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Events for June 29, 2018   (view all events)
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 10-11:30 (Every Friday through June 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 .
Indian Battles of 18
Colfax Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29 (Available for viewing 7 days per week during regular library hours.)

Images of “The Indian Battles of 1858” by Nona Hengen will be on display during the month of June at The Center at Colfax Library. The exhibit is comprised of 15 reproductions including “The Battle of Steptoe” and “Horse Camp Slaughter”, along with the continuous showing of two videos, “The Spokane Tribal Battles of 1858” produced by the Spokane Tribe and “Painting in the Details: Indian Wars of 1858” by Nona Hengen.

Well known in our region, Nona was inspired to paint this series more than 30 years ago when she was presenting a class about cultural conflicts. It was from her study of Manifest Destiny and the resulting Steptoe/Wright Campaign of 1858, that the large, colorful paintings were born.

Hengen is an artist, writer and teacher. As an artist, her interpretive canvases feature eastern Washington subject matters and scenery. As a writer, Nona has been featured in Wheat Life magazine, trade journals and has self-published 16 titles under “Palouse Press.” Hengen, was born and raised in the Spangle

For more information, contact Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366. Exhibit is located at The Center, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax. Hours of the exhibit are Mon-Weds 10-8, Thur-Fri 10-6 and Sat-Sun 1-5. This exhibit is part of The Scenic Byways month long tour of events, art and history. For a complete listing, visit

Image is the Steptoe Battlefield by Nona Hengen depicting the 1858 battle in which an estimated 800 to 1,000 warriors from the Palouse, Spokane, Yakama, Coeur d’Alene and other tribes nearly decimated the troops of Lt. Col. Edward Steptoe. The scene is near present-day Rosalia, WA.

CBSG Youth Group, Te
Tekoa Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 11 a.m.-noon
or call 284-3121.
Kids who completed grades 4, 5, 6  meet daily for two weeks to discuss lifeskills, healthy choices, and how to overcome adversity.  Workshops meet daily for two week starting June 18 from 11 a.m. tonoon at the Tekoa Library.  Kids will be fed lunch and given a pool pass each day. Sponsored by Healthy Tekoa Coalition.
Libraries Rock Summe
Uniontown Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:30 a.m.
This year's Summer Reading theme is "Libraries Rock!" The 6-week kid's program will consist of music performances, the Science Center's "Sensational Sound" Program and a variety of crafts and games. We will paint rocks, make musical instruments, experiment with dancing oobleck and have a finale in the park with games and treats. More program information will follow in the coming weeks. Kids are required to read 10 books for younger kids or 10 hours for older kids to complete Summer Reading and receive prizes during the span of the six-week program. Call the Uniontown Library with questions at 229-3380. Sponsored by Friends of Whitman County Library.
Summer Reading Rock
Rosalia Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 10:15 a.m.
Sandra Carper will share her amazing rock collection and teach us about metamorphic rock. She and Ms. Marcy will both share books that impacted their childhoods and we will talk about how reading changes lives.  We will also make Metamorphic Smores!

Summer Reading keeps kids learning all summer long.  This summer the theme is Libraries Rock and at the Rosalia library we are learning more about Music and Rocks!

Programs include some great entertainers and also some fun learning explorations in the library.  To complete Summer Reading kids will read 10 books or 10 hours and there are great programs for adults and teens too.

For more information or to sign up, please call 523-3109 or stop in during open hours (Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.and Thursdays 3-7 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Rosalia Library.
L-Bow in the Park -
St John Branch Library
Friday, Jun. 29, 2:30 pm
L-Bow the Clown is returning to St. John for an outdoor program in the park on June 29.  All ages will love the Stage Show set to family friendly music to include: Juggling, Uni-Cycling, Ballooning, Good-Old-Fashioned-Clowning, AND  a 10 min Fire Show with Fire Juggling, Fire Eating and Fire Breathing/Blowing. Show Time: 2:30PM Sponsored by Friends of St. John Library.
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