Google Courses Begin February 21

Google Courses – Docs, Sheets and Slides
Anna Aldous, instructor
Dates Vary; Time 6:00 – 8:00pm at Downtown Library | Community Room

Interested in learning how to use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides? These fun and FREE programs will take your technology skills to a whole new level.

Basic computer skills helpful and laptops can be provided (up to 10 available). You must have a Gmail account to participate. If you need help creating an account, please visit with library staff.

Google Docs REGISTER
February 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Docs to create, and collaborate on online documents.

Google Sheets REGISTER
March 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Sheets to create and edit online spreadsheets.

Google Slides REGISTER
April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 from 6:00-8:00pm
Use Google Slides to create online slideshows.

Contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian with any questions at 509-758-5454 or

Library Board Position Opening

Applicants must reside within the Clarkston city limits. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 10th. Job applications and job descriptions are also available at the downtown library service desk.

The Board of Trustees determines the basic policies for the Library’s operation and selects the Director to whom the Board delegates the authority and responsibility for the administration of the
Library. The Board, with the assistance of the Director, develops the Library’s annual budget,
apportions the funds collected by the county, and authorizes and oversees all major

The members of the Board are appointed by the Asotin County Commissioners for a five-year
term. According to Washington State law, two terms are the maximum allowed. The Board is
responsible for carrying out duties assigned by state law and local ordinances. The Library
Director reports to the Board and is accountable for the proper fulfillment of assigned

Trustees should be interested in the Library and be a current user. He/she should recognize
the Library as a center of community culture, education, and recreation. He/she should be able
to work well with others and be cooperative with all who work for the benefit of the Library.

– Meet once a month. Currently, meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at
3:30 pm. This is subject to change.
– Elect officers and establish various committees.
– Evaluate and examine the Library’s monthly financial report.
– Determine the goals and objectives of the Library and methods of evaluating progress towards
them on an annual basis.
– Authorize the Director to take specific action as required and to conduct special studies and
report the findings to the Board.
– Continually appraise the effectiveness of the Director and perform an annual evaluation of the
– Be aware of local, state, and federal library laws.
– Continually promote the Library in the community and explain policies and services whenever
called upon by public officials and private citizens

How to Sparkle Through the Holidays Workshop

Saturday, November 12, 2022 
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Community Room | Downtown Library
Adult Program – Registration Required

Presented by Wendy Rimmelspacher, motivational speaker and coach, and Judy Rooney, therapist and certified mindset & habit coach.


Envision a holiday season with less stress, more joy, and a whole lot of sparkle going on.

Are you tired of feeling the pressure to make the holiday special for the family at the expense of your own mental health? Rimmelspacher and Rooney will share actionable steps and strategies to empower your holiday sparkle.

Space is limited. Pre-register for this FREE workshop using the form below.

Please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian, at or 509-758-5454 with any questions.

Power of Words Workshop

Select the program you plan to attend

Jump Into the Foundation’s Online Silent Auction

The online auction has closed. 

Gift Cards | Jet Boat Trip | Wine Baskets | LCSC & WSU Baskets
Baby Gifts | Spa Baskets | Family Night Baskets | Gardening Items

The Asotin County Library Foundation is having an online silent auction October 13 – 23.

Proceeds from this auction will support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten project, supplies for the 3D printers and Glowforge, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) projects.

You’ve helped us remodel and update the Downtown library.
We also were able to bring a reader board to the Heights library.
Help us continue to provide cutting edge projects for our community!

For more information contact Kay Andersen, ACLF President or 509-552-1180.

Follow Asotin County Library Foundation on Facebook

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Asotin County Library is excited to offer….

Free Technology Classes

  • Increase your workforce skills.
  • Become a certified Microsoft Specialist.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Become more confident working with popular programs.
  • Achieve personal growth.

MS Word 2016:

Dates: October 10-November 16, 2022
Location: Library Community Room
Meeting: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

No class on October 31 or November 9

Register using the online form below. Class is now full. Please message Erin at to be added to a waitlist. 

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for these classes. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has MS Word 2016 installed.


MS Publisher & PowerPoint Essentials Class

Learn the Essentials of Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint

August 8 – 19 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Community Room at Downtown Library

Free classes with instructor Anna Aldous.

August 8 – 12 | Publisher Essentials

August 15 – 19 | PowerPoint Essentials

Register for one or both classes using the online form below.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for these classes. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Publisher or PowerPoint 2016 installed.

Questions can be emailed to Erin at

MS Word 2016 Classes

Laptop Requirement




Wine & Wisdom: hosted conversations

Wine & Wisdom, a long-standing library program in partnership with Humanities Washington and Basalt Cellars, returns in August with four programs.

In-Person Events
at Basalt Cellars, 906 Port Drive, Clarkston

Registration is not required for the in-person events.

Asotin County Library will monitor local infection rates and comply with local, state and federal recommendations for in-person gatherings on the day of the event. We respectfully ask that you consider wearing a mask at these events. Hand-sanitizer and masks will be available for use. 

Virtual Events
On Zoom; registration required (form below)

Please complete the registration form below for the virtual events. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to you the day before the scheduled program. Please note: Registration will close at 5pm on the day of the event.

Attending virtually? Contact Basalt Cellars at 906 Port Drive, Clarkston and mention your participation in Wine & Wisdom to receive 10% off your purchase!

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kolb, adult services librarian at 509-758-5454 ext 105 or email


MS Word & Excel Essentials Class

Learn the Essentials of Microsoft Word and Excel 

June 13 – 27 | 8:00am – 10:00am | Community Room at Downtown Library

Registration has closed. Classes are full. Thank you for your interest! Additional classes are being planned for later in the year.

MS Word | June 13 – 17 
You will learn how to use Microsoft Word 2016 to create flyers, dynamic graphics, complete a mail merge, print labels and more.

MS Excel | June 21 – 24 and 27 (no class June 20) 
Learn how to create spreadsheets, work with functions and formulas, create a budget, and more.

Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for these classes. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Word or Excel 2016 installed.

Questions can be emailed to Erin at





Sidewalk Book Sale

May 2 – 6 | Hours Vary | Downtown Library 

The Friends of Asotin County Library will host their spring sidewalk book sale the first week of May.

Books for adults and children, fiction and nonfiction, as well as video and audio materials will be on sale at bargain prices. The event will take place on the sidewalk in front of the library building at 417 Sycamore St.

The Friends have a history of actively supporting the library in a variety of ways including program support, special projects, fundraising and volunteering.

  • Monday                                          5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday               10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Thursday                                      10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday                                            10:00am – 2:00pm

If you have questions, please contact the library at 509-758-5454.