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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

July 9, 2015

…ou might find some pre-1978 books on which the copyright has lapsed for a variety of complicated legal reasons, but mostly, you’re talking pre-1923 books, those that are unambiguously within what’s called “the public domain.” However, if older classics are your thing, then you’re definitely in luck. Here are the two best places to find free public domain eBooks and audiobooks respectively: Project Gutenberg The oldest digital library…


Library network maintenance scheduled for June 22

June 17, 2016

…available during that time: The Spokane County Library District website will be unavailable, including our Catalog and Digital Library. All public computers in District libraries will not be available for reservations during maintenance as they will not be able to access the internet, our catalog, or our digital resources. Library Wi-Fi will be unavailable between the hours of 7am and 12pm. We appreciate your patience as we perform maintenance…


Scheduled website maintenance

February 20, 2014

Due to routine maintenance, the website, catalog and access to digital resources will not be available beginning Sunday, February 23 at 5pm. The outage may last up to twelve hours. Services will be restored as quickly as possible.


Scheduled website maintenance

May 13, 2016

…Due to maintenance, all online library services may be interrupted on Friday, May 13, between 6pm and 10pm. These services include the catalog, our Digital Library—including OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio—and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. All online services should be restored by 10pm on Friday, May 13. We apologize for any inconvenience….


Scheduled Website Maintenance

November 21, 2014

…Due to maintenance, some online library services will not be available on Friday, November 21 between 6pm and midnight. These services include the catalog, Overdrive, Hoopla, and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. Other services will not be affected. All services will be restored on Saturday, November 22. We apologize for any inconvenience….


March 1, 2016

…ike anytime between 3–8pm to learn simple bike repair techniques and get tips on bike maintenance from the experts at Mosaic Community Bike Shop. Monday, May 16 3–8pm MORAN PRAIRIE Wednesday, May 18 3–8pm SPOKANE VALLEY Bike Maintenance Class Prepare for Spokane’s annual “Bike to Work Week” with a class on basic bike maintenance and repair taught by North Division Bicycle Shop and Bicycle Time. Saturday, May 14 1–2pm NORTH SPOKANE Tuesday, May…


5 local writers talk about fatherhood

June 16, 2016

…aloof from domestic or emotional life—has given way to a different general image or stereotype today. Fathers do a lot of things they didn’t used to, and that’s good. That said, I imagine that in many ways, the challenges remain the same, and what feels like the main, overarching challenge must be essentially the same: How to raise a good, decent, loving, contributing human beings. This is a different goal than having a perfectly behaved…


October 31, 2013

…on Act matching grant for new library building. 1991 Medical Lake Library built and opened at 321 East Herb; new Otis Orchards Library built; Deer Park Library expands its space in City Hall; computer catalogs installed in remainder of District libraries. 1992 New Otis Orchards Library opens at 22324 East Wellesley; voters approve levy lid override proposition to maintain levy rate in September 15 election. 1994 Spokane Public Library withdraws…


Nonprofit in the Cloud

April 23, 2014

…w we can meet online, consult needed data and records using cloud storage, use apps to aid in communication and preserve organizational memory, share calendars, maintain up-to-date financial records, store donor information, maintain an exciting social media presence, and back up records. Although the cost of the software is lower and it’s easy to maintain, some things to consider are: commit to learning the basic technology ensure that the…

Get Your Bike in Gear by Gwendolyn Haley | Spokane County Library District

Get Your Bike in Gear

May 26, 2015

…a chain, true a wheel, and do other arcane bits of bike lore that I don’t. I make sure to always carry a charged cell phone and confirm that there’s someone available to come and get me if I get into a jam. As for repair and maintenance essentials, Doug says everyone should know how to remove, repair, and change a tire. A little basic bike maintenance helps keep you and your bike happy and safe. Doug recommends washing off your bike after every…