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Intensati, Center in
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 9 a.m.
Free Intensati comes to the Colfax Library's The Center Saturday mornings with instructor Aubrey Aguilar. Come dressed in your workout gear for a morning of fun. Train your body, mind and spirit with this powerful invigorating practice. Classes are for all fitness levels.
Intensati is a combination of high energy aerobics, martial arts, strength conditioning with spoken affirmations and meditation.
Contact Aubrey for additional information at (509) 553-3752.
Kundalini Yoga, Cent
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 10 a.m.

Free Kundalini Yoga comes to the Colfax Library's The Center Saturday mornings. Come dress in your workout gear for an evening of uplifting blend of spiritual and physical awareness. Kundalini incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and chanting of mantras with the goal to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.

Contact Aubrey at (509) 553-3752 for additional information.

Makey, Makey, Endico
Endicott Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 11:00 am
Drop by the Library between 11 and 1 on Saturday, July 21 to explore STEAM learning with Makey-Makey.  Play-doh, foil, fruits, vegetables, small toys, plastic utensils, coins and other household objects may be used with Makey Makey kits and its accompanying software to have kids play bongo drums, scratch piano, Tetris, or even the old favorite Pac Man. Kids can do all of this while discovering what objects conduct electricity.
Questions: Call Tia 657-3429

  Sponsored by Washington State Library .
Block Party @ The TE
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 1:30-2:30pm
Come build with Lego, magnetics, straws/connectors, and more during TEK Center Block Party!  All ages are welcome to bring your creativity and enjoy free play building fun!  

Kids under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions?? Call Nichole 397-4366.
Family Movie Night,
Garfield Branch Library, Garfield Christian Fellowship Church
Saturday, Jul. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Family movie night is a grand tradition, bonding families and make new friends. We will be featuring a movie about moral values, have a fun craft for the kids, and plenty of treats for everyone. All ages welcome. This event is being held at the garfield Christian Fellowship Church in Garfield. For more information, please contact the Garfield Library at 509-635-1490.
Trivia Night at the
Rosalia Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 21, 7 p.m.
Adults head over to the Brass Rail for this summer's Trivia Night.  Bring friends to form a team or just join one when you arrive!  Special prizes for teams that all have their library cards!  For more information, call 523-3109.  Must be 21. Sponsored by The Brass Rail and Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Summer Reading for A
All Locations
Sunday, Jul. 22

Residents of all ages are invited to participate in Summer Reading 2018 with the theme “Libraries Rock!”  The reading portion of the program starts countywide on June 1st.

To complete the contest, children must read, or be read 10 books or 10 hours while teens need to read and briefly review three books. Adults must complete 3 checklist items including reading to complete the program but can earn as many as 14 chances at winning the grand prize giveaways. Major donors for this year’s summer reading program include Sam Dial Jewelers, Pizza Hut, Colfax Golf Club, Webb’s Slough Sprint Races, Almota Fiber, Kuhl Auto Parts, Thrifty Grandmothers Club and many others countywide. 

For a complete lineup of summer events and locations, stop by any Whitman County Library branch, “like” your favorite branch locations on Facebook or visit the library’s Events Calendar. Summer Reading registration forms can also be accessed from the library's website  or by calling toll-free 877-733-3375.

Inner Landscapes pho
Colfax Branch Library
Sunday, Jul. 22 (During regular library hours)

A new exhibit called “Inner Landscapes” by local photographer Jim Trivelpiece begins on Monday, July 2 at the Center at Colfax Library. In celebration, community members are invited to an open house reception on Wednesday, July 11 from 5-8 p.m. at The Center. Attendees will meet the artist, view the exhibit and enjoy yummy refreshments.

For this show, Trivelpiece snapped photos in unlikely places all around the Palouse and then explored, “what occurs when the lens is pointed back at the photographer.” Following the tenets of abstract painting, the images take on the task of photographing the inner life of the one holding the camera.  Following this theme, the photos also touch on Asian philosophy, physics, rock and roll, graffiti, trains and science fiction.

Trivelpiece explains that with abstract art, we are not seeing an image that the artist created.  We are experiencing a combination of the art and our reaction to it.  He says, “My favorite art is not a picture of something, but a picture of the act of seeing.  As our eyes “read” the image, the object in the frame causes our eyes and our minds to construct a new experience.  And with each fresh viewing, the experience is different.”

Inner Landscapes runs July 2- August 31 in The Center at Colfax Library. Exhibit hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m., except holidays.  Contact Whitman County Library for more information at 509-397-4366 or online at http://www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
PHOTO shown is: Birth of Red Cloud by Jim Trivelpiece.

Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 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.
Makey, Makey, St. Jo
St John Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 11 am to 1 pm
Drop by the Library between 11 and 1 to explore STEAM learning with Makey-Makey.  Play-doh, foil, fruits, vegetables, small toys, plastic utensils, coins and other household objects may be used with Makey Makey kits and its accompanying software to have kids play bongo drums, scratch piano, Tetris, or even the old favorite Pac Man. Kids can do all of this while discovering what objects conduct electricity.
This program is being let by the St. John Scouts using technology supplied by the Washington State Library.
Sponsored by Washington State Library and St. John Scouts.
Energy Assistance, G
Garfield Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 1:30-3 p.m.

