Whitman County Library Partners with Community Colleges of Spokane to Offer Classes for Boomers

The Whitman County Rural Library District's Colfax Branch will start offering classes aimed at baby boomers this spring through Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). "The library was looking to expand outreach to people in retirement," said Kristie Kirkpatrick, library director. A county-wide survey found that baby boomers in the community are interested in a wide range of topics including hobbies, self-help, and wellness.

Community Coleges of Spokane logoThe library contacted CCS, which operates ACT 2, a continuing education program geared to adults 50+, about bringing the classes to Colfax. Registration is now open for nine different classes, including watercolor painting, Chinese culture, and introduction to ukulele.

“It’s really exciting to bring this kind of continuing education to our area,” said Kirkpatrick. “While we currently provide community programs, these will provide a lot more variety, depth and repetition..”

Those interested can register online at: www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2 (or you can go to http://www.campusce.net/Spokane/course/course.aspx?catId=194 to see just those classes at the Colfax) or call 509-279-6030. More information will also be available on the Whitman County Library website.

“We are excited about ACT 2's growth to the Colfax area and the partnership with the Colfax Library,” said Jacyln Jacot, director of ACT 2. “It is terrific that we can take the success of ACT 2 and partner with such a wonderful community agency like the Whitman County Rural Library District.”

For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.