Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

On Friday, October 23, critically acclaimed classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a 70-minute virtual recital at 7pm hosted by the Asotin County Library on Zoom.  Peter has performed annually at the library for several years, and his concert recital this year features music from the Baroque Period to the 20th Century.  The complete program is available here for viewing or printing.

Register in advance to enjoy the recital.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom event.

True Story: a non-fiction book club

This group meets monthly on Zoom to discuss contemporary non-fiction.  Held third Wednesday of the month at 10:30am.  Please fill out the form below; you will receive an email with the Zoom link a few days before the meeting.  If you need help locating the book, please ask a staff member.

October 21                                 November 18                            December 16

True Story

Now Available! Asotin County Open Data!

Are you curious about your community? Become better informed through ACL’s collection of open data. In the current collection, you’ll find information on local restaurant inspection results, emergency service calls, and library usage. The collection continues to grow, so check back often to investigate more about Asotin County! New to open data? Follow the link on the Asotin County Open Data homepage to learn about this highly useful resource.

Your Vote Counts

REGISTER TO VOTE!

Asotin County residents, make your voice heard in local, state, and national elections by registering to vote today!

 

Eligibility

To vote in Washington you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A legal resident of Washington for at least 30 days prior to election day
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • Not under Department of Corrections supervision for a Washington felony conviction

Important Dates

October 16          Start of 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers.
October 26        Online and mail registrations must be received 8 days before Election Day. Register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
November 3      Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in person only).
November 3      General Election – Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Asotin County Official Ballot Box Locations

Clarkston City Hall, (alley behind City Hall), 8295th St.
Asotin County Courthouse, 135 2nd St., Asotin
Lincoln Middle School, (parking lot behind school on Jackson Dr.), located in Clarkston Heights

Three Ways to Register to Vote

Please contact Asotin County Library staff if you need access to a computer, WiFi, or printer for voter registration.

Information Needed to Register

  • Provide your full name, date of birth, and residential address in Washington.
    • Contact Asotin County Auditor’s Office at 509-243-2084 for more information about how to register if you are without a permanent address or experiencing homelessness.
  • Verify you are a U.S. citizen and that you will be at least 18 years old by Election Day.
  • Provide your identification number from a Washington Driver License, Permit or ID.
    • If you do not have any of these forms of identification, you may use the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Additional Resources

Washington State Secretary

Washington State Elections

Washington State Elections FAQ

Washington State Elections Dates and Deadlines

2020 General Election Voters’ Guide

 

 

Check Out Washington Discover Passes

Borrow a Washington State Parks Discover Pass and activity backpack!  Did you know we have 7 state parks less than two hours away?  Check out a backpack and  explore these treasures.  In addition to a Discover Pass, the backpacks contain binoculars, bird, tree and wildflower field guides and a Washington State Parks map.  The backpacks can be checked out for up to two weeks, one per family.

Pictured is Palouse Falls, 90 minutes away.

The Discover Pass gives you access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Find more information about Washington State Parks here 

Career Catalyst Center – Register Here

Looking for a job?  Debbie Romesburg is available to help you in our Career Catalyst Center!  You can get help with your resume, take interest and skills inventories, do practice tests for the GED and various licenses, and more.  Register by filling in the form below.  Debbie will then contact you to set up an appointment on Zoom.

Career Catalyst Center Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8am to noon
Thursday: noon to 4pm

Career Catalyst Center

  • Please select your preferred day and time window for your appointment. The Career Coach will contact you after registration to set a specific time and give you the Zoom link.

 

Facebook Live Explore & Learn for Grades K to 6

Join us on Facebook Live for a science or craft activity every Wednesday at 4pm.

Pick up your Activity Kit so you can do the project along with Mary.  The kits are out in front of the library each week from 10am until 6pm Monday through Friday or until we run out.  The funding for the kits comes through the CARES Act, administered through the Washington State Library.

You’ll find us at https://www.facebook.com/asotincountylibrary/   If you can’t watch at that time, you can watch the recorded version later.

Tech Help – Make Appointment Here

The library is offering 30-minute one-on-one tech help appointments with Gregory Raye on Mondays from 6 to 8pm and Wednesdays from 10am to noon.   Tech Help will be offered online via Zoom or by phone.  Please contact us at 509-758-5454 for any kind of special needs regarding Tech Help.

Please fill out the form below.  Start by clicking on the down arrow in the box labeled “Any Employee” and select Tech Help.  Then, it’s just a matter of filling in the form with your information.   After you submit the form, you will receive an email with the link to the Zoom meeting scheduled for you.  Thank you!

Asotin County Library has adopted the statement on race and social equity drafted by the the Urban Libraries Council

In a strong act of commitment to a more equitable society, 174 public libraries across North America have signed the Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race and Social Equity. This statement serves as a baseline upon which libraries can build policies and actions that make their communities more inclusive and just. The statement reads as follows:

As leaders of North America’s public libraries, we are committed to achieving racial and social equity by contributing to a more just society in which all community members can realize their full potential. Our libraries can help achieve true and sustained equity through an intentional, systemic and transformative library-community partnership. Our library systems are working to achieve equity in the communities we serve by:

  • Eliminating racial and social equity barriers in library programs, services, policies and practices
  • Creating and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion and respect both in our library systems and in all aspects of our community role
  • Ensuring that we are reaching and engaging disenfranchised people in the community and helping them express their voice
  • Serving as a convener and facilitator of conversations and partnerships to address community challenges
  • Being forthright on tough issues that are important to our communities

Libraries are trusted, venerable and enduring institutions, central to their communities and an essential participant in the movement for racial and social equity.