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Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 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.
Teen Cooking, St. Jo
St John Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11 am - 1 pm
or call 648-3319.
Students in grade 7 through 12 are invited to learn how to make a delicious summer meals for your family or friends on Wednesday, August 16 at 11 a.m.  The class will cover safe food handling and everyone will have recipes to take home.  Come hungry so you can sample what you make.  The program will be held in the Methodist Church kitchen.
Pre-registration is required.  Call the library for more information, 648-3319.
This program was made possible thanks to a donation from Larry and Sally Demarco in memory of Margaret Mulkey Lossing.  Sponsored by Friends of St. John Library.
Garfield Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00 p.m.
The library will be having storytime at 1pm, featuring books designed to inspire children to act selflessly, to think about others before oneself. The children will also be given a short list of random acts of kindness to perform for a family member, neighbor, or friend. The idea is to allow children the freedom to discover the joyous feeling of helping others. For further information, contact the Garfield Library at 509-635-1490. 
Plastic Bag Jumprope
Uniontown Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 3 pm
Kids 10 and up are welcome to come make a plastic bag jumprope out of old plastic bags. It will take about 12 bags per jumrope, and the library has a good supply. A snack will be provided!
Pajama Eclipse Story
Uniontown Branch Library
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m.
Bring kids to the library in their pjs for this fun event! The theme will be about the upcoming solar eclipse, and we will make a fun craft, eat popcorn, and read!
Healthy Aging, Cente
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 9:30 a.m.
Free for adults 65 and over, the class meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Center (adjacent to the Colfax Library). Yoga for Balance & Aging is a gentler approach to yoga at a personally appropriate level. Suzy modifies her class to fit the needs of her students by working on balance, stretching, aromatherapy, and strengthening with the use of bolsters, chairs and blankets.
All levels and ages are welcome. $5 a session. For more information, contact Suzy McNeilly at (509) 397-4709 or the Colfax Library at (509) 397-4366.
WSU Cleans up Colfax
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m.
On Thursday, August 17 from 10 am - 12 pm, students and staff from WSU's Center for Civic Engagement will descend upon Colfax. They'll be cleaning up Main Street, helping out at the school and library, and working in the community gardens. If you would like to be involved, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at kirkpatr@colfax.com or 509-397-4366.
Flex & Flow, Colfax
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 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.
Plastic Bag Jumprope
Colton Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 3 pm
Kids 10 and up are welcome to come make a plastic bag jumprope out of old plastic bags. It will take about 12 bags per jumrope, and the library has a good supply. A snack will be provided!
Overdrive & Technolo
Rosalia Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 3-5 p.m.
Nichole from Colfax will be in Rosalia to help you download and navigate Overdrive, the librariy's free digital book source.  She will also be available for other technology related questions so bring your device and meet at the Rosalia library from 3-5 p.m. on August 17. It is not necessary to pre-register but it could help shorten your wait time.
If you have any questions, please call 523-3109 or stop in the Rosalia library Tuesday or Saturday from 10-2 p.m. or Thursday from 3-5 p.m.
 
Thursday Art
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 3:30-4:30
Kids, come and join us for an hour of mixed meadia art. Do you like paint? Markers? Colored paper? Then this is for you!
Albion Knit Night
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:00-7:30
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.
Albion Fireside Chat
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30
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 338-9641
Pajama Eclipse Story
Colton Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.
Bring kids to the library in their pjs for this fun event! The theme will be the upcoming solar eclipse, and we will make a fun craft, eat popcorn, and read!
CyberSecurity Essent
Rosalia Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6 p.m.

In today’s increasingly networked world, how can we keep ourselves and our information safe and secure? On Thursday, August 17, Mike J. McCully answers those concerns in a presentation titled “Cybersecurity Essentials for Work and Home” at 6 p.m. at the Rosalia 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.) 

Trivia Night - Colfa
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. Test your knowledge and win great prizes! Teams may be up to eight people - bring your group or join one upon arrival. Extra point for teams that bring their library cards! *Extra Special PICTURE Category*

Trivia Contest hosted by the Whitman County Library and sponsored by the Colfax Hyde Out.
Family Game Night Te
Tekoa Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 6-7:30 pm
Take a break from the heat and play a board game with the kids.  Tekoa Library has over 20 games to choose from and 4 gaming tables, activites run from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 17.  Free Snacks.
Endicott Branch Library
Thursday, Aug. 17, 7:00 pm
Ladies, join us for a book discussion
Feel free to bring a snack to share.
 
August 17 @ 7 pm
 
Questions:  Call Tia 657-3429
Inspired Palouse com
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Aug. 18
The community is invited to experience "Inspired Palouse," a Plein Air inspired art competition and exhibition sponsored by the Colfax Arts Council. All submissions will be part of a juried selection process with $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd, $300 for 3rd and $100 for the People's Choice award.

Entries can be painting, fabric art, sculpture, photography or other mediums. Deadline for JPEG image submission is July 24. For guidelines and entry forms contact inspiredpalouse@gmail.com.

The exhibit is set for August 18-25 in The Center at Colfax Library with a Reception Celebration on Saturday, August 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Punch, coffee and refreshments will be served along with a no-host beer and wine bar. Award winners will be announced at 7 p.m. 
*This panoramic image is from Tom Mohr of Colfax.
Caregiver Support Gr
Malden Branch Library
Friday, Aug. 18, 11:30-1 p.m.
The Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Fridays each month to provide a place where family and other caregivers can share experiences and strategies to support each other. Lunch is provided and Melissa Johnson from Rural Resources joins in on the third Fridays to bring resources and opportunities to help lighten the caregiving load. (Please note: The August 4th meeting has been canceled!) Sponsored by Friends of the Malden Library & Rural Resources.
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