm
or call 284-3121.
Join the after school math club that helps kids enjoy the math behind their favorite activites.  We will buiold thinks like glow in the dark structures and play fun games like toilet paper olympics.  8 wednesdays in a row, starting November 1st from 3-4 pm.  club is for 3-4 graders. For more information call 284-3121.
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