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Between the Stacks: 10/20/2021

Just a reminder that school will be out Thursday and Friday of this week, so there will be lots of little ones on their way to the library. Please watch out for those crossing both streets by the...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/9/2021

Beginning this Wednesday, October 6th, at 6:00 p.m. we will be running our next section of "Spotting Fake News." If you are interested in taking these next three sessions on discovering how to authent...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/22/2021

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, and everyone is starting to think about indoor activities. On Thursday, September 30th, at 5:30 p.m. the Library is hosting a family and friends game night. Everyone is invited to bring their...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/15/2021

Our “Spotting Fake News” class still has a few openings for those who would like to discover how to authenticate web sites, learn about lateral reading and native sponsorship, navigate fake sites to learn the tells which let you know what informa...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/8/2021

Do you have a middle schooler who thrives on drama? This is their chance to put it all too good use and come join the Library staff in creating our first melodrama! The cast will be writing the script, casting the actors, deciding on backdrops and...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/1/2021

Nothing makes you appreciate beautiful Montana weather like spending two weeks down south in 98% humidity and temperatures in the 100’s! Imagine my delight in getting off the plane to a cool 69 degrees last Friday. Thank you to everyone who asked...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/11/2021

Sunday was quite the downpour in Whitehall, but I must say, it was lovely to wake up and feel the cool air pouring in my windows. It made me realize how fast fall is approaching with all the fall programs beginning in September. I don’t know about...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/4/2021

If you are hiding from the heat, stop by the Library and grab a sack of books from the book sale. This is the time when staff weeds the collection to make room for new books, so there are lots of new...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/28/2021

What a wonderful Frontier Days! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. At the Library, the book sale was going full force as people were hauling out bags full of books for a dollar a bag. Thank...

 
 By Jeannie Ferriss    News    July 21, 2021

Whitehall Community Library: Opportunity for WHS Students

The Whitehall Community Library has been awarded a Teen Project Democracy grant of $5000. Whitehall, along with the public libraries in Missoula and Billings, are the three sites chosen for this year’s projects centered around Holocaust study. The...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/21/2021

This has been such a week of giving to the Whitehall Community Library! It started out with Roger Steerman and Jarrin Cheuvront framing the outside space for our new bench. Then 4 Rivers Concrete...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/14/2021

Get out your magic hats, wands, and rabbits! We will have the incredible Kyle here for our annual summer reading magic show on July 21 at 10:30 p.m. Do not forget to bring your reading logs to turn in for prizes! Thursday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. will...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/7/2021

Summer is tough time for young mothers to get a little time off and good babysitters are always in demand. If you have a young person interested in getting into the babysitting business, the Extension Office will be teaching a four week Babysitting...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/30/2021

As everyone is looking forward to the Fourth of July holiday, I want to remind you that the Library will be closed on July 5th. We will be open on Saturday as usual. Please also be on the lookout for the many children who are arriving and leaving fro...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/23/2021

I love preschoolers, they get right to the point! Last week we had PBS here for a special program and their media person came along to do an on-camera interview about the library and its partnership...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/16/2021

Summer is a great time for hiking in Montana and this month we continue our hiking series with Vaia Errett on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. She will be sharing her hiking adventures around...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/9/2021

As the temperatures rise this summer, I want to thank the Friends of the Library for providing our second air conditioner. This is a big building, and everyone has complimented the staff on how nice it is to come in to such a cool reading spot! The...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/26/2021

Congratulations to A. J. Latta, winner of the Friends of the Library logo contest. He was awarded the $100 first prize. His logo, which features the Whitehall mountain landscape, will be on just...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/19/2021

We have begun the countdown to Summer Reading! The program begins June 7th and continues until July 31st. It is for all ages and there are prizes, special programs, new books to read, and more. The theme this year is “Tails and Tales” so there...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/12/2021

One of the signs of spring is when our Tuesday night Watercolor Class turns from an actual class to free painting. The Library provides the paper, watercolors, brushes, and other supplies but the...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/5/2021

May is traditionally the Library’s month to prepare for Summer Reading. We will have many of our regular programs but this is the transition for staff from regular programs to all of the wonderful things we have planned for teens, children,...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/28/2021

This week the Government 101 program will explore the differences and responsibilities of the Jefferson County Library Board and the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library Steering Committee. Diane Ward and Vaia Errett will be representing the...

 
 By Jeannie Ferriss    News    April 21, 2021

Black Tie & Blue Jean Annual Fundraiser Coming to Copper K Barn May 15th

After a year of wearing masks, it is time to come celebrate the unmasking of Jefferson County! This year Black Tie & Blue Jeans is celebrating with a "Masquerade Ball" on Saturday, May 15, 2021,...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/14/2021

The Friends of the Library asked me to remind everyone that all logo contest entries are due by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. The judges decide on a winner and award them the $100 prize in a few we...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/7/2021

I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend. The Library was able to make Easter a little brighter thanks to the Love, INC. organizations in Dillon and Whitehall. They provided 50 Easter baskets for the Library to pass out to children and their...

 

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