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Everybody Reads Idah
All Locations
Saturday, Jul. 28
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.
Intensati, Center in
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 28, 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. 28, 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.

Inner Landscapes pho
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 28 (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.

Block Party @ The TE
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 28, 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.
Teen Geodes and Graf
Rosalia Branch Library
Saturday, Jul. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Teens, come crack into some geodes and create your own (legal) graffiti art during this Summer Reading check-in.
For more information, please call 523-3109. Sponsored by Friends of the Rosalia Library.
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