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July 15, 2013

…1213 S Lundstrom St 509.893.8250 Argonne 4322 N Argonne Rd 509.893.8260 Cheney 610 First St 509.893.8280 Deer Park 208 S Forest Ave 509.893.8300 Fairfield 305 E Main St 509.893.8320 Medical Lake 321 E Herb St 509.893.8330 Moran Prairie 6004 S Regal St 509.893.8340 North Spokane 44 E Hawthorne Rd 509.893.8350 Otis Orchards 22324 E Wellesley Ave 509.893.8390 Spokane Valley 12004 E Main Ave 509.893.8400 Administration 4322 N Argonne Rd 509.893.8200…

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Liquid Lit: Summer Reading Edition

June 10, 2015

By Kelsey Hudson School’s almost out for the summer, which means a big jump in activity at the library from some of our youngest members. From picture books and graphic novels to easy readers and classic chapter books, they’ll be flying off the shelves as families swing into summer. Summer can be a great time to branch […]

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Survival Secrets of a Part-Time Vegan

May 20, 2015

By Sheri Boggs I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian. But my beloved is, and for the last three years I’ve been experimenting with the world of tofu, tempeh, tahini, and tots (tots are totally vegan—look it up). While I haven’t become a full-on vegan myself, I’m impressed with my partner’s commitment to both the […]

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16 Best Audiobooks for Family Road Trips

June 4, 2015

By Rachel Edmondson Whether you love them or hate them, family road trip season is just around the corner. I vividly remember road trips from when I was a kid. At the beginning everyone was filled with anticipation, halfway through we all started to get bored, and by the end all anyone could think was “Are we there […]

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September 25, 2013

…rgonne Rd 509.893.8260 Cheney 610 First St 509.893.8280 Deer Park 208 S Forest Ave 509.893.8300 Fairfield 305 E Main St 509.893.8320 Medical Lake 321 E Herb St 509.893.8330 Moran Prairie 6004 S Regal St 509.893.8340 North Spokane 44 E Hawthorne Rd 509.893.8350 Otis Orchards 22324 E Wellesley Ave 509.893.8390 Spokane Valley 12004 E Main Ave 509.893.8400 Administration 4322 N Argonne Rd 509.893.8200 Videos on How to Use the Library About My Account…

History

October 31, 2013

…llwood voters reject measure to contract with SCLD for library service. 1955 Valley Library built at 12004 East Main as first branch and as District offices; service provided through 10 deposit stations, bookmobiles, and Spokane Public Library; Deer Park contracts for services, joining Fairfield, Medical Lake, Rockford, Spangle, and Waverly. 1960 Florence Johnson named County Librarian. 1965 Susan Barclay named Director. 1966 District voters appr…

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Think Inside the Box

June 19, 2014

…ad Calories. I consumed them all in a matter of weeks. Each book provided me with an ah-ha moment. Here are the main philosophies I adopted (over time) and try to adhere to whenever possible: Eat LOTS more vegetables. Reduce carbohydrates, mainly wheat. Reduce processed food. Eat organic. Eat local. Cook from scratch. In order to up the quantity of vegetables my family consumed, I looked into various outlets to receive high quality organic (or sa…

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Transolar Galactica Follow-Up

January 7, 2014

…mpting to save travelers from the pitfalls of attempting to fix their past. Unfortunately, Charles Yu – yes the main character’s name is the same as the author’s – does not listen to his own advice. Need science fiction with more action and less philosophy? Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon is a graphic novel prequel to the television series, Firefly. Fans and newcomers alike will enjoy this introduction to the crew of Serenity. Once you…

From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School

From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School

September 16, 2014

…ecently and was stunned by its coldness and victim-blaming—even after being rejected by her former friends, the main character never really finds much empathy for poor Linda (a.k.a. “Blubber”) and in fact concludes she’s as much to blame for her treatment as her bullies. Not cool, Judy Blume, not cool. (But I still love you.) I was lucky—I managed to make friends and get through school relatively unscathed. But if you follow headlines or have you…

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You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

June 30, 2015

By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]