Jefferson County Library News and Events for May 

May will bring an exciting new batch of programs to the Jefferson County Library District, including another round of our popular online Author Talks, more Internet Basics Classes, and fun and fascinating events for all ages. Please visit for complete program details.

Lego @ the Library

Libraries Mean FUN for Kids & Teens! Kids can drop by any time during May to build a “Force Jumper” at the Library Crafting Station. The library will provide materials and instructions to make these fun characters that leap into the air! Plus, they won’t want to miss our monthly Lego @ the Library program, which takes place on Thursday, May 11, 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Teen Photography Show

Teens can still participate in our annual Teen Photography Show by entering photos online or dropping them off at the library or bookmobile. The deadline to enter is May 22.

Internet Basics Classes

Internet Basics Classes will continue on Fridays from 2:30 – 4 p.m. throughout May. This month the series will cover topics including using shortcut keys, protecting your privacy, and identifying viruses and email scams. No registration is required to attend. The class series will conclude on Friday, June 2.

WSU Master Gardeners

WSU Master Gardeners will be on hand all afternoon on Saturday, May 13. First, Dianna Wiklund will teach you everything you need to know about growing potatoes from 12:30 – 1 p.m. Afterward, the monthly Plant Clinic will take place from 1 – 3 p.m., and experienced and knowledgeable Master Gardeners will be standing by to provide research-based assistance and advice on any horticulture topic.

Diamonds in the Rough: Gentrification of Rural Washington

On Tuesday, May 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m., join Jennifer Sherman, professor of sociology. Jennifer will explore both the glaring and the hidden effects of rural gentrification, and through the lens of a rural Washington community, will explain how “class blindness” protects those with more privilege from fully recognizing social class inequalities.  

Live Online Author Talks

The popular Live Online Author Talks series continues in May with three new exciting conversations. On Wednesday, May 3, at 10 a.m., enjoy a virtual visit with Britt Hawthorne to discuss her New York Times Bestseller, Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide.

On Wednesday, May 10, at 5 p.m., we’ll chat with author, comedian, and filmmaker Jenna Friedman.

Finally, join us on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. to talk with bestselling young adult author Courtney Summers about her work and her latest book I’m the Girl, a spiritual successor to the 2018 breakout hit, Sadie. Each one-hour lecture is recorded and may be watched at any time after the program.