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Holiday Gift Guide for Tinkerers, Makers, and DIYers

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers on November 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Brian Vander Veen When people hear that I’m a librarian, they frequently assume that I’m a big reader. And I love a good novel, no doubt, but I can be easily distracted, lucky to finish a book in a month’s time, and my genre tastes are largely confined to some combination of wizards and […]

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The Romance and Rewards of NaNoWriMo

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time, Teens on November 25, 2014 at 6:00 am

Chapter 1 written on old typewriter. by Cara Strickland Confession: I’ve always secretly wanted to do NaNoWriMo. For those who might be unfamiliar with this concept, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an attempt to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30 (at 11:59pm). I went to college to write fiction, gave up writing for a while […]

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Pinterest Essentials

Posted in News on November 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_PinterestEssentials Whatever your interest—whether it’s crafting, cooking, gardening, travel, or DIY—Pinterest can help you discover and collect inspiration and ideas on the web. This class covers how to create a Pinterest account, use Pinterest to find, bookmark, and organize websites related to your interests, and everything else you need to know to find your […]

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Scheduled Website Maintenance

Posted in News on November 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_Announcement Due to maintenance, some online library services will not be available on Friday, November 21 between 6pm and midnight. These services include the catalog, Overdrive, Hoopla, and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. Other services will not be affected. All services will be restored on Satur […]

Like A (Culinary) Boss

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

vegetables for soup By Kim Harshberger As with anything challenging, sometimes we just need a win to keep us going. It’s true with work, sports, parenting, and even hobbies. Sometimes those wins are hard earned, but the ones that come easy can be the most satisfying and invigorating. Do you remember that commercial with the mom in the […]

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Classic Tales with a Modern Twist

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FairyTales By Kelsey Hudson As a kid, I can remember being curiously obstinate about reading the “classics.” I would read just about anything from cover to cover, from a TV guide to a doctor’s office pamphlet, unless it was written by some dead old guy and labeled a classic. My absolute favorite thing to read, though, was […]

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Game On! Games to Give and Receive

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

Feature_BoardGames By Rachel Edmondson My love of strategy games began a long, long time ago, in the days before kids…OK, it wasn’t that long ago, but having game nights with friends was much easier, and happened a lot more frequently, before kids entered the picture. It all began with a group of friends that got together […]

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We’ve Got You Covered

Posted in News on November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Healthcare It’s time again for Washington Healthplanfinder’s Open Enrollment! This year, in addition to new enrollments, our Navigators are happy to help you with coverage renewals. The open enrollment period is slightly shorter this time around, lasting from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. For assistance in applying or renewing coverage plea […]

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Supporting Your Local NaNoWriMo Writer

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Lot of paperballs trash By Gwendolyn Haley Every year, I dread the arrival of November, because it means I have to say goodbye to my husband for a month while he participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), by attempting to write a novel of 50,000 words in one month. Sure, he’s still at home, but when your loved […]

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Library Hack: Whose Library Is It Anyway?

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card by Jane Baker When I first came to work at the library nearly three years ago, many of my friends thought I was crazy. “Libraries are dead,” some said, or, “they have no funding.” “I didn’t know the County had a library,” said others. Several community members commented, “the library is Spokane’ […]

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