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Young Adult novels with adult reader appeal

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_yanovelsforadults By Rachel Edmondson In recent years, Young Adult (YA) literature has become increasingly popular, and studies have shown that a surprising number of YA readers are adults. According to a 2012 study, 55% of buyers purchasing YA literature are 18 or older. Also, 78% of these buyers indicate that they are purchasing the books for […]

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Irena’s Children: Q&A with Mary Cronk Farrell

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_marycronkfarrell By Sheri Boggs Local author Mary Cronk Farrell writes about the kinds of people whose stories aren’t widely told, but ought to be. In Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, she tells the story of nearly 100 army and navy nurses who struggled to not […]

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My project closet: the unfinished & the abandoned

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_debbiescloset By Debbie Rhodes I can’t be the only person who shudders when thinking about their project closet—the one filled with those unfinished projects and new hobbies. (Let’s not even talk about my “healthy this and healthy that” closet with the newest and “best” diet items.) My closet dilemma happens because my body tingles with gle […]

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District-wide book sale

Posted in News on September 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_booksale All District libraries are holding a book sale on Saturday, October 8. Our libraries are supported by Friends of the Library volunteers, and they have come together for a great district-wide event. You’ll find gently used books, music, movies, and more at all 10 locations: Saturday, Oct 8, 10am–3pm AIRWAY HEIGHTS 1213 S Lundstrom St, […]

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James Frye: synesthete artist’s work at Airway Heights Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_jamesfrye By Erin Dodge When walking into the Airway Heights Library, colorful art welcomes you from the display case. You’ll see record albums, clocks, people, keyboards, and cats in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Inside the library, you’ll see even more artwork along the wall in the children’s section—each tableau intricately detailed and evokin […]

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Thinking Money Exhibition & Financial Education Programs

Posted in News on September 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_thinkingmoney Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money: A Financial Exhibition SPOKANE VALLEY Oct 22–Nov 26, 2016 Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial […]

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Back to Homeschool Resources

Posted in News on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_backtohomeschoolresources   The Library District has free resources that help homeschooling parents develop lessons that match their children’s unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In this homeschooling resource discussion, we will review helpful online resources, share library information and digital apps, and answer questions and help parents fin […]

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Building and planting next year’s garden

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_gardening By David Wyatt Earlier this summer when it was still scorching, I fenced off a portion of our yard to keep our new raised-bed garden out of reach of our two mutts. The dogs were not pleased to have lost some of their lawn. Too exhausted from the heat to do any more, I took […]

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The Whole30: for heart health, for life

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

FEATURE_Whole30 By Jane Baker The cardiologist gave me a choice: lose weight, lower your blood pressure, and get more cardio exercise or begin taking a prescription. After we talked it through, I made the decision to forgo the medication, and return in six months for a follow-up on how things were going. “Stay away from carbohydrates, […]

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Kids Fall Programs 2016

Posted in News on September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KidsFall2016 This fall at the Library District brings fun STEM activities, seasonal crafts, and more for kids of all ages. We have creative inventions with the Makey Makey invention kits, web coding with Code Studio, gingerbread house building, Frozen sing-a-long fun, and more. Some activities are age specific and include Lego Mindstorm Robots and Minecraft Dro […]

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