Below is an updated list of free programs available at the library during the month of October.
Visit thelosc.org or check with your local branch for updated hours.
In-Person Weekly Preschool Storytime!
An opportunity to learn and practice early literacy skills through stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Chewelah: Tuesdays – 11:30 AM
Colville: Wednesdays – 10:30 AM (at the NEW Farmers Market on Astor), Thursdays – 10:30 AM
Kettle Falls: Tuesdays – 10:30 AM
Lakeside: Wednesdays – 10:30 AM
Loon Lake: Thursdays – 10:30 AM
In-Person Weekly Tech Help
Chewelah: Wednesdays – 3 PM – 5 PM
Colville: Tuesdays – 11 AM – 12 PM
Kettle Falls: Thursdays 11 AM – 12 PM
Loon Lake: Mondays 2 PM – 3 PM by appointment
Hunters, Lakeside, Northport: by appointment
Take-n-Make – Tri-Color Tree
October 3 – until supplies are gone
Join us for this month’s Take-n-Make kit – a tissue paper tree craft that’s full of Fall colors! These kits are available for all patrons but have a Pre-K – 3rd focus. Pick up a kit at your local library while supplies last!
Take-n-Try – No-Knead Bread
October 3 – until supplies are gone
Adults of all ages, why not try a new hobby at the LOSC? Pick up a Take & Try Kit with everything you need to learn something new! This month’s kit is No-Knead Bread. If you’ve always wanted to make your own bread, now is your chance! For adults of all ages.
Slice of Reading – Beanstack Reading Challenge
October 1 – December 31
What’s better than pizza night? A Pizza Challenge! Read 20 hours before December 31st and claim your Slice of Reading badge! Download the Beanstack app, or go to thelosc.beanstack.org to join in the fun!
Tiny Art Show
October 5 – 31
Stop by any branch of the Libraries of Stevens County in the month of October to pick up a tiny canvas! Paint your canvas and return it to the library by October 28. Artwork will be displayed during the month of November! * Canvases available while supplies last. Artwork must be family-friendly. Open to all ages!
Friends of the Loon Lake Library Book Sale
Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 10 am – 2 pm
Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of Loon Lake Library at their Springdale location – 107 W Shaffer Springdale WA (old Hotza Motza Pizza). All proceeds help support library programming and community literacy!
Author Talks: Not Nice with Dr. Aziz Gazipura
Thursday, October 13, 1 pm – online event
October is bringing yet another round of brand new and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award winning authors and thought leaders! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks. Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration.
We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month!
Colville Book Group
Thursday, October 13, 1 pm – 2 pm – Colville Library Meeting Room
Enjoy reading? Enjoy discovering new books and discussing them with friends? Come join the Colville Book Club on the second Thursday of each month! Call the Colville Library for more information.
Rogue Detection Teams
The Rogue Detection Teams are coming to the Libraries of Stevens County in October! This group is based out of Stevens County, but they sniff the globe for data to find endangered species using rescue dogs! There will be a demonstration, discussion, and opportunity for Q&A.
Chewelah: Monday, October 24, 3:30 pm
Colville: Tuesday, October 25, 4 pm
Kettle Falls: Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm
Loon Lake: Thursday, October 20, 4 pm
Lakeside: Monday, October 17, 4 pm
Northport: Tuesday, October 18, 4 pm
Hunters: Friday, October 21, 3 pm
Outsmart the Scammers
Monday, October 17, 4 pm at the Chewelah Library
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. This presentation will help give you the information you need to Outsmart the Scammers.
Author Talks: Where the Children Take Us with Zain E. Asher
Tuesday, October 18, 4 pm – online event
October is bringing yet another round of brand new and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award-winning authors and thought leaders! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks. Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration.
We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month! Grab your book and join us! https://libraryc.org/scrld/19882
Thursday, October 20, 6 pm – online event
Join us on ZOOM for LiBrewery Trivia! Melinda, Megan, and Lisa are back to bring you fun questions, interesting tidbits, and lots of fun. This is a FREE event! Register online: http://bit.ly/librewerytrivia
Colville Public Library Improvement Club Book Sale
Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 1 pm
Join the Improvement Club on Saturday, October 22, from 10 am – 1 pm for their next book sale at the Colville Public Library. There will be lots of great items for sale including cookbooks, old books, and biographies, as well as DVDs and music CDs. Cash or check payments only, no cards. The meeting room entrance is located on the Southern side of the library along Astor Street. All proceeds help support library programming and community literacy!
Alzheimer’s Association-Dementia Conversations
Tuesday, October 25, 10 am – Colville Public Library Meeting Room
When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues.
Alzheimer’s Associations: Understanding Dementia Behavior
Tuesday, October 25, 1 pm – Colville Public Library Meeting Room
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Every Child is an Artist: Pumpkin Carving
Tuesday, October 25, 3 pm – Kettle Falls Public Library
Hello, all boys and ghouls! Come join “Every Child is an Artist” volunteers Donna and George at the Kettle Falls Public Library, as we carve spooktacular pumpkins. Bring your pumpkins and have fun carving a frightful sight. Pumpkins, tools, and patterns provided while supplies last. Recommended 5-12 yrs.
Author Talks: The Diamond Eye with Kate Quinn
Tuesday, October 25, 4 pm – online event
October is bringing yet another round of brand new and exciting virtual author talks from New York Times Best Selling and award-winning authors and thought leaders! Read on for details on how to register for these and other upcoming talks. Each talk features the opportunity to participate in author Q&A or pre-submit questions during registration. We look forward to you joining us for exciting author talks this month!
Fire Station Storytime with the Lakeside Library
Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 am – Suncrest Fire Station
On October 26th, the Lakeside Library is going to the Suncrest Fire Station for a special storytime! Join us for fun stories, songs, and a chance to explore the fire station and a real fire truck! Storytime starts at 10:30 am at Suncrest Fire Station.
Kettle Falls Genealogy Club
Thursday, October 27, 2 – 4 pm
Learn how to explore the roots of your family at the Kettle Falls Public Library. Beginner or advanced – there is something for everyone. Discover the variety of tools and services available in your library and online on the 4th Thursday of the month from 2-4 pm. Please bring a laptop or other internet-ready device or reserve a laptop at the library in advance!
Woodland Brass – Kettle Falls Library
Thursday, October 27, 5 pm – Kettle Falls Library meeting room
Interested in learning to play the trumpet? How hard is it to play trombone? Join the Kettle Falls Woodland Brass musicians as they perform and give short talk about different brass instruments. Come and enjoy an evening of LOUD and fun musical entertainment.
Loon Lake Book Group
Thursday, October 27, 2 pm
Loon Lake Book Group meets once monthly to discuss books chosen by group members. See the Loon Lake location on our website for monthly selections.
Every Child is an Artist
Tuesdays, 3 pm – 4 pm, September 13 -April
Starting Sept. 13th, Elementary aged kids are invited to join in weekly after school art every Tuesday, 3 pm – 4 pm at the Kettle Falls Public Library. Volunteers Donna and George provide a wide range of fun seasonal projects for kids to explore and enjoy!
Weekly YouTube Storytime Shorts and Sing-Alongs
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Can’t make it to one of our in-person storytimes? Join us for online Storytime Shorts and Sing-Alongs! We are taking turns with our friends Clifford, Anja, Anna, and Siena to share great songs and books! Stories or songs are posted every Thursday at 10:30 am! We also share crafts, songs, and kids’ activities in our Facebook group –