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 By Jeannie Ferriss    Community    May 12, 2021 

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...

 

Between The Stacks: 3/24/2021

Spring is a great time to update and give the Library a new look. The Friends are holding a new logo contest for the Library and offering a $100 first prize. The winning logo will appear on everything library related: publications, information pamphl...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/17/2021

Our Flower Pressing and craft workshops with Emily Dickerson will start March 20th. The adult workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. and the children’s craft class with flowers will be at 11:00 a.m. All materials will be provided so we ask that you call in...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/10/2021

Interesting things always seem to find their way into the Library! Someone has turned in a 1938 Recreational Equipment Inc. Cooperative pin into us. If this belongs to you, just stop by the front desk, give us a quick description and claim this...

 

Between the Stacks: March 3, 2021

We have had a little change of plans for the Flower workshops due to scheduling conflicts. It is now on March 20th and Emily Dickerson from Lewis & Clark Caverns, will be sharing “Flower Pressing and Crafts” at 9:30 a.m. for adults and then a...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/24/2021

Spring is in the air and the library is getting ready for spring programs in March! For those of you who have enjoyed several programs by Emily Dickerson, you will be happy to know she is coming back! On March 13th she will be sharing “Flower Press...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/17/2021

It is book club week at the Library next week. Due to the way the February calendar fell, all three book clubs will meet the week of February 22-26. The History Book Club starts us off on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. They will be sharing a reader’s cho...

 

Between The Stacks

One of the really great things about working in the Library is the chance to meet so many new residents in Whitehall. We have had people from all over the country coming to Montana and bringing their talents and willingness to share their skills...

 

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So many fun things going on this week and next, I almost don't know where to start! Thursday, Sept. 17 is Sweet Tea Tales at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to submit their favorite "Fall Fun Feast" recipe. Just remember that servings must be...

 

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This week we will have two great PBS programs! Wednesday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m. Deanna Mydland will be here to do a special Story Time with all her wonderful PBS centers. On Thursday, August 27th, she will be back to do Odd Squad Math camps at...

 

BTBJ grants to local groups

Black Tie/Blue Jeans roared in front of the Covid-19 shutdown to raise $27,900. The annual event is sponsored by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation. Each...

 

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Goes Roaring into 2020

Come down your "Giggle Water", "know your onions", "dump your mazuma" and jump on "the trolley" at the greatest 1920's party in Whitehall this year! Black Tie & Blue Jeans is celebrating with a "R...

 

Between the Stacks

The Library staff would like to give a big thank you all the wonderful people that made last week so much fun. First to Lily, Cooper, and Kari Montgomery for sharing their sheep with us, as well as Za...

 

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What a beautiful fall we are having! To celebrate this great time of the year Hal Stearns, historian, storyteller, and guide will be presenting his program "Montana Towns: Then, Now, Tomorrow" at the Library at 6:30 p.m. on October 24th. According to...

 

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This is the last month to view the Kimono exhibit at the Library. For those of you who have already enjoyed this beautiful exhibit, Keiko will be presenting a program on their history as well as...

 

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The Library would like to give a big thank you to Deb Niedermeyer for her wonderful QuickBooks workshop last week. The workshop was funded by the Montana Department of Transportation DBE program. Thank you so much Shannon! There was a great turn out...

 

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This week we enjoyed dancing and tumbling with the Christensen School of Dance on Wednesday. Allissa and her crew brought mats and let everyone tryout different types of tumbling. There was also a dance demonstration for everyone! The puppets are...

 

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What a glorious fall we are having in Whitehall! It is great time to get out and attend some amazing programs the Library is having in honor of our veterans. On October 8th at 6:30 p.m., Arlene Weber will be discussing life in Whitehall during the...

 

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The History Book Club will be meeting October 30 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Monument’s Men”. Next month they will be discussing the Library of America’s World War I reader. If you would like to join the November discussion, please let the...

 

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The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation has once again selected the Whitehall Community Library to receive a $2,500 grant, this time for new public computers. The Friends of the Library won the Mystery Grant drawing, adding $1,000 to the computer...

 

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