The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jeannie Ferriss
Whitehall Community Library 

Between the Stacks


October 4, 2017

One of my favorite signs says: “We have summer in Montana, last year it was on Tuesday”. It was just a few weeks ago everyone was melting in 90 degree heat and Tuesday morning I swept snow off of my porch. Now that the weather is changing, it time to curl up by a warm fire with a good book or venture out to try one of the many programs being offered at the Library. There are many new books coming in as well as a plethora of new movie donations.

Don’t forget the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library meeting is Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the basement. The Friends will be explaining what the organization is, how patrons may get involved, plans for the November veterans programming, and discussing the Library’s annual Santa visit. It will be a great time to meet new people and support the Library.

The Library will be closed Monday, October 9, for Columbus Day. We will be open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., our regular hours. There will be no computer classes or Art Camp that Monday but programs will resume as usual the next week.

The Beginning Watercolor class is still open to anyone who would like to try out a new medium. The class meets on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and the Library provides all of the supplies. Butch Paquin, a well-known local artist, is the instructor. If you are a more experienced watercolorist, the Advanced Watercolor class meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

You may see some new faces behind the circulation desk and assisting with programming this year. The Library has experienced an explosion in patron use and program attendance. In order to fully serve everyone’s needs, the Library staff is now assisted by some amazing volunteers. Our volunteer staff is working 20-45 hours a week to help the staff with shelving, program preparation, technology questions, and more. If you would like to volunteer at the Library, just stop in and let us know. It is a great way to give back to the community!


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