Local interest items available at the library

Photo: Cookbook recipe titled “So easy a man can do it bean salad”

Pictured: Cookbook recipe titled “So easy a man can do it bean salad”

A DVD of Colfax history and a cookbook written by Colfax native Charles Liotta are just two of the many items of local interest available from Whitman County Library. To secure items of local interest, simply search and request them from the library catalog, browse the shelves for items labeled with “local interest” decals on the spine, or visit the Whitman County History section.

The DVD, “Colfax Voices and History” is a documentary produced this spring by sixth grade students from Jennings Elementary. Edited by their teacher Timothy Young, the film features wonderful images from Colfax today and in the past, along with narrative from a number of residents including Don Schmick, Judge Gary Libey, Marcia Cocking and others.

The cookbook is called “The Nice Guys Guide to Cooking for a Lady” and is filled with simple recipes and stunning photographs. Each recipe has a comical title, humorous tagline and a little known fact to help make cooking fun. Author Charles Liotta was born and raised in Colfax, the last of 19 children. He credits former Colfax High School teachers for the cookbook success as Cathy White was his cooking teacher while Nancy Berry, Tenny Brannan and Jim Madole taught him writing skills. Charles now lives in Seattle and hopes to one day operate a full-scale catering business.

Learn more about these items and others of local interest by calling the library at 509-397-4366 or access the catalog at www.whitco.lib.wa.us.


For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366


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