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Events for July 1, 2018   (view all events)
Everybody Reads Idah
All Locations
Sunday, Jul. 1
For Everybody Reads 2018, join us in the reading of "Idaho" a stunning debut novel about love and forgiveness, about the violence of memory and the equal violence of its loss—from O. Henry Prize–winning author Emily Ruskovich.
Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern "Idaho,"where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. In a story written in exquisite prose and told from multiple perspectives—including Ann, Wade, and Jenny, now in prison—we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, of the love and compassion that brought Ann and Wade together, and of the memories that reverberate through the lives of every character in "Idaho."

The author will appear throughout the Palouse and LC Valley in November 2018. Ruskovich's complete schedule of events is listed below.
  • Monday, Nov. 5 - Lewiston City Library @ 12 p.m. & Asotin County Library in Clarkston @ 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 - Nezperce Community Library @ 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Dahmen Barn in Uniontown @ 12 p.m. & 1912 Center in Moscow @ 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 - Whitman County Library in Colfax @ 12 p.m. & Neill Public Library in Pullman @ 7 p.m
Please contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at (509) 397-4366 or kirkpatr@colfax.com with any questions or comments.
Summer Reading for A
All Locations
Sunday, Jul. 1

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.

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