Need help with home energy bills? Lindsey Brocious from Community Action Center is coming to Garfield on Monday, July 23 between 1:30 and 3 p.m.  The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers a one-time payment to help qualified Whitman County residents make their energy bills more affordable. The funding pays a portion of energy costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the yearly cost of a residence.  Seniors 60+ and disabled individuals may qualify for assistance as well. Must be an Avista customer and able to provide income documents.
Call 1-800-482-3991 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Kids Coloring - LaCr
LaCrosse Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Come to the LaCrosse Library for a fun and relaxing time.  Bring your own coloring supplies or use the libraries supplies.  Refreshments provided.  If you have questions call Tami at 509-549-3770.
Exchange a Book Club
Garfield Branch Library
July 23 @ 5 p.m. Aug. 13 @ 5 p.m. Sep. 5 & 24 @ 5 p.m.
Starting July 2nd, the Garfield Library will be participating in a new program, the Exchange a Book Club. the way it works is simple. Bring your favorite book to exchange with another patron, and we go away and read the book we were given. then come back in 3 weeks to give a brief description or reason as to why you did or did not like the book. After, we switch books again, that way everyone gets a chance to read the book. We will meet again every 3 weeks, unless already discussed otherwise. For more information, please contact the Garfield Library at 509-635-1490.
Parenting Workshop S
Tekoa Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 5-7 p.m.
Parents with children ages 0-10, learn evidence based coaching practices to increase child self-regulation, social competence, problem solving, and school readiness during this six week series workshop at the Tekoa Library starting Monday, July 16 from 5-7 p.m. Free registration and materials. Babysitting available upon request.
For additional information, contact the Tekoa Library at (509) 284-3121.
Fitness Boot Camp, S
Colfax Branch Library
Monday, Jul. 23, 6-7 p.m.
It's not too late to get fit for the summer! Join Fitness Boot Camp on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. at Schmuck Park in Colfax. 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!
Libraries Rock Summe
Palouse Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 9:30 am
Please join us for a Fun and Rockin' summer reading program!  
Tuesday, 9:30 am, June 12, 26
Wednesday, June 20, 10 am, Matt Baker Comedy Show
Tuesday, 9:30 am, July 3, 10, 17
Friday, July 20, 2 pm, Traveling Lantern Show at Hayton Greene Park Sponsored by Friends of the Palouse Library, Xenodican Club.
Tech Tuesday! Drop-I
Colfax Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 10am-4pm
Need Tech Help?  Drop-into the TEK Center to get hands on help with Microsoft Imagine Academy, downloadable audio and e-books, basic computer skills, Internet, email, smart phones and more!  Bring your device and your questions to our tech librarian from 10-4pm.
Farmington Branch Library
Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2:30 PM ( Tuesday June 12, 19,26 & July 10, 17 & 24)
Join us for six weeks of fun on Tuesday at 2:30 PM as "Libraries Rocks" during the summer.  Activities may include games, art, science engineering experiements and more.  Kids ages 0-11 need only to read 10 books or 10 hours during the summer months to complete Summer Reading.  For details,  contact the Farmington  Library at 509-287-2035. Sponsored by Whitman County Library.
Inner Landscapes pho
Colfax Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25 (During regular library hours)

A new exhibit called “Inner Landscapes” by local photographer Jim Trivelpiece begins on Monday, July 2 at the Center at Colfax Library. In celebration, community members are invited to an open house reception on Wednesday, July 11 from 5-8 p.m. at The Center. Attendees will meet the artist, view the exhibit and enjoy yummy refreshments.

For this show, Trivelpiece snapped photos in unlikely places all around the Palouse and then explored, “what occurs when the lens is pointed back at the photographer.” Following the tenets of abstract painting, the images take on the task of photographing the inner life of the one holding the camera.  Following this theme, the photos also touch on Asian philosophy, physics, rock and roll, graffiti, trains and science fiction.

Trivelpiece explains that with abstract art, we are not seeing an image that the artist created.  We are experiencing a combination of the art and our reaction to it.  He says, “My favorite art is not a picture of something, but a picture of the act of seeing.  As our eyes “read” the image, the object in the frame causes our eyes and our minds to construct a new experience.  And with each fresh viewing, the experience is different.”

Inner Landscapes runs July 2- August 31 in The Center at Colfax Library. Exhibit hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m., except holidays.  Contact Whitman County Library for more information at 509-397-4366 or online at http://www.whitco.lib.wa.us.
PHOTO shown is: Birth of Red Cloud by Jim Trivelpiece.

Fit & Fun Exercise,
Colfax Branch Library
Wednesday, Jul. 25, 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.
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