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Everybody Reads Blac
All Locations
Saturday, Sep. 30
Everybody is reading Black River by S.M. Hulse in anticipation of regional author visits in early November. These include an appearance at Dahmen Barn on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and an author luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at noon at the Colfax Library.  Please reserve your copy today by visiting the online catalog at or calling 877-733-3375. For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at or Dahmen Barn at or 509-229-3414. 

As part of the Everybody Reads, citizens from across the Palouse and Lewiston, Clarkston Valley have been reading Black River and from Nov. 6-9 are invited to multiple presentations by the author. For more information, visit
Grain Elevator exhib
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 30
     Whitman County with its rolling, fertile fields is the most productive wheat growing county in the United States. The infrastructure that gets this grain to market, including trucks, trains, barges and storage facilities is so familiar that it is often taken for granted.
     But for photographer Dennis Witmer, the grain bins, elevators and grain storage piles are so much more. They are part of a landscape that Witmer brings to life in a new exhibit at The Center in Colfax Library called “The Grain Elevators of Whitman County.”
     For the exhibit which runs through the end of October, Witmer photographed more than 60 sites and nearly every elevator across Whitman County. His photographs describe the continuing evolution of the form, as many small elevators distributed across the landscape are being replaced by a handful of large grain transportation and storage facilities using high speed conveyors and large ground storage piles.  
     One of the larger facilities featured in the exhibit is the new McCoy Grain Terminal. During Witmer’s visit in mid-August, McCoy was handling approximately 400 trucks each day and loading delivery trains at night. The facility was accepting about 300,000 bushels of wheat each day while the outgoing trains carried about 400,000 bushels per train. 
     Dennis Witmer grew up on a small farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He began making photographs in 1977, which continued through moves to Alaska in 1987 and to Spokane in 2012. Witmer mostly photographs landscapes, which he defines as human interaction with the land. 
     Witmer’s expansive exhibit, "The Grain Elevators of Whitman County" shows at The Center at Colfax Library, from September 1-October 31. Exhibit hours are Mondays-Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays-Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. (except Labor Day weekend.) The Center at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main Street or call Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 for more details.
Homeschool Family Ga
Rosalia Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 30, 1 p.m.
Come meet other homeschooling families to discuss resources and opportunities available in the Rosalia area and through Whitman County Library . There will be activities for the kids.

If you have any questions, please call or stop in the Rosalia library Tuesday or Saturday from 10-2 p.m. or Thursday from 3-7 p.m. or you may leave a message at 523-3109.
  Sponsored by Friends of the Rosalia Library.
Drop-In Tech Time @
Colfax Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 30, 2-4pm
Need tech help?  It's Drop-in Tech Saturday! Drop-into the TEK Center to get hands on help with basic computer skills, internet, email, social media, OverDrive and more!  Bring your phone, laptop, or tablet  and your questions to our WSU volunteer Tara.
Please note if library closed TEK will also be closed.
Questions???? Call Nichole 397-4366 
Trivia Night - Rosal
Rosalia Branch Library
Saturday, Sep. 30, 7 p.m.
Join us for TRIVIA NIGHT Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. at the Rosalia! Test your knowledge and win great prizes! Teams may be up to eight people - bring your group or join one upon arrival. Extra points will be awarded for teams that bring their library cards!

Trivia contest sponsored by the Rosalia Brass Rail and hosted by your information professional, Whitman County Library.
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