Downtown Library and Annex closed August 20 through September 3

It’s time to move the books and furniture back into place in the library!  The Heights Library at 2036 4th Avenue will be open from 10am to 5pm during this time.  All holds will be taken to the Heights Library for pick up and library staff can be reached at 758-4601.  Thank you for your patience during this construction period, and we’ll see you at the soft opening of the Downtown Library on September 4!  The grand re-opening celebration is scheduled for October 13.  Watch this spot for more information as the time draws closer.

Coming Soon! Book Club Kits

Let us help support your book club by providing multiple copies of books and discussion questions!

We have collected a wide-range of discussable books in great condition and put them in a canvas bag available for book clubs to borrow. We’ve included a folder with discussion questions and information about the author to encourage conversation among club members.

There will be at least 5 copies of the book in each kit, but most have kits have 10 book copies. Some kits will include an audiobook too! There are currently 11 kits to choose from and we plan to add more.

Look forward to this new service when the library reopens in September!

Wine & Wisdom

The High Road: Fighting Selfishness Through Dialogue, Humanities Washington Speaker Tony Osborne, Tuesday, August 21, 6:30pm

Held at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston

Many of us fall into habitual patterns of selfishness when speaking with others: interrupting, not listening, and constantly shifting the conversation to ourselves. Living in such a “me-centered” version of reality leaves little room to accommodate divergent perspectives.

Dialogue is a special partnership, based on mutual respect. It is the central method for discovering and exploring human truths, and it is the best means we have to nurture understanding and tolerance. In this talk, professor Tony Osborne traces dialogue to its ancient roots and discusses its pre-conditions, such as the necessity of quieting the ego and suppressing the urge to “one-up” the other. Cultivating a desire to engage in dialogue teaches humility and broadens a person’s horizons. Discover how at the deepest levels, dialogue may even bring about inner and outer serenity while checking aggressive impulses, which can be directed without—or within.



Help us put the Library back together in MID-AUGUST!

Looking for volunteers to help with moving books and shelves, and light dusting and cleaning before the
Grand Re-Opening.

Work may be strenuous and require heavy lifting.

Contact Erin Kolb at 509-758-5454 with any questions.

Sign Up Here

Interested in being part of a writing group?

ACL Writers Group

Are you looking for a supportive community of writers? Honest, but friendly feedback on your work?

Do you write novels, short stories, poetry or creative non-fiction?

Then this is the group for you!


The Writers Group meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the Library Annex at 407 Sycamore St.

What to Expect

You need not be an aspiring professional writer, just someone who has a passion for writing and a willingness to give and take friendly feedback.


If you would like to participate, please fill out the form below.

Also, feel free to contact Erin Kolb, Adult Services Librarian with any questions at 509-758-5454.

Writing Group

This form is to gauge interest in starting a writing group at the library.

Free Music Downloads!

Download up to three free songs a week!  Freegal® is a free music service from your library that allows you to download three songs a week and enjoy three hours of streaming music per day.  All you need is your library card number.  Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.  In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries