North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route.

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Making noise with Noiseguy Charlie Williams

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on July 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CharlieWilliamsQ&A By Erin Dodge Is that a fly buzzing around your head? Did a door just creak open? Who left the faucet on to drip, drip, drip? The culprit may be Noiseguy Charlie Williams, vocal sound impressionist extraordinaire. Lucky for us, he is performing his show, “Sound Coach: A Reading Relay Readathon,” at all District libraries, […]

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Diving into home ownership (and repairs)

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_HomeOwnership By Carlie Hoffman For a long time, I thought of myself as a “renter for life.” I was living in an apartment and watching the entire housing industry collapse, and I thought, “I’m never buying a house. Such a big purchase is scary, and you have to fix everything when something goes wrong.” But then […]

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Touch-a-Truck Storytime

Posted in News on July 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Touch-A-Truck At this special storytime, we will be exploring garbage and recycling! We’ll read stories such as I Stink, by Kate McMullan. Kids can talk to truck drivers from Waste Management and get behind the wheel of an actual recycling truck. Find out why recycling is so important for our lives and communities. AIRWAY HEIGHTS Thursday, […]

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Jenks jams and juggles at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on July 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Jamming Juggling Jenks   By Erin Dodge Jenks is a dynamic act that entertains kids and their families with a unique blend of super-cool rock songs, family-friendly covers, head-bopping dance songs, and totally awesome juggling! And Jenks is performing at all District libraries starting Monday, July 25, as part of our summer programs. I tracked Corey “Jenks” Jenk […]

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The Sandwich Generation

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SandwichGeneration By Debbie Rhodes I am not older than dirt nor am I a young chickadee anymore. What I am is a member of the Sandwich Generation. You might ask: What is the Sandwich Generation? Is it a generation who only ate at McDonalds? Perhaps they devour sandwiches like sliced bread will soon be going out of style? […]

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Storyteller Indiana Bones at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on July 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_IndianaBones By Erin Dodge Storyteller Indiana Bones, along with his faithful companion Draco, is weaving tales of myth and wonder, live at the Spokane County Library District this summer. You won’t want to miss “Amazing Physical Feats from History,” starting Monday, July 18, as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. We were curious about the life […]

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Poetry Picnic at Moran Prairie Library

Posted in News on July 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

FEATURE_PoetryPicnic   Enjoy a summer evening of poetry and gelato on the back lawn of the Moran Prairie Library. Thursday, July 21 7–8pm Four Pacific Northwest poets—Don Mee Choi, Sarah Mangold, Melanie Noel, and Rob Schlegel—will be reading poetry. All ages are welcome, though some poems may contain adult themes. Bring your picnic blanket or folding […]

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Dog agility: it takes two

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Agility-it-takes-two By Jane Baker Previously I’ve written about my crazy, hyper dog, Yuki, and the things I’ve discovered while looking for activities that include canine companions. I’ve seen the fast-paced agility courses on TV and am mesmerized by those dogs flying through a course of obstacles. Yuki and I have had basic obedience down for a […]

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Q&A with Cecil The Magician

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CeciltheMagician by Erin Dodge Next week, Cecil’s Magic performs “Race to the Finish Line!“, a magical adventure that reveals the true story of the tortoise and the hare, at all District libraries as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In anticipation of amazing illusions and a magical story, I decided to peek behind the curtain and ask […]

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Road construction at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NSConstruction Due to road construction, Hawthorne Rd between Division and the Newport Hwy/US 2 will be closed starting July 5. North Spokane Library is still accessible from N Colfax Rd, which can be reached from E Graves Rd from both North Division St/SR395 and North Newport Hwy/US 2 (see map below). The road construction project on […]

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