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Dump Your Drugs

Posted in News on September 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DrugTakeBack The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department are hosting a prescription drug take-back event. There are two convenient locations to safely dispose of your prescription and over the counter medications, free of charge. Saturday, Sep 27, 10am-2pm NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY 44 E Hawthorne Rd -&- SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE D […]

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Say It With Flannel

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers on September 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FlannelBoards Flannel stories engage you and your child with the five practices of early literacy. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn and create several stories, and a flannel board, to take home (bring a pair of sharp scissors if you have them). If you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you won’t want to miss this opportunity! […]

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No Admittance Except on Party Business!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_HobbitDay_Cover By Kelsey Hudson September 22nd is Hobbit Day—and with that joyous day around the corner, a proper Middle-earth celebration is in order. By Shire-Reckoning, both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins were born on September 22nd. If that isn’t enough reason to celebrate, The Hobbit was also published this week back in 1937. Hobbit Day even kicks […]

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on September 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Holly_luggage By Holly Chase Williams Guest Writer I blame Julie and Julia. The book, not the movie. After I read it, I challenged myself to read a book from every country in the world—over the course of a year. And to blog about it. Unfortunately that year was 2013. No matter. We bibliophiles, we persevere. At […]

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From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

From Bullies to Besties: Navigating the Social Landscape of School By Sheri Boggs I was not popular. Pale, uncoordinated, sensitive and bookish, I was the kind of kid who hung around the margins, who waited for other kids to talk to me, and who tried not to care if I wasn’t invited to a party. I’m not exaggerating when I say that books saved me—through […]

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Draw The Line

Posted in News on September 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Ethics_DrawtheLine John Pederson, owner of Ethics Talks, shares his three decades of experience in business and personal ethics. In “Your Line in the Sand,” you’ll get a crash course in ethics, learn about your ethical style and think through whistleblowing. In “Pitfalls, Excuses, and Mitigating Circumstances,” John will talk about business vs. personal eth […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on September 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_NancyLedeboer My sewing table at home is covered with pieces of fabric I sewed together, cut up and sewed together again. I’m playing with the method described in Create Your Own Free-Form quilts by Rayna Gillman. My first quilts were all made from patterns with color coordinated fabrics. Over the years I’ve added more color and given […]

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A Slice of Life

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time on September 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Paying The Bill By Kim Harshberger I am not a cheery person. No one ever calls me sunshine. (Well, that’s not true. A salesman did. Once.) I don’t look on the bright side. I don’t give greeting cards with my presents. I don’t volunteer. I don’t have a community, or even many friends. I am terrible about asking […]

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Sophie’s First Triathlon

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

FEature_Tri_Finish By Gwendolyn Haley Back in July, I shared that my childhood friend Sophie had invited me to join her in her first ever sprint triathlon. We completed the West Plains Wunder Woman Triathlon on August 17th. Since I’ve already shared a little bit about my first tri, I wanted to get Sophie’s take on her experience. We […]

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May I Pet Your Dog, Please?

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on September 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DogSafety By Rachel Edmondson Recently, my girls have become obsessed with dogs. Any dog they see, they want to pet. We’ve been driving down the road and had them beg us to pull over because they want to pet a dog (we don’t pull over.) If we are at the park and a dog shows up, […]

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