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Events for July 29, 2018   (view all events)
Summer Reading for A
All Locations
Sunday, Jul. 29

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. 29 (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
PHOTO shown is: Birth of Red Cloud by Jim Trivelpiece.

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