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Annual Library Park Cleanup

Posted in News on August 31, 2016 at 6:00 am

FEATURE_DP_ParkCleanUp Help us keep Library Park clean & safe. Saturday, Sep 17 9am–12pm DEER PARK 208 S Forest Ave Enjoy the beauty of this city-owned park, while pitching in to make it a wonderful place for Deer Park residents and visitors. Join your friends and neighbors in this annual community cleanup effort. And don’t forget to […]

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Fall hikes: sorting favorites

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 30, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_FallHikes By Rich Landers Being a trail guidebook author who’s explored Inland Northwest trails for more than three decades, I’m regularly asked a question this time of year: “What’s your favorite fall hike?” The answer is as difficult as naming your favorite child. And as all parents know, even our children are a little more appealing […]

Business 101: A Toolkit for Employers

Posted in News on August 29, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Biz101 The Spokane County Library District brings you a series of free business workshops and classes for employers, small business owners, and local entrepreneurs. Gather the tools to successfully start or run your business, from digital security to legal agreements, from sound interviewing techniques to employee performance reviews, plus discover all of […]

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Weekend road construction near Argonne Library causes detour

Posted in News on August 26, 2016 at 10:43 am

Feature_Closures Along with the lane closures on Argonne Rd for continuing road construction, Upriver Dr will be closed on some weekends and detour routes will be in place. Signs have been place on the roads indicating that the intersection at Argonne Rd and Upriver Dr will be closed to east-west traffic on Upriver Dr, on Saturday, Aug 27. Argonne […]

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Dynamic audiobook performers

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Audiobooks By Melanie Boerner I understand that, as a librarian, I am expected to have piles upon piles of books throughout my house and be well versed in all types of literature. With that said, I have a confession to make: I have piles of half-read books around my house. As a full-time working mom of […]

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GED & high school completion classes at Cheney Library

Posted in News on August 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GEDClasses Spokane Community College offers GED and high school completion classes at Cheney Library. CHENEY LIBRARY Meeting Room Sep 19 through Dec 15 Monday–Thursday, 4–8pm Students can receive instruction in math, science, social studies, writing, and more. Classes are tailored to each person. This allows students to complete studies at their own pace. […]

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Ultimate Gilmore Girls fandom

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GilmoreGirls By Rachel Edmondson With two young kids in the house, I don’t end up watching a lot of TV. By the time the kids are asleep and I’ve gotten a few things done around the house, I rarely choose television over my bed (what can I say, I’m a woman who likes her sleep!). But […]

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Board of Trustees Meeting location change for Aug 23

Posted in News on August 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

Feature_Closures The Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled to meet Tuesday, Aug 23, at 4pm has a location change to Argonne Library. Originally, the meeting was scheduled to meet at Fairfield Library. However, in an effort to cooperate with firefighters and reduce traffic in the area of the Yale Road fire, the Board […]

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STEM Play & Learn Storytimes

Posted in News on August 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_STEMPlayAndLearnStorytime STEM Storytime is a place for parents and caregivers to interact and play with their children while learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Each of these STEM areas include basic skills that preschoolers (ages 3–5) need for a ready-to-learn start to kindergarten. STEM kits may be available to check out after storytime. Come an […]

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Researching elections in 2016

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ResearchingElections By Carlie Hoffman It’s been a little over eight years since I moved to Washington state, and I am proud to say that I have not missed voting in a single election in those years. While I would like to say that it is my civic conscientiousness that attributes to this record, in truth it’s […]