The Whitefish Community Library will host a diverse group of Montana women writers who will tell their stories published in a book “We Leave the Flowers Where They Are”. Their stories vary from how a midwife in Montana who was sued and fought to earn her professional license, to a memoir of an incarcerated woman diagnosed with AIDS, and more. The women are students of memoir instructor and novelist Richard Fifield of Missoula, editor of the book. The book benefits the Zootown Arts Community Center of Missoula and is sponsored by Humanities Montana. Meant to empower women of every place and story, the program will take place in the Community room at the Whitefish Library on Friday evening, October 18, from 6-8pm. Soft drinks and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. We hope to see you there!
Thank you Whitefish Library Association for applying for and receiving a “Round-up For Safety” grant from Flathead Electric Co-op. A special THANK YOU to Flathead Electric Co-op for providing the funding to replace the broken plastic floor outlet covers with heavy duty brass covers. This has been a safety issue for several years and knowing that we need not worry about our patrons tripping or children poking small fingers into the broken outlets is a big relief. The Whitefish Community Library is grateful to Flathead Electric Co-op for their generosity and support of our library and other non-profits over the years.
Starting Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (and appearing weekly!), R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) and the library will host a program to improve children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team. Animals are ideal reading companions because they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticize, allow children to proceed at their own pace and are less intimidating than peers. Call the library at 862-9914 for more information!
Please think of the Whitefish Library Association as you make your Holiday purchases from Amazon. Go to smile.amazon.com before you make your purchase, and type “Whitefish Library Association” as the charity of choice. Amazon will refund .05% of your purchase (no charge to you) to the Whitefish Library Association. This is a great way to support the library without a cost to you!
We’re excited to welcome back Miss Heather from Stumptown Art Studio this week on Thursday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. Children were completely absorbed in her “Storybook Art” project and we look forward to seeing what she’ll do next!
Wild Wings Recovery Center visits the Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12th, bringing their education birds for all to see and admire. Pending weather, we’ll meet on the lawn east of the Library. Here’s what we’ve learned from several visits by Wild Wings: The birds will get the shady spot by the trees. We sit and observe as Wild Wings volunteers bring the birds to us so that we can see them up close. We don’t clap or touch, and try not to make sudden movements that might startle the raptors. They are fascinating to see and (sometimes) hear.