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A Sampling of What's Happening at the Whitman County Library

Tuesday June 13

LaCrosse & Palouse – Summer Reading Kickoff – Children and Families are invited to “Build a Better World” at the Palouse Library at 9:30 a.m. & the LaCrosse Library at 10:15 a.m.

Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Baby & Toddler Summer Reading – Bring your little ones to the library! Babies, toddlers and their grown-ups will sing, play, move, and listen to stories to establish a lifetime love of language and learning.

Colfax – 12 to 1 pm – Tech Tuesday: Learn a New Language with Powerspeak – Want to learn Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean? WCL can help! Come learn about Powerspeak Languages – an online learning program that provides a rich cultural and linguistic experience incorporating audio, video, and interactive lessons.

Colfax – 4 to 5 p.m. – Family Program with Ronald McDonald – Come “Book IT” with Ronald McDonald and enjoy music, magic, and stories! Most suitable for ages 3 – 12 but families are always welcome!

Wednesday June 14

Oakesdale – 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Kickoff – Children & families come for FREE fun & learning!

Thursday June 15

Lamont – 5 p.m. – Summer Reading Kickoff – Whitman County Library & Lamont Fire Department are hosting the third Summer Reading BBQ! Join us for free food and fun. Children will take home a book and other prizes!

Colfax Hyde Out – 6:30 p.m. – Trivia Night – Test your knowledge, bring your team, and WIN! This week’ winner receives a ceiling tile in their honor at the Hyde Out! Hosted by the Whitman County Library & Sponsored by the Hyde Out.

Endicott – 7 p.m. – Ladies Night – Join us in discussing the book, “Sugar Time” by local author L. A. Malby; feel free to bring a snack to share!

Friday June 16

Endicott – 2 p.m. – Summer Reading Kickoff – Join us for a fun filled afternoon of paper airplanes and building community bonds!

Saturday June 17

Tekoa – 1:30 to 5 p.m. – Slippery Gulch Celebration – The Tekoa library will be open extra hours during Slippery Gulch celebration to offer tours of the Tekoa Museum and share our online Rural Heritage photos.

Tekoa Jaycee Club – 4 to 5 p.m. – Trivia Night – Adults, bring your team or join one when you get there! Test your knowledge and win great prizes at this fun Slippery Gulch event.

Sunday June 18

Colfax – Why I Moved to Colfax Photo Exhibit: Chapter II – View Tom Mohr’s expanded exhibit, featuring updated landscape panoramas and images from the McNeilly Cattle Roundup. The exhibit runs from June – August at The Center.

Monday June 19

Endicott & St. John – Family Variety Program with Henrik Bothe – Henrik, a native of Denmark, is coming to the Endicott Library at 10 a.m. to perform for both Endicott and LaCrosse communities with his family friendly act of comedy, juggling and magic. Henrik will be at the St. John Library at 1 p.m.

Colton – 10:30 a.m. - Join us for six weeks of fun as we “Build a Better World.” Activities include games, art, science, engineering experiments, and more!

Oakesdale – 1 to 3 p.m. – Energy Assistance – Anita Peterson from Community Action Center will be assisting low income households with home energy costs. Call 1-800-482-3991 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday June 20

Palouse – 9:30 a.m. – Join us for summer reading FUN! Children and families are welcome to attend!

Colfax & Tekoa – Family Variety Program with Henrik Bothe – If you like fast paced juggling, mystifying magic, and laugh-out-loud comedy...THIS is for you! The Colfax event is at 4 p.m. and the Tekoa event at 6 p.m.

Colfax – 7 to 8 p.m. – TEK Tuesday: The Center, From Drugstore to Community Center – Join library director, Kristie Kirkpatrick, as she takes you on a journey through the development, funding, and future plans for The Center.

Wednesday June 21

Albion, Garfield, Malden, Oakesdale, St. John – Summer Reading – Join us for learning, stories, fun, and snacks!

Colfax – 10 to 11 a.m. – Drawing Classes for Kids – Join Molly Rice for a beginners drawing class for kids ages 8 and up. Cost is $15 per day with materials provided. Please register by June 16 at 595-1754 or

Colfax – 6 p.m. – Baha’is Presentation – Baha’is begin Bicentennial Observances and Dr. Peter Haug of Colfax will speak on “Hope for a Troubled World: A Bahα’ν Perspective.”

Thursday June 22

Rosalia – 10:15 a.m. – Join in in the fun and learning this summer as we “Build a Better World!”

Colfax – 12 p.m. – Teacher’s Retirement Seminar – Whitman County teachers and school district faculty are invited to learn about making their best retirement plan. For additional information please contact Bill Skavdahl at 332-2543.

Tekoa – 12 to 1 p.m. – Summer Reading Emergency Preparedness – Kids can build a better world through preparedness with a Red Cross volunteer who will help them make a pillowcase project and emergency readiness kit.

Colfax – 4 to 5 p.m. – Drawing Classes for Kids – Register by June 16 at 595-1754 or

SUMMER READING begins in June! Children, teens, and adults are invited to participate for fun and prizes! For more information or to learn about future events, stop by your library, visit us at, call us at 397-4366, or like us on Facebook.

 For questions please call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375.

For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or our Blog at, the library's events calendar, Facebook, Twitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.