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Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- Freaky Friday Films at 2:00 PM

Join us each week as we project a movie on the wall. Film TBA. 



Location: Community Room

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- Wiggle Worms at 10:15 AM

Children (0-3) and their caregivers are invited to share in stories, songs and fingerplays. No registration necessary. 



Location: Children's Room

Mon, Aug 4, 2014 -- Technology Help Drop-in at 2:00 PM

Do you have a new laptop, tablet or r-reader, and are looking for a little help getting started?  Or have you heard about getting free e-books from the library, and want to learn more?  Grab your device and come into our drop-in workshop!  No registration is required, but be sure to bring your device, your library card, and any passwords or other information that might help get your hooked up!  



Location: Community Room

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- Brown Bags and Books! at 12:00 PM

Join Molly for Brown Bags and Books, a lunch hour program at the Whitman Public Library!  Bring your lunch or a snack, and just talk books!  What you are currently reading, or maybe what books you like (or don't)!  All are welcome and no registration is required. 



Location: Community Room

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 -- Stories & Science at 3:00 PM

Children ages 3-6 are invited to listen to stories and then complete a simple science activity or science themed craft. 



Location: Community Room

Library News

Where’s Ruthie?

Ruthie

 
Ruthie is our summer reading mascot. Each week she will be in a window of a business somewhere in the center of Whitman. Take a walk around town to find her. Once you’ve seen her, stop by the library and fill out a raffle ticket to win a prize. You may enter the raffle once a day.

 
 

Congratulations to Ryan, 8 who found Ruthie at Mary Lou’s and won our raffle last week! Can you find her this week?

 

Congratulations to Erin, 11 who spotted Ruthie at the Flying Pig Emporium the week of July 21.

 

Congratulations to Brady, 7 who spotted Ruthie at Duval’s Pharmacy the week of July 6.

 

Ruthie was hiding at Uncle David’s Burgers and Pizza the week of June 30. Congratulations to Payton, 6 found her and won our raffle!

Featured Book

Playaways: What’s New in the Children’s Room

playaway
The Whitman Library recently purchased a small collection of Playaways for children and young adults. Playaways are a new format of audiobook. Playaways are a portable listening device pre-loaded with a book. Playaways can be plugged into headphones, speakers, or a car. Playaways provide all the benefits of being read aloud to, but are simple enough for children to work themselves, without any extra technology needed.

Stop by the library to check them out today!

Staff Blog

New Staff Picks Area

KTn8jp8TqA new staff picks area was recently created. Now in the bookcase beside the audiobooks there are books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and CDs picked by all members of the staff. The name of the staff member is on a bookmark inserted into the book. Feel free to ask any of us about the items we picked. Be sure to check out the new display area today.