SPECIAL TRUSTEESMEETING AUG. 10, 5PM

Published on 08/08/22

SPECIAL TRUSTEESMEETING AUG. 10, 5PM Topic: WCL Board of Trustee’s Meeting Time: Aug 10, 2022 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Schedule Updates

Published on 08/03/22

Our Summer Adventures schedule for Thursday, August 4th appears to be cursed. Over the course of the summer, 3 events scheduled for this date have been cancelled or moved.

Depending on which version of the Summer Adventures schedule you picked up at the library, you may see an Art Project planned, or a “Write Your Memory” program for adults, or Game On!, the game day for elementary & middle schoolers.

Art with Sue Couser was moved to July 14.

Write Your Memory was rescheduled for August 11.

Game On! will skip the August 4 session and return on August 18th.

We apologize for any inconvenience due to these schedule changes! To make you feel better, we’ll share a picture of one of the Summer Reading Challenge prizes, the cuddly and comforting Snoozle the baby dragon. (And we’ll still be open to 10 to 5 to check out books, DVDs, and books and music on CD.) Snoozle the cuddley dragon

Of Music and Murals

Published on 07/29/22

The trombone and steel drums were favorites when North Valley Music School took over the library’s portico for an Instrument Petting Zoo on July 28th. Kids and adults tried stringed instruments, woodwinds, brass and percussion. And especially in the case of the trombone, it was a blast!

Girl playing trombone Summer Adventures slows down for a week (while we go to the State Library Convention) and heats up again the second week of August.

We host Flathead Valley Disc Golf in our Big Back Yard (Thursday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.), and

The 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast on Saturday, August 13th. Details here.

And take a look at the Whitefish Lake Institute Mural – the lake is full of Whitefish stickers! We’re getting pretty close to the 500 mark, which means that Whitefish Credit Union’s full donation of $500 will go to the Whitefish Lake Institute to help them do the research necessary to keep our water resources clean. whitefish lake mural with stickers attached

Kids, Dogs and Books – a Great Combination.

Published on 07/22/22

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs were featured guests at last Thursday’s Summer Adventures program. Susie Gonaver and her dog Ande presented with help from two other dogs, Shelby and Kate, and their R.E.A.D. partners. Ande meets a new friend: Boy petting a dog R.E.A.D. is an outreach of the Intermountain Therapy Animals organization based in Salt Lake City. Ande, Shelby and Kate are certified Therapy Dogs. They and their partners have undergone another layer of training certifying them to be powerful allies to children practicing reading skills. A family reads to Kate: A Family Reads to Kate a Reading Education Assistance Dog Coming up at the library on Thursday, July 28, North Valley Music School brings their Instrument Petting Zoo. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for a look at strings, percussion, woodwind and brass instruments. A girl tries out a trumpet

We Do Art…and what’s next at the library….

Published on 07/15/22

Our guest this week was Sue Couser, art instructor and board member for Stumptown Art Studio. She read “Larf” by Ashley Spires. Larf is a sasquatch who likes it when things go as planned. He’s never met someone like himself. Is he willing to risk uncertainty to meet another sasquatch? Read the book to find out! After that, we dressed Larf and Shurl, including feathers and jewels!

WHAT’S NEXT?

Coming up next week:

Monday, July 18th – pre-registration begins for the 5th Annual Edible Book Contest & Feast. Pre-register only if you are entering an edible book. Pre-registration ends on Friday, August 12.

Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. Meet the Reading Education Assistance Dogs, known in the library as the “R.E.A.D. dogs.”

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m. Author visit by James L. Thane. “From Glacier to Blue Deer to Poisonville and Lakeside: Crime Novels set in Montana.”

And here’s someone showing off Larf, complete with bling! Girl with Larf dressed in yellow shorts

For more pictures visit Whitefish Community Library’s Facebook page.

See you at the library!

Enraptured by Raptors

Published on 07/08/22

The day each summer that Montana Wild Wings brings their rehabilitated raptors is one of our favorites. The rain cleared off and we had a great (although wettish) morning for seeing magnificent raptors. Check out some pictures below, but first…our upcoming events:

Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. – North Valley Music School holds a Music Together session for preschoolers and caregivers.

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.A Visit with Annie Oakley in the Community Room. Suitable for ages 10+

Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. – create art with Sue Couser of Stumptown Art Studio in the library’s Community Room – elementary age and caregivers.

Now for some raptors:

ARTHUR THE FERRUGINOUS HAWK Arthur the Ferruginous Hawk

A PYGMY OWL (smallest owl in Montana) A PYGMY OWL smallest owl in Montana

AMERICAN KESTREL American Kestrel

Full tilt for Summer Adventures

Published on 07/01/22

As the summer warms up, so do Summer Adventures at the Library. Our most recent guest was Luke Walrath of Alpine Theatre Project. He has lots of experience with kids having fun in the theatre. We warmed up our bodies! We warmed up our voices! People stretching up high And then we became part of a story called “The Apple-Pip Princess.” Luke Walrath reads 8220The ApplePip Princess8221 And we vowed to participate in more live theatre because it was so much fun!