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Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:10-11:30 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 activities 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



 
LaCrosse Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 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, Feb. 22, 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 Sun 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, Feb. 22, 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.
 
Farmington Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2:30 PM
Book club meets once a month, a group decision of which book we read will be decided .  Participants  read the book, think about the discussion questions and we will decide if we like the book or not, how we would have changed the outcome, the characters or if we would like to read another book by that author.  Every one has as opinion and we are open to listening.  A fun way to spend an hour and learn more about our neighbors.   Come join us.
November will be on the 3rd Thursday because of Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Whitman County Library.
Ladies Craft Circle-
Tekoa Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 4-5 pm
Join us each week at the Tekoa Library for Ladies Craft Circle! Enjoy an afternoon filled with crafts, friendship, and learn something new. For more information, contact the Tekoa Library at (509) 284-3121.
Fireside Chats, Albi
Albion Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Join your neighbor's at the library for some tea and friendly chat. If you have any hobbies, bring them along too! Questions? cal: 509-338-9641. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Book Club, Colton
Colton Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.
We will be talking about the book In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith. All are welcome to join in our lively discussion!
Zumba Fitness
Colfax Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6-7PM
Join Zumba instructor Jenna Miller each Thursday from 6-7pm at The Center for a fun cardio workout.  Dance to contemporary music with great people and burn calories!  Wear your fitness attire and bring a water bottle.
EARLY BIRD PRICING:
$6.00 per class
$25.00 for 5 classes
$40.00 for 10 classes
Pricing beginning March 1:
$8.00 per class
$50.00 for 10 classes

For additional information call Nichole 397-4366.
Book Club, Rosalia
Rosalia Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 7:30 pm
Are you looking for a new book to read? Or for a new way to meet people?  Please join the Rosalia/Malden area book club at its next meeting on the final Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Rosalia library.  On odd numbered months (January/March/May, etc.) group members talk about books they have recently read and on even months a specific book is discussed. Please call 523-3109 for more information and to make arrangements to get your copy of the next assigned book. Sponsored by Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Parenting Workshop S
Rosalia Branch Library
Thursday, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
Attention parents of children 2-10 years of age!  The Healthy Tekoa Coalition and the Washington DSHS are offering a researched based parenting class at the Rosalia library beginning January 18 and continuing for 6 weeks on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required and babysitting is paid. There is are $20 gift certificates awarded for 90% attendance. Other prizes, books and snacks provided.  Contact Tekoa Librarian Diane at 284-3121 to pre-register or for any questions. Sponsored by Washington State DSHS and the Healthy Tekoa Coalition.
Blind Date with a Bo
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

1. Read the book tags
2. Choose your favorite
3. Check out, unwrap, and ENJOY!

For the month of February, Whitman County Library invites you to take a Blind Date with a Book and possibly win a free meal for two from the Top Notch Café. Simply stop in the Colfax library, read the descriptive tags, select the book of your dreams and take it home to enjoy. Your chance at the fabulous dinner comes by filling out the “Rate your Date” card and returning it to the library by March 1, when a winner will be drawn.

Thank you to Top Notch Cafe for your generous donation!
 Storytime, Endicott
Endicott Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 10:00 am (Fridays, Dec 8, 15, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Apr 13, 20, May 4, 18, 25, 10 a.m.)
Children 0-6 are invited, along with their parents/caregivers, to the Endicott Library on Fridays @ 10 am for Storytime!

Questions: Call Tia 657-3429
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 10-11:30 (Every Friday 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 .
Play, Learn, Laugh,
Palouse Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 10:30 am (Friday, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 am)
Please join us for FFN Play & Learn (playgroup).  Parents/caregivers bring your children from 10:30 to 11:30 am for free play and socialization.  Call 509-878-1513 for details. Sponsored by Child Care Aware through DEL of Eastern Washington.
Storytime, Uniontown
Uniontown Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m.
This is an early learning Storytime for kids ages 1-5. The focus from March to May 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.
Early Learning Story
St John Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 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.
Scrapbook Retreat, C
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m.

Scrapbooking enthusiasts are encouraged to register for the Wintertime Wonder Scrapbook Retreat hosted by Tricia Harwood on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Colfax Library. Cost is just $10 for one or both days and signups are due by February 20.

Friday’s retreat runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with dinner included. Saturday runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with participants encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and beverages. For both days, participants should bring snacks, beverages and their personal projects, including personal photos, tools, paper, supplies, and a laptop if desired. Topics will include photo-organization, album planning and design, journaling, card making, and more.

For additional information or to register, please contact Tricia Harwood at (509) 592-0927 or via email at harwoodbetty@gmail.com

 

Preschool Storytime,
Malden Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 3:30 p.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 569-3350 or stop in the Malden library Wednesday or Friday from 2-6 p.m.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Malden Library.
Rising Stars Dance C
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Feb. 23, 4:15-6:45 p.m.
Children's dance classes through Rising Stars Dance Studios are available at the Colfax Library Center on Fridays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Classes are geared towards children 2 years and older and introduces them to a variety of genres including ballet, tap, tumble and jazz.
Schedule begins Friday, September 8, 2017. Level placements are required.
4:30 to 5 p.m.  - Colfax Pre Dance (Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Tumble) - Ages 2-4
5 to 5:45 p.m. - Colfax Dance Level 1 ( Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Tumble) - Ages 5-6
5:45 to 6:45 p.m. - Colfax Dance Level 2 ( Tap, Jazz & Tumble) - Placement
6:15 to 7:15 p.m. - Colfax Dance Level 3 ( Tap, Jazz & Tumble) - Placement

Keri Oldroyd has operated Rising Stars Dance Studio since 2007, teaching hundreds of students over the years. Her students participate in the end of the year recital* and perform in the Lentil Festival or during University sporting events.
For additional information, cost and registration, please contact Keri Oldroyd at (509) 432-6961, visit http://www.risingstarsstudio.com/ or contact Whitman County Library at (509) 397-4366 for registration forms.

*The date for the end of the year recital is not confirmed; please keep your schedule open until June 15, 2017.
 
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