'tis the Season to be Reading

The Library Link  December 10 - 17

Welcome to our eNewsletter dedicated to you! This weekly email links you to fantastic programs, fun events, interesting classes, and excellent books.

Season's Readings!

Lots of wonderful holiday events coming up at all 14 branches of Whitman County Library

Malden - Thursday, Dec. 12 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. -
Christmas Gift Making

All ages are welcome to join us at the library to make a homemade holiday gift for someone special. We hope you can make it! 

Endicott - Monday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. -
Present Wrapping Party

All are welcome for treats and holiday gift wrapping. Help will be provided for little ones with gifts to wrap. Wrapping paper, scissors, and tape will be supplied but feel free to bring your gift wrap if you prefer.

Tekoa - Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. -
Adult Holiday Party

Adults, are you someone who loves books and enjoys a good holiday story? Join us for a story or two read by the librarian and other festive activities. 

Play Wii at the Library
Tekoa - Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.
Albion - Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.

MarioKart Racing at Albion and Wii Wednesdays at Tekoa. Drop by afterschool for some old school video game fun! 
Backyard Beekeeping
Oakesdale - Saturday, Dec .14 at 11 a.m.
Garfield - Monday, Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Local beekeeper, Charlene Purtee provides valuable information about bees including their habitat, why pollinators are important, and how we can assist them in this critical time of declining populations.
Hiking Discussion Garfield, Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Lets talk about hiking in the winter, safety, and some of our favorite spots to explore. All ages and abilities welcome.

For a complete list of all upcoming library programs click here!
Fascinating new nonfiction selections for you today! Browse our online catalog

Festival of Trees all month long in Colfax

The annual "Festival of Trees" in The Center at Colfax Library runs through the month of December. The colorful and creative trees have been designed by various community groups, businesses, and individuals to help brighten Colfax during the holiday season.
 The trees are wide ranging in theme including: LEGOs, Sportsman's Challenge, Alice in Wonderland, Cactus Christmas, and more. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite entries including one category especially for kids' choice. Colfax Chamber of Commerce will present prizes in 4 categories.
Raffle tickets are also available to win up to $500 in prizes in a towering gift package tree, called "The 12 Ways of Giving." Donated by Pioneer Title Company of Pullman, proceeds from the raffle will fund library children's programs countywide.

Winners of the Festival of Trees, the raffle and a business window decorating contest will be announced at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.18 at a community reception called "Jingle and Mingle." The public is invited to this free event in the Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, it includes refreshments, music, and fun.
"Festival of Trees" hours are Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. For more information contact Whitman County Library, 509-397-4366, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax, WA.

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