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Food for Fines for the win!

Posted in News on March 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

  We’re inviting you to celebrate National Library Week and support your community with a donation of food. Spokane County Library District announces the 5th annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 9–15, 2017. Your donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County and […]

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Consumer Reports saves the day (and my laundry)

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley It was like a scene from a horror movie. I was alone in the house when a loud banging and clanging started from the depths of the basement—as if something were trying to break free. I walked down the stairs to investigate. As I looked into the laundry room, all I could […]

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Spring break & Pokemon at the library

Posted in News on March 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

Banish spring break boredom at the library from April 2–8! POKEMON EVERYWHERE Celebrate your favorite Pokemon with crafts, trivia, and more at five of our libraries! We’re dropping lures every 30 minutes for Pokémon Go players. All ages are welcome. Kids 8 and under should bring an adult along. Pokémon Celebration SPOKANE VALLEY Sunday, Apr […]

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Construction closure at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on March 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY CLOSURES North Spokane Library will be closed for renovations, such as painting and carpet laying, during the following dates: Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 and closed again Saturday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 25, 2017 We encourage you to renew books and materials online at www.scld.org by clicking on My A […]

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Book Club for two: Books to read with someone special

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller One year ago, my husband came to me with the idea that we regularly set aside time to read the same book. Normally our tastes in reading couldn’t be more different. I love romance, and I don’t stray too far from that genre. My husband, however, reads more broadly. You’ll find everything […]

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Catchy tunes & magical melodies: Caspar Babypants Family Concert

Posted in News on March 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

“Caspar Babypants is still our favorite kids’ music. It really isn’t even fair to call it kids’ music because I often find myself listening to it even when I’m alone.” –Will James, Geekdad Who is Caspar Babypants? Caspar Babypants is Chris Ballew, frontman of the Presidents of the United States of America, creating intelligent, simple […]

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Ukulele: Getting to know the jumping flea

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on March 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge The sounds of the ukulele are bright and bubbly and often described as happy. Ever curious about word origins, I learned that ukulele means “jumping flea” in Hawaiian (read more about that here). Introduction to Ukulele classes are coming to four of our libraries. Brenda Beaulieu leads this interactive music class and […]

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Easy Pinterest recipes for busy adults

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Melanie Boerner Do you get home from a busy day and just can’t bring yourself to make a meal for the family? I feel this way most weekdays! I don’t think it is just me—I bet lots of busy parents do, too. On the weekend, I can whip up an elaborate meal with the […]

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Discover the connection between engineering and The Three Stooges

Posted in News on March 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

What requires imagination, teaches principles of physics, and demonstrates cause and effect that kids have a blast doing? Why, creating Rube Goldberg Machines at the library, of course! Wait, what? Rube Goldberg Machines are those crazy contraptions made from everyday objects that set off a chain reaction. You can see how ridiculous these devices c […]

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Apps I’m loving right now

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker In July of 2015, I wrote a blog about my interest in astronomy and one of my most favorite apps, Star Walk 2 (iOS, Android, Windows). Even now, I still get comments about Star Walk 2, leading to conversations about other favorite apps. So I’m talking about other entertaining apps I’m loving […]

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