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Library network maintenance scheduled for June 22

June 17, 2016

Spokane County Library District will be performing maintenance on the District’s connectivity and networking equipment on Wednesday, June 22, from 7am to 12pm. Many of our computing, networking, and internet services will be unavailable during that time: The Spokane County Library District website will be unavailable, including our Catalog and Digital Library. All public computers […]

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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 […]

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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

July 9, 2015

By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy who boldly proclaims […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Holiday gifts: Great new games for giving and playing

November 29, 2016

By Rachel Edmondson I love playing games. That’s probably why I also enjoy giving games as presents. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to discover all the great new games that are coming out. So for the last two years (and this year) I’ve asked the experts at Uncle’s Games to give me recommendations. For […]

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Drop-in job & career help

October 31, 2016

Note: Information has been updated in this post. Refine your resume or start one from scratch. Write an eye-catching cover letter. Discover your ideal career. A business librarian is available during drop-in hours to assist job seekers and offer career help. Whether you are a student about to graduate or a seasoned professional, we can help you create […]

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How to Thrive and Survive the Writing Life

October 27, 2016

By Claire Rudolf Murphy On October 30, longtime writing friend Sarah Conover and I will present a session on the writing life for the NaNoWriMo Readiness Conference. After two days of sessions about elements of craft at Moran Prairie Library, ours will be the final event of the weekend. I teach in a graduate writing […]

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Scary books worth losing sleep over

October 25, 2016

By Kathryn Illback Curling up with a good book and something warm to drink is a favorite pastime of mine all through the year, but there’s something particularly wonderful about it in October. The changing leaves, the shorter days, the crisp air, and the all-encompassing miasma of pumpkin spice everything make me want to hunker […]

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No-trick dog treats for Halloween

October 18, 2016

By Stefani Miller    If your favorite trick-or-treaters have four legs instead of two and speak in woofs, ruffs, and barks, then they’ll love these treats that are just for Fido and friends! Made with simple, everyday ingredients that dogs love, you can bet these two snacks will get their tails wagging. Along with the […]